PE Curriculum Overview
Core P.E is compulsory for all students in Key Stage 3 and 4. A broad range of individual and team activities are offered that encompass the development and refinement of skill and its application in physical activity, as well as providing students with the knowledge and understanding of how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
The following key processes are essential aspects of lessons;
Making and applying decisions
Students should be able to select and use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas effectively in different creative, competitive and challenge-type contexts. Refine and adapt ideas and plans in response to changing circumstances. Plan and implement what needs practicing to be more effective in performance. Recognise hazards and make decisions about how to control any risks to themselves and others.
Developing physical and mental capacity
Students should be able to develop their physical strength, stamina, speed and flexibility to cope with the demands of different activities. Develop their mental determination and resilience to succeed.
Evaluating and improving
Students should be able to reflect and analyse performances, identifying strengths and weaknesses. Make decisions about what to do to improve their performance and the performance of others and act on these decisions in future performances. Be clear about what they want to achieve in their own work and what they have actually achieved.
Making informed choices about healthy, active lifestyles
Students should be able to identify the types of activity they are suited to. Identify the types of role they would like to take on. Make choices about their involvement in healthy physical activity.
Key Stage 3
In years 7 and 8, the lessons provided consist of 4 x one hour periods per fortnight.
In year 9 students have 2 x one hour periods per fortnight.
Throughout the Key Stages Students will study the following units of work;
Rugby, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Basketball; Outdoor Adventurous Activities: Orienteering, Short Tennis, Problem Solving and Team Building Activities; Health-Related Fitness; Dance; Gymnastics; Badminton; Tennis, Cricket, Track and Field Athletics.
Netball, Football, Tag Rugby, Hockey, Volleyball; Outdoor Adventurous Activities: Orienteering, Short Tennis, Problem Solving and Team Building Activities, Health-Related Fitness, Gymnastics, Dance, Badminton, Rounder’s, Tennis, Track and Field Athletics.
Key Stage 3 Programme of study (2017-18) – please click on the link to find out more information.
Key Stage 3 Assessment
Every half term students are formatively assessed on their practical performance against the assessment Objectives (AO): Developing Skills and Applying Decisions (AO1) and twice a year on their Knowledge and Understanding of Health and Fitness (AO2). By clicking on the links below, they will provide you with an insight of our assesement criteria for both theory and practical assessments.
Key Stage 3 Generic Assessment Criteria- please click on the link to find out more information.
Key Stage 3 Core PE Attainment Criteria Overview- please click on the link to find out more information.
Key Stage 4
In Year’s 9 – 11, students are timetabled to receive 2 x one hour lessons per fortnight.
Throughout the year students will study a range of units such as Invasion games, World Games, Net Games, Health Related Fitness, Athletics, Rounders and Cricket.
These consist of activities such as Rugby, Football, Basketball, Netball, Volleyball Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, Dodgeball. Tchoukball, Lacrosse. Our students also have the opportunity to opt to partake in the nationally recognised Level 1 Sport Leaders Course.
Key Stage 4 Core PE Programme of study (2017-18) – please click on the link to find out more information.
GCSE Physical Education
The GCSE Physical Education course runs for three academic years, from Year 9-11, and follows the AQA exam board. Students study GCSE Physical Education for four to five lessons per fortnight with a minimum of one lesson a week incorporating a practical element. The course is assessed through examination at the end of Year 11.
The course content includes:
• The human body
• Movement in physical activity and sport
• Applied anatomy and physiology
• Movement analysis
• Physical training
• Sports psychology
• Socio-cultural influences
• Health, fitness and well-being
• Analysis and evaluation of performance
• Practical participation in sports
GCSE Physical Education Content and Assessment Overview – Please click here for more information.
A Level PE
The A Level PE course runs for two academic years whilst in Sixth Form, beginning in Year 12 and finishing in Year 13 where the course is assessed through examination. Students study A-Level Physical Education for nine lessons per fortnight following the OCR exam board.
The course content covers the physiological and psychological factors affecting performance, the socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport and the performance or coaching evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement.
A-Level Physical Education Content and Assessment Overview – Please click here for more information.
Level 3 BTEC Sport
Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Sport can be opted, to start at the beginning of year 12 (Key Stage 5). The course runs for two years. Students study Level 3 BTEC Sport for nine lessons per fortnight. Content covers: Anatomy and physiology, the physiology of fitness, fitness testing, fitness training and programming, coaching, sports nutrition, Psychology for Sports Performance and assessing risk in sports.
B-TEC Physical Education Content and Assessment Overview – Please click here for more information.