Physical Education

Aims

Physical Education is studied at Frances Bardsley Academy across all key stages for four hours per fortnight in years 7 and 8 and 3 hours in years 9, 10 and 11. In addition to curriculum time the PE department offer an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs that are competitive and non-competitive activities.

Teaching and Learning

All students will follow a practical syllabus in groups according to physical capabilities. Students will be encouraged to self and peer assess using a variety tools such as flip cameras, ipads and inter-active white boards. They will gain confidence during paired and group work and will involve themselves in the formative and summative assessment process.

Assessment for learning                            

Students will be assessed at the end of each block in generic activity areas e.g. Invasion games, competition etc. Part of the assessment will include performing practical skills and applying the knowledge of rules and coaching aspects. Feedback is given orally by staff and peers, with the use of digital technology to analyse technique. Examination classes are assessed formatively using the above methods and summative using end of unit tests, directed individual reflective time and closing the gap sheets.

Home Learning

At KS3 on occasions students will be asked to research new activities, the associated rules and specific technique. We also in the department like to highlight major international competitions for students to watch such as the Olympic Games and Wimbledon etc to further improve their knowledge and understanding of techniques, game play and the rules.  Examination groups are expected to research specific topic areas using a variety of resources to produce presentations, models and essay work. All homework of this nature is set on “Show my Homework”.

GCSE PE Taster Groups

In year 8 students who are interested in taking GCSE PE as an option in year 9 will follow a “taster” course giving them a brief outline of the expectations required. This group will be set a variety of theory work to prepare them for year 9.

Equipment

Students will need to bring the following P.E. kit to all lessons:

Polo shirt, Plain black shorts, purple socks, non-marking soled trainers, tracksuit bottoms, tracksuit jacket or black hooded sweatshirt, astro trainers, shin pads, leotard and leggings. Exam classes will have a theory lesson each week and they will need exercise books or folders, text books and rough book.

 

Key Stage 3

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Programme of Study

Year

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

7

Trampolining

Netball

Football, Fitness, Gym

Dance

Competition Weeks

Trampolining

Netball

Football, Fitness, Gym

Dance

Competition Weeks

Athletics, Tennis, Rounders

Competition Weeks

Assessments

At the end of 8 week blocks

At the end of 8 week blocks

At the end of 8 week blocks

8

Football, Tag Rugby Netball, Trampolining,

Badminton, Dance

Fitness

Competition Weeks

Football, Tag Rugby Netball, Trampolining,

Badminton, Dance

Fitness

Competition Weeks

Athletics, Rounders, Outdoor Education

Competition Weeks

Assessments

At the end of 8 week blocks

At the end of 8 week blocks

At the end of 8 week blocks

8 GCSE PE TASTER GROUP

Handball, Netball, Trampolining, Dance

Competition Weeks

Fitness, Badminton, Volleyball, Football

Competition Weeks

Athletics, Tennis

Rounders

Competition Weeks

Assessments

At the end of 8 week blocks

At the end of 8 week blocks

At the end of 8 week blocks

 

Additional Information

There are many fixtures that played throughout the year within the borough, county or region. In addition, there is an annual trip to Wimbledon for students who commit to tennis club, plus visits to other sporting competitions throughout the year. Students are rewarded with a trip to “Thorpe Park” at the end of the year for their commitment to extra-curricular clubs

How Parents/ Carers can help

You can help by ensuring your daughter always has her P.E. kit available, watching some international competitions to improve her knowledge of the different sports, research using the internet statistics such as world records etc. Always have a dictionary on hand for homework and to get your daughter to read through her work. Attending clubs outside of school will help your daughter with the practical aspects of the course.

 If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

Miss Cambridge – Head of Physical Education, Miss Macnab – Second in Physical Education

 

Key Stage 4

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GCSE

Programme of Study

Students follow the OCR GCSE syllabus.

