Physical Education

Subject Leader: Mr S Bunce
Assistant Subject Leader: Mr H Simms
 

The PE department at Westlands Secondary School offers a varied curriculum to provide many opportunities for students to be successful, either through examination PE, core PE lessons or extra-curricular sport.
 

Key Stage 4 - Examination PE

OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies

Exam Board: OCR 

Level of Qualification: Level 1/ Level 2

Course Overview

The OCR Cambridge National is aimed for learners who want to study sport in the context of a vocational sector qualification. Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the sports sector through four units which each cover a different sector of the industry. Learners have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry. They will also develop knowledge, understanding and experience in outdoor activities. 

Assessment: 1 compulsory examination unit (online test), 1 compulsory coursework units, 2 optional coursework units. Weighted at 25% each. 

BTEC Sport (end 2021)

Exam Board: Pearson

Level of Qualification: Level 1/Level 2

Course Overview:

The BTEC Sport course is aimed for learners who want to study in the context of a vocational sector. The knowledge, understanding and skills learned in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and, in due course, prepare learners to enter the workplace. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and have the opportunity to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace such as teamwork, presenting information accurately, working to deadlines and meeting assigned briefs.

Assessment: 1 compulsory examination unit (online test), 2 compulsory coursework units, 1 optional coursework unit. 

 

Key Stage 5 - Examination PE

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity.

Exam Board: OCR 

Level of Qualification: Technical Level 3

Course Overview

This qualification is not just about being able to play sport, it will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into higher education on a sports-related programme such as Sport and Physical Education, Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Development or Sport and Leisure management. The students will cover the core mandatory units of Body systems and effects of physical exercise, Sports Coaching and leadership, Sports organisation and development and two optional units of Sports Injuries and Analysis of performance, giving a sound knowledge of topics from across the sports sector. The course has a blend of assessment styles, ensuring students develop skills of recalling and applying their knowledge as well as project based learning and working independently to deadlines.

Assessment: 2 compulsory examination units (Written papers)), 1 compulsory coursework units, 2 optional coursework units. Over 2 years.

OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity. 

Exam Board: OCR 

Level of Qualification: Technical Level 2

Course Overview

This qualification is not just about being able to play sport; it will provide learners with the

skills, knowledge and understanding to progress onto an Apprenticeship, a Level 3 Tech

Level qualification or employment in the sport and physical activity sector. Apprenticeships learners could progress to include Community Sport and Health Officer. Job roles learners could progress to include Assistant Activity Leader.

The qualification is designed to be taken as part of a study programme alongside other

vocational qualifications, GCSE resits or A-Levels and covers 4 core mandatory units: Basic anatomy; The effects of exercise; leading sports activities; and Inclusivity, diversity and equality in sport and physical activity. This is a one year qualification.

Assessment: 4 Mandatory units, 2 external written papers, 2 internal coursework units. 

 

Examination PE Curriculum Content

Year 10 BTEC Sport

Term 1: 

  • Unit 2: Practical Sport- Rules, regulations and Scoring systems.

Term 2:

  • Unit 2: Practical Sport- Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports

Term 3: 

  • Unit 2: Practical Sport- Review sports performance.

Term 4:

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise - Components of fitness and types of training.

Term 5:

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise - Principles of training, Methods of Training.

Term 6: 

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise -Fitness Testing and Revision. 

Year 11 BTEC Sport

Term 1: 

  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training - Personal information to aid training programme design.

  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training - Programme design.

Term 2:

  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training – Implement a personal fitness training programme.

Term 3: 

  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training – Review a personal fitness training programme.

Term 4:

  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities – Know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership.

Term 5:

  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities - Undertake the planning and leading of sports activities.

  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities - Review the planning and leading of sports activities.

Completion of course. 

Year 10 Cambridge National PE: Starting Sept 2021

Term 1: 

  • RO51 Contemporary Issues in Sport- LO1-Understanding the issues which affect participation

  • RO52 Developing Sports Skills- LO1- Individual Performer assessment. 

Term 2:

  • RO51 Contemporary Issues in Sport- LO2- Know the role of sport in promoting values. 

  •  RO52 Developing Sports Skills- LO2- Team Performer assessment.

