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Physical Education

Why we teach Physical Education

  • To encourage pupils to develop physically and acquire the highest possible level of attainment & achievement in the skills and techniques which form part of the P.E curriculum.
  • To provide a variety of opportunities, both competitive and non-competitive, in which pupils can enjoy the experience and achieve success. Pupils are given the opportunity to play against their peers as well as local schools.
  • To promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and encourage pupils to have an understanding of their body, its capabilities and needs.
  • To encourage pupils to use leisure time positively and constructively and make them aware of opportunities.
  • To develop pupils into mature young people who are able to lead both their own and others’ learning.
  • To make pupils aware that PE and school sport is an effective tool in providing life skills that can be transferred across to other subjects and everyday life and that can lead to a rich and fulfilling life

KS3 Physical Education

Overview of content

Throughout Year 7 students will study a range of individual and team sporting activities. Students will have 2 PE lessons a week, these lessons will teach students about the practical skills, rules and tactics associated with the sports that we do, as well as the importance of life skills and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

Students will study the following physical activities: (the order may change slightly due to resources)

  • Autumn term: Hockey, Rugby, Gymnastics, Dance and Swimming
  • Spring term: Netball, Basketball Football, Table Tennis, Multi Sports, Badminton and Orienteering
  • Summer Term: Rounders, Cricket and Athletics

Students will be assessed across 3 strands, Personal Me, Thinking Me and Practical Me. The ‘Personal’ domain refers to emotions, behaviours and self esteem. The ‘Thinking’ domain refers to tactics, mental capacity, decision making and evaluation. The ‘Physical’ domain refers to the physical literacy and movements of the body. Students will be assessed at least twice a year in each domain.

Homework

Students will be encouraged to practise their skills outside of lessons at home, enrichment and clubs. They will also be guided to watch sport live at venues or on TV.

Learning outside the classroom

The PE department offers lots of different sporting enrichments after school which students are encouraged to attend, students can experience Football, Hockey, Netball, Table tennis, Golf, Squash, Running club, Badminton, Rounders, Cricket, Athletics and Basketball. Some of the clubs are led by outside coaches such as Melbourn Squash club.

Parental support and extension

Parents can support their children by encouraging them to take part in sport after school and outside of school and by taking them to live sporting events. In Year 9 students will decide if they would like to take a Sports examined course at KS4, it is imperative that these students are taking part in sport inside and outside of school.

More information

Students are required to wear the PE school uniform for all PE lessons, enrichment and fixtures. Extra protective equipment such as gum shields and shin pads may be required for some sports. During the summer term Year 9 students can apply to become a sports leader in KS4.

KS4 Physical Education

Physical Education (core)

At KS4 students will have 2 hours of Physical Education a week. Students will be given more of a voice as to what they would like to take part in. The aim of PE in Year 10 and 11 is for students to take part in a stress-free environment where they have the opportunity to do physical activity and not to worry about their examination subjects. Students are encouraged to try new activities and find a sport/activity that they would like to continue once they have left school.

We offer a range of traditional sports such as Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Badminton, Cricket and Rounders.  We also offer non-traditional sports such as Dodgeball, Bench ball, Unihoc, Softball, Walking and use of the Fitness suite. Students are given the opportunity to be competitive or to take part more recreationally, this allows everyone to participate within their comfort zone and to get as much as possible from the lessons and to look after their physical and mental health.

There are lots of sports enrichment activities available after school as well as fixtures and tournaments against other schools, and students are able to use the fitness suite after school for a small fee. The Sports Leaders programme is also run throughout KS4, pupils are able to apply to become a sports leader and are given numerous opportunities to go on courses, help at enrichment clubs at Melbourn VC and in the primary schools and lead sports festivals.

OCR GCSE (9-1) Physical Education (J587)

Overview of content

In GCSE Physical Education we aim to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop their own performance in sport. They develop their understanding of socio-cultural influences on participation in sport, and the benefits of physical activity to health, fitness and well-being.

Programme of Study

Year

Half term

Topics studied; skills and knowledge

How this will be assessed

10

Autumn - 1

Muscular and Skeletal knowledge

Two unit tests

Autumn - 2

Cardiovascular and Respiratory systems

Two unit tests

Spring - 1

Components of Fitness, Principles and Methods of Training

Three unit tests

Spring - 2

Warm up / Cool down, Risks and Hazards, Movement Analysis

Three unit tests

Summer - 1

Analysing and Evaluating Performance coursework

Word processed coursework

Summer - 2

Analysing and Evaluating Performance coursework, Paper 1 mock

Word processed coursework and paper 1 end of year test

11

Autumn - 1

Completion of AEP coursework, Engagement patterns of different social groups in physical activities and sports

One unit test

Autumn - 2

Commercialisation of physical activity and sport, Ethical and socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

Two unit tests

Spring - 1

 

 

Spring - 2

Sports psychology, Health, fitness and well-being

Two unit tests, Paper 2 mock

Summer - 1

Practical moderataions

Personal and video moderations

Summer - 2

Period of Formal Examinations

Two x 1 hour theory papers

Homework

Homework will be set once a week and instructions will be on Go 4 Schools. Resources are also accessible on Microsoft Teams / CATalogue. We recommend pupils use a revision guide / bitesize in order to assist them with homework.

