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KS3 PE

Purpose of study

At The MFG we plan our curriculum around the needs of the students, inspiring them to become healthy young adults with a passion for at least one sport they will continue to take part in once they graduate. We take into account as many of the broad and diverse range of preferences for sport, providing opportunities to compete and perform for audiences, thus building character and embedding the Academy values of fairness and respect.

Aims

Our curriculum aims to ensure that all students:

  • develop competence to excel;
  • develop confidence to reflect and review;
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time;
  • engage in competitive sports and performance related activities;
  • develop a passion to lead healthy, active lives whilst at school and in later life.

Attainment targets

By the end of each Key Stage, students are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. 

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 starts with base-lining activities that provide the students with an attainment level on entry which is then used to set realistic targets for the end of the Key Stage. Our curriculum design and extra-curricular opportunities inspire students to develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities helping them build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stages 1 and 2. They become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, applying them across different sports and physical activities in addition to understanding what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work.

 

Boys

Girls

Activity 1

Football

Hockey

 

 

 

Activity 2

Badminton

Netball

Activity 3

Hockey

Dance

Activity 4

Dance

(rugby in yr8&9)

Fitness

Activity 5

Gymnastics

(basketball in yr9)

Football

Activity 6

Fitness

Gymnastics

Activity 7

OAA

OAA

Activity 8

Cricket

Rounders

Activity 9

Athletics

Athletics

 

Extra-curricular is a real strength at The MFG with students able to take part in a wide variety of activities such as football, rugby, hockey and netball in addition to cricket, basketball, rounders and dance. We enjoy success in all of these activities, particularly at a National level in football.

KS4 PE

Key Stage 4 students attend core classes. Students also have the opportunity to choose to follow a GCSE in Physical Education where they complete a written examination and practical assessment.

Aims

Our curriculum aims to ensure that all students:

  • develop competence to excel;
  • develop confidence to reflect and review;
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time;
  • engage in competitive sports and performance related activities;
  • develop a passion to lead healthy, active lives whilst at school and in later life.

Key Stage 4 starts at the end of Year 9 where students are further streamed to allow for greater choice, thus allowing each group to pursue activities they are most interested in. Students tackle complex and demanding physical activities in addition to getting involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.

Across Key Stage 4 students have the opportunity to perform in a variety of activities including: basketball, football, hockey, netball, rugby, athletics, cricket, gymnastics, rounders, badminton, dance, health-related fitness.

Students are taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies;
  • develop technique and performance skills;
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques;
  • tackle problem solving activities as a team through outdoor and adventurous activities;
  • analyse their performances to improve their personal best;
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside the Academy through community links or sports clubs. 

Examinations

In Key Stage 4 students also have the opportunity to choose an examination subject in Physical Education. The students study GCSE PE through EDEXCEL, which is broken down into theory and practical. During theory lessons students will study component 1: Fitness and Body Systems and component 2: Health and Performance. In practical lessons students will study component 3 – Practical Performance, where students participate in a range of activities, identifying and being assessed in their three strongest areas, one of which must be a team sport, one an individual and one other. In both theory and practical students will complete a PEP; a Personal Exercise Programme, applying theory to practical to improve an aspect of their own fitness.

Students are assessed in the following ways;

Component and Type

Content

Assessment

1

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

 36% of the qualification

 90 marks

1: Applied anatomy and physiology

2: Movement analysis

3: Physical training

4: Use of data

Multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions.

Students must answer all questions.

Calculators can be used in the examination

2

Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minute

24% of the qualification

70 marks

1: Health, fitness and well-being

2: Sport psychology

3: Socio-cultural influences

4: Use of data

3

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated

30% of the qualification 90 marks

(30 marks per activity)

1: Skills during individual and team activities

2: General performance skills

 

Three physical activities from a set list.

·         One team activity.

·         One individual activity.

·         One free choice.

 

4

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated

10% of the qualification

20 marks

1: Aim and planning analysis

2: Carrying out and monitoring the PEP

3: Evaluation of the PEP

 

Personal Exercise Programme (PEP), and will require students to analyse and evaluate their performance.

Assessed by the teacher and moderated by Pearson

Extra-Curricular

Our extensive extra-curricular programme takes full advantage of our superb facilities which include: an all weather synthetic turf pitch, extensive fields, hard court netball/tennis courts, 2 sports halls, state of the art dance studio and fitness suite. All students have regular access to activities that run before and after school and participation rates are very high. The activities on offer include: football, dance, netball, hockey, basketball, rugby league, dodgeball, table tennis, badminton, trampolining, cricket, rounders and athletics. In addition, the PE department run regular trips within and outside the UK focusing on team building, skiing and football tours.

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