BTEC Sport

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed”

– Michael Jordan 

The objectives of  Physical Education at The Horizon School, Hartlepool:

  • To promote physical activity and encourage enjoyment and a sense of achievement at all levels.
  • To develop all pupils skills at both social and interpersonal levels.
  • To promote team work through working with others.
  • To develop and encourage good levels of health and fitness.
  • To ensure pupils have the knowledge, skills and confidence in all areas of sport and encourage pupils to participate in extra-curricular activities.

At KS4 pupils are also encouraged to complete VCert in Health and fitness.

This course is equivalent to a GCSE and consists of the following four mandatory units 

  1. Introduction to health, fitness and exercise.
  2. Understanding a healthy lifestyle.
  3. Planning an exercise session.
  4. Understanding a personal fitness programme.

Why should children participate in health and fitness?

PE fosters enjoyment of physical activity and healthier eating habits. Students are less likely to suffer from obesity and chronic illnesses. Physical education helps kids become better learners. PE improves concentration and raises test scores.

“Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences”

– Kobe Bryant

Positive Feedback

The staff at The Horizon School, Hartlepool take time to listen and build relationships with all the students.

Annais (Student)

I have a better relationship with the teachers at The Horizon School, Hartlepool. They listen to me and help me with my work

Sean (Student)

Teachers have high aspirations for pupils and their next steps in life...Pupils are well prepared to leave school after Year 11.

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