Head of Department – Andy Hamilton
Physical Education at Wycliffe is offered as a core lesson for years 9 – 11 and as an academic subject at GCSE and A Level if pupils wish to further their study, with a BTEC also being offered at A Level.
The main aim of Physical Education at Wycliffe is to instil pupils with a lasting and positive attitude to taking part in recreational activities and sporting events. We also ensure that pupils feel confident and that they can take part, safe in the knowledge that they know how to conduct themselves in any situation.
Wycliffe proudly offers some excellent sporting facilities for pupils to use in and outside of lessons. Offering maximum opportunity in as many sporting fields as the individual pupil wishes to pursue.
Pupils choosing to study Physical Education at a higher level will not only benefit from the opportunity to receive specialist coaching on the practical side, but will also benefit from the small class sizes and individual attention they will receive with the theoretical side of the work.
BTEC Sport allows pupils to view sport from all angles, from performers to professionals, and is a great basis for anyone wishing to take up a career based around sport or study Sport at a higher level. The course offers a vast range of units covering everything from Sports Nutrition to assessing sport risks and in depth knowledge to help each pupil understand all aspects of the sporting spectrum. Being a Level 3 Diploma, it is the equivalent of two A Level grades.
Pupils studying this BTEC will have an amazing total teaching time of 720 hours, being broken down into ten 50-minute lessons a week over the two year period, giving them the opportunity to put their skills into action in a real-world environment.