Find out here what your child is studying this year in PE
The year group links below will inform you what your child will be learning in their PE lessons this year. All sports are subject to change at short notice should the governments guidance be updated nationally or locally. Pupils will be informed of any changes as soon as possible. In pupils first lesson of the school year they will be informed of the sports they will learn throughout this year and informed of the information that has been sent to parents via Parentmail, if you have any further concerns please contact your child's class PE teacher in the first instance".
Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3 the PE department aims to encourage pupils to experience and develop their knowledge and skills in a wide range of sporting activities. In Years 7 & 8 pupils are taught a PE lesson (tutor groups) and a Games lesson (single sex class) each week. This allows pupils to determine the learning environment in which they work best. The creative, dynamic and reflective learning environment that is developed by experiencing the wide range of activities encourages the pupils to make informed decisions about the activities that they may wish to specialise in at a later date
In Year 9 pupils choose route ways of particular activities that they wish to study. This allows them to receive an individualised education where they can have some control over the decisions they choose to make. The route ways are chosen largely to reflect the core principles that are covered in Physical Education.
Across KS3 there are opportunities for pupils to participate in gymnastics, trampolining, cheerleading, dance, climbing, athletics, handball, football, rugby, netball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, cricket, rounders, tennis, volleyball, badminton.
The PE Department and a number of locally based community coaches offer a comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities, open to all pupils irrespective of ability. Activities take place before school, lunchtimes and after school, and occasionally during holiday and school time. They comprise of team practices, fixtures and clubs.
In addition to regular clubs and fixtures, other activities include:
- Inter House Competitions
- Sports Day
- District competitions
- Dance Festivals/workshops
- County and National Competitions
Key Stage 4
Why study PE GCSE?
GCSE PE is an established course that offers routes to further education, such as A-levels, higher education in PE as well as other related career opportunities. There are also strong transferable links between PE and other similar subjects such as social science qualifications and Biology.
During this course you will be able to make use of your practical ability as 40% of the course is assessed based around your performance in three different sports. The course also involves studying for two separate exams known as “The human body and movement in physical activity and sport” and “Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport’’. This aspect of the course encourages you to make links between different muscles, bones and complete performance analysis of various movements and consider and discuss socio-cultural influences and basic sports psychology theories as well as interpreting and analysing data.
Outline of syllabus content
Each week you will be taught two theory lessons which will help develop your knowledge of the human body and socio-cultural influences. During these lessons you will learn about how the body moves and how to analyse and describe this movement. You will be encouraged to contrast and compare yourself with elite performers in sport in term of training methods and fitness components. During this section of the course you will cover some basic sports psychology (how we learn) and socio-cultural influences. These lessons will be taught in a practical manner whenever possible.
You will also be taught one lesson each week of practical and theory linked work. The practical side of the course involves you performing and being assessed in three different activities in sport (one individual sport, one team sport and one more of either type). You will be responsible for participating in sport outside of school and will use practical lessons to compile practical evidence of your level of performance. Due to the limited practical lesson time available in the curriculum time you should be participating in sport outside of school and should have a genuine all round ability in sporting activities. The practical weighting of the course is 40% including ‘an analysis of performance’ piece of coursework.
In each of your chosen activities you will be assessed upon your basic skills in isolation and also your ability to influence performance in the full recognised version of your activity.
Practical assessment: three different activities (One team game, one individual sport and one more of either type). Externally moderated 30% Final mark.
Controlled Assessment Coursework: Performance Analysis (project work) 10% Final mark.
Two Examinations: two 1hour 15 minutes ‘’The human body and movement in physical activity and sport’’ and “Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport’’ 60% Final mark.
Why study Sport BTEC?
This qualification is a Technical Award equivalent in size to one GCSE. It is designed for students who want to include a study of the sport sector which culminates in a recognised qualification at the end of Year 11. It provides an introduction to some of the key themes within the sport sector, enabling you to develop and apply your knowledge of sport, whilst also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills. The Level 2 Award also shows clear progression to Level 3 academic or vocational qualifications in the sixth form, for those who want to take study of this subject further.
Outline of syllabus content
This qualification provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. For this award you will study four separate units over Years 10 and 11.
- Unit 1, Fitness for Sports and Exercise, is a compulsory unit and is assessed externally via an online on-demand test.
- Unit 2, Practical Sports Performance, is also compulsory, and is assessed internally via a number of assignments undertaken over the two years.
- Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training, is the third and final compulsory unit. You will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding you have developed in the qualification as a whole.
- Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities, learners develop sports leadership skills through delivering components of sports sessions and whole activity sessions. Units 2, 3 and 6 will be internally assessed by your PE teachers via a variety of assignments during Years 10 and 11.
In total there are four modules, each with 25% of the total marks. The online on-demand test is a one hour test totalling 50 marks and assesses the work done in Unit 1 of the Award. The test will consist of objective and short answer questions.
A coursework portfolio is also kept and regularly updated for your three other units. This may include assignments produced by you which could take the form of a written essay, annotated video clips, PowerPoint presentations, leaflets, posters, interviews and witness statements. All of these assignments are set by the teacher in charge of the course and marked internally. Some of these assignments will then be sent off for external moderation as well.
Sport BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport
Syllabus Number: 600/4779/3
Year 10 Curriculum
1st Lesson each week
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RUNNING JUMPING THROWING
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2nd Lesson each week
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