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Y11 - Still undecided about next year or plans changing?

You may be interested in sport... then read on...

The Mosslands School
Mosslands Drive, Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 8PJ
Tel: 0151 638 8131
Email: admin@mosslands.wirral.sch.uk
Website: www.mosslands.co.uk

25 June 2020

I am hope that you and your family are safe and well.

I am writing to tell you about the Level 3 CTEC Sports group in Year 12. 

Past and current students love it and I implore you to speak to any of our Y13 students next year about the course.

There is also a new Google Classroom group set up that you can join.  By joining it you can view some sample work, explore the sort of work that you will be required to complete and ask questions to any of the staff.  You can also find out some of the grades achieved by past students and read about how they utilised this qualification further.  The class code to join is etyxe60.

The course is extremely engaging, has large practical elements and 2 externally assessed units.  In previous years we have always achieved some of the tops results at Level 3 and many students who study it go on to complete a Sports related degree at university or enter a career in coaching.

The units that are studied include:

  • Body Systems and anatomy – Externally assessed
  • Sports coaching – Practical coursework based unit
  • Performance analysis – Practical coursework based unit
  • Organisation of sports in the UK – Externally assessed
  • Practical sports - Practical coursework based unit

We may also consider looking at delivering other units based on demand and could tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

I am aware that choosing subjects at this stage can be a daunting prospect.  It is important that you realise that vocational based qualifications such as this are the equivalent of A Levels, are recognised by universities and employers alike and allow you to develop a wide range of skills that make you employable.

Students who return to Mosslands Sixth Form study a variety of subjects at KS5. Most students mix Sports with two or three other courses. This allows you to broaden your skillset and explore other subjects in more detail which in turn allows you to make informed choices about the next important step in your life.

As a Sports student you will act as a role model for the rest of the school and you will be expected to participate in running PE lessons for younger year group. In addition, you will be entitled to purchase your own specialised PE kit and as a Sports student you are permitted to wear this kit in place of the usual business attire.

In terms of extra-curricular activities, we run a successful U19 team in the Merseyside Schools league.  You will have the opportunity to play against and be watched by several clubs in the area. I also have extensive links into non-league football and coaching jobs in the area that I will also look to utilise for any promising students from Mosslands.

In addition, as part of the course, we also run a number of trips to places such as Awesome Walls, UCFB and the University of Central Lancashire.  Next year we will also look to run a trip to St George’s Park.

I hope that you will take some time to consider this invitation and if necessary you can do some further reading on the specification at https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/258721-centre-handbook-certificates.pdf  If you or your parents would like to discuss anything in this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.  If not, members of the team will be available on GCSE results day to discuss things further.

For now, enjoy the rest of your break and I and all the staff look forward to welcoming you back in September.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr M Reed
Head of PE and KS5 lead



Performance Analysis at UCLAN


Trip to ETIHAD looking at coaching at university