Physical Education

Curriculum Subjects

Physical Education

See our Physical Education Curriculum below at Bentley Wood for KS3 and KS4

 

KS3 | Physical Education

Course Aims:

The Physical Education curriculum at Bentley Wood will:

  • Encompass an abundance of sports and enrichment experiences to encourage lifelong participation and a holistic development of every individual.
  • Be inclusive and encouraging of excellence despite differences in students’ needs ensuring that all experience success.
  • Provide learning that is rich in knowledge, aided by professionals who are experts in Physical Education.
  • Ensures progression through regular and timely assessments that encourage students to self-reflect and take account of their own learning.
  • Equip students with the confidence, self-belief and passion to be driven in leading a happy and healthy lifestyle.
  • Challenge students to develop a sense of leadership, an ability to problem solve and to communicate their ideas effectively through improved oracy and literacy.
  • Develop students’ personal ethics and values aiding their resilience and determination, particularly when facing difficult or challenging situations in life.
  • Incorporate opportunities for students to demonstrate and practice their leadership skills to prepare them for independence in further education and employment.
  • Establish a high profile of Physical Education across the whole school including opportunities for staff to model active and healthy lifestyles.

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 skeleton, muscles, sportsmanship, warm ups and cool downs, hazards and injuries

Year 8: Components of fitness, SMART goals, diet and nutrition, the heart, the respiratory system, health and wellbeing

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.

Co-curricular activities:

The PE department run sports clubs every lunchtime and after school for students to take part in. These include netball, football, basketball, trampolining, fitness, handball, athletics, tennis, rounders, and cricket. All of our clubs are free and inclusive for all.

Key Stage 4 & 5 / Career Progression:

Physical Education continues at GCSE as it is important students remain active as this will help them both physically and mentally with the rest of their academic studies.

Those students who wish to continue Physical Education as a GCSE will have an additional three lessons per week where they will study a combination of additional theory and practical skills. Should your daughter choose GCSE PE as one of her options, she will have the opportunity to continue to represent the school in regular fixtures, as well as the London Youth Games. She will also attend a trip to the fascinating Body Worlds exhibition in Piccadilly as part of her course.

Please see below possible career progressions for GCSE PE students:
Physiotherapist Sports Coach Dietician PE Teacher
Leisure Manager Journalist Nutritionist Official
Personal Trainer Sport Scientist Lifeguard Health Promoter
Armed forces Professional Sportswoman Sports Psychologist Events Management

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

www.brianmac.co.uk

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

www.ocr.org

Additionally students may wish to read:

  • Sports rule books and coaching guides
  • Sports Biographies/Autobiographies

Year 7 – Student will complete units in a number of the following activities over the year:

  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Trampolining
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket

Year 8 –  Students will complete units in a number of the following activities over a year:

  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Trampolining
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
KS4 | PE ( Core )

Year 9 and 11

Students complete a range of physical activities whilst building on knowledge of the fitness and exercise industry. Students will develop their leadership skills through Sport Education in the following sports:

  • Netball
  • Handball
  • Football
  • Fitness
  • Badminton
  • Trampolining
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Dance and cheerleading

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 student ever be assessed on your technical knowledge or sporting ability.

Benefits of the course

  • Personal development with self-esteem, confidence and self-management.
  • Obtain ‘life’ skills
  • Community involvement
  • Can lead to Sports Leaders Level 2
  • Nationally recognised qualification.

Units

  1. Planning, preparing and assisting a simple sporting activity
  2. Basic communication skills for leading a sporting activity
  3. Principles and practice in delivering a basic health and fitness session
  4. Understanding fair play in sport
  5. Understanding a role of the official
  6. Understanding the scope of local sport and recreational activity
  7. Demonstration of leadership skills in sport
KS4 | PE ( Optional )

Being part of an external club is essential for this qualification

Examining Board: OCR

Aim of Course

OCR 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.

Content

Paper 1: Physical factors affecting performance

What’s assessed

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour
  • 60 marks
  • 30% of GCSE

• A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

Paper 2: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology

What’s assessed

  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour
  • 60 marks
  • 30% of GCSE
  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

Practical Performance (80 marks 40%)

Students are assessed in three different activities in the role of player/performer.

Activities include:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Trampolining
  • Contemporary Dance
(Students are assessed in selected sports they do outside of school)

Recommended Reading

  • Running Like A Girl- Alexandra Hemminsley
  • Dare To Tri- Louise Minchin
  • Unstoppable- Maria Sharapova
  • Faster Than Lightning- Usain Bolt
  • Leap- Geva Mentor
  • They Don’t Teach This- Eniola Aluko

Recommended Watching

  • Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story
  • Squad Goals
  • The Last Dance: Michael Jordan’s Story
  • Icarus: Russia’s Olympic Doping Scandal

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:
Physiotherapist Dietician
Leisure Manager Nutritionist
Personal Trainer Lifeguard
Armed forces Sports Psychologist
Sports Coach PE Teacher
Journalist Official
Sport Scientist Health Promoter
Professional Sportswoman Events Management

Enrichment

  • Body World’s
  • PGL Netball Tour (Liddington)
  • 14 enrichment PE clubs per week including trampolining, football, netball, badminton for all year groups)

Revision Guides

  • New Grade 9-1 GCSE Physical Education OCR Complete Revision & Practice (with Online Edition) (CGP GCSE PE 9-1 Revision)
  • New Grade 9-1 GCSE Physical Education OCR Revision Question Cards (CGP GCSE PE 9-1 Revision)