Physical Education

Developing and improving the understanding and practice of a healthy, active lifestyles through Physical Education and Sport.

Head of Faculty

Mrs R Davison (rdavison@wrhs1118.co.uk)


Overviews

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

In Year 7 and 8 students follow a practical sports programme and also participate in Health and Well-Being lessons – developing their ability and understanding of how to stay fit and healthy. They also complete PiXLEDGE awards which involves them taking part in a range of school activities to build their leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills. In Year 9 students follow a curriculum based on empowerment, self-esteem, teamwork and resilience, participating in new and exciting activities linked with projects such as ‘This Girl Can’ and ‘Dove’.

Key Stage 4

Courses offered at Key Stage 4 include GCSE PE and NCFE VCERT in Health and Fitness for students who wish to gain accreditation in the subject; the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, First Aid and Sports Leadership qualifications to enrich students’ practical opportunities and experiences. There is a Mindfulness Curriculum for the Year 11 students to learn relaxation and de-stressing techniques as they progress through their examination year.


Key Stage 3

  • Year 7 & 8 Units of Work:
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities
  • Dance
  • Rounders
  • Badminton
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Year 9 Units of Work:
  • This Girl Can
  • Be The Best
  • Get Going
  • Dove Self Esteem
  • Outdoor Team Activities
  • Outdoor Individual Activities
  • Indoor Team Activities
  • Indoor Individual Activities

Courses Studied

Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 – 1) in Physical Education (1PE0)

This course is made up of four components:

  1. Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems (*Component code: 1PE0/01)
    In this section students learn applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis and physical training. This component is externally assessed as a 1hour 45minutes written exam which equates to 90 marks and 36% of the overall GCSE PE grade
  2. Component 2: Health and Performance (*Component code: 1PE0/02)
    In this section students study health, fitness and well-being, socio-cultural influences and sports psychology. This component is externally assessed as a 1hour 15minutes written exam which equates to 70 marks and 24% of the overall GCSE PE grade
  3. Component 3: Practical Performance (*Component code: 1PE0/03)
    This is the practical section of the course and is assessed internally but externally moderated. Students will choose and be assessed in three sports – at least one team and at least one individual sport. Each practical assessment is a mark out of 35 and combined represents 105 marks and 30% of the overall GCSE PE grade
  4. Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP) (*Component code: 1PE0/04)
    This is the coursework section of the qualification and is internally assessed but externally moderated. Students will plan, carry out, monitor and evaluate a personal fitness training programme, based around one of their assessment sports. The coursework is a mark out of 20 and equates to 10% of the overall GCSE PE grade

NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Health and Fitness (603/2650/5)

This course is made up of two units:

  1. Unit 01 – Introduction to body systems and principles of training in health and fitness (written exam, 40% of overall mark)
    This unit provides learners with the underpinning knowledge and understanding required for health and fitness. Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of key body systems. Learners will know and understand the short- and long- term effects that health and fitness activities can have on the body. Learners will know and understand the components of fitness and principles of training
  2. Unit 02 – Preparing and planning for health and fitness (coursework, 60% of overall mark)
    This unit provides learners with the knowledge and understanding to be able to prepare and plan for health and fitness. Learners will know and understand the impact of lifestyle on health and fitness and be able to apply health and fitness analyses to set goals. Learners will know and understand how to test and develop components of fitness. Learners will know and understand how to structure a health and fitness programme and how to prepare safely for health and fitness activities

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

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