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Coronavirus Updates

For any key worker whose child is not currently using our childcare facility,  and who subsequently becomes unable to provide childcare at home –  you must give the school 24 hours’ notice that you need to use this provision so that we can provide appropriate staffing. This means emailing office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk or calling 0333 602115 by 9am the day before.

For Monday provision, please ensure that you contact the school by 9am on the preceding Friday.  Students arriving without giving 24 hours’ notice may be turned away if we do not have adequate staffing.

 

Other letters about Coronavirus are below.

Letter to all parents – Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 27.03.20

Letter to parents – Year 11 and 13 27.03.20

23.03.20 – Key Workers

School Closure Guidance

Key Workers

Update 19.03.20

We will of course keep all parents up to date with any further announcements. 

 

Admissions 2020/21

All admission acceptances and appeals forms should be emailed to admissions@holcombegrammar.org.uk. Please do not bring them in at the school. Ms Wood will be in touch soon to confirm receipt of documents. However, please email the Admissions email for any queries or concerns. We hope everyone is safe and well and we look forward to meeting you in September.

Physical Education

Subject Leader

Mr A Nanson

Advanced Level

Physical Education

AQA

Why study Physical Education?

 

Students will explore contemporary issues in modern sport and recreation as well as examining the effects of exercise and the relationships between training and performance. Students will enhance their understanding of how elite performers prepare for sports competition as well as finding ways to improve their own performance in selected roles through their greater understanding of the subject.

 

How will you be assessed?

 

Component 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport (2 hour written examination) 35% of overall grade

Component 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport (2 hour written examination) 35% of overall grade

Component 3: Non-Exam Assessment (Practical performance in physical activity & written analysis & evaluation coursework) 30% of overall grade

 

 

What will you study?

 

 
Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport ·       Applied anatomy & physiology (e.g: movement analysis, specialist training, energy systems)

·       Skill Acquisition (e.g: theories of learning, information processing)

·       Sport & society (e.g: sociological issues, historical eras, female sport)

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport ·         Exercise physiology & biomechanics (e.g: injury prevention, fluid mechanics)

·         Sports psychology (e.g: anxiety, leadership, motivation)

·         Technology in sport (e.g: role of NGBs, sports analytics, development of facilities & equipment)

Non-Exam Assessment 1)    Assessment as a player or coach in the full context of one activity.

2)    Written or verbal analysis and evaluation of either your own or another’s practical performance.

What will Physical Education offer you in the future?

 

Students have progressed onto careers in teaching, sports coaching, sport development, leisure management, and sports design, as well as physiotherapy and sports psychology. The new specification has an emphasis on physiology as well as quantitative analysis which lend themselves to further study or specialisation in Biology and Mathematics.