P.E.

Teaching Staff and Responsibilities

Helen Knowles: Subject Leader

Helen Alder: KS4 PE lead/Head of year

Sarah Braiden: PE teacher P/T

Claire Crossley: PE/Child Development/Health and Social Care teacher

Kerry Waller-PE teacher (maternity cover)

 

KS3 (Years 7-9)

How do we organise teaching groups at KS3?

At KS3, classes are taught in ability groups (classes of 30-32).

What are our aims at KS3?

Our KS3 PE curriculum 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 lifestyles

How does this subject develop over KS3?

Pupils will:

  • build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in KS1 and KS2
  • become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques and apply them across different activities
  • understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply this to their own and others’ work
  • develop confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and later in life
  • understand the long term benefits of physical activity

What will my daughter learn at KS3?

All lessons contain elements of fitness

Year 7

  • Autumn term: Netball/Football
  • Spring term: Badminton/Gymnastics/Dance
  • Summer term: Athletics/Rounders/Tennis/OAA

Year 8

  • Autumn term: Netball/Football
  • Spring term: Badminton/Gymnastics/Dance
  • Summer term: Athletics/Rounders/Tennis

Year 8

  • Autumn term: Netball/Basketball/Football
  • Spring term: Badminton/Gymnastics/Dance
  • Summer term: Athletics/Rounders/Tennis

Are there any websites that will support my daughter’s learning?

KS4 Core PE (Years 10-11)

How do we organise teaching groups at KS4?

At KS4, classes are taught in mixed ability groups (classes of 20-25).

What will my daughter learn in Core PE?

Pupils have a double PE lesson once a fortnight covering games, aesthetic activities, athletics and leadership

Pupils have a single PE lesson once a fortnight covering fitness activities including: aerobics, Zumba, boxercise, step aerobics and use of the school multigym

 

KS4 GCSE (Years 10-11)

How do we organise teaching groups at KS4?

At KS4, classes are taught in option groups (classes of 15-26) which are all mixed ability.

Which GCSE specification do we prepare pupils for?

Edexcel GCSE PE 9-1

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

What will my daughter learn at KS4?

The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Physical Education consists of two externally-examined papers and two non-examined assessment components.

Components 1 and 2 will be assessed in May/June in any single year. Components 3 and 4 may be assessed at any point during the course, with marks submitted by the centre prior to moderation. Moderation will take place in the same year as the written examinations.

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems (*Component code: 1PE0/01)

  • Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • 36% of the qualification
  • 90 marks

Content overview

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Movement analysis
  • Topic 3: Physical training
  • Topic 4: Use of data

Assessment overview

  • The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions.
  • Students must answer all questions.
  • Calculators can be used in the examination.

 

Component 2: Health and Performance (*Component code: 1PE0/02)

  • Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • 24% of the qualification
  • 70 marks

Content overview

  • Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being
  • Topic 2: Sport psychology
  • Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences
  • Topic 4: Use of data

Assessment overview

  • The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions.
  • Students must answer all questions.
  • Calculators can be used in the examination.

Component 3: Practical Performance (*Component code: 1PE0/03)

  • Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated
  • 30% of the qualification
  • 105 marks (35 marks per activity)

Content overview

  • Skills during individual and team activities
  • General performance skills

Assessment overview

  • The assessment consists of students completing three physical activities from a set list.
  • One must be a team activity.
  • One must be an individual activity.
  • The final activity can be a free choice.
  • Students must participate in three separate activities.
  • Students will be assessed against set assessment criteria found in the Pearson Edexcel

Level1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Physical Education practical performance assessment criteria

Each activity can last up to 12 hours. These will be assessed by the teacher and moderated by Pearson.

 

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP) (*Component code: 1PE0/04)

  • Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated
  • 10% of the qualification
  • 20 marks

Content overview

  • Aim and planning analysis
  • Carrying out and monitoring the PEP
  • Evaluation of the PEP

Assessment overview

The assessment consists of students producing a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP), and will require students to analyse and evaluate their performance.

These will be assessed by the teacher and moderated by Pearson

Are there any websites that will support my daughter’s learning?

 

KS5/A Level (Y12-13)

How do we organise teaching groups at KS5?

At KS5, classes are taught in option groups (classes of around 10) which are all mixed ability.

Which A Level specification do we prepare pupils for?

OC OCR A Level Physical Education (H555).  Here is a link to the specification for more detailed information:

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

What will my daughter learn at KS5?

Component 01: Physical factors affecting performance

Students gain a deeper understanding of key systems in the body and how they react to changes in diet and exercise. They also study the effects of force and motion on the body and how they can be used to our advantage.

There are three topics:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics.

Component 02: Psychological factors affecting performance

Students study the models and theories that affect learning and performance in physical activities, how different methods of training and feedback work and why their effectiveness differs from person to person. They also explore the psychological factors that affect group dynamics and the effects of leadership and stress.

There are two topics:

  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology.

Component 03: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

This component focuses on the social and cultural factors that have shaped sports over time, and their

influences on physical activity. Students consider the impact of hosting a global sporting event such as the Olympic Games, and the influence of modern technology on both the performer and the spectator of contemporary sport.

There are two topics:

  • Sport and society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport.

Component 04: Performance in physical education

Students are assessed in the role of either performer or coach in one practical activity. They are required to demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions.

Students are also assessed in the Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI). They observe a live or recorded performance by a peer and provide an oral analysis and critical evaluation of their peer’s performance.

Are there any websites that will support my daughter’s learning?

 

Future pathways/careers

This course will prepare learners for the further study of PE or sports science courses as well as other related subject areas such as psychology, sociology and biology. Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by further education, Higher Education and employers in all sectors of industry

Sports and leisure industry management, coaching and teaching, physiotherapy, osteopathy, medicine and Nutrition are some of the many careers that A level PE students have gone on to undertake.