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Physical Education

Head of Physical Education: Mrs S. Ruttley

Our vision within the Physical Education department is to provide a curriculum that is accessible to all learners.

The curriculum is designed to equip learners with the necessary skills needed to lead healthy, fulfilling and productive lives.

We believe that Sport and Physical Education is of uttermost importance in the development of young people. Sport and PE encourages pupils to acquire key working skills such as communication, teamwork, personal reflection, evaluation and resilience whilst developing the whole person physically, mentally and socially.

In lessons, pupils are taught by a team of experienced passionate and successful practitioners. All of whom help develop pupils understanding of how the body works and the importance of leading a healthy active lifestyle with the aim that they develop a positive habit of sport for life. We believe that sport is inclusive and we aim to encourage young people to find that interest and passion in order to continue this beyond school.

Subject Overview

Physical Education and Sport play a major part in life at Tredegar Comprehensive School and we pride ourselves on supporting pupils and their personal development journey.

As such, we have an enthusiastic specialist team of staff who dedicate themselves to improving the performance and knowledge of our pupils, from our elite standard athletes who are performing at representative level to those who simply enjoy physical activity and the unquestionable benefits it provides.

In addition to our PE Teachers, we also have a WRU Rugby Hub Officer who delivers a number of rugby programmes here at the school.

These programmes give the pupils, both male and female, opportunity to experience the game through a number of different formats. These formats include; The 15 a-side game, 7s Rugby, Touch Rugby and Tag rugby.

KS4 pupils also have access to early morning weights and conditioning sessions, allowing them opportunity to learn about the different exercises and techniques that will help with their physical development as a player. As well as having the chance to play rugby, pupils are also offered the opportunity to experience coaching by completing a Rugby Leader course. At the end of this course pupils would receive a qualification that would then allow them to coach younger players, here at the school or within the community.

The information below provides a detailed insight into our curriculum structure, assessment framework and sports program.

Students in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 receive 50 minute periods of high quality PE each week, with all lessons having a focus on:

  • Skill development – nurturing the fundamental and advanced skills to competently perform in a broad spectrum of sporting activities.
  • Theoretical understanding of Sport and PE – To improve effective performance outcomes and increase students' understanding of the positive benefits of exercise.

Each of the above elements are weaved into an extensive key stage 3 curriculum that we are extremely proud of. Throughout the key stage, students will be given the opportunity to experience a breadth of sports including: rugby, cross country, football, netball, basketball, gymnastics, rounders, orienteering, swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo, volleyball, lifesaving and athletics.  Pupils will also experience different methods of training.

The range, breadth and diversity of our curriculum is designed to ensure that we immerse our students into a comprehensive diet of physical activities and sport, in the hope that we engage and excite them within the subject. As a result, a significant number of our key stage 3 students continue their studies into key stage 4 as part of the GCSE physical education programs.

Curriculum Structure

Students are taught over three blocks throughout the academic year, with each block of activities covering different sports.

Subject Enrichment

Our extra-curricular sports program is designed to give students the very best chance to further develop their sporting abilities, as well as providing an avenue for competitive local, regional and national sporting fixtures. At Tredegar, we enter individuals and teams throughout a range of different sports. Traditionally, we have had a strong reputation in Rugby, Netball and Football but we also field representatives in Athletics, Cross-country, Dance, Gymnastics and Swimming.

For more detailed information about the curriculum for every year and how parents can support, please see the following curriculum maps:

  • PE Y7
  • PE Y8
  • PE Y9

Further information about our KS4 programs

GCSE Physical Education

BTEC Sport

BTEC Public Services

Physical Education Key words sheet

Key Stage 3 Physical Education Curriculum

Physical Education in Year 9

 

Purpose of the year

 

To follow the specification laid out by WJEC for GCSE Physical Education.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

Unit 1 –Health, training  and exercise

 

Learning Aim A – To develop knowledge and understanding of the components of fitness for specific sports/activities, and the measurement of these components.

 

Learning Aim B –Gain insight into the importance of testing/measuring using the concepts of reliability and validity.

 

Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding through Practical sessions also.

Unit 1 –Health, training  and exercise

 

Learning Aim A – Apply understanding of how to develop the components of fitness through various training methods.

