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PE Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Physical Education is compulsory at Key Stage 3. Students have two periods of PE each week. The department has a policy of setting to allow students to maximise their potential. Students follow a programme of 12 different activities per year and are formally assessed at the end of the six week block of work and obtain a national curriculum level.

Students will develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.

Year 7’s take part in baseline assessment, which allows the department to obtain information on the student’s ability. Students participate in numerous tasks, which are collected and analysed. Based on this the student is set a realistic end of KS 3 Targets.

Year 7 students follow a rotating programme of the following activities.

Basketball Football Health Related Fitness Circuits
Hockey Rounders Cricket Athletics
Outdoor Adventurous Activities Swimming Volleyball Student Games

Year 8 and 9 students follow a rotating programme of the following activities.

Baseline Assessment Football Health Related Fitness Circuits
Hockey Rounders Cricket Athletics
Outdoor Adventurous Activities Swimming Basketball Student Games

Key Stage 4

Physical Education is compulsory at Key Stage 4. Students have two periods of PE each week. The students can opt for GCSE Physical Education.

Students are encouraged to select a pathway appropriate to their interest in the attempt to develop their competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Students can select Ownership Games or Sports Leaders Award.

Key Stage 5

Physical Education is compulsory at Key Stage 5. Students have two periods of PE each week. In years 12 and 13 students can opt for AS and A-Level Physical Education.

Students are encouraged to select a pathway appropriate to their interest in the attempt to develop their competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Students can select from Ownership Games, Fitness for Life or Sports Leaders Award.

GCSE Full Course Physical Education

GCSE Physical Education is a course that combines practical and theoretical aspects of Physical Education. Students take the course during years 10 and 11 and follow the Edexcel exam board (www.edexcel.com). It suits best people with a wide range of strong activities as players, performers or leaders. Students will have three lessons a week one practical and two theory.

Students will be assessed in a number of activities and the best four will be put forward for the final grade.

Students will also design their own six-week training programme for a specific sport and will have the opportunity to complete their fitness-testing during lessons. In May of year 11 all GCSE students will complete a Physical Education exam; questions on the paper will be taken from a number of topics, which students will study over the two years. These will include; Diet and Health, Prevention of Injury, The Circulatory, Muscular, Skeletal and Respiratory System, The Methods and Principles of Training.

50% of their final grade is based on their performance in four practical activities. 40% is based on a single exam testing their knowledge of the physical, mental and socials factors that affect sports performances. The final 10% is for analyse of performance (AOP) and their personal exercise programme (PEP).

A-Level Physical Education

Students are assessed practically within two roles of ‘performer’, ‘leader’ or ‘official’ at AS, before focusing on one of these roles at A2. In the context of their chosen role(s), they will: review their current participation in physical activity, identify opportunities locally, nationally and internationally for them to advance their participation and create a development plan and a life plan for their participation in physical activity.

They will learn about sport, from the grass roots to the elite level, and the development of competitive sport. Healthy lifestyles, fitness and training, and preparation for sports performance are also covered extensively.

Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Physical Education (8PE01)

Edexcel Advanced GCE in Physical Education (9PE01)

An A-level qualification in this subject is a useful lead into the many and varied degree courses that are grouped under Leisure and Sport Studies in the UCAS Entrance Guide.

AS-Level Comprises Two Units

In Unit 1 examines what constitutes a healthy and active lifestyle and how the body responds and adapts to exercise. Students learn how competitive sport has developed over time and how a lifelong involvement in sport is encouraged.

In Unit 2 students are assessed practically in two performances from a choice of three roles (player/participant, leader and official). They will then undertake three coursework elements; a study into the provision for each role at a local level, a study of the provision for one role at the national level, and an analysis of their performance relating to one of their chosen roles.

A2 Comprises Two Units

In Unit 3 students will learn about the short and long-term physiological and psychological preparations made by elite athletes. They will consider the short- and long-term technical preparations required, e.g. the use of training camps and different types of ergonomic aids.

In Unit 4 students are assessed practically in one chosen role. They then complete 3 pieces of coursework: a development plan to progress their practical performance in this chosen role, a life plan to identify a pathway of participation within this role from school leavers to veterans, and research this role in an international context, taking in grassroots participation and elite performance.

Unit 1

The assessment of this unit is through a 90-minute examination paper, which is set and marked by Edexcel. The paper will be a question-and-answer booklet, consisting of short-answer and extended-writing type questions, all of which are compulsory.

Unit 2

This unit is internally assessed, through a portfolio of evidence, for the four tasks within the unit. Students must complete all four tasks. An Edexcel moderator then assesses the student’s portfolios.

Unit 3

The assessment of this unit is through a 2-hour examination paper, which is set and marked by Edexcel. The paper will be a question-and-answer booklet, consisting of short-answers and extended-writing type questions, all of which are compulsory.

Unit 4

Students must undertake four tasks for assessment in this unit. They will be required to submit their completed tasks for internal centre marking using the Edexcel criteria and for external moderation through a practical moderation day.

Links

Students can access websites to help them study in PE

Edexcel http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education-2009.html
TeachPE http://www.teachpe.com/a_level.php
Youth Sports Trust http://www.youthsporttrust.org/
Step into Volunteering http://www.youthsporttrust.org/how-we-can-help/leadership/lead-2-employability.aspx
Duke of Edinburgh Award http://www.dofe.org
Prezi https://prezi.com/ehgvilefhysd/short-term-technical-preparation-a2-physical-education-edexcel/
GCSE Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/znyb4wx
Brian Mac http://www.brianmac.co.uk/index.htm
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