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Thurs 29 June
- School Formal

Fri 30 June
- Last day of term
 PE
   
Staff

Heads of Department:
Mr M Rainey, BEd (boys)
Miss S Moffett BSc, PGCE (girls)

Teaching Staff:
Mrs P Cosgrove, BA PGCE
Mr K Doyle, BSc PGCE
Mrs A Lowry, BA PGCE
Mr D Wilson, BSc PGCE MBACP
 
Curriculum At Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 girls will participate in the following activities:
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Modern Educational Dance
  • Aerobics
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Health Related PE (HRPE)
  • Badminton
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • RoundersPower Walking
  • Sport Education (KS4 only)

Girls will also have the opportunity to participate in:
  • Orienteering
  • Football
  • Touch Rugby

At Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 boys will participate in the following activities:
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Health Related PE (HRPE)
  • Badminton
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Softball
  • Cricket
  • Sport Education
  • Orienteering
  • Power Walking

GCSE PE- AQA
This GCSE Physical Education specification is designed to enable students to enjoy and understand the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle; to provide a route to A-levels and to Higher Education in PE as well as to related career opportunities. It is made up of 2 components:

Theory
Knowledge and Understanding for the Active Participant
Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins - 80 marks – 40% of final grade

Practical
The Active Participant
Controlled Assessment - 90 marks – 60% of final grade
4 assessments made up of a combination of:
  • Performing
  • Officiating
  • Organising
  • Choreographing
  • Coaching
A Level PE- AQA
This specification builds on the student’s experience from Key Stage 4 and GCSE to enhance their knowledge and increase their understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in physical education. The specification offers students the opportunity to experience and develop an interest in a variety of roles in sport such as performer, official and/or leader/coach at AS and then be able to specialise in one at A2.
The content of the theory course will address:
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Sports Physiology
  • Sports Psychology
Examinations:

AS Examination
Theory paper - Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle - 60% of AS, 30% of A Level - 2 hour written examination - 84 marks
Two sections:
Section A – 6 structured questions
Section B – application of theoretical knowledge to a practical situation

Practical
Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/or in an adopted role/s
40% of AS, 20% of A Level - Internal assessment with external moderation - 100 marks

Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate the execution of core skills/techniques in isolation and in structured practice as either a player/performer and in an adopted role or two adopted roles.

A2 Examination
Theory - Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport - 30% of A Level - 2 hour written examination - 84 marks
Three sections:
Section A – how exercise physiology can optimise performance
Section B – how application of psychological knowledge can optimise performance
Section C – contemporary influences in sport and their impact on the performer

Practical
Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation
20% of A Level - Internal assessment with external moderation - 120 marks

Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate their own performance, identify areas of performance that they could improve, and suggest causes and appropriate corrective measures.
Facilities and Resources

2 Gymnasiums
4 Rugby Pitches
3 Hockey Pitches
6 Tennis Courts
2 Cricket Squares
On site Orienteering Course
Use of UUJ including:
2 Sports halls
Hockey Astro Turf
3G surface
Inside Athletics track
Fitness Suite
Use of the swimming pools at Carrick Leisure Centre and the Valley Leisure Centre.

Useful links

GCSE:
AQA website -
web.aqa.org.uk/qual/newgcses/science/new/phy_edu_overview.php
BBC Bitesize - www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/
Revision website - www.teachpe.com/gcse.php

A LEVEL:
AQA website -
web.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/pe/pe_noticeboard.php
Revision website - www.teachpe.com/a_level.php