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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

If PE is selected as an option in Year 9 pupils will undertake a probationary period from September until Christmas to ensure that they are allocated to the correct PE course which is suited to their style of learning. The two options are GCSE PE and Sports Studies. During this probationary period, pupils will cover content related to both courses and be assessed via both course methods.

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?

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?

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.


Grade Ladders

Grade ladders show the skills/content that a pupil is required to demonstrate to reach each particular grade. These can be used by pupils and parents in targeting what they need to do to make progress in each subject.

Aerobics
Badminton
Basketball
Climbing
Fitness
Football
Gymnastics
Handball
Hockey
Netball
Rounders
Rugby
Table Tennis
Tennis
Trampolining


Curriculum Intent

Please be aware these documents are only draft versions.

Physical Education

Curriculum Plan