Physical Education

Introduction

Physically educated students should feel confident in their ability, enjoy, be successful and understand the life enriching experience that participation, in any form, can have. We may not all be international athletes, but there is a world of enjoyment, intrinsic and social satisfaction, available to everyone who can dip their toes into a life-long commitment to activity, learning, or just being happy with themselves.

Students may be performers, officials, organisers or leaders and we try to provide opportunities for them to find the role that suits them best. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility.

Teaching & Learning

We aim to offer a compelling physical learning experience that will engage, challenge, help each student reach their full potential and understand the value of healthy active lifestyles. Each student will cover a broad range of activity and be encouraged to experience a variety of roles within their work, from performer to leader, official to organiser. Our students should be confident and successful learners who value and enjoy participating. Through the variety and richness of experience on offer, they will be helped to make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

We use a range of teaching and learning styles, incorporating IT, where beneficial. When performing, students think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.

Facilities

The department and students enjoy some good facilities around the College. The sports centre houses a 4 Badminton court sized hall and a dedicated Dance studio, in addition there is a gym and one other indoor hall that adds to our indoor space. Outside there are two Basketball courts and three netball courts on one hard playground space. Four further netball courts adorn the floodlit Astro, which also allows us to play hockey and tennis in the summer. The field holds one rugby and one football pitch, alongside a large number of gridded areas. GCSE, BTEC and A levels lessons use a variety of IT and other rooms around the College.

Enrichment

We run a full extra-curricular programme, providing opportunities for students to experience a variety of team and individual activities. Dance, Tennis, Badminton, Gym, Hockey, Football, Rugby, Table Tennis, Netball, Athletics, Cricket, Stoolball and Rounders are the most popular activities. Each has a competitive arm at some point in the year and in addition we take swimmers and cross-country runners to county events whenever possible.

The annual Ski trip is very popular as well as the International matches at Twickenham.

Gifted and talented students are supported is as many ways as is possible. Some of our students compete for the county, for the region and nationally. Some of those students are identified within the College, others from their own very dedicated efforts outside. All are important and valued.

The, now annual, awards evening tries to recognise the efforts of all students, as athletes, officials or leaders of the future, celebrates their successes and in some small way, tries to recognise their commitment and considerable achievements.

Curriculum

Learning outcomes for PE on pathway 8 – click here
Learning outcomes for PE on pathway 7 – click here
Learning outcomes for PE on pathway 6 – click here
Learning outcomes for PE on pathway 5 – click here
Learning outcomes for PE on pathway 4 – click here
Learning outcomes for PE on pathway 3 – click here
Learning outcomes for PE on pathway 2 – click here

Revision

The course information below is only an outline of course content / learning objectives and should NOT be used as a guide to the topics for revision purposes.  Detailed guidance for revision for this subject can be found as follows:

  • GCSE / Level 2 courses  will be assessed using the topic content of Years 9, 10 & 11 –  please click here for detailed revision advice
  • A level / Level 3 courses will be assessed using the topic content of Years 12 & 13 –  please click here for detailed revision advice
Year Course & Topics covered Level Contact for more detail
7

Physical Education, covering:

  • Games: Invasion, net, striking and fielding games
  • Gym
  • Dance
  • Athletics
National Curriculum Mr D Moore – dmoore@heathfieldcc.co.uk
8

Physical Education, covering:

  • Games: Invasion, net, striking and fielding games
  • Gym
  • dance
  • Athletics
  • OAA (Delivered through Year 8 Camp)
National Curriculum  
9

Physical Education, covering:

  • Games: Invasion, net, striking and fielding games
  • Gym
  • dance
  • Athletics
  • OAA
National Curriculum  
 9

AQA GCSE PE, covering:

  • Practical Sport (20 hours)
  • Theory (40 hours)

Paper 1

  • Physical Training: Fitness components, fitness testing, training principles and methods

Paper 2

  • Health, Fitness and Well-being: Life choices, diet & somatotypes

The specifications for this course can be found by clicking here.

GCSE Level 2 Miss M Cobbold – mcobbold@heathfieldcc.co.uk
10

Physical Education, covering:

  • Games: Invasion, net, striking and fielding games
  • Gym
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Alternative activities; Tchoukball, Street surfing
National Curriculum  
 10

AQA GCSE PE, covering:

  • Practical Sport (20 hours)
  • Theory (55 hours)

Paper 1

The human body: Applied Anatomy and Physiology

  • Skeletal and muscular system
  • Movement Analysis – Levers, Planes, Movement at joints,
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Energy and exercise

Paper 2

Sports Psychology –

  • classification of skills
  •  goal setting,
  • motivation,
  • guidance and feedback,
  • information processing model

The specifications for this course can be found by clicking here.

GCSE Level 2 Miss M Cobbold – mcobbold@heathfieldcc.co.uk
11

Physical Education, covering:

  • Games: Invasion, net, striking and fielding games
  • Gym
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Alternative activities; eg Tchoukball, Street surfing
National Curriculum  
 11

AQA GCSE PE, covering:

  • Practical sport (20 hours)+ external moderation preparation
  • Theory (40 hours)

Paper 2

Sports Psychology –

  • personality,
  • arousal,
  • aggression
  • motivation

Socio-cultural influences –

  • factors affecting participation,
  • commercialisation of sport, technology and
  • ethical issues in sports such as drug taking & hooliganism

Revision

The specifications for this course can be found by clicking here.

GCSE Level 2 Miss M Cobbold – mcobbold@heathfieldcc.co.uk
12 &13

AQA Physical Education (7582) A level covering:

  • Applied anatomy and Physiology
  • Skill Aquisition
  • Sport and Society
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanical Movement
  • Sports Psychology
  • Technology in Sport

Non Examined Assessment (NEA)
Practical Performance

The specifications for this course can be found by clicking here.

GCE  A level: Level 3 Mr P Pedley – ppedley@heathfieldcc.co.uk
 13

Btec National,  Sport Extended Certificate

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Well being
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Practical Sports Performance

The specifications for this course can be found by clicking here.

Level 3 Award Mr P Pedley – ppedley@heathfieldcc.co.uk