The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Physical Education

 

Head of Department: Miss N Raynor

Dept Office: S7

E-mail: nraynor@holytrinitycrawley.org.uk

Staff Team:

Mrs J Ashforth (Director of Learning Year 9)

Mr A Webster (Director of Learning Year 11)

Mr P Hunt (Director of Learning Year 10)

Mr R Mullineux (Assistant Head Teacher)

Mr J Thornton (PE and Science Teacher)

Mr K Youngman (Head Coach Basketball Academy)

Mr A Bussens (PE Teacher)

Mr D Freeman (PE Technician)

 

Scroll down for PE Curriculum Details for each year group, including Year 10/11 dance GCSE.   

Physical Education Year 7 

What is the Aim of the Year? 

In Year 7 students will focus on developing the skills in each activity while building characteristics which prepare you for adult life. These characteristics will fall under four groups found below. The identification of these strengths will allow students to see progress that they are making in the development of core characteristics that fundamentally underpin their work in PE.

Students will also be introduced to ACED and this will be used as the method of assessment for a range of sports during the course of the school year and will indicate their future suitability to the GCSE PE course offered. The activities offered are broad to ensure students are able to use skills which they may be more suited to in the activities offered.

What are the Big Ideas?  

All Physical Education students will be assessed on two Big Ideas focussed on character and skill development. These are based on the four key groups of characteristics and skill shown below.

 CHARACTER

 1) Dignity and Respect

2) Community and Teamwork

3) Resilience and Wisdom 

4) Hope and Aspiration.

SKILL

 1) Accuracy - How accurately a student can perform a skill or group of skills.

2) Consistency - How consistently a student can use these skills in skill drills.

3) Evaluation - Students must evaluate their own and others’ performances and how they can improve.

4) Decision Making - In competitive games can they choose the right skill or combination of skills to be effective.

What will I Do? 

Students will be assessed in a combination of nine activities which could include Dance, Gymnastics, Indoor Athletics, Orienteering, Basketball, Table Tennis, Netball, Volleyball and Handball in the autumn and spring Term. In the summer term Athletics will be covered for a half term. In the final half term students will be given the opportunity to take part in an extended range of activities such as Ultimate Frisbee or Foot Golf to show the wide range of sports that can be accessed.

 Within these activities they will learn how to develop a range of skills with increasing competence as they become more effective at the skills covered. For each activity a layout to develop the skills required will be used by staff and pupils so they understand how to make progress.

 As students gain confidence and experience we would like them to take their sporting involvement further and join in a whole range of extra-curricular activities / clubs. Those who do attend these will find they make more progress because of the reinforcement of the skills and the opportunity to play and perform more regularly.

 Assessment :

Students will be assessed in each activity that they take part in.  The activity blocks last 6 or 7 weeks. Students receive two lessons per week and will therefore have the opportunity to gain grades in two different activities per half term period.

Students will have an opportunity to self and peer assess during each activity and this will help them to understand where they are currently working and what they need to do to raise their attainment to make good progress.

Staff members will assess using both general and activity-specific assessment criteria.

Useful Links: 

http://www.teachpe.com/gcse/royal_navy_action_pack.php

Variety of sports pdfs with focus on drills and skills.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/academy/default.stm 

Variety of sports skills videos and tutorials

http://www.teachpe.com/

Various sports theory and sports coaching material

https://www.brianmac.co.uk/

A broad PE website looking at a variety of PE topics

 

Physical Education Year 8 

What is the Aim of the Year? 

In Year 8 students will continue developing skills in a range of activities while building characteristics which prepare you for adult life. These characteristics will fall under four groups found below. The identification of these strengths will allow students to see progress that they are making in the development of core characteristics that fundamentally underpin their work in PE.

ACED continue to be used as the method of assessment for a range of sports during the course of the school year and will indicate their future suitability to the GCSE PE course offered. The activities offered are broad to ensure students are able to use skills which they may be more suited to in the activities offered.

What are the Big Ideas?  

All Physical Education students will be assessed on two Big Ideas focussed on character and skill development. These are based on the four key groups of characteristics and skill shown below.

CHARACTER

 1) Dignity and Respect

2) Community and Teamwork

3) Resilience and Wisdom 

4) Hope and Aspiration.

SKILL

1) Accuracy - How accurately a student can perform a skill or group of skills.

2) Consistency - How consistently a student can use these skills in skill drills.

3) Evaluation - Students must evaluate their own and others’ performances and how they can improve.

4) Decision Making - In competitive games can they choose the right skill or combination of skills to be effective.

 What will I Do? 

