Activ8 is a Sporting Pathway for students in Year 10 and above to look at vocational and academic opportunities in sport.

Students taking this Pathway will be engaged in participation, competition and leadership opportunities. They will be taking part in a variety of roles such as officiating and refereeing as well looking at the ‘academic’ side of PE through the GCSE PE course and leadership programme. We will be also be developing students’ skills through the use of outdoor education in a variety of terrains and experiences.

The areas covered include the practical and theory aspect of Sports and Physical Education, leadership, organisation of sport, working with other external agencies and working in and around the community and the New Bridge organisation. Students will also acquire external national governing body qualifications and first aid. Students will be asked to participate in a variety of sports and swimming and outdoor and adventurous activities such as rock climbing and canoeing

Accreditation offered where appropriate is the short course GCSE PE, OCR Entry Level, ASDAN Sport and Leisure. National Governing Body qualifications, Sports Leader UK level 1 and 2, FA Young leaders, Duke of Edinburgh Award and outdoor leadership (Outdoor Adventure and Explore).

Students who undertake the Activate Pathway will be students who enjoy sport and PE with a view to looking at a possible career in sport and the leisure industry. Students will be asked to wear the appropriate sports leadership kit and be prepared to experience work outside of school in the local community, as well as help to organise festivals and participate in out-of hours school sport. We will be asking students to look at what makes a good leader and examine personal attributes. Students who undertake this pathway will need to sign a sports leader contract. We will be looking at a variety of sports and will be expecting students to experience all sports and activities in a variety of environments.