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Physical Education

The Team 

Staff Member 

Role 

Email Address 

Mr Michael Povey 

PE Curriculum Leader 

poveym@ursuline.kent.sch.uk 

Mr Billy Cochrane 

PE Teacher and Btec Lead IV 

cochraneb@ursuline.kent.sch.uk 

Miss Nicola Court 

PE Teacher 

courtn@ursuline.kent.sch.uk 

Mrs Zoe Billings 

PE Teacher and Head of 6th Form 

billingsz@ursuline.kent.sch.uk 

 

Key Stage 3 

Ursuline College PE Department  -   

We aim to inspire students to take part in a physical education programme that emphasises enjoyable participation. The mission of the Ursuline College Catholic Academy’s Physical Education Department is to promote a positive attitude towards lifelong physical activity and fitness through the delivery of high quality PE lessons that help educate minds and develop healthy bodies.    

  

In Key Stage 3 students will develop their knowledge and understanding in a range of individual and team sports . These will include Dodgeball, football, netball, sports hall athletics, handball, indoor rowing, rugby, badminton, fitness, basketball, team building, athletics, climbing, striking and fielding (rounders, cricket, softball, stoolball), volleyball, orienteering. The students will be taught the skills, techniques, tactics, rules and variety of observation and analysis methods to help improve performance. 

Students will also have the opportunity to join and take part in a variety of extra-curricular activities and represent the college at a number of inter school competitions. 

 

 

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         Cycle 3 

      Cycle 4 

Year 7 

 

Pupils will be taught the skills, techniques and rules of a range of sports/activities 

Dodgeball 

Cross Country 

Football 

Netball  

Sports Hall Athletics. 

 

Importance of warming up and cooling down 

 

Identifying the components of fitness required for different sports and activities   

 

Handball 

Indoor rowing 

Rugby 

Badminton 

 

 

 

A knowledge of the major muscles and bones 

 

Fitness 

Basketball 

Team Building Athletics 

 

 

 

An understanding of what fitness is and exposure to a range of methods of fitness training 

 

Athletics 

Climbing 

Striking & Fielding 

 

 

 

 

A knowledge of nutritional requirements for a balanced diet  

 

Year 8 

 

Pupils will be taught a developed knowledge with the emphasis on refining skills, techniques and rules and developing tactical awareness to be able to attack and defend with greater success 

Dodgeball 

Cross Country 

Football 

Netball 

Sports Hall Athletics   

   

A knowledge of observation and analysis (identify strengths and weaknesses in performance).  

  

 

 

Handball 

Indoor Rowing Volleyball Badminton 

Orienteering   

  

 

A knowledge of responses and adaptations to exercise (heart rate, breathing rate, sweat production, muscle growth, lung capacity).  

  

  

 

Fitness 

Basketball 

Volleyball 

Athletics  

  

 

 

A knowledge of training intensity (borg scale, heart rate, duration).  

  

 

Athletics 

Climbing  

Striking & Fielding  

   

 

 

 

A knowledge of mental health (endorphins, stress relief, confidence, strategies to deal with anxiety/stress).  

 

Year 9 

 

Students will be taught an advanced knowledge of different individual and team sports with the emphasis on refining skills, techniques and rules to be able to officiate independently.  

Students will have a sound understanding of the tactics required showing evidence of how to attack and defend and  

perform effectively in a competitive situation. 

Dodgeball 

Football 

Netball  

 

Students will know how to use a range of different observation methods and be able to feedback in a constructive manner in an attempt to improve the performance of others.  

 

 

Handball 

Indoor Rowing 

Basketball  

 

Students will know how to track and monitor performance using the indoor rowing trial to set goals based on previous years data using stroke frequency and projected finish.  

  

 

Fitness 

Badminton 

Relay  

 

Students will know the test protocol for a range of fitness tests understanding the advantages and disadvantages of these tests and how valid and reliable the data is.  

  

  

 

Volleyball 

Rounders 

Softball  

  

Students will know the physical fitness requirements needed and suggest ways to improve these components of fitness through suitable training methods. 

