Physical Education

Students take part in two 1 hour lessons a week and have the opportunity to attend the numerous extra-curricular clubs that are on offer which include; lunch time clubs, after school clubs and school fixtures.

 


Head of Department

Mr A Chadwick

 

The Physical Education curriculum is taught in six half term blocks per academic year. Students follow full and half units of work in a combination of the following activities; Rugby, Hockey, Football, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Handball, Dodgeball, Gymnastics, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Vaulting, Dance, Outdoor Education, Health Related Fitness, Volleyball, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders and Softball. Students are taught in single sex ability groups and follow national curriculum specifications.

 

Year 7

Outline of scheme of work

Working across a range of national curriculum areas of activity students are expected to:

 

  • Refine and adapt existing skills from KS2
  • Develop skills specific for each area of activity
  • Develop and apply simple tactics for basic games play in a variety of sports
  • Plan and Evaluate their own performance
  • Be clear about what they want to achieve in their own work
  • Recognise key safety aspects within all areas of activity.

 

Year 8

Outline of scheme of work

Working across a range of national curriculum areas of activity students are expected to:

 

  • Refine and adapt existing skills from Year 7
  • Plan and implement strategies & compositional ideas in teams
  • Modify and Develop these plans
  • Analyse their own work in order to seek improvement
  • Be able to plan and evaluate their own performance
  • Suggest changes that will increase the chance of success.

 

Year 9

Outline of scheme of work

Working across a range of national curriculum areas of activity students are expected to:

 

  • Refine and adapt existing skills from Year 8
  • Develop and apply advanced skills & techniques in a variety of activities
  • Be able to fulfil a number of roles in a full sided game
  • Organise themselves in a variety of roles
  • Have a good understanding of how to warm up and cool down effectively
  • Analyse their own performance and others and suggest ways of improving.

 

Home Learning in the department at KS3

There is no specific home learning in PE at KS3.

All students continue to have 2 x 1 hour lessons of core PE which are taught in half term modules. Students choose two activities per half term, giving a possible 12 activities throughout the duration of a year. Students can choose from Rugby, Hockey, Football, Netball, Badminton, Handball, Dodgeball, Gymnastics, Table Tennis, Basketball, Outdoor Education, Health Related Fitness, Trampolining, Dance, Vaulting, Volleyball, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders and Softball.

 

Year 10
Outline of scheme of work

Choosing across a range of national curriculum areas of activity students are expected to :

  • Apply & develop existing skills from KS3
  • Apply advanced skills and techniques in increasingly demanding situations
  • Develop and apply advanced tactics for chosen games play in a variety of sports
  • Take on responsibilities to improve as a team through analysis of own performance
  • To perform a specific role in a tem effectively
  • To lead or direct others through warm ups and cool-downs, practices or games.

 

Year 11
Outline of scheme of work

Choosing across a range of national curriculum areas of activity students are expected to :

  • Apply and develop existing skills from KS3
  • Apply advanced strategic concepts in increasingly demanding situations to develop leadership
  • Demonstrate refined techniques consistently with speed and precision
  • To be able to organise a full game in their chosen sport
  • Be able to lead practices to improve targeted areas of their own and others performance
  • Understand how to plan, implement & monitor training programmes for specific activities.

 

 Year 10 & 11 GCSE PE
Overview
GCSE students follow the Edexcel Course. Students will need to know how to apply and demonstrate the relationship between the factors affecting participation and performance; know how and why people get involved in sport and understand why it is important to have an active lifestyle. Students will need to understand anatomy and physiology and how this affects the body systems when applied to physical activities and sporting situations. Students will need to know the reasons for their obligation to obey the laws, rules and safety requirements of sporting activities and use this knowledge to assess the risks in activities to both themselves and others. They should be able to relate these factors to their 4 chosen practical activities and show an understanding of their application.  Over the two-year course students will be assessed in a number of different activities of which the top 4 will make up 50% of their final grade. In one of these sports students will undertake an oral examination which focuses on their ability to observe and analyse others performance and makes up a further 10%.  The final 40% of their overall grade is achieved through a written examination.

 

Course Details (overview of topics studied and how students will work)
Unit 1: The theory of Physical Education (40%)
1.1: Healthy, active lifestyles
1.2: Your healthy, active body.
Unit 2: Performance in Physical Education (60%)
2.1: Practical performances in 4 different sports in the role of either player/participant, official or leader.
2.2: Analysis of performance in a selected physical activity.

 

Assessment structure     
Unit 1: The theory of Physical Education (40%)
Written Exam: 1 hour 30 minutes. (Contains multiple-choice, short- and longer-answer questions and two essay questions)
Unit 2: Performance in Physical Education (60%)
2.1: Practical performances in 4 different sports in the role of either player/participant, official or leader. Graded out of 10 for each (48% of final grade)
2.2: Analysis of performance in a selected physical activity. This is a Controlled Assessment of 4 verbally graded answers to questions and a written Personal Exercise Plan (PEP) marked out of 4 marks for each equally 20 marks in total (12% of final grade).

 

Where it can lead on to  
As well as being the ideal preparation for A Level PE course, GCSE PE allows for progression to related vocational qualifications, such as BTEC firsts and Nationals is Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences.
The course develops the transferable skills and key skills that employers are looking for and can lead to wide variety of employment opportunities. This can include further training in such areas as recreational management, leisure activities, coaching, officiating, the fitness industry, the armed forces and the Civil Service.

 

This course is for you if…   
•    You are a talented sports person who is committed to improvement and develop of your sporting knowledge both practically and theoretically
•    You have a good academic background and are willing to put your efforts into revision for the written exams
•    You are willing to progress your practical skills in after school sessions
•    You are considering a sports-related career or an A level/higher education course
•    You have a keen interest in sport and recreation and always look forward to your PE lessons

 

Year 10 & 11 BTEC LEVEL 2 FIRST AWARD IN SPORT (1 GCSE)

 

Exam Board Edexcel

The BTEC First Award (EDEXCEL exam board) is an alternative yet equivalent qualification to GCSE’s. Studying a BTEC can allow a balanced approach to learning whilst providing a personalised and highly effective vocational option in Sport. Students will develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context.

 

What will I study in Sport?
For the BTEC First Award you will study the following units:

 

Fitness for Sport & Exercise
This unit underpins the knowledge required for all other units in BTEC Sport. It covers, in particular, the nature of fitness and what comprises of having a good fitness level and why it is important at any level of sports participation. The unit develops the understanding of the components of fitness, how to test these components, and also how to train and improve these components of fitness. This unit will be assessed by an external on-screen test.

 

Practical Sports Performance
This unit specifically looks at both your ability in two selected sports and your ability to analyse and improve the performance of others. Performance and observation form a key part of this unit alongside practically demonstrating the skills and tactics required in the sport. A further understanding of the rules, regulations and scoring systems will also be developed.

 

The Sports Performer in Action
This unit develops the understanding of the short-term responses and long-term adaptations of the body systems to exercise. You will also learn about the different energy systems used during sports performance.

 

Leading Sports Activities
This unit provides an introduction to sports leadership and the pathways into leadership and coaching. You will be required to plan, lead and evaluate activity sessions. Alongside this you will develop the knowledge and understanding of what makes a successful leader.

 

How and when will I be assessed?
Throughout your course you will be assessed in variety of ways. 25% of the course (1 unit) will be assessed by an on-screen external test. 75% of the course will be directly assessed by your teacher through assignment based work, comprising of assignments, presentations, verbal assessments, visual assessments, video analysis and in some cases group work, which will allow you to meet the grading criteria in several different ways. Your work will be externally verified by a moderator in order to check the standard of work produced. A BTEC can be passed at level 1 or 2. At Level 2 equivalency a Pass = C; Merit = B; Distinction = A; and Distinction *= A*.

