Sport Science

Faculty Team

 Mr Ben Holden, Faculty Leader
Miss Gemma Proud, Second in Faculty
Mr Liam Blythe, Teacher of Sport Science
Mrs Zoe Murray, Senior Teacher (Student Welfare)
Mr Dave Pickford, Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Sport Science
Mr Ben Wainwright, Teacher of Sport Science and Curie Head of House
Mrs Gail Watson, Teacher of Sport Science
Mrs Laura Williamson, School Sports Co-ordinator

Introduction

As a faculty, we offer our students the opportunity to experience the key processes of Physical Education:

  • Developing skills in physical activity
  • Making and applying decisions
  • Developing physical and mental capacity
  • Evaluating and improving
  • Making informed choices about healthy, active lifestyles.

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum refines fundamental motor skills and places them in a range of sporting contexts.  Students are assessed on physical competence, understanding of healthy and active lifestyles and their ability to evaluate and create solutions.

In Key Stage 4 students can elect to further their studies within Sport Sciences through GCSE Physical Education or BTEC Sport qualifications.

Key Stage 3

Within the Sport Sciences Faculty, students will rotate around the activities displayed below:

In addition to these activities, students will also compete in Interform competitions, Annual Sports Days and will have the opportunity to explore further into the sporting world through a series of extended learning projects.

BOYS:

Football
Rugby
Health Related Exercise
Athletics
Tennis
Cricket
Softball
Rounders
Sports Culture – Including American Football, Kabadi, Gaelic Football and Lacrosse
Swimming
Basketball
Outdoor Adventurous Activities
Trampolining

GIRLS:

Netball
Rugby
Football
Sports Culture – Including American Football, Kabadi, Gaelic Football and Lacrosse
Health Related Exercise
Outdoor Adventurous Activities
Swimming
Athletics
Rounders
Cricket
Tennis
Trampolining

 

Key Stage 4

Core Sport Sciences lessons will allow students to further develop their skills and tactical knowledge base in the majority of activities covered during Key Stage 3.

GCSE Physical Education is also available to students and is broken down as follows:

  • Unit B451 – An introduction to Physical Education (20% Overall Grade, Assessed by 1 hour exam – 15 marks multiple choice, 45 marks short written answers)
  • Unit B452 – Practical Performance and Analysis (30% Overall Grade, Two Sport Assessments and Coursework Completed in Exam Conditions)
  • Unit B453 – Developing knowledge in Physical Education (20% Overall Grade, Assessed by 1 hour exam – 15 marks multiple choice, 45 marks short written answers)
  • Unit B454 – Practical Performance and Analysis. (30% Overall Grade, Two Sport Assessments and Coursework Completed in Exam Conditions)

Alternatively, the Sport Sciences Faculty offers BTEC sport.  A BTEC is a flexible qualification made up of a number of units which are determined by the level and size being studied.  These units can be taken independently or alongside more traditional qualifications, to suit the interests and the aspirations of the learner.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

The Sport Sciences Faculty offers a range of extra curricular opportunities for students.  High Tunstall has a reputation across the North-East as a college that consistently produces strong teams in Football, Rugby, Cricket, Netball and Athletics.


Advanced Performance Programme (APP)

The Advanced Performance Programme (A.P.P) is a sports performance programme, which aims to provide a structured training and development route across a number of sports for around 30 of our talented young athletes, who have a real chance of excelling in their respective sporting disciplines.

Ran in conjunction with Hartlepool Sixth Form College and their Sporting Academy, the Advanced Performance Programme reflects the range of skills, knowledge and performance criteria required in elite level sport and it is designed to enhance the sporting potential of our young people. The programme will directly measure each athlete’s ability to plan, apply and evaluate their development in the appropriate technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of their sport.

The programme will also address wider elements such as elite sporting lifestyles, career development and progression, as well as ensuring academic standards are kept at the highest possible level.  Students will be expected to follow a strict behavioural contract throughout their time on the programme.


U
seful Links

Follow the Sport Science Faculty on twitter @hightunstallpe to keep up-to-date on all sporting activities at the College.

Academic

GCSE Specification
BTEC Specification
Excellent resource for GCSE & BTEC

Rugby

BBC Sport Academy – Rugby Union Skills
England Rugby Football Union Skills
Newcastle Falcons RUFC
Durham County RUFC
West Hartlepool RUFC
Hartlepool Rovers RUFC
Hartlepool Old Boys RUFC

Football

Durham County Football Website
Cleveland County Football Website
English Schools FA Website

Extra Curricular 

PE Extra Curricular Timetable