Physical Education Subject Area

Key Stage 3

Students take part in 7 activities delivered to cover the following six key concepts and processes:-

Outwitting an opponent, Developing physical and mental capacity, Developing replication of skill, Problem solving, challenges and making decisions, Making informed choices about having a healthy lifestyle, Evaluating and improving.

The activities are delivered in blocks of 10 lessons which alternate between a Skills/Technique lesson, followed by a Games/Performance lesson to apply the Skill/Technique at the appropriate time.

Students are graded against given level criteria through Self/Peer assessment at the beginning and end of each block to recognise progress. They are set targets on their previous year’s achievement or in Year 7 from a multiskills test. Progress requirements and achievements are recorded in their progress booklet. Staff give a level grade at the end of each activity block and a general feedback comment at the end of each term.

PE (Boys) Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn X-Country, Baseline Tests, Rugby, Basketball and Fitness X-Country and Football X-Country and Rugby
  Table Tennis and Fitness Badminton and Fitness
Spring Table Tennis, Football and Athletics Rugby, Gymnastics and Athletics Football, Trampoline and Athletics
 
Summer Athletics, Tennis and Softball Athletics, Softball and Tennis Athletics, Tennis and Softball
 
PE (Girls) Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn X-Country, Baseline Tests, Football, Netball and Fitness X-Country, Netball and Football X-Country, Netball and Football
  Rugby and Fitness Rugby and Fitness
Spring Gymnastics, Badminton and Athletics Table Tennis, Dance and Athletics Table Tennis, Trampoline and Athletics
 
Summer Athletics, Tennis and Rounders Athletics, Tennis and Rounders Athletics, Tennis and Rounders
 

Key Stage 4

PE (Boys) Year 10 Year 11
Autumn X-Country, Rugby, Football, Table Tennis, Badminton or Trampoline and Fitness Netball, Rugby, Football, Table Tennis, Badminton or Trampoline and Fitness
 
Spring Athletics Basketball, Football, Rugby or Hockey
  Volleyball, Tchoukball or Gymnastics
Summer Volleyball, Gymnastics or Tchoukball Revision and Exams
  Tennis or Softball
PE (Girls) Year 10 Year 11
Autumn X-Country , Netball, Table Tennis, Badminton or Trampoline and Fitness Netball, Table Tennis, Badminton or Trampoline and Fitness
 
Spring Hockey, Football, Rugby or Basketball Basketball, Football, Rugby or Hockey
  Volleyball, Tchoukball or Gymnastics
Summer Volleyball, Gymnastics or Tchoukball Revision and Exams
  Tennis or Rounders

The GCSE course is assessed over 4 Components:

Component 1   Fitness and body systems is a written paper of 1 hour and 45 minutes. This contributes to 36% of the overall mark and covers:

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology.
  • Topic 2: Movement analysis
  • Topic 3: Physical training
  • Topic 4: Use of data

The exam consists of multi-choice, short answer and extended writing questions Calculators can be used.

Component 2  Health and Performance 

is a written paper of 1 hour and 15 minutes. This contributes to 24% of the overall mark and covers:

  • Topic 1: Health, Fitness and well being
  • Topic 2: Sports psychology
  • Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences
  • Topic 4: Use of data

The exam consists of multi-choice, short answer and extended writing questions

Calculators can be used.

Component  3 Practical Performance 

Practical assessment; internally marked and externally moderated.

30% of the qualification.

Assessment consists of practical performance in

3 physical activities from a limited set list

One team activity

One individual activity

Plus one more from either list

Component  4  Personal Exercise Programme( PEP)

Practical and theory coursework assessment: internally marked and externally

moderated.

10% of the qualification.

Assessment consists of practical performance and written report including:-

Plan and analysis of PEP

Carry out and monitor the PEP

Evaluation of the PEP

 

Pupils must be aware that the course requires a lot more than simply taking part in sport.

 

Pupils who are successful in the course should gain a full GCSE and some a Sports Leader Level 1 qualification as well.

 

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