PE

Aims of the subject:

  • To provide pupils with the opportunity to access quality physical activity so they develop a passion for exercise.
  • To instil lifelong participation in physical activity.
  • To teach the importance or physical activity and sport and equip them with the skills and knowledge to take part in a range of physical activities.
  • To educate pupils about the importance of a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle.

GCSE Examination Board: AQA

Assessment Overview:

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport (1 hour 15 minute exam at end of Year 11) – 30%

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport (1 hour 15 minute exam at end of Year 11) – 30%

Non-exam Assessment: Practical Performance in physical activity and sport (Practical performance in 3 different activities (1 team and 1 individual plus 1 more) and analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity) – 40%

 

Year What will I learn? Assessment
10 Paper 1:

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Skeletal System, Muscular System, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration, Recovery from Exercise and their application to Physical Activity and Sport

Movement Analysis

Levers, Mechanical Advantage, Planes, Axes, Movements and their application to Physical Activity and Sport

Physical Training

Components of Fitness, Fitness Testing, Principles of Training, Methods of Training, Specialised Training, Training Zones, Prevention of Injury and their application to Physical Activity and Sport

Use of Data

Qualitative and Quantitative evaluation of data

Paper 2:

Sports Psychology

Skill and Ability, Classification of Skill, Information Processing, Motivation, Goal-Setting, Arousal and Stress Management Techniques, Feedback, Personality, Types of Guidance and their application to physical activity and sport

Regular Progress Tests

End of topic cumulative tests

Mock Exam

11 Paper 2:

Socio-cultural Influences

Engagement patterns, Barriers to Participation, Commercialisation, Sponsorship and the Media, Technology, Ethical Issues – Etiquette, Sportsmanship, Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Spectator Behaviour, Hooliganism and their application to physical activity and sport

Health, Fitness and Well-Being

Physical, Mental and Social Health, Well-being, Fitness, Consequences of a sedentary lifestyle, Obesity, Somatotypes, Energy use, Nutrition, Water balance and their application to physical activity and sport

Use of Data

Qualitative and Quantitative evaluation of data

Revision

Regular Progress Tests

End of topic cumulative tests

Mock Exam

 

Extra-curricular opportunities

NEA: Rugby League, Football, Netball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Cricket, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Athletics, Fitness, Cross-Country

Theory: Revision Sessions, Coursework Club

How you can support your child’s progress

Encourage your child to:

  • Attend extra-curricular activities on a regular basis;
  • Attend physical activities outside of school;
  • Use social media to access wider reading around PE, sport and physical activity
  • Attend revision sessions and complete all homework tasks set