Physical Education

 

Head of KS3 PE – Andy Wilson
Head of KS4 PE – Louise Jordan

GCSE EXAM BOARD:  EDEXCEL

TEACHERS: Mr Wilson, Ms Jordan, Mr Whiteside (Deputy Headteacher) and Mr Mawn (Progress Leader)

The GCSE covers a broad range of practical activities and theory topics relating to the world of sport and health performance. It equips students not only with sports skills and knowledge but the skills to evaluate the importance and relevance of a healthy,active lifestyle.

Practical activities studied come from sports such as football, table tennis, trampolining, handball and off-site sports such as climbing.

The assessment includes two written examinations (Fitness and Body Systems and Health and Performance) worth 60% of the overall grade.

The non-examined assessment has a 30% practical element and a 10% coursework element.

Students are required to:
1. Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport to improve performance.
2. Understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance.
3. Perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques, and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/
or compositional ideas.
4. Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance.
5. Understand the contribution which physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being.
6. Understand key sociocultural influences which can affect peoples involvement.

Assessment

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems. Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes.
36% of the qualification. Topic 1- Applied anatomy and physiology -Topic 2 Movement Analysis -Topic 3 Physical training – Topic 4 Use of Data.

Component 2: Health and Performance. Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes 24% of the qualification.
Topic 1- Health, fitness and well-being – Topic 2-Sport psychology Topic 3 Sociocultural influences – Topic 4 Use of Data.

Component 3: Practical Performance. Non-examined assessment: Internally marked and externally moderated:
30% of the qualification. 105 marks, (35 marks per activity). One team activity, one individual activity and a free choice. Skills in Isolation – Skills in a competitive/formal situation.

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP). Non-examined assessment: Internally marked and externally moderated:
10% of the qualification, 20 marks. Aim and planning analysis – Carrying out and monitoring the PEP – Evaluation of the PEP.

Higher Education Courses/Careers

Sixth Form: GCE A Level Physical Education BTEC level 2/3 Sport

Physical Education can be studied with a variety of other subjects at University.

Careers where this course may be useful are teaching, coaching, youth and community work, sports journalism, physiotherapy, sports scientist, sport and leisure managers, fitness consultants, nutrition and sports performance analysis.

* All qualifications are subject to change following consideration of any new specifications.

 

Sports Studies

 

Head of KS3 PE – Andy Wilson
Head of KS4 PE – Louise Jordan

GCSE EXAM BOARD:  OCR, Cambridge National, Sports Studies Certificate

TEACHERS: Mr Wilson, Ms Jordan, Mrs Conning-Wild, Mr Whiteside (Senior Assistant Headteacher) and Mr Mawn (Progress Leader)

The Sports Studies qualification takes a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/ physical education themes. Learners have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

Assessment

The course is made up of four modules, consisting of one exam and three pieces of coursework;
R051- Contemporary Issues in Sport
R052- Developing Sports Skills
R053- Sports leadership
R054- Sport and the Media

Higher Education Courses/Careers

Sixth Form: GCE A Level Physical Education BTEC level 2/3 Sport

Physical Education can be studied with a variety of other subjects at University.

Careers where this course may be useful are teaching, coaching, youth and community work, sports journalism, physiotherapy, sports scientist, sport and leisure managers, fitness consultants, nutrition and sports performance analysis.

* All qualifications are subject to change following consideration of any new specifications.

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