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Introduction

In Physical Education (PE) pupils, develop knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills in a range of activities, such as games, gymnastics, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams. They will have the chance to learn about the principles and practices that lead to good performance. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how that they can become involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity and leading a healthy lifestyle.

A BTEC in Physical Education will help you towards further study in Physical Education or leisure and recreation or to a career within the sport and leisure industry. A BTEC in Physical Education perfectly adds to the all-round balance of subjects of every student.

Students who do not opt to pursue PE at BTEC examination level are given the opportunity to build on and extend their experiences from what is offered in Key Stage 3.

Aims of PE

Learning in physical education promotes active lifestyles

Students are empowered to participate in physical activity and understand how this influences their own well-being and that of others. By demonstrating the benefits of an active life style, they encourage others to participate in sport, dance, exercise, recreation, and adventure pursuits.

Challenges thinking in a fun environment

Physical education engages and energises students. It provides authentic contexts in which to learn. Students challenge themselves to develop their physical and interpersonal skills. They experience movement and understand the role that it plays in their lives.

Students can contribute to the development of physical education programmes and choose their own level of participation. The resulting learning environment challenges their thinking and helps to promote an interest in lifelong leisure and recreational pursuits.

Builds movement competence and confidence

The skills taught in physical education improve students’ performance, sharpen their knowledge of strategy and tactics, and help them to transfer knowledge from one context to another, including sport, recreational, and outdoor activities. The concept of challenge by choice enables appropriate learning at a level that builds confidence.

Develops teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills

Physical education explicitly teaches the necessary knowledge and skills for working with and relating to others, and provides the learning opportunities to develop these skills.

It enables the development of leadership and teamwork skills and encourages students to transfer knowledge to other learning areas. It does this for example, by supporting students to work cooperatively in other subjects, or when working with groups in a leadership role in the school setting and in their lives outside of school in sports clubs or community groups. Explores and develops decision-making and risk management

Physical education provides a range of opportunities for students to challenge and extend themselves in an environment of managed risk.

Students step outside their comfort zone to take on new social, physical, and emotional challenges. Taking on challenges and assessing risk requires the exploration and development of decision-making skills.

Triggers thinking and action to create change

Physical education teaches students to think critically about movement and movement contexts, for example, considering an issue from different points of view, identifying what is influencing the issue, and explaining how the influences are affecting the issue.

Learning to think critically encourages students to participate in social action for a fairer, more equitable, and just society by, for example, reducing barriers to participation.

Develops understandings about the social and cultural significance of movement

Physical education teaches students to critically inquire into the social and cultural significance of movement, so that they can better understand what influences people to engage and participate in physical activity.

Creates learning pathways

Physical education provides a solid foundation for further studies relating to movement and the body, including the social and health sciences, recreation, and tourism. It provides a pathway into the many careers that involve and careers working with people, such as education, health, justice, and the social services.

Key Stage Three

Here at Queen Katharine Academy we have utilised the modifications that have been made to the PE National Curriculum over the past few years. We have created an interesting and diverse curriculum that suits all needs and interests of pupils entering KS3.

All year 7, 8 and 9 students are put through a Fundamental scheme of work. This provides them with a basis of all the movement, balance, and co-ordination that are essential in every sport. Along with this, pupils are given the opportunity to take on many different roles in a wide variety of games activities, Outdoor Adventure Activities (OAA), and HRF.

Our PE department strives to have pupils constantly aware of what levels they are achieving and know what needs to be done to improve that level. Pupils are assessed in a number of different strands that allow them to access levels and express their talent in a variety of different skills needed within PE, not just simply as a performer.

 

Year 7 /8/ 9

PE Timetable

 

Key Stage Four

At Key Stage 4, the students can follow two different pathways. In core PE, the students follow a varied pathway that enables them to experience a wide variety of sports through the two years.

Examination Course at KS4

If students opt for Physical Education in KS4, they undertake the BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Award in Sport. This involves them studying four units of work over the two years. One unit is a compulsory exam and the other three units are based on internally assessed coursework. The BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award in Sport has been designed to provide an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of sport. The qualification builds on learning from Key Stage 3 for those who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4. The qualification is equivalent in size to one GCSE and is a full-time study programme over two years. The course has 120 Guided Learning Hours over the two years and will include 4 units of study.

 

You will study:

Unit Number

Unit Title

GLH

Man / Opt

Assessment

1

Fitness for Sport and Exercise

30

Mandatory

External Assessment through a 1 hour 50 mark exam.

