Key Stage 3 Curriculum

During core KS3 PE, students participate in a wide range of activities to fulfill the requirements of the National Curriculum. An example can be found in the table below. The KS3 curriculum prepares students for GCSE PE. It also allows students to gain experience in a wide range of activities and encourages them to attend our extensive enrichment programme whilst encouraging and equipping them with the knowledge to participate in lifelong physical activity.

8X3PE
Football/Rugby
Hockey/Athletics
Tennis

8X4PE
Rugby/Gym + Climbing
Football(grass)/TT
S/F

8X5PE
B.ball/Fitness (half SH)
Climbing/Bad
S/F

8X1PE
Gym/hockey
Football/tennis
Athletics

8X2PE
Football/Dance
Bad/Hock
S/F

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

At KS4 students are guided to the appropriate qualification that will ensure they make the best possible progress and achieve the highest grade possible.

Our current (2016-17) Y9 examination cohort all sit GCSE PE and in Y10 all the examination cohort are doing BTEC sport.

In 2017-18 students will be guided to either BTEC Sport or GCSE PE.

Course Details

Qualification - GCSE
Exam board – OCR
Method of Assessment – There is a practical assessment (40%, assessed over three activities) and a theory exam which is out of 80 (60%). Within the practical assessment there is also a controlled assessment which involves analysing and evaluating a selected sport.

Course Information and Structure

This course is aimed at those pupils who have a passion for sport and possibly want to pursue a career in sport and leisure. It comprises of a mixture of theory and practical lessons. GCSE PE has a range of sports you can be assessed in, from athletics to football, but of the three assessments one must be from a games activity such as rugby and netball. The other must be from an individual activity for example table tennis and the final one can be either a game or individual activity.

The course is well suited to students who are both practically talented and academically able. The course requires a high level of commitment to the learning of new physical activities and the theory side of physical education.

During core KS4 core PE students participate in a wide range of activities to fulfill the requirements of the National Curriculum. An example can be found in the table below:

11Y1PE
Tennis
Hock/Voll or b.ball
H.ball/Tennis
Athletics

11Y2PE
S/F
H.Ball/TT(climbing)
Football/B.ball
Tennis

11Y5PE
Athletics
B.ball/Rugby
TT(climbing)/Football
S/F

11Y3PE
S/F
Fitness/Dance
Netball/Yoga
Athletics

11Y4PE
Athletics
Dance+Yoga/Netball
Hockey/Climbing
S/F

Course Details

Qualification – BTEC First Award in Sport
Exam board – Edexcel
Method of Assessment – Students must complete four units each worth 30 credits. Two are mandatory; Unit 1 – Fitness Training and Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance. Two further units are optional; Unit 5 – Training for Personal Fitness and Unit 6 – Leading Sports Activities.
Grades Available – Pass, Merit & Distinction.

Course Information/Structure

This course is aimed at those pupils who have a passion for sport and possibly want to pursue a career in sport and leisure. It comprises of a mixture of theory and practical lessons. Unit 1 is assessed via an online exam worth 50 marks and can be re-sat several times. Unit 2 requires students to be assessed in two practical activates in conditioned practices and competitive situations, they must then produce video evidence of this. Unit 5 requires students to plan a 6-week training programme, deliver and evaluate it whilst unit 6 involves planning, leading and evaluating a sports session of their choice.

The course is well suited to students who are prefer being assessed via coursework rather than in a final exam.

Advice and Guidance

This course is particularly well suited to students who have demonstrated high ability across a variety of sports in core PE. Students should seek advice from their subject teacher as the course is assessed via coursework rather than a final exam.

Key Stage 5

Course Details

This course is aimed at those pupils who have a passion for sport and possibly want to pursue a career in sport and leisure. It comprises of a mixture of theory and practical lessons. GCSE PE has a range of sports you can be assessed in, from athletics to football but of the three assessments one must be from a games activity such as rugby and netball. The other must be from an individual activity for example table tennis and the final one can be either a game or individual activity.
The course is well suited to students who are both practically talented and academically able. The course requires a high level of commitment to the learning of new physical activities and the theory side of physical education.

During core KS4 core PE students participate in a wide range of activities to fulfill the requirements of the National Curriculum. An example can be found in the table below:

Qualification - A level
Exam board – OCR

The content has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of physical activity in developing their knowledge of the subject.

The examined components will provide the knowledge and understanding which underpin the non-examined (NEA). The NEA allows learners to explore an activity in detail as a performer or coach, chosen from a wide variety of sporting activities. Learners will also analyse and evaluate performance in a chosen activity as part of their NEA.
This course will prepare learners for the further study of PE or sports science courses as well as other related subject areas such as psychology, sociology and biology. Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by further education, higher education and employers in all sectors of industry.

This specification will create confident, independent thinkers and effective decision makers who can operate effectively as individuals or as part of a team. All skills that will enable them to stand out and effectively promote themselves as they progress through life.

Course Breakdown

The content of OCR's A level in Physical Education is divided into four components. Each component is further sub divided in to topic areas.

How is the course examined?

  • Component 1: Physiological factors affecting performance. 90 marks, two hour written paper – 30% of A level.
  • Component 2: Psychological factors affecting performance. 60 marks, one hour written paper – 20% of A level.
  • Component 3: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport. 60 marks, one hour written paper – 20% of A level.

How is the course assessed?

  • Component 4: Performance in physical education 60 marks – 30% of A level via performance or coaching in one physical activity and evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement.

What kind of student is this suitable for

Learners with a keen interest and ambition to pursue a career in PE or sport should definitely consider this course. An A*-B at GCSE is desirable to have the prior knowledge to succeed on this course.