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Physical Education

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

The Department has a history of success at District, County and National Level in several sports, particularly football, rugby and cricket. In football we are current Kent Cup champions at 2nd XI and U17. In 2019 our U13B team reached the ESFA National Cup Final and our U15 futsal team reached the National Cup Final. In rugby we have won the U14 Kent Shield several times, most recently in 2019. 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 sometimes B teams in several age groups in football, house competitions in most sports and our practices are open to all students, regardless of ability. [updated November 2019]

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

Core PE: Years 10 and 11

All students have two 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

GCSE: Years 10 and 11

Exam Board: AQA

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Year 10

TERM

Topics covered in theory lessons

Practical activity

Method(s) of assessment

1

Applied Anatomy and Physiology:

  • The structure and functions of the musculo-skeletal system
  • The structure and functions of the cardio-respiratory system
  • Anaerobic and aerobic exercise

Football

 

 

 

Theory topics are internally assessed. Practical activities are internally assessed in skills/ practices and game situations

2

Movement Analysis / Levers

  • Levers
  • Planes and axes of movement

Football

Badminton

 

3

Physical Training

  • The components of fitness, benefits for sport and ways to measure and improve fitness
  • Principles of training and their application to personal exercise/training programmes
  • How to optimise training and prevent injury
  • Effective use of warm up and cool down

Rugby

 

Basketball

 

Badminton

 

4

Use of Data in Sport

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how data is collected – qualitative and quantitative

Rugby

Basketball

Year 10 Mock Theory Exam

5

Sports Psychology

  • What is a skill and what is an ability?
  • The use of goal setting and SMART targets to improve and/or optimise performance
  • Basic information processing
  • Guidance and feedback on performance
  • Mental preparation for performance

Athletics

 

Tennis

 

6

Socio-cultural influences

  • Engagement patterns of different social groups in physical activity and sport

 

Analysis and evaluation task introduced

Athletics

Tennis

Cricket

 

 

Year 11

TERM

Topics covered in theory lessons

Practical activity

Method(s) of assessment

1

Socio-cultural influences

  • Commercialisation of physical activity and sport
  • Ethical issues in physical activity and sport

 

Analysis and evaluation task

Football

 

 

Theory topics are internally assessed. Practical activities are internally assessed in skills/ practices and game situations

2

Use of Data in Sport

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how data is collected – qualitative and quantitative

 

Analysis and evaluation task

Football

 

Badminton

Year 11 Mock Theory Exam

3

Health and fitness

  • Physical, emotional and social health, fitness and well-being
  • The consequences of a sedentary lifestyle
  • Energy use, diet, nutrition and hydration

 

Analysis and evaluation task

Rugby

 

Basketball

 

Badminton

 

4

Revision

  • Exam preparation

 

 

5

Revision

  • Exam preparation

 

Year 11 GCSE PE Practical Moderation

A Level PE

Exam Board: AQA 

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

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 or choreographer. 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).

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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.