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Years 10 & 11 PE

Year 10 & 11 - Core PE

For PE lessons, all students will receive 1 hour of core PE each week. This is mandatory for all students and we call this time ‘stay active’ as we are encouraging participation throughout their life, beyond the school. We start to introduce a range of different activities alongside the sports experienced in Key Stage 3 to encourage involvement in any practical activities for its physical, social and mental benefits. We also offer our students the opportunity to get involved with a Sports Leaders course to develop skills such as communication, organisation and confidence.

If students choose to study Physical Education as an option then they will receive additional lessons to their core PE lessons.

Year 10 and Year 11 – Theory (Option choice)

When Physical Education is chosen as an option in Year 9 students will study either GSCE PE or BTEC Sport. Both of these courses are of equal value.

Which course students follow will be based on their current achievement across English, Maths, Science and of course within their PE lessons. A decision on which course to take in PE is made for the student to ensure they will be placed on a path that will maximise their chances of success. Students are not able to choose which course to study and we believe it is this reason that helps us to achieve continued success for our students.

These courses both build on the knowledge, understanding and skills established in Key Stage 3 Physical Education. They will give you exciting opportunities to be involved in a number of different physical activities, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. You should have an interest in physical education and sport, currently participate in sport, enjoy being active and appreciate the benefits of keeping fit and healthy.

BTEC Sport

The BTEC Sport is a vocational course, this means it is closely linked to jobs in sport, leisure and health. It comprises of 4 units that are completed over two years. 3 of these units are coursework based and 1 unit is assessed through an exam.

Click the logo or link below if you would like to view the full course specification from the Exam Board website.

Exam Board

Qualification

Specification

EdExcel Exam Board - GCSE Art & Design (Unendorsed 2AD01)

BTEC First Award in Sport

600/4779/3

 

Assessment:

The following table shows what will be studied on the BTEC Sport course:

Year 10:

 Unit

 Information

 Assessment

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Learners will cover the components of physical and skill-related fitness and the principles of training; explore different fitness training methods for developing components of fitness; gain knowledge and skills in undertaking and administering fitness tests. This unit is particularly relevant for learners who would like to work in sports coaching, elite sport or personal training.

On-line exam

25%

Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance

Participation in sport continues to grow, as people become more aware of the benefits of physical activity. This unit focuses on developing and improving learners own practical sports performance and introduces them to a variety of different sports and, through participating in different sports, they will develop knowledge of the associated rules, regulations, scoring systems, skills, techniques and tactics.

Coursework

25%

 

Year 11:

 Unit

 Information

 Assessment

Unit 3:  Applying the Principles of Personal Training

This unit supports you in achieving personal training goals for your chosen activity/sport. If you already possess good to exceptional levels of fitness, then this unit will help you to develop a training programme to maintain or improve those levels, while giving you the opportunity to safely explore other training methods you might not usually experience. You will also explore how your body responds to the training sessions

Coursework

25%

Unit 4: The Mind and Sports Performance

This unit looks at the concepts that influence the mind in sporting situations and, most importantly, explores the effects that they can have on sports performance. It will enable you to understand your own sports performance, why you have achieved the results you have and what you could do in the future to improve your preparation and performance. This unit will also help you to develop skills in teaching, coaching and helping other people.

Coursework

25%

 

GCSE Physical Education

Click the logo or link below if you would like to view the full course specification from the Exam Board website.

Exam Board

Qualification

Specification

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GCSE Physical Education

J587

The GCSE PE course is split into two main elements, practical and theory.

Theory – 60%:

The theory section of this course is worth 60% and so the majority of time is spent studying the course material required to be successful.

This will be assessed thorough 2 exam papers each 1 hour long that will be undertaken toward the end of Year 11.

Paper 1

Physical Factors Affecting Performance

Anatomy and Physiology

Physical Training

Exam - 60 marks

30%

Paper 2

Socio-cultural Issues And Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology

Socio-cultural Influences

Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

Exam - 60 marks

30%

Practical – 40%:

The practical section is assessed through 3 sports and 1 written assignment. Students will need to be participating regularly in at least one sport to be successful in the GCSE PE. The practical assessments.

Sport 1

Individual sport

20 marks

10%

Sport 2

Team sport

20 marks

10%

Sport 3

Individual or team sport

20 marks

10%

Non Examined Assessment (NEA)

Coursework

20 marks

10%

Please note: The practical part of the GCSE course follows a set curriculum of activities which all students undertake.  Over the two years, alternative activities are offered that incur a cost (to pay for transport and facility hire) for example, climbing.  Whilst the college subsidises this heavily, in order for these activities to be completed a parental contribution is required, this can be paid in instalments.  Anyone in need of financial assistance to cover this cost should seek advice from the Headteacher.