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Physical Education Faculty

We aim to give all students the chance to improve their physical ability, knowledge and fitness levels across a range of activity areas. The aim is to promote, and establish, long-term healthy choices. We teach a broad and balanced curriculum to allow all students to flourish. We encourage participation for all via a “Kit 4 All” policy that ensures students can contribute in lessons through participation, officiating or through other leadership opportunities.

The faculty has use of a sports hall, gymnasium, fitness suite, multi use games area (MUGA) and generous playing fields. Regular lunchtime and after school clubs are held throughout the year to ensure that students have ample opportunities to participate in activities and for school representation. The PE faculty also organises Inter-House sport on a regular basis culminating in the annual House Sports Day, a highlight of the sporting calendar.

A brief overview of the topics covered by the faculty in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 core PE

Physical Education

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Outwitting Opponents (Winter/Summer Games)

Accurate Replication (Gym/Trampolining)

Safe Exercise

Maximum Performance (Athletics)

Problem Solving (Orienteering/Team building)

Leadership (Coaching/Officiating)

Students study these topics further but have an increasing amount of pathway options as they progress through the school.

 

Additional examination courses currently offered by the Faculty in Key Stage 4

 

GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION

AQA GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9-1

This course is very scientific and looks at various theoretical aspects of how the body responds to exercise and contemporary issues in sport. It also assesses the learner in three practical activity areas.

Course structure

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport
What's assessed
• Applied anatomy and physiology
• Movement analysis
• Physical training
• Use of data
How it's assessed
• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• 78 marks worth 30% of the GCSE
Questions
• Answer all questions.
• A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

Paper 2: Socio-cultural and well-being in physical activity and sport
What's assessed
• Sports psychology
• Socio-cultural influences
• Health, fitness and well-being
• Use of data
How it's assessed
• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• 78 marks worth 30% of the GCSE
Questions
• Answer all questions.
• A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

• Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).

• Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.


How it's assessed

• Assessed by teachers

• Moderated by AQA

• 100 marks worth 40% of the GCSE

Questions

• For each of their three activities, students will be assessed in skills in progressive drills (10 marks per activity) and in the full context (15 marks per activity).

• Students will be assessed on their analysis (15 marks) and evaluation (10 marks) of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Exam board specification link

 

Sports Studies

OCR Level 1/2 National Certificate in Sports Studies

This course is a vocational course aimed at students with an interest in a career in the sports industry. It involves theory and practical elements in a range of units.

Course structure

Unit R051 - Contemporary Issues in Sport
What's assessed
• Barriers and solution to participation
• Values & Initiatives in Sport
• Drugs in Sport

• Hosting Sports Events
• The role of National Governing Bodies

How it's assessed
• Written exam: 1 hour
• 60 marks worth 25% of the qualification

Unit R052 - Developing sports skills
What's assessed
• Individual activity performance
• Team activity performance
• Officiating performance
• Written practice methods to improve performance

How it's assessed
• Internally assessed by witness statements
• 25% of the course

Unit R053 Leadership & Coaching
What's assessed
• Leadership styles
• Planning of session
• Delivering a session
• Evaluating a session


How it's assessed
• Internally assessed by witness statements
• 25% of the course

Unit R054 - Sport and the Media
What's assessed
• A written project on the relationship between sport and the media including types of media
• Positive/Negative aspects of the relationship
• A case study of how 2 types of media cover a particular sports story


How it's assessed
• Internally assessed
• 25% of the course

Exam board specification link

 

PE Staff

Mr D Payne

Faculty Leader
dpayne@avonvalleyschool.uk

Miss L Webb

Assistant Faculty Leader
lwebb@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mr R Dignum

Teacher of PE
rdigum@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mrs L Whiteside

Teacher of PE
lwhiteside@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mr A Ross

Teacher of PE
aross@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mr C Hartfield

Teacher of PE
chartfield@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mr K Barnes

PE Support Technician
kbarnes@avonvalleyschool.uk

Miss L Partridge

PE Teaching Assistant
lpartridge@avonvalleyschool.uk