Meet the team
Faculty Leader Mrs R Carey firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Faculty Leader Miss A Young email@example.com
The Physical Education department has the following aims:
• To encourage pupils to develop physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills across a range of sport and physical activity.
• To encourage all pupils to develop physical competence and enable them to engage in worthwhile physical activities
• To equip pupils with the knowledge and understanding of competition through in house activities and extra-curricular fixtures and competitions.
• To gain an understanding and knowledge of health and wellbeing, the importance that physical education plays within health and wellbeing and promote lifelong participation within sport and physical activity.
Why it is important to study PE & Sport?
The curriculum aims to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the skills required in sports, with tactics and composition as well as pupils’ understanding of a healthy, active lifestyle. One of the core aims is to encourage pupils to experience new activities and sports, and to develop an enjoyment for participating in sporting activities. Pupils are taught how to acquire and develop skills, how to select and apply skills in a game environment, how to evaluate their own performance and the performance of others as well as decision making. Pupils are taught to develop their roles as participants, officials, umpires and team leaders where teamwork, communication and leadership skills are key.
Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to Year 9)
In Key Stage 3, pupils will be timetabled for two, one hour lessons of PE per week. The activities that are listed below will be expected to be taught throughout KS3 with year 7 and 8 taking part in swimming. The skills that are developed throughout these lessons will provide opportunity to further develop understanding and application. Lessons are broken down into stages so that pupils can; ‘develop and apply skills’, learn ‘decision making’, ‘evaluate and improve performance’ and ‘show leadership’
Practical Units Covered
Invasion Games (Football/Rugby/Basketball/ Ultimate Frisbee)
Net Games (Tennis/Badminton/Netball)
Striking and Fielding (Rounders/Softball/Cricket)
Health Related Fitness- Including fitness testing
Outdoor Adventurous Activity
Swimming (Year 7 and 8 only)
Year 7 and 8
In year 7 and 8, pupils will engage in two different activities per week, they will be assessed across the various sports after 5 weeks and then again at 10 weeks. This will enable pupils to reflect on their performance and work towards improving their formative assessment level. Pupils continue to follow a 10 week cycle of lessons to enable them the opportunity to develop, improve and implement skills learnt, and enhance their ability within practice, game or competitive scenarios. Through this process it enables pupils to gain confidence, knowledge and understanding of the technical and tactical requirements of each sport and activity in greater depth. Although pupils follow a similar scheme, sports will differ between the two year groups.
In year 9, pupils are separated into a competitive boys group, competitive girls group and then a mixed group. This is to further enhance pupils’ skills and ability through competition and give them the opportunity to explore various sports in a competitive format. The mixed group continue to work on some individual sports and activities to promote teamwork, communication, leadership and confidence through participation. Having the groups structured like this, also provides an opportunity for pupils to further develop their theoretical knowledge in preparation for KS4 PE courses
Year 10 and 11
At KS4 PE core lessons are one hour long. During this time pupils are given the opportunity to choose a pathway for participation. Options given are there to enable pupils the opportunity to further develop competence, accuracy, precision, control and originality across a range of sports.
Pupils will need to critically analyse performance and demonstrate that they understand how skills, tactics, compositional principles and levels of fitness relate to the quality and effectiveness of a performance. Pupils begin to use their understanding of physical competence, high-quality performance and balanced, healthy lifestyles to select the roles and activities they wish to get involved in. They then pursue this regularly in school through the curriculum choices offered and are also encouraged to participate out of school in local and national sport, dance and healthy physical activity programme understanding of physical competence, high-quality performance and balanced, healthy lifestyles to select the roles and activities they wish to get involved in. They then pursue this regularly in school through the curriculum choices offered and are also encouraged to participate out of school in local and national sport, dance and healthy physical activity programmes.
The emphasis at KS4, is that all pupils will make an informed choice about the activity areas that they wish to follow. Throughout the key stage, the concept of ‘Sports Education’ will form the basis for many lessons, with all pupils getting the opportunity to perform in competitive situations and take on different roles in sport and exercise that interest them.
Each unit of work will be taught over a half term (6 lessons) with assessment and monitoring carried out in the same way as with Key Stage 3. Although this assessment does not lead to any formal qualifications it does allow pupils and teachers to monitor progress, fitness and levels of participation.
KS4 PE GCSE Options-
BTEC Technical Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness
See Knowledge organisers for various sports and activities.
- Dodgeball –https://britishdodgeball.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Quick-Start-High-School-Rules.pdf
- Ultimate Frisbee- https://www.ukultimate.com/what
- Handball- https://www.englandhandball.com/
- Softball –http://www.britishsoftball.org/new-to-softball
KS4 GCSE PE Option –
BTEC Tech Award in Sport Activity And Fitness
The Physical Education department has the following aims:
- To encourage pupils to develop physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills, across a range of sport and physical activity.
- To encourage all pupils to develop physical competence and enable them to engage in worthwhile physical activities
- To equip pupils with the knowledge and understanding of competition, through in house activities and extra-curricular fixtures and competitions.
- To gain an understanding and
knowledge of health and wellbeing, the importance that physical education plays
within health and wellbeing and promote lifelong participation within sport and
BTEC Tech in Sport Activity and Fitness – Course Aims
The Tech Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on the knowledge and understanding of skills in health, fitness, activity and sport. Pupils will develop:
- Knowledge of the body systems, common sports injuries and technological advances that impact on sport and activity.
- Key skills that support their theoretical understanding of the training, nutrition and psychological factors that influence and impact on engagement in sport and activity
- An understanding of the underpinning principles of leadership.
Internal assessment (Component 1) is completed through assignments that are then subject to external standards of verification. This component is worth 30% of the overall qualification grade.
External assessment – (Component 2) is an exam that is to be taken under supervised conditions and marked by the exam board, Pearson. This component is worth 40% of the overall qualification. Pupils are permitted one re-sit of the exam during the programme.
Internal Synoptic assessment- (Component 3) requires learners to study the attributes of successful leadership, including the physiological and psychological benefits before planning, delivering and reviewing sessions for target groups to encourage participation. This is to be delivered and assessed at the end of the course.
- Pearson website which has links to the spec and other resources. https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/sport-activity-and-fitness.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments
- More information on some topics that are covered along with quizzes to test knowledge. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/ztrcg82