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Key Stage 3

In Year 7 students will cover...

Football

Rugby

Outdoor Adventure

Gymnastics

Table Tennis

Dance

Badminton

Tennis

Cricket

Rounders

Athletics

 In Year 8 students will cover...

Football

Rugby

Outdoor Adventure

Gymnastics

Table Tennis

Dance

Badminton

Tennis

Cricket

Rounders

Athletics

Key Stage 4

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

To achieve this in Key stage 4, our students take part in one hour of physical education every week and select from a range of activities to develop their levels of fitness. Activities they can choose are: Football, Netball, Handball, Dodgeball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball, Outdoor and Adventurous activities, Tennis,  Rounders, Rowing and Weight/Aerobic training in the school gym.

In both key stages through the teaching of physical education students are actively encouraged to develop Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural understanding as part of their learning. They achieve this by:

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  • having opportunities to reflect about themselves, increasing their ability to learn from this reflection.
  • learning the importance of following the rules in a variety of games in terms of respect, equality, honesty and consideration for others.
  • interacting and communicating in a variety of activities.
  • understanding and respect of different cultures through experiences in dance.

 

GCSE in Physical Education

Key Stage 4
AQA Physical Education (8582)
QAN code: 601/8279/9

GCSE Physical Education provides students with the knowledge and understanding of how to live a healthy and active lifestyle, enabling them to make informed choices about their own physical development. Students can choose from a variety of roles and activities in which to participate in physical activity.

The full course consists of:  
Paper 1 –The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

• Applied anatomy and physiology
Movement analysis
• Physical training
• Use of data 

How it's assessed
• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• 78 marks
• 30% of GCSE

Questions
Answer all questions.
• A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

Paper 2 – Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

Sports psychology
• Socio-cultural influences
• Health, fitness and well-being
• Use of data

How it's assessed

Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• 78 marks 
• 30% of GCSE

Questions
Answer all questions.
• A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended

Non–exam assessment: Practical performance and physical activity in sport

What's assessed

• Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).

• Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

How it's assessed

Assessed by teachers
• Moderated by AQA
• 100 marks
• 40% of GCSE

Individual sports available for practical are Badminton and Table Tennis

Team sports available for practical are Football, Handball, Basketball and Netball

Questions

• For each of their three activities, students will be assessed in skills in progressive drills (10 marks per activity)and in the full context (15 marks per activity). 

• Students will be assessed on their analysis (15 marks) and evaluation (10 marks) of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

 

Subject content, examples of past papers and mark schemes can be viewed by following the link:  

www.aqa.org.uk 

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