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PE

Physical education at Lutterworth College offers many sporting opportunities to take part in and enjoy. The subject is taught in many engaging ways from a great team of supportive staff. PE is the lesson I always look forward to!

George Escott, past student

Core PE

What does core PE involve?

Core PE involves students accessing a range of activities, with the aim to encourage students to take part in physical activity in later life. This includes activities such as Football, Netball, Rugby, Tennis, Trampolining, Athletics, Rounders, Basketball, Tchoukball, Handball, Dodgeball, Badminton, Hockey, Kabaddi and many more.

 

The expectations we have of our pupils is that by the end of key stage 4 they can lead warm-ups, independently create sequences, movements and tactics appropriate to the activities being taught and to undertake peer and self-assessment.  Pupils are assessed by the teachers, using a matrix whereby we consider leadership, health and safety, anatomy and physiology, physical, mental and social skills as well as a balanced, healthy active lifestyle. We expect all pupils to make progress in PE through engaging with a range of activities with the hope that students continue to lead an active healthy lifestyle into adulthood. 

 

     Staff offer extensive extra-curricular opportunities for pupils. These include activities in sports and in the arts. Governors are passionate about the value of extra-curricular activities. They understand the importance of these opportunities in developing the whole young person.

Ofsted, 2017

 

Lutterworth College currently runs a wide range of activities every lunch time, most evenings and some weekends.  Please see the extracurricular sport page or contact a member of the PE team for further information.

 

We also hold an annual Sports Day during the summer term.

 GCSE Physical Education


Exam Board: Edexcel
Outcome: GCSE (Grades 9-1)

 

This course is aimed at those who have an interest in sport that goes beyond merely wanting to play games.  It is intended for those students who not only enjoy participating in sport but are also interested in why and how sports develop and their effects upon the human body and mind.

 

Is this the right course for you?

  • Do you play two or more sports?
  • Are you passionate about sport?
  • Do you want to work in the sport / leisure industry in the future?
  • Do you want to develop leadership skills in sport?
  • Are you interested in anatomy and physiology?
  • Are you good at exams and prepared to work hard over two years?

 

What does the course involve?

  • Practical - you select 3 activities and are graded in each which totals to 30% of overall grade.
  • Personal Exercise Plan - planning, carrying out and evaluating a Personal Exercise Plan total (10% of overall grade)
  • Theory exam- covers a range of topics including the cardio-vascular system and performance enhancement in sport. You sit two exams at the end of the two-year course for a total of three hours which equates to 60% of your overall grade.

 

Entry requirements?

  • A genuine interest in PE and an understanding of how the body works
  • Play at least 2 Sports/Physical activities competitively/to a high standard
  • Acknowledgement that the course is about both practical and theory and not just practical.

 

Progression opportunities?

Students can go onto study A level Physical Education or Level 3 Btec Sport at Lutterworth College.

Health and Fitness

 

Exam Board: NCFE
Outcome: Level 1 and Level 2 Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction*

This course is aimed at students who have an interest in sport, health and fitness. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning in a work-related context.  Students taking this course would prefer to be assessed through mostly coursework, with no emphasis on their practical ability.

  

Is this the right course for you?

  • Do you want to follow more of a vocational pathway (practical, work based learning)?
  • Are you passionate about sport?
  • Do you want to work in the sport / leisure industry in the future?
  • Do you want to develop leadership skills in sport?

 

What does the course involve?

  • Internally assessed synoptic project on improving the performance of others (60% of overall Grade)
  • Externally assessed examination on Anatomy and Physiology and how to test and train the body to improve performance (40% of overall grade)

 

Entry requirements? 

  • A genuine interest in PE and an understanding of how the body works
  • Interests in how to coach and improve the performance of others.

 

Progression opportunities?

Students can go onto study the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport here at Lutterworth College! Many students go onto work in leisure centres, Sports Centres, Outdoor Pursuits centres. Some BTEC sport students go on to become PE teachers!

 

A Level Physical Education

 

Exam Board: OCR

Outcomes: A level grade U-A*

 

Entry requirements?

Students must have achieved at least a grade 5 on the GCSE Physical Education theory paper or a Distinction on the Level 2 NCFE Health and Fitness course.  Students will also need to play one sport at a high level from those listed in the specification (PE Staff can advise which sports are on this list).  A high level of organisation and the ability to prioritise workloads is also required. 

 

What does the course involve?

