PE

Curriculum Leader: Mr G Bright

MISSION STATEMENT

‘To produce an enjoyable and dynamic working environment for both staff and pupils, where, collectively we strive to learn and develop.  Participation, commitment and achievement is measured, monitored and celebrated’ (G. Bright, Sept 2016)

 As a department, we aim to provide a challenging, disciplined and safe environment for high quality teaching and learning. Pupils should experience a balance of activities which has the essential consistency and breadth to develop the Curriculum.

 Progression should be evident as the pupil passes through Key Stage 2 to 3 with an extended choice of activity in key stage 4 to ensure the pupil is offered a stimulating and relevant school choice in PE.  Further succession into key stage 5 allows pupils to develop an in depth and greater understanding of relevant sports topics.

 By the end of their physical education at Saint George’s School, the pupil should have developed a personal commitment to, and genuine passion for, maintaining their health and well-being into adult life

 

Mr G Bright –Subject Leader for PE

brightg@sgsce.co.uk

Physical Education – Key Stage 3 

Aims: To promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles

Student will be taught:

  • How to be physically active whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • To adopt the best possible posture and appropriate use of the body
  • To participate in activities that develops cardiovascular health, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance
  • To develop coaching and leadership skills
  • The increasing need for personal hygiene in relation to vigorous activity

 

PE Programme of Study for Years 7, 8 & 9

The Saint George’s PE programme aims to develop a range of practical, finer motor skills development and social skills as well as encourage students to be more aware of health-related activities as they contemplate an active lifestyle.  We include a number of wider topics that underpin each sport and activity.  These include: the skeletal system; the muscular system; the cardiorespiratory system, methods of training, principles of training; diet and nutrition and health and fitness.  Consideration for others is fundamental and physical endeavour is seen as the basis for success.

 

During Key Stage 3 (years 7, 8 and 9) students receive approximately 3 x 1 hour lessons every 2 weeks (this is subject to change each year depending on subject criteria).

 

The curriculum will be organised into the following areas of experience, Athletics, Games, Gymnastics, Striking and Fielding and Health Related Exercise.  These will be presented as challenges which reflect competition, physical development, matching and practice, guided discovery and problem solving.

 

Some of the activities offered at Key Stage 3:

 

·         Gymnastics  

·         Dance

·         Netball

·         Basketball

·         Football

·         Rugby

·         Handball

·         Team Building  

·         Badminton

·         Rounders

·         Cricket

·         Softball

·         Athletics

·         Hockey

·         Health & Fitness

 

Mr G Bright –Subject Leader for PE

brightg@sgsce.co.uk

Physical Education – Key Stage 4 

Aims: To promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles

Student will be taught:

  • How to be physically active whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • To adopt the best possible posture and appropriate use of the body
  • To participate in activities that develops cardiovascular health, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance
  • To develop coaching and leadership skills
  • The increasing need for personal hygiene in relation to vigorous activity

 

PE Programme of Study for Years 10 and 11

The Saint George’s PE programme aims to develop a range of practical and social skills as well as encourage students to be more aware of health-related activities as they contemplate an active lifestyle.  Consideration for others is fundamental and physical endeavour is seen as the basis for success.

 

During Key Stage 4 (years 10 and 11) students receive approximately 2 x 1 hour lessons every 2 weeks (this is subject to change each year depending on subject criteria).

 

The curriculum will be organised into the following areas of experience, Athletics, Games, Gymnastics, Outdoor Education, and Health Related Exercise.  These will be presented as challenges which reflect competition, physical development, matching and practice, guided discovery and problem solving.

 

Students will be given options of which activities at the start of each term.  They choose an activity and continue on this path throughout this term.  PE staff make arrangements to cater for differing rates of student development will vary with particular experiences.  Students will also be encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities to enhance their learning of different activities.

 

In year 11 students will also be offered the chance to go offsite as we encourage participation and enjoyment.  We look at activities such as ice skating and ten pin bowling as well as student choice of offsite activities

 

Some of the activities offered at Key Stage 4:

 

·         Gymnastics

·         Trampolining

·         Dance

·         Netball

·         Basketball

·         Football

·         Futsal

·         Rugby

·         Handball

·         Ten Pin Bowling (Yr11 Only)

·         Team Building

·         Badminton

·         Volleyball

·         Rounders

·         Cricket

·         Softball

·         Athletics

·         Rock it Ball

·         Table tennis

·         Hockey

·         Ice Skating (Year 11 Only)

·         Health & Fitness

 

Sport, Activity and Fitness – BTEC Tech Award

At Saint George’s School we currently offer BTEC Tech Award in sport, activity, and fitness at Level 2. This course caters for the different needs of all our students within a sporting, theoretical and active environment.

Components

Assessment

Learning Aims

 

Component 1 – Understand the Body and the Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity.

