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Physical Education

We believe that through a varied programme of activities that are enjoyable, fulfilling, demanding and challenging, students can see the benefit of a healthy active lifestyle. The curriculum will engage all learners so that they have a desire to succeed and achieve their potential whilst inspiring them to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Prospect School’s Physical Education department is a lively and welcoming place. We have a fitness suite, large sports hall, a gymnasium, a dance studio, 3G artificial pitch, tennis courts, netball courts, basketball courts,  purpose built athletics jumping area and outdoor playing fields including rugby and football pitches in the winter and cricket strips, rounder’s/softball pitches and a 400m athletics track and throwing areas in the summer.

There are many extra-curricular opportunities for students to get involved in with the sporting year at Prospect School. Every child has access to a vast range of sports clubs every day at lunch time and after school. Whether that be competitive invasion games, improving personal performance within athletic and gymnastic activities or contributing to a healthy active lifestyle in the fitness suite, there is much on offer. Each term the activities on offer change to reflect the seasons and competitions taking place in that term.

Core Physical Education

The Physical Education Department offers a broad and varied curriculum, covering sports within a range of topics. Students are taught in either single sex or mixed sex groups of mixed ability.

The range and content of the curriculum encompasses:

  • Outwitting opponents.
  • Accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences.
  • Performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength and accuracy.
  • Exercise safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing.
  • Identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature.

Students will learn about the skills listed above by completing rotations in Games (invasion, net and wall, striking), Gymnastics, Athletic Activities. Health Related Exercise Activities and Orienteering.

Key Stage 3 receives four lessons a fortnight and Key Stage 4 receives 2-4 hours depending on their learning band. At the end of each term they will be given an attainment level. They are assessed in the five key processes:

Key Stage 4 and 5 Courses offered

 Key Stage 4

(Year 9-11)

Key Stage 5

(Year 12-13)

 GCSE Physical Education  
VCert in Health and Fitness A-Level Physical Education

GCSE Physical Education

This course is taught over five periods a fortnight. The course comprises 3 units over Year 9, 10 and 11, with 2 units assessed through 1hr 15minute exam papers at the end of year 11 which will assess all of the theoretical aspects of the course. This counts towards 60% of the final grade.  The final unit will be assessed through practical ability in three different sports by  an external moderator. This makes up 40% of your final grade.

The GCSE course is divided into three units.

Unit 1: The Human Body and Movement in Physical Activity and Sport

Unit 2 – Socio-cultural Influences and Wellbeing in Physical Activity and Sport

Unit 3 – Practical Performance in Physical Activity and Sport

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VCert in Health and Fitness

This course is taught over five periods a fortnight, and is equivalent to one GCSE grade. The course comprises four units over Year 9, 10 and 11, three of which are assessed by coursework and one being assessed through a 2hr exam paper.

The VCert course is divided into 4 units:

Unit 1: Principles of health and fitness
Unit 2: Healthy lifestyles
Unit 3: Preparing and planning for health and fitness
Unit 4: Develop a personal health and fitness programme.

Students are responsible for investigating and producing their own work using a variety of sources and presentation methods to an appropriate level and depth to meet the assessment criteria.

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A-level Physical Education

A-level Physical Education builds on students' experience from Key Stage 4 and GCSE to enhance their knowledge and increase their understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in Physical Education. The qualification aims to equip students with skills and knowledge required for higher education or the world of work.

The content of OCR’s A Level in Physical Education is divided into four components. Each component is further sub divided into topic areas and the detailed content associated with those topics.

Component 1 (30%) – 2hour exam - Physiological factors affecting performance (Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics)

Component 2 (20%) – 1hour exam – Psychological factors affecting performance (Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology)

Component 3 (20%) – 1hour exam – (Sport and Society, Contemporary Issues in Sport)

Component 4 (30%) – Practical assessment – (performance or Coaching, Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement)

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Learning area

Structure

Learning Area Co-ordinator working alongside KS3, 4 and 5 co-ordinators

Examination courses for KS4

We offer GCSE PE and VCERT Health and Fitness courses.

