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Aims of the PE Faculty

The key concepts in PE are competence, performance, creativity and healthy, active lifestyles. During their time with us, students will develop six main personal, learning and thinking skills;

  1. Independant enquiries
  2. Creative thinking
  3. Team work
  4. Self-management
  5. Effective participation
  6. Reflective learning

They will also learn how to;

  • Outwit opponents
  • Accurately replicate actions
  • Learn to explore and communicate ideas, concepts and emotions
  • Perform at maximum levels
  • Identify and solve problems
  • Learn to exercise safely and effectively

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Facilities

  • Sports Hall: used for badminton, basketball, trampolining, volleyball, sports hall athletics, netball and many fixtures.
  • Movement Hall: gymnastics, dance, fitness, table tennis.
  • Courts (MUGA): 4 netball courts, 6 tennis courts.
  • Small Court: 1 netball court, 1 tennis court.
  • Field: across the road from the main site: rugby, football, rounders, cricket, athletics.

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Key Stage 3

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  • Year 7

    PE lessons are single sex, 2 single lessons a week, covering the following activities; netball (girls), rugby (boys), hockey, football, gymnastics, badminton, dance, problem solving, athletics, rounders, cricket and tennis.

    • Key concepts in PE: competence, performance, creativity, healthy and active lifestyles
    • Key processes in PE: developing skills, making decisions, developing mental and physical capacity, evaluating and improving, making informed decisions
    • Students learn how to: outwit opponents, replicate actions, communicate ideas, perform at maximum levels, solve problems, exercise safely and effectively

    Assessment

    There are a maximum of 10 to 12 modules/ activity in the year. After each module, students are given a podium level bronze, silver or gold. They should be aiming for silver. Each module will be assessed at the end of the unit of work. They will write their achievement in their planner.

  • Year 8

    PE lessons are single sex and in ability sets, 2 single lessons a week covering the following activities; netball (girls), rugby (boys), hockey, football, gymnastics, badminton, dance (girls), table tennis, athletics, rounders, cricket and tennis.

    • Key concepts in PE: competence, performance, creativity, healthy and active lifestyles
    • Key processes in PE: developing skills, making decisions, developing mental and physical capacity, evaluating and improving, making informed decisions
    • Students learn how to: outwit opponents, replicate actions, communicate ideas, perform at maximum levels, solve problems, exercise safely and effectively

    Assessment

    There are a maximum of 10 to 12 modules/ activity in the year. After each module, students are given a podium level bronze, silver or gold. They should be aiming for silver. Each module will be assessed at the end of the unit of work. They will write their achievement in their planner.

  • Year 9

    PE lessons are single sex, 2 single lessons a week covering the following activities; netball (girls), rugby (boys), hockey, football, gymnastics, badminton, dance, table tennis, basketball (boys), fitness, athletics, rounders, cricket and tennis.

    • Key concepts in PE: competence, performance, creativity, healthy and active lifestyles
    • Key processes in PE: developing skills, making decisions, developing mental and physical capacity, evaluating and improving, making informed decisions
    • Students learn how to: outwit opponents, replicate actions, communicate ideas, perform at maximum levels, solve problems, exercise safely and effectively

    Assessment

    There are a maximum of 10 to 12 modules/ activity in the year. After each module, students are given a podium level bronze, silver or gold. They should be aiming for silver. Each module will be assessed at the end of the unit of work. They will write their achievement in their planner.

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Key Stage 4

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  • Year 10 Year 11

    Core

    This subject aims to get all students to take part in and enjoy regular physical activity. Students will learn the value of maintaining an active lifestyle, and the positive physical, social and mental benefits associated with it.

    Curriculum

    Students will choose an individualised curriculum at the start of the year, based on their own personal interests in sport. Some of these activities will take place out of school in the wider Dronfield community. As part of each personalised curriculum, each student will undertake a health and fitness module which aims to improve their level of fitness. Our Key Stage 4 curriculum gives our students a greater choice in the activities that they take part in. We therefore expect that all students come to lessons prepared with their PE kit and ready to give 100% effort in each activity.

    GCSE Edexcel

    GCSE PE is made up of Theory and Practical. Over the course of 2 years you will study a wide range of areas in your Theory lesson.

    Theory - 60%:

    • Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport to improve performance
    • Understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance
    • Perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
    • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
    • Understand the contribution which physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being
    • Understand key socio-cultural influences which can affect people's involvement

    Practical - 40%:

    Over the course of 2 years you will study a wide range of activities in your practical lesson.

    30%: Practical performance in three activities as player/performer:

    • One of which must be drawn from the list of team activities
    • One of which must be drawn from the list of individual activities
    • Final activity is a free choice

    10%: Analysis and evaluation of a performance to bring about personal improvement in physical activity and sport.

    How will I be assessed?

    • Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems: 1 hour and 45 minute assessment / 90 marks / 36%
      • Applied anatomy and physiology
      • Movement analysis
      • Physical training
    • Component 2: Health and Performance: 1 hour and 15 minute assessment / 70 marks / 24%
      • Health, fitness and well-being
      • Sport psychology
      • Socio-cultural influences
    • Component 3: Practical Performance: 90 marks / 30%
      • Skills during individual activities
      • Skills during team activities
    • Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme: 20 marks / 10%
      • Analysis of proposed PEP
      • Carry out and monitor the PEP
      • Evaluation of the PEP

    Practical Performance - 40%

    Students will be required to:

    • Perform in three different physical activities in the role of player / performer
    • Demonstrate their skills in isolation / unopposed situations and demonstrate their skills in a formal / competitive situation while under pressure

    Assessment Overview

    The assessment consists of students completing three practical activities from a set list:

    • One must be a team activity
    • One must be an individual activity
    • The final can be a free choice from the activity list

    The physical activities will be marked by the teacher and moderated by Edexcel.

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Key Stage 5

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  • Year 12 Year 13

    A Level PE OCR

    A Level PE is based on the interaction between theory and practice of PE. It is a multidisciplinary subject encouraging candidates to develop different methods of enquiry drawing from a wide range of disciplines; The focal point being the performer and the performance.

    What will I learn on this course?

    The subject aims to:

    • Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
    • Understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance
    • Understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people's involvement in physical activity and sport
    • Understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport
    • Refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
    • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
    • Understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness
    • Improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds

    Entry requirements

    At least Grade B in GCSE PE and Science, including minimum C grade for GCSE PE written paper.

    How will I be assessed?

    • Component 1: Physiological factors affecting performance: 2 hour written paper / 90 marks / 30%
      • Applied A & P
      • Exercise Physiology
      • Biomechanics
    • Component 2: Psychological factors affecting performance: 1 hour written paper / 60 marks / 20%
      • Skill Acquisition
      • Sports Psychology
    • Component 3: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport: 1 hour written paper / 60 marks / 20%
      • Sport and society
      • Contemporary issues in PE and sport
    • Component 4: Performance in PE: 60 marks / 30%
      • Performance or coaching
      • Evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement

    What can I do after this course?

    After studying physical education you can go on to study:

    • Sporting degrees
    • Teaching qualifications
    • Medical studies including physiotherapy, or
    • Vocational sports programmes including coaching, administration, treatment of injury

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Extra curricular activities

  • Many fixtures in all activities for all year groups.
  • High Peak five day adventure trip for Year 10 GCSE PE students. Activities include climbing, canoeing and mountain biking.
  • G & T PE trips to Loughborough University and the English Instutute of Sport (EIS).

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Teaching staff

  • Burke, Jennifer
  • Curry, Mark
  • Damms, Stephanie
  • Hibbert, Alex
  • Hooper, Elizabeth (Head of Faculty)
  • Jephson, David (2nd in PE)
  • Kendall, Laura (Head of Gosforth House)
  • Stuart, Liam
  • Sydenham, Helen
  • Webb, Fiona

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Websites to help students learn about PE

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