Physical Education

At Key Stage 4, learners build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired at Key Stage 3.

Physical education fosters a growing sense of personal responsibility for a healthy and active lifestyle through developing activities that can be enjoyed and sustained in the school and the community. Learners may choose the area of experience they know they enjoy and select activities they want to develop. There are opportunities to work collaboratively and refine skills in the creative, adventurous or competitive activities of choice. There are opportunities to develop skills of leadership, make informed judgements and develop advanced technical skills. In physical education, a concentration on health, fitness and well-being activities includes devising a sustainable plan suited to personal needs and goals.

Staffing

Staff Member                             Role

  • Mrs M Williams           |     Curriculum and Progress Manager
  • Mr P Walby                    |     Teacher of Physical Education

KS4 Programme of Study

 

Creative activities

Pupils will be given opportunities to:

Select, plan and engage in a variety of appropriate frequent and regular physical activities and explain how these affect their own health, fitness and well-being.

 

Competitive activities

Pupils will be taught to work collaboratively to refine and adapt previously learnt techniques, skills, tactics and apply them in new situations through:

  • Different activities, larger numbers, different playing surfaces, different equipment.
  • Applying the rules of competition.
  • Adopting different roles more confidently, e.g. leader, officiator, performer.

 

Creative activities :

Pupils will be taught to work collaboratively to refine and adapt and apply their skills and develop more complex movement patterns containing more elements by:

Learning to plan for and make use of more advanced techniques in a particular style of gymnastics 

 

KS4 Course Outline

 

WJEC

 Unit 1

Factors affecting exercise, performance, health, well-being and lifestyle choices

Written Paper: 1 hour 30 minutes

100 marks (80 UMS)

 Section A (20%)

Compulsory questions to test knowledge and understanding of physical fitness, its assessment and factors affecting participation, provision and performance in sporting, health and well-being activities.

This will be assessed through a series of short answer and extended writing questions.

Section B (20%)

Compulsory questions to test knowledge and understanding of physical, psychological and tactical/ technical factors that have an influence on performance, health and well-being.

This will be assessed through a combination of short answer and extended writing questions.

This examination will be available either as an electronic assessment or as a traditional written paper.

Unit 2

Performance in Physical Education (60%)

Practical Controlled Assessment

120 marks (120 UMS)

Assessment of four practical activities

Year 10

  • Students will have three practical lessons and two theory lessons over the two week timetable.

Year 11

  • Students will have three practical lessons and two theory lessons over the two week timetable.

KS4 Information

Assessment – How is work assessed?

At the end of year 11 pupils will be assessed in four of their chosen activities, this will form 60% of the overall GCSE grade.

Homework

Homework will be given at least once a fortnight to help consolidate work that has been studied in lessons.

How can you support your child?

By encouraging pupils to read their class notes on a regular basis.

Equipment Required

  • Physical Education Kit consists of blue and white PE top, blue shorts/tracksuit bottoms, rugby/football boots, school rugby shirt.
  • A4 folder, subject dividers, highlighter pens, coloured pens/pencils.

Other

Students will participate in gymnastics and swimming as part of the course, however they will not necessary be assessed in these areas in Year 11.


KS4 Subjects