2018 - 2020
Course Content & Assessment
We also provide the opportunity for the pursuit of excellence and competition for those who desire it, through the medium of an extensive extra-curricular programme (please see link below); which makes use of staff from within the school and coaches from local clubs. Two major events that feature in the year are QE School Games Sports Days and Rock Challenge (a national dance competition). The school is succeeding in county, district, and national competitions in a range of sports (both individuals and teams) and we are equipping students to enter professional careers in sport. We also run the Duke of Edinburgh Award which is hugely successful and attracts around 100 students ever year.
The sports facilities at QE are outstanding, and include an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness suite, floodlit netball/tennis courts plus a 5-court sports hall containing an excellent climbing wall, a floodlit Astroturf hockey pitch, a dance studio, extensive fields and an athlete education centre. We also have 4 dedicated PE classrooms for theory lessons, with interactive whiteboards and laptops.
We are committed to developing Sport through the Community and the Community through Sport. Consequently, we have an excellent relationship with QE Leisure Centre, local sports clubs, including Wimborne Wayfarers, Wimborne Athletics Club and of course our Middle School feeder schools.
Our extra-curricular programme is extensive. Opportunities are provided for the pursuit of excellence, competition and participation for those who desire it. Pupils are actively encouraged in lessons by our dedicated team to attend extra-curricular clubs to further develop their knowledge and skills in the sports they are studying, as well as having lots of fun and trying something new too.
Consequently, we have an excellent relationship with QE Leisure Centre, local sports clubs, including Wimborne Wayfarers, Wimborne Athletics Club and of course our Middle School feeder schools.
The UK is sports mad! Every year more and more people take up sport and since the UK hosted the Olympic Games in London 2012, Physical Education has never played such an important part in our society. As somebody studying sports, you’ll be at the forefront of the positive impact that sport can have on developing a nation.
Physical Education is now a well-established academic subject, with one of the highest growth rates of any subject area in the UK. The Physical Education course at QE will enable you to understand and analyse the major concepts and principles underlying sport and physical education and to develop higher order thinking skills suited to life at University, in apprenticeships and an exciting range of employment opportunities The BTEC options offered are the Extended Certificate in Sport which is the equivalent of 1 A level and the Diploma in Sport which is the equivalent of 2 A-levels, both are studied over two years.
In Key Stage 5, students can opt for any one of the following:
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Physical Education (9PE0)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport
The Edexcel Level 2 BTEC in Sport has allowed more students to study physical education and has become a source of inspiration to many of our students who then go on to further their study post-16 here at QE.
Entry Criteria & Progression
Route A: GCSE Grade 6 in PE or Distinction in Level 2 BTEC sport.
Route B: GCSE Grade 6 in Science
The course provides an excellent foundation for specialist study in both Physical Education and Sports Studies. It provides excellent content for candidates intending to pursue careers in; teaching, coaching, sports policy/development, sports therapy, the leisure industry, recreational management, nutrition, health, leisure, fitness and professional sport. This is a perfect stepping stone to University, apprenticeships or employment