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14/06/24

The house colours are finally here. pic.twitter.com/LH3CG0D7FE— Valley Park School () June 14, 2024

13/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/tbnNJiWeXr— Valley Park School () June 13, 2024

13/06/24

Arts Week 2024 is getting nearer - have you got your tickets yet? https://t.co/2X6Pi72TlU pic.twitter.com/bXNoNSoK5G— Valley Park School () June 13, 2024

13/06/24

Our Year 10 Performing Arts class absolutely smashed their Unit 1 exam! They performed numbers from Dear Evan Hanson & Come From Away. Mrs Austin is so proud of all of them! #wearevalleyparkperformingarts#smashedit pic.twitter.com/uKpYvuh2kQ— Valley Park School () June 13, 2024

12/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/bdQCiHzppx— Valley Park School () June 12, 2024

12/06/24

Tickets are available for our Year 5 Transition workshops next week, starting on Tuesday 18 June with Forensics, Speed Racers and Dippy Divers. Read more: https://t.co/BrPqsXr1vt pic.twitter.com/woYbk7Xmdd— Valley Park School () June 12, 2024

11/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/6tV6ZvbQLS— Valley Park School () June 11, 2024

10/06/24

The poster says it all...The Sixth Form Art Showcase is back.#wearevalleypark#wearevalleyparksixthform#wearevalleyparkartshowcase#artshowcase pic.twitter.com/cVAe6cFDxX— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

10/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/rCY6TnCu8J— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

10/06/24

In form time, Year 12 students added glazes to our DeCaf guests' pottery. We look forward to delivering these to them later this term. #DeCaf#dementiacafe#wearevalleyparkarts pic.twitter.com/DaWYNTWC1x— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

10/06/24

On Friday 7 June, a crack team of year 8 students competed in a nationwide STEM challenge day at the University of Greenwich Medway campus. Read more: https://t.co/IzV8KKY2BU pic.twitter.com/x7nc50S6P9— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

10/06/24

Valley Park School House Launch this week! What were the house names you selected? What colour is each house? What house will you be in? pic.twitter.com/M20H39qEJc— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

10/06/24

Valley Park School House Lunch this week! What were the house names you selected? What colour is each house? What house will you be in? pic.twitter.com/Vr7mqVJeGB— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

09/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/n8c1yNYGBw— Valley Park School () June 9, 2024

09/06/24

If a student’s attendance at the end of Term 5 was below 90% this means that they have missed at least 15 days or 75 hours of learning. pic.twitter.com/OgDwXCbxPZ— Valley Park School () June 9, 2024

07/06/24

Valley Park School House Lunch next week. What were the house names you selected? What colour is each house? What house will you be in? pic.twitter.com/ZzFFw7JVh3— Valley Park School () June 7, 2024

06/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/rAf9PJDWuL— Valley Park School () June 6, 2024

05/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/RzhXpF9W1T— Valley Park School () June 5, 2024

05/06/24

Our SHUSH (Second Hand Uniform SHop) is open tomorrow during Year 10 Parents evening between 4.30pm and 6.30pm. pic.twitter.com/xGq2hSWfoT— Valley Park School () June 5, 2024

04/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/CJKts374IA— Valley Park School () June 4, 2024

03/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/7MYrPWNvXk— Valley Park School () June 3, 2024

03/06/24

The Hamlet cast had a brilliant afternoon rehearsing for the RSC associate schools performance on 24 June. They met the production team & rehearsed their section in the Studio. We're so excited for the performance! Tickets available here: https://t.co/WUdg06H5dV pic.twitter.com/aTYExjx5xR— Valley Park School () June 3, 2024

23/05/24

Back to the Musicals rocks it, and if you’re not here, then you don’t even know it! pic.twitter.com/JyeJX3THla— Valley Park School () May 23, 2024

23/05/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/vdXmWx0R0C— Valley Park School () May 23, 2024

23/05/24

tickets are now available! Visit our website for info on each event, and book your places! https://t.co/2X6Pi73rbs pic.twitter.com/6Pq3UNHUG2— Valley Park School () May 23, 2024

PE

Learn about the diverse nature of sport and the interdependence of various areas of sport and physical education. Learn how athletes adapt to sporting success and failure and how they must be physically and mentally fit to succeed. Investigating the impact of technology and commercialism on participation and performance. Fully understand how to refine and analyse your own performance and how to make decisions about what to do in your own fitness and training. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Merit or above in Level 2 BTEC Sport and/or a GCSE PE grade 5 or above. Where a sport course has not been previously studied, a grade 5 or higher is required in English and Science. Students should also play in at least one sport at a club, district or national level.

RECOMMENDED SUBJECT COMBINATIONS

Applied Science

English

Digital Film & Video Production

Business

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Practical based subject
  • Expect to engage in physical activity and sport
  • Apply knowledge to practical performance as a performer or coach

UNITS STUDIED

  • Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education
  • Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education
  • Component 3: Practical performance
  • Component 4: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme

Specification

HOW IT’S ASSESSED

  • Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education - Written examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes (40% of the qualification)
  • Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education - Written examination: 2 hours (30% of the qualification)
  • Component 3: Practical performance - Non-examined assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated (15% of the qualification)
  • Component 4: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme - Non-examined assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated (15% of the qualification)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

  • Problem solving
  • Decision making and reasoning
  • Analysing 
  • Evaluate and communicating
  • Relationship-building and teamwork
  • Adaptability and Self-management 

PROGRESSION

Studying Physical Education will prepare you for a multitude of courses at university or moving into the world of work. You will become skilled in making decisions, solving problems, communication, and working with both quantitative and qualitative data.

You will gain a greater understanding of your own practical performances to support progression to the next level of study. Develop a blend of scientific and social knowledge which will allow you to access the numerous higher education programmes.

Courses could include sports science, sports marketing, sports technology, leisure, and sports coaching. You will be a strong candidate for employment to a wide range of careers from management, to working in public sector organisations or charities.

WHY CHOOSE THIS SUBJECT?

A level PE qualification will further develop students’ understanding of how the mind and body works in relation to performance in physical sport whilst also engaging them with key issues and themes relating to contemporary global influences on physical education.