PE

INTRODUCTION

Our intent is to provide all students with the opportunity to learn and enhance specific skills through an inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum. To offer diverse opportunities for students to develop physical competences which promote and encourage competition, instil teamwork and develop character. Our aim to create a culture which inspires physical and mental well-being through a healthy active lifestyle. Our vision is for our students to remain positively engaged in physical activity throughout their life as a result of the understanding, confidence, experiences and passion that has been nurtured at Wright Robinson College.

 

1. WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Students who take this course will be required to focus on three practical activities and they will produce a Performance Analysis project. This equates to 40% of the course. The following 60% will be assessed in two 1 hour written examinations. The first of these exams looks at the Physical Factors that affect performance and the second has a close look at the Socio-cultural issues within the sporting world and sports psychology. Students who opt for this course will be expected to attend extra curricular activities and need to keep a log of competitions they are involved in for each of the three chosen sports.

2. CURRICULUM IN YEAR 7

From September to October half term year 7 pupils take part in a transition block in which they cover three activities areas: invasion games, athletics and striking and fielding. Pupils are assessed across the three activity areas and then moved into ability groups.

Once in their new sets the pupils cover a different activity each half term:  team and individual games, athletics, swimming, trampolining, fitness, dance and well-being.

Year 7 will learn the fundamental skills across the activities that will be developed throughout the rest of KS3.

3. CURRICULUM IN YEAR 8

Year 8 pupils also cover a different activity each half term:  team and individual games, athletics, swimming, trampolining, fitness, dance and well-being. Now the Year 8 pupils will begin to focus on developing their skills and technique specific to the activity areas. They also begin to use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents.

Pupils are now introduced to the key areas of KS4 examination PE and the higher ability pupils will begin to follow a curriculum which runs along side both BTEC and GCSE PE.

4. CURRICULUM IN YEAR 9

Within Year 9 students will look at identifying their three activities and will begin to look at the assessment criteria for these sports. In addition to this 2 lessons will be spent in the classroom looking at the Physical factors that affect performance. These will include looking at body systems like the skeletal and muscular systems and the cardio respiratory systems. They will also look at different components of fitness and how we train to improve specific areas of fitness.

5. CURRICULUM IN YEAR 10

As they move into Year 10 students will focus more on the theory aspect of the course. The Socio-cultural criteria is covered and pupils begin to study personal practical activities within these lessons.

6. CURRICULUM IN YEAR 11

In Year 11 the theory course content is completed by Christmas and students begin to prepare for their Controlled examination. This is an analysis of their own performance in one specific activity. The students will then have a practical examination before they sit their two exams in May.

7. kS3
8. KS4

Our vision of key stage 4 is to provide all pupils with a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities will be provided for pupils to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Our aim is to develop pupils competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities. To ensure that pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time and engage in competitive sports and activities. To equip pupils with the knowledge and understanding of how to lead healthy, active lives.

Within key stage 4 physcial education pupils will tackle complex and challenging physical activities. They will be involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. Throughout key stage 4 physical eduaction pupils will be taught how to develop their technique and improve their performance in competitive sports and physical activities. Pupils will use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games and continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities. Pupils will take part in a range of units which will include; healthy active lifestyle, inter-house competitions and a personalised activity pathways.

Pupils will take part in a range of units over the year which will include; healthy active lifestyle, inter-house competitions and a personalised activity pathways. Healthy active lifestyle – Pupils will develop their understanding of the physical, social and mental benefits of exercise covering a range of topics which include; Methods of training, effects of exercise on the body systems, training programmes, fitness testing and wellbeing. Inter-house competitions will include a number of sports such as; football, dodgeball, netball, kwik cricket and rounders. The personalised activity pathway will provide opportunities for pupils to take part in new activities and build on previous sports which will include; yoga, volleyball, table tennis and trampolining.

Pupils will take part in a range of units over the year which will include; healthy active lifestyle, inter-house competitions and a personalised activity pathways. Healthy active lifestyle – Pupils will develop their understanding of the physical, social and mental benefits of exercise covering a range of topics which include; Methods of training, effects of exercise on the body systems, training programmes, fitness testing and wellbeing. Inter-house competitions will include a number of sports such as; football, dodgeball, netball, kwik cricket and rounders. The personalised activity pathway will provide opportunities for pupils to take part in new activities and build on previous sports which will include; yoga, volleyball, table tennis and trampolining.

9. GCSE PE

GCSE PE

This course has four areas if assessment where 60% is theoretically based and 40% is practical assessment.

The course consists of the following content.

Paper 1 Physical factors affecting performance. 30%

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Physical training.

This is a theory based assessment finalising in a one hour exam. The paper consists of a mixture of objective response and multi-choice questions, short answers and extended response items.

 

Paper 2 Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology. 30%

  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Sports psychology
  • Health fitness and wellbeing.

This is a theory based assessment finalising in a one hour exam. The paper consists of a mixture of objective response and multi-choice questions, short answers and extended response items.

 

Practical performances 30%

Core and advanced skills in three activities taken from the approved lists:

  • One from the individual list
  • One form the team list
  • one other from either list

Students will be assessed in competitive situations. We would expect pupils to have experience of playing these activities competitively.

Analysis and evaluation of performance.  10%

This component draws upon the knowledge, understanding and skills a student has learnt and enables them to analyse and evaluate their own or a peer’s performance in one activity.

This is a 14 hour written task that is produced under controlled conditions.

 

10. BTEC

Pupils who select the Btec first level 1/level 2 in Sport will have the opportunity to study and learn across 4 units of study. This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables pupils to develop and apply thier knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills. . The knowledge, understanding and skills learned in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and, in due course, prepare learners to enter the workplace.

Pupils will be able to develop skills which include: team-working, working from an assignment brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively, developing their understanding of the rules and tactics in individual and team sports. Pupils will carry out tasks/assignments throughout the course. The teacher will mark these and give feedback as to which grade pupils have achieved (level 1 pass/pass/merit/distinction/distinction *). For the assessment for Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training, pupils will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding they have developed in the qualification as a whole. The assessment for Unit 1:

Fitness for Sport and Exercise is an onscreen test which is marked by Pearson.

Mandatory units

The mandatory units in this qualification ensure that all learners will develop:

● knowledge that underpins learning in other units in the qualification -Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise

● practical and vocational skills – Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport

● synoptic knowledge, understanding and practical vocational skills – Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training. Optional specialist units

Unit 4: The Mind and Sports Performance, learners look at the concepts that influence the mind in sporting situations and explore the effects that they can have on sports performance

 

Unit 1 – Fitness for sport and exercise; A know about the components of fitness and the principles of training B explore different fitness training methods C Investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.

Unit 2 – Practical performance in sport; A understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports B practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports C be able to review sports performance.

 

Unit 3 – Applying the principles of personal training; A design a personal fitness training programme B know about the musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system and the effects on the body during fitness training C implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives D review a personal fitness training programme.

Unit 4 – The mind and sports performance; A investigate personality and its effect on sports performance B explore the influence that motivation and self-confidence have on sports performance C know about arousal and anxiety, and the effects they have on sports performance.