Welcome to Physical Education

All students experience physical education on a weekly basis at Outwood Grange Academy within core PE lessons, in addition to this there are a range of options within Physical Education that students can select to choose in year 9, 11, 12 & 13 giving students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding in Physical Education further. As part of our work in developing healthy active lifestyles there are a significant number of opportunities for students within extra-curricular giving students the opportunity to develop their physical, social and mental well being further whilst giving students the opportunity to compete at the highest possible standards.

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Key Stage 3

The Physical Education course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access level 2 qualifications in Key Stage 4.

Physical education curriculum comprises of a range of sporting activities to all pupils to build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

The activities that students participate on range from invasion games such as football and hockey to accurate replication in gymnastics. Each Half Term students experience a different activity/sport.

Students in Key Stage 3 are assessed through their practical performance in a variety of activities along with their leadership and officiating skills within a variety of different activities.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact:
Paul Johnston: p.johnston@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 4 (Year 11 option)

Cambridge Nationals in Sports Science

Unit 1: Reducing the risk of sport injuries
Unit 2: Applying the principles of training
Unit 3: The body’s response to physical activity
Unit 4: Sports Nutrition

Sports Science is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact:Ryan Cutten: R.Cutten@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

GCSE PE

GCSE PE is available to year 11 students only due to the nature of the course it requires significant physical development and therefore is only appropriate for students in year 11 that are competing at a high standard in specific activities. Within GCSE PE you will cover the following content:

1. Applied anatomy and physiology
2. Physical training
3. Socio-cultural influences
4. Sports psychology
5. Health, fitness and well-being

GCSE PE is assessed in the following way:

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For the practical assessment you must be competing in 3 different activities that are both team and individual activities. The list of activities that students can be assessed on is available on request.

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Nicola Steele: N.Steele@grange.outwood.com

KS4 (Year 9 option)

WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Sport and Coaching Principles

Unit 1 Improving Sporting Performance
Internal M* 36 30
Unit 2 Fitness for Sport External M* 48 40
Unit 3 Coaching Principles Internal M** 36 30

WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Sport and Coaching Principles is assessed in the following way;

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Ryan Cutten: R.Cutten@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 5

Physical Education

Students will be assessed on both their practical and theoretical knowledge. Students are required to be performing in one activity at a high standard, students will complete their analysis of performance (oral coursework) on this sport and be assessed practically in this sport. Further to this students will study a range of different theoretical concepts including:

1. Applied anatomy and physiology
2. Exercise physiology
3. Biomechanics
4. Skill acquisition
5. Sports psychology
6. Sport and society
7. Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

Physical Education assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Paul Johnston: P.Johnston@grange.outwood.com

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

For the Btec sports courses you must possess a keen interest in sport. Assessment is through coursework & exams over two years with 4 units to complete in various areas of sport. Students have 5 guided learning hours within the Academy week, however independent study is highly recommended to successfully cope with the demands of the course.
Over the course you will study:

1. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (exam)
2. Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well being (exam)
3. Sports Development (coursework)
4. Practical Sports performance (coursework)

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For students to pass the course all units must be passed including the examination units.
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Ryan Cutten: R.Cutten@grange.outwood.com

Level 3 Certificate in Community and Higher Sports Leadership – Sports Leader UK

Opportunity to develop leadership skills in a sporting environment and in life in general preparing students for the world of employment and/or further Education. This course is open to students in year 12 and 13. Students have to commit to leading and officiating for an extended period of time within the wider community.

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Julie Hobson: J.Hobson@grange.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Physical Education

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.