O Teasel (Team Leader)
2014 has been a highly successful year for the Sports Team at Catmose College. Not only did we achieve an ‘Outstanding’ set of examination results in both GCSE PE and BTEC Sport, but we also managed to reclaim the area Varsity Title, beating rivals UCC by 35pts.
Athletics: This year, 27 Catmose students were selected to compete at the Leicestershire County Athletics. In total we achieved 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze award. Our strongest performance came from Daniel Cousens who was selected to represent Leicestershire.
Indoor Athletics: Year 7 and 8 boys’ and girls’ teams were crowned area champions and selected to compete at the Level 3 School Games competition.
Basketball: All years competed in the Melton & Rutland Basketball League with the Year 7 boys, Year 8 girls and Year 9 girls winning their leagues.
BTEC Sport: The results were ‘Outstanding’ with 100% of students achieving A*-C and 21% of students achieving A*/A. Our top performing students were Katie Newman, Harrison Wiles-Bull and Jordan Williams.
Spotlight: Over 60 students took part in the 10th Spotlight on Dance held at Uppingham Theatre.
Football: Year 7 to 11 boys all competed in the Melton & Rutland Football League, with Year 7 and Year 10 both winning.
GCSE PE: The results were ‘Outstanding’ with 95% of students achieving A*-C and 46% of students achieving A*/A. Our top performing students were Hannah Green, Bethany Baker, Phoebe Booth, Ashley Chamberlain, Jenna-Marie Charlton, William Durno, Chloe Simpson and Katie Window.
Gifted and Talented: The Sports Scholarship was launched at the College and awarded to over 100 students. Over the course of the year there were workshops on Lifestyle Management, Performance Profiling, Nutrition, and Goal Setting. Olympic Badminton player Anthony Clark also visited the College on two occasions to work with our Gold and Silver Scholars.
Inclusive Sport: Catmose held its annual Inclusive Sports Day which included boccia, wheelchair basketball and curling. A number of our SEN students also attended the School Games at Loughborough University where they took part in wheelchair basketball.
Netball: Overall, Catmose had a very successful year in netball. All years competed in the league with Years 7, 8 and 9 finishing top.
Rugby: All years competed in the league with Year 9 Boys winning all five of their games.
Sports Day: Sports Day this year was a successful day where over 250 students competed in a range of athletics events.
Sports Leaders: 52 students passed the Sports Leaders Level 2 Award and assisted with a wide range of primary school events.
Tennis: Year 8 and 9 boys competed in the Melton and Rutland Varsity League and finished first overall.
Varsity: The College reclaimed the area Varsity Title, beating local rivals UCC by 35pts.
Over the course of the 2014/15 academic year, the Sports Team will be looking to develop the House System, the KS3 and KS4 Core PE curriculum, built around the 5 Abilities, the use of technology within lessons, and Cross–Curricular links with other subjects, specifically English and Mathematics.