How it is assessed

Two theory papers both out of 60 marks and lasting an hour each are externally assessed (this represents 60% of the course). A written piece of coursework is also completed under controlled conditions at school (10%) then the final 30% of the course is the marking of practical performances in three sports which is videoed and moderated. 

Learning outside the classroom

Students taking this course are expected to play competitive sport for the school and externally. They are required to keep a log of participation throughout the course and engage in PE enrichments, particularly those which they wish to be assessed in.

Parental support and extension

We recommend parents encourage their child to watch and participate in sport frequently. Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is essential for the practical section of the course. Tracking the above programme of study for theory is also recommended and ensuring pupils revise productively for unit tests. All resources used in lessons are available on the CATalogue so in the event of children being absent they will be expected to catch up. Revision guides are available to purchase through the school and students should ensure they a reading up on each theory section and using bitesize regularly.

Sports Studies (Note: Year 11 and 10 follow different syllabuses)

Year 10 - Sport Studies Level 1/2 Award/Certificate (J829)

Overview of content

Our Cambridge National in Sport Studies enables pupils to develop and apply knowledge of sports-related activities, with a particular focus on officiating. They explore contemporary issues in sport, different ways of being involved in the sports industry, and the impact of sport on wider society.

Programme of Study

Year

Half term

Topics studied; skills and knowledge

How this will be assessed

10

Autumn - 1

R185 Performance and leadership in sports activities.

Topic Area 1: Key components of performance

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

 

Autumn - 2

R185 Performance and leadership in sports activities

Topic Area 2: Applying practice methods to support improvement in a sporting activity

 Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

 

Spring - 1

R185 Performance and leadership in sports activities

Topic Area 3: Organising and planning a sports activity session

Topic Area 4: Leading a sports activity session

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

Spring - 2

R185 Performance and leadership in sports activities.

Topic Area 5: Reviewing your own performance in planning and leading a sports activity session

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

Summer - 1

Unit R187: Increasing awareness of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Topic Area 1: Provision for different types of outdoor and adventurous activities in the UK

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

Summer - 2

Unit R187: Increasing awareness of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Topic Area 2: Equipment, clothing and safety aspects of participating in outdoor and adventurous activities

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

11

Autumn - 1

Unit R187: Increasing awareness of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Topic Area 3: Plan for and be able to participate in an outdoor and adventurous activity

Unit R187: Increasing awareness of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Topic Area 4: Evaluate participation in an outdoor and adventurous activity

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

Autumn - 2

Unit R184: Contemporary issues in sport

Topic Area 1: Issues which affect participation in sport

Topic Area 2: The role of sport in promoting values

External Exam

Spring - 1

Unit R184: Contemporary issues in sport

Topic Area 3: The implications of hosting a major sporting event for a city or country

Topic Area 4: The role National Governing Bodies (NGBs) play in the development of their sport

External Exam

 

Spring - 2

Unit R184: Contemporary issues in sport

Topic Area 5: The use of technology in sport

External Exam

 

Summer - 1

Unit R184: Contemporary issues in sport

Revision

External Exam

 

Summer - 2

Period of Formal Examinations

 

Homework

Homework will be set once a week and instructions will be on Go4schools. Resources are also accessible on Microsoft Teams/CATalogue. We recommend pupils use a revision guide/bitesize in order to assist them with homework.

How it is assessed

The course comprises of 3 units one is externally examined and 2 are Non examined assessments.

R184: Contemporary issues in sport This is assessed by an exam, by completing this unit students will understand a range of topical and contemporary issues in sport, including learning about participation levels and barriers to completing sporting activities. Students will also learn how participation is impacted by the promotion of values and ethical behaviour, about the role of high-profile sporting events, the role of national governing bodies and how technology is used in within sport. Topics include: Issues which affect participation in sport, the role of sport in promoting values, the implications of hosting a major sporting event for a city or country, the role National Governing Bodies (NGBs) play in the development of their sport and the use of technology in sport.

R185: Performance and leadership in sports activities This is assessed by a set assignment. In this unit students will have an opportunity to develop their skills both as a performer in two different sporting activities, and as a leader, developing a range of transferable skills. Students will work both independently and as part of a team, including communicating with team mates as well as being in front of an audience when they perform. Students will perform under pressure, both as a participant and as a leader, and will use their initiative to solve problems and make decisions. Finally, they will deal with rapidly changing conditions and situations. Topics include: Key components of performance, applying practice methods to support improvement in a sporting activity, organising and planning a sports activity session, leading a sports activity session and reviewing own performance in planning and leading a sports activity session.

R187: Increasing awareness of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities This is assessed by a set assignment In this unit students will understand how to find out information about what opportunities there are in the local area as well as nationally in the UK for all different types of outdoor/adventurous activities. Students will learn how to enjoy the activities safely by finding out what equipment, clothing, facilities and technology they need, as well as completing planning to help keep them safe. Topics include: Provision for different types of outdoor and adventurous activities in the UK, equipment, clothing and safety aspects of participating in outdoor and adventurous activities, plan for and be able to participate in an outdoor and adventurous activity, evaluate participation in an outdoor and adventurous activity.

