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Members of Staff and Roles/Responsibilities

Miss L Lowther Curriculum Team Leader

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Subject Overview

Physical Education is taught in tutor groups at Key Stage 3 and in mixed ability groups at Key Stage 4, In KS4 the students have the opportunity to follow a Sports Leaders UK qualification.  All students follow a broad and balanced curriculum and hopefully they will find an activity they enjoy and choose to participate in after college or post 16 education.

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KS3 Structure

2 x 1 hour lessons per week
7-8 week blocks of activity

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KS3 Content

YEAR 7
TOPICS COVERED

Athletics
Ball skills
Basketball
Gymnastics
Health and Fitness
Netball
Rounders 
Swimming
Tennis
Trampolining

YEAR 8
TOPICS COVERED

Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Gymnastics
Health and Fitness
Netball
Tag rugby
Tennis
Trampolining
Rounders 

YEAR 9
TOPICS COVERED

Aerobics
Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Health and Fitness
Leadership Education
Netball
Tennis
Trampolining
Rounders 
Student led sessions

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KS4 Structure

Year 10 Year 11
  • 1 x 1 hour lesson per week
  • Sports Leaders United Kingdom level 1
  • 1 x 1 hour lesson every 3 weeks on team building
  • 2 x 1 hour lesson per week
  • General Sports programme (options)

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KS4 Content

 

YEAR 10
TOPICS COVERED

CORE
Team Building
Ball Games (variety)
Fitness (variety)
Sports Leaders UK
Tennis
Racket sports

GCSE
Basketball
Gymnastics
Netball
Rounders 
Trampolining
Sports Leaders UK

YEAR 11
TOPICS COVERED

CORE
Ball Games (variety)
Fitness (variety)
Tennis
Racket sports

GCSE
Badminton
Exercise to music
Athletics

GCSE PE Theory
Key concepts and processes in PE
Making an informed choice about an active healthy lifestyle
Opportunities, pathways and participation in PE
Development of skills, techniques and motivation
Developing physical and mental capacity
Informed decision making using principles of training
Opportunities, pathways & participation in PE

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GCSE Physical Education / Games

An interest in sport and physical activity is essential.  Extra curricular involvement is required to develop practical skills and boost coursework grades.

Who is it for?

The PE GCSE course will enable those who enjoy sport to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the value physical activity has as a part of healthy living.  It will also help you develop and extend your own practical skills.  This option will suit people who enjoy and have an interest in sport. 

What will I study?
An introduction to Physical Education

  • Key concepts in Physical Education
  • Key processes in Physical Education
  • Opportunities, pathways and participation in Physical Education

Practical Performance and Analysis 1

  • Two performances from two different activity areas
  • An Analysing Lifestyle Task (AL)

Developing Knowledge in Physical Education

  • Developing skills, techniques and motivation
  • Developing physical and mental capacity
  • Informed decision making using the principles of training and safe exercise
  • Opportunities, pathways and participation in Physical Education

Practical Performance and Analysis 2

  • Two performances from any activity areas
  • An Analysing Skill Performance Task (AP) for one activity

Practical activities include trampolining, athletics, netball, basketball, hockey, rounders, gymnastics, badminton and football.  Other optional activities are dance, swimming, horse riding and aerobic fitness exercises.

How will I study?
Four units of work:  2 theory and 2 practical units
In Year 10 students complete:   1 theory unit – 20%       1 practical unit – 2 physical activities – 30%
In Year 11 students complete:   1 theory unit – 20%       1 practical unit – 2 physical activities – 30%

What exams are there?   
Paper 1 – 1 hour at the end of Year 11                    Paper 2 – 1 hour at the end of Year 11
Written controlled coursework is included in the practical activities. 

Option Block:                     This subject is offered in option block 1.  

Career Information:           Teaching and coaching, sport and leisure management.

Progress Information:        Options post GCSE PE are:

  • BTEC qualifications Sport                                                             •   AS and A Level PE
  • National Governing Body Awards                                                •   Sports Leaders Level 2
  • Degree in Sport Science/Leisure Management                           •   Teaching degree
  • Professional Sports person

Pre-requisites:
You should have achieved at least Level 6 during Year 9, have a strong science background and a love of sport, dance and physical activity. 

For further information please see Miss Lowther in the PE team


Additional Information

P.E. Kit

  • Black tracksuit bottoms/jogging bottoms
  • White polo shirt
  • Trainers
  • Clean white socks
  • Optional - black leggings for aerobics, dance, gymnastics and trampolining
  • Optional – black non zipped sweatshirt
  • Optional - towel

For information on the Extra Curricular Timetable and our Sporting Success
please click here

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