 

Progression Routes
A BTEC First in Sport will aid progression to further study and prepare students to enter the workplace in due course. Typical employment opportunities may include working as a coach or as a fitness instructor. A BTEC First will allow you to gain an introductory understanding of a vocational area. It is especially relevant to any career which involves working with people. It is equally a good stepping stone into higher level courses.
When taken as part of a balanced curriculum, there is a clear progression route to a level 3 course, which can be studied within the sixth form at St Cuthbert Mayne School.

 

Students have 2 additional hours of PE week to study this Edexcel course. This is on top of their core PE lessons.

 

Homework in the department at KS4 GCSE PE & BTEC SPORT

Students are set weekly home learning tasks within their theoretical element of the course.  Each task should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

AS/A2 PE Course

A Level students follow the OCR Course. Students will be provided with learning opportunities and experiences that will enhance their understanding of a range of sporting issues, theories and principles.  In year 12 students will acquire an appreciation of anatomy and physiology, acquiring movement skills and socio-cultural studies relating to participation in physical activity. Practically, students will be assessed in a variety of different activities of which their best 2 sports will be submitted towards their final grade. In one of these sports, students will undertake an oral examination, which focuses on their ability to observe and analyse others performance.  In year 13 students will acquire an appreciation of the historical factors of PE, sports psychology and how the body changes as a result of physical activity. Students will undertake another oral examination in one of their chosen activities.

 

YR12

 

Outline of scheme of work

 

Unit 1 – An Introduction to Physical Education.

  • Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Acquiring Movement Skills.
  • Socio-Cultural studies relating to participation in physical

activity.

 

Unit 2 – Acquiring, Developing and evaluating practical skills

  • Observation of a live performance
  • Critically evaluate this performance through an oral presentation.

 

YR13

 

Outline of scheme of work

 

Unit 3 – Principles and concepts across different areas of Physical Education

  • Historical Studies
  • Sports Psychology
  • Exercise and Sport Physiology

 

Unit 4 – Improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education

  • Observation of a live performance
  • Critically evaluate this performance through an oral presentation.

 

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (1 A Level)

 

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is made up of seven units: (2 half units and 5 full units)

 

YR 12

The four core mandatory units are:

 

  • Half Unit Principals of Anatomy/Physiology in Sport
  • Half Unit The Physiology of Fitness
  • Full Unit Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Full Unit Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

 

YR 13

The specialist units are:

 

  • Full Unit Fitness Testing for Sport
  • Full Unit Practical Individual Sports
  • Full Unit Psychology for Sports Performance

 

 Homework in the department at KS5

Students are set weekly home learning tasks in each theoretical area.  Each task should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Department Resources Available:

The Sports facilities include: Large Sports Hall, Fitness Suite comprising of a range of Cardiovascular and Resistance machines, Secondary Hall, 4 outdoor netball courts, Grass pitches, grass grids, I-pads for performance analysis and a PE technician.

Extra-Curricular Activities Offered:

 We pride ourselves in offering an extensive extra-curricular sports programme with opportunities to further develop existing skills across a range of sporting disciplines.  Students can involve themselves at both a recreational or competitive level.

 

We play a large number of sports fixtures on a weekly basis at both local and national level having boys and girls teams in all of the core sports.  We enter all local festivals and central venue leagues and compete well against other local schools.

 

We are heavily involved in developing leadership and run an extensive sports ambassador programme. Students are identified in year 8 and work closely with our younger students as well as our feeder primary schools supporting their PE and Sport through coaching, officiating and organising festivals.  Students’ progress through the programme up until they leave at the end of year 13 having developed excellent employability skills.

 

There are a large number of extra-curricular activities that students can involve themselves in both during lunchtimes and after school.  These include participating, coaching and officiating opportunities in: football, rugby, netball, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, dodgeball, dance, cricket, rounders, handball and athletics.