KEY STAGE 3

VISION/MISSION/PHILOSOPHY

The Physical Education Department compliments the School’s Vision and Ethos, and seeks to educate pupils morally, socially, physically and academically to ensure that each person knows that his or her contribution is valued.

The main aims of the Department can be summarised as follows:

  1. To achieve maximum high quality participation from all students taking part in a physical activity.
  2. To ensure that all students are motivated and take pride in their work.
  3. The improvement of physical well being and independent learning.
  4. The development of skills, including the ability to analyse performance.
  5. To promote a healthy lifestyle.
  6. To develop good social relationships.
  7. To prepare a child for the future and to promote careers and work related opportunities.
  8. To promote expressive, creative and aesthetic development.
  9. To promote and support activities of the wider community.

The Physical Education department awards student of the half term awards based on the Olympic and Paralympic values:

  • RESPECT:  The student demonstrates respect for themselves and for others. They respect the expectations and standards set in PE, such as kit, attitude, effort and behaviour.
  • EXCELLENCE:  The student always gives their best, on the field of play and around school. They understand it is not only about winning, but also about participating, making progress against personal goals, striving to be and to do your best in our daily lives and benefiting from the healthy combination of a strong body, mind and will.
  • FRIENDSHIP:  The student encourages and considers others. They are willing to help in lessons (collect equipment) and work well with everyone in the class. They inspire others in the group to participate to the best of their ability and forge friendships in spite of any differences (gender, racial, religious).
  • DETERMINATION:  The student demonstrates a will to win in spite of limitations. They are committed to all lessons and always do their best.
  • COURAGE:  The student demonstrates enthusiasm and belief in themselves and others around them. They persevere in PE even when they find things difficult.
  • INSPIRATION:  The student is self motivated and motivates others. They are reliable, patient and lead by example and demonstrate leadership qualities in group situations.
  • EQUALITY: The student demonstrates respect to all and treats all people fairly.
  • RESPECT:  The student demonstrates respect for themselves and for others. They respect the expectations and standards set in PE, such as kit, attitude, effort and behaviour.
  • EXCELLENCE:  The student always gives their best, on the field of play and around school. They understand it is not only about winning, but also about participating, making progress against personal goals, striving to be and to do your best in our daily lives and benefiting from the healthy combination of a strong body, mind and will.
  • FRIENDSHIP:  The student encourages and considers others. They are willing to help in lessons (collect equipment) and work well with everyone in the class. They inspire others in the group to participate to the best of their ability and forge friendships in spite of any differences (gender, racial, religious).
  • DETERMINATION:  The student demonstrates a will to win in spite of limitations. They are committed to all lessons and always do their best.
  • COURAGE:  The student demonstrates enthusiasm and belief in themselves and others around them. They persevere in PE even when they find things difficult.
  • INSPIRATION:  The student is self motivated and motivates others. They are reliable, patient and lead by example and demonstrate leadership qualities in group situations.
  • EQUALITY: The student demonstrates respect to all and treats all people fairly.

 

CURRICULUM CONTENT AND ASSESSMENT

All students have two hours of Physical Education per week. Students follow a programme of activities which vary from term to term.

Activities covered are:

YEAR 7 BOYS

YEAR 8 BOYS

YEAR 9 BOYS

Athletics

Badminton

Cricket

Dreams and teams

Football

Gymnastics

Rugby

Swimming

Table tennis

Tennis

Athletics

Badminton

Basketball

Cricket

Fitness

Football

Gymnastics

Life saving

Rugby

Swimming

Table tennis

Tennis

Athletics

Badminton

Basketball

Cricket

Fitness

Football

Handball

Personal survival

Rugby

Swimming

Table tennis

Tennis

YEAR 7 GIRLS

YEAR 8 GIRLS

YEAR 9 GIRLS

Athletics

Badminton

Cricket

Dance

Fitness

Gymnastics

Netball

Rounders

Swimming

Tennis

Athletics

Badminton

Cricket

Dance

Fitness

Football

Life saving

Netball

Rounders

Swimming

Trampolining

Athletics

Badminton

Cricket

Dance

Fitness

Netball

Rounders

Swimming

Tag rugby

Tennis

Trampolining

Water aerobics

All students are graded at the end of each unit of work which contributes to their end of Key Stage Assessment.

 

K.S.3 COLOURS

 

These are awarded in Year 9 for commitment and/or excellence in representing the school regularly in competitive sports. Students receive a certificate and a Bronze, Silver or Gold KS3 badge to wear on their blazer. The BRONZE award represents 2 sports, SILVER represents 3 sports and GOLD represents 4 or more sports.

