Physical Education

Staff

Mr P Freary - Subject Leader
Miss F Winspear   Miss M Hewson

Resources

There is one Sports Hall; six tennis courts; a field with two football pitches; one rugby pitch; three pitches for small sided games; a gridded area; an Astroturf cricket wicket; two long jump pits and two circles for discus and shot putt.

Syllabus at Key Stage 3

Syllabus at Key Stage 4

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Syllabus at Key Stage 3.

Students experience a variety of activities, detailed below, and are introduced to some of the theoretical aspects delivered in GCSE Physical Education.  They have four, one hour lessons over a two week cycle where they will access two different activities and will perform a fitness component test.

Boys curriculum:

  • Baseline assessment – covering all six National Curriculum areas
  • Gymnastics – floor work
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Orienteering
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Trampolining
  • Softball
  • Gymnastics – Flight
  • Circuit Training
  • Rounders

Girls Curriculum:

  • Baseline assessment – covering all six National Curriculum areas
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics – Floor work
  • Dance
  • Orienteering
  • Football
  • Tag Rugby
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Handball
  • Gymnastics – Flight
  • Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Futsal
  • Circuit Training
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Trampolining

Mixed Curriculum (Year 7 Only)

  • Baseline assessment-covering all six National Curriculum strands
  • Netball
  • Table Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Touch Rugby
  • Gym-Flight
  • Handball
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Tennis

Theoretical aspects:

Year 7

  • Health and Safety
  • Muscular system – muscles
  • Role models
  • Diet
  • Aerobic respiration
  • Anaerobic respiration

Year 8

  • Cardiovascular endurance
  • Principles of training – FIT
  • Skeletal system – bones
  • Samatotypes
  • Science in Sport
  • ICT in Sport

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Syllabus at Key Stage 4.

Students experience a variety of activities, detailed below.  They have two, one hour lessons over a two week cycle where they will learn new skills and perform a fitness component test.

Boys curriculum:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Circuit training
  • Handball
  • Trampolining
  • International Games
  • International Summer Games

Girls curriculum:

  • Badminton
  • Netball
  • Lacrosse
  • Trampolining
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • International Games
  • International Summer Games

GCSE PE

At Key Stage 4 pupils have the option to study PE for a GCSE qualification. This is delivered over 5 hours of theory and practical lessons spread across the two week timetable. The course is assessed through performance in each area of the course. Two written exams are completed at the end of the two year course, each worth 30% of the overall mark. Practical performance is assessed by three practical sporting performances, which is worth 30% of the overall mark. There is also an analysis of performance aspect which is worth 10% overall and looks at pupils’ explaining how they can improve performance in one of their three chosen practical activities.

The following link will explain the course in full including a list of activities that can be used for assessment, theoretical content and structure, exam criteria and all other useful information regarding the course content.

AQA GCSE PE

If pupils need any further information they are to contact Mr Freary or any of the PE department.

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