Sports and Healthy Lifestyles

Mr Eade – Head of Faculty
Miss Sanderson – Teacher of Sports and Healthy Lifestyles  /  Head of Year 7
Mr Rick – Teacher of Sports and Healthy Lifestyles / Sport and Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator
Miss Stoakley - Teacher of Sports and Healthy Lifestyles
Mr Lees - Sport and Healthy Lifestyles Technician, Trainee Teacher

Key Stage 3

Physical Education is studied by all students at Droylsden Academy. In Key Stage 3 students study a varied and exciting curriculum, including sports and activities such as: Football, Handball, Basketball, Trampolining, Table Tennis, Health Related Fitness, Volleyball and Orienteering. Lessons will be delivered in line with the GCSE Specification not only to develop the skills of each students but to prepare them for GCSE PE in

Key Stage 4

Students will also develop their understanding on aspects of the GCSE theory content with a strong emphasis on components of fitness. Students will learn how to relate relevant components of fitness to the sport they are learning.
Students are encouraged to constantly self-assess their progress in each activity ensuring they know exactly where they are and how they can progress to the next level.

GCSE PE

Students study the Edexcel Specification which includes units on:
Component 1  - Fitness and body systems (external exam worth 36% of final grade)
Component 2 – Health and performance (external exam worth 24% of final grade)
Component 3 – Practical performance (worth 30% of final grade)
Component 4 – Personal Exercise Programme  (worth 10% of final grade)

BTEC Health and Social Care

Students study The BTEC First Award Level 1/2 in Health and Social Care which includes units on:
Human Lifespan and Development (externally assessed through written exam)
Health and Social Care Values (internally assessed)
The impact of nutrition on Health and Wellbeing (internally assessed)
Effective communication in Health and Social Care (internally assessed)
All four units are each worth 25% of the qualification. The units which are internally assessed are done so through a controlled assessment based on a case study relevant to the topic which they are studying.
The course is graded as shown below:

  • Distinction*
  • Distinction
  • Merit
  • Level 2 Pass
  • Level 1 Pass
  • Unclassified

GCSE Health and Social Care

Students study the Edexcel GCSE Health and Social Care Specification which includes units on:

Unit 1 – Understanding Personal Development and Relationships. This unit contains the following four topics:

  • Human growth and development
  • Factors affecting human growth and development
  • Effects of relationships on personal growth and development
  • The effect of life events on personal development.

This unit is externally assessed through a 1-hour and 15-minute written examination paper which has a total of 70 marks and is worth 40% of the overall qualification.

Unit 2 – Exploring Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision. This unit contains the following five topics:

  • The range of care needs of major client groups
  • How health care, social care and early years services are accessed and the barriers to access
  • How health, social care and early years services are provided
  • Workers in health, social care and early years
  • Care values which underpin service provider interaction.
  • Students will complete a portfolio of work for this unit of work which is based on a service provider in the relevant sector and one individual using assessing the service provider. In order to complete this portfolio, students are expected to carry out work experience at a relevant service provider (Elderly persons home, nursery, day care centre).

This unit is internally assessed and is worth 60% of the overall qualification.

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