Physical Education (PE)

Physical Education is a major core subject, with up to two hours of compulsory PE for all pupils in year 7 to 11 and is also offered as an option subject at KS4 as a GCSE.

Facilities

The school facilities consist of:

  • A sports hall consisting of 1 badminton court and 1 basketball court
  • Extensive playing fields with football goals on
  • 1 outside basketball court which is converted to tennis during the summer term

The Curriculum

NeneGate strive to give pupils the best sporting experience possible as well as providing them with the skills to lead a healthy & active lifestyle. By the end of KS4 all pupils would have been taught the key concepts of PE.

  • Competence.
  • Performance.
  • Creativity.
  • Healthy, active lifestyles.

During their time at school we endeavour to deliver a broad and engaging curriculum. Through both key stages all pupils will have had an opportunity to participate in all areas of the subject content.

KS3 pupils should be taught to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis].
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics].
  • Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
  • (DfE, 2013)

KS4 pupils should be taught to:

  • Use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis].
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports,[for example, athletics and gymnastics], or other physical activities [for example, dance].
  • Take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • Evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best.
  • Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
  • (DfE, 2013)

Examination Subjects

NeneGate School currently only offers the GCSE PE (short/long) course. The course consists of 2 theory lessons a week and 2 practical lessons. Through the subject pupils have the opportunity to develop their performance, officiating and leadership skills.

The GCSE Physical Education course is made up of a number of units and will be assessed in the following way:

Unit B451: An Introduction to Physical Education – 20% of Final Mark
1 Hour Exam – Multiple Choice Structured Questions.

  • Key concepts in Physical Education.
  • Key processes in Physical Education.
  • Opportunities, pathways and participation in Physical Education.

Unit B452: Practical Performance and Analysis 1 – 30% of Final Mark
Internal and External Assessment for Practical Work – Controlled Assessment for Analysis.

  • Two performances from two different activity areas – 25%
  • An Analysing Lifestyle Task (AL) – 5%

Unit B453: Developing Knowledge in Physical Education – 20% of Final Mark
1 Hour Exam – Multiple Choice Structured Questions.

  • Developing skills, techniques and motivation.
  • Developing physical and mental capacity.
  • Informed decision making using the principles of training and safe exercise.
  • Opportunities, pathways and participation in Physical Education.

Unit B454: Practical Performance and Analysis 2 – 30% of Final Mark
Internal and External Assessment for Practical Work – Controlled Assessment for Analysis.

  • Two performances from any activity areas – 25%
  • An Analysing Skill Performance Task (AP) for one activity – 5%

To find out more information about GCSE Physical Education and view specimen exam papers go to www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/gcse/blt/pe