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Physical Education

_DSC1592In Key Stage 3 Physical Education (PE), students study the following aspects:

  • games (tag rugby, contact rugby, netball, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, rounders)
  • dance
  • gymnastics (this will include trampoline)
  • athletics

In lessons we will expect you to:

  • participate fully in the different areas of the curriculum
  • plan practices and warm-ups
  • evaluate your own and others’ work
  • lead the warm-up and cool-down
  • plan a fitness programme
  • show a clear understanding of fitness and health, both now and in the future
  • understand the need for rules and the importance of safety in all areas of the curriculum
  • show an understanding of teamwork
  • demonstrate the ability to show different roles in PE, such as choreographer, umpire / referee or coach

To support the work in lessons we have a variety of clubs (at lunchtime and after school) which everyone can access. Some of the clubs are linked to aspects of games, where you will take part in tournaments and matches against other schools.

GCSE Physical Education

Course Content:

Coursework:

  • Analysis of performance- Students analyse the sporting performance of an individual and suggest tactics and strategies to help them improve.
  • Personal exercise programme- Students design and complete their own personal exercise programme in order to improve their performance in their chosen sport.

Section 1 - The theory of Physical Education-70% of the total GCSE

  • Section 1.1: Healthy, active lifestyles.
  • Section 1.2: Your healthy, active body

In addition, the Edexcel GCSE in Physical Education requires students to develop their knowledge and understanding of how a healthy, active lifestyle contributes to the growth and development of body systems, and structures (including the cardiovascular, muscular, respiratory and skeletal systems), as well as general wellbeing.

Section 2 - Performance in Physical Performance-30% of the total GCSE

  • Section 2.1 Practical performance
  • Section 2.2 Analysis of performance

Is GCSE PE suitable for me?

Do you:

  • have an interest in sport, linking both theoretical and practical elements, and the broader aspects of sport and leisure
  • want to develop an understanding of the body's physiological systems, and how they are influenced by exercise
  • want to learn about sports injuries and how to assess risks in sporting situations
  • want to develop your own practical skills and techniques in structured sessions
  • want to be able to plan and carry out a fitness training programme
  • have an interest in the psychological and lifestyle factors that affect performers
  • develop knowledge and practical skills in a range of physical activities
  • examine the effects of exercise and how training can improve performance
  • find ways to improve their own performances in a variety of roles
  • identify ways to develop and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle through participation in physical activity
  • appreciate the benefits of promoting 'sport for all'.
  • represent the school in at least two sports.

How will I learn?

  • More variety: A wide choice of roles and activities, giving students the flexibility to be a leader/official as well as a player to expand their enjoyment of the course.
  • A practical focus: With 60% coursework, this is a very practical course that gives students ample opportunity to show what they can do.
  • Accessible exam papers with a great choice of questions, including multiple choice, short and long answers

Physical Education BTEC First Award in Sport

_DSC1504Course Content:

This is a two-year full-time course which is vocational and therefore work-related. We will cover the Award over the two years. It introduces you to the employment area of Sport, Leisure and Recreation and provides a good basis to progress to further training, education or employment. This is the course for you if you:

  • have an interest in sport, linking both theoretical and practical elements, and the broad aspects of sport and leisure.
  • want to develop an understanding of the body's physiological systems, and how they are influenced by exercise
  • want to learn about sports injuries and how to assess risks in sporting situations
  • want to develop your own practical skills and techniques in structured sessions
  • want to be able to plan and carry out a fitness training programme have an interest in the
  • psychological and lifestyle factors that affect performers
  • would like to develop your IT skills through assignments and class work

Coursework & Examination Details:

  • External online assessment
  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise
    with the exception of Unit 1 which is an online externally assessed exam, all other units involve assignments based around a sporting scenario.
  • Coursework – (Unit 2 must be completed, then 2 more additional units are studied)
  • Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance
  • Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness
  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

These units are assessed and graded by your teachers. At the end of the course, points gained will combine to form an overall grade. You can achieve a Level 1 Pass, Level 2 pass, merit, distinction or distinction*.

Is a BTEC First in Sport suitable for me?

Many of the students find the vocational nature of the course both stimulating and purposeful, providing a real insight into the sport and leisure industry. The work experience ties in well with many aspects of the course, particularly the work-based project in sport, fitness training, and health and safety units. It also reinforces the links between the aims of the course and future employment.

The manner in which the course is assessed also attracts students to it. Many students prefer coursework to examinations, allowing them to achieve good grades and develop their confidence and self-esteem. This is 75% coursework.

How will I learn?

You will study three units during each year, some of which will be classroom-based and others will take place in either the Sports Hall or Fitness Room. You will enjoy a variety of assignments and challenges. You will find yourself working with others, applying key skills and improving on both your own knowledge and performance throughout all the units of the course.

While there is much theoretical knowledge to be acquired in some units, many have a vocational application so you will not spend all your time in the classroom. You will have opportunities to improve on your own practical performance, learn to officiate and take responsibility for running activities.

Assignments will be set and you must be well-organised to ensure that the deadlines are met. You
will be expected to do a considerable amount of work outside lessons, reading and researching for your assignments, so managing your time will be important.

Progression

A BTEC First Award prepares you for progression (with a merit or distinction) to an Advanced course such as the BTEC Level 3 in Sport, an AS/A2 level programme of study, further training (Gym Instructor) or employment (e.g. in a Sports and Leisure centre.

Career Opportunities:

Teacher, Gym Instructor, Sports Coach, Sports Journalism, Phsiotherapist, Personal Trainer

Books / Materials / Visits / Field Courses / Websites:

  • Read the sports section of newspapers daily
  • Watch the sports news/sports programmes
  • Assist with local primary school sports days
  • Run a sports event
  • www.topendsports




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