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Physical Education

The department’s approach caters for pupils of all differing physical abilities. Every student is exposed to a wide variety of physical and sporting disciplines: opportunities to participate in school and intra-form sport are available in abundance. Those displaying potential are encouraged to develop; those with talent and ability are pushed on. At Ercall Wood we have strong community links with local sports clubs and we are truly proud to be active participants in the success of the local community.

Every pupil participates 200 minutes of PE every fortnight, and students undertake a variety of activities in both inside and outside environments. Students complete two activities over a termly block. The vaired curriclum includes sports such as, Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Trampolining, Handball, Dodgeball, Athletics, Rounders, Cricket, Tennis, Softball. We also run a number of breakfast, lunchtime and after school sports clubs that is completely varied and hopefully appeals to a number of different students. These clubs change every term but are advertised and shared with the students on the TV screens around the school.

 

Sports Clubs Timetable:

 

Mr W Smithson – Head of Department

Mr M Creed – Head of Year

Ms M Hasenauer – Head of Year

Mrs S Morris - Part time PE Teacher

 

KS3

Every pupil participates 200 minutes of PE every fortnight, and students undertake a variety of activities in both inside and outside environments. Students complete two activities over a termly block. The varied curriculum includes sports such as, Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Trampolining, Handball, Dodgeball, Athletics, Rounders, Cricket, Tennis, Softball. The KS3 curriculum broadens the students’ knowledge and understanding for what is expected for GCSE PE.

 

KS4

In year 10 pupils can opt for the academic study of Physical Education at GCSE level in addition to their regular 200 minute a fortnight schedule of PE lessons (Edexcel Board). The study of the subject is interesting, stimulating and rewarding with students able to be assessed in individual and team sports. Students will undertake 300 minutes a fortnight of GCSE PE lessons which will consists of a mixture of practical and theory lessons. The course is assessed 40% practical and a 60% theory exams. GCSE theory lessons are taught in our own classroom which is located at the end of the sports hall on the top floor and overlooks the playing fields.

KS4 GCSE

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems (Component code: 1PE0/01)

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

36% of the qualification (90 marks)

Component 2: Health and Performance (Component code: 1PE0/02)

Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes

24% of the qualification (70 marks)

Component 3: Practical Performance (Component code: 1PE0/03)

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated 30% of the qualification (105 marks - 35 marks per activity). 3 sports, 10% per sport.

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP) (Component code: 1PE0/04)

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated

10% of the qualification (20 marks).

100% = 285 marks

The Edexcel Specification covers the following:

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems
● Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
1.1 The structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system
1.2 The structure and functions of the cardiorespiratory system
1.3 Anaerobic and aerobic exercise
1.4 The short- and long- term effects of exercise

● Topic 2: Movement analysis
2.1 Lever systems, examples of their use in activity and the mechanical advantage they provide in movement
2.2 Planes and axes of movement

● Topic 3: Physical training
3.1 The relationship between health and fitness and the role that exercise plays in both
3.2 The components of fitness, benefits for sport and how fitness is measured and improved
3.3 The principles of training and their application to personal exercise/ training programmes
3.4 The long-term effects of exercise
3.5 How to optimise training and prevent injury
3.6 Effective use of warm up and cool down

● Topic 4: Use of data
4.1 Use of data

Component 2: Health and Performance
● Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being
1.1 Physical, emotional and social health, fitness and well-being
1.2 The consequences of a sedentary lifestyle
1.3 Energy use, diet, nutrition and hydration

● Topic 2: Sport psychology
2.1 Classification of skills (basic/ complex, open/closed)
2.2 The use of goal setting and SMART targets to improve and/or optimise performance
2.3 Guidance and feedback on performance
2.4 Mental preparation for performance

● Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences
3.1 Engagement patterns of different social groups in physical activity and sport
3.2 Commercialisation of physical activity and sport
3.3 Ethical and socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

● Topic 4: Use of data
4.1 Use of data

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Physical%20Education/2016/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/GCSE-physical-education-2016-specification.pdf

Extra-Curricular – Clubs timetable changes every term