See our Physical Education Curriculum below at Bentley Wood for KS3 and KS4
The Physical Education curriculum at Bentley Wood will:
As well as studying and enjoying the sports above, through our Key Stage 3 curriculum we also engage students in the learning of the following topics:
Year 7: The muscles, warm up and preventing injuries, sportsmanship and safety whilst using equipment.
Year 8: Components of fitness and effects of exercise on the body.
Year 9: Importance of participating in sport, social benefits of exercise and building resilience.
Trips and visits:
There are a number of sporting fixtures and events throughout the year for students to take part in. There are Borough and League competitions in netball, football, trampolining, gymnastics, athletics and tennis. There are also inter-house competitions, which run throughout the year in cross-country, netball, and dance to enable all students to take part in competitive sport.
The PE department run sports clubs every lunchtime and after school for students to take part in, with the aim to compete against other schools in Borough competitions. These include netball, football, basketball, trampolining, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, athletics, tennis, rounders and cricket. All of our clubs are free and inclusive for all. We do work with a Martial Arts school which runs a 12 week programme at a cost for students.
Key Stage 4 & 5 / Career Progression:
Physical Education is one of the GCSE option subjects here at Bentley Wood. Those students who wish to select GCSE PE must continually compete in that sport. This can be at school or outside of school. Students who select GCSE PE will have an additional 3 lessons a week and this includes theory lessons, not just practical lessons.
Recommended Reading and Websites:
National Governing Body Websites
eg) England Netball. www.englandnetball.co.uk
Here you will find up to date rules, events, competitions, local clubs and courses (including coaching and umpiring/refereeing courses) for you to get involved with
BrianMac Sports Coach
This website provides information for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, sports science students and sports coaches on the many topics relating to athletic development, exercise physiology and successful coaching.
OCR GCSE PE
Additionally students may wish to read:
Core Physical Education
Year 10 – Sports Leaders Level 2 Award
The aim of the award is to encourage leadership skills and develop personal qualities. The award will give you understanding of what it means to be an effective leader with younger children. The course is not based on student sporting ability and at no stage will a student ever be assessed on technical knowledge or sporting ability.
Benefits of the course
GCSE Physical Education
Being part of an external club is essential for this qualification
Examining Board: AQA
AQA GCSE PE
Aim of Course
AQA have worked closely with teachers and the Youth Sport Trust to develop a new GCSE Physical Education specification that inspires teaching and learning. New and contemporary topics help students of all abilities to develop a well-rounded skill set and prepare them for progression to further studies.
Practical and coursework
what is assessed:
Practical performance in three different physical activities (netball, athletics, table tennis and trampolining).
Written piece of coursework, analysing and evaluating their own performance in one of their sports and how they can improve, which is marked out of 25.
Students get assessed by PE teachers and then will get moderated by AQA. Each sport is out of 25 and this is broken down by two categories: skills assessment in progressive drills (10 marks) and in the full context of the sport (15 marks).
Students will get a total score out of 100.
Key Stage 5 Progression/ Career Prospects
A Level PE can be undertaken at Bentley Wood High School and within the collegiate. Sport and Leisure is a rapidly growing industry which offers a wide spectrum of careers for the future. This would include: