Physical Education

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What does this course involve at Key Stage 3?

During KS3 students take part in a wide variety of sports and activities. These are grouped into the following themes, with one theme being covered per module.

Tactics and Strategies‐ Netball, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Cross Country, Basketball and many other team sports

Aesthetic Activities ‐ Dance, Fitness, Trampolining and Gymnastics

Problem Solving ‐ Activities involving teamwork along with team and decision making challenges

Developing technique ‐ Any game or individual sport in which a technique is required, the sports selected are often tailored to the group- examples include football, rugby, netball, volleyball, badminton

Participating in competitive activities ‐ Rounders, Athletics, Softball and Cricket

Analysing performance ‐ Analysing performance through any sport or activity including self and peer assessment

Students take part in one theme per module and cover a range of sports within it. This has proven a lot more beneficial to progress and allows students to compare and link sports together. It also allows for pupils to transfer their skills and knowledge across a range of sports as well as gaining confidence in many activities.

Students are given grades from 1‐9. These are broken down further into three categories:

EMERGING 1­ – 3 The student has grasped some of the content and can describe basic skills and principles.

SECURE 4­ – 6 ‐ The student has a solid knowledge of the content and can apply certain principles and keywords when evaluating their own or others’ work.

ADVANCED 7­ -9 The student is working consistently and is able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill. They are able to observe and evaluate others, providing feedback.

What do you need to be successful in this course?

To be successful students need to participate fully in lessons to develop their knowledge and understanding of skills and their application in team and individual sporting situations.

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Year 9,10 & 11

BTEC Sport First Award level 1/2

The students can study the BTEC Sport Level 2 award at KS4. This is equivalent to one GCSE

  • It is a 120 guided-learning-hour qualification
  • It has core units and optional units
  • 25% of the qualification is externally assessed.

Edexcel sets and marks these assessments

The remaining 75% of the course is coursework based and is assessed internally.

The Core units include:

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise

This unit is externally assessed using an onscreen test. Edexcel sets and marks the test. The assessment will be one hour and be marked out of 50. This accounts for 25% of your final marks Learning aims In this unit you will:

A: Know about the components of fitness and the principles of training

B: Explore different fitness training methods

C: Investigates fitness testing to determine fitness levels

Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance Core Unit

This unit is internally assessed.

This accounts for 25% of your final marks.

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A: Understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports

B: Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sport

C: Be able to review sports performance.

Unit 5: Training for personal fitness

Optional Unit

This unit is internally assessed.

The unit accounts for 25% of your final marks. Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A: Design a personal fitness training programme

B: Know about exercise adherence factors and strategies for continued training success

C: Implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives

D: Review a personal fitness training programme.

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

Optional Unit

This unit is internally assessed.

The unit accounts for 25% of your final marks.

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A.  Know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership

B.  Undertake the planning and leading of sports activities

C.  Review the planning and leading of sports activities.

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Year 11

Physical Education AQA GCSE PE Full Course

GCSE Physical Education provides students with the knowledge and understanding of how to live a healthy and active lifestyle, enabling them to make informed choices about their own physical development.

Students can choose from a wide range of sports and activities in which to participate in as a player/performer. They will develop and improve existing skills and techniques and learn new advanced skills improving their ability as a player/performer. Students will learn how to analyse and evaluate performance and suggest effective plans for improvement.

The following topics will be covered include: The physical and mental demands of performance, Diet, Health, fitness and healthy active lifestyles, training and social factors.

This course has two components a controlled practical assessment and an externally assessed written paper.

The students will undertake controlled practical assessment in year 11. They will be assessed as a player/performer and be graded on their ability to perform skills, techniques and their knowledge of strategies and tactics and how they perform in game situations.

A 1 hour 30 minute paper will be taken in year 11 covering the theoretical aspects of the course. This will be externally assessed.

Entry Requirements – GCSE PE is a highly demanding but enjoyable subject to study. Therefore, students opting to take this course must have good levels of Science and English literacy skills and be on course to achieve grade 5 and above in Science and English at the end of their Year 8 studies.

There is an expectation that students will regularly attend extra-curricular sports clubs and perform to a good standard outside of school in at least one sport. They should be enthusiastic about the subject and enjoy participating in physical activity.

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Year 12

Year 12 – Extended Certificate

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport comprises of four units of study over two years and is equivalent to one ‘A’ level. Units include Anatomy and Physiology in Sport where learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems are learnt.

