Physical Education Department

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE)

We believe that PE and School Sport is essential to the holistic development of the whole child ? academically,socially, emotionally and physically.  It provides the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and promotes character building, co-operation and self-esteem.  We are aware of our school mission statement and are committed to doing our part in developing our pupils.

Teaching is considered to be the use of a variety of strategies, resources and contexts to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, skills, concepts, understandings and value judgements  by our students. We will provide all children with the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities so that they can see the benefit of a fit and healthy lifestyle and at the same time develop  confidence to  improve their skill level and work with others in an enjoyable environment.

Aims

The overall aim of the P.E. Department is to promote the physical, social and emotional well being of all our pupils.  Through a balanced programme pupils will have opportunity to:

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of human performance.
  • Develop body management skills.
  • Practice, extend and refine and so become more proficient in a range of physical skills.
  • Develop an awareness of aesthetics ? through movement in various expressive forms.
  • To appreciate the significance of co-operation and competition in individual and team games.
  • Develop acceptable social and sporting attitudes.
  • Experience and appreciate the contribution of P.E. towards a healthy lifestyle.
  • To encourage pupils to build on school experience and continue to be active in adult life.
  • To appreciate the value of P.E. and its contribution towards looking good, feeling    good, being happy and cheerful and enjoying life. 



Year Group

Course Title

Course Description

Assessment

Teachers Involved

Yr 8 - 10

Practical PE

During KS3 PE we aim to provide pupils with regular, frequent and appropriate physical activity opportunities, information and guidance. We will encourage pupils to make informed and responsible choices about the role of physical activity in their lives. Students will have the opportunity to take part in Athletics, Dance, Games, Gymnastics and Swimming. They will also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of extra curricular activities both competitive and non competitive.

Internal assessment

Mrs Slater

Mrs Deehan

Mr Young

Mr O’ Kane

Yr 11 - 12

Practical PE

Our Physical Education programme in KS4 is based around the promotion of healthy active lifestyles and developing the needs, interests and talents of young people. We aim to build upon the experiences and achievements gained in KS3 through a variety of physical activities and sport that helps to develop their knowledge further. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities that will help them make a lifelong commitment to physical activity and sport. This will include Athletics, Dance, Games, Health Related PE and use of our Fitness Suite.

Internal assessment

Mrs Slater

Mrs Deehan

Mr Young

Mr O’ Kane

Yr 11 - 12

GCSE PE

The GCSE PE course is an option for pupils in KS4 who have a natural aptitude and talent for the subject. The aim is to help students to become intelligent, skilful, independent learners who can make informed decisions on health, physical fitness and skilled performance. There are three major components taught over the two year course:

Component 1: this is exam based and students cover knowledge, understanding and skills for balanced, healthy lifestyles and participation in physical activities.

Component 2: gives students the opportunity to develop and maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Component 3: focuses on practical performance in physical activities.

The components all compliment one another and learning can be transferred from the classroom setting to practical work.

40% Exam

20% Developing andmaintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle

40% Practical performance and analysis

Mrs Slater

Mr Young

Useful Websites:

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/

www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/pe

www.pe4u.co.uk/

                                    

Year Group

Course Title

Course Description

Assessment

Teachers Involved

Yr 13 - 14

Btec National Award Sport

The Btec National Award in Sport is a vocational award. It is a two year course and is 100% coursework. Students will be expected to produce a portfolio of work at the end of the course under the guidance of the teacher.

Btec is designed to allow flexibility in the range of units taught. In Year 13 three compulsory units are delivered, these include:

Unit 1 – The Body in Action

Unit 2 – Health and Safety in Sport

Unit 3 – Training for Fitness and Sport

These units form the basis of knowledge for the three non compulsory units delivered in Year 14. They are currently:

Unit 4 – Sports Coaching

We try to reflect interests and aspirations of students in our choice of unit combinations.

The Btec National Award in Sport provides an introduction to the sector for learners looking to build a career in sport, within one of its occupational areas. These include exercise and fitness, coaching, sports development and the outdoors.

100% Coursework

Mrs Slater

Mr O’ Kane

Potential jobs available from studying this subject:

Sports Development Officer, Teacher, Physiotherapist, Sports Coach, Fitness Instructor.

 
 
 
 

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