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Sports Provision




The Colne Community School and Sixth Form College Faculty of Physical Education Dance and Sport is committed to providing a programme of activities that, through high quality teaching, engages, motivates and continually develops all it’s students.

The curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities will develop physical, social and mental skills whilst raising self-esteem and confidence.  It will meet individual and group needs, create leaders and nurture a life-long enjoyment of sport, dance, physical activity and an understanding of fitness.


All students have 3 hours of study per week at KS4 in either Physical Education or Dance.

The courses are both practical and vocational with GCSE PE, BTEC Sport level 2 Certificate (equivalent to 1 GCSE) or the BTEC level 2 in Performing Arts- Dance (equivalent to 1 GCSE).

The BTEC Dance course is primarily a practically based course, suited to students who like to perform as individuals or as part of a group, as well as working on choreography and leadership.  An on-line exam is also part of the course. Additional dance sessions and performance opportunities are provided for students to ensure high quality end of course performances and results.

The BTEC Sport course covers 4 units in the following areas with three internally assessed and one externally assessed:-

1          Practical Sports Performance

2          Fitness for Sport and Exercise (an on-line examination is  in this unit)

(student’s must study these 2 compulsory units)

3          Leading a Sports Event

4          Leading Sports Activities

All units are broken down into assignments, completed in class time, that are marked against clear exam board criteria with final grades awarded at Pass (C), Merit (B), Distinction (A) and Distinction* (A*) based on the quality of the work submitted against the criteria.

The GCSE PE course is mainly physical with practical assessments in students chosen sports (agreed by the awarding body)

Students will prepare for practical assessments in FOUR sports with final assessments based on competitive performances and knowledge and understanding of rules and tactics.

A written examination based on the impact of training on the body, fitness and analysis of performances will also be taken at the end of the course.

Additional support sessions are provided to ensure every student is successful.

All courses have built into them physical development, literacy and numeracy, leadership work, independent study, group work and communication skills development.

All courses are recognised by Further and Higher Education establishments with level 3 BTEC courses a natural progression.

Physical Education, Dance and Sport at KS3

The importance of The Colne Community School and Sixth Form College Physical Education, Dance and Sport

PE, Dance and Sport develops pupil’s competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.

A high-quality PE curriculum taught by skilled specialist staff enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.  They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.  When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions.  They also reflect on their own and others performances and find ways to improve them.  As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles.  Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

PE helps pupils develop personally and socially.  They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility.  They take on different roles and responsibilities including leadership, coaching and officiating.  Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

These are the essential skills and processes in PE that pupils need to learn to make progress.

ALL students have a minimum of 2 hours per week of PE and/or Dance lessons with a variety of sports and activities delivered by qualified staff.

Both indoor and outdoor activities are taught with competitive games, racket sports, individual performance sports and fitness on offer across the key stage.

A range of extra-curricular activities, sports and fixtures are also on offer after school with fixtures versus local, regional and national schools.

Teams playing in fixtures include-

  • Boys and girls football
  • Boys and girls Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Cheerleading
  • Rounders
  • Baseball
  • Athletics
  • Hockey
  • Cross Country