PE

PE

Rationale and Aims

Rationale

At Torpoint Community College, the curriculum within the Physical Education Department at all Key Stages is designed to support, contribute to and compliment the aims of the school.  We aim to provide an enjoyable, challenging programme, with opportunities for all students to develop their physical, social and cognitive skills. The curriculum offers a comprehensive range of experiences to meet the needs of the individual students, and encourages active involvement as performers, observers and officials. This experience is complemented and extended through a significant extra-curricular programme designed to allow further development of skills in both competitive and non-competitive environments.  The development of confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of one’s own and others’ strengths and weaknesses are considered to be an important part of the learning process where personalising learning and challenge are integral to success.

Aims

To increase knowledge and promote positive attitudes to health and fitness.

To develop an ability to adapt and apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a range of physical activities.

To build up self-esteem through the development of physical competence and confidence.

To develop knowledge and understanding of safety procedures and the ability to apply safety principles in different contexts.

To appreciate the benefits of physical exercise and cope with both successes and failures in competitive and co-operative activities and work at maximal levels.

To evaluate personal performance, identify development needs and experience the enjoyment and satisfaction of success in physical activity.

Focus on Key Stages

Key Stage 3

All pupils have two hours of PE a week throughout key stage 3. Pupils will learn to develop their skills and techniques to develop their competence and creativity to perform at higher levels in a wide variety of activities. These activities include netball, football, rugby, hockey, basketball, volleyball, badminton, volleyball, rounders, cricket, softball, gymnastics, athletics, health related fitness. All pupils are encouraged to be active and value the importance of exercise and participation. This can take the form of performer, coach or official in all activities. All members of the PE Department are fully committed to high quality teaching and learning to ensure pupils make progress in their learning at Torpoint Community College.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage Four students have a core PE programme of 3 hours over a two week timetable. Core PE helps students further acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to participate successfully in, and enjoy, physical activities both now and in the future. Through a wide range of activities, The core PE provides all students with the opportunities to fully engage in PE and Sport as set out in the National Curriculum Framework which helps students develop personal fitness which, in turn, promotes a healthy active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity

Along with the activities students participate in during key stage 3, students also have the opportunities to compete in the activities of table tennis, indoor rowing, trampolining as well as fitness sessions in the YMCA fitness suite.

 

Examination board and syllabus code(s) – for KS4 and 5

Key Stage 4

Qualification Title Edexcel BTEC Level 1/2 NQF First Award in Sport
Qualification Number 600/4779/3

Post 16

Qualification Title OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity
Qualification Number 601/7096/7
Qualification Title OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity
Qualification Number 603/0405/4

Examination information (number of examination papers, duration and percentage of marks to final grade) – for KS4 and 5

Key Stage 4

Edexcel BTEC Level 1/2 NQF First Award in Sport

This academic course is designed for those who are passionate about the world of sport, sports organisation and sports science. It involves both theoretical and practical aspects of sport. Students will gain an understanding of the anatomy and physiology, sports psychology of the sports performer and what it takes to become a healthy active individual. The BTEC Sport course is a coursework and practical based qualification, where you will learn skills useful in careers within the sport, leisure, tourism and hospitality sector. Teamwork, leadership, coaching, fitness, social skills and working in groups are just a few vital skills you will develop, whilst studying a range of practical topics and units.

You need to be organised and able to adhere to deadlines since the course is assessed predominantly through coursework apart from one unit.

Assessment

Students will study The BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport. This will consist of four units containing a mixture of theory and practical elements and involves students completing a variety of coursework based assignments which, where possible, will be delivered in a practical setting.

All students complete 4 units from the following: (Exam unit is compulsory)

Unit Number Unit Title Method of Assessment
1 Fitness for sport and exercise Exam
2 Practical sports performance Coursework
3 The mind and sports performance Coursework
4 The sports performer in action Coursework
5 Training for personal fitness Coursework
6 Leading sports activities Coursework
7 Improving fitness for sport and physical activity Coursework
8 Organisation of sports events Coursework

Post 16

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

This qualification is for students who are 16 years old or over and want to develop their skills in preparation for employment in the sport and physical activity sector

This qualification is not just about being able to play sport or deal with elite athletes; employers need people who are able to lead sports and physical activities safely, work with the general public in providing sport and physical opportunities and help to promote physically active lifestyles. Therefore, this qualification will provide learners with skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into employment in the sport and physical activity sector either through an apprenticeship or directly into work

This qualification can lead to advanced level apprenticeships in coaches, leisure management and exercise and fitness or to job roles such as fitness instructor, activity leader or a leisure/recreation assistant. It could also provide a route into higher education on a sport related programme such as Sport and Physical Education, Sport Science, Sports Coaching and Development or Sport and Leisure management.

All students complete 11 units from the following: (Exam unit is compulsory)

Unit Number Unit Title Method of Assessment
1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity Exam
2 Sports coaching and activity leadership Coursework
3 Sports organisation and development Exam
4 Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure Exam
5 Performance analysis in sport and exercise Coursework
6 Group exercise to music Coursework
7 Improving fitness for sport and physical activity Coursework
8 Organisation of sports events Coursework
9 Research methods in sport science and sport studies Exam
10 Biomechanics and movement analysis Coursework
11 Physical activity for specific groups Coursework
12 Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise Coursework
13 Health and fitness testing for sport and exercise Coursework
14 Working in active leisure facilities Coursework
17 Sports injuries and rehabilitation Coursework
18 Practical skills in sport and physical activities Coursework
19 Sport and exercise psychology Coursework
20 Sport and exercise sociology Coursework
21 The business of sport Exam

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

All students complete 15 units from the following: (Exam unit is compulsory)

Unit Number Unit Title Method of Assessment
1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity Exam
2 Sports coaching and activity leadership Coursework
3 Sports organisation and development Exam
4 Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure Exam
5 Performance analysis in sport and exercise Coursework
6 Group exercise to music Coursework
7 Improving fitness for sport and physical activity Coursework
8 Organisation of sports events Coursework
9 Research methods in sport science and sport studies Exam
10 Biomechanics and movement analysis Coursework
11 Physical activity for specific groups Coursework
12 Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise Coursework
13 Health and fitness testing for sport and exercise Coursework
14 Working in active leisure facilities Coursework
17 Sports injuries and rehabilitation Coursework
18 Practical skills in sport and physical activities Coursework
19 Sport and exercise psychology Coursework
20 Sport and exercise sociology Coursework
21 The business of sport Exam

Useful websites and revision tools

www.teachpe.com

www.brianmac.co.uk