 

 

 

Key Stage 4 

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel  

Link to Specification: Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Firsts/Sport/2012/Specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446936368_BTECFIRST_AWD_SPORT_SPEC_ISS4.pdf 

What does the qualification cover?  

This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables you to develop and apply your knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills. The qualification is 120 GLH, which is the same size and level as a GCSE, is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the sport industry. You will study three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the sports sector:  

● Unit 1 - Fitness for sport and exercise  

● Unit 2 - Practical performance in sport  

● Unit 3 - Applying the principles of personal training.  

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing one further unit:  

● Unit 5 - The sports performer in action 

How will I be assessed?  

You will carry out tasks/assignments throughout the course. Your teacher will mark these, and so you will receive feedback as to how you are getting on. For the assessment for Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training, you will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding you have developed in the qualification as a whole. The assessment for Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise is an onscreen test which is marked by Pearson.  

Future Careers: 

Where will this take me?  

If you are interested in taking your study of sport further, the subject-specific knowledge and skills outlined above, and developed through studying this qualification, will give you a strong foundation for academic or vocational study at level 3, including apprenticeships.  

What other subjects go well with sport?  

This qualification is designed to be taken as part of a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 4. It will go particularly well alongside GCSEs in EBacc subjects (including biology), GCSEs in creative subjects (such as drama, music and art) and/or other Technical Awards (e.g. BTEC Health and Social Care, BTEC Business or Tech Award DIT) to provide both curriculum breadth and the skills you need to make informed choices about study post-16. 

 

 

Cycle 1 

Cycle 2 

Cycle 3 

Cycle 4 

 Year 10 

Practical and Theoretical knowledge of  

SPORT A (DODGEBALL) 

 

Rules, regulations and scoring system 

 

Practical demonstration of technique and tactics 

 

Roles and Responsibilities of Dodgeball officials  

 

 

Officiating a dodgeball match.  

 

The Physical Components of fitness needed for Dodgeball  

Observation and analysis of their performance in Dodgeball  

  

Practical and Theoretical knowledge of SPORT B (BADMINTON)  

  

Rules, regulations and scoring system 

 

Practical demonstration of the technique and tactics  

 

Roles and Responsibilities of Badminton officials  

 

Officiating a Badminton match.  

 

Practical demonstration of Technique and Tactics  

 

The Physical Components of fitness needed for Badminton  

 

Observation and analysis of their performance in Badminton  

  

  

UNIT 1 (EXTERNAL EXAM)  

March delivery Examined July 

  

Components of Physical and skill related Fitness  

 

Importance of Fitness Testing  

 

How to administer, take part and interpret fitness tests  

Exercise Intensity BORG and Training Zones and how it can be determined.  

 

The basic FITT principles and additional principles (SPORT with R&R) of training.  

 

Different methods of training (Circuit, Free Weights,  

Plyometrics, Continuous, Fartlek, Interval and Speed Training).  

 

Exam revision and requirements 

Year 11 

Unit 5: The Sports Performer in Action  

 

Short-term effects of exercise on the musculoskeletal system.  

 

Short-term effects of exercise on the cardiorespiratory system  

 

Long-term adaptations of the musculoskeletal system  

 

Long-term adaptations of the cardiorespiratory system   

 

 

Unit 5: The Sports Performer in Action  

 

Different energy systems used during sport  

 

The Anaerobic energy system  

 

The ATP-CP/alactic acid anaerobic system  

 

Glycolysis/lactic acid anaerobic system  

 

The aerobic energy system – using oxygen  

  

 

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training  

 

How to Design a personal fitness training programme  

 

Personal information to aid training programme design.  

 

The different programme designs  

 

The basic principles of training (FITT)  

 

The additional principles of training  

 

Appropriate warm up and cool down  

  

 

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training  

 

How to safely implement a personal fitness training programme  

 

How to complete a training diary  

 

How to review their training programme and make recommendations for improving future training and performance.   

  

 

 

Key Stage 5 

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel 

Link to Specification: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (1 A Level equivalent) 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Sport/20161/specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446938096_BTEC_Nat_ExtCert_Sport_SPEC.pdf 

Future Careers: 

What could this qualification lead to?  

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of study. It combines well with a large number of subjects and supports entry to higher education courses in a very wide range of disciplines (depending on the subjects taken alongside). For learners who wish to study an aspect of sport in higher education, opportunities include:  

• BA (Hons) in Sport Studies and Business, if taken alongside A Levels in Business and Maths  

• BSC (Hons) in Sport Psychology, if taken alongside a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science and A Level in Psychology  

• BA (Hons) in Sports Education and Special and Inclusive Education, if taken alongside an A Level in English Language and a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts  

• BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, if taken alongside a BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science. 

What does this qualification cover?  

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. Employers and professional bodies have also been involved and consulted to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners who may choose to enter employment directly in the sport sector. Learners will study three mandatory units:  

• Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology – External Exam 

• Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being – External Exam 

• Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry.  

Learners will also choose one optional unit from a range which has been designed to support choices in progression to sport courses in higher education, and to link with relevant occupational areas. 

• Unit 5: Application of fitness testing 

 

 

 

Cycle 1 

Cycle 2 

Cycle 3 

Cycle 4 

Year 12 

Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology 

  

Learning Aim A – The effects of exercise and sports performance on the skeletal system  

 

Learning Aim B – The effects of exercise and sports performance on the muscular system.  

 

Learning Aim C – The effects of exercise and sports performance on the respiratory system.  

 

 

Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology 

  

Learning Aim D –  

The effects of exercise and sports performance on the cardiovascular system 

 

Learning Aim E –  

The effects of exercise and sports performance on the energy systems 

 

Learning Aim F –How different combinations of systems work together during exercise and how to answer essay-based questions.  

 

Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being 

 

Learning Aim A – Examine lifestyle factors and their effect on health and well-being  

Learning Aim B – Understand the screening processes for training programming. 

 

Learning Aim C –  

Understand programme related nutritional needs 

 

 

Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being 

  

Learning Aim D – 

Components of fitness to be trained 

  

Learning Aim E –  Understanding training programme design,    

 

 

Year 13 

Unit 3  

Learning Aim A – Scope and provision of the sports industry, careers and jobs in the sports industry, professional training routes, legislation and skills in the sports industry, sources of continuing professional development (CPD)  

 

Unit 5  

Learning Aim A – Validity of fitness tests, reliability of fitness tests, practicality & suitability of fitness tests, ethical issues associated with fitness screening  

 

 

Unit 3  

Learning Aim B – Personal skills audit for potential careers, planning personal development towards a career in the sports industry, maintaining a personal portfolio/record of achievement and experience  

 

 

 

Unit 5  

Learning Aim B – Fitness tests to assess components of physical fitness, fitness tests to assess components of skill-related fitness, planning of fitness tests, administration of fitness tests.  

 

Unit 3  

Learning Aim C – Job applications, interviews and selected career pathway-specific skills  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 5  

Learning Aim B – administration of Fitness tests  

 

Learning Aim C – produce a fitness profile for a selected sports performer, provide feedback to a selected sports performer  

 

Unit 3  

Learning Aim D – Review and evaluation, updated SWOT and action plan  

 

 

Key Stage 5 

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel 

Link to Specification: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport (2 A Level equivalent) 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Sport/20161/specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446939482-BTEC-nationals_L3_diploma-sport-spec.pdf 

Future Careers: 

What could this qualification lead to?  

Learners who have completed this qualification in two years may progress to further learning at Level 3 with additional Level 3 qualifications. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting, or contributing to, admission requirements for many relevant courses. Learners can progress to higher education on full degree single or combined courses, for example:  

• BA (Hons) in Sports Development and Management  

• BSc (Hons) in Sports Management  

• BSc (Hons) Sports Business Management  

• BSc (Hons) Sport and Leisure Management  

• BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Outdoor Activities)  

• BSc (Hons) in Exercise, Health and Fitness  

• BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Psychology. 

What does this qualification cover?  