 

Learning Aim B – Apply the principles of training to improve health and fitness.

 

Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding through Practical sessions also.

Unit 1 –Health, training  and exercise

 

Learning Aim A – Why warm up is important both physically and psychologically (Including the phases of a warm up).

 

Learning Aim B - Why cool down is important to aid recovery, remove waste products and replenish nutrients.

 

Learning Aim C - The link between the training and training zones, monitoring heart rates compared with the intensity and duration of training.

 

Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding through Practical sessions also.

Key assessments

This unit (Booklet 1.2A) is assessed internally by the centre via both practical performance and topic based internal tests.

 

This unit (Booklet 1.2B) is assessed internally by the centre via both practical performance and topic based internal tests.

 

This unit (Booklet 1.3) is assessed internally by the centre via both practical performance and topic based internal tests.

 

Key vocabulary:

Essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

Please see attached

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Skills

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Additional Resources

Course textbook:

‘WJEC/Eduqas GCSE PE Introduction to Physical Education, Study and Revision Guide’ by Sean Williams (ISBN 978911208 570)

 

GCSE Bitesize – GCSE PE (WJEC Content) - www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zqfysg8

 

Variety of additional resources provided throughout the course – Work booklets, End of unit tests, Topic summary booklets Key words sheet, command words sheet, Pupil tracker booklet, Past papers (All can be found on Mr Howells’ padlet page).

How parents can help

 

Parents can help to support their child’s learning at home by reading through work with their children, helping them to review topics completed and to research in preparation for forthcoming topics. Pupils can be supported in preparing for end of unit tests.

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

 

Pupils are expected to continue to receive specialist coaching in at least one of their chosen practical activities. Pupils should also be accessing the two other chosen practical activities. In school practical assessment preparation will take place as appropriate.

Homework expectations

 

Pupils are expected to complete homework as and when set.  Pupils will be encouraged to undertake regular self-assessment in order to make improvement throughout the course. Pupils will be expected to maintain an up to date folder and to prepare thoroughly for end of unit tests and examinations.

Physical Education in Year 10

 

Purpose of the year

 

To follow the specification laid out by WJEC for GCSE Physical Education.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

Unit 1 –Health, training  and exercise & Unit 2 – Exercise Physiology

 

Learning Aim A (Booklet 1.1) – Learn definitions and knowledge of relationship between health, fitness and well-being and consider health benefits of exercises and making lifestyle choices. Pupils will developed understanding of the energy balance equation and the functions of nutrients in a balanced diet.

 

Learning Aim B (Booklet 2.1) – Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding of the Muscular-skeletal system (structure, function, types of joints, muscles and the relationship between movement and the muscular-skeletal system).

 

Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding through Practical sessions where relevant.

 

Unit 2 –Exercise Physiology

 

Learning Aim A (Booklet 2.2) – develop knowledge and understanding of the Cardio-respiratory and vascular system (structure, functions and relevant values to assess function)

 

Learning Aim B (booklet 2.3) – Gain an overview of the energy systems and consider the characteristic and factors affecting aerobic/anaerobic exercise.

 

Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding through Practical sessions where relevant.

 

 

 

Unit 3 – Movement Analysis & Unit 6 – Personal Fitness Programme

 

Learning Aim A – Discover the classification of levers (and their mechanical advantages), planes of movement along with movement patterns.

 

Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding through Practical sessions where relevant.

 

Learning Aim B – Plan, prepare and compose a Personal Fitness Programme (PFP) linked to a major activity to include; Self-analysis, Recommendations for improvement, a training plan, monitoring and evaluation of the programme.

 

 

 

 

Key assessments

These units (Booklet 1.1 & 2.1) are assessed internally via both practical performance and topic based internal tests.

 

These units (Booklet 2.2 & 2.3) are assessed internally by the centre via both practical performance and topic based internal tests.

 

This unit (Booklet 3.1) is assessed internally by the centre via both practical performance and topic based internal tests.

 

The PFP (Booklet 6) will be assessed internally, then externally by a visiting moderator and contributes to 8% of final GCSE PE grade.