GCSE PE follows the AQA exam board and is assessed through 60% exam, 30% practical and 10% coursework.

VCERT Health and Fitness is assessed through 75% coursework and 25% exam

Examination  courses for KS5

We offer an A Level PE course.

A-level PE follows the OCR exam board and is assessed through 70% exam, 20% practical and 10% coursework.

GCSE examination results

GCSE PE

              A*-A      A*-C      A*-G

2015      15%       61%        100%

2016      17%       62%       100%

2017      10%        68%        100%

In GCSE PE, the number of students achieving A*-C have increased each year since 2015, with more than 10% consistently achieving A*-A grades.

A Level examination results

                A*-C      A*-E

2017       0%          67%

Timetable structure

Year 7 Core PE = 3 lessons per fortnight

Year 8 Core PE = 3 lessons per fortnight

Year 9 Core PE = 3 lessons per fortnight

Year 9 GCSE PE = 7 lessons per fortnight

Year 10 Core PE = 2 lessons per fortnight

Year 10 GCSE PE = 5/6 lessons per fortnight

Year 11 Core PE = 4 lessons per fortnight

Year 11 GCSE PE = 5 lessons per fortnight

KS5 A-level PE =  10 lessons per fortnight

Intervention

Revision, catch-up, coursework and practical development clubs are run continuously throughout the year in order to support students in their studies of Physical Education and Sport. During Core PE time, GCSE and VCERT students follow a bespoke programme of study in order to aid their knowledge and development in line with their course.

Additional resources

2 subject specific classrooms, 1 computer room, Ipads, text books,


CURRICULUM PLAN

KEY STAGE

YEAR

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

KEY STAGE 3

7

 

Boys – Rugby

Girls – Football

Mixed 1 – Gymnastics

Mixed 2 - Basketball

Boys – Badminton

Girls – Gymnastics

Mixed 1 – Table Tennis

Mixed 2 – Exercising Safely

Boys – Table Tennis

Girls – Netball

Mixed 1 – Exercising Safely

Mixed 2 – Orienteering/ Problem Solving

Boys – Handball

Girls – Dance

Mixed 1 – Orienteering/Problem Solving

Mixed 2 – Alternative Team Games

Boys – Athletics

Girls – Athletics

Mixed 1 – Athletics

Mixed 2 – Athletics

 

Boys – Cricket

Girls – Rounders

Mixed 1 – Tennis

Mixed 2 – Rounders

 

8

 

Boys – Rugby

Girls – Badminton

Mixed 1 – Basketball

Mixed 2 – Table Tennis

Mixed 3 – Gymnastics

 

 

Boys – Badminton

Girls – Dance

Mixed 1 – Table Tennis

Mixed 2 – Exercising Safely

Mixed 3 – Orienteering/Problem Solving

Boys – Table Tennis

Girls – Netball

Mixed 1 – Exercising Safely

Mixed 2 – Orienteering/ Problem Solving

Mixed 3 – Alternative Team Games

Boys – Handball

Girls – Trampolining

Mixed 1 – Alternative Team Game

Mixed 2 – Badminton

Mixed 3 – Exercising Safely

 

Boys – Athletics

Girls – Athletics

Mixed 1 – Athletics

Mixed 2 – Athletics

Mixed 3 - Athletics

Boys – Cricket

Girls – Rounders

Mixed 1 – Softball

Mixed 2 – Tennis

Mixed 3 – Rounders

 

KEY STAGE 4

9 Core

 

Boys – Rugby

Girls – Netball

Mixed 1 – Tennis

Mixed 2 – Trampolining

GCSE – Badminton  

Boys – Badminton

Girls – Exercising Safely

Mixed 1 – Orienteering

Mixed 2 – Table Tennis

GCSE - Netball

Boys – Football  

Girls – Trampolining

Mixed 1 – Exercising Safely

Mixed 2 – Orienteering

GCSE – Handball

Boys – Handball

Girls – Badminton

Mixed 1 – Alternative Team Games

Mixed 2 – Exercising Safely

GCSE – Table Tennis

Boys – Athletics

Girls – Athletics

Mixed 1 – Athletics

Mixed 2 – Athletics

GCSE – Athletics

Boys – Cricket and Softball

Girls – Rounders

Mixed 1 – Rounders

Mixed 2 – Tennis

GCSE – Trampolining

9 GCSE

Theory: Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Practical: Netball

Theory: Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Practical: Cross-Country

Theory: Movement Analysis

Practical : Badminton

Theory: Physical Training

Practical: Handball

Theory: Physical Training

Practical: Table Tennis

Theory – Controlled Assessment (Anatomy and physiology element)

Practical: Athletics and review of practical’s taught throughout the year

10 Core

 

Boys – Rugby

Girls – Netball

Mixed 1 – Table Tennis

Mixed 2 – Tennis

GCSE – Handball

Boys – Badminton

Girls – Alternative Team Games

Mixed 1 – Orienteering

Mixed 2 – Exercising Safely

GCSE –Trampolining

Boys – Football

Girls – Trampolining

Mixed 1 – Exercising Safely

Mixed 2 – Orienteering

GCSE –Badminton

Boys – Handball

Girls – Exercising Safely

Mixed 1 – Alternative Team Games

Mixed 2 – Badminton

GCSE – Table Tennis

Boys – Athletics

Girls – Athletics

Mixed 1 – Athletics

Mixed 2 – Athletics

GCSE – Athletics

Boys – Cricket and Softball

Girls – Rounders

Mixed 1 – Softball

Mixed 2 – Rounders

GCSE – Netball

10 GCSE

Theory: Sports Psychology

Practical: Netball

Theory Sports Psychology

Practical: Cross Country

Theory: Socio-cultural influences

Practical: Handball

Theory: Socio-cultural influences

Practical: Badminton

Theory: Health, Fitness and well being

Practical – Table Tennis

Theory – Controlled Assessment (Psychology and socio-cultural element)

Practical: Athletics and review of practical’s taught throughout the year

11 Core

 

Boys – Basketball

Girls – Netball

X1/Y1 – Table Tennis

GCSE - Handball

 

Boys – Badminton

Girls – Exercising Safely

X1/Y1 – Orienteering

GCSE – Trampolining and Table Tennis

Boys – Football

Girls – Trampolining

X1/Y1 – Exercising Safely

GCSE - Badminton

Boys – Options

Girls – Options

X1/Y1 – Options

GCSE – Moderation Prep and Revision

Boys – Options

Girls – Options

X1/Y1 – Options

GCSE – Revision

 

11 GCSE

Theory: Controlled Assessment (finalising and submitting) and Exam preparation

Practical: Handball

Theory: Data Handling and Exam preparation

Practical: Table Tennis, Trampolining and Badminton

Revision of theoretical content and Exam preparation

Practical: Cross Country and Handball

Revision of theoretical content and Exam preparation

 

Revision of theoretical content and Exam preparation

 

 

KEY STAGE 5

12

 

Unit 1 –Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 – Skill Acquisition

Unit 3 – Sport and Society

Unit 1 –Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 – Skill Acquisition

Unit 3 – Sport and Society

Unit 1 –Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 – Skill Acquisition

Unit 3 – Sport and Society

Unit 1 – Exercise Physiology

Unit 2 – Sports Psychology

Unit 3 – Sport and Society

Unit 1 – Exercise Physiology

Unit 2 – Sports Psychology

Unit 3 – Sport and Society

Unit 1 Biomechanics

Unit 2 – Sports Psychology

Unit 3 – Sport and Society

Unit 4 – EAIP preparation

13

 

Unit 1 –Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 – Skill Acquisition

Unit 3 – Contemporary issues

Unit 4 – EAIP preparation

Unit 1 –Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 – Skill Acquisition

Unit 3 – Contemporary issues

Unit 4 – Practical assessment

Unit 1 – Exercise Physiology

Unit 2 – Sports Psychology

Unit 3 – Contemporary issues

Unit 4 Practical assessment

Unit 1 Biomechanics

Unit 2 – Sports Psychology

Unit 3 – Contemporary issues

Unit 1 Biomechanics

Unit 2 – Sports Psychology

Unit 3 – Contemporary issues