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Physical Education

Sport and Physical Education is at the heart of Falmouth School. We strive to provide as many sporting opportunities to our students as possible within our new state of the art facilities.

Core PE at Falmouth School is focused on promoting and enhancing different aspects of students health and wellbeing. Teachers will scaffold lessons to develop students 'Falmouth thinking skills', 'Falmouth feeling skills' and 'Falmouth Physical skills' through a wide range of sporting activities. Core PE lessons at Falmouth are fun, engaging and foster healthy and active habits for life. Students complete 100 minutes of Core PE per week from year 7-11.

In year 9 students have an opportunity to study a sport or dance qualification that they continue with until year 11, alongside their statutory Core PE lessons.

The BTEC Sport course is targeted towards students who have a keen interest and passion for sport. Studying on this course involves a mixture of practical and theoretical lessons and students are assessed practically, through an external exam and through a range of coursework based units. Students cover four different units on the course including; Fitness for sport and exercise, training for personal fitness, practical sports performance and sports leadership. 

The BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts (Dance) course is a challenging but fun course, for students who love practical tasks and team work. The course further develops ideas learnt in KS3; learning various dance styles and performing dances as a solo or group performer, choreographing dances based on a range of stimulus and developing practical dance technique. Students will learn about professional choreographers and companies and recreate their own versions of the pieces they study. Students will not only learn practical skills, but also how to analyse and justify the decisions made by choreographers or evaluate their own performances. 

Sport is a prominent part of college life, with students off timetable on Wednesday afternoons to complete a number of exciting enrichment opportunities including; Netball academy, Football academy, Fitness and general sporting activities. Regular fixtures take place against other colleges and sixth forms in a number of sporting activities both for fun/participation and for serious competition and a variety of fun enrichment sporting trips also take place each year.

Within the college, students can choose to study an extended certificate in Sport and Physical activity which is equivalent to 1 A Level and can be studied alongside many other subjects, or the extended diploma in Sport and Physical activity which is equivalent to 3 A Levels and is a full time course. Within these course students will study units including; body systems and the effects of physical activity, sports coaching and activity leadership, sports organisation and development, health and fitness testing, organising sporting events, practical sports skills, working safely in sport, performance analysis, health and fitness testing, improving fitness for sport and physical activity, the business of sport and research methods in sports studies, sport and exercise Psychology and sociology,  nutrition and diet, working in active leisure facilities, physical activity for specific groups and sports injuries and rehabilitation.

Both qualifications lead into a wide range of sporting pathways within the sports industry through employment or university courses including; sports science and analysis, health and fitness, physiotherapy, sports organisation and development, sports coaching and education. You will also have lots of opportunity to gain valuable experience coaching and officiating a range of sports across the two year programme to add to your CV.

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Head of Department:

Mrs C Benney