Physical Education

Key Stage 3 - Boys

Physical education develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. A high-quality physical education curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.

Year 7

Term 1 & 2 – Outwitting Opponents through Rugby/Hockey
Term 3 – Healthy active lifestyle through Fitness | Outwitting an opponent through Badminton
Term 4 – Outwitting an opponent through Cricket
Term 5 & 6 – Working at maximum levels through Athletics | Outwitting an opponent through Rounders

Year 8

Term 1 & 2 – Outwitting an opponent through Rugby/Hockey
Term 3 – Healthy active lifestyle through Fitness
Term 4 – Outwitting an opponent through Short Tennis
Term 5 & 6 – Working at maximum levels through Athletics | Outwitting an opponent through Cricket

Year 9

Term 1 – Outwitting an opponent through Rugby/Hockey | Outwitting an opponent through Handball
Term 2 – Outwitting an opponent through Rugby/Hockey
Term 3 – Healthy active lifestyle through Fitness
Term 4 – Outwitting an opponent through frisbee
Term 5 & 6 – Working at maximum levels through Athletics

Key Stage 3 - Girls

Physical education develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. A high-quality physical education curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.

Year 7

Term 1 & 2 – Outwitting Opponents through Netball
Term 3 – Healthy active lifestyle through Fitness
Term 4 – Outwitting an opponent through Football | Outwitting an opponent through Short Tennis
Term 5 & 6 – Working at maximum levels through Athletics | Outwitting an opponent through Rounders

Year 8

Term 1 – Outwitting an opponent through Netball
Term 2 – Outwitting an opponent through Hockey
Term 3 – Healthy active lifestyle through Fitness
Term 4 – Outwitting an opponent through Football
Term 5 & 6 – Working at maximum levels through Athletics | Outwitting an opponent through Rounders

Year 9

Term 1 – Outwitting an opponent through Netball
Term 2 – Outwitting an opponent through Hockey | Outwitting an opponent through Basketball
Term 3 – Healthy active lifestyle through Fitness
Term 4 – Outwitting an opponent through frisbee
Term 5 & 6 – Working at maximum levels through Athletics | Outwitting an opponent through Rounders

Key Stage 4

What will my child learn in Physical Education?

Students will have the opportunity to learn how to plan and perform their own Personal Exercise programme.

Students can develop their practical sporting skills including their ability to evaluate their own performance.

Students will learn what goes into having a healthy active lifestyle

Students will learn about: health-related exercise (E.g cardiovascular fitness) and skill-related fitness (E.g coordination) how these can be developed to improve performance, health and fitness. Students will also learn to identify key influences that have an impact on them and others, to achieve sustained involvement in physical activity. Students will look at opportunities and initiatives available to become, or remain, involved in physical activity in a range of roles (including leadership, officiating and volunteering) and the qualities needed to participate in physical activity in this way.

Students will plan, perform and evaluate a personal exercise programme showing knowledge of different methods of training and testing. They will also learn the importance of diet, work and rest in relation to physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Students will learn about body systems and how they work together to enable the body to function during exercise over the short and long term. Body systems include cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and skeletal systems. Students will also develop an understanding of how lifestyle choices (such as exercise, diet, rest and drugs) affect body systems, their own fitness levels and the mind and body in general.

Students will also learn about specific sports: Athletics, Rounders, Exercise activities, Rugby Union, Hockey, Netball plus other relevant sporting activities.

How is Physical Education taught?

There will be a mixture of practical and theory lessons. Homework can take the form of a written piece of work or attendance at a sports session.

How is Physical Education assessed?

There are 2 exams:

Module 1 – a written paper which has short answers as well as essay based question

Module 2 – a practical performance exam at the end of the course.

There is also a piece of written controlled assessment which is part of the Personal Exercise Programme.

Key Stage 5

What will my child learn in A-Level Physical Education

A-level Physical Education builds on students’ experience from Key Stage 4 and GCSE to enhance their knowledge and increase their understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in Physical Education. The qualification aims to equip students with skills and knowledge required for higher education or the world of work.

This specification gives students the opportunity to experience and develop an interest in a variety of roles in sport, such as performer, official or coach.

The content addresses contemporary topics in sport, such as the impact in the use of ergogenic aids, technology and the increasing commercialisation of sport.

The course is comprised of AS Level in the first year and A2 in the second year. Both AS and A2 consist of 4 units as follows:

AS
Unit 1: Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle
Unit 2: Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/or in an adopted role/s

A2
Unit 3: Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport.

How exercise physiology can optimise performance.
How application of psychological knowledge can optimise performance
Contemporary influences in sport and their impact on the performer

Unit 4: Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation

Assessment will be a mixture of written exams and internally assessed project work, and a practical exam.