An overview of the department and subject content
The PE department at St. Hild’s Church of England School has 4 full time PE teachers.
KS3 and KS4 core PE classes have 3 lessons over 2 weeks. The current Y11 GCSE PE/BTEC Sport classes have 4 lessons over 2 weeks and the current Y9 and Y10 GCSE PE/BTEC classes have 5 lessons over 2 weeks.
We have an Athlete Performance Programme running for students from Y8 – Y10 with links to Hartlepool VI Form College, Hartlepool FE College and East Durham College.
We have a Junior Elite Athlete and Performance Programme running for three of our feeder primary schools and link with Hartlepool VI Form College to provide some specialist coaching for this programme.
We have a full timetable of lunchtime and after school activities on offer for boys and girls led by PE staff; St. Hild’s teaching staff and volunteers from local clubs and colleges.
Activities that are taught during Y7 and Y8 include:
Students who choose PE as an option will follow either GCSE PE or BTEC Sport. Guidance will be given to students in Y8 as to the best pathway for them to follow and in which they will be most successful.
Activities that are taught during core PE lessons in Y9, Y10 and Y11 include:
Netball, Basketball, Rugby, Football, Hockey, Tchoukball, Handball, Rounders and Tennis.
Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Health Related Fitness, Dance.
Post 16 studies
Hartlepool Sixth Form College has developed an outstanding reputation for Sport and its programmes and academies are now recognised on a national level. Courses on offer at the college include:
- AS / A2 Physical Education
- BTEC Sport and Exercise Science
- BTEC Sport
Hartlepool FE College has a wide array of vocational courses created to give you the skills you need to meet the demands of local and national employers. Courses on offer at the college include:
- L3 Diploma in sports massage therapy
- L2 Certificate in fitness instructing
- ONE awards access to HE diploma (sports studies)
- L3 BTEC subsidiary/extended diploma sport
- L4/5Foundation degree in sport coaching and exercise (delivered in partnership with Teesside University)
East Durham College excels in providing students interested in sport and outdoor education an environment in which they can thrive both academically and athletically. It offers a wide range of courses covering sport, leisure, uniformed public services and outdoor education; and provision from Level 1 through to Foundation Degree.
Students have access to a wide range of additional vocational qualifications to enhance their programme. These include Community Sports Leader Award, Higher Sports Leader Award, FE Coaching and RFU Coaching.
There are Sport Performance Centres in Basketball, Boxing, Dance, Football, Netball and Rugby. For students at an exceptional standard in boxing, football and rugby there is also our Elite Sports Scholarship Programme.