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Physical Education

Subject Leader: Mr M Robbins
Assistant Subject Leader: Mr H Simms
 

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.
 

Key Stage 4 - Examination PE

GCSE Physical Education (Ends 2020)

Exam Board: AQA

Level of Qualification: GCSE

Course Overview

Within this course students study for two written examinations and one non-examination 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-examination assessment includes 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 examination which is assessed by an external moderator.

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

 

BTEC Sport (2020 onwards)

Exam Board: Pearson

Level of Qualification: Level 1/Level 2

Course Overview:

The BTEC Sport course is aimed for learners who want to study in the context of a vocational sector. The knowledge, understanding and skills learned in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and, in due course, prepare learners to enter the workplace. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and have the opportunity to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace such as teamwork, presenting information accurately, working to deadlines and meeting assigned briefs.

Assessment: 1 compulsory examination unit (online test), 2 compulsory coursework units, 1 optional coursework unit. 

 

Year 9 BTEC Sport

Term 1: 

  • Introduction to the course – Musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system.

Term 2:

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise - Components of fitness and types of training.

Term 3: 

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise - Principles of training.
  • Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport - Knowledge of rules; roles and responsibilities of officials. 

Term 4:

  • Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport – Components of fitness, technical and tactical demands.  

Term 5:

  • Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport – Start of practical performance assessment. 

Term 6:

  • Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport – Start of practical performance assessment and observation checklist. 

 

Year 10 BTEC Sport

Term 1: 

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise - Components of fitness and types of training.
  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training - Personal information to aid training programme design.

Term 2:

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise - Principles of training.
  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training - Programme design.

Term 3: 

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise - Principles of training.
  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training – Implement a personal fitness training programme.

Term 4:

  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training – Review a personal fitness training programme.

Term 5:

  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities – Know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership.

Term 6: 

  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities - Undertake the planning and leading of sports activities.

 

Year 11 BTEC Sport

Term 1: 

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise - Components of fitness and types of training.
  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities - Review the planning and leading of sports activities.

Term 2: 

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise - Principles of training.

Term 3:

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise – all topics.

Term 4:

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise – all topics.

Term 5 and 6:

  • Completion of course. 

 

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.

Term 1: 

Paper 1 topics – Applied Anatomy and Physiology: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport; Respiratory system; Movement analysis. Non-exam assessment – analysis and evaluation of performance through written coursework.

Term 2:

Paper 2 topics - Socio-cultural Influences and Well-being in Physical Activity and Sport: Sport psychology; health and fitness and ethical issues. Preparation for mock examination. Non-exam assessment – analysis and evaluation of performance through written coursework.

Term 3: 

Paper 1 topics – The Human Body and Movement in Physical Activity and Sport: Types of training; Principles of training and data analysis. Non-exam assessment – analysis and evaluation of performance through written coursework.

Term 4:

Paper 2 Topics - Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport: Barriers to participation. Preparation for mock examination.

Term 5:

Preparation for practical moderation day. Revision within class, based on previous mock examination grades.

Term 6: 

Completion of course. 

 

Curriculum Content 

Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

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 Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4 sport timetable is illustrated below.

 

Key Stage 3

Year 7 

Our study of Physical Education in Year 7 focuses upon allowing students to build the basic skills and techniques required within a variety of different physical activities. Assessment is ongoing and occurs for each sport/activity covered.

Term 1 – Baseline assessment through invasion games and individual activities. 

Term 2 – Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 3 – Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 4 - Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 5 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events. 

Term 6 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events.

 

Year 8 

Our study of Physical Education in Year 8 focuses upon allowing students to continue building the basic skills and techniques taught in Year 7 within a variety of different physical activities. Basic tactics and strategies are introduced to allow students the opportunity to combine skills with tactical understanding.

Term 1 – Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 2 – Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 3 – Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 4 - Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 5 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events. 

Term 6 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events.

 

Year 9

Year 9 Core PE lessons have an increased focus on tactics and strategies in games lessons and more demanding advanced skills in individual activities. 

Term 1 to 4 – Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 5 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events. 

Term 6 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events.

 

Key Stage 4

There is a change in philosophy for students with a high emphasis on enjoyment and increasing participation levels as students’ approach more trying circumstances in social settings. Skills and tactics continue to be developed where necessary whilst more sports learning will take place through game play. Additionally, the ability to choose activities that students enjoy is provided to increase responsibility and learning of health activities for future years. Links to fitness and how physical activity can support healthy lifestyles are developed in a wider community setting.

Year 10:

Term 1 to 6 – Any of the following sports could be taught:

Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness (access to fitness gym), Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving, mindfulness walk, rounders, cricket, softball and athletics.
 

Year 11:

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 activities to take part in during their weekly PE 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

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, four outdoor netball courts, two outdoor basketball courts, extensive playing fields (including 4 football pitches, one rugby pitch and a specified multi-sport area), 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.

 

Useful Website Links:

TeachPE
BBC Bitesize
AQA
Seneca Learning

 

Out of School 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 in 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 opportunities. Pupils can access a full extra-curricular timetable on the school notice board.