Key Stage 3
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
• develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
• are physically active for sustained periods of time
• engage in competitive sports and activities
• lead healthy, active lives.
Pupils are taught in ability sets in Key Stage 3 Physical Education. The programme of study aims to ensure that pupils develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, are physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities and lead healthy, active lives.
Pupils are taught to:
• use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games
• develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports
• analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
Year 7 and 8
The following activities are followed:
Athletics, cricket, rounders, tennis, gymnastics, netball, dance, fitness, football, basketball, hockey, multi-skills, and badminton.
In year 9 pupils have the option of studying BTEC sport, sports leaders UK award or continuing with core physical education. BTEC and sports leaders UK are delivered during core physical education lessons. Pupils will complete the BTEC at the end of year 10 and sports leaders UK at the end of year 9.
Pupils opting to continue with core physical education take part in the following activities:
Athletics, cricket, softball, rounders, tennis, gymnastics, netball, dance, fitness, football, basketball, hockey, multi-skills and badminton
PHYSICAL EDUCATION PATHWAYS
The PE Department offers different pathways in the subject from Year 9 onwards. Details to follow..
Sports Leaders Level 1 Award
What qualification will the course lead to? Sports Leaders Level 1 Award
Which Examination Board? Sports Leaders UK
Pupils will study a variety of modules that will enable them to develop the confidence to lead others. The course is a practical based course whereby students will complete sessions that will develop leadership skills. There are theory based sessions that shall develop students understanding of the qualities, skills and responsibilities of a good leader. Students will develop a variety of communication skills and help improve your self-esteem.
How will students be assessed?
Assessment is primarily made the teacher. Written assignments are marked and graded according to given assessment criteria and practical assignments are also assessed and marked by a teacher. There are six modules that will be studied across the year. These include:
• Plan, lead and review a sport or activity session
• Fair play in sport
• Developing leadership skills
• The role of the official
• Lead activities that promote a healthy lifestyle
• Opportunities in sport and recreation
The final assessment of the course involves students leading a sports festival to local primary schools.
To complete Sports Leaders Level 1, you must be assessed on one hour of leadership.
KEY STAGE 4
Physical Education BTEC
What qualification will the course lead to? BTEC Level 1/ Level 2
Which Examination Board? Edexcel
Throughout the course, there are numerous opportunities for students to develop their learning. Opportunities include: leading a festival for primary school children, practical lessons and the opportunity to enjoy trips to sporting venues for live events.
The Planning and Leading Sports Activities module helps students to improve and enhance their communication skills through a variety of communication methods, improving confidence.
The final part of the module involves students leading a sports festival for local primary schools. Everything about this event is planned by them.
How will I be assessed?
1 external assessment (on-screen test) (25%) in Year 10 or Year 11 and 3 internal assessments (75%) in Year 10 and Year 11.
Students will study four modules across the two years and these are dependent on the nature of the group. The teacher chooses the modules, depending on the group and their individual needs and abilities.
Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise – external assessment worth 25%
Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance – internal assessment worth 25%
Plus 2 optional units – internal assessment (choice):
Training for Personal Fitness The Sports Performer in Action
The Mind and Sports Performance Leading Sports Activities
Core Physical Education Key Stage 4
What qualification will the course lead to? Not applicable (Core PE)
Which Examination Board? Not applicable
The Physical Education curriculum enables students to enjoy and succeed in many types of physical activity. Students develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and a combination of ideas to perform successfully. Students are given the opportunity to select the sports and activities in which you would like to participate. Two options are given every half term and the activities on offer are:
- Table Tennis
- First Aid
- Disability Sport
- Step Aerobics
- Invasion Games
- Indoor Hockey
In addition to these activities, students are given the opportunity to select a leadership course, for example ‘Primary Leadership’ or ‘Football Leaders’. These certificates allow them to develop the confidence, communication and organisational skills needed to lead small groups in a sporting activity. The Sports Leaders spend a number of hours in our local feeder schools leading activities and organising sports events.
Pupils are encouraged to participate in disciplines of their choice from the list above. By providing an extensive selection of healthy and enjoyable activities, we hope that students will continue to take part in some form of physical activity after they leave school and be inspired to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.
How will I be assessed?
No exam or controlled assessment.