Physical Education

Physical Education

Providing students with a positive experience within their PE lessons and during the variety of extracurricular activities offered throughout the academic year

Curriculum Intent: (Expectations)

The Physical Education Department aims to provide all students with a positive experience within their PE lessons and during the variety of extracurricular activities offered throughout the academic year. We aim to:

  • To maintain and stimulate pupil interest and enjoyment in physical activity, and promote exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • To introduce and develop the skills, principles and understanding of physical activities as outlined in the National Curriculum.
  • To employ teaching methods and provide appropriate resources that allow all pupils, without discrimination, to have equal opportunity to experience success and enjoyment in PE.
  • To help enhance pupils’ self-esteem through the development of their physical confidence and personal qualities.
  • To develop pupils’ knowledge of the rules and regulations of these activities, including the role of officials.
  • To enhance pupils’ awareness of the safety issues concerned with these activities and help them develop a sense of responsibility towards participating in physical activity.
  • To encourage teamwork, tolerance and cooperation.
  • To provide a wide range of opportunities for extracurricular sports and activities.
  • To work as an integrated unit with all sporting agencies to provide a united front in sports development in the local community.

PE KIT Expectations:

All pupils are expected to bring appropriate kit to all PE lessons. They should pay careful attention to which activities they will be participating in.

GirlsBoys

PE Shirt: Plain white polo shirt with the school logo attached

Rugby Shirt : Gold rugby shirt/ jumper with the school logo attached

Shorts: one pair of black shorts

Training trousers: plain black jogging bottoms

Socks: Long gold socks

Footwear: Trainers/ football boots

Guards: Shin guards (compulsory)

PE Shirt: Plain white polo shirt with the school logo attached

Rugby Shirt : Gold rugby shirt/ jumper with the school logo attached

Shorts: one pair of black shorts

Training trousers: plain black jogging bottoms

Socks: Long gold socks

Footwear: Trainers/ football boots

Guards: Shin guards (compulsory)

Pupils are made aware of the department’s expectations on kit at the start of each term/unit.

  • All pupils will also need a carrying bag for their PE kit and a plastic bag is recommended for carrying dirty boots.
  • Except in the case of serious injury, all pupils are expected to come to PE lessons prepared to take part in some physical activity. If pupils have minor ailments they should bring a note from home explaining this and still bring their kit to take part appropriately.
  • Pupils who fail to bring appropriate PE kit for their lesson will be provided with clean garments to ensure full participation in the lesson

STAFF:

Mrs Logan: Head of PE (slogan@christtheking.notts.sch.uk)

Mr Riding: Assistant Principal (ariding@christtheking.notts.sch.uk)

Mr Farrell: Head of Year 10 (kfarrell@christttheking.notts.sch.uk )

Miss Bestwick: Head of Year 7 (lbestwick@christtheking.notts.sch.uk )

Mr Slater: Well Being Co-ordinator (lslater@christttheking.notts.sch.uk )

Overview:

Parents can support pupils learning in PE by:

  • Encouraging pupils to fully participate in all lessons.
  • Ensuring pupils are in the correct kit for all PE lessons for health and safety reasons.
  • Writing letters in planners, asking for pupils to be excused if they are ill, (excused pupils are still required to bring kit for the lesson – extra layers are advised if a pupil is excused from outdoor lessons).
  • Providing a doctor’s note in the case of long-term illness or injury.
  • Encouraging pupils to take part in school sports clubs
  • Participating in physical activity with their children or supporting their participation in sport outside school.
  • Encouraging pupils to let staff know about their participation in sport away from school.
  • Ensuring that medical information regarding their children is kept up to date with the school office.

Key stage 3 Activities Plan 2019-2020

Key stage 4 Activities Plan 2019-2020

GCSE PE Activities Plan 2019-2020

KS5 Programme of Study:

Why Study A Level PE?

The sports industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of modern society. You only have to look at the rise of performance analysis in Premier League football or at the growth of the Olympic and Paralympic movements to see that with the right qualifications and a passion for sport, there are a huge number of exciting opportunities open to talented young people.

A Level PE represents the first steps towards these opportunities. With a good grounding in a wide range of sports disciplines our students go on to study sport related courses at a number of the UK’s leading universities. Possible career pathways for those with A Level PE include Match Analyst, Nutritionist, Journalist, Sports Development Officer, Physiotherapist and many more.

For those with career aspirations elsewhere, A Level PE has many commonalities with a number of other courses and is complimented particularly well by Biology, Psychology, History and to a lesser extent Maths and Physics. An A Level in PE may well be beneficial to further study in subjects as diverse as Medicine and Politics.

A Level Physical Education at Christ the King CVA

Link: OCR Specification

Overview:

Resources:

Link: OCR A Level PE book 1

Link:OCR A Level PE book 2

Component 01: Physiological factors affecting performance

  • 1 Applied anatomy and physiology
  • 2 Exercise physiology
  • 3 Biomechanics

Component 01, Physiological factors affecting performance, focuses on developing the learner’s knowledge of the science behind physical activity. This includes the structure and function of key systems in the human body, the forces that act upon us and the adaptations we make to our bodies through diet and training regimes.

Through the study of this component, learners will gain a deeper understanding of key systems in the body and how they react to changes in diet and exercise. They will also study the effects of force and motion on the body and how these effects can be used in physical activities to our advantage.

In many areas of this specification, it is expected that practical examples from physical activities and sports will be used to show how theoretical concepts can be applied and to reinforce understanding.

