Mr Franzoni - Head of Department . Mrs Mellor . Miss Evans . Mr Elkerton
Mr Ward . Mr Cooper . Mr Eadon . Mrs Herbage
Boys ECA Timetable - Spring 2013
Girls ECA Timetable - Spring 2013
We aim to provide a safe environment for ALL pupils to gain knowledge, skills and understanding in Physical Education. Our emphasis is on student effort, progress and achievement relative to their natural ability. In Key Stage 3, pupils will experience a wide range of activities: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Fitness, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Rounders, Swimming, Tennis, Trampolining, and Volleyball. In Key Stage 3, students have five one-hour lessons over the ten-day timetable and three lessons in Key stage 4 (Edexcel). In Key Stage 4, we offer students an option scheme where they can specialise in activities they enjoy and hopefully continue to maintain an active and healthy adult life.
A GCSE in Physical Education is a popular and successful course, covering both practical and theoretical aspects of the subject. Students need to be fully involved in sporting activities outside of school time and want to improve their performance. Students should enjoy being active and appreciate the benefits of keeping fit and healthy. The theory component is a written exam and it is 40% of the overall grade. The practical component is 48% of the overall grade and students are assessed in four sporting activities. The final 12% of the overall grade is analysis of performance in one of the four assessed sporting activities.
Non GCSE PE students in key stage 4, have the opportunity to obtain a short course GCSE qualification in their three core PE lessons. To develop students' ability to lead, using sport as the medium, the Sports Leadership Award (Level 1) is offered as part of the option system.
An alternative to GCSE PE is offered in the form of the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Sport. This course is a vocational qualification specific to sport. The course is 100% coursework, there is no external exam and students are only assessed in two practical sporting activities.
A' level Physical Education (OCR) is a popular and dynamic course, combining a mix of theory and practical. The department also runs an A’ Level in Leisure Studies to develop the vocational skills and knowledge that employers require in this wide field of employment opportunities. An afternoon of Recreational Activities is also offered to the sixth form. This covers a wide range of sporting, community and individually challenging activities. Leadership skills can be developed through the Community Sports Leaders Award 2.
This well qualified PE Department is extremely committed to extra-curricular activities, with practices and matches taking place during lunch times, after school sessions and on Saturday mornings. A vast array of college teams pushes the talented, with many individuals going forward to represent the district, the county and beyond. Southam College’s sports teams have a superb reputation in the county. Clubs are open and welcoming to students of all ages and abilities. House sport tournaments provide the opportunity for many students to participate in team competitions. We have an all day, all years house sports day, a house cross-country race, a house indoor rowing competition and a house swimming gala. Our annual Dance Production has been an overwhelming success, promoting dance, gymnastics, cheerleading and trampolining. We have introduced a ‘Sports Personality of the year’ which is a fantastic night celebrating individual and team achievements across all years.
The college has extensive playing fields, a gymnasium and a sports hall. In addition, there are close links with the neighbouring swimming pool and fitness centre and other local sporting clubs. Coaches, referees, parents and the sixth form are all encouraged to assist with the running of college clubs. The prospects for the future are bright with our ambitious plans to further develop our sporting facilities with the addition of an artificial pitch with floodlights.
The PE Department has been awarded Sportsmark status by Sport England
“In recognition of a quality programme of Physical Education and School Sport.”