Physical Education

Pupils will have the opportunity to build on and embed the physical development and skills learned at KS 2, they will become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities.

“Physical Education – to equip students with the knowledge and understanding to live an active and healthy lifestyle.”

Course description

Students will experience a variety of opportunities and experiences that support this statement, challenging them inside and outside the classroom. They will focus on improving their fitness, health and well-being through knowledge and application where students are able to take on additional roles. They can complement this by experiencing a robust programme of awards, qualifications and memorable learning experiences.

At Archbishop Holgate’s we believe a high-quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum and one that staff, pupils and parents understand and can contribute to.

Through a broad & balanced programme of study it is our intent that students will develop physical, technical and tactical sporting skills; enhanced by an embedded focus on mental skills such as resilience, determination and confidence. It is hoped that these very qualities lead on to improved concentration, attitude, and academic progress across the school.

Our inclusive curriculum ensures that students of all abilities access a range of activities and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.

We run an extensive programme of intra and inter school competitions which provide opportunities for students to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum.

We aim to ensure all students leave the school possessing the skills, motivation and knowledge to enjoy a lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity.  We trust that our broad and innovative PE curriculum will allow students to develop their love of PE and Sport well beyond their time at Archbishop Holgate’s.

Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout all units of work. At the end of each unit pupils are given a standardised level. Although assessment is largely practically based consideration is also given to pupil’s leadership and officiating skills.

Ways to help my child succeed

There is a full range of extra-curricular activities on offer every day of the week running during lunch times and after school. We also run a very extensive fixture programme against other schools in the local area.  Attendance at such activities would undoubtedly help pupils to succeed further by providing additional opportunities to develop skill and practice key techniques taught in lessons.

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Physical education is all about preparing the pupils for life long participation and equipping them with the skills and knowledge to do this. Through participating in a wide range of activities we hope to widen the experience pupils receive and ultimately foster a sense of enjoyment for sport.

“Physical Education – to equip students with the knowledge and understanding to live an active and healthy lifestyle.”

Students will experience a variety of opportunities and experiences that support this statement, challenging them inside and outside the classroom. They will focus on improving their fitness, health and well-being through knowledge and application where students are able to take on additional roles. They can complement this by experiencing a robust programme of awards, qualifications and memorable learning experiences.

At Archbishop Holgate’s we believe a high-quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum and one that staff, pupils and parents understand and can contribute to.

Through a broad & balanced programme of study it is our intent that students will develop physical, technical and tactical sporting skills; enhanced by an embedded focus on mental skills such as resilience, determination and confidence. It is hoped that these very qualities lead on to improved concentration, attitude, and academic progress across the school.

Our inclusive curriculum ensures that students of all abilities access a range of activities and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.

We run an extensive programme of intra and inter school competitions which provide opportunities for students to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum.

We aim to ensure all students leave the school possessing the skills, motivation and knowledge to enjoy a lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity.  We trust that our broad and innovative PE curriculum will allow students to develop their love of PE and Sport well beyond their time at Archbishop Holgate’s.

Course description

Pupils will have opportunities to improve upon established activities studied in Key Stage 3, whilst experiencing the challenges of learning new sports. There is a real emphasis in Key Stage 4 on pupils being more independent and responsible for their learning. Pupils will still be expected to perform in activities but there is also an emphasis on the continual assessment of them as a leader, official, coach and analyst in a variety of sporting contexts as well.

Pupils will participate in 1 hour of recreational physical activity per week and will have the opportunity to access games based activities such as netball, football, rugby, hockey, badminton, volleyball, rounders, tennis as well as health based activities including dance, fitness, gym, trampolining and swimming. We also like to offer a less traditional and more diverse range including Ultimate Frisbee, Danish longball and golf.

Assessment

Pupils are assessed at the end of each half term in relation to their performance at key stage 3. Although assessment is largely practical based consideration is also given to pupil’s leadership and officiating abilities.

Ways to help my child succeed

There is a full range of extra-curricular activities on offer every day of the week running before school, during lunch times and after school, many of the clubs are specifically for key stage 4 pupils including the use of the fitness suite. We also run a very extensive fixture programme against other schools in the local area with much success at local and national competitions. Attendance at such activities would undoubtedly help pupils to succeed by providing opportunities to further develop skill and practice key techniques taught in lessons.

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GCSE PE provides pupils with a broad, coherent, practical and inspiring programme where pupils feel motivated and challenged by the subject and enable them to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career pathways. The course aims to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities and understand the benefits to health, fitness and well-being.

“Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships.”

Michael Jordan

Course description

There is an emphasis on practical activity and you will be expected to participate fully in a wide range of sporting activities. You will be formally assessed in 3 different sporting activities, either as a performer or as a coach. Theoretical aspects of the course will predominantly be classroom based, although we aim to use practical scenarios as much as possible. You will develop an understanding of what a healthy and active lifestyle consists of and the physiology of a healthy and active body. You will complete a piece of coursework that focuses on Analysis of Performance; demonstrating your theoretical and tactical knowledge of a sporting activity of your choice.

Exam board

AQA GCSE Physical Education (8582)

Past papers

www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582/assessment-resources

Assessments

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

Written exam: 1 hour 15 minuts, 78 marks (30% of GCSE)

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data

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

Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes, 78 marks (30% of GCSE)

  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Use of data

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

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

  • Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).
  • Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity

Throughout the course pupils will complete end of unit tests to check knowledge and understanding and sign post pupils to additional support.

Useful websites

www.teachpe.com/
www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zp49cwx

BTEC Sports

BTEC Sports offers pupils a vocational experience where they can experience a wide foundation of sport and cover all aspects of the sports industry.

“Sport is human life in microcosm.”

Howard Cosell 

Are you interested in sport and how it is impacted upon by performance, fitness and lifestyle? If the answer is yes, then this course will enable you to explore coaching techniques, develop analysis and observation of sports performance, investigate lifestyles of athletes and is aimed at learners looking to progress in this sector.

Entry requirements

Please see general entry requirements for automatic entry onto Level 3 courses. Students will be assessed as a performer or coach in both qualifications in one activity and should therefore be regularly participating in physical activity/sport.

Course description

The BTEC course is a two year commitment and will include both practical and theory lessons. Pupils will be set assignments to complete and will receive plenty of feedback on how to improve throughout the course. This qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level. You will study four units of which three are mandatory and two are externally assessed.

You will study a range of sport related topics including core units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology – This comes in the form of a written exam set and marked externally. Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems. (Externally assessed)
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being – Learners explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and wellbeing.  (Internally assessed)
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry – 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. (Externally assessed)
  • Application of Fitness Testing and Training – Learners gain an understanding of the requirements of fitness testing and learn how to safely conduct a range of fitness tests for different components of fitness. (Internally assessed)

The course offers learners the opportunity to progress employability skills (cognitive and problem solving skills, intrapersonal and interpersonal skills), as well as allowing learners to develop transferable knowledge and skills for higher education.

Exam board

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport

Assessments

Students will be assessed through a mixture of assignments, which are set and marked internally, a set task which is set and marked by the exam board and a written external exam,

Ways to help my child succeed

Reading around the unit is always of benefit to the work undertaken as is taking a wider interest in sport through reading newspapers, internet sites and the news. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to undertake a variety of sports coaching qualifications, sports leaders’ awards and a range of practical activities all of which will supplement the course.

Useful websites

www.teachpe.com

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