Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 PE and Health Curriculum

In key Stage 4 all students complete vocational qualifications, the BTEC First Award in Sport, OCR Cambridge National in Health & Social Care. This allows students to develop a range of skills such as leadership, understanding of body systems, fitness testing and nutrition for healthy lifestyles. With these qualifications, students can move on to further study in PE, Sport and health, or pursue a career in the sports and health industry.

BTEC First Award in Sport - Mandatory for all students 

Core Units: Both units will be covered.

Fitness for Sport and Exercise

In this unit you will:

A - know about the components of fitness and the principles of training
B - explore different fitness training methods
C - investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.

Practical Sports Performance

In this unit you will:

A - understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports
B - practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports
C - be able to review sports performance.

Optional Specialist Units: Two units will be covered.

  • The Mind and Sports Performance
  • The Sports Performer in Action
  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Leading Sports Activities

OCR Cambridge National Health & Social Care - Optional qualification

Core Units: Both units will be covered.

Essential Values of care for use with individuals in care settings

In this unit you will:

A - Understand individuals to support their rights
B - Understand the importance of values of care
C - Understand how legislation impacts on care settings
D - Understand how personal hygiene, safety and security measures protect individuals

Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care, and early years settings

In this unit you will:

A - Understand how to communicate effecftively
B - Understand personal qualities that contribute to effective care
C - Be able to communicate effectively within a health, social care, and early years settings

Optional Specialist Units: Two units will be covered.

  • Understanding body systems and disorders
  • Pathways for providing care in health, social care, and early years settings
  • Understanding life stages
  • Understanding the nutrients needed for good health

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