Physical Education at Beauchamps High School is a compulsory subject for all students from year’s seven to eleven. As a department we act as a family and inspire young people to work hard at what they believe in and achieve their best. Physical Education is a valued subject and has many cross-curricular links especially with health and fitness. We value PE at Beauchamps High School and offer a broad and balanced curriculum for all students, offering a wide variety of team and individual sports to take part in. At Beauchamp’s High School we believe Physical Education is a powerful tool in developing the students socially, physically and mentally as a direct result of their participation in some form of physical activity. Students will develop social, physical and intellectual skills through regular participation in Physical Education which include; developed leadership skills to make informed decisions, communication and trust, co-operation, an increase in personal development where students improve in confidence and are more positive individuals, improved physical fitness, fairness and respect, enhanced co-ordination, developed social skills and improved health and emotional well-being where students foster a better outlook on life.
The Beauchamps High School Physical Education Curriculum across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 provides opportunities for students to develop a range of different skills working on the quality of their practical performance, whilst increasing their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity they are participating in.
Students are encouraged and have the opportunity to focus on their leadership and team work skills throughout all of the activities offered on the curriculum.
The following sporting activities are offered across the curriculum;
Football, Futsal, Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Handball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Trampolining, Gymnastics, Cross Country, Athletics, Rounders, Cricket, Softball, Fitness and Gym training.
Students have the opportunity to study Physical Education as a Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies at key stage three and key stage four as well a Level 3 BTEC Sport at Key Stage 5.
|Sports Hall||Accommodates 4 badminton courts, full size basketball court and 4 small basketball courts, netball court, volleyball court and indoor 5 a-side pitch|
|3G Pitch||All weather 3G football pitch (1x 11 a-side, 2x 9 a-side, 2x 7 a-side and 4x 5-a-side)|
|Fitness Suite||Cardio and weight equipment|
|4 Netball Courts||4 full size Netball Courts|
|Playing Fields||8 lane 200m grass running track, 3 rounder’s pitches|
|Long Jump Sand Pit||Run up and 10m long pit|
There is an extensive extra-curricular programme offered to students at Beauchamps before school (7:45am-8:30am), lunchtime (1:10pm-1:45pm) and after school (3:00pm-4:00pm). Students are encouraged to attend as many of the clubs as possible.
Physical Education Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview
The table below gives an overview of the curriculum for this academic year:
At Key Stage 3 students take part for two hours per week in a wide variety of sports including; Football, Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Handball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Trampolining, Fitness, Cross Country, Athletics, Rounders, Cricket, Softball.
Physical Education Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overview
The table below gives an overview of the curriculum for this academic year:
At Key Stage 4 students take part for one hour per week in a wide variety of sports including; Football, Rugby, Basketball, Netball, Handball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Trampolining, Fitness, Athletics, Rounders, Cricket, Softball.
Students begin to take responsibility for developing their own fitness levels, promoting an active, healthy lifestyle and will continue to improve and develop their skills and use of tactics and strategies in more complex game situations. Students also begin to look at other roles in sport such as officiating, umpiring and coaching.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum Pathway
Course Title: Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sports Studies
Awarding Body: OCR Cambridge Nationals
Why study Physical Education?
Physical education and sport promotes more than just physical activity, it helps to improve confidence, social skills, self-esteem, knowledge and understanding of skills technique, tactics and strategies, team work and friendship. All of these attributes will only help a student in their future education whether that be in PE or any other subject they choose to study.
In addition to the Core PE that all students at Beauchamps have to follow, we off the Cambridge Level 1/2 National Certificate in Sport Studies the Sport Studies course offers the students the chance to develop a wide range of highly desirable, transferable skills delivered through theory lessons whilst encompassing some core sport themes. Students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport, skill development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. Students will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models and sport in the media.
Key Stage 5 Curriculum Pathway
Course Title: Level 3 BTEC (Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma) in Sport
Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel
This course is a blended approach of both theory and practical elements which offers a stepping stone towards a career within the sport sector. If you are a hardworking and enthusiastic individual wanting to learn about the theoretical side to sport whilst using practical elements to consolidate your learning, then this is the course for you. Students can study a combination of an A-Level with a BTEC qualification to maximise progression opportunities.
