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Park High School

Park High School

 Welcome to the Physical Education Department

"The important thing in Physical Education is not winning but the taking part.  The essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well."  - Baron Pierre de Coubertin

Head of Department:

Mr Byrne

e-mail: abyrne38.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Members of the Department:

Mr Byrne

Ms Collen

Mr Whittaker

Mr Barrett

Mr Darby

Miss Perren

Mr Jones

Miss Wakeman

Miss Acheampong

The Physical Education department at Park High School offers a wide variety of sporting opportunities both in curriculum and extra-curricular time. All students are encouraged to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and learn the skills in order to continue this into adulthood. Students will develop their physical skills and understanding in all lessons as well as their their social and mental ability through leadership opportunities.

 

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, all students will experience a variety of Winter and Summer activities. Our Winter programme consists of Table Tennis, Volleyball, Netball, Gymnastics, Types of Training, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Trampolining, Football and Basketball. In the Summer we offer Tag Rugby, Rounders, Cricket, Badminton and Athletics. Classes are taught on a carousel where each class will receive 8 lessons per activity. Students will be assessed in either developing or applying practical skills for each activity. The criteria allows students to make progress year on year as activities are re-visited. Students are also assessed on their ability to analyse and evaluate aspects of Physical Education through a spoken task.

Students are taught in mixed gender and mixed ability classes to ensure that every student is given the opportunity to access all outcomes. In Year 7 there is a greater focus on developing skills, especially where the sport or activity might be relatively new for the student. There is then a greater emphasis on the application of these skills in Year 8 and Year 9.

All students are taught and assessed in 7 compulsory activities across a year, with additional optional Winter and Summer choices. The activities offer students a wide range of experiences to maximise engagement and encourage extra-curricular involvement.

Overall, we aim to offer a variety of activities that encourage students to appreciate the many benefits of sport, recreation and Physical Education.

Year 7 

Autumn Spring Summer

Netball

Gymnastics

Tag Rugby

Table Tennis

Types of Training

Athletics

Volleyball

Trampolining*

Badminton*

*May be substituted with Football, Basketball or Cricket.

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Year 8 

Autumn Spring Summer

Netball

Gymnastics

Rounders

Table Tennis

Types of Training

Athletics

Volleyball

Basketball*

Cricket*

*May be substituted with Football, Trampolining or Basketball.

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Year 9
 

Autumn Spring Summer

Netball

OAA

Cricket

Table Tennis

Types of Training

Athletics

Volleyball

Trampolining*

Badminton*

*May be substituted with Football, Trampolining or Basketball.

Sports Science Year 9

Sports Science is offered in Year 9 and those students who may be considering taking GCSE PE or BTEC Sport are encouraged to take this option. The course involves an introduction to the concept of PE as an academic subject whilst maintaining a similar practical element to that found on a Key Stage 4 course.

 

Key Stage 4

Within the Physical Education core curriculum students build upon the skills and techniques developed in the KS3 curriculum and acquire more advanced skills and techniques. Students understand their strengths and weaknesses and are encouraged to apply these newly acquired skills within games situations and performances.

Autumn Spring Summer

Netball

Sports Leaders (yr10)

Softball

Table Tennis

NGB (yr11)

Rounders

Volleyball

First Aid (yr11)

Choice of activity

Students are encouraged to take an increasing level of ownership over their PE experience as they progress through KS4. All Students are given the opportunity to achieve the Sports Leaders Award, an NGB qualification and a First Aid certificate and core lessons in year 11 involve a greater element of student leadership.

 

GCSE PE

Year 10 

Sports Science (AQA GCSE PE) is a two-year course run over Year 10 and Year 11 for those students who opt to study this course. It involves a practical assessment and written coursework (worth a total of 40%) and two written examinations (worth 60%). There are two papers focusing on the following topics:

  • The human body and movement in physical activity and sport
  • Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity

Year 11 

In Year 11 students are encouraged to specialise in the Sports of their choice and extra-curricular activities are offered for students to develop their capability before assessment. Three sports are required with AQA. Students can also expect to develop their exam technique, with particular focus on extended answers. Students complete their coursework in Year 11 and will have been taken through a stepped approach to reach this point.

Percentage of Coursework: 40%

Percentage Exam marks: 60%

Examination Board :

AQA

Course Specification:

AQA  8582  GCSE Physical Education 

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Physical Education (full course)

Useful Websites:

www.aqa.org.uk

www.qualifications.pearson.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize  

www.s-cool.co.uk

Useful Reading Material:

AQA GCSE Physical Education Third Edition

GCSE Physical Education: The Pocket-Sized Revision Guide

 

BTEC Sport

Year 10 & 11 

Through a combination of practical experiences and written assignments, the BTEC First Award in Sport is made up of two units per academic year.  Students study ‘Leading Sports Activities’ and ‘Practical Performance in Sport’ in their first year. In the second year, students complete ‘Applying the Principles of Personal Training’ and an online examination unit; ‘Fitness for Sport and Exercise’. The course allows students the opportunity to complete the course at an extended certificate level as well as level 1 and 2.

KS4 Assessment 

Each student will sit a formal online examination which will consist of all elements taught in unit 1 (Fitness for Sport and Exercise) and will make up 25% of their overall result. Students will submit assignments which will be marked internally and verified by Edexcel, making up the other 75% of the overall mark.

Percentage of Coursework: 75%

Percentage Exam marks: 25%

Examination Board :

Edexcel

Course Specification:

Edexcel 600/4779/3 

Qualification obtained:

BTEC First Award in Sport 

Useful Websites:

www.qualifications.pearson.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize  

www.s-cool.co.uk

 

Additional Information

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Key Stage 5

Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Email:info@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Phone:020 8952 2803

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