 

Internally Assessed Coursework

 

 

LAA – Body Systems

LAB – Sports Injuries

LAC – Technology in Sport

Component 2 – The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity

 

Externally Assessed Written Exam

LAA – Principles of Training

LAB – Nutrition

LAC – Psychology

Component 3 – Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity.

Internally Assessed Coursework

 

 

LAA – Sport and Activity Leadership

LAB – Planning Sessions for Target Groups

LAC – Delivering and Reviewing Sessions

 

The BTEC Tech Award will:

  • Provide opportunities to investigate the positive and negative physiological impacts of sport and activity on the body systems.
  • Give pupils a wider understanding and appreciation of how to improve their own health, wellbeing, and activity levels using data.
  • Encourage personal development through sports leadership activities.
  • Provide opportunities for creativity and encourage adaptation to ever changing circumstances.
  • Develop pupil’s resilience with accurate and detailed feedback.
  • Develop pupil’s communication, planning and team-working skills in preparation for successful performance in the workplace.
  • Give pupils the opportunity to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences or on to GCE AS or A level, and, in due course, to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector

 

Grading Criteria for the BTEC Tech Award

BTEC Qualification

Level 1 Pass

Level 1 Merit

Level 2 Pass

Level 2 Merit

Level 2 Distinction

Level 2 Distinction*

National Grading System

2

3

4

5-6

7-8

9

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Key Stage 5 

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Sport  

At Saint George’s School we currently offer BTEC Sport Level 3 course.  This course caters for the different needs of all our students and abilities within a sporting, theoretical and active enjoyable environment. 

Who is this qualification for?

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport is intended to be an Applied General qualification for post16 students who want to continue their education at Saint George’s through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the sport sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to 1 A Level and aims to provide a coherent introduction to study of the sport sector at this level. Students wishing to take this BTEC will have successfully completed a Level 2 programme of learning with GCSEs or vocational qualifications.

What does the qualification cover?

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been involved and consulted, in order to confirm that the content is also appropriate and consistent with current practice for students choosing to enter employment directly in the sport sector.  Below is what Saint George’s PE department cover over the 2 year course:

Unit

Assessment

Learning Aims

Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology

External Assessment

LA. A: The effects of exercise and sports performance on the skeletal system

LA. B: The effects of exercise and sports performance on the muscular system

LA. C: The effects of exercise and sports performance on the respiratory system

LA. D: The effects of sport and exercise performance on the cardiovascular system

LA. E: The effects of exercise and sports performance on the energy systems

Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for

Health, Sport and Well-being

External Synoptic Assessment

LA. A: Examine lifestyle factors and their effect on health and wellbeing

LA. B: Understand the screening processes for training programming

LA. C: Understand programme-related nutritional needs

LA. D: Examine training methods for different components of fitness

Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports

Industry

Internal Assessment

LA. A: Understand the career and job opportunities in the sports Industry

LA. B: Explore own skills using a skills audit to inform a career development action plan

LA.C: Undertake a recruitment activity to demonstrate the processes that can lead to a successful job offer in a selected career pathway

LA. D: Reflect on the recruitment and selection process and your individual performance

Unit 7 – Practical Sports Performance

Internal Assessment

LA. A: Examine National Governing Body rules, laws and regulations for selected sports competitions.

LA. B: Examine the skills, techniques and tactics required to perform in selected sports.

LA.C:  Develop skills, techniques, and tactics for sporting activity in order to meet sport aims.

LA. D: Reflect on own practical performance using selected assessment methods.

Grading Criteria for the BTEC Sport Level 3

 

BTEC Qualification

Unclassified

Level 3 Pass

Level 3 Merit

Level 3 Distinction

Level 3 Distinction*

National Grading System (equiv)

Fail

E to C

C to B

B to A

A*

 

Will the qualification support progression to further learning, if so, what to?

 

In addition to the sport sector specific content outlined above, the requirements of the qualification will mean students develop the transferable and higher order skills that are highly regarded by both HE and employers. Study of sport particularly encourages the development of skills and behaviours such as teamwork, leadership, performance analysis, resilience, evaluation, analysis and synthesising concepts. These skills are developed through the variety of approaches to teaching and learning enabled by the specification. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by HE providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses, if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning, and it combines well with a large number of subjects. It will support entry to HE courses in a very wide range of disciplines, depending on the subjects taken alongside. However, for students wishing to study an aspect of sport in HE, opportunities include:

 

  • BA (Hons) in Sport Studies and Business, if taken alongside A Levels in Business and
  • Mathematics
  • BSC (Hons) in Sport Psychology, if taken alongside Pearson BTEC Level 3 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 Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts
  • BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, if taken alongside a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science.

 

*Students should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes at specific HE providers.

 

Will the qualification lead to employment, if so, in which job role and at which level?

 

This qualification, when studied with other Level 3 qualifications, is designed to primarily support progression to employment after further study at university. However, the skills and behaviours developed will also support students choosing to progress directly to employment, or via an apprenticeship.