Physical Education KS3-5

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils will take part in a varied curriculum. The aim of the curriculum is two-fold. Firstly, we wish to develop our core sports. These sports are sports that we wish to compete at on a serious level and develop opportunities for our pupils to excel through extra coaching, clubs and regular competitive fixtures.

Secondly, we wish to develop a love of sport and an interest and opportunity to try activities that the students are rarely exposed to. The idea being that the students widen their horizons in terms of what they are confident to attempt in the future.

Core activities run all throughout Key Stage 3, development activities vary in each year group.

Core Activities

Developing Activities

Football

Table Tennis

Basketball (Boys)

Netball (Girls)

Athletics

Badminton

 

Year 7

Gymnastics, Hockey, Tennis

Year 8

Gymnastics, Rugby, Cricket

Year 9

Rugby, Volleyball, Tennis

In each unit the students will develop the key skills and techniques associated with each activity. They will also learn the tactics and strategies that can be used in competitive situations as well as a strong knowledge of the rules in each activity.

Activities will have an element of competition or performance within the lessons and will be reflected in the house system giving pupils the opportunity to apply what they have learnt in meaningful competitions and performances throughout their time at Sacred Heart.

Assessment Year 7 & 8

The assessment within Physical Education will take place at the same time as the pupil’s mid-term & end of year exams. Each unit will end with a practical assessment of the pupil’s ability, they will be required to demonstrate their learning and be able to apply their learning to competitive situations and performances.

Assessment Year 9

In Year 9 pupils assessment changes as we start to consider which pupils will be eligible for the GCSE PE course. Their assessment will mirror the year 7 & 8 assessment but will include an end of year written exam and an Independent study. The written assessments take place in the summer term.

 

KS4 Physical Education

All students complete one lesson of PE per week in Year 10 & 11. The aim of these sessions is to keep the students engaged in physical activity. In this lesson pupils will be given a range of options and choose the activity they wish to take part in. Pupils are expected to apply there learning from KS3 and organise themselves in to their own games or competitions.

GCSE Physical Education

Exam Board - Pearson

This is an option subject that students apply for at the end of Year 9. In order to take part in this course pupils should have a commitment to a wide range of sporting activities and an interest in the following topics.

This course in 70% theory based, this means you will spend the majority of your time learning in class preparing to complete coursework and exams.

The course is comprised of the following units:

 

Unit 1: Fitness & Body Systems

  • Topic 1: Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Topic 2: Movement Analysis
  • Topic 3: Physical Training

Assessment: 1hr 45 min exam                            what’s it worth? 36% of your final grade

 

Unit 2: Health & Performance

  • Topic 1: Health, Fitness & Well-being
  • Topic 2: Sport Psychology
  • Topic 3: Socio cultural Influences

Assessment: 1hr 15 min exam                            what’s it worth? 24% of your final grade

 

Unit 3: Practical Performance

  • Perform 3 sports from a set list
  • One sport must be a team game
  • One sport must be performed individually
  • The 3rd activity is can be team or individual

        Assessment: Teacher assessed (Externally Moderated)                    What’s it worth? 30% of your final grade


Unit 4: Personal Exercise Plan

  • Plan, monitor & evaluate a training programme
  • 1500 words or 15 minute presentation

        Assessment: Teacher assessed (Externally Moderated)              What’s it worth? 10% of your final grade                  

 

KS5 Physical Education

In Key Stage 5 recreational PE is available through the Enrichment Programme.

6th Form students are an allocated afternoon slot on their timetable. Pupils are offered the opportunity to participate in competitive sports such as Football or more social sporting activities which have included Health Related Fitness, Boxing, Table Tennis, Badminton and Dance.

The sports on offer each year can vary according to demand and the availability of external venues. 

AS-Level Physical Education

Exam Board - OCR

In order for students to access this course they must meet the school entry requirements and have a minimum of a 6 in both GCSE PE and Science or Biology.

The course is comprised of the following units:

Component Assessment Overview Percentage of final AS Grade

(01)Physiological factors affecting Performance

  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics and technology in sport

 

1 hour 15 minute

Written exam paper

70 marks

 

35%

of AS Level

(02)Psychological and Socio-cultural factors themes in Physical Education

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sport & Society

 

1 hour 15 minute

Written exam paper

70 marks

 

35%

of AS Level

(03)Performance in Physical Education

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation of performance for Improvement (EPI)

 

Teacher assessed (Externally moderated)

60 marks

 

30%

of AS Level

A-Level Physical Education

Component Assessment Overview Percentage of final AS Grade

(01)Physiological factors affecting Performance

  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics 

 

2 hour

Written exam paper

90 marks

 

30%

of AS Level

(02)Psychological factors affecting performance

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Sports Psychology

 

1 hour

Written exam paper

60 marks

 

20%

of AS Level

(03)Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation of performance for Improvement (EPI)

 

1 hour

Written exam paper

60 marks

 

20%

of AS Level

(03)Performance in Physical Education

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation and analysis of performance for Improvement (EAPI)

 

Teacher assessed (Externally moderated)

60 marks

 

30%

of AS Level