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Curriculum

Introduction

The Physical Education Department strongly believes in providing opportunities for all students. We aim to provide an enjoyable, quality and varied curriculum to tailor the needs and abilities of all students thus ensuring that they strive to pursue sport as a lifestyle choice outside of the college. 

To enable students to participate in School Sporting Fixtures and Extra-Curricular Practices during the academic year 2014-2015, completion of the Parental Consent & Off Site Activities Form is required.

Key Stage 3

All students will have 8 x1 hour PE lessons per fortnight where boys and girls are taught separately, unless in a mixed group to provide additional support with confident and fundamental motor skills.    

Lessons work in a 10 block system. Each block is divided into 6-8 lessons with schemes of work broadly followed. There is no firm policy on streaming groups by ability; instead each year is looked at for its particular needs.

Students have the opportunity to learn and compete in games, individual, aesthetic and problem based activities. These include: athletics, basketball, badminton, cricket, fitness and health, football, handball, hockey, lacrosse, netball, OAA, rounders, tennis and volleyball.

The curriculum follows guidelines set by the new National Curriculum in PE:

"Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others' work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs."

In Key Stage 3, students will take part in inter-zone sporting events, including our annual Sports' day.

To assess student's entry into Year 7, all students are broadly assessed using the department assessment matrix based on the Youth Sports Trust ‘Heart’ (fitness and health), ‘Head’ (perception, cognitive skills and creativity) and ‘Hand’ (skills and techniques).

Years 10 & 11

At Key Stage 4, students have two hours a fortnight of core PE time.  Boys and girls are taught separately, unless in a mixed group to provide additional support with confident and fundamental motor skills.    

Lessons work in a six block system. Each block is divided into 6-8 lessons with schemes of work broadly followed. There is no firm policy on streaming groups by ability; instead each year is looked at for its particular needs.

The curriculum follows guidelines set by the new National Curriculum in PE:

"Pupils should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. Pupils should be taught to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports
  • take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best.
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

Students have the opportunity to learn and compete in games, individual, aesthetic and problem based activities. These include: athletics, basketball, badminton, cricket, dodgeball, fitness and health, football, handball, hockey, lacrosse, netball, OAA, rounders, tennis and volleyball.

For further information regarding The Key Stage 4 Cambridge Nationals Sports Science Level 2 please click here.  

 

The Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Physical Education consists of two externally-examined papers and two non-examined assessment components.  

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems
Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes 36% of the qualification 90 marks

Content overview

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Movement analysis
  • Topic 3: Physical training
  • Topic 4: Use of data
Assessment overview The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions. Students must answer all questions. Calculators can be used in the examination.
Component 2: Health and Performance
Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes 24% of the qualification 70 marks

Content overview

  • Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being
  • Topic 2: Sport psychology
  • Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences
  • Topic 4: Use of data
Assessment overview The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions. Students must answer all questions. Calculators can be used in the examination.
Component 3: Practical Performance
Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes 36% of the qualification 90 marks

Content overview

  • Skills during individual and team activities
  • General performance skills
Assessment overview The assessment consists of students completing three physical activities from a set list. One must be a team activity. One must be an individual activity. The final activity can be a free choice. Students must participate in three separate activities.  The list of activities can be found here
Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)

Internally marked and externally moderated

10% of the qualification

20 marks

Content overview

  • Aim and planning analysis
  • Carrying out and monitoring the PEP
  •  Evaluation of the PEP
Assessment overview The assessment consists of students producing a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP), and will require students to analyse and evaluate their performance.

Post 16 Opportunities:

AS / A2 Level, National Diploma BTEC and Degrees in a variety of PE related subjects as well as careers in professional sports, coaching, fitness, leisure, education, sports science, physiotherapy and much more.

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport

Equivalent in size to two A Levels

  • Employers and professional bodies have also been involved to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners who may choose to enter employment directly in the sport sector.

What will you cover?

  •  There are six mandatory units
  •  Learners must complete at least three optional units
  • 1 written exam (1 ½ hours)
  • 2 written case studies

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport

Equivalent in size to three A Levels

  • Employers and professional bodies have also been involved to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners who may choose to enter employment directly in the sport sector.

What will you cover?

  •  There are ten mandatory units
  •  Learners must complete at least four optional units
  • 1 written exam (1 ½ hours)
  • 3 written case studies

Staff

Subject Leader: Mr Quartermaine       

Staff:

Mrs N Clark

Miss M Douglas

Mr S Dyson

Mrs J Eaglesham

Mr E Parker

Miss N Street

Miss J Swanborough

Extra Curricular Activities

         
  Activity Staff Time Area
         
Monday No Limits Mrs Clark and Miss Douglas 13:30- 14:00 Gym
  Girls Cricket Miss White 15:10- 16:10 Sports Hall
  Yoga (TBC) External Coach 15:10- 16:10 Gym
         
Tuesday No Limits Mrs Clark and Miss Douglas 13:30- 14:00 Gym
  Year 7 & 8 Trampolining Miss Cussen 15:10- 16:10 Gym
  Year 9 Rugby Mr Quartermaine 15:10- 16:10 Astro
  Year 7 - 11 Girls Football Reading FC & Miss Swanborough 15:10- 16:10 Field
  Year 7-13 Girls Fitness Mrs Clark 15:10-16:00 Dance Studio
  Year 7 Rugby Mr Parker 15:10- 16:10 Field
         
Wednesday No Limits Mrs Clark and Miss Douglas 13:30- 14:00 Gym
  Year 7 - 13 Netball Mrs Eaglesham & Mrs Clark 15:10- 16:10 Courts
  Year 7 - 13 Basketball Mr Parker 15:10- 16:10 Sports Hall
  Sixth Form Rugby Mr Dyson 15:10- 16:10 Field
  Sixth Form Football Mr Quartermaine 14:00-15:10 Field
  Year 9 Boys Football Mr Quartermaine 15:10- 16:10 Field
  GCSE PE Twilight Miss Douglas 15:10- 16:10 SPT2
         
Thursday Year 9-11 Trampolining Miss Cussen 15:10- 16:10 Gym
  Year 8 Rugby Mr Dyson 15:10- 16:10 Field
  Year 7-13 Hockey Miss Douglas 15:10- 16:10 Astro
         
Friday Year 7-13 Badminton

Mr Quartermaine & 

Mr Parker

15:10- 16:10 Sports Hall

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award

To inspire, guide and support young people in their self development and recognise their achievements.

The Curriculum

Young people doing their DofE programme complete four different types of activity at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold level to achieve an Award:

Volunteering: undertake service to individuals or the community.  This develops compassion, commitment and the confidence to make a difference.

Physical: improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.  This develops fitness, enjoyment and, depending on the activity, teamwork.

Skills: develop practical and social skills and personal interests.  This helps young people to realise their unique potential and gain greater self-esteem.

Expedition: plan, train for, and complete an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.  This develops teamwork and leadership, and challenges young people to push themselves beyond their expectations.

Residential (Gold level only): stay and work away from home doing a shared activity.  Again this challenges young people, who must work with strangers to achieve a positive goal.

 For the Enthusiast please visit http://www.dofe.org/

Course Leader: Mr Parker