Physical Education

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Subject Overview

The Physical Education Faculty offers 4 hours of high quality Physical Education each fortnight throughout Key stage 3 and 3 hours per fortnight in KS4. (This does not include GCSE PE)

  • We aim to:
  • • Offer every student a broad and balanced curriculum covering a range of physical activities
  • • Promote lifelong learning by making students aware of the benefits of participating in physical activity
  • • Develop every student's potential by providing suitable challenges and encouraging the pursuit of excellence
  • • Stimulate every student to become independent, hardworking and self-disciplined
  • • Enable every student with moral and ethical awareness: respect for others, fair play and sportsmanship
  • • Create a happy and caring environment which promotes the development of self-esteem, self-confidence & physical literacy
  • We aim to:
  • • Provide enjoyable lessons in a safe environment
  • • Teach well-prepared and stimulating lessons using a variety of activities
  • • Include all students in the lesson
  • • Provide opportunities for students to develop outside of the lesson
  • • Expose students to a variety of Music
  • • Encourage students to be independent in their learning
  • • Enable students to develop functional skills that they can apply in different situations
  • PCS Physical Education

    Teaching and Learning

    GCSE classes take part in a flexible and varied curriculum depending on the needs of those within each group to ensure the highest and best possible outcomes for each student.

    KS3

    During KS3 students experience a wide range of activities developing the skills needed to be successful over a period of time. The focus is developing confidence and physical literacy to enable successful participation for all. All lessons are practical.

    During each year group, learning is delivered on a carousel to ensure all students experience the same or very similar curriculum based on the spaces available. Therefore each term may have a different activity to other groups, but by the end of the year all groups will have shared the same experiences. The only term this does not apply to is the last term during in which all pupils participate in Athletics and Striking and fielding games.

    Groups

  • Year 7 – Mixed sex
  • Year 8- Single sex
  • Year 9 – Single sex
  • Activities:

  • Aesthetic activities such and Gymnastics: Trampolining and Dance.
  • Athletics: mostly all track and field events are covered.
  • Games based activities focussed on outwitting opponents: examples include Badminton, Basketball, Handball, Stoolball, Rounders, Cricket, Rugby, Netball, Boccia.
  • Fitness: Students experience a variety of types of training and fitness testing throughout the year.
  • Cultural Games: Students experience a variety of activities from around the World.
  • OAA: Students take part in team building activities and orienteering.
  • (Not all activities will be covered by all students and curriculum may change)
  • Key stage 4 core PE:

    At the end of year 9 students experience 4 different ways of performing and at this point decide how they would like to participate in PE in years 10 and 11. The curriculum is planned by the students themselves to ensure the activities suit their preferred participation style. There are 4 possible routes:

    Active Route

    The active route is designed for pupils who enjoy participating in a variety of individual and team sports. The route will promote self-development encouraging pupils to refine and develop their own and others skills. Participants should be able to work independently without support and be able to cope with being placed in increasingly demanding situations.

    The emphasis of this route is on participation and the development of leading an active healthy lifestyle, with the majority of the time spent in game situations in order to develop tactical and strategic awareness. Pupils will be encouraged to develop coaching and leading skills by working with their peers to develop individual skill by taking on the role of coach/ analyst etc. Participants will develop knowledge of the rules and tactics taking on roles such as referee and manager/ coach.

  • In Brief:
  • • For pupils who enjoy taking part in different activities
  • • Enjoy playing against friends
  • • Not driven by wanting to be the best
  • • Enjoy taking part in sport, but not being in a competitive environment
  • • Are more likely to take part in sport on a social level when leaving school
  • Competitive Route

    The competitive route is designed for pupils who enjoy competition in a variety of individual and team sports. The route will promote self-development encouraging pupils to refine and develop their own and others skills. Participants should be able to work independently without support and be able to cope with being placed in increasingly demanding situations.

    The emphasis of this route is on competitive participation with the majority of the time spent in game situations in order to develop tactical and strategic awareness. Pupils will be encouraged to develop coaching and leading skills by working with their peers to develop individual skill by taking on the role of coach/ analyst etc. Participants will develop knowledge of the rules and tactics, taking on roles such as umpire and manager/ coach.

  • In Brief:
  • • For pupils who love competition
  • • Enjoy playing team sports
  • • Are driven to refine and develop skills to a high level
  • • Can work independently without support
  • • Can cope with being placed in demanding situations
  • • Leading onto competing for clubs after leaving school
  • Individual Route

    The Individual route is designed for pupils who enjoy exploration of self through aesthetic, individual and some team sports/activities. The route will promote self-development encouraging pupils to refine and develop their own and others skills. Participants should be able to work independently without support and be able to cope with being placed in increasing demanding situations.

    The emphasis of this route is on individual performance and participation with the majority of the time spent in situations to develop awareness of self, health and compositional ideas. Pupils will be encouraged to develop coaching and leading skills by working with their peers to develop individual skill by taking on the role of coach/ analyst etc. Participants will develop knowledge of the compositional devices, skills and awareness of self, taking on roles as coach, choreographer etc.

  • In Brief:
  • • For pupils who enjoy aesthetic activities
  • • Pupils who like to take part in activities as an individual
  • • Pupils who like to be creative and enjoy performance
  • • Enjoy developing body image and personal fitness
  • Leadership Route

    The leadership route is designed for pupils who wish to take on the role of coach or leader and develop skill sin order to work with others to develop skill and participation. During KS4 students will have the opportunity to work with younger students from local primary schools, running coaching sessions and sports festivals.

  • In Brief:
  • Pupils gain the PCS Sports Leaders award
  • For pupils who enjoy coaching and organising activities
  • Want to work with young people
  • Prefer to take on other roles involved in sport such as leader, organiser, referee, coach
  • Who are interested in coaching or teaching after leaving school.
  • Assessment

    In Core PE students are assessed continually throughout each activity which helps them to understand how to make effective progress.

    For GCSE PE students are assessed:

  • 60% theory (Made up of two exams)
  • 30% practical (Made up of 3 sports)
  • 10% controlled assessment (Made up of performance analysis)
  • V Cert

    Students have the opportunity to opt and study GCSE Physical Education in years 9, 10 and 11. This is in addition to core PE and students will learn in a practical and theoretical setting. This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in Physical Education. It will provide our pupils the experience of using different training techniques and methods to enable them with the opportunity to develop and experience their own fitness programme.

    Outline of the course: Students will study four units to help them to:

    * Prepare, plan and develop a personal health and fitness programme

    * Understand the benefits of fitness

    * Know the main functions of the body systems

    * Understand the benefits of a healthy balanced diet and how it affects lifestyles

    Course Assessment: Students will be expected to produce a portfolio of work for each unit demonstrating their skills and knowledge across the two years, with an externally set and marked assessment paper.

    Homework

    No homework is set for core PE.

    GCSE PE students will have 1 hour of homework each week which will consist of reading, creating mind maps, answering tests and more.

    Teaching Staff

    Mr James Clarke, Head of PE: jclarke@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Kate Leggett - Head of Year - PE Teacher:: kleggett@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Mr Tom Monk, School Sports Coordinator: tmonk@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Mr Lewis Thomsett, PE Cover Supervisor & Technician: lthomsett@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Keltie Tomlinson - PE Teacher - Dance Coordinator : ktomlinson@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Mr James Broadbent, KS4 PE Coordinator: jbroadbent@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk

    Notices

    Need Help?

    Simply contact the school office via our telephone or email address. During term we aim to respond within 24 hours.

    01273 581100
    enquiries@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk