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Physical Education - Curriculum Page

The Physical Education (PE) Department is committed to providing a broad and balanced PE curriculum together with a full range of extra-curricular clubs. Three key themes run through the PE curriculum at Garth Hill College; inclusivity, opportunity and development.

Inclusivity - the curriculum is designed to cater for all students, of all abilities and of all interests. 20 different sports are covered within years 7 – 11, providing experiences for all students to develop and harness an interest in sport and physical education.

Opportunity – within lessons students are encouraged and expected to adopt varied roles within lessons; performer, coach and official. Beyond lessons, students have opportunities to work with feeder primary schools, be part of extra – curricular teams, attend trips and visits and lead house teams through the sports cup and sports day.

Development – the curriculum aims to develop the whole child. With a focus on physical, mental and social development students are taught that success within PE relies on a combination of all three elements demonstrating the department’s belief that all students can achieve within PE.

Subject Leader – Mr Worsell 

Physical Education (Core) - Years 7 and 8

Content

Physical Education (PE) at Garth Hill College offers a broad and varied curriculum to pupils. The breadth of study within the KS3 curriculum ensures PE is accessible to all students. Across KS3 lessons, students will have the opportunity to develop key practical skills, knowledge of rules and regulations and an understanding of key concepts and strategies through a variety of different sports and activities. Underpinning all of these lessons and experiences, students will also develop key ‘soft’ skills; communication, leadership, perseverance, teamwork, skills which are vital for student development and growth.

Assessment

In Years 7 and 8, pupils will be formally assessed every seven lessons, after the completion of a sport / activity. Three times across the academic year this data will be communicated to parents via data review points and formal meetings at Parents’ Evening. Students will be assessed across three key aspects; Head, Heart and Hands (HHH Assessment Model). These assessments will focus beyond practical abilities of students but also consider student understanding and knowledge and student effort and perseverance

Over the duration of Year 7 and 8 pupils could be assessed in the following activities:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) – Orienteering / Team Building
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Stoolball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis

Home Learning

Formal Home Learning is not set with KS3 core PE although pupils may be asked to complete tasks that could support their learning within class at various points across the year.

How Parents and Carers Can Support

  • Ensure pupils have the correct kit and equipment to access the whole programme of study throughout the year.
  • Support your child’s participation in extra-curricular activities and when representing the College sports teams.
  • Attend Parents’ Evenings.
  • Contact PE staff with any outstanding sporting achievements your child has accomplished.
  • Keep PE staff fully informed on any pupil medical concerns.
  • Support pupils to gain sporting qualifications outside of school such as officiating or coaching qualifications.

Additional Support Available/Useful Links

  • Follow @GHC_PE on Twitter for regular PE Department updates.

Physical Education (Core) - Years 9, 10 and 11

Exam Board and syllabus code

AQA (8582)

Content

Theory

  1. Applied anatomy and physiology
  2. Movement analysis
  3. Physical Training
  4. Sports Psychology
  5. Socio – cultural influences
  6. Health, fitness and well – being

-  Use of data

Practical

  • Three practical activity areas. (1 team / 1 individual / 1 from either team or individual).
  • Analysis of performance. (Written Coursework).

Assessment

Theory – 60% weighting

Paper 1 – The human body and movement in physical activity

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of GCSE
  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer and long answer questions

Paper 2 – Socio–cultural influences and well – being in physical activity and sport

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of GCSE
  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer and long answer questions.

Practical performance in physical activity and sport

  • Pupils to be assessed in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one team sport, one individual activity and a third from either category)
  • 10 marks for skills in progressive drills and 15 marks for skills in full context
  • Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity. 15 marks for analysis and 10 marks for evaluation

How it is assessed

  • Assessed by teachers, moderated by AQA
  • 100 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Home Learning

Home learning is set once every two weeks in PE. All home learning will provide option and varied activities for pupils to complete. Home learning in PE has three key purposes, to consolidate knowledge from previous lessons, to extend knowledge already learnt and finally to broaden pupils’ knowledge of new content and subject areas.

How Parents and Carers Can Support

  • Ensure pupils have the correct kit and equipment to access the whole Programme of Study.
  • Support your child’s participation in extra-curricular activities and when representing the College sports teams.
  • Attend Parents’ Evenings.
  • Contact PE staff with any outstanding sporting achievements their child has accomplished.
  • Keep PE staff fully informed on any pupil medical concerns.
  • Support pupils to gain sporting experiences and opportunities outside of school.

Additional Support Available/Useful Links

Physical Education GCSE - Years 9, 10 and 11

Content

Physical Education (PE) at Garth Hill College offers a broad and varied curriculum to pupils. PE helps pupils develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

Assessment

In Years 9, 10 and 11 pupils will be formally assessed for each sport / activity they study. This assessment data will then be formally reported three times per year and their progress will be communicated to parents via data capture reports and formal meetings at Parents’ Evening. These formal assessments will be formed as an average of their overall attitude towards learning and attainment across all activities.

Over the duration of Year 9, 10 and 11, pupils could be assessed in the following activities:

  • American Football
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Parkour
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Stoolball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tchoukball
  • Tennis
  • Trampolining

Home Learning

Formal Home Learning is not set with KS4 core PE although pupils may be asked to complete tasks that could support their learning within class at various points across the year.

How Parents and Carers Can Support

  • Ensure pupils have the correct kit and equipment to access the whole programme of study throughout the year.
  • Support your child’s participation in extra-curricular activities and when representing the College sports teams.
  • Attend Parents’ Evenings.
  • Contact PE staff with any outstanding sporting achievements your child has accomplished.
  • Keep PE staff fully informed on any pupil medical concerns.
  • Support pupils to gain sporting qualifications outside of school such as officiating or coaching qualifications.

Additional Support Available/Useful Links

  • Follow @GHC_PE on Twitter for regular PE Department updates.

NCFE Health and Fitness - Years 9, 10 & 11

Exam Board and Syllabus Code

NCFE Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Health and Fitness - 603/2650/5

Content

Unit 1 – Introduction to Body Systems and Principles of Training in Health and Fitness (K/616/7093)

  • LO1 Understand the structure and function of body systems and how they apply to health and fitness
  • LO2 Understand the effects of health and fitness activities on the body
  • LO3 Understand health and fitness and the components of fitness
  • LO4 Understand the principles of training

Unit 2 – Preparing and Planning for Health and Fitness (M/616/7094)

  • LO1: Understand the impact of lifestyle on health and fitness
  • LO2: Understand how to test and develop components of fitness
  • LO3: Understand how to apply health and fitness analysis and set goals
  • LO4: Understand the structure of a health and fitness programme and how to prepare safely

Assessment

  • Unit 1 – External Examination – 40%
  • Unit 2 – Internal Assessment – Synoptic Project – 60%

Pupils will also be assessed through the course within lessons to best prepare them for the formal examination (sat in year 10) and the formal synoptic project (completed in year 11).

Home Learning

Home learning is set once every two weeks in PE. All home learning will provide option and varied activities for pupils to complete. Home learning in PE has three key purposes, to consolidate knowledge from previous lessons, to extend knowledge already learnt and finally to broaden pupils’ knowledge of new content and subject areas.

How Parents and Carers Can Support

  • Ensure pupils have the correct kit and equipment to access the whole Programme of Study.
  • Support your child’s participation in extra-curricular activities and when representing the College sports teams.
  • Attend Parents’ Evenings.
  • Contact PE staff with any outstanding sporting achievements their child has accomplished.
  • Keep PE staff fully informed on any pupil medical concerns.
  • Support pupils to gain sporting experiences and opportunities outside of school.

Additional Support Available / Useful Links