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Park High School

Park High School

Physical Education

 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

Mr Whittaker

Miss Acheampong

Mr Barrett

Mr Darby

Mr Guiheen

Miss Perren

Mr Jones

Mr Cox

Miss Wakeman

The Physical Education department at Park High School offers a wide variety of sporting opportunities both inside and outside the curriculum. All students are encouraged to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and learn the skills in order to continue this into adulthood. Students not only develop their physical skills, however their social and mental ability is also developed through leadership opportunities.

Key Stage 3:

Year 7 

Embedded within the Year 7 Physical Education curriculum is a fitness element that allows all learners to chart the journey of their individual progress in the areas of speed, strength, stamina, suppleness and power. This includes four fitness tests within the academic year.

 

Autumn Spring Summer

Gymnastics

Generic Games

Rounder’s

SAQ Fitness

Tag Rugby

Cricket

Multiskills

Basketball

Athletics

Outdoor & Adventure Activities

 

 

KS3 Assessment:

Throughout the year students will be assessed on their knowledge, application of skills and fitness. Students will also compete in a range of inter-house activities such as lineball, basketball, dodgeball, fitness fun run, striking & fielding to accumulate points towards their house which then culminates at the major school sports day event, in the Summer term.

Year 8 

Embedded within the Year 8 Physical Education curriculum is a fitness focus which builds upon the Year 7 curriculum encouraging all learners to understand their strengths and weaknesses whilst providing the platform for individual progress in the areas of speed, strength, stamina, suppleness and power.

Autumn Spring Summer

Fitness

Gymnastics

Rounders

Mini Volleyball

Trampolining

Athletics

Netball

Badminton

Cricket

Football

Table tennis

 

 

KS3 Assessment:

Throughout the year students will be assessed on their knowledge, application of skills and fitness. Students will also compete in a range of inter-house activities such as lineball, basketball, dodgeball, fitness fun run, striking & fielding to accumulate points towards their house which then culminates at the major school sports day event, in the Summer term.

Key Stage 4

Within the Physical Education core curriculum students build upon the skills and techniques developed in the Year 7 and Year 8 curriculum and develop 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

Fitness

Volleyball

Rounders

Table Tennis

Football

Cricket

Netball

Outdoor & Adventure Activites

Athletics

Handball

   

Throughout Year 9 students compete in and indoor athletics, invasion games and striking and fielding inter-house competition to accumulate points towards their house which then culminates at the major school sports day event, in the summer term.

GCSE

Year 9 

Sports Science GCSE practical assessments (worth a total of 40%) are started in Year 9 and will continue to take place each half-term, with the majority completed by the end of the autumn term in Year 11.  The final written examinations (worth 60%) will be taken in May/June in Year 11. 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

KS4 Assessment 

GCSE

Sports Science GCSE practical assessments (worth a total of 40%) are started in Year 9 and will continue to take place each half-term, with the majority completed by the end of the autumn term in Year 11. Students are assessed on their individual skills and their application within their performance. The final written examinations (worth 60%) will be taken in May / June. 

 

Year 10 

Sports Science GCSE practical assessments (worth a total of 40%) are started in Year 9 and will continue to take place each half-term, with the majority completed by the end of the autumn term in Year 11.  The final written examinations (worth 60%) will be taken in May/June in Year 11. 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

KS4 Assessment 

GCSE

Sports Science GCSE practical assessments (worth a total of 40%) are started in Year 9 and will continue to take place each half-term, with the majority completed by the end of the autumn term in Year 11. Students are assessed on their individual skills and their application within their performance. The final written examinations (worth 60%) will be taken in May / June. 

 

Year 11 

Sports Science GCSE practical assessments (worth a total of 40%) are started in Year 9 and will continue to take place each half-term, with the majority completed by the end of the autumn term in Year 11.  The final written examinations (worth 60%) will be taken in May/June in Year 11. 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

KS4 Assessment 

GCSE

Sports Science GCSE practical assessments (worth a total of 40%) are started in Year 9 and will continue to take place each half-term, with the majority completed by the end of the autumn term in Year 11. Students are assessed on their individual skills and their application within their performance. The final written examinations (worth 60%) will be taken in May / June. 

Examination Board :

AQA

Course Specification:

AQA  8582  GCSE Physical Education 

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Physical Education (full course)

BTEC

Year 9 ASDAN Short course
 

Within this course, students work in a variety of sporting and classroom environments. Students independently present a portfolio of evidence of their activities while working through seven thought-provoking modules:

⦁    Sports Participation
⦁    Health, Fitness and Nutrition
⦁    Researching Sport
⦁    Sport in the Community
⦁    Coaching and Officiating
⦁    The Environment
⦁    Working in Sport

Students portfolios will include:
⦁    completed course booklet and evidence of challenges completed
⦁    planning and reviewing documents
⦁    recording of progress
⦁    summary of achievements
⦁    identification of skills development

KS4 Assessment 

ASDAN

Course Specification:

ASDAN – Sport and Fitness Short Course

Qualification obtained:

ASDAN Sport & Fitness (short Course)

Useful Websites:

https://www.asdan.org.uk/courses/programmes/sports-and-fitness-short-course

https://asset.asdan.org.uk/56d57cffe1f39 

 

Year 10 

Through a combination of practical experiences and written assignments BTEC First Award in Sport is made up of two units per academic year.  Students study ‘Training for personal fitness’ and ‘Practical sports performance’ in their first year. In the second year students complete ‘The sports performer in action’ and an online examination unit ‘Fitness for sport and exercise’. The final year culminates in the last two units which are ‘The mind and sports performance’ and ‘Leading sports activities’. The course allows for the opportunity for students to complete the course at an extended certificate level as well as level 1 and 2

KS4 Assessment 

BTEC

Each student will sit a formal online examination which will consist of all elements taught in unit one and will make up 25% of their overall result. Students will then submit assignments which will be marked internally and verified by Edexcel making up the other 75% of the overall mark

Year 11 

Through a combination of practical experiences and written assignments BTEC First Award in Sport is made up of two units per academic year.  Students study ‘Training for personal fitness’ and ‘Practical sports performance’ in their first year. In the second year students complete ‘The sports performer in action’ and an online examination unit ‘Fitness for sport and exercise’. The final year culminates in the last two units which are ‘The mind and sports performance’ and ‘Leading sports activities’. The course allows for the opportunity for students to complete the course at an extended certificate level as well as level 1 and 2

KS4 Assessment 

BTEC

Each student will sit a formal online examination which will consist of all elements taught in unit one and will make up 25% of their overall result. Students will then submit assignments which will be marked internally and verified by Edexcel making up the other 75% of the overall mark

Examination Board :

Edexcel

Course Specification:

Edexcel 600/4779/3 

Qualification obtained:

BTEC First Award in Sport 

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

Additional information:

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Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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