Physical Education

PE Department Policy 2016/2017

PE Kit List

PE Extra - Curricular Timetable May - July 2017

Key Stage 3

Core Physical Education

During year 7, 8 & 9 pupils become more expert in their skills and techniques, and learn how to apply them in different activities. They start to understand what makes an effective performance and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They learn to take the initiative and make decisions for themselves about what to do to improve performance.

Pupils throughout the years will take part in some or all of the following activities: Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Association Football, Badminton, Gaelic Football, Table Tennis, Dance, Athletics, Cricket, Tennis, Rounders, Swimming, Cross-Country and Health Related Exercise.

Key Stage 4

Core Physical Education

All pupils in year 10 have 2 hours of core Physical Education each week and in year 11 students take part in a minimum of one hour Physical Education lessons as part of the National Curriculum requirements.

During Key Stage 4 pupils tackle complex and demanding activities applying their knowledge of skills, techniques and effective performance. Their involvement is mainly focused on acquiring and developing skills, tactics and compositional idea; learn to further evaluate and improve performance; increase their knowledge and understanding of fitness and health.

Pupils will have the opportunity to undertake a variety of roles that best suit them, including performer, coach, choreographer, leader and official. The overall aim is to develop their skills, physical competence and the confidence to get involved in exercise and activity out of school and in later life. The vast majority of pupils sign up to complete the Level One Award in Sports Leadership course that is completed in PE lessons.

During Key Stage 4 pupils will be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding within all of the following activities:

•Dance activities

•Games activities

•Athletic activities

•Outdoor and Adventurous activities


GCSE Physical Education

2009 Specification

Exam Board: Edexcel

Assessment Methods

All pupils take part in Physical Education lessons in years 10 and 11 as part of the National Curriculum requirement. In addition, pupils are able to study Physical Education as a GCSE option. The two year course comprises of both practical and theoretical elements.

The educational aims of following a GCSE course in Physical Education are set out below.

a) Develop and apply the candidate’s knowledge, skills and understanding of physical education through selected physical activities;

b) develop the candidate’s understanding about the role of rules and conventions in selected physical activities;

c) develop the candidate’s skills of observation and analysis;

d) support the candidate’s personal and social development by adopting different roles in selected physical activities when working with others;

e) promote the candidate’s understanding of the health benefits and risks associated with taking part in physical activity;

f) develop the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the different factors that affect participation and performance.


Assessment breaks down into two areas as follows:

•Practical component up to 60% of total marks

•Effective performance and analysis of physical activities


Candidates will be assessed in four physical activities which must be selected from at least two of the following six National Curriculum Areas of Activity:

•Athletic activities

•Dance activities

•Games activities

•Gymnastic activities

•Outdoor and Adventurous activities

•Swimming activities and Water Safety

The candidate is required to analyse and improve performance through the role of choreographer, coach, leader, official, organiser or performer. Candidates are also required to plan, perform and evaluate a health related exercise programme.

Theoretical component:

•Examination of the theoretical components of the course - up to 40% of total marks

•One written paper of 1 1/2 hours


2016 Specification (First Examined Summer 2018)
Exam Board: Edexcel


Overview of new specification Components




Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems

Applied anatomy and physiology


Movement analysis


Physical training

1 hour and 45 minutes

90 marks


Component 2: Health and Performance

Health, fitness and well-being


Sport psychology


Socio-cultural influences

1 hour and 15 minutes

70 marks


Component 3: Practical Performance

Skills during individual activities


Skills during team activities

90 marks


Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme

Analysis of proposed PEP

Carry out & monitor the PEP

Evaluation of the PEP

20 marks


Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Sport

Exam Board: Edecxel

The Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Sport consists of three units that provide a combined total of 180 guided learning hours (GLH) for the complete qualification, which must include at least one of the specified ‘core’ units.

At least one of these units must be taken at GHL level:

1 The Body in Sport 60 2

2 Health, Safety and Injury in Sport 60 2

Sufficient units must be taken from the following to make a total of 3:

3 The Sports Industry 60 2

4 Preparation of Sport 60 2

5 Planning and Leading Sports Activities 60 2

6 Practical Sport* 60 2

7 Practical Outdoor and Adventurous Activities* 60 2

*Learners may take Unit 6 or Unit 7. They may not take both.


GCE AS/A2-Level

The pupils will study the following Units: Anatomy and Physiology, Acquiring movement skills, Socio-Cultural Studies relating to participation in Physical Activity and Acquiring, developing evaulating practical skills in Physical Education.

The pupils will study the following Units at A2: Exercise and Sports Physiology, Comparative Studies, Sports Psychology and The improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education.

Method of Assessment

The pupils will be assessed through examinations, coursework and practical performance. Written examinations take place in June for each module of the course. The practical elements will be assessed throughout the year and final assessments will be made on Moderation day.

Exam Board: OCR

First Examined: Summer 2018

The students will study the following units at AS and GCE level: Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanical Movement, Skill Acquisition, Sport Psychology, Sport and Society and The Role of Technology in Physical Activity and Sport.

Method of assessment:

AS Level will be assessed in the form of two one hour fifteen minute exams in the summer of 2017 worth 35% each, a practical performance in a sport of their choosing worth 15% and an Evaluation of performance which is in the form of an oral coursework also worth 15%.

 GCE Level will be assessed in the form of three exams in the summer of 2018 totalling four hours and worth 70%, a practical performance in a sport of their choosing worth 15% and an Evaluation and Analysis of a performance which is in the form of an oral coursework worth 15%.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport

Exam Board: Edexcel

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is a 60-credit and 360-guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of three mandatory units plus one mandatory specialist unit plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits (where at least 45 credits must be at level 3 or above).

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (QCF)

Unit Mandatory units – all three units must be taken: Credit Level

1 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport 5

2 The Physiology of Fitness 5

3 Assessing Risk in Sport 10


Unit Mandatory specialist units – one unit must be taken from:

7 Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise 10

29 Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure 10

Unit Optional units

4 Fitness Training and Programming 10

5 Sports Coaching ** 10

6 Sports Development 10

7 Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise *** 10

8 Practical Team Sports * 10

9 Practical Individual Sports * 10

10 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities * 10

11 Sports Nutrition 10

12 Current Issues in Sport 10

13 Leadership in Sport ** 10

14 Exercise, Health and Lifestyle 10

15 Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise 10

17 Psychology for Sports Performance 10

24 Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People 10

26 Work Experience in Sport 10

27 Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport 10

28 The Athlete’s Lifestyle 10

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