Physical Education

Quotes

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion’. – Muhammad Ali

I’m proud of the way I’ve dealt with setbacks. It’s hard when you feel down and you think, ‘Why is the world doing this to me?’ But you have to pick yourself up again. That’s what makes you a better athlete.” Jessica Ennis Hill

I’m like a ‘comeback kid’ – you can’t keep me down for long! It is really important that we get more women doing exercise and being active, and those that have taken up boxing or boxing training will definitely find that it has a really positive impact on their health, fitness and well-being. – Nicola Adams.


Purpose

The purpose of the Physical Education curriculum at Rushey Mead Academy is to inspire all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness, and to recognise the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle which continues into adulthood. There are extensive opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that help to build character and to embed values such as fairness and respect.

The curriculum aims to ensure that all students develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities and are physically active for sustained periods of time so that they develop a love of sport and a clear understanding of the need to continue to be active into adulthood.

Key Stage 3 features and summary

At KS3 we aim to develop skills and techniques that can be applied in different activities. Students study P.E. for two 1 hour lessons per week in Year 7 and experience a broad range of activities covering all areas of the National Curriculum. They start to make decisions about their performance and take on different roles such as leader, official and coach. Information technology is now an important aspect of planning, performing and evaluating and students are able to observe themselves via Smart software in order to give and receive instant feedback. During Year 9 students complete a unit of work on Sports Education which involves them taking on leadership roles such as manager, captain, warm-up coach and drills coach.

Students are also delivered theory lessons to ensure they are prepared to commence accredited courses in KS4 if they select them as options subjects. Theory learning is embedded within practical lessons and independent learning tasks are set as on-line Doddle homework and written homework booklets. Students are assessed in both practical and theory and their final attainment is determined by a combination of both elements.


KS3 curriculum map & knowledge organisers

Typical Subject content at Key stage 3

Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, handball, netball, rounders, rugby, softball and tennis

  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports for example, athletics and gymnastics.
  • Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group for example orienteering.
  • Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best for example fitness.
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

PE KS3 Curriculum Map

Key Stage 4 features and summary

All students partake in 2 1 hour lessons of core Physical Education at KS4. The faculty also offer students the opportunity to study BTEC Sport or GCSE PE in their option choices.

Core PE

All students have the opportunity to undertake the Rushey Mead Sports Leader Level 1 Award in Year 10. They are assessed on their ability to plan, organise and lead their peers in a variety of sports activities. This allows students to learn the fundamental skills to organise and engage in sport safely and continue to participate in sport at a level that is appropriate for them. The students are also able utilise the learning to volunteer at local sports clubs and organisations to improve their CV and enhance their potential to gain places at colleges and universities.

We aim to improve the physical literacy and efficiency of all students whilst providing enjoyment. Students are taught in their teaching groups and there is an element of choice in provision to allow students to partake in physical activity in an enjoyable environment.

BTEC Sport

Specification: KS4 – Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport

The First Award in Sport has been designed primarily for young people aged 14 to 19 who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4, but it is also suitable for other learners who want a vocationally focused introduction to this area of study.

It has been developed to:

  • encourage personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of sports and exercise activities
  • give learners a wider understanding and appreciation of health-related fitness, sports and exercise through a selection of optional specialist units
  • encourage learners to develop their people, communication, planning and team-working skills by having the opportunity to select from optional units available in the qualification structure
  • provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees
  • give opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a nationally recognised level 1 or level 2 vocationally-specific qualification
  • give full-time learners the opportunity to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences, or on to GCE AS or A level, and, in due course, to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector
  • give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

KS4 curriculum map & knowledge organisers

PE KS4 Curriculum Map

Typical subject content at Key stage 4 (Core PE)

  • Sports leadership
  • Use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, handball, netball, rounders, softball and tennis
  • Evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best for example fitness
  • Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

BTEC Sport Qualification structure

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport is taught over 120 guided learning hours (GLH). It has core and optional specialist units. Learners must complete the two core units, and a choice of optional units to reach a total of 120 GLH. This BTEC First Award has units that your centre assesses (internal) and a unit that Pearson sets and marks (external).

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport – Assessment method:

Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers can be found at the link below:

O:StudentsFaculty of Sports dataGCSE PE Revision 2019

Assessment and feedback

KS3

Students are assessed in the practical activities over the course of the year. This contributes to 50% of their final grade.

Students also have 3 written assessments to inform us of their learning in Physical Education theory and concepts. This also contributes to 50% of their final grade.

KS4 Core PE

In year 10, students are assessed on their ability to plan and deliver sports sessions to their peers. They are assessed 3 times over the year and are awarded either a ‘Pass or Fail’ grade, with feedback provided on how to improve.

