PE

The aim of Physical Education at Ashlawn is to provide pupils with opportunities to lead a healthy and active lifestyle by choosing from a variety of roles and activities in which to participate. Every pupil participates in Physical Education to keep them fit and to give them a sense of physical, mental and social well-being.

It will also improve their understanding of sports through studying theoretical content and develop skills of planning, performing and evaluating physical activity.

There is an extensive programme of inter-form and inter-school fixtures and Ashlawn has a proud tradition of pupils gaining district, county, regional and national representative honours.

PE Curriculum Plan

Key Stages 3 & 4 – Core PE:

As a Physical Education Department, our role is to contribute to the overall education of young people by helping them lead full, valuable, safe and healthy lives. We aim for our students to develop not only physical competence and enjoyment of physical activity, with a view of promoting lifelong participation, but also valuable personal qualities such as confidence, perseverance, initiative, ability to work with others, leadership, independence and concern for others. This is achieved through a wide and varied curriculum and extra-curricular programme.

Curriculum - Throughout Key Stage 3 students, through two hours of PE each week, engage in a range of activities. Here, in line with the National Curriculum for PE, students learn, develop and show their competence, their performance and creative abilities and their understanding of the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. Our aim is for all students to achieve and make progress by developing their skills and techniques, their decision-making abilities, their physical and mental capacity, their evaluating and improving skills and their ability to make informed choices about active, healthy lifestyles. Students do this through the range of activities shown below.

Key Stage 3 Girls Curriculum

Netball  Badminton  Football  Dance/OAA Gymnastics Striking And Fielding Activities Athletics.

Key Stage 3 Boys’ Curriculum

Football  Rugby  Badminton  Striking And Fielding Activities  Athletics Gymnastics Dance / OAA.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, during core Physical Education, students have the opportunity to choose a more personalised pathway of participation that suits their needs and interests.  Throughout the pathways students either build on and further develop their abilities in activities following on from Key Stage 3, engage in new and different activities such as trampolining, volleyball, softball, ultimate and basketball, or develop their creative abilities in a variety of aesthetic and initiative-based activities.

The Department has made good links with local clubs and sport providers, such as LMR Netball Club, Barby Cricket Club, St. Andrews RUFC, Rugby Town FC, & Gym and Street Dance and Judo clubs, to provide students with new, different and enjoyable learning experiences during Key Stage 4.

Key Stage 4 – GCSE PE:

Pupils can choose to study for a GCSE in Physical Education as one of their Option Subjects at Key Stage 4. We use the AQA specification which consists of three components:

Theory (worth 60%) in which pupils study:

Paper 1 – The human body and movement in sport:
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data
Paper 2 – Socio-cultural influences and wellbeing in sport:
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Use of data
Practical  (worth 40%) in which pupils study:
  • 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). 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).
  • Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity. Students will be assessed on their analysis (15 marks) and evaluation (10 marks) of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Lessons are a mixture of both theory and practical work. Academic PE pupils are expected to attend at least one co-curricular practice each week, therefore contributing to their overall grade as well as the sporting life of the school.

You can find out more details about the course at http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582.

Key Stage 5 – A LEVEL PE:

Why choose OCR AS and A Level Physical Education?

Open up the world of sport – They encourage students to immerse themselves in the world of sports and PE with the chance to perform or coach a sport (through the non-exam assessment component), and delve into the how and why of physical activity and sport.

An excellent platform – Students receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sports science. This complete grounding in the subject provides a fantastic base from which to build when they move on to higher education, employment or further training.

Skills for a modern world – Students can develop a range of practical skills, including communication using appropriate language, dealing with pressure, split second decision-making, analysing and evaluating performance, and more.

A-level Physical Education is an interesting and diverse course that challenges the students in a variety of areas. It is an opportunity to do something different combining an enjoyment of sport with knowledge of how the body and mind adapt and change as people grow and become more skilled within sport. The course also looks at how sport in society has evolved and at the challenges and issues that face all athletes both on and off the field today. A certain degree of ability in sport is necessary, but a great deal of interest and personal motivation is essential. You can find out more details about the course at http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-physical-education-h155-h555-from-2016/

Theory (70%) 

Applied anatomy and physiology, Exercise physiology, Biomechanics, Skill acquisition, Sports psychology, Sport and society, Contemporary issues in Sport.

Practical (30%) 

This is made up of one sports of your choice (20%) and a verbal Analysis of Performance (10%) based on this sport.

Key Stage 5 – BTEC SPORT:

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport (QCF)

120 Credits

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Course Level: Level 3 Equivalent to two A-Levels

Year on year the sport and active leisure sector outperforms the rest of the UK economy; this has been a trend since the end of the economic recession of the late 1990s, and researchers predict will continue to be the case for years to come, long after the sports legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.

Course description:

2 year course

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport is designed to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those learners who have decided that they wish to enter the Sport and Leisure area of work, such as sports leadership, sport development and work in the fitness and leisure sector. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for employment or further education. The qualification offers an engaging programme of 100% internally assessed coursework for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter.

9 Mandatory Units
Unit 1  Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport
Unit 2 The Physiology of Fitness
Unit 3  Assessing Risk in Sport
Unit 4  Fitness Training & Programming
Unit 7  Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
Unit 11 

Sports Nutrition

Unit 17  Psychology for Sports Performance
Unit 27

Technical & Tactical Skills in Sport

Unit 28 The Athlete’s Lifestyle

4 Optional Units from:

Sports Coaching

Current Issues in Sport

Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise

Sports Injuries

Work Experience in Sport plus more….

Assessment: 100% Internally Assessed (the current form of assessment is set to change from September 2017 onwards).

 

BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (QCF)

60 Credits

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Course Level: Level 3 Equivalent to one A Level

Year on year the sport and active leisure sector outperforms the rest of the UK economy; this has been a trend since the end of the economic recession of the late 1990s, and researchers predict will continue to be the case for years to come, long after the sports legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.

Course description:

2 year course

The BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is designed to provide a specialist work-related qualification for a range of sporting sectors; such as sports leadership and work in the fitness and leisure sector. The BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Diploma in Sport gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for employment or further education. The qualification offers an engaging programme of 100% internally assessed coursework for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter or study in further education.

4 Mandatory Units
Unit 1

Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport

Unit 2 The Physiology of Fitness
Unit 3 Assessing Risk in Sport
Unit 7 Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise

3 Optional Units from:

Leadership in Sport

Current Issues in Sport

Sports Injuries

Sports Nutrition

Psychology for Sports Performance plus more….

Assessment: 100% Internally Assessed (the current form of assessment is set to change from September 2017 onwards).

 

Mrs R Brown: Head of PE Department

Mr N Ellis: Head of Year 7 and 2nd i/c PE Department

Mrs C Stanley-Williams: i/c Key Stage 5 BTEC Sport

Mr J Barton: Head of Year 8 & Teacher of PE

Mr D Unwin: Pastoral Assistant & Teacher of PE

Miss J Delves: Assistant Head teacher & Teacher of PE