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. Employers and professional bodies have also been involved and consulted to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners who may choose to enter employment directly in the sport sector. The mandatory content allows students to concentrate on the development of their practical skills and the broad knowledge required for entrance into higher education programmes in sport. Learners will study six mandatory units:  

• Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology – External Exam 

• Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being – External Exam 

• Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry  

• Unit 4: Sports Leadership  

• Unit 22: Investigating Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry – External Exam 

• Unit 23: Skill Acquisition in Sport.  

Learners choose three units from a range of optional units that have been designed to support progression to a variety of sport courses in higher education and to link with relevant occupational areas. This allows learners either to choose a specific specialist area in which they wish to develop their skill, or continue on a broad programme. 

• Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance.  

• Unit 5: Application of fitness testing  

• Unit 10: Sports Event Organisation  

 

Cycle 1 

Cycle 2 

Cycle 3 

Cycle 4 

Year 12 

Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology 

  

Learning Aim A – The effects of exercise and sports performance on the skeletal system  

 

Learning Aim B – The effects of exercise and sports performance on the muscular system.  

 

Learning Aim C – The effects of exercise and sports performance on the respiratory system.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 7  

Learning Aim A –  

NGB rules/laws in selected sports, roles and responsibilities of officials.  

Learning Aim B – technical and tactical demands applied in sports performance.  

 

Unit 22  

Learning Aim A – features and organisation of sport and active leisure businesses. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 23  

Learning Aim A –  

Learning and performance, characteristics and classification of skills, characteristics and classification of abilities,   

 

 

Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology 

  

Learning Aim D –  

The effects of exercise and sports performance on the cardiovascular system 

 

Learning Aim E –  

The effects of exercise and sports performance on the energy systems 

 

Learning Aim F –How different combinations of systems work together during exercise and how to answer essay-based questions. 

 

Unit 7  

Learning Aim C – safe and appropriate practical performance demonstration and participation  

 

 

Unit 22  

Learning Aim B – Business models  

 

Learning Aim C – 

Job roles and person specifications,  

Learning Aim D – Marketing  

 

 

 

Unit 23  

Learning Aim B – Information processing models, perception, decision making and reaction time, types of feedback  

 

Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being 

 

Learning Aim A – Examine lifestyle factors and their effect on health and well-being  

Learning Aim B – Understand the screening processes for training programming. 

 

Learning Aim C –  

Understand programme related nutritional needs 

 

 

Unit 7  

Learning Aim C – safe and appropriate practical performance demonstration and participation  

 

 

Unit 22  

Learning Aim E – financing a business  

 

Learning Aim F – Trends, developing products/services to take advantage of trends  

 

Unit 23  

Learning Aim C – Behaviourist theories, cognitive theories, phases of skill learning, transfer of learning.    

 

Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being 

  

Learning Aim D – 

Components of fitness to be trained 

  

Learning Aim E –  Understanding training programme design. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 7  

Learning Aim D – assessment methods to review sports and developments to improve performance.  

  

 

 

Unit 22  

Exam prep and research techniques  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 23  

Learning Aim D – presentation of skills, types of practice, styles of teaching, styles of learning, methods of guidance.  

 

 

 

Year 13 

Unit 3  

Learning Aim A –  

Scope and provision of the sports industry, careers and jobs in the sports industry, professional training routes, legislation and skills in the sports industry, sources of continuing professional development (CPD)  

 

 

 

 

Unit 5  

Learning Aim A –  

Validity of fitness tests, reliability of fitness tests, practicality & suitability of fitness tests, ethical issues associated with fitness screening  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 4  

Learning Aim A –  

Different leadership roles, skills/qualities/characteristics and application, importance and effective use of skills/qualities/characteristics when leading,  

Learning Aim B – Psychological factors that could impact on leadership, leadership and psychological factors  

 

 

Unit 3  

Learning Aim B – Personal skills audit for potential careers, planning personal development towards a career in the sports industry, maintaining a personal portfolio/record of achievement and experience  

 

Unit 5  

Learning Aim B – Fitness tests to assess components of physical fitness, fitness tests to assess components of skill-related fitness, planning of fitness tests, administration of fitness tests.  

