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Course Title: Physical Education
Examination Board: EDEXCEL
(Current KS4 Specification)
Pupils should have a keen interest in participating in all activities in PE and wish to develop an in-depth knowledge of sport, performance and how the body works.
Contact: Miss Hughes, PE staff
Contact: Miss J Hughes
The course consists of Practical activities and Theoretical aspects of physical activity.
GCSE PE aims to enable pupils to become increasingly physically competent through being actively engaged in a range of physical activities and to become increasingly effective in their performance in different types of physical activity and roles such as player / participant, leader and official. Each pupil will be assessed in four areas of practical activity. Pupils develop their ability to engage independently & successfully in different types of physical activity, and to develop and maintain their involvement in physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Overall assessment is broken down into the following components:
· Theoretical Component: 70% (10% of which is a piece of written coursework)
· Practical Component (including Personal Exercise Programme): 30%
Each student will be required to be assessed in three practical activities taken from different areas of the curriculum, Games, Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Outdoor Adventurous Activity, Health Related Fitness and Swimming. These are continually assessed by the teacher during the course and will also be assessed in a final moderation with an outside moderator. This work accounts for 60% of the final mark.
Each student will also be required to develop and follow their own personal training programme for six weeks in a sport chosen by themselves.
Possible Career Pathways:
GCSE Physical Education could lead to career opportunities in the following areas: Teacher, physiotherapist, coach, fitness instructor, grounds man, sports journalist, sports commentator, dietician, chiropodist, referee or umpire, sports retailing and professional sportsperson.
Subject summary: Key Stage 3 PE Programme of Study
Throughout Key stage 3, pupils will follow a broad and balanced curriculum in which they will develop competence to excel, be physically active for sustained periods of time, be engaged in competitive sports and activities and be equipped to lead a healthy, active life.
Year 7 will follow a programme of study that will include basketball, netball, rugby league, football, hockey, table tennis, fitness, gymnastics, trampolining, cricket, athletics, softball and rounders.
The year 8 programme will build upon skills and knowledge acquired in year 7 and will include basketball, netball, rugby league, football, hockey, table tennis, fitness, gymnastics, trampolining, cricket, athletics, softball and rounders.
The Year 9 programme will develop consistent performance while preparing pupils for the demands of GCSE Physical Education and will include basketball, netball, rugby league, football, hockey, table tennis, badminton, volleyball, fitness, gymnastics, trampolining, cricket, athletics, softball and rounders.
Beyond the Curriculum
Pupils will be able to develop their performance skill within the PE by attending extra-curricular clubs that include fitness, trampolining, basketball; cricket; netball; girls' football, rugby league (girls & boys) and badminton. There is also opportunity to represent the school in these sports and more.
Key Stage 4 (Core) PE Programme of Study
The year 9,10 and 11 Core PE programme will allow pupils to tackle complex and demanding physical activities, becoming involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. Activities will include basketball, netball, rugby league, football, table tennis, badminton, volleyball, fitness, jogging, tennis, softball and rounders.