Learning outside the classroom

Pupils are expected to take part in competitive sports outside curriculum time. We offer an extensive extracurricular programme updated on a termly basis. After attending clubs, pupils may be selected to represent MVC at fixtures against other schools.

Parental support and extension

The books shown below cover all of the course materials and are excellent revision guides, they can be purchased through all good book stores.

Check your son/daughters exercise book regularly

Encourage your son or daughter to join at least one outside of school club, in order to regularly practice their sports outside of school and increase the opportunity of accessing higher practical grades.

Wider Reading: latest news in the world of sport through Sports Podcasts, Sky Sports, BBC Sports News Articles etc.

Amazon & Netflix Documentaries eg. the All or Nothing Series, Icarus, The Last Dance etc

Keep up to date with major sporting events in the UK and around the world.

Year 11 - Sport Studies Level 1/2 Award/Certificate (J803, J813)

Overview of content

Our Cambridge National in Sport Studies enables pupils to develop and apply knowledge of sports-related activities, with a particular focus on officiating. They explore contemporary issues in sport, different ways of being involved in the sports industry, and the impact of sport on wider society. 

Programme of Study

Year

Half term

Topics studied; skills and knowledge

How this will be assessed

10

Autumn - 1

R051 Contemporary Issues in Sport: LO1 Issues which affect participation in sport & LO2 Role of Sport in Promoting Values.

External Exam

Autumn - 2

R051 Contemporary Issues in Sport: LO3 Importance of hosting major sporting events & LO4 Role of NGB’s in Sport.

External Exam

Spring - 1

R052 Developing sports Skills: LO1 Individual Performer

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

Spring - 2

R052 Developing sports Skills: LO2 Team Performer

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

Summer - 1

R052 Developing sports Skills: LO4 Applying Practice Methods to Improve Performance.  

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

Summer - 2

R052 Developing sports Skills: LO3 Officiation of a Sporting Activity.

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

11

Autumn - 1

R054 Sport in the Media: LO1 Know how sport is covered across the Media, LO2 Understand positive effects that the media can have on sport & LO3 Understand negative effects that the media can have on sport.

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

Autumn - 2

R054 Sport in the Media: LO4 .Understand the relationship between sport and the media.

R051 contemporary Issues in Sport: Revision

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

External Exam (Re-sit)

Spring - 1

R054 Sport in the Media: LO5 Be able to evaluate media coverage of sport.

R053 Sports Leadership: LO1 qualities, styles, roles & responsibilities of effective leaders & LO2 Planning sport activity sessions.

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

 

Spring - 2

R053 Sports Leadership: LO3 Delivering sessions & LO4 Evaluating own performance of sessions.

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

 

Summer - 1

Opportunity to improve coursework grades for R052, 53 and 54.

Centre Assessed Task, OCR Moderated

 

Summer - 2

Period of Formal Examinations

 

Homework

Homework will be set once a week and instructions will be on Go4schools. Resources are also accessible on Microsoft Teams/CATalogue. We recommend students use a revision guide/bitesize in order to assist them with homework.

How it is assessed

The course comprises of 4 units with each unit worth 25% of the total.

  • R051 is on contemporary issues and is assessed through a one hour written exam paper and is marked externally by the exam board. This exam is normally sat in the January of Year 10. Pupils are also given the opportunity to re-sit the exam in January of Year 11 to improve their final grade.
  • R052 is about developing pupils’ sports skills, pupils perform in an individual sport & team sport. From their performances they must identify their strengths and weaknesses and devise a plan to help them improve in their chosen sport.
  • R053 is based around sports leadership, pupils will learn the qualities needed to be a good sports leader and will devise a practical session that they then deliver to a small group of pupils. Once they have led their session, they will have to evaluate it.
  • R054 looks at the impact that the media has on sport, pupils will look at different types of media and the positive and negative impacts that they can have on sport.
  • R052, R053 and R054 are all coursework-based units and are assessed internally by teaching staff and externally moderated by the examining body. There are only practical elements in R052 and R053, the other units will take place in a classroom.

Learning outside the classroom

Students are expected to take part in competitive sports outside curriculum time. We offer an extensive extracurricular programme updated on a termly basis. After attending clubs, pupils may be selected to represent MVC at fixtures against other schools.

Parental support and extension

  • Check your son or daughters exercise book/homework regularly. Support their consolidation of knowledge by purchasing a revision guide.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to join at least one outside of school club, in order to regularly practice their sports outside of school and increase the opportunity of accessing higher practical grades.
  • Wider Reading: latest news in the world of sport through Sports Podcasts, Sky Sports, BBC Sports News Articles etc.
  • Amazon & Netflix Documentaries eg. the All or Nothing Series, Icarus, The Last Dance etc
  • Keep up to date with major sporting events in the UK and around the world.

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