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Physical Education

Key Stage 3

The Physical Education National Curriculum is designed to embed student competence, confidence and expertise in practical
techniques. Whilst applying them across different sports and physical activities. It is the aim that all should understand what
makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work.
All students will have 2.5 hours of PE per week and also have the opportunity to attend a vast array of extracurricular
activities before, during and after school. Our high-quality PE curriculum ensures all students follow a broad and balanced
curriculum that offers a wide range of activities and challenges. Where they develop a wide range of physical, personal and
social skills that enhance their whole school learning. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different
physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles.

Key Stage 4

Key stage 4 Physical Education further develops the skills and techniques from key stage 3. However, students are given the
option to specialise in their own pathway which they will select based on their own personal interests and skills. All students
will have 2 lessons of PE per week and also have the opportunity to attend a vast array of extracurricular activities before,
during and after school.

GCSE Option

Students have the option to further their Physical Education experience with an examined course which adds a further 2.5
hours to their weekly core lessons. The Edexcel GCSE in Physical Education requires students to develop their knowledge and
understanding of two distinct areas: fitness and body systems and health and performance. These areas cover an array of
topic areas which include;
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Movement analysis
- Physical training
- Sport psychology
- Socio-cultural influences
Students will also develop their knowledge in relation to performance in physical activity. Where assessments will focus on
performance in both individual and team sports. There is also the opportunity for students to evaluate and analyse
performance through the completion of a personal exercise programme. This option is weighted as 60% written examination
and 40% practical performance.

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 7 Units of work covered across the year - House sports education, OAA, Swimming, Health & Fitness, Invasion Games, Aesthetics, Net & Wall Games, Striking & Fielding, Mindfulness and Athletics. These are taught on a carousel so which will be covered when will vary. 
Year 8 Units of work covered across the year - House sports education, Invasion Games, Leadership, Net & Wall Games, Health & Fitness, Aesthetics, OAA, Striking & Fielding, Mindfulness and Athletics. These are taught on a carousel so which will be covered when will vary. 
Year 9 Units of work covered across the year - House sports education, Invasion Games, Leadership, Net & Wall Games, Health & Fitness, Aesthetics, OAA, Striking & Fielding, Mindfulness and Athletics. These are taught on a carousel so which will be covered when will vary. 

GCSE Physical Education

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 Theory - Paper 2: Health and performance
Practical - Trampolining /Rugby
Intro lesson
Physical, social and emotional health
Lifestyle choices
A sedentary lifestyle
Trends in physical health issues
A balanced diet
Optimum weight & energy balance for maintain a healthy weight
Hydration
Dietary manipulation for sport

Theory Change wk 6 - Paper 1: Physical training
Identification and treatment of injury
Injury prevention in physical training
Practical - Netball / Handball
Performance enhancing drugs
Test on Health and Performance
Test on Physical training
Test marking and *iact

Theory Change - Paper 1: Anatomy and physiology
Skeletal system structure, components, function and classification of bones
The vertebral column and joints. Classification of joints.
Joints and movement, ligaments and tendons.
Muscle types, location and role of muscles.
Antagonistic muscle pairs and muscle action.
Fast and slow twitch muscle fibres.
How the muscular and skeletal systems work together.
CV system function and components of the system. Blood and its components.
How the heart pumps blood and blood pressure.
Blood shunting/redistribution of blood flow. 
Respiratory system components and functions. Structure of alveoli.
How the CV and respiratory systems work together.
Oxygen debt.
Rest work and exercise.
Christmas & catch up
Practical Football / Lacrosse

Short term effects of exercise on the systems.
Long term effects of exercise on the systems.
Test on Anatomy and physiology
Test marking and *iact

Theory Change - Paper 1 – Physical training
Health, exercise, fitness & performance.
The relationship between fitness & health.
Components of fitness- health.
Components of fitness – skill.
Fitness tests.
Principles of training
Principles of training
Practical - Table tennis/Gaelic football
Thresholds
Methods of training
Test

Theory Change - Paper 2 – Sports Psychology
Test marking and feedback
Classification of skills
Practice structures
Goal setting
Guidance
Feedback
Mental preparation.
Practical  - Athletics / Cricket ?
Use of data across topics
Use of data across topics
Test
Test marking and *iact

3 weeks to:
• Catch up any missed work or lessons due to time/PD days/ARD/trips etc
• Revise Year 10 content
• Specifically focus on data analysis questions across units
• Exam technique
• Start PEP planning when ready

Completion of all PEP sessions and planning booklet & fitness testing
Year 11 Practical
None for first few weeks due to PEP type up. Then start Year 11 content ASAP – before half term if PEP completed.
Week 1 - 6 PEP write up
Theory Paper 2 Socio-cultural
Practical tbc
Participation rates and use of data
Commercialisation and the media
Advantages and disadvantages of commercialisation
Sportsmanship and gamesmanship
Deviance in sport
Sports psy research task – book comp room
Test on Sports Psychology
Marking and *iact
2 weeks to:
• Catch up any missed work or lessons due to time/PD days/ARD/trips etc
• Revise or recover content
• Specifically focus on data analysis questions across units
• Exam technique


Christmas lesson
Theory change - Paper 1 Movement analysis
Practical TBC
Week 1 Recap of Musculo-skeletal system from year 10
 Lever systems – first, second and third class levers and their use in physical activity and sport.

Week 2 Lever systems – Mechanical advantage and disadvantage.
 Lever systems - The body’s lever systems and impact on sporting performance. (Applying it to exam technique too)

Week 3 Planes and axis of movement
Planes and axis of movement
Test on Movement analysis

Week 4  Marking and *iact

Week 5 - 2 weeks to:
• Catch up any missed work or lessons due to time/PD days/ARD/trips etc
• Revise or recover content
• Specifically focus on data analysis questions across units
• Exam technique
Revision Revision