The PE curriculum not only looks at the physical requirements of students but addresses health and wellbeing aspects that students may face. This combines with the development of lifelong skills that are so important in modern life.
Students focus on developing Core physical movements in a wide variety of sports, including; Football, Rugby, Netball, Dance, Basketball, Athletics, Cricket and Rounders as well as others.
Students build on their core knowledge and understanding and perform more intricate and complex skills. Complementing the physical side of the subject, students look to develop their cognitive ability and apply tactics to their performance.
Whilst continuing to develop physical, thinking and personal skills, students spend more time developing their leadership and organisational abilities. Differing roles such as officiating, managing and planning PE sessions are part of lessons and students are encouraged to develop this at other times during the school week and beyond.
Whilst in Year 10 the curriculum is focused on students leading their own learning and showing creativity in their work. Students are given choices around their Sports and encouraged to create strong lifestyle habits.
In Year 11, Students continue to refine their skills and aim to master their physical, thinking and Leadership skills whilst showing creative ability and a healthy mindset. Students are given more choice and are expected to take individual responsibility for their wellbeing in preparation for their life after school.
GCSE PE (Exam Board: OCR)
In GCSE PE learners develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance. Learners are taught how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport.
Learners perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas. They develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical activity and sport.
60% Final Exam
Paper 1 (30%) – Applied anatomy & physiology and physical training (1 hour)
Paper 2 (30%) – Socio-cultural influences, Sports psychology and Health, fitness and well-being (1 hour)
40% Practical Coursework
3 sports (2 team sports and 1 individual sport or visa versa)
Evaluating and Analysing Performance (AEP)
Physical Education provides a number of desirable transferable skills that can be applied to a vast range of different career paths. Click here for examples of some of the employability skills PE can provide.