Sport is at the heart of school life providing every student with the opportunity to fulfil their sporting aspirations in the embodiment of the school’s motto ‘Auctore Deo’.
The department consists of seven highly qualified and enthusiastic Physical Education teachers ably supported by a number of staff members from other curriculum areas. This knowledge base allows students to have the opportunities to compete at house, district, county, regional, national and even international level.
At Campion, we are blessed with a large expanse of green space allowing for 7 rugby pitches as well as a football pitch and cricket square. In the summer this space transforms into an athletics venue, in which we have a 400m grass track as well as a multi-purpose jumps pit, shot put circle and discus cage. Our facilities also include an all-weather astroturf surface, swimming pool, sports hall and gymnasium as well as 3BX Fitness Suite.
Our pupils experience a broad range of sporting opportunities that stretch across the curriculum. In the younger years, practical PE is the focus providing an emphasis on participation, a healthy lifestyle and a breadth of experience across a wide range of activities. At KS4 & 5 the specialisms of GCSE, A level and BTEC sports courses allow pupils to refine and develop their sporting interests.
We are proud of our extensive and inclusive extra-curricular programme which encourages pupils to commit to training sessions on a weekly basis. Clubs run throughout the year, before, during and after school, as pupils develop their catholic values through involvement in sports.
Over the years, Campion has developed a national sporting pedigree. In Rugby Union, we remain the only state school to win the prestigious NatWest Cup, previously known as the Daily Mail Cup. Our fixture card runs across two full terms and allows us to compete against some of the country’s finest rugby-playing schools. When summer arrives, our pupils strive to make progress in the national athletics competition.
The school's focus on sport allows staff to broaden the sporting horizons of our young people through taking students on a variety of sporting tours both at home and abroad. These memorable experiences give our students exposure to sport in a new environment as well as a cultural immersion.
A passion for sport and exercise - plus the ability to perform and be assessed in three separate sports.
Students explore how parts of the human body function during physical activity and the physiological adaptations that can occur due to diet and training. They also develop skills in data analysis, and an understanding of the principles of training, why we train in different ways and how training plans can be made to optimise results.
There are two topics:
Students develop their knowledge of the social-cultural and psychological influences on levels of participation in sport, and also how sport impacts on society more broadly. This includes the individual benefits to health, fitness and well-being of participating in physical activity, as well as the influences of commercialisation, sponsorship and the media.
There are three topics:
Students are assessed in performing three practical activities and one performance analysis task. In the practical performance, they demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions.
Students are required to demonstrate their ability to analyse and evaluate their own or a peer's practical performance to produce an action plan for improvement.
Minimum of a grade 6 in GCSE Physical Education
(Grade 5 Theory module evidence required)
Be a high performer in at least 1 Sport
|Mr R Squire
Applied anatomy and physiology
Sport and society
Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport
Students assessed in one practical activity.
Students to complete moderated project on the evaluation and improvement of a performer.
Physiological factors affecting performance – 30%
Physiological factors affecting performance – 20%
Social cultural issues – 20%
Performance in physical education – 30%
This A level can provide you with the opportunity to go on to university and study sport related degrees such as Sport and Exercise Science, and work towards a variety of careers, including physiotherapy, teaching, sports nutrition, sport massage and many more!
|At least 4 GCSEs 4-9, including Mathematics, English and PE
|Mr R Squire
Sport and Exercise Science is the application of scientific principles to sport and exercise. The key scientific strands within the sector are biomechanics, physiology and psychology.
Sport and Exercise Science has become a key industry contributing £20.3 billion to the economy. The number of sport related jobs in the UK is estimated at over 400,000.
The sector workforce is expected to grow by approximately 11% by 2020, meaning vocational qualifications for the sport sector are vital.
This been designed as a full two-year programme of study, enabling learners to develop a substantial common core of knowledge, including anatomy, exercise physiology and psychology, research methods and a research project and fitness testing, allowing them the maximum opportunity to study in more depth a full range of option areas.
The course is 30% external assessment and 70% internal assessment.
External assessments over 4 units:
Two written exams
Two controlled assessments
Internal assessments over 9 units:
Course work over the two years.