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Physical Education

Overview of KS3

In Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils will have 2 lessons of PE per week. They will follow a broad and varied curriculum rotating activities every 6 weeks.

Activities may include: Gymnastics, Football, Hockey, Netball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Climbing, OAA, Dance, Athletics, Tennis, Cricket, Rounders and Softball.

 

Overview of KS4

Core PE within KS4 builds upon the foundations of KS3 curriculum intent in terms of core skills, advanced skills, decision making and tactical awareness. Pupils have one lesson a week and rotate activities every 4 weeks.
 
Activities may include:
 
Netball, Hockey, Football, Rugby, Fitness, Aerobics, Dance Orienteering, Handball, Lacrosse, Climbing, Badminton, Table Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Trampolining
 

Overview of PE as an Option

If PE is chosen as an option suite at the end of Y8, pupils will rotate around 3 different sports related courses. This will allow students to enhance their sports related knowledge via a range of different teaching and assessment methods.
 
The 3 rotations are as follows:
GCSE PE
Sports Studies
Sports Science 
 
Pupils are then able to choose any of the courses to pursue as a qualification for Y10.

GCSE PE

Within GCSE PE during practical lessons, pupils will rotate around a range of different sports and physical activities lasting approximately 6 weeks in length. Theory lessons will take place in a classroom where you will be taught the content to be covered on the final exam.

What will I study in my Theory lessons?

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • The skeleton, joints, muscles, levers, body systems
  • Physical training
  • Fitness components, training methods, injuries
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Participation trends, factors affecting participation, commercialisation, ethics, drugs, violence.
  • Sports Psychology
  • Skill classifications, goal setting, mental preparation, guidance, feedback
  • Health, fitness and wellbeing
  • Physical, emotional and social wellbeing, diet and nutrition

 

How will I be assessed?

Practical (40%)

Theory (60%)

1 x individual sport

1 x team sport

1 x choice of individual or team sport

AEP – Coursework task which involves analysing, evaluating and improving your own sporting performance.

2 x 1 hour written paper examinations

Sports Studies

Within Sports Studies practical lessons, pupils will rotate around a range of different sports and physical activities lasting approximately 6 weeks in length. Theory lessons will take place in a classroom where you will be taught the content to be covered in the exam and also lessons are used to complete pieces of coursework.

What will I study in my Theory lessons?

  • Contemporary issues in sport:
    • Sports Participation
    • Values of sport
    • Olympics & Paralympics
    • Sports initiatives
    • Drugs in Sport
    • Major Sporting events
    • National Governing Bodies
  • Outdoor Activities – what are they and how do they benefit me?
  • Sports Leadership – this involves planning and delivering a sport of your choice.
  • Practical Sport – how can I improve my sports performance?

 

How will I be assessed?

4 units of work (1 x exam, 1 x practical and 2 x coursework). All units are
assessed on Pass, Merit & Distinction basis.

Sports Science

Sports Science lessons are mainly theory based, these lessons will take place in a classroom, where you will be taught the content covered in the exam and the three coursework units. There will be some practical elements within each of the units, these will be intertwined into the schemes of work where applicable to the content being taught. 

What will I study in my Theory Lessons?

  • Reducing the risk of sports injuries

    • Factors influencing the risk of injury

    • Physical and psychological benefits of a warm up and cool down

    • Key components of a warm up

    • Key components of a cool down

    • Types of sports injuries and how to treat them 

    • The symptoms of and treatments for common medical conditions 

  • Principles of training – components of fitness, methods of training and how to create a training programme

  • Sports nutrition – Characteristics of a healthy balanced diet, and how they relate to a sporting context

  • The body’s response to physical activity

 

How will I be assessed?

4 units of work; 3x coursework unit and 1 x exam. All units are assessed on Pass, Merit & Distinction basis.