 

 

Unit 4  

Learning Aim C – Expectations of leadership, practical skills required for different leadership styles, leading a sport and exercise activity, effectiveness and impact of leadership on a sport and exercise activity   

 

Unit 3  

Learning Aim C – Job applications, interviews and selected career pathway-specific skills  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 5  

Learning Aim B – administration of Fitness tests  

 

Learning Aim C – produce a fitness profile for a selected sports performer, provide feedback to a selected sports performer  

 

 

Unit 10  

Learning Aim A – Different types of sports events, planning, preparation and delivery of sports events.  

Learning Aim B – feasible proposal for a sports event  

 

Unit 3  

Learning Aim D – Review and evaluation, updated SWOT and action plan  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 10  

Learning Aim C – Planning and delivery, promotion,   

Learning Aim D – review the planning, promotion and delivery, reflect on own performance  

 

 

 

Key Stage 3

The PE curriculum at Key Stage 3 consists of year 7, 8 and 9.

All students in Year 7 and 8 will receive 3 hours of high quality Physical Education over two weeks.

All students in Year 9 will receive 1 hours of recreational Physical Education over two weeks.

The focus of Physical Education at Ursuline is to offer the students a broad curriculum where they can experience a range of different sports developing their skills, technique and tactics. We aim to develop the student as a whole, working on team skills, problem solving, performing at maximum levels, communication and resilience.

EverydayIsaChance

At Ursuline there is a big emphasis on health and well being and leading an active and healthy lifestyle. This is achieved through making the lessons fun and enjoyable with pupil participation and engagement at the forefront of any lesson. Students are expected to bring their PE kit to every lesson. If students are unwell or injured they are expected to bring a note from home to explain why they can’t take part practically and still bring in their kit so that they can take part in a number of additional sport related roles such as officiating and coaching. Spare kit is available for students to borrow if they forget their kit however if this becomes a regular occurrence students will be issued break, lunch or after school detentions.

In year 7 and 8 students will take part in Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Dodgeball, Sportshall Athletics, Indoor Rowing,  Trampolining, Volleyball, Handball, Fitness, OAA, Team Building, Climbing, Cricket, Rounders, Tennis, Stoolball  and Athletics.

In year 9 students will take part in recreational PE with the focus on pupil engagement and enjoyment. The lessons will consist of a mixture between intra-house competitions in a range of different games activities and options where student’s choice an activity that they would like to take part in for a term

Students also have the opportunity to take part in these activities as an extra-curricular club and have the opportunity to represent the college in a number of sporting fixtures throughout the year.

Key Stage 4

All students in Year 10 and 11 will receive 1 hour of PE every two weeks. Those who choose to do Sport as an option will do the following:

Aims of the course.

Btec

 

Students studying this course will undertake both theory and practical lessons. The theory lessons will support them with the coursework and exam element of the course.

 

Course ContentSpecification

Students studying this course will complete four units of the specification titled;

Course guide

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport
  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training
  • Unit 5: The Sports Performer in Action

 

 

Assessment

First in sport

 

 

 

 

 

Students will complete four units of work, three of which are mandatory and one optional specialist unit. The three mandatory units consist of Unit 1, 2 and 3 which are assessed using different methods. Unit 1 is an External Exam, Unit 2 Internal coursework and Unit 3 is an internal synoptic assessment. Students will need to achieve a minimum of a Level 2 Pass in each of the four units to gain a Level 2 qualification. If students do not meet the criteria for a Level 2 Pass they will have the opportunity to gain a Level 1 Qualification.

 

The externally assessed unit will be assessed through the completion of a 1 hour examination featuring multiple choice and short answer questions.  This will account for 25% of the overall grade. The remaining 75% of the grade will be given through submission of coursework through assignments attached to each unit.

 

Students successfully completing the course will achieve the equivalent of one GCSE grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What follows it in Ursuline 6th form?

At Sixth Form there is an opportunity to study sport at Level 3 BTEC.

Qualification &

Careers

This course will enable students to progress to University and Further Education to study a range of courses which can lead to careers in teaching, sport science, physiotherapy, sports coaching, leisure industry, sports photography, apprenticeships or other vocational training courses.

 

 

 The following website address offers more in depth information on this course:

 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html#tab-4