PE, Sport and Dance

Learning to be Extraordinary

RESULTS

Our faculty offers an excellent provision from teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about PE, Sport and Dance. Our mission is to support every student to enable them to achieve the best they can. In August 2016, 100% of our BTEC Students in KS4 achieved a Distinction* – Merit. 83% of our students achieved A*-C in GCSE PE. 100% of students in KS5 Sport and Public Services achieved a Distinction * / D. The KS5 BTEC results put us in the top 10% of the country. We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality PE, Sport and Dance provision and ensure that students are well supported to achieve their potential.

WHY TAKE PE?

At Camborne Science and International Academy, we aim to realise every student’s potential with a commitment to participation and performance. The faculty of PE, Sport & Dance has a commitment to both curricular and extracurricular activities that will help motivate, stretch and provide students with opportunities to raise their own self-esteem and contribute to raising the profile of CSIA within the wider community. Physical Education, Sport and Dance have a unique contribution to make the overall development of the students in terms of personal, social, emotional and physical attributes. Students experience a Physical Education and Dance Curriculum which continually stresses the true value of sporting involvement and physical activity.

  • In developing positive attitudes, encouraging a sense of responsibility to oneself and others as individuals, whilst generating a sense of fairness, honest involvement and good behaviour
  • In ensuring safe participation, recognising and following relevant rules, laws, codes, etiquette and safety procedures for different activities

In promoting health and positive lifestyles through artistic expression and physical activity, this being of importance at all levels of ability

KEY STAGE 3

Core PE is compulsory for all students. The lessons provided are two, one hundred minute lessons of PE per fortnight. Throughout the year, the pupils will study units of work; that include a range of different sports and activities; that develop broad and balanced foundation skills from which high performance can be built upon. These sports and activities include Invasion Games, Striking & Fielding Activities, Swimming, Dance, Outdoor Adventures and Athletics. They provide a medium through which students develop interpersonal skills that prepare them for healthy and successful lives. Wherever possible, direct links to the community are formed. There are a number of key concepts that underpin the study of PE. Pupils need to understand these concepts in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding.

KEY STAGE 4

Core PE is compulsory for all students. The lessons provided are two, one hundred minute lessons of PE per fortnight. Students select a curriculum pathway to suit their preferred area of specialism. These pathways include:

  • Performance
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Alternative Sports

These concepts taught throughout each pathway remain the same but the activities through which these competencies are taught are selected by the students to suit their theme. Activities include traditional sports such as Rugby, Netball, Football, Hockey, alternative sports such as Kinball, Grass Bowls, Climbing and exercise activities such as Zumba, Yoga and Fitness. Wherever possible, each activity has a direct link to a local community club.

KS4 BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport This vocational course is aimed at young people seeking a career in the Sports industry. This qualification is worth the equivalent of one GCSE. The qualification aims to do the following:

  • Develop candidates’ knowledge and understanding of sport
  • Develop candidates’ skills knowledge and understanding that is directly relevant to employment situation
  • Develop ability to work effectively in a sports context
  • Demonstrate skills, knowledge, and understanding of sports principles and the practicalities of delivering sports opportunities to others.

The course is modular and students currently study the following units/modules:

  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Practical Sports Performer
  • Leading Sports Activities (linked with the Level 1 Sports Leaders UK qualification)
  • Fitness for Sport (Examination Unit)

This course is predominantly coursework based and delivered through a combination of classroom-based lessons and lessons delivered through practical activities.   KS4 BTEC Level 2 Award in Performing Arts This vocational course is aimed at young people seeking a career in the Dance industry. This qualification is worth the equivalent of one GCSE. The qualification aims to do the following:

  • Develop candidates’ knowledge and understanding of a range of Dances
  • Develop candidates’ skills knowledge and understanding that is directly relevant to employment situation
  • Develop ability to work effectively in a Dance context
  • Demonstrate the ability to choreograph a performance to execute in front of a live audience

The course is modular and students currently study the following units/modules:

  • Dance Skills
  • Preparation, Performance and Production
  • Individual Showcase (Externally Marked Unit)

This course is predominantly coursework based and delivered through a combination of classroom-based lessons and lessons delivered through practical activities in the Dance Studio.