KEY STAGE 4

 

VISION/MISSION/PHILOSOPHY

 

In Key Stage 4 the Physical Education Department continue to develop the aims set in KS3. In CORE PE we aim to continue the development of new skills, provide competition and leadership opportunities. For GCSE students we aim to encourage those who have a keen interest in sport and recreation. The course builds on knowledge, understanding and skills established in Key Stage 3 Physical Education. GCSE PE provides opportunities to be involved in a number of different physical activities, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. You can perform in one or all of the following roles player/participant, leader or official. Successful Physical Education students develop many transferable skills and key skills that employers are looking for and can lead to a wide variety of employment opportunities. This can include further training in areas such as recreational management, leisure activities, physiotherapy, coaching, officiating, the fitness industry and the armed forces.

The Physical Education department awards student of the half term awards based on the Olympic and Paralympic values:

CURRICULUM CONTENT AND ASSESSMENT

CORE PE: The Year 10 and Year 11 PE programme includes a variety of activities. All CORE PE students are given an opportunity in KS4 to achieve awards in badminton and leadership. Each student is allocated four lessons over a two week cycle.

Activities covered in CORE PE are:

BOYS

GIRLS

MIXED

Badminton

Basketball

Fitness

Football

Handball

Table tennis

Trampolining

Volleyball

Water polo

Badminton

Boxercise

Fitness

Handball

Netball

Tennis

Trampolining

Volleyball

Water aerobics

Kwik Cricket

Leadership

Rounders

Softball

Tennis

Volleyball

Students are given a ‘Behaviour for learning’ grade after each activity and an assessment levels in certain activities.

 

GCSE PE: In Year 9 students opt to take GCSE PE to begin in Year 10. Students are allocated nine lessons over a two week cycle. The OCR GCSE course is a mixture of practical and theory components. Four lessons are practical, four lessons are mostly theoretical and one lesson is a mixture of both. The GCSE PE course structure is as follows:

 

GCSE Theory (60% of final mark). This theory unit has 2 sections:

 01.  Physical factors affecting performance. This section has 2 topic areas:

1.1. Applied anatomy and physiology.

Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the basic structures and functions of body systems that are important to sports.

              1.2. Physical training.

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the components of fitness required for sports and how each can be measured.

Assessment: assessed in a 60 minute (60 mark) exam at the end of year 11.

02.  Socio- cultural issues and sports psychology.

2.1.Socio cultural influences.

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the factors that continue to impact on                sports in the UK today.

2.2. Sports psychology.

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the psychological factors that can affect            performers.

Assessment: assessed in a 60 minute (60 mark) exam at the end of year 11.

Practical activity (40% of final mark). This practical unit has 2 sections:

03.  Practical assessment. This has 2 sections:

3.1. Practical assessment.

Learners will practice/ train in three activities (one individual sport, one team and one of either) in practical PE lessons over the 2-year course.

             Assessment: assessed during each practical PE lesson with a final assessment being made under                   controlled conditions (moderation) at the end of the spring term in year 11.

             3.2 Analysing and evaluating (AEP) performance

             Learners are required to demonstrate their ability to analyse and evaluate their own performance.

            Assessment: assessed as a controlled assessment during PE lessons in the summer term of year 10.

 

In Year 10 all students complete a Sports Leaders award during the Easter/Summer term. This is a course which is not concerned with your sporting ability but instead will help to develop many different leadership skills such as being able to organise others and to communicate with groups and individuals in a sports setting. The award is broken down into seven units:

  1.  Planning, preparing and assisting with a simple sporting activity.
  2.  Basic communication skills for leading a sports activity.
  3.  Principles and practice in delivering a basic health and fitness session.
  4.  Understanding fair play in sport.
  5.  Understanding the role of the sports official.
  6.  Understanding the scope of local sport and recreation activities.      
  7.  Demonstration of leadership skills in sport  
  8.  Plan, lead and evaluate a sport/activity session.
  9.  Developing leadership skills.
  10.  Lead a session to improve fitness.
  11.  Adapting sports activities.
  12.  Establish and maintain a safe sport/activity session.
  13.  Organise and deliver a sports event or competition.
  14.  Pathways in sport and recreation.    

K.S.4 COLOURS

 

These are awarded in Year 11 for commitment and/or excellence in representing the school regularly in competitive sports. Students receive a certificate and a Bronze, Silver or Gold KS4 badge to wear on their blazer. The BRONZE award represents 2 sports, SILVER represents 3 sports and GOLD represents 4 or more sports.

