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Physical Education

Year 7

Content Overview

At the beginning of the year all year 7’s complete a series of baseline tests during the first four weeks in a range of different sports to analyse their fitness, techniques and tactics. At the end of the four weeks students are put into three different groups of approximately 22 students where they will have the same teacher for that academic year. The students will cover a wide range of activities from all areas of the PE curriculum. These will consist of Futsal, Cross Country, Archery, Indoor Cricket, Team Building, Orienteering, Dance, Rugby, Fitness, Gymnastics, Badminton, Athletics, Climbing, Tennis and Rounders. 

Assessment

Students will be assessed over the course of the year based on Doddle statements for each of the areas delivered.

Students will also complete a short 40 minute written paper based on multiple choice style questions and short answer questions based on a range of 1, 2 and 3 mark questions during their year 7 exam week.

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are a wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer that tend to be linked to the fixtures that we hold against other local school. These include, Dance, Football, Netball, Indoor Cricket, Trampolining, Basketball, Handball, Table Tennis, Rugby, Rounders, Climbing and Athletics

Year 8

Content Overview

Students are taught in three groups which have approximately 22 students in each group. The students will cover a wide range of activities from all areas of the curriculum and will have an opportunity to be involved in a number of Level 2 Kent School Games competitions. The activities they will cover consist of Cross Country, Football, Netball, Archery, Handball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Sportshall Athletics, Table Tennis, Tag Rugby (girls only), Hockey, Rugby, Badminton, Team Building, Fitness, Rounders, Relays, Volleyball, Athletics, Archery and Climbing.

Assessment

Students will be assessed over the course of the year based on Doddle statements for each of the areas delivered.

Students will also complete a short 40 minute written paper based on multiple choice style questions and short answer questions based on a range of 1, 2 and 3 mark questions during their year 8 exam week.

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are a wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer that tend to be linked to the fixtures that we hold against other local school and Level 2 Kent School Games Competitions. These include Dance, Football, Netball, Indoor Cricket, Trampolining, Basketball, Handball, Table Tennis, Rugby, Rounders, Climbing and Athletics.

Year 9

Content Overview

Students are taught in three groups which have approximately 22 students in each group. The students will cover a wide range of activities from all areas of the curriculum. These activities include, Cross Country, Football, Netball, Archery, Badminton, Hockey, Orienteering, Rugby, Dodgeball, Trampolining, Fitness, Basketball, Handball, Climbing, Archery, Tennis, Relays, Athletics, Rounders and Softball.

Assessment

Students will be assessed over the course of the year based on Doddle statements for each of the areas delivered.

Students will also complete a short 40 minute written paper based on multiple choice style questions, short answer questions based on a range of 1,2 and 3 mark questions and a range of extended answer questions based on 4-6 marks during their year 9 exam week.

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are a wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer that tend to be linked to the fixtures that we hold against other local school. These include Dance, Football, Netball, Indoor Cricket, Trampolining, Basketball, Handball, Table Tennis, Rugby, Rounders, Climbing and Athletics.

Years 10 & 11

Subject

GCSE PE

Exam Board

AQA

Course Specification Link

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/pe/specifications/AQA-8582-SP-2016-V1-0.PDF

Course Overview

 

 

 

AQA GCSE Physical Education

The qualification is linear which means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of year 11.

Subject content  (2 exams each 78marks and 60% of GCSE)

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical Training
  • Use of data
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being

Non-exam assessment (NEA): Practical performance in physical activity and sport (3 sports as a performer 100marks and 40% of GCSE)

Students will take part in a range of individual and team activities where they will develop their core skills/techniques in increasingly demanding and progressive drills. 

Students must then demonstrate their ability to apply their core skills/techniques in the full context of each of their three activities.

Assessment

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

  • 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

  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and 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

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.

Extra-Curricular Activities

A range of extra-curricular clubs will be on offer linked to local fixtures; these include Football, Netball, Cricket, Athletics, Rounders, Volleyball, Softball, Table Tennis and Tennis.

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of leadership opportunities.