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Physical Education

Exam Board: Edexcel

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education-2016.html

Subject Overview

  • Development of physical activity habits that will help pupils go on to lead healthy, active lives
  • Participation in a broad range of physical activities to give pupils the opportunity to develop physical, mental & social skills
  • Practical activity that contributes to an understanding of the human body and of the importance of being active……. it will hopefully be enjoyable too!
  • Delivery of a programme in line with the 12 subject goals (see attached)
  • Assessment is practical based using video, peer and self-assessment tools - 1 piece of written homework issued per half-term to consolidate learning

KS3 Year 7:

  • 12 activities that introduce pupils to the technical and physical components of performance
  • A Sky Sports Living for Sport Project focusing on teamwork and including a visit from a professional athlete
  • Aquatics block to assess swimming ability from primary school
  • Invasion games focused around small-sided games to promote skill acquisition
  • 4 hours of PE over the course of the fortnight + inter-house, extra-curricular and fixture programme

KS3 Year 8:

  • 12 activities that further develop technical and physical knowledge based on previous learning
  • Introduction of elements of tactical performance in invasion games and aesthetic appreciation in individual activities. Most invasion games include introduction of full-sided competition during block
  • 2 hours of PE over the course of the fortnight + inter-house, extra-curricular and fixture programme

KS3/4 Year 9:

  • Consolidation of technical and physical knowledge from previous years
  • 12 activities including a choice module to develop more advanced tactical awareness
  • A Sports Leadership block to provide pupils with the opportunity to develop skills for life including organisation, public speaking, working as part of a group
  • Preparation for GCSE PE with deeper level learning related to the human body and key concepts and processes for successful performance
  • 2 hours of PE over the course of the fortnight + inter-house, extra-curricular and fixture programme

KS4 Year 10:

  • Core PE for all pupils. 8 activities across the year with a focus on healthy, active lives
  • Core PE comprises 2 hours per fortnight + inter-house, extra-curricular and fixtures programme
  • Pupils will visit a number of off-site venues for activities as part of a strategy to bridge the gap between school physical activity and community clubs/opportunities
  • Opportunities for leadership in primary schools as part of the school’s transition programme
  • GCSE PE as an option using EDEXCEL exam board
  • 3 practical activities presented for assessment making up 30% of the total grade. Exam 1 is 1 hour 45 mins comprising 36% of the overall grade. Exam 2 is 1 hour 15 mins comprising 24%. Coursework makes up the remaining 10%. Mock exams and controlled assessments take place in Year 10
  • GCSE PE comprises 5 hours of PE over a fortnight

KS4 Year 11: 

  • Core PE for all pupils. 8 activities across the year with a focus on healthy, active lives
  • Pupils will visit a number of off-site venues for activities as part of a strategy to bridge the gap between school physical activity and community clubs/opportunities
  • Further opportunities for leadership in primary schools as part of the school’s transition programme. Opportunities for athlete mentoring with year 7 classes
  • Opportunity to complete external coaching/officiating qualifications for suitable candidates
  • GCSE PE as an option using EDEXCEL exam board
  • 3 practical activities presented for assessment making up 30% of the total grade. Exam 1 is 1 hour 45 mins comprising 36% of the overall grade. Exam 2 is 1 hour 15 mins comprising 24%. Coursework makes up the remaining 10%. Mock exams and controlled assessments take place in Year 10
  • GCSE PE comprises 5 hours of PE over a fortnight