physical education
 Purpose of study

Two hours a week of a high-quality physical education curriculum designed to inspire all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed British values such as fairness and respect.

 

 Aims

The physical education programme of study 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 lives.

 

Attainment targets

By the end of the key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

 

Key stage 3

Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Pupils should be taught to:
  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, netball, rounders and rugby]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, swimming & athletics]
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

Examination Board: EDEXCEL

Key subject aims:
  • Encourage students to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad coherent satisfying and worthwhile course of study and to develop an awareness and appreciation of their own and others’ cultures in relation to Physical Education.
  • Encourage creativity and decision-making skills to enable students to plan effectively for performances and to respond to changing situations.
  • Prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
  • Enable students to become increasingly physically competent through being actively engaged in a range of physical activities and to become increasingly effective in their performance in different types of physical activity and roles such as player/participant, leader and official.
  • Enable students to develop their ability to engage independently and successfully in different types of physical activity and to develop and maintain their involvement in physical activity as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

Knowledge and Understanding

Requires students to develop their knowledge and understanding of physical education and physical activity in relation to balanced healthy lifestyles, including:

  • How, and why, people take part in physical activity
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Personal health and wellbeing

Students will also develop their knowledge in relation to performance in physical activity.

physical education requires students to develop their knowledge and understanding of how a healthy, active lifestyle contributes to the growth and development of body systems and structures (including the cardiovascular, muscular, respiratory and skeletal systems), as well as general wellbeing.

Skills

 Physical education gives students the opportunity to develop skills relating to performance in physical activity, including:

  • Practical performance in both team and individual activities.
  • Analysis of performance.
Overview

It is important that students understand why people get involved in physical activity and the long term benefits of a sustained active lifestyle, including key influences that impact on peoples’ involvement in physical activity.

Students will understand the relationship between exercise, diet, work and rest, and how, together, they contribute to a balanced healthy lifestyle.  The relationship between health, fitness and exercise and the effects of exercise and fitness on participation should also be explored with the understanding that ‘fitness’ does not always result in good health.

In order for students to be able to go on and lead a healthy, active lifestyle, it is important that they understand how physical activity and exercise contributes to the growth and development of body systems and structures.

Students, taking the full GCSE course will gain knowledge of the impact of a healthy, active lifestyle on their cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and skeletal systems and general wellbeing.

 

 

Component 1: Assessment
  • Fitness and Body Systems
Written examination 1 hour 45 minutes

36% of the qualification

Component 2:
  • Health and Performance
Written examination 1 hour 15 minutes

24% of the qualification

Component 3:
  • Practical Performance
Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated.

30% of the qualification – 105 marks (35 marks per activity)

Component 4:
  • Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)
Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated.

10% of the qualification – 20 marks

 

 

 

Students selecting this option are expected to be involved in sport outside of lessons; either as members of local teams and clubs or in school-based clubs and teams. Students should ensure that they maintain good levels of fitness throughout the two year academic course to ensure success in the practical performance elements.

Information: Please see any of the PE team

+ Key Stage 3
 Purpose of study

Two hours a week of a high-quality physical education curriculum designed to inspire all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed British values such as fairness and respect.

 

 Aims

The physical education programme of study 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 lives.

 

Attainment targets

By the end of the key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

 

Key stage 3

Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Pupils should be taught to:
  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, netball, rounders and rugby]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, swimming & athletics]
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
+ Key Stage 4

Examination Board: EDEXCEL

Key subject aims:
  • Encourage students to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad coherent satisfying and worthwhile course of study and to develop an awareness and appreciation of their own and others’ cultures in relation to Physical Education.
  • Encourage creativity and decision-making skills to enable students to plan effectively for performances and to respond to changing situations.
  • Prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
  • Enable students to become increasingly physically competent through being actively engaged in a range of physical activities and to become increasingly effective in their performance in different types of physical activity and roles such as player/participant, leader and official.
  • Enable students to develop their ability to engage independently and successfully in different types of physical activity and to develop and maintain their involvement in physical activity as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

Knowledge and Understanding

Requires students to develop their knowledge and understanding of physical education and physical activity in relation to balanced healthy lifestyles, including:

  • How, and why, people take part in physical activity
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Personal health and wellbeing

Students will also develop their knowledge in relation to performance in physical activity.

physical education requires students to develop their knowledge and understanding of how a healthy, active lifestyle contributes to the growth and development of body systems and structures (including the cardiovascular, muscular, respiratory and skeletal systems), as well as general wellbeing.

Skills

 Physical education gives students the opportunity to develop skills relating to performance in physical activity, including:

  • Practical performance in both team and individual activities.
  • Analysis of performance.
Overview

It is important that students understand why people get involved in physical activity and the long term benefits of a sustained active lifestyle, including key influences that impact on peoples’ involvement in physical activity.

Students will understand the relationship between exercise, diet, work and rest, and how, together, they contribute to a balanced healthy lifestyle.  The relationship between health, fitness and exercise and the effects of exercise and fitness on participation should also be explored with the understanding that ‘fitness’ does not always result in good health.

In order for students to be able to go on and lead a healthy, active lifestyle, it is important that they understand how physical activity and exercise contributes to the growth and development of body systems and structures.

Students, taking the full GCSE course will gain knowledge of the impact of a healthy, active lifestyle on their cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and skeletal systems and general wellbeing.

 

 

Component 1: Assessment
  • Fitness and Body Systems
Written examination 1 hour 45 minutes

36% of the qualification

Component 2:
  • Health and Performance
Written examination 1 hour 15 minutes

24% of the qualification

Component 3:
  • Practical Performance
Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated.

30% of the qualification – 105 marks (35 marks per activity)

Component 4:
  • Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)
Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated.

10% of the qualification – 20 marks

 

 

 

Students selecting this option are expected to be involved in sport outside of lessons; either as members of local teams and clubs or in school-based clubs and teams. Students should ensure that they maintain good levels of fitness throughout the two year academic course to ensure success in the practical performance elements.

Information: Please see any of the PE team