Physical Education

Introduction

PE at Key Stage 3 is a purely practical subject that focuses on students being physically active and learning about the importance of exercise on health. Students that move into GCSE and BTEC will focus on the theoretical side of sport and exercise learning about how the human body works.

Key Stage 3

YEAR 7

Students will cover a range of sports in KS3 including; Football, Netball, Dance, Gymnastics, Basketball, Swimming, Badminton, Table Tennis, Rounders, Cricket and Athletics. Students will have 3 lessons over a two-week timetable.

YEAR 8

Students will cover a range of sports in KS3 including; Football, Netball, Dance, Gymnastics, Basketball, Swimming, Badminton, Table Tennis, Rounders, Cricket and Athletics. Students will have 3 lessons over a two-week timetable. In addition, students will cover a unit on theory in preparation for the options process for students considering selecting GCSE PE.

Key Stage 4

CORE PE

All students will have one games lesson a week. Students will cover sports such as Football, Handball, Basketball, Volleyball, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Aerobics, Trampolining and Fitness.

GCSE PE

GCSE PE is an excellent course for anyone who enjoys sport and has a strong interest in studying the human body and sporting performance. The new GCSE PE course is heavily based on sport and exercise science. Like many of the GCSE reforms, PE has dramatically changed in the new course. Overall, practical will make up 30% of the course with the theoretical work comprising 70% including the development and implementation of a Personal Exercise Programme.

Theory - Students will study a number of different aspects of sport and exercise science, including the structure and functions of the musculo-skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems, anaerobic and aerobic energy systems, the methods and principles of training and sports injuries. In sport psychology, students will look at SMART target setting and mental preparation for sport. Students will also study wider issues associated with health, fitness and well-being, including the role of nutrition.

Practical - Students will be entered for 3 practical sports; one will be an individual activity and one team activity with students then entered for one further activity which will be either team or individual. Students will also design and complete a personal exercise plan (PEP).

YEAR 9

GCSE PE

Theory - Students will study a number of different aspects of sport and exercise science, including the structure and functions of the musculo-skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems, anaerobic and aerobic energy systems, the methods and principles of training and sports injuries. In sport psychology, students will look at SMART target setting and mental preparation for sport. Students will also study wider issues associated with health, fitness and well-being, including the role of nutrition.

Practical - Students will be taught a number of team and individual sports including; basketball, handball, netball, football, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and athletics plus many others.

YEAR 10

GCSE PE


Theory - Students will study a number of different aspects of sport and exercise science, including the structure and functions of the musculo-skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems, anaerobic and aerobic energy systems, the methods and principles of training and sports injuries. In sport psychology, students will look at SMART target setting and mental preparation for sport. Students will also study wider issues associated with health, fitness and well-being, including the role of nutrition.

Practical - Students will be taught in a number of team and individual sports in preparation for year 11 including; basketball, handball, netball, football, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and athletics plus many others. Students will also design and complete a personal exercise plan (PEP).

YEAR 11

GCSE PE


In Year 11 students will focus on practising exam questions and going through the syllabus to prepare students for their exams. Students will sit their practical exams. Students will be entered for 3 practical sports; one will be an individual activity and one team activity with students then entered for one further activity which will be either team or individual. Students will sit the two written exams for component one and two.

KS4 Assessment & Examinations

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Movement Analysis
  • Physical Training

1 hour and 45 minute exam.90 marks 36% of the total course marks.

Component 2: Health and Performance

  • Health, Fitness and well-being
  • Sports Psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences

1 hour and 15 minute exam. Consists of multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing questions 70 marks. 24% of the total course.

Component 3: Practical Performance

  • Skills during individual activities
  • Skills during team activities

90 marks. 30% of the total course marks.

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)

  • Analysis of proposed PEP
  • Carry out and monitor the PEP
  • Evaluation of the PEP

20 marks. 10% of the total course marks.

 Key Stage 5

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport looks at a number of theoretical aspects of sport. Students will cover 10 mandatory units and 4 optional units. They will cover topics such as Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology and many more. The course will almost entirely be comprised of classroom based theoretical work, with only a few topics including Sports Coaching and Practical Team Sports being of a practical nature.

YEAR 12

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport looks at a number of theoretical aspects of sport. Students will cover 9 mandatory units and 9 optional units. They will cover topics such as Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology and many more. The course will almost entirely be comprised of classroom based theoretical work, with only a few topics including Sports Coaching and Practical Team Sports being of a practical nature.

YEAR 13

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport looks at a number of theoretical aspects of sport. Students will cover 9 mandatory units and 9 optional units. They will cover topics such as Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology and many more. The course will almost entirely be comprised of classroom based theoretical work, with only a few topics including Sports Coaching and Practical Team Sports being of a practical nature.

KS5 Assessment & Examinations
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport looks at a number of theoretical aspects of sport. Students will cover 9 mandatory units and 9 optional units. They will cover topics such as Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology and many more. The course will almost entirely be comprised of classroom based theoretical work, with only a few topics including Sports Coaching and Practical Team Sports being of a practical nature.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Sports available throughout KS3/4

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis