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Physical Education

Physical Education

Physical education (PE) is an important part of the curriculum because of the benefits it has on young people's development. Our high-quality curriculum aims to inspire students to develop key skills and succeed in a wide variety of physically demanding activities.

The curriculum offers students the opportunity to perform competitively as well as participate in the extra-curricular programme on offer, competing against other students in school fixtures, leagues, and tournaments. PE provides opportunities for students to develop their character and confidence levels, as well as helping to embed key values such as fairness and respect.

We work hard to create a positive learning environment where students are happy and safe and show enjoyment and respect for one another, allowing them to develop their skills and flourish as a performer.  

It is very good, the activities are very interesting and the teachers are very supportive.
Year 8 student

Potential career paths and further study

Physical education develops a range of key skills such as communication, teamwork, motivation, persistence and respect which can be transferred directly into future pathways within education and careers. Students may go on to study a sport related course at GCSE and A Level in school or college. This could progress on to a sports degree at university, followed by a career in sport related work.

PE CURRICULUM INFORMATION 

Year 7  
Term 1
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Dance
  • Fitness
Term 2
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Fitness
Term 3
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
Year 8  
Term 1
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Fitness
  • Netball
Term 2
  • Outdoor adventurous activities (OAA)
  • Tag rugby
Term 3
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Softball

Year

Term

Units of Work

Assessments

 9

Autumn

Components of Fitness

Fitness Testing

Exercise Intensity

 Students will sit an exam including a combination of past exam paper questions on the topics outlined. Questions on the paper will range from 1 mark to 8 marks.

 

Spring

Principles of Training

Methods of Training

Students will sit a full Unit 1 exam paper. The paper will be carried out on a PC to replicate the conditions of students actual exam. Students will then self assess their paper using the online mark scheme and guidance from the teacher.

 

Summer

The skeletal system

The muscular system

Muscles and movement

Students will be given pictures of two sporting athletes. Students must use their knowledge of the skeletal and muscular system to complete a sporting analysis of the actions being carried out by both performers.

 10

Autumn

Components of Fitness

Fitness Testing

Exercise Intensity

 Students will sit an exam paper including a range of past exam paper questions on the topics outlined. Questions on the paper will range from 1 mark to 8 marks.

 

Spring

Unit 2 Practical Sport

Learning Aim A: The rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports.

Students will complete a research task on the rules, regulations and scoring system of a sport of their choice. Students will then use their research to produce a  written report as evidence for Unit 2 Learning Aim A coursework.

 

Summer

Unit 2 Practical Sport

Learning Aim B: Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports

Learning Aim C- Review of practical performance

Videoed  footage of students competing in a team sport  will be collected. Students will be required to perform a range of set skill drills and conditioned practice which demonstrate their ability and understanding of a wide range of skills linked to the sport.

Students will then complete a review of their performance identifying both strengths and areas of development this task will be evidence for Unit 2 Learning Aim C.

 11

Autumn

Components of Fitness

Fitness Testing

Exercise Intensity

Principles of Training

Methods of Training

 Students will sit a written Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise past exam paper. The paper will be marked out of 50 and questions on the paper will range from 1 mark to 8 marks.

 

Spring

Unit 2 Practical Sport

Learning Aim B: Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports

Video footage of students competing in a team sport will be collected. Students will be required to perform a range of set skill drills and conditioned practice which demonstrate their ability and understanding of a wide range of skills linked to the sport.

Students will then complete a review of their performance identifying both strengths and areas of development this task will be evidence for Unit 2 Learning Aim C.

BTEC COURSE INFORMATION

Qualification & Board

BTEC First Award in Sport Level 1/ 2 (Edexcel)

Course Content (for A level, how this follows on from GCSE)

All students who opt for BTEC Sport will study four units during their time in Key Stage 4 . Unit 1  Fitness for Sport and Exercise  & Unit 2 Practical Sports Performance are mandatory units and the remaining two units will be  selected depending on the strengths of the cohort from the following optional units:

Unit 3 The Mind and Sports Performance

Unit 4 The Sports Performer in Action

Unit 5 Training for Personal Fitness

Unit 6 Leading Sports Activities

Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise will develop your understanding of the different  fitness components which benefit an athletes performance. The unit will also explore different fitness test and training methods used to asses and improve an athletes performance.

Unit 2 Practical Sports Performance will develop your ability to assess your own performance in both individual and team sports. As well as increase your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of officials in each sport and the importance of rules and regulations.

Potential Career paths

Sports Coaching, Fitness instructor, Physio, PE Teaching, Personal Trainer

Assessments (inc. external exam, internally assessed coursework. Coursework evidence provided through written assessments, practical  activity, presentations  and video evidence)

Unit 1  Fitness for Sport and Exercise: 100% examination (25% of Overall Grade)

Unit 1 is broken down into a the following learning aims:

A know about the components of fitness and the principles of training

B explore different fitness training methods

C investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.

Unit 2 Practical Sport Performance: 100% internally assessed coursework (25% of Overall Grade)

Unit 2 is broken down into a the following learning aims:

A understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports

B practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports

C be able to review sports performance.

Core or Option

 Option

No Option Choices (GCSE only)

 1

No. GCSE / A Level equivalent

1 GCSE