Head of Faculty
Mrs R Davison (email@example.com)
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)
In Year 7 and 8 students follow the practical National Curriculum in lessons. 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. They spend PE time collating and uploading their evidence for these skills on their electronic accounts. They will also look at how all activities link to a healthy active lifestyle and well being. In Year 9 students follow one of three pathways; GCSE PE, Pixl Graduate or ‘This Girl Can. The ‘This Girl Can’ curriculum includes participating in a variety of activities to improve self-esteem, teamwork, fitness and an understanding of healthy eating.
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 Award and Sports Leadership qualifications to enrich students’ practical opportunities and experiences; and, 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
- 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
OCR GCSE PE (J587)
This course is made up of three units:
- Component 1: Physical factors affecting performance
In this section students learn applied anatomy and physiology and physical training. This component is externally assessed as a 1 hour written exam which equates to 60 marks and 30% of the overall GCSE PE grade
- Component 2: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology
In this section students study socio-cultural influences, sports psychology, health, fitness and well-being aspects of participation in sport. This component is externally assessed as a 1 hour written exam which equates to 60 marks and 30% of the overall GCSE PE grade
- Component 3: Performance of physical education
3.1 This is the practical section of the course. 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 20 and combined represents 60 marks and 30% of the overall GCSE PE grade
3.2 This is the coursework section of the qualification. Students will analyse and evaluate their performance in one of their assessment activities. The coursework is a mark out of 20 and equates to 10% of the overall GCSE PE grade
NCFE VCERT in Health and Fitness (601/4662/X)
This course is made up of four units:
- Unit 1 – Introduction to Health, Fitness and Exercise (25% of overall mark)
In this unit students receive an introduction to health, fitness and exercise. They learn about the main body systems and basic anatomy in relation to fitness, including the short-term effects of exercise on the body. Unit 1 is coursework based, internally assessed and externally moderated.
- Unit 2 – Understanding a Healthy Lifestyle (25% of overall mark)
In this unit students learn the role of diet and how this can impact on health and fitness. They develop their understanding of the effects of diet on health and fitness. Unit 2 is an externally assessed exam.
- Unit 3 – Planning an Exercise Session (25% of overall mark)
In this unit students learn the safety factors they need to consider when planning an exercise session. They then produce a plan for the delivery of an exercise session. Unit 3 is coursework based, internally assessed and externally moderated.
- Unit 4 – Understanding a Personal Fitness Programme (25% of overall mark)
In this unit students develop their understanding of how Personal Exercise Programmes are developed. They review their programmes for a specific session
Unit 4 is coursework based, internally assessed and externally moderated. Y10 students complete Units 1 and 2. Y11 students complete Units 3 and 4.