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Physical Education – About us.

The Physical Education department is committed to providing all pupils with a high-quality curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities, providing opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

During the Key Stage 3 curriculum pupils will build on and embed skills learnt in Key Stage 1 and 2 and become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques. The PE department believes that all pupils should get the opportunity to experience as many different activities as possible, achieved through varied half termly activities. Activities include:

Boys
Girls
Rugby
Rugby
Football
Football
Hockey
Basketball
Netball
Gymnastics
Gymnastics
OAA
Fitness
Hockey
OAA
Table Tennis
Dance
Fitness
Table Tennis
Dance
Badminton
Athletics
Volleyball
Cricket
Athletics
Tennis
Rounders
 
Tennis
 

Not only do pupils get the opportunity to perform in these varied activities but also get to experience a number of different roles including; performer, coach and official, helping to provide all pupils with an avenue of involvement out of school and in later life.

As pupils move to KS4 they continue to follow two hours of core PE as part of the curriculum, where pupils enhance their experience of the varied activities. Pupils are encouraged to tackle more complex and demanding activities and the roles within them, taking more responsibility in their delivery and evaluating successes

GCSE PE

What will I learn?
This course will build on the knowledge, understanding and skills established in Key Stage 3 Physical Education. The GCSE Physical Education course will give you the exciting opportunity to perform in a number of different physical activities, focusing on individual and team sports. You will also have the opportunity to develop your own fitness levels to aid and improve your sporting performance.

How will I learn?
The course will be a mixture of practical and theory lessons:
•You will develop your knowledge and practical skills in a range of activities, focusing on team games and individual activities.
• Examine the effects of exercise and how training can improve performance.
• Find ways to improve your own performance.
• Identify ways to develop and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle through participation in physical activity.
• Develop your knowledge of the key body systems and how they support your participation in sport.

You should have an interest in physical education and sport, enjoy being active and appreciate the benefits of keeping fit and healthy. If you participate regularly in sport outside curriculum lesson time then this will highly support your progression throughout the course.

How will I be assessed?
Component 1- Fitness and Body Systems. This is a written examination with a 36% weighting of the final grade.
Component 2- Health and Performance. This is also a written examination with a 24% weighting of the final grade.
Component 3- Practical Performance. Assessment consists of 3 activities from a set list. One must be a team sport, one must be an individual activity. The final can be a free choice. This is worth has a weighting of 30% of the final grade.
Component 4- Personal Exercise Programme. This is a controlled assessment and has a weighting of 10% of the final grade.

What can I progress to?
As well as being the ideal preparation for the A level Physical Education course, GCSE Physical Education allows for progression to related vocational qualifications, such as National Diplomas in Sport and exercise Science. The course develops the transferable skills and key skills that employers are looking for and can lead to a wide variety of employment opportunities. This can include further training in areas such as recreational management, leisure activities, coaching, officiating, the fitness industry, the armed forces and the civil service.

Further Information
Miss A Collier
Email: acollier@aylestone.hereford.sch.uk

PE (Core)

At Key Stage 4 you will continue with two hours of Physical Education, split into two one hour lessons each week. Your lessons will be split into a performance lesson and a competitive lesson. In your performance lesson you will follow a curriculum that offers a variety of activities enabling you to build on and reinforce skills you have learnt in Key Stage 3, as well as having the opportunity to learn new skills in activities you may not have covered in years 7, 8 or 9. In your competitive lesson, you have the opportunity to select and execute your skills in competitive situations via leagues or knockout competitions.

What will I learn?
Practically, you will follow a curriculum that is based around a variety of activities that include Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Football, health and Fitness, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Tennis, Dance, Athletics, Rounders, Tennis and Cricket. You will have the opportunity to choose your activities in both the performance and competitive lessons.

How will I learn?
In your performance lesson, you will continue to be taught new skills as you have been in Key Stage 3, building on your current skill levels and knowledge and understanding of various sports. In your competition lessons, you will be required to work as a team with various pupils in order to succeed. You will be asked to not only take part as a player, but also as a coach, official or administrator.