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The PE Faculty: Vision Statement

For all students to be inspired to take part in physical activity. To develop the skills, confidence, love & knowledge to participate in physical recreation when they leave school in the wider community.

The PE Faculty: Design Rationale

Providing a challenging and diverse planned curriculum, designed to:

  1. Encourage Independence
  2. Resilience
  3. Responsibility
  4. Reflection
  5. Develop Confidence
  6. Promote Teamwork
  7. Promote Leadership
  8. Developing Self Awareness

by delivering outstanding lessons in the taught curriculum that inspire and motivate all students regardless of their ability.

The PE Big Ideas
The PE Big Ideas flow through all lessons underpinning the importance of developing lifelong skills to help promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent a sedentary life leading to disease & infirmity.

The Big ideas spiral through each key stage as learning progresses and expected end points change.

They will be visited through each activity & develop through each year.



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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

    Students will have 2 x 1 hour PE lessons each week. They will be taught in single sex groups. 

    Students will experience the activities below.

    During the summer they will all study Cricket, striking and fielding, tennis, and athletics.

    They will also learn how to:

    • Incorporate an active lifestyle into their free time
    • Enjoy taking part in physical activity

    Girls

    • Gymnastics (Movement Hall)
    • Handball (Courts)
    • Netball (Courts)
    • Badminton (Sports Hall)
    • Hockey (Astro)
    • Football (Astro)

    During exam weeks when facilities are being used students will follow alternative activities such as problem solving, orienteering & dance.

    Boys

    • Gymnastics (Movement Hall)
    • Rugby (Field)
    • Hockey (Astro)
    • Badminton / Basketball (Sports Hall)
    • Handball (Courts)
    • Football (Astro)
    • Netball (Courts)

    During exam weeks when facilities are being used students will follow alternative activities such as problem solving, orienteering & dance.

  • Year 8

    Students will have 2 x 1 hour PE lessons each week. They will be taught in single sex groups. The students will follow the following activities for 7 weeks each during terms 1 to 4.

    During the summer they will all study Cricket, striking and fielding, tennis, and athletics.

    They will also learn how to:

    • Incorporate an active lifestyle into their free time
    • Enjoy taking part in physical activity

    Girls

    • Gymnastics (Movement Hall)
    • Dance - Hairspray (Diner)
    • Netball (Courts)
    • Badminton (Sports Hall)
    • Hockey (Astro)
    • Football (Astro)

    During exam weeks when facilities are being used students will follow alternative activities such as problem solving, orienteering & dance.

    Boys

    • Gymnastics / TT (Movement Hall)
    • Rugby (Field)
    • Netball - group 3 (Courts)
    • Badminton / Basketball (Sports Hall)
    • Hockey (Astro)
    • Football (Astro)
    • Netball (Courts)

    During exam weeks when facilities are being used students will follow alternative activities such as problem solving, orienteering & dance.

  • Year 9

    Students will have 2 x 1 hour PE lessons each week. They will be taught in single sex groups. They will also be in sets.

    During the summer they will all study cricket, striking and fielding, tennis, and athletics.

    During Year 9 we aim to challenge the students and add activities that will help prepare students for GCSE and BTEC lifelong enjoyment of physical activity.

    They will also learn how to:

    • Incorporate an active lifestyle into their free time
    • Enjoy taking part in physical activity

    Girls

    • Gymnastics / TT (Movement Hall)
    • Methods of training and components of fitness (Diner / Courts)
    • Netball (Courts)
    • Basketball (Sports Hall)
    • Hockey (Astro)
    • Football / Tag Rugby (Astro)

    Alternative activities will be taught when facilities are lost to exams.

    Boys

    • TT (Movement Hall)
    • Rugby (Field)
    • Netball (Courts)
    • Badminton / Basketball / Volleyball (Sports Hall)

    Alternative activities will be taught when facilities are lost to exams.



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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.

    BTEC Tech Award in Sport, Activity & Fitness 

    How will I be assessed?

    • Component 1: Understand the Body and the Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity
      This unit consists of coursework worth 30% of the overall grade and is assessed internally.
      This unit involves:
      • Investigate the impact of sport and activity on the body systems
      • Explore common injuries in sport and activity and methods of rehabilitation
      • Understand the use of technology for sport and activity
    • Component 2: The Principles of Training, Nutrition & Psychology for Sport and Activity
      • This unit is a paper based exam that lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes and is assessed externally.
      • It is worth 40% of your overall mark.
      • The number of marks on the assessment is 70. 
      • The paper has short and extended answer questions that will assess you understanding of the training, nutrition and psychological factors that contribute to participant engagement in sport and activity.
      • You will sit this assessment in May/June of Y10 or the following year in February/May/June
    • Component 3: Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity.
      This unit consists of coursework worth 30% of the overall grade and is assessed internally.
      This unit involves:
      • Understand the fundamentals of sport and activity leadership
      • Planning sessions for target groups
      • Delivering and reviewing sessions for target groups

    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 6 in GCSE PE and Science, including minimum Grade 6 for GCSE PE written paper.

    How will I be assessed?

    You will have 2 Anatomy and Physiology lessons, 1 skill acquisition, 1 Socio-cultural, and 1 practical lesson a week.

    • Component 1: Physiological factors affecting performance: 1 hour 15 mins written paper / 70 marks / 35% of total AS Level
      • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
      • Exercise Physiology
      • Biomechanics including technology in sport
    • Component 2: Psychological factors affecting performance: 1 hour 15 mins written paper / 70 marks / 35% of total AS Level
      • Skill Acquisition
      • Sports Psychology
      • Sport and Society
    • Component 3: Performance in physical education: Non-exam assessment (NEA) / 60 marks / 30% of total AS Level
      • Performance or Coaching
      • Evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement (EAPI)

    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 / Interhouse activities

  • Many fixtures in all activities for all year groups.
  • Fixtures against local schools & in National cups.
  • Sports clubs before school at lunch & after school.

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Sports clubs are open to all students. Timetables can be found around the PE Faculty area as well as the school website.

Please follow the PE Department on twitter and keep up to date with fixtures & results - @DHFSphysed

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Additional activities we offer in PE:

  • Sports day EIS
  • Inter house competition
  • 300+ students taking part in extra curricular
  • 26+ clubs from Y7 to Y13
  • Results on twitter
  • Sports presentation evening
  • Ski trip
  • This girl can
  • Hosting County Netball tournaments
  • Hosting feeder school events
  • Young leaders helping at over 20 events
  • Y8 trip to Rother valley
  • Youth sports trust mentor in PE motivating students

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Teaching staff

  • Burke, Jennifer
  • Hall, Stephanie (Teacher Coach)
  • Hibbert, Alex (House Progress Leader - Spaven)
  • Hooper, Elizabeth (Curriculum leader)
  • Jephson, David (Assistant Curriculum leader)
  • Kendall, Laura (Curriculum leader PSHE)
  • McGuinness, Nathan (Assistant Headteacher)
  • Shepard, Daniel (Academic mentor - Fanshawe)
  • Stuart, Liam (Assistant sixth form leader)
  • Sydenham, Helen
  • Webb, Fiona
  • Wileman, Adrian (Curriculum Assistant)

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Websites to help students learn about PE

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