In Unit 3:Professional Development in the Sports industry students develop their understanding of the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry.

In Unit 2:Fitness training and programming for Health, Sport and Well Being students explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and wellbeing.

In Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance learners study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports.

Assessment Methods

This course consists of four units of work over the two year period. Units 1 and 7 can be taken in year 12 to gain the Certificate. The course is assessed through the completion of internally assessed written assignments, externally assessed written tasks and a written examination. The assignments are graded at four levels pass, merit, distinction and distinction*

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Year 13

YEAR 13 – Subsidiary Diploma

Students will study three units of study after successful completion of four units in Year 12.

Units Covered:

Unit 4: Fitness training and programming

Unit 9: Practical Individual sports

Unit 13: Leadership in sport

Assessment Methods

The course is 100% coursework. The course is assessed through the completion of written assignments, presentations, practical tasks and videos that meet the grading criteria set by EDEXCEL.

The assignments are at four levels pass, merit, distinction and distinction*

Unit 4: Fitness training and programming

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  1.  Know different methods of fitness training
  2.  Be able to plan a fitness training session
  3.  Be able to plan a fitness training programme
  4.  Be able to review a fitness training programme.

 

Unit 9: Practical Individual Sports

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  1. Know the skills, techniques and tactics required in selected individual sports
  2. Know the rules and regulations of selected individual sports
  3. Be able to assess own performance in selected individual sports
  4. Be able to assess the performance of other individuals in selected individual sports.

Unit 13: Leadership in Sport

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit a learner should:

 

  1. Know the qualities, characteristics and roles of effective sports leaders
  2. Know the importance of psychological factors in leading sports activities
  3. Be able to plan a sports activity
  4. Be able to lead a sports activity.

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What is involved in core PE at KS4?

Even if pupils do not choose BTEC Sport as an option they participate in physical education one lesson a week. Unlike KS3 this is not broken into themes but into sports. In year 11 pupils can be given more choice over the activities they would like to do as part of their PE lessons.

The activities that all pupils at KS4 study can include football, rugby, netball, basketball, badminton, basketball, fitness, rounders, cricket, athletics, softball and other leisure activities such as table tennis, yoga, dance, trampoline and cross country.

Students take part in one activity per module and cover the sport in depth, developing more advanced skills, techniques tactics and strategies. The sports are selected to fit the needs of the students.

Students are given grades for effort at KS4 PE:

A – Excellent effort and exceeds expectations

B – Good effort, reaching expectations

C – Low effort, below expectation

D – Little to no effort or engagement

What do you need to be successful in this course?

To be successful students need to participate fully in lessons to develop their knowledge and understanding of skills and their application in team and individual sporting situations.

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What does this course involve at Key Stage 3?

During KS3 students take part in a wide variety of sports and activities. These are grouped into the following themes, with one theme being covered per module.

Tactics and Strategies‐ Netball, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Cross Country, Basketball and many other team sports

Aesthetic Activities ‐ Dance, Fitness, Trampolining and Gymnastics

Problem Solving ‐ Activities involving teamwork along with team and decision making challenges

Developing technique ‐ Any game or individual sport in which a technique is required, the sports selected are often tailored to the group- examples include football, rugby, netball, volleyball, badminton

Participating in competitive activities ‐ Rounders, Athletics, Softball and Cricket

Analysing performance ‐ Analysing performance through any sport or activity including self and peer assessment

Students take part in one theme per module and cover a range of sports within it. This has proven a lot more beneficial to progress and allows students to compare and link sports together. It also allows for pupils to transfer their skills and knowledge across a range of sports as well as gaining confidence in many activities.

In Year 8 students will further develop their knowledge of tactics and strategies and will be able to apply them in competitive situations to outwit an opponent. More advanced skills and techniques will be developed, as will their ability to analyse their own and each other’s performance. Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in competitive games and competitions.

Students are given grades from 1‐9. These are broken down further into three categories:

EMERGING 1­ – 3 The student has grasped some of the content and can describe basic skills and principles.

SECURE 4­ – 6 ‐ The student has a solid knowledge of the content and can apply certain principles and keywords when evaluating their own or others’ work.

ADVANCED 7­ -9 The student is working consistently and is able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill. They are able to observe and evaluate others, providing feedback.

What do you need to be successful in this course?

To be successful students need to participate fully in lessons to develop their knowledge and understanding of skills and their application in team and individual sporting situations.