Term 3: 

  • RO51 Contemporary Issues in Sport- LO3- Understand the importance of hosting major sporting events

  • RO52 Developing Sports Skills-LO3- Officiating- Apply rules & regulations to activity

Term 4:

  • RO51 Contemporary Issues in Sport- LO4- Know the roles of governing bodies in Sport

  • RO52 Developing Sports Skills- LO4- Applying Practice methods to improve performance. 

Term 5:

  • RO51 Contemporary Issues in Sport- Revision of all exam content.

  • RO53 Sports Leadership- LO1 Skills, Qualities and responsibilities of a leader. LO2- Be able to plan a Sports Activity session

  • RO52 Developing Sports Skills- LO4- Completion of  improvement plan.

Term 6: 

  • RO53 Sports Leadership- LO1 Skills, Qualities and responsibilities of a leader.

  • LO2- Be able to plan a Sports Activity session- Deliver session to new year 6’s in taster week. 

Year 11 Cambridge National PE

Term 1: 

  • RO53 Sports Leadership- L04- Be able to evaluate your own performance in delivering a sports activity session.

Term 2:

  • RO56 Developing knowledge and skills in Outdoor activities- LO1- Know about different types of outdoor activities. LO2- Understand the values of participating in outdoor activities. 

  • Include revision of material for RO51 retakes during OSL.

Term 3:

  • RO56 Developing knowledge and skills in Outdoor activities- LO3- Be able to plan an outdoor activity. LO4- Be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills during outdoor activities- Orienteering on site.

Term 4:

  • RO56 Developing knowledge and skills in Outdoor activities- LO4- Be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills during outdoor activities-Orienteering and Walk assessment days.

  • Retakes of units/ assignments from RO52, Ro53.

  • RO52 Improvements of practical performances.

Term 5:

  • Retakes of units/ assignments from RO52, Ro53.

  • RO52 Improvements of practical performances.

Completion of course. 

Year 12 Cambridge Technical Level 2 PE

Term 1:

  • Unit 1: Physical activity, health and wellbeing- musculo skeletal system, cardiorespiratory system.

  • Unit 4: Leading sport and physical activity sessions- roles, responsibilities and skills of a sports leader. 

Term 2:

  • Unit 1: Physical activity, health and wellbeing- Measurements in health and wellbeing, trends in participation. Exam revision.

  • Unit 4: Leading sport and physical activity sessions- Be able to plan sport and physical activity sessions

Term 3: 

  • Unit 1: Physical activity, health and wellbeing. Exam revision. 

  • Unit 2: Physical preparation and readiness for sport and physical activity- short and long term effects of exercise.

  • Unit 3: Inclusivity, equality and diversity in delivering aport and physical activity- Know what I,E and D are in sport and physical activity.

  • Unit 4: Leading sport and physical activity sessions.- Be able to plan sport and physical activity sessions. Be able to lead sports and physical activity sessions. 

Term 4:

  • Unit 2: Physical preparation and readiness for sport and physical activity- Needs of different participants.

  • Unit 3: Inclusivity, equality and diversity in delivering sport and physical activity- Be able to plan for I,E and D in sport and physical activity. 

  • Unit 4: Leading sport and physical activity sessions. Be able to lead sports and physical activity sessions. Review sport and physical activity sessions.

Term 5: 

  • Unit 2: Physical preparation and readiness for sport and physical activity- Sports Injuries, rehabilitation and exam preparation.

  • Unit 3: Inclusivity, equality and diversity in delivering sport and physical activity- Be able to plan for I,E and D in sport and physical activity. 

  • Unit 4: Leading sport and physical activity sessions. Review sport and physical activity sessions.

Year 12 (Year 1) Cambridge Technical Level 3 PE

Term 1:

  • Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity- LO1&2 Understand the skeletal system and muscular system in relation to exercise and physical activity. 

Term 2: 

  • Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity- LO3,4&5 Understand the cardiovascular, muscular and energy system in relation to exercise and physical activity. 

Term 3: 

  • Unit 2:  Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership- LO1- Roles, responsibilities of sports coaches, LO2 Principles of sports coaching. LO3- Use methods to improve skills, techniques and tactics. 

Term 4: 

  • Unit 2:  Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership- LO4- Deliver sports and activity sessions, LO5- Review sport and activity sessions. 

Term 5: 

  • Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation- LO1 Know common sports injuries and how to minimise them, LO2 Minimising sports injuries, LO3- Be able to respond to sports injuries.

Term 6:

  • Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation- LO4 Know the agencies involved in rehabilitation, LO5 Plan a sports injuries rehabilitation programme for a specific sport injury. 