KEY STAGE 5

 

VISION/MISSION/PHILOSOPHY

 

At AS and A2 the Physical Education department aim to continue to develop the students’ interest in theoretical aspects of the subject. As students gain more knowledge through each course students will develop as critical thinkers which will allow students to achieve higher grades particularly in the coursework. Students will benefit from knowing current issues happening in the world of sport as these examples can be used in exams. The practical element of the course relies heavily on the student performing at a level ideally higher than school sport in order to access the higher grades. Teachers are committed to ensuring students understand the theoretical aspects of sport and the practical application.

CURRICULUM CONTENT AND ASSESSMENT

A LEVEL PE

 

Year 12 students are allocated nine lessons over a two week cycle. The OCR AS Physical Education course consists of the following units:

  Content Overview              

- Applied anatomy and physiology

- Exercise physiology 

- Biomechanics, including    technology in sport

     

 

 

- Skill acquisition

- Sports psycology

- Sport and society       

 

 

 

 

 - Performance or Coaching

 - Evaluation of Performance for   Improvement (EPI)                   

 Assessment Overview         

Physiological factors affecting performance

(01)*

   70 marks   

1 hour 15 minute written paper  

 

Psychologoical and socio-cultural themes in physical education         

(02)*  

70 marks

        1 hour 15 minute              written paper

    

     Performance in physical   education

(03)*

60 marks

     Non-exam assessment (NEA)

 

                                                       

 

   

                                                    35% of total AS level

 

 

 

 

                                                     35% of total AS level    

 

       

 

 

            30% of total                AS level                                                             

*Indicates inclusion of synoptic assessment.

Year 13 students are allocated nine lessons over a two week cycle. The Edexcel A2 Physical Education course consists of the following units:

Unit 3 (A2)      Preparation for Optimum Sports      

                          Performance

Unit 4 (A2)      The Developing Sports Performer

 

3.1. Short-term preparation includes physiological, psychological and technical preparation in the short-term, and fatigue and recovery.

3.2. Long-term preparation covers physiological and technical preparation in the long-term.

3.3. Managing Elite Performance includes centres of excellence and technical support for elite athletes.

4.1. Development plan focuses on one aspect of performance in your chosen sport.

4.2. Life plan includes planning for students’ future development and long-term career paths.

4.3. International study covers provision of sport internationally.

4.4. Progressive Participation offers scope to refine performances in one of the roles chosen in Personal Performance in Unit 2.

Progress throughout the year in Unit 3 is measured through past exam papers, end of topic exams and mock exams. Teachers give constructive feedback and encourage students to reflect on their results to develop and improve their learning. Folders are handed in once each half term to be checked.

In Year 13 

Unit 3 Preparation for Optimum Sports Performance is assessed through a 2 hour exam incorporating short answer questions getting progressively harder, and 2 x extended writing questions at the end worth 20 marks. This exam is worth 50% of the A2 grade and 25% of the total GCE grade.

Unit 4 The Developing Sports Performer is the coursework unit for A2 level Physical Education. The coursework is worth 50% of the A2 grade and 25% of the total GCE grade. (Total 90 marks)

4.1. Development plan /45marks

4.2. Life plan /10 marks

4.3. International study /15 marks

4.4. Progressive Participation /20 marks

 

Sixth Form Enrichment:

 

The sixth form enrichment programme takes place on a Wednesday afternoon. Students have the opportunity to opt for a variety of competitive and recreational sporting activities alongside other courses such as Volunteering and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Opportunities are available for students to complete National Governing Body Awards in coaching and leadership. These currently include Community Sports Leadership and badminton.

Courses in the past have included: Fitness, netball, rugby, football, badminton and level 2 award in Sports Leadership.             

In Year 12 students may opt to take the Community Sports Leaders Award which is a nationally recognised course with British Sports Trust as the controlling body. The prime aim of the CSLA is to produce responsible, motivated and confident people who can lead safe, purposeful and enjoyable sporting and recreational activities. It is also designed to encourage students to get involved in organising and assisting with the provision of sport on a voluntary basis. The CSLA provides a common foundation for the caching schemes of the national governing bodies of sport. As such it concentrates on improving the leadership skills required to plan and prepare a sports session, deliver a session and evaluate the activity.

The award is broken down into seven units:

FULL COLOURS

 

Full Colours are awarded for commitment and/or excellence in representing the school regularly in competitive sports or in sports leadership. Full Colours may only be awarded to students who have represented the School’s first teams. They are awarded to students at the end of Year 12. Students receiving Full Colours receive a maroon tie with a School Crest.