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General Curriculum detail for Key Stage 3

During Key stage 3 pupils develop their skills and techniques and learn how to apply them in different activities.  They start to understand what makes an effective performance and how to apply these principles.  They learn to make decisions for themselves about what to do to improve performance.  

Assessment on the aspects below, are made in: Games, Athletics Activities, Dance, Gymnastics and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.

General Curriculum detail for Key Stage 4 (CORE PE)

During Key Stage 4 pupils tackle complex and demanding activities, applying their knowledge of skills, techniques and effective performance.  They will be encouraged to get involved in physical activity that is mainly focused on competing or performing, promoting health and well-being, or developing personal fitness.

They also decide on roles that suit them best, including performing, coaching, choreographing, leading and officiating.  The view they have of their skilfulness and physical competence gives them the confidence to get in involved in exercise and activity out of school and in later life.

There are a range of activities to choose from, including:

  • Athletics
  • Dance and Aerobics
  • Games such as Football, Badminton, Volleyball and Basketball
  • Gymnastics including Trampoline
  • Personal Fitness Training ( Circuit Training, Continuous Training, Interval Training, Fartlek Training etc)
  • Outdoor & Adventurous Activities
  • Problem Solving/Team Building Exercises

KS 4  Physical Education (Exam courses)

We offer two accredited courses in PE - GCSE or ncfe.

Physical Education (GCSE)

Exam Board: Edexcel

Content

Through a variety of classroom based and practical sessions, students will:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport to improve performance
  • Understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance
  • Perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques
  • Develop ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
  • Understand key socio-cultural influences which affect people’s involvement

Assessment

The GCSE course is assessed over four components.

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems is externally assessed through a written examination paper of 1 hour and 45 minutes. This will contribute a maximum of 36% towards your total mark.

Component 2: Health Fitness and Well-being (Sports Psychology and Socio-cultural influences) is externally assessed through a written examination paper of 1 hour and 15 minutes. This will contribute a maximum of 24% towards your total mark

Component 3: Three practical performances- Assessment of skills and techniques in individual and team activities. This will contribute a maximum of 30% towards your total mark.

Component 4: Analysis of performance in one of the chosen activities and will include planning, performing and evaluating a Personal Exercise Programme. This will contribute a maximum of 10% towards your total mark.

Progression Opportunities:  Sixth Form - A level sport or level 3 vocational courses.

Higher education: sports science; leisure management; sports coaching; teaching.

Careers: coach; leisure manager; teacher; physiotherapist; sports psychologist.

Physical Education (NCFE Level 2)

The NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Health and Fitness is designed to provide pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding of the applied study of good health and fitness practices and an understanding of working in the sector.

It is the equivalent to a GCSE.

Pupils will gain a broad understanding of Health and Fitness including the following:

• the principles of training and FITT

• how physical activities affect the body in the short and long term

• how relevant fitness test can be used for specific health and skill components of fitness

• different lifestyle analysis tools and how to apply them

• creating a health and fitness programme

Assessment

External exam worth 40% of the course –

Introduction to body systems and principles of training in health and fitness.

Internally assessed project / synoptic worth 60% of the course –

Preparing and planning for health and fitness

Progression opportunities: Depending on the grade the learner achieves in this qualification, they could progress onto Level 3 qualifications and A Levels.

Higher education: sports science; leisure management; sports coaching; teaching.

Careers: coach; leisure manager; teacher; physiotherapist; sports psychologist.

Aims

It is the PE department’s aim that by following a broad and balanced range of activities our students will:

  1. Enjoy and develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  2. Be physically active for sustained periods of time.
  3. Engage in competitive sports and activities.
  4. Develop their ability to analyse situations and make decisions.
  5. Reflect on their own and others’ work and find ways to improve them.
  6. Appreciate the value of exercise and lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
  7. Develop team work, confidence and resilience.