PE

KS4 GCSE PE


Course title: GCSE PE
GCSE value or equivalent:1 Full GCSE

Course Details (overview of topics studied and how students will work)   
Unit 1 : The theory of Physical Education (40%)
1.1: Healthy, active lifestyles
1.2: Your healthy, active body.
Unit 2 : Performance in Physical Education (60%)
2.1: Practical performances in 4 different sports in the role of either player/participant, official or leader.
2.2: Analysis of performance in a selected physical activity.
Assessment structure    
Unit 1 : The theory of Physical Education (40%)
Written Exam: 1 hour 30 minutes. (Contains multiple-choice, short- and longer-answer questions and two essay questions)
Unit 2 : Performance in Physical Education (60%)
2.1: Practical performances in 4 different sports in the role of either player/participant, official or leader. Graded out of 10 for each (48% of final grade)
2.2: Analysis of performance in a selected physical activity. This is a Controlled Assessment of 4 verbally graded answers to questions and a written Personal Exercise Plan (PEP) marked out of 4 marks for each equally 20 marks in total (12% of final grade).

Where it can lead on to   
As well as being the ideal preparation for A Level PE course, GCSE PE allows for progression to related vocational qualifications, such as BTEC firsts and Nationals is Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences.
The course develops the transferable skills and key skills that employers are looking for and can lead to wide variety of employment opportunities. This can include further training in such areas as recreational management, leisure activities, coaching, officiating, the fitness industry, the armed forces and the Civil Service.

This course is for you if…   
•    You are a talented sports person who is committed to improvement and develop of your sporting knowledge both practically and theoretically
•    You have a good academic background and are willing to put your efforts into revision for the written exams 
•    You are willing to progress your practical skills in after school sessions
•    You are considering a sports-related career or an A level/higher education course
•    You have a keen interest in sport and recreation and always look forward to your PE lessons
Team leader contact    Mr G Hooper

 

Year 7


All students have two lessons of PE per week.  All students will complete a number of initial assessments before being placed into ability set groups.

Topic Overview
Half term 1 – Assessment for setting groups
Half term 2, 3, and 4 -  A variety of activities covering topics such as health related exercise, invasion games, net games, outdoor and adventurous activities, dance and gymnastics
Half term 5 and 6 –Striking and fielding activities, athletics and tennis

Skills Developed
The subject specific skills that students will develop include fine and gross motor skills, social skills and cooperation, team building skills, leadership skills, and an improved health and mental well-being.

The transferable skills that students will develop include independence, interpreting skills, creativity, self-awareness and working with others. New media and ICT are used frequently.

Assessment and Home Learning
Initial assessment in term one enables staff to judge the base level of all students; from then assessments are every half term.  National curriculum levels are used and subdivided for greater precision, for example  5a = secure level 5.

Students are asked to complete a project developing their knowledge and understanding of the heart and a healthy lifestyle.

Year 8


All students have two lessons of PE per week.  All students will complete refresher assessments before being placed into ability set groups.

Topic Overview
The topics covered in year 8 include: Invasion games; net games; striking and fielding games; dance; gymnastics; outdoor and adventurous activities; health related exercise; and athletic activities.

Skills Developed
The subject specific skills that the students will develop include fine and gross motor skills; social skills and cooperation; team building skills; leadership skills; and an improved health and mental well-being.

The transferable skills that students will develop include interpreting, independence, creativity, self-awareness, and working with others.  New media and ICT is also used frequently.

Assessment and Home Learning
Initial assessment in term one enables staff to judge the base level of all students; from then assessments are every half term.  National curriculum levels are used and subdivided for greater precision, for example  5a = secure level 5.

Students are asked to complete a project developing their knowledge and understanding of diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Year 9


All students have two lessons of PE per week.  They have the opportunity to follow a PE pathway of their choice, which offers activities of their choosing.

Topic Overview
Pathways tend to cover certain topics, for example we have a pathway for the aesthetic activities such as dance, gymnastics and trampolining, or a pathway for the more traditional games activities such as football, rugby and hockey.

Skills Developed
The subject specific skills that students will develop include fine and gross motor skills, social skills and cooperation, team building skills, and an improved health and mental well-being.  All students complete a module called sport education which promotes leadership skills.

The transferable skills that students will develop include independence, interpreting skills, creativity, self-awareness and working with others. New media and ICT are used frequently.

Assessment and Home Learning
Initial assessment in term one enables staff to judge the base level of all students; from then assessments are every half term.  National curriculum levels are used and subdivided for greater precision, for example  5a = secure level 5.

Students are asked to complete a project developing their knowledge and understanding of leadership in sport.

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