Physical Education, Sport and Dance has always played an important role here at Wyke Sixth Form College, and although we are not a sports college we have twice been crowned “National Sports College of the year”. Students acquire so many experiences from competing in National championships to competing against fellow students in an intra-tutor league, whatever the level and capability, there is something for everyone. The Sports Department has seen exceptional success both academically and competitively. Not only does the department offer both A Level and CTEC courses to accommodate a number of students across all assessment methods it is also ranked in the top one percent nationally. Subjects are taught by A Level and CTEC Level 3 specialist teachers and the coaching staff are of the highest calibre. Each member of staff is trained and dedicated to not only reach academic success but also reach the highest accolade possible when it comes to competing.
In 2019 the department won a Pearson National Teaching Award and were announced best FE teaching team in the country.
CTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (1 A LEVEL EQUIVALENT)
UNIT 1: BODY SYSTEMS
In this unit, you will explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.
UNIT 2: SPORTS COACHING & ACTIVITY LEADERSHIP
Students explore the theory behind what it takes to make a good coach. Learners will also explore the roles and responsibilities of coaches and leaders. Learners will develop the techniques, personal knowledge and ability to deliver coaching sessions.
UNIT 3: SPORTS ORGANISATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Students will gain an understanding of the organisations involved in sport in the UK, their roles and responsibilities and how they work together.
UNIT 8: ORGANISATION OF SPORTS EVENTS
Students will learn how to plan, prepare for and deliver a sporting event including looking at topics such as logistics, budgeting, marketing and contingency planning.
UNIT 20: SPORT & EXERCISE SOCIOLOGY
Students will learn how different sociological theories apply to sport before looking at the influences and impacts that sport and society can have on each other and the role the media has to play in it all.
CTEC DIPLOMA (2 A LEVEL EQUIVALENT)
This course includes the Extended Certificate units plus:
UNIT 4: WORKING SAFELY IN SPORT
Students will gain an understanding of key safety requirements, including key health and safety legislation.
UNIT 5: PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS IN SPORT & EXERCISE
Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to carry out performance profiling and analysis and deliver feedback to performers.
UNIT 10: BIOMETRICS AND MOVEMENT ANALYSIS
Students will explore the different planes and axes of movement, types of movement and the levers that the body uses. Learners will also analyse movement in order to improve performance.
UNIT 11: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS
Students will explore how different groups of people benefit physiologically, psychologically and sociologically from participating in physical activity.
UNIT 13: HEALTH AND FITNESS TESTING FOR SPORT
Students will explore a range of fitness tests looking at what they test and the advantages and disadvantages of these.
CTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA (3 A LEVEL EQUIVALENT)
This course includes the Extended Certificate and Diploma units plus:
UNIT 6: GROUP EXERCISE TO MUSIC
Students will be introduced to the different types of group exercise to music. Planning group exercise sessions considering the needs of participants.
UNIT 7: IMPROVING FITNESS FOR SPORT
Students will explore the various components of fitness and the methods of training used to enhance these. You will plan and deliver fitness training programmes to meet the needs of individuals.
UNIT 12: NUTRITION AND DIET FOR SPORT & EXERCISE
Students will gain an understanding of what is meant by the term ‘balanced diet’, the relationship between energy intake and energy expenditure and how this changes depending on the sport or physical activity taking place.
UNIT 14: WORKING IN ACTIVE LEISURE
Students will explore the day-to-day running duties that are carried out within an active leisure environment, ensuring that it is fit for purpose
UNIT 17: SPORTS INJURIES AND REHABILITATION
Students will explore how to recognise and treat common sports injuries both immediately and through rehabilitation programmes.
Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activity
Students will undertake a variety of sporting activities, gaining an understanding of the practical skills needed to be successful.
UNIT 21: THE BUSINESS OF SPORT
Students will learn about the structure and purpose of different sports businesses, who their customers are and how they use staff and volunteers to run their organisation and meet their goals.
HOW THE COURSE IS DELIVERED
The course is delivered through a series of theoretical and practical based lessons. The Extended certificate course will see you undertake 4 lessons per week and the Extended Diploma course will be conducted via 12 lessons per week