Students will be assessed in a combination of nine activities which could include Dance, Gymnastics, Indoor Athletics, Orienteering, Basketball, Table Tennis, Netball, Volleyball and Handball in the autumn and spring Term. In the summer term Athletics will be covered for a half term. In the final half term students will be given the opportunity to take part in an extended range of activities such as Ultimate Frisbee or Foot Golf to show the wide range of sports that can be accessed.

Within these activities students will learn how to develop a range of skills with increasing competence as they become more effective at the skills covered. For each activity a layout to develop the skills required will be used by staff and pupils so they understand how to make progress.

 As students gain confidence and experience we would like them to take their sporting involvement further and join in a whole range of extra-curricular activities / clubs. Those who do attend these will find they make more progress because of the reinforcement of the skills and the opportunity to play and perform more regularly.

Assessment :

Students will be assessed in each activity that they take part in.  The activity blocks last 6 or 7 weeks. Students receive two lessons per week and will therefore have the opportunity to gain grades in two different activities per half term period. Having been assessed in these activities in Year 7, students should be looking to build upon the skills they have developed.

Students will use their prior assessment  of the activities covered  to evaluate their performance and also peer assess during each activity. This will help them to understand where they are currently working and what they need to do to raise their attainment to make good progress, specifically focusing on the skills needing development to enable this to happen.

Staff members will assess using both general and activity-specific assessment criteria.

Useful Links: 

 http://www.teachpe.com/gcse/royal_navy_action_pack.php

Variety of sports pdfs with focus on drills and skills.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/academy/default.stm 

Variety of sports skills videos and tutorials

http://www.teachpe.com/

Various sports theory and sports coaching material

https://www.brianmac.co.uk/

A broad PE website looking at a variety of PE topics

 

Physical Education Year 9

What is the Aim of the Year? 

In Year 9 students will be completing their final assessments for each activity building the characteristics which they have been exploring in the previous two years. These characteristics will fall under four groups found below. The identification of these strengths will allow students to see progress that they are making in the development of core characteristics that fundamentally underpin their work in PE.

ACED will be used to complete final skills assessments for students and will help indicate which students will be most suited to GCSE PE as an option choice for Year 10.

What are the Big Ideas?  

All Physical Education students will be assessed on two Big Ideas focussed on character and skill development. These are based on the four key groups of characteristics and skill shown below.

CHARACTER

1) Dignity and Respect

2) Community and Teamwork

3) Resilience and Wisdom 

4) Hope and Aspiration.

SKILL

1) Accuracy - How accurately a student can perform a skill or group of skills.

2) Consistency - How consistently a student can use these skills in skill drills.

3) Evaluation - Students must evaluate their own and others’ performances and how they can improve.

4) Decision Making - In competitive games can they choose the right skill or combination of skills to be effective.

What will I Do? 

Students will be assessed in a combination of six activities which include some of the following: Dance, Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Netball, Volleyball and Handball in the Autumn and Spring Term. In the summer term Athletics will be covered.

Within these activities they will learn how to develop a range of skills with increasing competence as they become more effective at the skills covered. For each activity a layout to develop the skills required will be used by staff and pupils so they understand how to make progress.

As students gain confidence and experience we would like them to take their sporting involvement further and join in a whole range of extra-curricular activities / clubs. Those who do attend these will find they make more progress because of the reinforcement of the skills and the opportunity to play and perform more regularly.

Assessment :

Students will be assessed in each activity that they take part in.  The activity blocks last 6 or 7 weeks.

Students receive two lessons per week and will therefore have the opportunity to gain grades in two different activities per half term period.

Students will have an opportunity to self and peer assess during each activity and this will help them to understand where they are currently working and what they need to do to raise their attainment to make good progress.

Staff members will assess using both general and activity-specific assessment criteria.

Useful Links: 

http://www.teachpe.com/gcse/royal_navy_action_pack.php

Variety of sports pdfs with focus on drills and skills.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/academy/default.stm 

Variety of sports skills videos and tutorials

http://www.teachpe.com/

Various sports theory and sports coaching material

https://www.brianmac.co.uk/

A broad PE website looking at a variety of PE topics

 

GCSE Physical Education Year 10  AQA Code 8582

 What is the Aim of the Course? 

The theory element of the course requires the student to develop their knowledge and understanding of how a range of factors can affect physical activity. Topic areas will include applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training, sport psychology, use of data in sport and socio-cultural influences. Students should improve their performance in a wide range of sports. They must develop the skills required to perform effectively, and be able to show an ability to make good decisions within a competitive situation regarding the use of these skills and how to apply tactics and strategy. 

Exam Assessment Details 

The course is 40% practical and 60% theory.

