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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

“We are always challenged by the teachers to aim higher and achieve more. This can be not just in our performances but also our teamwork and cooperation with each other. I always feel better after PE lessons.”
Year 9 Student

Physical Education

We encourage participation in Sport and our clubs are open to all pupils, regardless of ability. Fixtures are held in all major sports and we enter Borough competitions, Regional tournaments as well as National Tournaments.

Our Aims

In the Physical Education Department we aim to:

  • Enhance the physical development of each child and to promote an active awareness of the relationship between physical fitness and health.
  • Provide scope for self-expression and the development of social, sporting attitudes through a wide and varied programme.
  • Develop personal levels of skill.
  • Enable each child, through physical activity, to experience a sense of achievement, enjoyment and satisfaction.

Teams and clubs:

Cross Country, Football (boys and girls), Rounders, Athletics, Badminton, Netball, Hockey, Swimming, Cricket, Golf, Rugby, Benchball, Dodgeball and Rowing  

Key Stage 4                                                                 

GCSE in Physical Education

The aims of the course are to:

  • develop knowledge, understanding, skills and values to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities and understand the benefits to health, fitness and well-being
  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
  • understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport
  • perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical activity and sport
  • understand the contribution which physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being
  • understand key socio-cultural influences which can affect people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.
     

Topics covered are:

  1. The human body and movement in physical activity and sport – Theory
  2. Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport – Theory
  3. Practical performance in physical activity and sport – Practical
     

Assessment is by:

Theoretical assessment will be 2 x 75 minutes examinations at the end of the course on areas 1 and 2 above. Each examination will make up 30% of the overall grade.

NEA assessment will be taken from 3 x sports and 1 x project. Each of these assessments will make up 10% of the overall course.?

 

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care is a vocational course suitable for students who want to acquire sector-specific applied knowledge through vocational learning about the Health and Social Care sector. Students will have the opportunity to find out about the sector and about the wealth of careers and opportunities in this area.

  • To provide students with an understanding of human development through their life and link this to the care pathways that are available.
  • To provide students with an in-depth knowledge of how the Health and Social Care sector operates.
  • To develop student’s knowledge and understanding of Health and Wellbeing.
  • To provide students with valuable learning experiences that lead on to post-16 courses and career pathways in the Health and Social Care sector.

The course is split in to three main components

  • Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
  • Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values
  • Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing

Students will learn about a range of topics beginning with key characteristics in the physical, intellectual, emotional and social (PIES) development classifications and the different factors that can affect an individual’s growth and development. The course will go on to look at life events that affect development and wellbeing as well as how person-centered approaches through health and social care services can improve health and wellbeing.

Students are assessed by:

Components 1 and 2 are assessed through non-exam internal assessment. The non-exam internal assessment has been designed to demonstrate application of the knowledge underpinning the health and social care sector through realistic tasks and activities. These assessments make up 60% of the final grade awarded.

Students also have the opportunity to gain leadership awards and compete in Inter and Intra form competitions.

 

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