Physical Education and Games Department

Remote Learning

 

KS3
 
Physical activity remains of the utmost importance during lockdown, for mental health and physical wellbeing. There are a range of resources on the PE site that can be found here: https://sites.google.com/watfordboys.org/pe-games/covid-19-home-workouts
 

PE at GCSE

  • Students will be set one hour of work per week on the day in which they would normally have their theory lesson. 

  • Students must complete their work according to the deadline given by their teacher. 

  • Students will also be set exam questions where they should expect feedback based on OCR exam criteria

  • Check google classroom on the days in which they would normally have PE

  • During their assessment week, we expect students to:

a)  Complete the formative assessment under closed book conditions

b)  To not search the internet for the answers

c)  To not ask family for their help

d) To complete their formative  assessment in the allocated time

 

 

PE at A Level

  • Students will be set work on the day in which they would normally have their theory PE lessons. 

  • Students must complete their work according to the deadline given by their teacher. 

  • Students should check google classroom on the day in which they would normally have PE

  • Students will also be set exam questions where they should expect feedback based on OCR exam criteria

  • During their assessment week, we expect students to

a)  Complete the formative assessment under closed book conditions

b)  To not search the internet for the answers

c)  To not ask family for their help

d) To complete their formative  assessment in the allocated time

 

Purpose of study

We aim to deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. This includes opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness, as well as providing opportunities to compete in sport and other activities, whilst building character and helping to embed values such as fairness, teamwork and respect.

Aims

In line with the outgoing national curriculum for physical education, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

§ develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

§ are physically active for sustained periods of time

§ engage in competitive sports and activities

§ develop healthy, active lifestyles

In order to fulfill these aims we have devised a set of activities that enable pupils to both develop themselves physically, but also as part of a competitive environment. Pupils experience Physical Education for 1 60 minute lesson per week in years 7 and 8, and the equivalent of fortnightly, in years 9-11. In addition to this pupils experience one 60 minute games lesson per week in all years.

Subject content

PE and Games curriculum in Key stage 3

Pupils build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2 to become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

 

Pupils are taught to:

§ use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, rugby and tennis]

§ develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]

§ 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

§ analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

§ take part in competitive sports and activities both inside and outside school through community links or sports clubs

PE and Games curriculum in Key stage 4

Pupils are expected to tackle more complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

Pupils should be taught to:

§ use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, softball, rugby and tennis]

§ develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics], or other physical activities [for example, fitness]

§ take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group

§ evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best

§ continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities both inside and outside school through community links or sports clubs

 

 

Examination Level Physical Education

Pupils can take part in Examination PE at both GCSE and Advanced Levels from Year 9. Pupils are taught and assessed in both the Theoretical aspects of Physical Education, and their Practical aptitude.

 

GCSE PE

 

At GCSE pupils will experience one 60 minute Theory lesson per week, and one 60 minute practical lesson per week, in addition to their core curriculum PE and Games sessions.

 

The assessment of the course is in two parts:

 

1. Written examination 2 x 1 Hour papers (60%)

 

Paper 1: Physical factors affecting performance

Paper 2: Socio-Cultural issues and sports psychology

 

2. Coursework (40%) (30% practical performance; 10% controlled assessment)

Candidates are required to demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or compositional techniques and to observe the rules and conventions of THREE chosen activities. Candidates can be assessed in the role of performer, coach or official.

Activities are marked out of 20, with the three highest scoring activities being put forward for the final practical mark. Pupils must offer activities from at least two activity areas. Controlled Assessment called ‘Evaluation of Performance a’ is marked out of 20 and equates to 10% of final practical grade. Controlled assessment is a written action plan.

Advanced Level PE

Aims:

To provide opportunities to develop the student's physical potential and achievements, and to provide the student with a thorough understanding of a person's movement, performance and behaviour through both theoretical and practical means. A level PE is delivered over a 2 year linear course. Pupils experience four 1 hour lessons per week.

 

The assessment of the course is split into 4 areas.

 

Content Overview

Assessment Overview

 

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics

 

Physiological factors affecting performance (01)*

 

90 marks

2 hour written paper

30%

of total

A level

 

  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology

 

Psychological factors affecting performance (02)*

 

60 marks

1 hour written paper

20%

Of total

A level

 

 

  • Sport and society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

(03)*

 

60 marks

1 hour written paper

20%

of total

A level

 

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement
  • (EAPI)

Performance in physical education

(04)*

 

60 marks

non-exam assessment (NEA)

30%

of total

A level