P.E.

Staff

Helen Knowles-subject Leader

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Helen Alder-KS4 PE lead

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Sarah Braiden-PE teacher P/T

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Claire Crossley-PE teacher

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Daniella Ojutalayo-PE teaching assistant

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Resources available in dept

The PE department facilities include a large sports hall equipped for many sports including: netball, basketball, badminton, football, hockey, a gymnasium with four trampolines and a wide range of gymnastic equipment, a multi-gym/fitness suite, a hard-court area for netball and tennis and PE class-room for the delivery of GCSE and A level PE.

Ethos of the department

Our PE curriculum is based upon the SPORT FOR ALL concept encompassing the Key Concepts of the National Curriculum to develop pupils’ competence, performance, creativity and healthy active lifestyles.

The P.E. Department compliments the School’s Mission Statement, and encourages pupils to live ‘life to the full’.  We seek to educate pupils morally, socially, spiritually and physically to ensure that each pupil knows that her contribution in PE and sport is valued. We encourage respect, self-discipline, leadership and uniqueness of the individual in our pursuit of developing a life-long love of physical activity and sport in every pupil.

KS3 Curriculum

Statement of Aims

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

 

Pupils will:

  • build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in KS1and 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

Curriculum Overview – for each academic year the content for each subject

Pupils in year 7, 8 and 9 are taught in ability groups. They are allocated one double PE lesson per week (one hour and 40 minutes). Pupils develop a wide range of skills, techniques and tactics in a range of sports and physical activities throughout KS3. They are also offered the opportunity to take on the role of leader, official, coach and choreographer within each of the activities undertaken.

A full range of extra-curricular sports and activities are on offer and all pupils are encouraged to take full advantage of these.

KS3-PE-Expected-Standards-progression-table

At KS4 pupils have 2 hours and 30 minutes per fortnight of Physical Education. In their ‘double’ 1 hour and 50 minute lesson they participate in Games, Racquets and Aesthetic activities. They are also given the opportunity to undertake Sports Leadership with local primary schools. In their 50 minute lesson all pupils take part in a compulsory Health and Fitness course, which comprises of activities such as aerobics, circuits, resistance training and Boxercise etc.

Pupils in year 7, 8 and 9 are taught in ability groups. They are allocated one double PE lesson per week (one hour and 40 minutes). Pupils develop a wide range of skills, techniques and tactics in a range of sports and physical activities throughout KS3. They are also offered the opportunity to take on the role of leader, official, coach and choreographer within each of the activities undertaken.

A full range of extra-curricular sports and activities are on offer and all pupils are encouraged to take full advantage of these.

Links to Relevant Websites

www.bbc.co.uk/sport

www.haveringsportscollective.org

www.youthsporttrust.org

www.sportengland.org

www.sportscoachuk.org

www.1st4sport.com

www.englandnetball.co.uk

www.essa-schoolswimming.com

www.schooltennis.org

KS4 Curriculum

Core Aim of Qualification

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge and understanding to improve performance
  • understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport
  • perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical activity and sport
  • understand the contribution that physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being
  • understand the key socio-cultural influences that can affect people’s involvement in physical activity and sport

 

Exam Board and Weblink to Exam Board

Edexcel GCSE PE 9-1

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

 

Curriculum Overview 

 

A

KS5

Core Aim of Qualification

OCR’s A Level in Physical Education will equip learners with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education. This requires them to:

  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
  • understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance
  • understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport
  • understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport
  • refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
  • understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness

• improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

Exam Board and Weblink to Exam Board

OCR A level PE

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

www.ocr.org.uk

 

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE PE is essential, Grade 5 in Science is also desirable.

Pupils must also participate regularly in a competitive sport outside of school.

 

Curriculum Overview 

 

Content Overview

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.


Links to Relevant Websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport

https://www.brianmac.co.uk/

http://www.teachpe.com/

 

Future Pathways

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.

Careers

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.

 

Enrichment Activities

Trips include: outdoor education visits, ski-trips, sports tours, sports spectators at major events.

The department also has a full extra-curricular timetable and regularly participates in Borough, regional and national level sports fixtures.