  • Students will study the anatomy and physiology of the human body as well as how to train the body for optimal sports performance (30% of overall grade).
  • They will also study skill acquisition and psychology looking into the mind of the sports performer (25% of overall grade).
  • Students will also study contemporary issues in sport which relate to the culture and heritage of sport. They will also study technology in sport with a focus on how new technology can aid sports performance 25% of overall grade).
  • Students will conduct a practical sports assessment (15% of overall grade) and be required to analyse the performance of others (15% of overall grade). This will involve an oral examination where students identify a performer’s strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations for improvement.  

 

Progression opportunities?

Students will be able to continue to study a Sport related course at university.  The course could lead to careers such as a physiotherapist, Physical Education teacher, personal trainer and sports scientist. Many of our students go onto study at university and praise the course for preparing them with the study skills required for university.

 

Btec National Extended Certificate in Sport  

Exam Board: Edexcel
Outcomes: Level 3 Pass/ Merit/ Distinction/ Distinction *

 

Entry requirements? 

A GCSE PE grade 5 or above or NCFE Health and Fitness at Merit or above is recommended for outcomes to be successful. Students will also need a high level of organisation and the ability to prioritise workloads. Students will also require a good level of ICT skills in word and PowerPoint.

 

What does the course involve?

Students will study –

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health Sport and Wellbeing,
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Practical Sport.

Each unit outcome gives students the opportunity to score points which add up to form an overall grade.

The Anatomy and Physiology and Fitness Training units are externally assessed.  All other units are coursework based and will be in the form of written reports, presentations and group tasks. These units will provide the student with a broad range of knowledge in this sector. The course will be taught in a practical way with students placed in vocational situations. We feel this method of teaching prepares students for the work place. 

 

Progression opportunities?

Students will be able to continue to study a sport related course at university.  The course could lead to careers such as fitness instructor, Physical Education teacher, personal trainer and sports coach. Many of our students go onto study at university and praise the BTEC course for preparing them with the study skills required for university.

 


Sporting Achievement Board

Laurie Devine – Swimming

Laurie qualified for Luxembourg Euro meet 2020 after meeting the qualification times I required in previous events. She made the times in the 50m 100m and 200m freestyle.

Laurie travelled with 10 others from her club (Leicester Sharks) to the even where there were many international clubs and athletes. A fantastic achievement, well done Laurie!

 

Jasmine Johnstone – Badminton 

Jasmine Johnson (Year 9) won the Derek Meakin Memorial Trophy in 2019 for under 14s girls doubles badminton.  Jasmine is a member of the South Leicester Junior Badminton Club. An outstanding achievement!

 

Daniel Doyle – Football

Daniel’s team Higham FC won the Sheila Scott cup. The competition lasts throughout the season so his team had to play consistently well to come out champions! Well Done!

 

Phoebe Johnson – Dance

Phoebe received a trophy for her tap dancing last year for most improved Tap. Phoebe only started tap dancing a couple of years ago and has completed her dance exams with Merits. A great achievement Phoebe!

 

Sylvie Walker - Badminton

 


Sylvie Walker has been playing badminton since she was 5 years old, working her way up from a drop in session at Huncote Leisure Centre, to being invited to train for the Leicestershire Performance Centre and play for the county.

She was the U13 Leicestershire Triple County champion for 2017/2018 winning, singles, mixed and level doubles and currently holds the U13 Leicestershire County singles title for 2018/2019.

As part of Team Leicestershire, the squad travel all over the country from Liverpool to Essex, Birmingham to Norfolk to name a few!!

Making it to the County finals in Stoke Mandeville last year clinching 4th place! 

Alongside county matches, Sylvie also plays Nationally and is ranked 16th by Badminton England in U13's. She's won 5 Golds, 7 Silvers & 4 Bronze so far this season.

She was also selected to play in an International U13 Youth Tournament in Glasgow in May, but due to covid 19 sadly this was cancelled, so they will enter next year for U15's instead! Well done Sylvie!

 

Will Weaver - Ice Hockey

Will played for conference, in an ice hockey tournament in Dumfries, back in February.
Every year, the best players from each team around the country are selected to play for Conference. The Conference Teams are made up from Midlands, South East, South West, Northern and Scotland. Will was very proud to join the Midlands Conference team and was the only player picked from my team (Coventry Blaze.) An outstanding achievement Will!

 

William Hibbert – Wells – Horse riding

 


Will received a Gold Award at his local riding stables Witham Villa which Is their highest Rainbow Award that you can work to as you improve. Will also did the March for Men 10k charity walk at Woolaton Park and the Junior Wolf Endurance Obstacle Run at Stanford Hall. A great achievement Will!

