Physical Education


Key Stage 3

Pupils in Key Stage 3 have 2 lessons of Physical Education a week in which they study a variety of sports/activities throughout the school year. In these sessions pupils develop the necessary skills to be successful in the sport through both practice and game situations. Pupils will develop a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in both team and individual games as well as the ability to analyse their performance and demonstrate improvements towards their own targets. Pupils also have the opportunity to develop their leadership and communication skills by leading warm ups and small drills.

Activities studied

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Health and Fitness, Hockey, Netball, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Rounders, Tennis and Trampolining

*Dance at KS3 is a part of Performing Arts and Musical Theatre.

 

Key Stage 4

Pupils who select to take Physical Education at GCSE level will study the NCFE’s Technical Award in Health and Fitness. This course will be studied over a 3-year period where pupils will be assessed in 2 units.

Unit 1 – Introduction to the body systems and principles of training

Learning in this unit will be assessed through a 1hour 30-minute examination. Content includes: -

  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Short and Long term responses to exercise
  • Components of Health and Skill related fitness
  • Principles of Training

Unit 2 – Preparing and planning for Health and Fitness

Learning in this unit will be assessed through a synoptic paper and completed in class.

  • Diet
  • Activity levels
  • Rest and Recovery
  • Training Methods
  • Fitness Testing
  • Health and fitness analysis and goal setting
  • The structure of a health and fitness programme

Pupils who don’t opt to take Physical Education on to GCSE level will still take part in physical education once a week (twice a week in Year 11).  At Key Stage 4 pupils will take part in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.  Through Physical Education lessons pupils will gain a greater knowledge and understanding of how to lead a healthy active lifestyle post 16.

Activities studied

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dodgeball, Football, Gymnastics, Health and Fitness, Weight training, Hockey, Netball, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Rounders, Tennis and Trampolining.