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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

Mr Whittaker

Miss Acheampong

Ms Collen

Mr Darby

Mr Guiheen

Miss Perren

 

Miss Wakeman

Mr Jones

Mr Barrett

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:

At Key Stage 3, all students will experience a variety of Winter and Summer activities. Our Winter programme consists of lineball, netball, badminton, volleyball, gymnastics, aerobic activity, football, table tennis, basketball and trampolining. In the Summer we teach Tag Rugby, rounders, stoolball, Cricket, Softball and Athletics. Classes are taught on a carousel where each class will receive between 6 to 8 lessons per activity. Students will be assessed in either developing or applying practical skills for each activity. These criteria are specific to the activity delivered and allow 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 and this assessment runs throughout the year and across activities, allowing them to show progress from one activity to the next. 

The activities chosen build on those that students may have taken part in at Key Stage 2 and develop onto those that they may wish to take part in competitively. For example, Lineball in Year 7 leads into Netball in Year 8 and similarly stoolball leads into Cricket. 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. 

All students are taught and assessed in 9 different activities across a year and are given the opportunity to select a 10th of their choice. The activities offer students a wide range of experiences to maximise engagement and encourage extra-curricular involvement. For example, the Year 7 curriculum includes Lineball, Badminton, Gymnastics, Aerobic Activity, Football, Tag Rugby, rounders, stoolball and Athletics. Students can then choose an additional activity such as (for example) trampolining, Table Tennis or Basketball. 

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

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

Lineball

Benchball

Tag Rugby

Football

Juggling

Rounders

Aerobics

Fitness Testing

Softball

Gym

Boxercise

Stoolball

Basketball

Trampolining

Table Tennis

At Key Stage 3 Students will be given the opportunity to experience a wide range of Sport and Physical Activity. Students often encouraged to explore through conditioned games or performance tasks. They take ownership for developing their transferable skills that they can apply in other subjects. They will also take part in a charity event known as the ‘Park High Pursuit’. 

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 Dodgeball, Lineball, Speed Stacking, Indoor Athletics, OAA and Diamond Cricket which culminate in the School Sports Day at the end of 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

Lineball

Benchball

Tag Rugby

Football

Juggling

Rounders

Aerobics

Fitness Testing

Softball

Gym

Boxercise

Stoolball

Basketball

Trampolining

Table Tennis

At Key Stage 3 Students will be given the opportunity to experience a wide range of Sport and Physical Activity. Students often encouraged to explore through conditioned games or performance tasks. They take ownership for developing their transferable skills that they can apply in other subjects. They will also take part in a charity event known as the ‘Park High Pursuit’. 

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 Dodgeball, Lineball, Speed Stacking, Indoor Athletics, OAA and Diamond Cricket which culminate in the School Sports Day at the end of 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

Netball

Benchball

Tag Rugby

Handball

Juggling

Rounders

Football

Fitness Testing

Cricket

Aerobics

Boxercise

Stoolball

Gym

Trampolining

Table Tennis

Dodgeball

   

Badminton

   

Volleyball

   

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. The Park High Persuit charity event is repeated in year 9 and year 10 (whilst year 11 are sitting mock exams).

GCSE

Year 9 

Sports Science GCSE practical and written coursework (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

Year 10 

Sports Science GCSE practical and written coursework (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

Year 11 

Sports Science GCSE practical and written coursework (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

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

Year 9
 

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 

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 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 

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 

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.

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.aqa.org.uk

www.qualifications.pearson.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize  

www.s-cool.co.uk

Useful Websites:

www.aqa.org.uk

www.qualifications.pearson.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize  

www.s-cool.co.uk

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Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mr Emlyn Lumley

Email:info@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Phone:020 8952 2803

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