GCSE PE COURSES

At Rock and River we can train and assess your students in a number of outdoor activities. We now run courses for the New Spec as follows:

Edexcel - Climbing, Kayaking and Open Canoeing

AQA - Climbing

OCR - Climbing

The courses are specifically designed to ensure all criteria within the school curriculum is stringently met, using a number of training and assessment methods. Your course will be run by staff who are fully, qualified, extremely experienced and who have a huge passion for the great outdoors.

We provide written evidence, signed and dated by each assessor, along with video evidence for each student. 

Please contact the office and we will happily discuss your requirements and send out more detailed information.

 

An example timetable showing a GCSE Canoeing Course for the EdExcel Spec:

 

AM (9.00-12.30)

 

PM (1.00-4.30)

EVE (residential only) (6.00-8.00)

Day 1

 

Safety brief, issue equipment etc

Introduce canoeing skills

Further canoeing skills

Further canoeing skills

or

Enrichment activities

 

Performance skills

Lifting, launching and carrying, forward paddling, stopping, moving sideways, knifed J stroke

Trim/tilting, secure and disembark.

Performance skills

Turning, reverse over a fig 8 course, preventing a capsize, Eskimo rescue and tow

 

Further skills practice or enrichment activities (non-curriculum) such as high ropes, archery, climbing etc.

Day 2

 

Consolidation of skills

Assessment of performance skills

Plan for journey

Further canoeing skills

or

Enrichment activities

 

Performance skills

Continue practice of skills learned during previous day.

Performance skills

Candidates to be filmed demonstrating 6 performance skilled and assessed on best 4.

Plan for journey

Planning to include logistics, equipment and food.

Completion of risk assessment

 

Further skills practice or enrichment activities (non-curriculum) such as high ropes, archery, climbing etc.

Day 3

Depart activity centre and embark on canoeing journey

Application of skills

Complete journey and return to centre

Application of skills

 

 

Application of skills

Learner to be assessed during journey applying performance skills, awareness of environmental conditions, health and safety, timing etc

Application of skills

Learner to be assessed during journey applying performance skills, awareness of environmental conditions, health and safety, timing etc

 

Available Courses

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If you would like more information about our activities, call us on
01704 822644