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Physical Education

Subject Leader: Mr M Robbins

The PE department at Westlands Secondary School offers a varied curriculum to provide many opportunities for students to be successful, either through examination PE, core PE lessons or extra-curricular sport.

KS4 - Examiantion PE

GCSE Physical Education

Exam Board: AQA
 

Course Overview

Within this course students study for two written exams and one non-exam assessment. The first unit covers ‘The Human body and movement in physical activity and sport’ and the second unit covers ‘Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.’ The non-exam assessment three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity). Students will participate in a variety of activities throughout the 3 year course and their best practical scores will be used for this unit. This unit is assessed through a practical exam which is assessed by an external moderator.

Assessment: 60% examination, 40% practical and controlled assessment

Students will study the following content in each term for each year. The topic will become progressively more detailed as the students move through the course:

Year 9 and 10 GCSE PE

 

Term 1

Term 2

Topic(s):

 

 

Applied anatomy and physiology – Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport.

Practical to include a sport chosen from the specification e.g. Handball, netball, trampolining

Respiratory system and Movement analysis

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport.

Practical to include a sport chosen from the specification e.g. Handball, netball, trampolining

 

Term 3

Term 4

Topic(s):

 

 

Physical training and diet/nutrition

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport.

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

Practical to include a sport chosen from the specification e.g. Handball, netball, trampolining

Engagement patterns and commercialisation

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.

Practical to include a sport chosen from the specification e.g. Handball, netball, trampolining

 

 

Term 5

Term 6

Topic(s):

 

 

Ethical issues and Sport psychology

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.

Practical to include a sport chosen from the specification e.g. Handball, netball, trampolining

 

Paper 1 and Paper 2 Revision ahead of end of year tests.

Practical to include a sport chosen from the specification e.g. Handball, netball, trampolining

 

 

Year 11 GCSE PE:

The final year of the course is based on revision of the topics previously covered, completion of practical performances and completion of non-exam assessment. This will culminate in the final practical and written examinations.
 

Curriculum Content 

KS3 and KS4

The Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum involves a wide range of activities, including games activities, net games, gymnastics, fitness, dance and athletics. An example of a KS3 or KS4 sport timetable is illustrated below:

 

Term 1 to 4

Term 5 and 6

Topic(s):

 

 

Badminton, basketball, football, handball, rugby, netball, gymnastics, fitness, OAA, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball.

Cricket, softball, rounders and athletics.

 

Aims:

 

 

To develop the core skills of students in a variety of different team and individual sports.

To improve the physical activity levels of students through sport.

To generate a love of sport and demonstrate pathways to clubs.

To develop the core skills of students in a variety of different striking/fielding games and athletic events.

To improve the physical activity levels of students through sport.

To generate a love of sport and demonstrate pathways to clubs.

Key Stage 3 classes have two 60 minute lessons a week and Key Stage 4 classes have one 85-minute lesson per week. Pupils cover a curriculum personally devised for each class by the teacher, promoting healthy living and exercise for life. The curriculum also develops a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.

The department has the use of a four court badminton sports hall, extensive playing fields (inlcuding 4 football pitches and one rugby pitch), an all-weather turf, dance studio plus two indoor halls. During the summer the fields are able to cater for a 400m athletics track, areas for field athletics events plus softball and rounders pitches.

There are opportunities for KS4 classes (particularly in year 11) to participate in activities off the school site to widen their experience of health and fitness in a wider setting.

 

Year 11 Potential Option Choices

In year 11, pupils are offered a choice of activity to take part in during their weekly P.E lesson. These off-site activities offer opportunities for KS4 classes to widen their experience of health and fitness in a wider setting.

Options for Year 11's may include:

  • Gym
  • Snooker
  • Ice Skating
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • A Variety of On-site PE Options

 

Useful Website Links:

TeachPE
BBC Bitesize
AQA
Seneca Learning
 

OSL and Extra-Curricular Activities:

The department are proud to offer a diverse extra-curricular timetable which changes throughout the school year. Clubs are run at lunch time as well as after school. There is also the opportunity for pupils to compete against other schools in the Swale district as football, athletics, handball, basketball, badminton, tennis, netball, hockey, sports hall athletics, rounders, badminton and cricket. OSL for GCSE pupils takes place on a Friday after school to provide additional learning opportunity. Pupils can access a full extra-curricular timetable on the school notice board.