"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
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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.
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.
Outdoor & Adventure Activities
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.
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.
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.
Outdoor & Adventure Activites
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.
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:
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.
AQA 8582 GCSE Physical Education
GCSE Physical Education (full 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
ASDAN – Sport and Fitness Short Course
ASDAN Sport & Fitness (short Course)
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
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
BTEC First Award in Sport
Useful Reading Material:
AQA GCSE Physical Education Third Edition
GCSE Physical Education: The Pocket-Sized Revision Guide
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