Component 02: Psychological factors affecting performance

  • 1 Skill acquisition
  • 2 Sports psychology

This component focuses on the psychological factors affecting physical activities and sports. This includes models and theories that affect learning and performance in physical activities, how different methods of training and feedback work and why their effectiveness differs from person to person. It also includes psychological factors affecting group dynamics and the effects of leadership and stress on performers.

Through the study of this component, learners will gain a deeper understanding of the underlying psychological factors that influence our performance in physical activity and sport. They will learn how to apply the theories to practical examples, giving guidance and feedback in constructive ways that are suited to that individual’s personality; therefore assisting in developing practical performance in physical activities and sports.

In many areas of the specification, it is expected that practical examples from physical activities and sports will be used to show how theory can be applied and to reinforce understanding.

Component 03: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

3.1 Sport and Society

3.2 Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport.

This component focuses on the sociological and contemporary issues that influence and affect physical activity and sport for both the audience and the performer and how sport affects society.

It includes the emergence and evolution of modern sport and how social and cultural factors shaped the characteristics of sports and pastimes in pre-industrial and post-industrial Britain.

The impact of the modern Olympic Games will be understood as well as the impact on society of hosting global sporting events. The ever-evolving modern technology and its influence on sport performers and spectators will be understood and practical examples will be used by learners to show the effect of modern technology.

In many areas of the specification, it is expected that practical examples from physical activities and sports will be used to show how theory can be applied and to reinforce understanding.

Component 04: Performance in physical education (NEA)

  • 1 Performance or coaching of an activity taken from the approved lists.

Learners are internally assessed through the NEA in one practical activity (either performing or coaching one chosen activity from the approved lists) and the Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI).

Practical performances

For the practical performances approved activities list see section 2e of the OCR Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced GCE in Physical Education Guide to non-exam assessment.

Learners can be assessed in the role of performer or coach in one activity.

Learners are required to demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions.

The Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI)

In addition to a practical performance, learners will be assessed in the Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI). Learners will observe a live or recorded performance by a peer in either their own assessed performance activity or another activity from the approved list. Through observation, learners will provide an oral response analysing and critically evaluating their peers’ performance.

GCSE

Link: edexcel specification

Overview:

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems – written exam worth 36%

Component 2: Health and Performance – written exam worth 24%

Component 3: Practical Performance – Practical moderation worth 30%

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme – Coursework worth 10%

Why Study GCSE Physical Education?

The GCSE Physical Education course is one of the option subjects. This is an additional course to the Core PE that all students in Upper School have to follow. GCSE PE is a theoretical subject that develops your knowledge of physical activity and how the body’s systems work.  You must have an interest in sport and how the body works: participation in extra-curricular clubs and/or out of school clubs would be of benefit. This subject has a strong link with Biology. In this course we investigate the benefits of leading a healthy and active lifestyle so having an interest in this would ensure a greater understanding of the theoretical content of the subject.

What skills will I need to be successful in this subject?

There is need to not only participate in sports inside and outside of school, but also to have a keen interest in all things sporting, such as how the body works and the reasons why people participate in physical activity. If you only want to do the practical side of Physical Education, GCSE PE is NOT for you as this is a theoretical classroom based subject. Students will need to demonstrate that they can learn key definitions and have enough sporting knowledge to be able to apply the information, such as giving sporting examples.

Possible Careers and Future Education

Physical Education can have an enormous influence on a person’s life. Once students have a greater understanding of Health and Wellbeing and Fitness and Body Systems, it can shape their future to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

There are a number of possible careers to be had from studying GCSE PE such as Sports Physiotherapist; Personal Trainer; Sports Journalist; Sports Coach and PE Teacher.  The subject can also help in making you a better athlete, as having a great understanding of how the body works can lead to improvements in individual performance.

Physical Education promotes more than just physical activity, it improves confidence, social skills, knowledge, self-esteem, team work and friendships.  These attributes can only help a student in their future education whether that be in PE or any other subject they choose to continue studying.

Resources:

Link: edexcel revision guide

Link edexcel revision workbook

KS4 – OCR Cambridge National – Sports Studies

Link: OCR sports Studies

Overview:

The qualification has been designed with practical and engaging ways of teaching in mind and enable learners to:

develop a range of skills through involvement in sport and physical activity in different contexts and roles

develop their ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations

gain a better understanding of the complexity of different areas of sport and the sports industry

increase their awareness of different ways to stay involved in sport and physical activity and of different careers and roles within sport.

Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies take a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/physical education themes. Learners have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

The units that you will study and how they will be assessed

UnitsAssessment methodGLHCertificate 120 GLH
R051 Contemporary issues in SportWritten exam paper 1 hour (60 marks)30M
R052 Developing Sports skillsCentre assessed task, OCR Moderated (60 marks)30M
R053 Sports leadershipCentre assessed task, OCR Moderated (60 marks)30O
R054  Sports and the MediaCentre assessed task, OCR Moderated (60 marks)30O

The grades that can be achieved

Sport Studies Grade1-9 equivalent
L2D*8.5
L2D7
L2M5.5
L2P4
L1D3
L1M2
L1P1.5

Homework and independent study: (still to complete)

PE Extra-curricular

There is a programme of the extra-curricular clubs. We encourage as many students as possible to attend these clubs, whether it is competitive or to encourage healthy living. We offer a wide range of opportunities for students to engage in competitive sport. Our students have been very successful in local and national events, and have supported a range of Primary School sports competitions.

Fixture Permission Letter – if your child has been invited to represent a school team event then they will receive a letter from a member of staff that will require you to sign and return. There will be a section on the form for you to complete with regards to allowing your child to be dismissed please make sure that this section of the letter is complete.

Link: September – October 2019 timetable

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