Further Education and Careers
Sport can have a huge influence on a person’s life, once the students have an improved understanding of sport and physical activity and the impact it can have on health, fitness and well-being it can help to shape a future to lead a healthy active lifestyle.
From studying Sport Studies there is a wide range of general and vocational qualifications and pathways that can be taken; A Level Physical Education, Apprenticeship Framework Level 1/2, Cambridge Technical in Sport Level 2/3 and Vocational Qualifications (QCF) Certificate/NVQ Diploma Personal Training and Leisure Management Level 3.
The Level 3 BTEC qualification is recognised by higher education providers and students who wish to study sport in higher education, opportunities include:
• BA (Hons) in Sport Studies and Business, if taken alongside A Levels in Business and Maths
• BSC (Hons) in Sport Psychology, if taken alongside a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science and A Level in Psychology
• BA (Hons) in Sports Education and Special and Inclusive Education, if taken alongside an A Level in English Language and a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts
• BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, if taken alongside a BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science.
Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific higher education providers.
Through studying sport there are also a number of possible careers opportunities and pathways that you could follow, such as; Professional Athlete, Sports Journalist, Exercise Physiologist, Sports Coach and Secondary Sports Teacher, Personal Trainer, Sports Physiotherapist, Sports Nutritionist, Sports Commentator, Event Manager, Leisure Centre Manager, Sport Scientist, Outdoor Sports Instructor, Fitness Instructor, Sports development officer and Sports Psychologist.
This subject can also make you a better well rounded athlete, having a greater understanding of your own practical performance and how to improve as a performer. At Beauchamps we believe that through the power of Physical Education we can help to inspire young people to develop life skills such as teamwork and resilience, leadership and communication skills to help them to thrive in other areas of their lives and achieve their fullest potential. These attributes help to provide students with more than just physical activity and help to prepare them for further education and beyond.
When studying GCSE PE at Beauchamps High School it really opened me up to different opportunities within the sporting community. The staff were excellent when teaching and catering to everyone’s needs, as they were able to help me whilst I was there and still are helping me now as I’m leaving for University. The school has played a major role in securing me a scholarship in West Virginia, America at Davis & Elkins College, where I will be playing football and studying Kinesiology & Exercise Science. The course itself helped me grow in confidence and challenge myself in all aspects of sport. I would like to thank all the PE staff for allowing me to have the best experience studying sport and shaping me towards my future.
My journey started at Beauchamps where I attended from 2012 to 2017, throughout my time here I enjoyed the opportunities and experiences that the P.E department gave me. The support from the staff in pushing us in our extra curriculum activities, developed me as a player as well as give me the tools for my future career. Experiences such as winning district cup finals and travelling up to the copper box for futsal tournaments, were cherished memories and stepping stones in my development. Overall my time at Beauchamps was successful both academically and, on the pitch, this put me in a position to push on with my career, which took me to my next stage of my journey.
After the 5 years at Beauchamps I was gratefully offered a place at Southend United’s Football and Futsal scholarship programme, the school helped and played its part in this, by their relationship with the club and the work they do with them. At Southend United I would be studying a level 3 BTEC in sport where I would be going to the stadium to be educated in their classrooms. Alongside this I had the opportunity to live the experience of a professional footballer, training multiple times a week and travelling around the country to play against other professional clubs at Football or Futsal.
My current time at Southend is drawing to a close where I would graduate with my BTEC and two years of quality coaching and playing, this opened my eyes into the next step and development for me as a player and my career. After speaking to people close around me and old teachers from the school, I decided to go to the USA. This process is difficult, and it required a lot of work. Thankfully I got something out there! I received a very good scholarship from Hawkeye Community College in Iowa where I will spend the next 2 years studying and living the American dream. The level and scale of football is tempting for any quality player. However, it is important to remember where you started your journey and the people that supported you along the way. The support from Beauchamps has built up the foundations and made me the person and player I am today.