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  • Thursday, 06 February - Year 9 options evening - 6.00 pm.
  • Thursday, 13 February - Y8 subject evening - 6.00 pm.
  • Friday, 21 February - Inset day − school closed to students.

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Course Overview


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Students can study:

Key Stage 3:

  • Compulsary PE

Key Stage 4:

  • Physical Education BTEC2
  • Health & Social BTEC2

Key Stage 5:

  • Sports Study BTEC3
  • Health & Social BTEC3

Physical Education & Well Being Overview

The Physical Education Faculty at Foxford is a vibrant and successful department which offers a broad range of activities and experiences as students progress through the school.

Our PE curriculum at is designed to give students a balanced curriculum in a range of sports that help to develop physical skills, mental capacity and healthy, active lifestyles. They are also encouraged to undertake different roles such as performer, coach and official to further their understanding.

Foxford has very good PE facilities which include an extensive playing field, tennis courts, sports hall, gym, fitness room and swimming pool.

In years 10 and 11, students have the opportunity to further their studies in the subject area with having both PE and Health & Social Care as option choices at Key Stage 4.

Health and Social Care:

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care

What will you study?

There are 3 components to be studied in total:

Component 1 - Human Lifespan Development.

Understanding the different life stages and the factors that affect them. How do people grow and develop throughout their lives? How can factors such as lifestyle choices, relationships and life events affect your growth and development? Students examine the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development (PIES) of individuals across all stages.

Dealing with life events. Students will learn about different life events such as marriage or the birth of a child and what the impact of these events are on an individuals health and wellbeing.

Component 2 - Health and Social Care Service and Values.

Component 2 examines the different health care providers available and potential barriers to accessing them. Students learn about standards of health care and what ‘good health care’ is along with the values that care providers should demonstrate and adhere to.

This component also ask you to demonstrate care values through scenarios and role plays as part of your assessment evidence.

Component 3 - Health and Wellbeing.

Component 3 is a synoptic unit drawing on some of the content learned in components 1 and 2. This component is externally assessed through a two-hour controlled assessment sat in Feb/May.

Students examine the impact of a range of factors on an individuals health and wellbeing. They learn how to assess the needs and health of an individual and how to plan improvements to address the areas using a person-centred approach drawing on their knowledge from components 1 and 2.

How you will be assessed?

Components 1 and 2 are internally assessed through coursework assignments and they are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction at level 2. Students whose work does not meet the level 2 Pass standard may be graded as level 1. The internally assessed units make up 60% of the final grade (30% per unit) and 40% for the controlled assessment for component 3. Components 1 and 2 are internally assessed through coursework assignments and they are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction at level2. Students whose work does not meet the level 2 Pass standard may be graded as level 1. The internally assessed units make up 60% of the final grade (30% per unit) and 40% for the controlled assessment for component 3.



Physical Education / Sports Studies:

Vocational Certificate in Sport & Coaching Principles (WJEC/Eduqas)

What you will study?

Improving Sports Performance

Understanding the psychological, technical and physiological factors that affect performance. How to measure sporting performance and be able to make judgements and how to act on feedback and improve performance.

Fitness for Sport

Understanding how the different body systems react to, and during exercise. How the body adapts to exercise and the functions of the different body systems. Students will also learn the different components of fitness and how they can be improved, the different training methods to improve them and how we test the different components.

Coaching Principles

Within this unit

students will learn the skills required to become an effective leader or coach. They will examine what skills and attributes are needed to become a coach, what makes a good coaching session and how to plan effective sessions. Students will plan, lead and review their own sessions as part of the assessment grading for this unit.

How will you be assessed?

Unit 2: Fitness for Sport is externally assessed (40%) A 90-minute, 90 mark written exam.

The remaining two units (Units 1 and 3) are assessed via coursework assignments.