NCFE Level 2 in Health and Fitness

This vocational course is aimed at young people seeking a career in the Sports industry. This qualification is worth the equivalent of one GCSE. The qualification aims to do the following:

  • Focus on an applied study of the health and fitness industry sector
  • Offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a significant core of knowledge and theoretical content with broad-ranging applicability
  • Provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • Prepare, plan and develop a personal health and fitness programme
  • Understand the benefits of fitness
  • Know the functions of the main body systems
  • Understand the benefits of a healthy balanced diet and how it affects lifestyles.

The course is modular and students currently study the following units/modules:

  • Principles of Health and Fitness
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Preparing and Planning Health and Fitness (Externally Marked Unit)
  • Develop a Health and Fitness Programme

This course is predominantly coursework based and delivered through a combination of classroom-based lessons and lessons delivered through practical activities in the Fitness Suite.

VI FORM

We provide a comprehensive sports offer for our VI Form students that include VI Form Enrichment, the New VI Form Sports Academies and traditional academic vocational courses. Our Sports Academies are available at three distinct levels. Full academies (Netball & Football currently offered) which provide 500 minutes a fortnight. Focus academies (Rugby & Cricket) which provide 300 minutes per fortnight and Enrichment academies which take place every Wednesday afternoon (200 minutes per fortnight) and include a wide range of sports and non-sports based activities. These include Fitness Programming, Arts Award in Dance, Volunteering & Leadership & Work Experience

BTEC Level 3 in Sport

This qualification allows students to select the level of qualification required. Equivalent to an AS, A level, 2 A levels and 3 A levels respectively, the delivery and assessment are more vocational in nature; however, there is an exam in each of the courses which is externally marked by BTEC.  This course also involves study of the Level 2 (Community Sports Leader Award) in Year 12 – followed by Level 3 (Higher Sports Leader Award) in Year 13. The award will also include selected additional qualifications in gym instruction, first aid and various National Governing Bodies coaching awards.

BTEC LEVEL 3 PUBLIC SERVICES (Diploma)

This qualification allows students to select the level of qualification required. Equivalent to two A levels respectively, the delivery and assessment are more vocational in nature. This award complements the Duke of Edinburgh Awards that are offered as part of the VI Form Academies.

BTEC LEVEL 3 in Performing Arts

This qualification is equivalent to an AS or A2.  The delivery and assessment are more vocational in nature; however, there is an exam which is externally marked by BTEC. This course gives students the opportunity to develop their performance and choreography skills in a range of different genres. The students also have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience as well as gain the Level 2 in Dance Leaders award.

EXTRA CURRICULAR

Extra-curricular activities play an important part in Camborne Science and International Academy life and as a faculty; we run an extensive extra-curricular programme. Please see the clubs timetables for up to date term-by-term information. We have Community links with a range of clubs; Cornwall Cougars, Camborne Rugby Club, Camborne Bowls Club; just to mention a few.

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Leadership courses and programmes feature strongly in each key stage and are delivered as part of the Core PE programme and as units within our BTEC, NCFE and VI Form Sports Academy programmes. In January 2016, we have developed a CSIA Leadership Academy which enables all students to have an opportunity to be selected for the Leadership Academy. This Academy provides a structured pathway for Leadership and allows the students to gain volunteering hours through the Primary Sports Alliance. Throughout the school, we have successful courses in JSLA, CSLA & HSLA. CSIA PE faculty was recently highlighted as an ‘outstanding centre’ by the visiting moderator for Sports Leadership in South West and awarded the accolade of ‘Sports Leadership Academy’ by Sports Leaders UK. We are also the only ‘Professional Learning Centre’ in the South West to deliver the Level 5 / 6 Certificate for Primary School teachers.  

CAREERS

Our courses will prepare students for university courses in PE, Sport and Dance or within their respective industries. We have had students who have progress onto the following courses BEd Secondary Education with QTS, BA in Sport and Physical Education, BA in Sports Development and Coaching, BA in Dance Studies; just to name a few.

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