2

Practical Sports Performance

30

Mandatory

Internal  Assessment

5

Training for Personal Fitness

30

Optional

Internal Assessment

6

Leading Sports Activities

30

Optional

Internal Assessment

 

 You will learn:

Learners will study two mandatory content areas: Fitness for Sport and Exercise Practical sports performance. These units will make up 50% of the learners overall grade with 25% of the marks being assessed externally through exams. They will also study two optional content areas: Training for Personal Fitness, Leading Sports Activities.

Unit 1 - In this unit you will, know about the components of fitness and the principles of training. Explore different fitness training methods. Investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.

Unit 2 - In this unit you will, understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports, practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports, be able to review sports performance.

Unit 5 - In this unit you will, design a personal fitness training programme, know about exercise adherence factors and strategies for continued training success, implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives and review a personal fitness training programme. 

Unit 6 - In this unit you will, know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership, undertake the planning and leading of sports activities, review the planning and leading of sports activities.

 

Core PE KS4

KS4 Core Pathways

Y10 2017

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

10a/PE1

 

Basketball

(SH)

Hockey

(Astro)

Trampolining

(Gym)

Netball

(HC)

Athletics

Striking – Cricket, Rounder’s, Softball

10a/PE2

 

Trampolining

(Gym)

Handball

(SH)

Basketball

(HC)

Football

(Astro)

Athletics

Striking – Cricket, Rounder’s, Softball

Students also have the opportunity to participate in core PE lessons. This gives them the chance to build on sports offered at KS3 as well as experience some new ones. They also have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding selected from the areas of experience as they progress through KS4.

 

Key Stage Five

At KS5, those students staying onto Year 12 and 13 can continue their studies in Physical Education by following the BTEC National Level 3 in Sport. The BTEC National Certificate and Extended Certificate in Sport is for post-16 learners who want to continue their  education through applied learning and who aim to  progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sport sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and is a full-time study programme over two years. The course has 360 Guided Learning Hours over the two years and will include 4 units of study. In the first year, learners will follow the National Certificate that will involve the study of units 1 and 7. In the second year, learners will progress onto the National Extended Certificate and study units 2 and 3.

You will study:

Course

Year

Unit Number

Unit Title

GLH

Man / Opt

Assessment

BTEC L3 National Certificate

1

1

Anatomy and Physiology

120

Mandatory

External Assessment through a 1.5hour

90 mark exam

BTEC L3 National Certificate

1

7

Practical Sports Performance

60

Mandatory

Internal Assessment

 

BTEC L3 National Extended

Certificate

2

2

Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being.

120

Mandatory

External Assessment A task set and marked externally and completed under supervised conditions.

BTEC L3 National Extended

Certificate

2

3

Professional   Development in the Sports      Industry

60

Mandatory

Internal Assessment

 

You will learn:

Learners will study four mandatory content areas: Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and      Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being. Professional Development in the Sports Industry and Practical Sports Performance. These units will make up 100% of the learners overall grade with 67% of the marks being assessed externally through exams.

Unit 1 - Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Unit 2 - Learners explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and wellbeing.

Unit 3 - Learners explore the knowledge and skills required for different career   pathways in the sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

In this unit you will, understand the career and job opportunities in the sports industry, explore own skills using a skills audit to inform a career development action plan. Undertake a recruitment activity to demonstrate the processes that can lead to a successful job offer in a selected career pathway and reflect on the recruitment and selection process and your individual performance.

Unit 7 - Learners study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports.

In this unit you will, examine National Governing Body rules/laws and regulations for selected sports competitions. Examine the skills, techniques and tactics required to perform in selected sports. Develop skills, techniques and tactics for sporting activity in order to meet sport aims and reflect on own practical performance using selected assessment methods.

 

Enrichment Opportunities

Students are encouraged to attend sports clubs both in school and in the wider community. We have a clubs board in the changing facility that promotes the extensional clubs in the wider community. There are numerous clubs that will be run both at lunch time and after school, these clubs include: Football, Basketball, Trampolining, Rounder’s, Netball, Climbing, Archery, Cricket, Boxing, Rowing and Badminton. Please see the clubs booklet for more information. We are also part of the Peterborough Sports Federation which means we are entered into District and County Championships for Football, Basketball, Netball, Athletics and Rounder’s.

Staffing

Subject Leader: T. Stapleton

Teaching Staff: C. Davitt, M. Ludlam, K. Cleworth, and K. Rowledge.