 The practical score is out of 100 marks. Students must use their best three practical assessments. Each assessment is worth 25 marks. Students also complete an observation and analysis worth 25 marks.

 The theory element covers a variety of topics over two years and has two written examinations worth 78 marks each. Which are completed at the end of the course?

What will I Do?  

Year 10 Theory:

Term 1: Physical Training and Socio Cultural Influences

Term 2: Commercialisation of Physical Activity and Ethical Issues

Term 3: Sports Psychology and Health Issues

Year 11 Theory:

Term 1: Sports Psychology and Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Term 2: The structure and function of the cardio-respiratory system

Term 3: Movement analysis and Revision

Practical

Over the space of two years students will cover basketball, handball, football, netball, table tennis, badminton, cricket and athletics within lessons. Any student who requires additional activities will need to organise video footage of their performance, for example in skiing, or for a member of staff to see them at a club training session, for example in rugby.

Internal Assessments 

At the end of each topic or group of topics students will complete a Unit test to check understanding. Students will also be given further tasks in lesson or for homework to check their understanding of the content and how they apply it to sport.

These assessments will enable us to track how well students are meeting the assessment objectives.

Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding of factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport

Apply knowledge and understanding of factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport

Analyse and Evaluate factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport

Click the Link for:

Course Specification/ Syllabus

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582/introduction

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582/specification-at-a-glance

Past papers

There are currently only sample papers on the AQA website for the PE Exams. There is an extra link to AQA for the past exam papers from the last specification. Some of these questions will still be relevant for students taking the new style exams.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582/assessment-resources

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-4890/past-papers-and-mark-schemes - Past papers from old specification

Useful Links: 

https://www.brianmac.co.uk/eval.htm - Fitness Testing

https://www.brianmac.co.uk/conditon.htm - Components of Fitness

https://www.nutrition.org.uk/ - Nutrition

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/appliedanatomy/ - Heart, Respiratory, Bones and Muscles

 

GCSE Dance Year 10  AQA Code 8326

What is the Aim of the Course? 

You will be dancing most lessons and participating in dance classes, fun group performances and occasional solo work, as well as choreographing your own pieces.  Everyone will be expected to perform and work as a team as well as independently. You will look at contemporary dance as a significant genre, but there are also opportunities in the course to cover other styles such as street, modern, jazz, musical, ballet, tap and cultural dance.

 This course is aimed at students who have enjoyed KS3 Dance performance and choreography.  The ideal student must like working hard and have the determination to succeed even when they are tired.  Having previous dance lessons outside of school is not a requirement to do Dance GCSE, but it is helpful if you are able to attend an extra-curricular activity in dance alongside this course.

Exam Assessment Details 

Performance and Choreography 60%                              Critical Appreciation 40%               

     Performance– 30% of GCSE                                               Written Exam– 40% of GCSE

     15 Marks for set phrases                                                     80 Marks

     25 Marks for performance in a duet/trio                         1 Hour 30 Minute exam

    Choreography– 30% of GCSE

    40 Marks for creation of choreography

What will I Do?  

Year 10:

Term 1: Practical:  Performance skills, professional works and motif choreography

              Theory:   Dancers skill set and health and safety

 Term 2: Practical: Group choreography and performance piece creation

              Theory: Structuring, developments and devices in choreography

 Term 3: Practical: Performance in a Duo or Trio

              Theory: Dance Anthology- An introduction to the 6 professional works

 Year 11:

Term 1: Practical: Learning two short set solo phrases. Creating final   Choreography

 Theory: Short answer question exam review and technique for sections A and B

Term 2: Practical: Review and film Solo and improve Duo/Trios. Creating final Choreography.

Theory: Dance Anthology- A further study of the 6 professional works

Term3: Practical Examination and preparation for the Theory paper with practice papers

Internal Assessments 

At the end of each topic or group of topics students will complete a Unit test to check understanding. Students will also be given further tasks in lesson or for homework to check their understanding of the content and how they apply it to sport.

These assessments will enable us to track how well students are meeting the assessment objectives.

Click the Link for:

Course Specification/ Syllabus

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/dance/gcse/dance-8236

Past papers

There are currently only sample papers on the AQA website for the PE Exams. There is an extra link to AQA for the past exam papers from the last specification. Some of these questions will still be relevant for students taking the new style exams.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/dance/gcse/dance-8236/assessment-resources

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/dance/gcse/dance-4230/past-papers-and-mark-schemes       Old GCSE exam

Useful Links: 

Please use SMHW and You tube

AQA Dance GCSE study book available on loan or to purchase on Amazon