Head of Department: Mr Guildford

Exam Board: GCSE PE Edexcel (1-9)

Department Power Standards: 

  1. Understand the mechanics of physical activity
  2. Understand the impact of physical activity
  3. Perform a range of physical activities
  4. Obtain mastery of performance 
  5. Understand the role of psychology and sociology to optimise performance

 

The Physical Education curriculum at Ark Greenwich Free School focuses on ensuring that students are given every opportunity to study and master a range of physical activities. The department prides itself on its existing community links, which means students have access to lessons and sports within the wider Ark Greenwich Free School community. Physical Education at Ark Greenwich Free School is committed to ensuring our students are physically fit and understand the importance of leading healthy, active lifestyles. Students are also offered guidance on pathways to extra-curricular and elite performance.

 

Key stage 3 curriculum

At Key Stage 3 students are encouraged to fully immerse themselves in every aspect of Physical Education – with physical fitness the driving force throughout all we do. Students are given the opportunity to develop their existing knowledge of physical education. Students work through a termly assessment cycle, with assessment grades being drawn down from the Edexcel GCSE PE practical specification. Students are also given the opportunity to analyse and reflect on their practice by articulating how they have responded to feedback during their lessons. Year 9 students also sit a theory paper in January to assess their suitability to undertake GCSE PE.

 

Year 7:

 

Content covered

What is being assessed in the end of term exam

Term 1

Baselining and Physical fitness.

Students are assessed after each 12 week unit of work. At the centre of the students experience is there application of theory content to a practical setting. Students are assessed through a MCQ test on the theory content and practically against GCSE criteria.

Term 2

Handball

Term 3

Swimming/Dance/Athletics

 

Year 8

 

Content covered

What is being assessed in the end of term exam

Term 1

Baselining and Physical fitness.

Students are assessed after each 12 week unit of work. At the centre of the students experience is there application of theory content to a practical setting. Students are assessed through a MCQ test on the theory content and practically against GCSE criteria.

Term 2

Badminton/Football

Term 3

Athletics

 

Year 9

 

Content covered

What is being assessed in the end of term exam

Term 1

Baselining and Physical fitness.

Students are assessed after each 12 week unit of work. At the centre of the students experience is there application of theory content to a practical setting. Students are assessed through a MCQ test on the theory content and practically against GCSE criteria.

Term 2

Pathway sport

Term 3

Athletics

 

Key stage 4 curriculum

Students follow the Edexcel GCSE PE specification. The course is broken down into the following areas:

The GCSE PE course is broken down into 4 sections:

 

Component 1 (1PE/01):

Paper 1 Fitness and Body Systems

Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

Topic 2: Movement analysis

Topic 3: Physical training

90 marks available – 90 minute exam.

36% of the overall course.

 

Component 2 (1PE/02):

Paper 2 Health and Performance

Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being

Topic 2: Sports psychology

Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences

70 marks available – 75 minute exam.

24% of the overall course.

 

Component 3 (1PE/03):

Practical Performance

Sport 1: Athletics – You will be assessed in one discipline of athletics.

Sport 2: Handball – All students will be assessed in handball.

Sport 3: Your choice of sport (must be on the Edexcel specification).

Each sport is marked out of /35 marks with 105 marks total.

30% of the overall course.

 

Component 4 (1PE/04):

Personal Exercise Programme

Coursework completed during summer 2 of year 10.

1500 analysis of a training programme.

Coursework is marked out of /20.

10% of the overall course.

 

Year 10:

 

Topics

What is being assessed in the end of term exam

Term 1

3.3 Ethicial and socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport.

2.1 Classification of skills

2.3 Guidance and feedback on performance

3.2 Commercialisation of physical activity

1.1 Musculo-skeletal system

2.1 Movement analysis.

The student’s ability to recall the new information and apply it to a sporting context will be assessed after term 1 in the form of a written end of unit exams.

Term 2

3.1 Health and fitness

1.3 Energy use, diet, nutrition and hydration

1.3 Aerobic and anaerobic exercise

2.2 Goal setting and SMART targets

 

The student’s ability to recall the new information and apply it to a sporting context will be assessed after term 2 in the form of a written end of unit exams and the Easter mock series.

Term 3

3.5 Optimising training and preventing injury

3.2 Components of fitness

3.3 Principles of training

3.6 Effective warm up/warm down

The student’s ability to recall the new information and apply it to a sporting context will be assessed after term 3 in the form of a written end of unit exams and the summer mock series.

 

Year 11:

 

Topics

What is being assessed in the end of term exam

Term 1

1PE/04 PEP

Personal exercise programme

Students will be focusing on consolidating new content, and developing their exam technique during the 2 mock series.

Term 2

1.2 Cardio-respiratory system

1.2 Sedentary lifestyle

3.4 The long term effects of exercise

1.1 Physical, emotional and social well-being

3.1 Engagement patterns of social groups.

Term 3

Revision and GCSE Exams

 

Key stage 4 revision

Practically, students should ensure they are practicing their chosen GCSE sports as regularly as possible, this can be through extra-curricular clubs at school or through external providers. If any students would like assistance in finding a local club or provider please contact the PE department. Theoretically, students can use a variety of revision techniques to ensure they have consolidated their knowledge, past exam papers, CGP revision guides, revision guide booklets, practice exam questions, students can also create flash cards with important information on them, and try to remember and write down as much as they can from each flash card.

 

Feedback

Feedback is given during KS3 PE in every lesson. Students give themselves a Red, Amber, Green (RAG) rating against the lesson objectives based on the feedback they have been given in lessons. This is entered into their KS3 assessment booklets. Students also received verbal feedback every lesson, this may be individual or as a group. Students will also write in their assessment booklets the verbal feedback they have received and how they have used it to improve their sporting performance.

 

Ambition and careers

The Sport and Physical Education market is continuing to expand globally. The rise of social media has created a brand new platform for sports, teams and companies to expose their products and continue to increase revenue streams. Outside of this, the world of professional sport continues to be extremely lucrative, a desire to achieve this would have to be realised through focused training inside and outside of school. Through GCSE PE students are given the foundations to build an interest in anatomy and physiology, which could assist in careers such as physiotherapy, sports medicine and sports science. Students also engage with biomechanics, which could support a career in performance analysis. Media, sponsorship and sports psychology are also covered during the course, given students a unique insight into areas such as sports marketing and becoming a sports psychologist.

 

Enrichment and Drop Down Days

AGFS has a comprehensive sports enrichment programme, each year students are given the opportunity to experience a wide variety of sports, for example, basketball, hockey, netball, fitness, rugby, badminton, swimming, roller skating and tennis. These are supported by Drop Down Days (DDD’s), each year group has the opportunity to play a role in the House Cup by playing in a house sports day, winning points for their respective houses of Harrison, Nightingale, Sancho or Waugh.

 

PE Journey