Specification number: J587 – Year 9/10 Specification

Link to the specification website: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-physical-education-j587-from-2016/

Year 9

ocr.org.uk, Choose subjects, then J587 teaching from September 2016

Year 10

ocr.org.uk, Choose subjects, then J587 teaching from September 2016

Year 11

ocr.org.uk, Choose subjects, then J586 Legacy, teaching from September 2012

Year 9/10/11 Specification (New)

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Applied anatomy & physiology

Socio-cultural influences, Sports Psychology, Health, fitness and well-being

Practical activity assessment, Evaluating and analysing performance

 

Accreditation Structure

Year 9/10 Specification – 40% Practical, 60% Theoretical

Year 11 Legacy Specification – 60% Practical, 40 % Theoretical

Additional Information

The department like to run trips to see international sporting events as well as rewarding the students for their commitment to extra-curricular activities. Students are offered revision clinics at lunchtime to complete coursework and also after school when the examination season approaches.

How Parents/ Carers can help

Useful websites include Doddle, BBC bitesize, BBC Sports Academy, OCR.org.uk (examination specification information and past papers)

It is the expectation that students attend extra-curricular clubs to improve their weaker practical areas.

Any broadleaf Sunday paper would be useful for current sporting news. Always ensure your daughter reads through her work and uses a dictionary. Lastly please ensure your daughter brings her P.E. kit and exercise/text books to all of her lessons.

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

 

Miss Cambridge – Head of Physical Education

Miss Macnab– Second in Department and Teacher of GCSE PE

Miss Brosnan – Teacher of GCSE PE

 

Key Stage 4

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CORE

Programme of Study

Students follow the Frances Bardsley Certificate of Achievement across Years 9, 10 and Year 11.

Students are assessed in a wide range of activities such as: Badminton, Netball, Hockey, Rounders, Football, Tennis, Athletics, Yoga, Pilates and Aerobics.

The department also offer alternative activities that run alongside the sports that are assessed for the FBA Certificate of Achievement such as: Dodgeball, Softball, Cricket, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Bootcamp, Orienteering and Problem solving.

Accreditation Structure

The course is 100% practical. Students will have their top three activities put forward for the FBA Certificate of Achievement

Additional Information

The department like to run trips to see international sporting events such as Wimbledon, Netball, Athletics as well as rewarding the students for their commitment to extra-curricular activities with a trip to Thorpe Park

How Parents/ Carers can help

You can help by ensuring your daughter always has her P.E. kit available, watching some international competitions to improve her knowledge of the different sports, research using the internet statistics such as world records etc. Attending clubs outside of school will help your daughter with the practical aspects of the course.

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

 

Miss Cambridge – Head of Physical Education

Miss Macnab – Second in Department

Mrs Bull – Year 9 Progress manager and Teacher of PE

Mrs Chapman-– Teacher of PE

Miss Brosnan- Teacher of PE

Miss Cracknell – Teacher of PE

 

Key Stage 5

Physical Education

Programme of Study

Students follow the OCR A level Physical Education full course in years 12 and 13

Specification number H555

Link to the specification website

https://ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce/physical-education-h155-h555-from-2016/

Year 12/13

ocr.org.uk, Choose subjects, then H555 teaching from September 2016

 

Accreditation Structure

Physiological factors affecting performance 

2 hour written paper

30%

Psychological factors affecting performance

1 hour written paper

20%

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity

1 hour written paper

20%

Practical assessment

Assessment of one chosen activity in a live performance and an evaluation and analysis for improvement

30%

 

Additional Information

Entry Requirements: Students on entry to the course are required to have a B grade at Science.

Studying PE at GCSE is an advantage, though not essential.

Future Study: A Level Physical Education provides an excellent grounding to future study in Sport Science, Sports development, Sport coaching and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities and Support: Opportunities to be involved in coaching sports teams within school.

Clinics: Theory clinics will be held each week at the student’s request.

 

How Parents/ Carers can help

Key websites include ocr.org.uk for past papers and mark schemes, BBC Sports Academy, BBC Science and any websites that are suggested in the specification.

It is advisable that your daughter attends extra-curricular clubs at school in her chosen sports if she does not participate outside of school and providing the facilities are available.

Any broadleaf Sunday paper would be useful for current sporting news. Always ensure your daughter reads through her work and uses a dictionary. Students are advised to practice exam questions posted on the website of the examination board.

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

 

Miss Cambridge – Head of Physical Education

Miss Macnab  – Second in Department

Miss Brosnan – Teacher of A level Physical Education

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