Physical Education

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Year 7-9

Students follow a broad range of activities in half-term blocks. They have 4 lessons in each 2 week timetable rotation. Pupils are taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games for example, badminton, football, hockey, netball, and rounders.
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports for example, athletics and trampolining.
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
Autumn Spring Summer
Wk 1-5 Wk 6-10 Wk 11-15
Swimming (strokes) Trampolining (Apollo) Badminton (Poseidon) Football/netball
Wk 16-21 Wk 22 Wk 23-27
Trampolining (Apollo) Badminton (Poseidon) Fitness Testing Athletics (Track & Field)
Wk 28-33 Wk 34-38 Wk 39
Rounders Swimming (strokes) Water Polo Pool

KS4 CORE PE Curriculum programme

Students follow a broad range of activities in half-term blocks. They have 4 lessons in each 2 week timetable rotation.
Pupils are taught to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games for example, badminton, football, hockey, netball, rounders, and table tennis.
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports, for example, athletics and trampolining.
  • take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best.
Autumn Spring Summer
Wk 1-5 Wk 6-10 Wk 11-15
Water Polo Swimming (strokes) Football Netball Hockey
Wk 16-21 Wk 22 Wk 23-27
Trampolining Badminton Fitness Testing Athletics Table Tennis
Wk 28-33 Wk 34-38 Wk 39
Rounders Tag Rugby Water polo

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GCSE Physical Education  (Edexcel 9-1) Year 10 & 11

Course Outline

This course builds upon knowledge and skills learned through Physical Education in the Lower School.  It is intended to help the learners:

(i)            Develop a deeper understanding of the rules, tactics and techniques of sports

(ii)           Develop an understanding of the theory of Sports Science

(iii)          Develop and improve their personal performance

The lesson time will be separated into 5 lessons (3 will usually be theory based, 2 will be practical).

Practical Lessons – Correct school PE kit must be worn at all times. Maximum participation is required as the practical element of the course is 30% of the final mark.

Theory Lessons – Regular homework is set throughout the duration of the course and is an important and integral part of the syllabus.

Assessment Details

Course Assessment of Practical Work             30% (PracticalExamination)

Theory of Sport Written Exam                          60%  (Theory Examination)

Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)              10%

Practical Examination

Each candidate must perform one team activity, one individual activity and either a team/individual activity.

 

Team Activities Individual Activities
Association Football Athletics. One event (track or field)
Badminton Badminton, squash or tennis
Cricket Swimming
 Dance  Table tennis
 Rowing  Skiing or snowboarding
 Hockey  Trampolining
 Hurling  Cycling
 Netball  Diving
 Rugby league or rugby union  Golf
 Table tennis  Equestrian
 Tennis  Rowing
 Volleyball  Rock Climbing

Learners will also be required to use one of their chosen sports for an analysis of performance.

Theory Examination

The specification for the theory examination covers a wide range of issues related to sport, physical education and healthy, active lifestyles. The units that are covered are listed below:

Anatomy and Physiology

  • The skeletal system
  • The Muscular system
  • Movement Analysis
  • The cardiovascular system
  • The respiratory system
  • Methods and Principles of training
  • Nutrition
  • Drugs in sport
  • Sports injuries

Socio-Cultural Influences

  • Participation and barriers in sport
  • Commercialisation
  • Sportsmanship

Sports Psychology

  • Skill classification
  • Guidance and Feedback
  • Mental Preparation

Reasons for Choosing This Subject

Taking this course will allow learners to develop a knowledge and understanding of human performance through participation in a range of physical activities.  They will be given the opportunity to acquire and develop a higher level of personal performance through participation in a variety of sports. They will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the relationship between physical activity, general health and education for post-school leisure.  The course has relevance for a variety of areas of employment, e.g. coaching/teaching/lecturing, physiotherapy and leisure centre management.

Post 16 Progression

For learners intending to continue with their education, the course offers a solid grounding for further study in Physical Education or other related subjects such as BTEC Level 3 Sports.