 

Key vocabulary:

Essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

Please see attached

Please see attached

Please see attached

Skills

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Additional Resources

Course textbook:

‘WJEC/Eduqas GCSE PE Introduction to Physical Education, Study and Revision Guide’ by Sean Williams (ISBN 978911208 570)

 

GCSE Bitesize – GCSE PE (WJEC Content) - www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zqfysg8

 

Variety of additional resources provided throughout the course – Work booklets, End of unit tests, Topic summary booklets Key words sheet, command words sheet, Pupil tracker booklet, Past papers (All can be found on Mr Howells’ padlet page).

How parents can help

 

Parents can help to support their child’s learning at home by reading through work with their children, helping them to review topics completed and to research in preparation for forthcoming topics.

Pupils can be supported in preparing for end of unit tests.

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

 

Pupils are expected to continue to receive specialist coaching in at least one of their chosen practical activities. Pupils should also be accessing the two other chosen practical activities. In school practical assessment preparation will take place as appropriate.

Homework expectations

 

Pupils are expected to complete homework as and when set.  Pupils will be encouraged to undertake regular self-assessment in order to make improvement throughout the course. Pupils will be expected to maintain an up to date folder and to prepare thoroughly for end of unit tests and examinations.

Physical Education in Year 11

 Purpose of the year 

To follow the specification laid out by WJEC for GCSE Physical Education.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

Unit 6 – Personal Fitness Programme, Unit 3 – Movement Analysis & Unit 4 – Psychology of sport

 

Learning Aim A (Booklet 6) – Practical completion of 8 week PFP and relevant monitoring of sessions. Pupils will need to evaluate PFP before final submission.

 

Learning Aim B (Booklet 3.2) – Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding of technology in sport. 

 

Learning Aim C (Booklet 4.1) – Pupils will discover about Psychology of sport, specifically goal setting, mental preparation, information processing and feedback

 

Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding through Practical sessions where relevant.

Unit 4 – Psychology of Sport & Unit 5 – Socio-cultural issues in sport

 

Learning Aim A (Booklet 4.2) – Further develop knowledge and understanding of psychology of sport – Stages of learning, characteristics of a skilled performance, classification of skills, guidance and practice.

 

 

Learning Aim B (Booklet 5) – Socio-cultural issue in sport considering participation, provision and Performance,

 

Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding through Practical sessions where relevant.

 

Pupil’s will undertake their Practical assessment during this term where they will be assessed performing in 3 Practical activities (1 team, 1 individual and 1 other from the approved list). These marks, together their PFP, will make up 50% of their final GCSE PE Grade.

 

 

 

All units

 

Continuation of examination preparation via completion of past papers, quizzes, internal tests and a variety of other revision resources.

 

The GCSE PE Written exam, which makes up the remaining 50% of the overall grade, will take place during this term.

 

 

 

 

Key assessments

These units Booklet 3.2 & 4.1) are assessed internally via both practical performance and topic based internal tests.

 

These theoretical units are assessed internally via topic based internal tests.

 

The practical element is assessed externally by a visiting moderator.

 

The exam is marked externally.

Key vocabulary:

Essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

Please see attached

Please see attached

Please see attached

Skills

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Literacy, Numeracy, Research, independent learning, communication, working with others, ICT, peer assessment, self-assessment, DRICE, digital competency.

Additional Resources

Course textbook:

‘WJEC/Eduqas GCSE PE Introduction to Physical Education, Study and Revision Guide’ by Sean Williams (ISBN 978911208 570)

 

GCSE Bitesize – GCSE PE (WJEC Content) - www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zqfysg8

 

Variety of additional resources provided throughout the course – Work booklets, End of unit tests, Topic summary booklets Key words sheet, command words sheet, Pupil tracker booklet, Past papers (All can be found on Mr Howells’ padlet page).

How parents can help

 

Parents can help to support their child’s learning at home by reading through work with their children, helping them to review topics completed and to research in preparation for forthcoming topics. Pupils can be supported in preparing for end of unit tests.

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

 

Pupils are expected to continue to access their 3 chosen practical activities in preparation for moderation which usually takes place between February and April.

Homework expectations

 

Pupils are expected to complete homework as and when set.  Pupils will encouraged to undertake regular self-assessment in order to make improvement throughout the course. Pupils will be expected to maintain an up to date folder and to prepare thoroughly for end of unit tests and examinations.