PE

     

The Arts, PE & Tech Faculty

PE

Subject Intent: 

An overview of what is covered and the reason for this.  Here is an example:

In Physical Education we aim to:

  • To create successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
  • To create confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • To create responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

 

We strive to provide an extensive array of activities where students are given the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. We teach our lessons in conjunction with the National Curriculum Key Processes. Developing specific skills in physical activity, making and applying decisions, developing physical and mental capacity and evaluating and improving upon their own and others’ performances and finding ways to improve them.

Course Overview:

The Exam board and unit list for:

GCSE

A-Level

Examination course

GCSE PE Edexcel

  • THEORY – (60%) – End of Year 11
  • Component 1 – Fitness and Body Systems
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes examination and is worth 36% overall. This covers the main areas of anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training and use of data
  • Component 2 – Health and Performance
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes examination and is worth 24% of the qualification.  This covers the main areas of health, fitness and well-being, Sports Psychology, social cultural influences and use of data.
  • Component 3 – Practical Activities – 30% practical performance of 3 activities
  • Component 4 - 10% - Personal Exercise Programme
  • This element is a coursework examination developing the student’s knowledge and understanding of their fitness levels and how to improve their performance.
  • How can I use this course after Year 11/ in the future?
  • Students can then study A-Level PE and go on to University to study courses in Sport Science, Sports Engineering, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Physiotherapy or Sports Nutrition.
  • There is a wide and varied range of exciting career opportunities linked to this subject.  Here are just a few examples: Sports Coaching, Leisure and Tourism, Physiotherapy, Journalism, Coaching, Nutritionist, Sports Psychology and Teaching.

 

  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport. (EDEXCEL)
  • The qualification provides a broad basis of study for sports. The Extended Certificate is designed to support progression to Higher Education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A levels.
  • This is a two year course equivalent in size to one A level (360 Guided Learning Hours). The course consists of four units, of which of them are mandatory and 2 of which are externally assessed (examined units). The Mandatory content makes up 83% and the External assessment makes up 67%.
  • Mandatory Units
  • Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology- Written exam- guided learning hours 120
  • Unit 7 Practical performance in sport- coursework- guided learning hours 60
  • Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being – Written exam- guided learning hours 120
  • Unit 3 Professional Development in the Sports Industry- Coursework- guided learning hours 60

 

Course  Detail:

A list the key content students will cover, broken down into these headings

Method of assessment

Sociological perspectives, Internal, guided learning hours 60;

Psychological perspectives, Internal, guided learning hours 60;

Supporting individuals with additional needs, Internal, guided learning hours 60

Physiological disorders and their care, Internal, guided learning hours 60.

 

Career progression:

This course is good for students considering a higher education in sport and careers in leisure and sports industry. Such as: Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Sports Coach, Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Sport Science, Sports Psychology, Nutritionist, Sports Analyst and PE Teacher to name but a few.

 

Key stage 3

All students in KS3 have a minimum of 3 PE lessons over the course of 2 weeks, each of which is an hour long. Each activity lasts for half a term.

Over the Key Stage students will cover the following activities.

 

Girls

 Boys

Athletics

Netball

Badminton

Volleyball

Hockey

Rounders

Trampolining

Gymnastics

Problem solving

Health Related Exercise

Handball

Dance

Softball

Athletics

Football

Rugby

Badminton

Volleyball

Hockey

Softball

Cricket

Trampolining

Gymnastics

Problem solving

Health Related Exercise

Handball

 

Key stage 4

All students in KS4 have 2 PE lessons over the course of 2 weeks, each of which is an hour long. Each activity lasts for half a term. With the additional option of GCSE PE

Over the Key Stage students will cover the following activities

 

Girls

 Boys

Athletics

Netball

Badminton

Volleyball

Hockey

Rounders/ Softball

Trampolining

Handball

Dance

Basketball

Football

Rocket ball/lacrosse

Zumba/ Yoga/Pilates etc

Athletics

Football

Rugby

Badminton

Volleyball

Hockey

Softball/Rounders

Cricket

Trampolining

Handball

Basketball

Rocket ball/Lacrosse

Fitness

 

 Key Stage 5

Please see exam based activities within this subject above. However, there is the opportunity to take part in any of the Extra Curriculum opportunities that the PE Department puts on.

Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment opportunities

  • As part of MAC experience students will have the opportunity to take part in many sporting activities for their House from cross country to rowing challenges.
  • Students are given the opportunity to see professional matches such as Football and Netball
  • The Department has an extensive extra- curricular timetable which is open to all and additionally we play in local intra school competitions in many sport.

Useful links

Useful links

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/sport-2016.html

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education-2016.html