Cambridge Technicals Level 3 in Sport (Single & Double)
This qualification is highly populated and progresses perfectly from the Level 2 BTEC Sport qualification at Year 11. The qualification is a mixture of internal coursework and external exam, which is advantageous to students as A-Level exams are now predominantly linear with external assessments at the end of the two years. This qualification is ideally suited for students who want to continue with a Career in sport ranging from: sports coaching, to sports nutrition, to physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
There are two types of qualification that we offer at The Purbeck School in sixth form. These are outlined and explained below:
Extended Certificate in Sport & Physical Activity Level 3
This is the equivalent to one A-Level and consists of two external exams and 3 units of coursework over the two years. In year 12 you will cover the following units:
Unit 1: Body Systems & The Effects of Physical Activity (External Exam)
This is a 90 mark exam that is based on Anatomy and Physiology. It is very factually based and will include in depth science based learning of the skeletal, muscular, cardio- respiratory and energy systems. Students will take the exam in June.
Unit 2: Sports Coaching & Activity Leadership (Coursework)
This is solely coursework and is split up into four assignments over the year. This involves a mixture of presentations, planning a scheme of learning in a sport, implementing it over a 6 to 8 week period, then evaluating it. It can be a sport of your choice and will be run during lunchtimes or after school through Purbeck Extra- Curricular Sports Programme.
Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity Level 3
This is the equivalent to two A-Levels and consists of three external exams and 7 units of coursework over the two years. In year 12 you will cover the above units as well as the following:
Unit 4: Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health & Leisure (External Exam)
This is a 90 mark exam based on Health and Safety. It involves risk assessing, first aid, acts put in place to abide by and numerous case studies of when these all were a necessity to be applied. Students will take the exam in June.
Unit 8: Organisation of Sports Events (Coursework)
This is solely coursework and is split up into four assignments. It involves researching and presenting different types of events and the characteristics needed to be an excellent sports leader. Then you will plan and promote a sports event for the sports partnership primary schools, run it and evaluate it.
Unit 13: Health & Fitness Testing in Sport & Exercise (Coursework)
This is solely coursework and is split up into 4 assignments. It involves presenting different fitness testing methods for different fitness components and then using these to plan, implement and complete a client consultation. You will then submit a report of your data providing feedback to both the client with suggestions of methods of training suitable for a personal trainer.
Year 13 Units
Unit 3 – Sports organisation and development
Unit 5 – Performance analysis in sport and exercise
Unit 11 – Physical activity for specific groups
Unit 17 – Sports injuries and rehabilitation
Unit 18 – Practical skills in sport and physical activities
Unit 19 – Sport and exercise psychology
For further information contact: Mr Tarbard
From 5th – 9th July, all students at the Purbeck School in one PE lesson completed as many laps of the X-Country as they could to raise money for the charity CALM whilst also wearing orange. Overall, the total amount of laps run was 3070km, the equivalent of running from Wareham to Istanbul in Turkey. Below are the inter-house results for overall, each year group and the top performing boys
Purbeck Sixth Former, Dylan Ross, joined the U18 GB Handball Team to attend the Handleça cup in Porto Portugal last month. He played against top Portuguese teams such as Benfica and other teams from across Portugal. Overall they did well in the tournament with two wins and three losses, one of which being to the tournament winners meaning that they were placed 5th overall. “It was a surreal experience to
This is the first league these year 7 girls have entered at the Purbeck School. Most have consistently attended training sessions and it is really positive to see many of the things we have been working hard on come to fruition. Both teams are really starting to work together well as a team and play some lovely netball, long may it continue! Year 7 A Team finished 3rd and Year
We are pleased to announce that Amelie Hambidge and Bethany Davies were asked to trial for the U18 GB handball squad on the 23rd of November and have just heard that both were successful and have been selected for the squad. This is a fantastic achievement in the space of 3 years since they were introduced to handball here at Purbeck. The girls are both members of Poole Phoenix and
Over the weekend of 16 & 17 November, Michael Hall of Year 13 went to Aberdeen to represent England in the British Isles Short Mat Bowls Championships. This is the first season Michael has played in the main England squad after having played for the England Under 21 squad for years. The British Isles Championships are played as both a team competition and individual disciplines and Michael was chosen to