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Buxton Community School

Buxton Community School

Physical Education

Head of Department: Christian O'Brien (Contact)


Key stage 3 

In Key Stage 3 pupils follow the programmes of study set out by the national curriculum.

The programme develops pupil’s competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.

The Curriculum at Buxton Community School aims to enable all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.

Physical Education at Buxton Community School is about encouraging every child and young person to become a lifelong participant in physical activity and supporting every child and young person on their physical literacy journey.

Each year group experiences the following physical activities during designated curriculum time:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Generic Invasion Games

Basketball

Basketball

Football

Football

Football

Netball

Netball

Hockey

Net / Wall

Badminton

Badminton

Dance

Dance

Volleyball

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

OAA

OAA

OAA

Indoor Athletics / Fitness

Fitness

Fitness / Cardio

Athletics

Athletics

Athletics

 

Key stage 4

Core PE

In Key Stage 4 pupils follow the programmes of study set out by the national curriculum.

We continue to develop the major games, fitness and OAA activities introduced in Key Stage 3. Pupils are expected to become more independent in their learning and have the opportunity to lead / coach others in problem solving activities and games situations.

GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Course content

1. The theoretical component – 60% of the overall mark

The areas of study in the theoretical component of the course are split into 2, each assessable by a one hour written examination at the end of the course:

Paper 1 (30% of the overall qualification) – The human body and movement in physical activity and sport.

Content:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology e.g. how the human body works and functions during physical activity and the physiological adaptations that can occur due to diet and training.
  • Physical training e.g. develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of training, why we train in different ways and how training plans can be made to optimise results.

Paper 2 (30% of the overall qualification) – Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.

Content:

  • Socio-cultural influences e.g. develop an understanding of how sport impacts on society and exploring the influences of sponsorship and the media.
  • Sports psychology and health e.g. theories related to acquiring movement skills and key psychological concepts affecting performance.
  • Fitness and well-being e.g. the physical, emotional and social benefits of sports participation will be understood as well as the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle.

2. The practical component – 40% of the overall mark

Students will study a minimum of 3 different activities (1 team, 1 individual and 1 from either list), each activity being worth 10% of the overall qualification. The list of activities is stipulated by the Department for Education. Here are examples of some of the activities we may offer / assess as part of our course delivery at BCS:

Team Activity

Individual Activity

Association Football

Amateur Boxing

Badminton - doubles

Athletics

Basketball

Badminton - singles

Cricket

Golf

Dance

Rock Climbing

Hockey

Rowing

Netball

Skiing / Snowboarding

Rugby Union

Swimming

Table tennis - doubles

Table tennis – singles

Tennis - doubles

Tennis – singles

Volleyball

Trampolining

 

The practical coursework is worth 10% of the qualification and consists of completing an analysing and evaluating performance task. Students have 14 hours of informal supervision whilst they analyse and evaluate their own performance in an activity (from the practical performance list), evaluating strengths and weaknesses of performance and producing an action plan for improvement.

Assessment

Theory (60% of the total mark)

Students will sit TWO 1 hour written papers at the end of Year 11. The papers will assess knowledge, understanding and application and are worth 60% of the overall course mark (30% from each paper).

Practical (40% of the total mark)

THREE different activities must be presented for assessment. All coursework is marked by the teacher, moderated across the Physical Education team in school and is then moderated by an external moderator in Year 11. This is worth 30% of the total course mark. The coursework component completed under controlled conditions is worth 10%.

Progression routes from this course could include:

  • A Level Physical Education in the sixth form at BCS.
  • BTEC level 3 diploma in sport.
  • Work based training in the sports and leisure industries.