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Physical Education

Physical Education Teachers

  • Mr R Jerwood (Subject Leader)
  • Mr S Bettinson
  • Mrs A Cox
  • Mr M Cox
  • Mr S Gregory
  • Mr N Mander
  • Mr P Manley
  • Mr J Taylor

Key Stage 3

Year 7:

  • Health Related Fitness
  • Racquet Sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Cricket

Year 8:

  • Health Related Fitness
  • Racquet Sports
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Cricket

Year 9:

  • Water Sports
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Net Games
  •  Fitness, both theoretical and practical.

Key Stage 4

Exam Board: Edexcel

Course: GCSE in Physical Education (Full & Short course)

Link to specification: CLICK HERE

*This information applies to the course that we will begin teaching in September 2016*

The GCSE PE course is a challenging and rewarding course that helps to prepare students for a future in Sport. It contains 3 different aspects practical, theory and coursework; overall this contains 4 components which combine to give the students their overall grade. Through this unique arrangement GCSE PE challenges and develops students in different ways from most other subjects.

Component 1: Theory 1

  • This component will assess predominantly the anatomical topics of the course including the Muscular, Skeletal, Respiratory and Cardiovascular system. It is worth more marks and the longer exam paper time reflects this.
  • The paper is sat at the end of year 11
  • For a more in depth guide please use the link below to find the ‘Unit Guides’ and locate the appropriate unit guide.

Component 2: Theory 2

  • This component will assess performance and what influences participation within sport. It is worth less marks and the shorter exam paper time reflects this.
  • The paper is sat at the end of year 11
  • For a more in depth guide please use the link below to find the ‘Unit Guides’ and locate the appropriate unit guide.

Component 3: Practical

The performer must perform in 3 Sports you cannot be an official or leader. The sports must contain the following:

  • 1 Team – Rugby/Football/Basketball etc. (35 marks)
  • 1 Individual – Athletics/Table Tennis/Swimming (35 marks)
  • 1 other – from any section (team or individual) (35 marks)

Performers are assessed in isolated drills and a competitive environment so extra-curricular participation will be vital to achieve high grades.

Performers will be assessed on many aspects including technical accuracy when performing skills, demonstration of decision making and problem solving skills and performing as part of a team and strategy and tactical appreciation.

In class we will study a range of sports but not all sports will be studied and assessed within class. Topics not covered in class will require video footage and this needs to be discussed with a member of the PE department to ensure it will be applicable to use.

This aspect is assessed as you study and is moderated in a practical exam in year 11.

Please follow the link at the bottom of the page to the current specifications where a list of Team and Individual activities can be found.

Component 4: Coursework- Personal Exercise Plan (PEP)

The coursework is generally completed in year 10 and is supported by the knowledge garnered in the Physical Training unit.

The Personal Exercise Plan (PEP) is a piece of work produced by the students that allows them to plan, perform and evaluate a training programme. This is completed and during lesson time using the fantastic school gym facilities that we have. This should take between 6 and 8 weeks and the write up has a strict maximum of 1500 words.

The write up will contain the following content:

– Analysis

  • PARQ
  • Weakness in performance
  • Testing
  • Analysis of test results

– Design

  • Fitness focus
  • Method of training
  • Principles of training
  • SMART target(s)

– Carrying out the programme

  • 6 – 8 weeks
  • Performance data collection
  • Testing – on-going and end of programme

– Evaluation

  • All aspects of design
  • Training effects (if any)
  • Recommendations for the future

The PEP is marked by the class teacher and a sample is moderated in the Easter of year 11.

What are we looking for?

  • A genuine interest in sport
  • The ability to perform to a high level in multiple sports
  • A keen interest in learning about the theory of sports performance
  • A hardworking , can do attitude
  • A regular participation in extra-curricular and house  activities
  • A score of  60+ in the end of year tests

Key Stage 5

A Level

Subject Leaders: Mr P Manley

Schools: Richard Challoner School/Holy Cross School

Exam Board: AQA

Course: Physical Education

Link to Specification: Click here

Assessment:

2 Components:

  • 70% theory
  • 30% Practical performance broken down into:
    • 15% will be based on students assessed in the role of player/performer or coach
    • 15% will be analysis and evaluation of performance.

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

What’s assessed

  • Section A – Applied anatomy and physiology (35 marks)
  • Section B – Skill acquisition (35 marks)
  • Section C – Sport and society (35 marks)

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • Total: 105 marks
  • 35% of A-level

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

What’s assessed

  • Section A – Exercise physiology and biomechanics (35 marks)
  • Section B – Sports psychology (35 marks)
  • Section C –Sport and society and technology in sport (35 marks)

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • Total: 105 marks
  • 35% of A-level

Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What’s assessed

  • Students are assessed as a player/performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity (15%)
  • Coursework: Written analysis and evaluation of performance supported by a breakdown of causes and corrections for the highlighted weakness (15%)

How it’s assessed

  • Internal assessment, external moderation
  • Total: 90 marks
  • 30% of A-level

Theory Units Breakdown: (for more information see the specification link)

  1. Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport
  2. Skill acquisition
  3. Sport and society
  4. Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport
  5. Biomechanical movement
  6. Sport psychology
  7. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

What we are looking for:

  • Students who have a genuine interest in Sport
  • Students who are determined to succeed
  • Students who currently take part in Sport
  • Students who enjoy being challenged
  • Preferred level 6 at GCSE