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PE

Subject: PE
Contact: Mr S Taylor

Overview

All students follow the current National Curriculum for sport at Key Stage 3 and 4 with Key Stage 5 following an option timetable. Students are encouraged and supported to enhance their skills and experiences throughout.  Our aim is to create a passion for sport within a learning environment that promotes inquisitive minds, positive values, and strong physical skills that breeds a life-long enjoyment for sport.

KEy stage 3 

Overview

Students at Key Stage 3 have the opportunity to follow a diverse and well-structured curriculum (as seen below). Queen’s Park High School's physical education department shares the purpose of the national curriculum which states:

‘A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.’

Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Physical education aims to ensure that all students:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

In Key Stage 3, we deliberately place an emphasis on the importance of practical aspects of physical education, so that students can develop the skills and attributes underlined above by the national curriculum. That said, we also recognise the need to prepare students for the knowledge they will require at Key Stage 4. Therefore, the assessment objectives (AO) for KS3 make a direct link to the demands of the GCSE. In Key Stage 3 PE, the majority of our assessments link to the practical criteria, as we feel this is the best way to meet the demands of the national curriculum and inspire our students.

Curriculum Content

Year  

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

7

Girls

Netball

Health Related Fitness Gymnastics

Badminton

Table tennis

Volleyball/

Basketball
Football Athletics

Rounders

Tennis
  Boys Football Rugby Basketball Health Related Fitness Badminton Table tennis Volleyball Athletics Tennis Cricket
8 Girls Netball Health Related Fitness Gymnastics Badminton Table tennis

Volleyball/

Basketball
Hockey Athletics Rounders Tennis
  Boys Football Rugby Basketball Health Related Fitness Badminton Table tennis Volleyball Athletics Tennis Cricket
9 Girls Netball Health Related Fitness Gymnastics Badminton Table tennis

Volleyball/

Basketball
Hockey Athletics Rounders Tennis
  Boys Football Rugby Basketball Health Related Fitness Badminton Table tennis Volleyball Athletics Tennis Cricket

Age related milestone

KEy staGe 4 Core PE 

Overview

At Key Stage 4 all students follow a core PE programme which is taught 2 hours a fortnight. Emphasis is placed on recreational and sporting activities for personal enjoyment and fitness as well as promoting and developing high levels of skill in particular sports. The core Physical Education programme aims to build upon many of the activities covered in Key Stage 3 in order to develop the depth of understanding which will allow students to continue to enjoy that activity once they leave school. The core programme aims to give students the opportunity to tackle complex and demanding activities and get involved in a range of sports that help develop personal fitness to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

Students are taught:

  • to use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in teams and individual games.
  • to develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports.
  • to take part in further outdoor adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges. We promote the access to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.
  • to evaluate their performances and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best.
  • to take part in competitive sports and activities outside of school. Students are signposted to the extensive extra-curricular programme as well as local community clubs.
Year  

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

10

Girls

Netball

Health Related Fitness Gymnastics

Badminton

Table tennis

Volleyball/

Basketball
Football Athletics

Rounders

Tennis
  Boys Football Rugby Basketball Health Related Fitness Badminton Table tennis Volleyball Athletics Tennis Cricket
11 Girls Netball Health Related Fitness Gymnastics Badminton Table tennis

Volleyball/

Basketball
Hockey Athletics    
  Boys Football Rugby Basketball Health Related Fitness Badminton Table tennis Volleyball Athletics    

KEy stage 4 GCSE PE 

Overview 

The course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills established in Key Stage 3 Physical Education and creates opportunities to be involved in a number of different physical activities that promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

The theory of Physical Education is both detailed and challenging, and makes up a large part of this course. A strength in science and extended writing skills will be an advantage.

Theory topics include reasons for and influences on participation in physical activity such as safety & injury, health & fitness, short & long term effects of exercise on body systems, biomechanics, drugs in sport, sports ethics, commercialism in sport, sport psychology to name but a few.

Practically students are taught how to demonstrate core skills and apply these in competitive situations in a variety of sports. Assessment is as a player/participant in three activities.

An interest in PE and sport, enjoy being active and appreciate the benefits of keeping fit and healthy is essential for students on this course

Exam board and course

Edexcel Year 10 GCSE Physical Education (9-1) New Spec

Curriculum Content 

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

10

Physical Training

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Movement Analysis

Topic

11

Health, fitness and well-being

Sport Psychology Socio-cultural influences Content Review

Enrichment opportunities

Useful websites to support learning

brian mac website
psychology of sport website
my btec website