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Physical Education

Head of Department:     Mr K Downing
Teachers:                       Mr D Menzies, Mr P Douse, Mr C Hart, Mr R Price
and Mr C Scott

        

The Department has a history of success in all sports, particularly football, basketball and cricket. We are current Kent Cup champions in football at U17 and won the Double of 2nd XI League and Kent Cup with our 2nd XI in 2016. Despite consistent success at District, County and National Level we also have a history of individual and team success in other sports, including swimming, table tennis, athletics and Cross Country.

Although achieving regular success in team and individual sports is very important to the Department, our ethos is very much about maximising the involvement of all pupils in extra-curricular activities. We have A and B team and sometimes C teams in all age groups in football, house competitions in all sports and our practices are open to all students, regardless of ability.

TWGSB 3G Pitch

Years 7, 8 and 9

Pupils follow a broad balanced curriculum, and have four single P.E lessons over the two-week timetable. Throughout the year all students will participate in fitness testing, gymnastics, basketball, hockey, football, athletics, tennis, cricket, softball, cross-country, and rugby.

National Curriculum

Years 10 and 11 Core PE

All students have five lessons of core P.E in a two-week cycle.

Throughout the year all students may participate in fitness testing, gymnastics, basketball, hockey, football, athletics, tennis, cricket, softball, cross-country, and rugby.

National Curriculum

Years 10 and 11 GCSE

Web link to Specification: http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/newgcse/pdf/AQA-4890-W-SP.PDF

Year 10

TERM

Topics Covered in Theory Lessons

Practical Activity

Method(s) of Assessment

1

The Participant as an individual - Age, Disability, Gender, Physique, Environment, Risk and Challenge, Activity Levels and needs, Training.

Football

Fitness Testing

All topics are internally assessed by an hour written test based upon previous GCSE questions

2

Physical  and mental demands of performance- fatigue and stress, injury, first aid, respiratory system, circulatory system, cardiovascular system.

Rugby

Basketball

Badminton

 

3

Leisure and Recreation - Leisure, recreation, diet, (balanced and specific.

Health, Fitness and a healthy lifestyle- General Health, Healthy active lifestyle, skeletal system, muscular system.

Badminton

Basketball

Rugby

All Practical activities are internally assessed at the end of each term in terms of technique, rules and performance in competitive situations

4

Components of Fitness – Health and skill – related fitness, skill acquisition.

Fitness Testing

Circuit/Interval Training

Hockey

 Mock Theory  Exam

5

Principles of Training – Aspects of training, Circuit training, weight training, further training methods

Athletics

Cricket

Tennis

 

6

School and Physical Education – National Curriculum Requirements, The impact of the PESSCL strategy, PESSYP, National Healthy Schools Programme, Extra- Curricular Provisions.

Athletics

Tennis

Cricket

Mock Practical Controlled Assessment – Performance Analysis.

Year 11

TERM

Topics Covered in Theory Lessons

Practical Activity

Method(s) of Assessment

1

Cultural and Social Factors – Social aspects, social groupings.

Opportunities for further involvement – Physical activity roles, Vocational opportunities, Further qualifications, Cross –curricular links.

Football

Fitness Testing

All topics are internally assessed by an hour written test based upon previous GCSE questions

2

International Factors – International Sporting events, The Olympic Games, competitions.

Social Factors – role and influence of the media, role and influence of sponsorship, role models, health and safety, sport and equipment rules, Science in Sport, ICT in Sport.

Rugby

Basketball

Badminton

Mock Theory Exam.

All Practical activities are internally assessed at the end of each term in terms of technique, rules and performance in competitive situations.

 

3

Controlled Assessment - Activity groups, Player/Performer, Organiser, Leader/Coach, Choreographer, Official/Judge.

Badminton

Basketball

Rugby

Controlled Assessment on Performance Analysis.

4

Revision of all Year 10 theoretical topics.

Extra Revision sessions for target C/D grade candidates.

Fitness Testing

Circuit/Interval Training

Hockey

 

Practical Moderation Day.

5

Revision of all Year 11 theoretical topics.

Extra Revision sessions for target C/D grade candidates.

Athletics

Cricket

Tennis

Single and Double Award Written Paper

A Level PE

Exam Board: AQA 

Qualifications needed: GCSE grade 6 in Physical Education, Biology and English.

Course content: The course enables the student to develop an understanding of physiological, psychological and social/cultural aspects which affect skilled performance and participation in physical education and sport. Students also learn to observe and analyse practical performance, as well as refine their own skills. Students gain the opportunity to take up leadership roles, as a coach, official or analyser. The varied course requires an interest in contemporary issues in sport, sound research skills and considerable independent learning.

Outline A-Level

Examination: Paper 1 Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport • Applied anatomy and physiology • Skill acquisition • Sport and society 35%

Examination: Paper 2 Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport • Exercise physiology and biomechanics • Sport psychology • Sport and society and technology in sport 35%

Non-Examination Practical performance in physical activity and sport Students are assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity (written/verbal analysis of performance).

Link to Specification

 

Careers Education

Physical Education provides opportunities for several career paths in sport, including Sport Science, Sports Leisure and Management, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Teaching and Coaching courses at University to name but a few.

In Year 11 GCSE theory syllabus, there is a section on Careers in P.E including Physiotherapy, sports medicine, sports massage, coaching, sports journalism, teaching, sports scientist, performance analysis, sports psychologist, sports nutrition.

We also give specialist advice for those students looking to follow sports related degree courses and offer coaching opportunities for students from Year 10 -13 in football, rugby, netball and basketball and athletics.