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Physical Education

 
    PHILOSOPHY

The P.E. 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.

AIM

The main aims of the Department are as one with those of the School and can be summarised as follows:

  1. To achieve maximum high quality participation from all students.
  2. To ensure that all students are motivated and take pride in their work.
  3. The improvement of physical wellbeing 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.

KEY STAGE 3 

All students have two hours of Physical Education per week. Activities vary from term to term. All students are graded at the end of each unit of work which contributes to their end of Key Stage Assessment.

During Years 7-9 the following topics are taught:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Swimming

Netball

Badminton

Fitness

Rugby

Football

Dance

Gymnastics

Tennis

Athletics

Rounders

Cricket

Table Tennis

Swimming

Netball

Badminton

Fitness

Rugby

Football

Dance

Trampolining

Tennis

Athletics

Rounders

Cricket

Table Tennis

Swimming

Netball

Badminton

Fitness

Rugby

Football

Dance

Trampolining

Tennis

Athletics

Rounders

Cricket

Table Tennis

KEY STAGE 4 

All students participate in Physical Education lessons in Year 10 and 11 as part of their core entitlement.

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.

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 GCSE course is a mixture of practical and theory components. Students studying the subject at GCSE follow the OCR  specification. During the course, the following topics are covered:

  Year 10 & Year 11

Content Overview

Assessment Overview

Applied anatomy and physiology Physical training

Physical factors affecting performance (01) 60 marks 1 hour written paper

30% of total GCSE

Socio-cultural influences Sports psychology Health, fitness and well-being

Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology (02) 60 marks 1 hour written paper

30% of total GCSE

Practical activity assessment Analysing and Evaluating Performance (AEP)

Performance in physical education (03)* 80 marks non-exam assessment (NEA)

40% of total GCSE

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website: 

www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-physical-education-j587-from-2016/

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website:  AQA Technical Award in IT

A LEVEL 

Students studying the subject at A Level follow the OCR specification.  During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 12 & Year 13

Content Overview

Assessment Overview

Applied anatomy and physiology

Exercise physiology Biomechanics

Physiological factors affecting performance (01)

90 marks                         
2 hour written paper

30%

of total

A level

Skill acquisition  

Sports psychology

Psychological factors affecting performance (02)

60 marks                         
1 hour written paper

20%

of total

A level

Sport and society 

Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (03)

60 marks                         
1 hour written paper

20%

of total

A level

Performance or Coaching

Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI)

Performance in physical education (04)

60 marks                    
Non-exam assessment (NEA)

30%

of total

A level

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website: 

www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-physical-education-h155-h555-from-2016/