 

Megan Cherry – Cycling

Megan competes in the Leicestershire cyclocross league which is a series of off-road cycling events that take place over the winter. This year she won the under 12 girls' competition! In the summer she races at Mallory Park in the road race league which she also won overall. My team Leicester Forest Rockets won the team event. What a fantastic achievement!

 

James Piggin – Football

James plays for Cosby Coyotes. Last May his team won the Burbage cup. Well done James – Good luck for the upcoming season!

 

Thea Weaver – Kickboxing

Thea has been doing kickboxing for 5 years and is currently a Brown belt White stripe- this is one belt away from Black belt! Thea competed at an event called Fight Night four times, each time coming first in her fight. “I love being able to surprise people (considering I also do ballet) when I tell them I do kickboxing”. Well done Thea, a fantastic achievement!

 

Ben Hastings – Swimming

Ben is a member of Leicester Sharks Competitive Swimming Club and trains in the Training Performance squad. The main goal of the Training Performance squad over a season is to qualify for the East Midlands Age Group and Youth Regional Championships held in May. Following a successful season including 3 bronze and 1 silver medal at the Leicestershire County championships and, with two qualifying meets still to go, Ben had qualified for more events at the Regional Championships than ever before. This shows how committed Ben is to his training and that hard work pays off! Well done Ben!

 

Mia Hopkins – Cycling and Hockey

 


Mia plays for Welford Junior Mixed Hockey Club. This season and last season they won the Northamptonshire Junior Mixed Hockey League! Mia also cycles for Welland Valley Cycling Club and came 2nd in the Leicestershire Cyclocross League this winter season! Mia shows great commitment to play both sports at a high level, a testament to her hard work and attitude! Well done Mia!

 

Ed Hopkins – Cycling

Ed is part of the GB Cycling Team as a "2019-2020 GBCT Apprentice" which is part of the Olympic Development Pathway. Ed is extremely committed to his training and all the long hours in the saddle are paying off! This is an outstanding achievement Ed well done!

 

Billy – Tennis

Billy volunteers at ‘The Big Weekend’ in Nottingham which encourages children of 4yrs to 10yrs to try Tennis. After trials and selection of hundreds of candidates aged between 10yrs and 18yrs he was also selected for the ball crew at the Nottingham Open Challenger Event which attracts some of the world’s top tennis players, as a lead up to Wimbledon.

He regularly trains and competes as an individual and in team tennis. He is ranked by the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) as number 6 in the county for his age group. Great commitment to your sport Billy , well done!

 

Hudson Taylor – Kayaking

Hudson passed the Paddle Explore Award Assessment in Kayaking, which is linked to British Canoeing and held on record. This is an awesome achievement, Well Done Hudson!

 

Warwick Byrne - Hockey

Last year Warwick received academy player of the year for my hockey club. A Great achievement Warwick, Well done!

 

Alex Keeble – Swimming and Running

Alex competed at the English national cross country championships this year. The competition was in Liverpool and he was home in 3rd for Leicestershire. Alex is also an exceptional swimmer. He competed in Luxembourg earlier this year, competing for Leicester sharks in his first European meet. What a fantastic achievement Alex!

 

Madi Jones – Swimming

Madi swims for Leicester Sharks Swimming Club in Age Group Performance 1 squad. This year she has completed in number of competitions, including the 400m IM for the first time. She needed 6.00.33 for her East Midlands Regional time and got 6.00.66. She is determined to achieve this time in her next meet. At the Stafford Open meet she came 3rd overall in her age group for the 400m Free and 200m Breast. In the Leicestershire Age groups she placed 16th out of 42. What a fantastic achievement, keep working hard Madi!

 

Max Boseley – Football

In 2018 Max played in the rice bowl final at the King Power stadium! He was playing in the older year group in his primary school we won the final 2-0! What a fantastic achievement Max, well done!

 

Oliver Whiting – Football

 

When Oliver was 10 years old, I signed an academy contract for Derby County FC. Over the years he has been abroad playing football, winning two tournaments!

One of the biggest and most exciting events was when Oliver competed in the Ricebowl and played in the final at Leicester City’s King Power stadium. He won 4-0 and lifted the trophy in the stadium! Well done Oliver!

 

Charlotte Haynes – Judo

Charlotte has taken gold at many championships including The British Schools and I has also competed in Holland. She continues to train hard and looks forward to the challenge of future challenges. An outstanding achievement Charlotte!