Year 13 (Year 2) Cambridge Technical Level 3 PE

Term 1:

  • Unit 3- Sports Organisation and Development- LO1 Understand how UK sport is organised. LO2 Understand sports development.

Term 2: 

  • Unit 3- Sports Organisation and Development- LO3- Understand how sports development is measured. LO4- Understand sports development in practice. 

Term 3:

  • Unit 19- Sport and Exercise Psychology- LO1 Know the different factors that affect motivation for sport and exercise, LO2 Understand attribution theory in relation to exercise. LO3- Understand the effects of Arousal, stress and anxiety. 

Term 4: 

  • Unit 19- Sport and Exercise Psychology- LO4 Understand the importance of group dynamics in team sports and group exercise. LO5 psychological impact of sport and exercise on mental health and wellbeing.

 

Core PE Curriculum Content 

Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

The Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum involves a wide range of activities, including games activities, net games, gymnastics, fitness, dance and athletics. An example of a Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4 sport timetable is illustrated below.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 

Our study of Physical Education in Year 7 focuses upon allowing students to build the basic skills and techniques required within a variety of different physical activities. Assessment is ongoing and occurs for each sport/activity covered.

Term 1 – Baseline assessment through invasion games and individual activities. 

Term 2 – Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 3 – Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 4 - Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 5 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events. 

Term 6 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events.

Year 8 

Our study of Physical Education in Year 8 focuses upon allowing students to continue building the basic skills and techniques taught in Year 7 within a variety of different physical activities. Basic tactics and strategies are introduced to allow students the opportunity to combine skills with tactical understanding.

Term 1  Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 2 – Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 3 – Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 4 - Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 5 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events. 

Term 6 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events.

Year 9

Year 9 Core PE lessons have an increased focus on tactics and strategies in games lessons and more demanding advanced skills in individual activities. 

Term 1 to 4 – Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving.

Term 5 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events. 

Term 6 – Cricket, softball, rounders and all athletic events.

 

Key Stage 4

There is a change in philosophy for students with a high emphasis on enjoyment and increasing participation levels as students’ approach more trying circumstances in social settings. Skills and tactics continue to be developed where necessary whilst more sports learning will take place through game play. Additionally, the ability to choose activities that students enjoy is provided to increase responsibility and learning of health activities for future years. Links to fitness and how physical activity can support healthy lifestyles are developed in a wider community setting.

Year 10

Term 1 to 6 – Any of the following sports could be taught:

Badminton, basketball, hockey (outdoor and indoor) football, handball, rugby (tag and contact), netball, gymnastics, health and fitness (access to fitness gym), Outdoor Adventurous Activities, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball, problem solving, mindfulness walk, rounders, cricket, softball and athletics.

Year 11

There are opportunities for KS4 classes (particularly in Year 11) to participate in activities off the school site to widen their experience of health and fitness in a wider setting.

Year 11 Potential Option Choices

In Year 11, pupils are offered a choice of activities to take part in during their weekly PE lesson. These off-site activities offer opportunities for KS4 classes to widen their experience of health and fitness in a wider setting.

Options for Year 11's may include:

  • Gym

  • Snooker

  • Ice Skating

  • Bowling

  • Golf

  • A Variety of On-site PE Options

Key Stage 3 classes have 1 double (110 minute) lesson a week and Key Stage 4 classes have one double (110 minute) lesson per week. Pupils cover a curriculum personally devised for each class by the teacher, promoting healthy living and exercise for life. The curriculum also develops a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.

The department has the use of a four court badminton sports hall, four outdoor netball courts, two outdoor basketball courts, extensive playing fields (including 4 football pitches, one rugby pitch and a specified multi-sport area), an all-weather turf, dance studio plus two indoor halls. During the summer the fields are able to cater for a 400m athletics track, areas for field athletics events plus softball and rounders pitches.

 

Useful Information

Out of School Learning (OSL) and Extra-Curricular Activities

The department is proud to offer a diverse extra-curricular timetable which changes throughout the school year. Clubs are run at lunch time as well as after school. There is also the opportunity for pupils to compete against other schools in the Swale district in football, athletics, handball, basketball, badminton, tennis, netball, hockey, sports hall athletics, rounders, badminton and cricket. OSL for Cambridge National and BTEC pupils takes place on a Friday after school to provide additional learning opportunities. Pupils can access a full extra-curricular timetable on the school notice board.