Health & Fitness

Exam board: NCFE
Course code/specification number: 601/4534/1
Level of qualification: Level 2 certificate

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

  • Pupils will develop communica- tion skills through discussions, debates and working together practically in sporting situations.

  • Pupils will have the opportunity to work independently and also in small groups.

  • Develop their grammar, spelling, punctuation and answer con- struction.

  • Analysing and reading data on graphs

What will students learn about?

  • Principles of health and fitness:
    Benefits of exercise
    Health and skill related components of fitness Fitness testing

  • Healthy Lifestyles:
    Balanced diet
    Reasons for taking part in physical activity
    Motivation related to physical activity

  • Preparing and Planning for Health and Fitness:
    Preparing for physical activity Assessing levels of fitness Produce a nutritional plan

  • Develop a personal health and fitness programme:
    Describe health and fitness goals
    Design a health and fitness programme and carry this out
    Evaluate and improve the health and fitness programme

How will students’ learning be assessed?

75% of the courses is assessed through written course work. Students will create a portfolio of work to be submitted.

25% of the course is assessed through an examination.

What grades can students access?

Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

Level 3 qualifications. 

For further information please contact:

Miss. K. O’Hara Subject Leader:
Mr. D. Hynd 2i/c PE: