PE

Physical Education develops pupil’s competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. The Physical Education curriculum at St Mary’s enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They reflect on their own and other’s performance and find ways to improve them.

As a result, they develop confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Discovering what they like to do and what their aptitudes are at school helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

Physical Education helps pupils develop personally and socially.

They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility.

They take on different roles and responsibilities:

  • Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Officiating

 

Through the range of experiences that we offer, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

We offer a comprehensive range of activities beyond curriculum time.

Pupils are encouraged to attend clubs/practices and represent their house/school in competitions.

Participation at the annual school sports day is always very high and is seen as a highlight of the school year.

Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3 pupils follow the programmes of study set out by the national curriculum.

The programme develops pupil’s competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.

The Curriculum at St Mary’s aims to enable all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.

PE at St Mary’s is about encouraging every child and young person to become a lifelong participant in physical activity and supporting every child and young person on their physical literacy journey.

Each year group experiences the following physical activities during designated curriculum time:

Year 7

·         Football

·         Hockey

·         Rugby (boys only)

·         Netball (girls only)

·         Individual Fitness

·         Gymnastics

·         Dance

·         OAA

·         Tennis

·         Cricket (boys only)

·         Rounders (girls only)

·         Athletics

 

Year 8

·         Football

·         Hockey

·         Basketball

·         Rugby (boys only)

·         Netball (girls only)

·         Individual Fitness

·         Gymnastics

·         Dance

·         Tennis

·         Cricket (boys only)

·         Rounders (girls only)

·         Athletics

 

Year 9

·         Football

·         Hockey

·         Basketball

·         Netball (girls only)

·         Badminton

·         Individual Fitness

·         Gymnastics

·         OAA

·         Tennis

·         Cricket (boys only)

·         Rounders (girls only)

·         Athletics

Key Stage 4
Core PE

In Key Stage 4 pupils follow the programmes of study set out by the national curriculum.

We continue to develop the major games, athletics and OAA activities introduced in Key Stage 3. Pupils are expected to become more independent in their learning and have the opportunity to lead/coach others in problem solving activities and games situations.

Pupils are encouraged to attend clubs/practices and represent their house/school in competitions.

GCSE

Pupils who opt to study GCSE Physical Education will follow the AQA syllabus. The course builds upon the performance skills developed at Key Stage 3 and also includes a range of subject content:

1.       Applied anatomy and physiology

2.       Movement analysis

3.       Physical training

4.       Use of data

5.       Sports psychology

6.      Socio-cultural influences

7.       Health, fitness and well-being

Pupils are assessed in three areas:

Paper 1 30% The human body and movement in physical activity and sport
Paper 2 30% Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport
Non exam assessment 40% Practical performance in physical activity and sport

Pupils who opt to take GCSE Physical education must attend regular extra-curricular practices in at least 3 suitable activities from the specification.

Exam Board: AQA (specification 8582)

For further details please visit: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical education/gcse

Key Stage 5
Core

Students have the option of participating in Physical Education.

Students who choose Physical Education have a number of different sports activities to choose from.

Students have the opportunity to represent the school in competitive fixtures in football, netball and hockey. Students have the opportunity to use the school fitness suite at designated times.

Sixth Form Sports Captains play a major role in the delivery of lower school practical and competitions.

A level

Students who opt to study A Level Physical Education will follow the OCR syllabus. The course build upon each of the topics developed at GCSE:

1.       Applied anatomy and physiology

2.       Exercise physiology

3.       Biomechanics

4.       Skill acquisition

5.       Sports psychology

6.      Sport and society

7.       Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

8.       Performance or Coaching

9.      Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for improvement (EPAI)

Students are assessed in four areas:

Paper 1 30% Physiological factors affecting performance
Paper 2 20% Psychological factors affecting performance
Paper 3 20% Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport
Non exam assessment 30% Performance in physical education

Students who opt to take A level Physical Education must perform in at least one sport from the specification list regularly throughout the course.

 

Exam Board: OCR (specification H555)

For further details please visit: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-physical-education-h155-h555-from-2016

For further information about the Physical Education curriculum please contact:

Mr M McKee

Head of Physical Education


For further information about the Physical Education curriculum please contact:

Mr M McKee
Head of Physical Education