KS4 GCSE

Practical:

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). Assessed by teachers and moderated by AQA. This form 40% of GCSE Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Theory:

Paper 1: Applied anatomy and physiology; Movement analysis; Physical training; Use of data.

Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes. Total of 78 marks. This forms 30% of GCSE.

Paper 2: Sports psychology; Socio-cultural influences; Health, fitness and well-being.

Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes. Total of 78 marks. This forms 30% of GCSE.

BTEC Sport

Students are assessed in 4 units of work. Unit 1 is an externally assessed unit and all students sit an on-line examination under full exam conditions. For the remaining 3 units, students complete a series of assignments which are internally assessed and externally moderated by Pearson. Each unit contributes 25% towards the final grade.

The units are:


Exam Board

Sports Leaders UK: http://www.sportsleaders.org/
GCSE PE – AQA: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-4890
BTEC Sport – Edexcel: http://www.edexcel.com/quals/firsts2012/sport/Pages/default.aspx

Revision advice

There is a revision folder on the Students Area PE folder. Students are able to access this folder containing all the revision resources students need to help them revise. It is located in the link below:

O:\Students\Faculty of Sports data\GCSE PE Revision 2019

The BBC bitesize website informs students on how to revise specifically for GCSE PE.

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zwkcdmn/revision/1

Other useful websites:

Sports Leaders UK: http://www.sportsleaders.org/
GCSE PE – AQA: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-4890
BTEC Sport – Edexcel: http://www.edexcel.com/quals/firsts2012/sport/Pages/default.aspx

Further Reading KS3 Physical Education – Link

Further Reading KS4 Physical Education – Link


Co-curricular opportunities

The PE Faculty plays a major role in the provision of activities outside normal timetable hours.  We consider this to be an important aspect of the education of the students and an opportunity to further extend and challenge all students. All members of the faculty are involved in delivering extra-curricular activities, and there is an extensive range of activities offered. All students are able to participate in activities planned for their year group. The extra-curricular provision timetable is shared with the students and parents via our newsletters and is also displayed on the PE notice boards and plasma screens across the school

We value our students’ opinions and we regularly consult with students and offer them the opportunities they desire.


Stretch and challenge opportunities

All students are challenged in practical lessons through of options and advice for extending the learning experience.

Key Stage 3

  • Leadership – leading other pupils within certain components of the lesson ie warm-ups, main activities and cool downs.
  • Extensive programmes of extra-curricular provision.
  • Independent learning through extension tasks.
  • Effective questioning to engage pupils in small groups/whole classes.
  • Delivery of GCSE theory in practical lessons.
  • Using GCSE style assessments i.e. video assessment of key skills.
  • The promotion of studying GCSE PE – encouragement to find good performance in 4 sports or more.

Key Stage 4

  • Leadership – students have the opportunity to work with participate in leadership activities with younger students to develop their skills in organisation of sport, communication and leadership.
  • GCSE/BTEC groups – extended mark questions – these are longer answer questions at GCSE to apply the knowledge in sporting contexts and scenarios.
  • Model answer responses.
  • Peer teaching to consolidate and strengthen learning and understanding.

Homework

KS3

Students receive two pieces of homework to complete each term. One of the homework is completed on-line. The other is homework is composed of exam style questions which the students complete in booklets in written form. The homework booklet also includes pages of information to assist the students to complete their homework. Class teachers are also available to help students complete their homework during lunchtime and after school. Students will be informed when the support sessions are available and these will also be published on ‘Show My Homework’ when the homework has been set. Each piece of homework should take students 30 – 60 minutes to complete.

GCSE

Students receive 1-hour of homework every week. This consists of exam questions to ensure students are able to respond well in their assessments and end of year exams. The faculty provide a study support club once a week after school where students can receive assistance from teachers to complete their homework or improve their learning and understanding.

BTEC

Students receive 1-hour of homework every week. This consists of exam questions to ensure students are able to respond well in their assessments and end of year exams. The faculty provide a study support club once a week after school where students can receive assistance from teachers to complete their assignments or improve their learning and understanding.


Additional information

Any additional information not captured under the headings above e.g. assessment information, images, examples of work


Faculty Staff

Curriculum Leader: Mr J Acharya – [email protected]
KS3 Lead Teacher of PE: Miss H Jackson - [email protected]
Subject Leader of Dance/ Teacher of PE: Mrs R East - [email protected]
Teacher of PE: Miss T Anthony - [email protected]
Teacher of PE: Mr R Bardolia - [email protected]
Teacher of PE: Mr S Treacy - [email protected]
Teacher of PE: Mr J Price - [email protected]
Teacher of PE: Mrs S Kew-Moss - [email protected]
Teacher of PE: Mr C Benham - [email protected]
PE Technician: Mr L Murch - [email protected]

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