Physical Education

PE Department Policy 2017/2018

PE Kit List

PE Extra-Curricular April - May 2018

Key Stage 3

Core Physical Education

During year 7, 8 & 9 pupils become more expert in their skills and techniques, and learn how to apply them in different activities. They start to understand what makes an effective performance and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They learn to take the initiative and make decisions for themselves about what to do to improve performance.
Pupils throughout the years will take part in some or all of the following activities: Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Association Football, Badminton, Gaelic Football, Table Tennis, Dance, Athletics, Cricket, Tennis, Rounders, Swimming, Cross-Country and Health Related Exercise.

Key Stage 4

Core Physical Education

All pupils in year 10 have 2 hours of core Physical Education each week and in year 11 students take part in a minimum of one hour Physical Education lessons as part of the National Curriculum requirements.

During Key Stage 4 pupils tackle complex and demanding activities applying their knowledge of skills, techniques and effective performance. Their involvement is mainly focused on acquiring and developing skills, tactics and compositional idea; learn to further evaluate and improve performance; increase their knowledge and understanding of fitness and health.

Pupils will have the opportunity to undertake a variety of roles that best suit them, including performer, coach, choreographer, leader and official. The overall aim is to develop their skills, physical competence and the confidence to get involved in exercise and activity out of school and in later life. During Key Stage 4 pupils will be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding within all of the following activities:


GCSE Physical Education

Content and assessment overview

Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Physical Education

overview PE Components curriculum



The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award:- 


Types of units within the qualification:-

The BTEC First qualifications have core and optional units. See Section 4 below for more detailed information.

Core units:-

Optional units:-


Assessment approach:-

The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport includes an externally- assessed unit in the core to introduce externality into vocational programmes of study. This will assist learners as they progress either into higher levels of vocational learning, or to related academic qualifications such as GCEs and GCSEs. The assessment approach for the internally-assessed units in the qualification structure enables learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards meeting the unit assessment criteria.

Evidence for assessment can be generated through a range of activities, including workplace assessment, role play, practical performance and verbal presentations.

Delivery strategies should reflect the nature of work within the sport sector by encouraging learners to research and carry out assessment in the workplace, or in simulated working conditions, wherever possible. It will be beneficial to learners to use local examples wherever possible, and for to engage with local employers for support and input. This allows a more realistic and motivating basis for learning and can start to ensure learning serves the needs of local areas. Learners should be encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and achievement, taking into account industry standards for behaviour and performance.

Progression opportunities:-

The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport provides a good foundation for learners in post-16 education, or to entry level job roles within the sector.

Achievement at Level 2 provides a suitable foundation for further study within the sector through progression on to other vocational qualifications, such as Edexcel BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences. The under-pinning knowledge, practical and vocational skills learnt will also enhance and support progression to a relevant competency-based qualification, such as the Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development (QCF), or the Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Leisure Management (QCF). Successful learners at Level 2 may also consider general qualifications at Level 3,

Learners who achieve the qualification at Level 1 may progress to a Level 1 NVQ, such as the Edexcel Level 1 NVQ Award in Sport and Active Leisure (QCF), or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in a related sector. Alternatively, learners may progress to other competency-based qualifications, such as the Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services (QCF) or the Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (QCF). Alternatively learners may also consider progression to general qualifications such as a GCSE in Physical Education.

Qualification structure:-

The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport is taught over 120 guided learning hours (GLH). It has core and optional specialist units. Learners must complete the two core units, and a choice of optional units to reach a total of 120 GLH. This BTEC First Award has units that assesses (internal) and a unit that Edexcel sets and marks (external).

Unit Core units

  1. Fitness for Sport and Exercise external: 30
  2. Practical Sports Performance internal: 30

Optional specialist units:-

  1. The Mind and Sports Performance internal: 30
  2. The Sports Performer in Action internal: 30
  3. Training for Personal Fitness internal: 30
  4. Leading Sports Activities internal: 30


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