Key Stage 3
Pupils will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, becoming more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
Pupils will be taught to:
- use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and table tennis]
- develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]
- perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
- analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
- take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs
Pupils will follow one of the following 5 PE pathways on offer at KS3. The pathways are underpinned by the aims of the PENC as well as supporting the extensive and successful extra-curricular program to ensure continued high quality PE lessons and sporting success.
KS3 pupils will receive 5 hours of PE over the fortnight, 1 more than the minimum required. This additional hour of PE will help to develop pupils in sustained activities in order to satisfy the aims of the national curriculum and support the development of a healthy, active lifestyle.
Key Stage 4 Core P.E.
Pupils will tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.
Pupils will be taught to:
- use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example: badminton, basketball, cricket, football, netball, rounders, rugby and table tennis]
- develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example: athletics and gymnastics] or other physical activities [for example: dance]
- take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
- evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
- continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs
Pupils will follow one of the following 4 P.E. pathways on offer at KS4. The pathways are underpinned by the aims of the PENC as well as supporting the extensive and successful extra-curricular program ensuring continued high quality P.E. lessons and sporting success. GCSE pupils must select pathway 1 or 2 to support the practical aspect of the GCSE course thus allowing a broad range of practical activities to be assessed.
Pupils participating in core P.E. will select an individual pathway on a termly basis. Once these options have been selected pupils will follow their individual pathway for the entire term with changes only being made in exceptional circumstances, with prior approval from the Head of Department.
GCSE (9–1) Physical Education OCR – J587
GCSE Physical Education Year 11
Have a keen interest in sport and always look forward to PE?
Take part in sport outside of school?
Want to follow a course that develops knowledge and understanding through practical involvement?
Want to know more about the benefits of sport and exercise?
Want to improve your own performance in a range of sports roles?
Want to study a course that is active and that you will enjoy?
What do I need to know before taking this course?
The course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills established in Key Stage 3 PE. You can perform in one or all of the following roles: player/participant, leader or official.
You should have an interest in PE and sport and enjoy being active and keeping fit.
How will I be assessed?
The GCSE course is assessed over two units
Unit 1 is assessed through a written exam and will contribute a maximum of 40% of your total mark.
Unit 2 is assessed in two sections.
Section 1 – four practical performances in the role of either player/participant, leader or official. You can achieve 48% from your four performances, two of which may be in the role of a leader or official.
Section 2 – analysis of performance in one of the chosen activities. This will be worth 12% of the marks and will include planning, performing and evaluating a Personal Exercise Programme.
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