Physical Education

Welcome to the Physical Education department

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. Our aim is to develop all students physically, morally and socially through physical activity and sport and provide future pathways for participation and pursuit of sporting excellence. 

Physical Education develops students’ confidence and competence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. 

All students will 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. 

The Bay CE School PE department has superb facilities: a sports hall, a climbing wall/rock, an archery range, two gymnasiums, high quality games pitches, an athletics track, an all weather cricket pitch, an astroturf, hard and grass tennis courts, netball courts, a fitness gym and a fitness suite. 

There is an extensive range of clubs and plenty of opportunity for competitions and matches against other schools. The PE Curriculum is very diverse and we offer an extensive range of sports and activities. 

Teachers

The Bay has a team of four specialist P.E. staff:

Miss  K Walker – Head of PE 

Mr S Johnson – Deputy Head of Department 

Mr G Bricknell – Teacher of PE 

Mrs L Taylor – Teacher of PE 

 

The PE Curriculum is very diverse and we offer an extensive range of sports and activities. At Phase 2 (Year 7 – 9) students will experience sports such as basketball, hockey, netball, football, rugby, trampolining, gymnastics, fitness, tennis, badminton, volleyball, cricket, rounders, softball, ultimate frisbee, tchoukball,  athletics and team building activities. Each block of activity lasts approximately 6 weeks.

Year 7

Students will develop their KNOWLEDGE of: 

  • basic skills, techniques and tactics used in sports and physical activities 
  • fundamental rules and regulations for a range of sports and the need for officials 
  • the components of a warm up and cool down 
  • the immediate effects of exercise of body and basic training methods to improve cardiovascular fitness
  • safety factors during physical activity and sport 
  • leading fit and healthy lifestyles including extracurricular sports clubs

Students will develop their SKILLS in: 

  • racquets/striking and fielding/invasion games/athletics/outdoor and adventurous activities/health related exercise 
  • teamwork 
  • fundamental techniques in a range of sports in isolation and simple drills 
  • overcoming opponents in competitive situations in team and individual games (e.g. rugby/netball/badminton/tennis). 
  • decision making in competitive sports 
  • simple reasoning and questioning in attempting to solve problems 
  • identifying strengths and weaknesses of their own and others’ work 
  • leadership of warm ups and cool downs 
  • officiating low stakes practices in some sports

 

Year  8

Students will develop their KNOWLEDGE of: 

  • More advanced skills, techniques and tactics used in sports and physical activities 
  • Rules and regulations for a range of sports and the roles of different types of officials 
  • The components of an activity session (warm up, main activity, conditioned practice, cool down) 
  • The immediate and some long term effects of exercise on the body and training methods to improve at least two components of fitness 
  • Safety factors during physical activity and sport for more advanced activities (e.g. scrummaging in rugby) 
  • The benefits of leading fit and healthy lifestyles including extracurricular sports clubs

Students will develop their SKILLS in: 

  • Racquets/striking and fielding/invasion games/athletics/dance/outdoor and adventurous activities/health related exercise 
  • Teamwork 
  • Techniques in a range of sports in increasingly complex drills under pressure 
  • Overcoming challenging opponents in competitive situations in team and individual games (e.g. rugby/netball/badminton/tennis). 
  • Pressured decision making in competitive sports, including some analysis of opponents’ strategies 
  • Reasoning, questioning and listening to the contributions of others in order to solve problems 
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of their own and others’ work and suggesting improvements 
  • Leadership of warm ups, basic drills and cool downs 
  • Officiating with competence in a greater range of sports and roles

Year  9

Students will develop their KNOWLEDGE of: 

  • advanced strategies, tactics and skills used in sports and physical activities. 
  • rules and regulations for a range of sports and the roles of different types of officials 
  • short and long term effects of exercise on the body to muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems 
  • safety factors during physical activity and for more advanced activities 
  •  the components of fitness and how you can improve them by using methods of training and principles of training
  • the benefits of leading a healthy active lifestyle – through exercise and diet, to also include physical activity outside of school 

Students will develop their SKILLS in: 

  • racquets/striking and fielding/invasion games/athletics/dance/health related exercise 
  • team work 
  • using advanced techniques, strategies and tactics in a range of sports in competitive game situations 
  • being able to make the correct decisions in competitive situations to allow you to beat an opponent regularly 
  • analysing performance of yourself and others during performance to alter the outcome of a game
  • leading groups of students on part of a session, feeding back so others can make improvements
  • officiating a variety of roles within a sport – linesman and referee in badminton and over more than one sport

Year  10

GCSE P.E

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Sport Psychology Socio-cultural influences Fitness & Body Fitness & Body Fitness & Body

BTEC Sport

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Unit 2 Practical Sports Performance: Understand rules, regulations & scoring systems Unit 2 Practical Sports Performance: Understand and demonstrate Unit 2 Practical Sports Performance: demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics Unit 6 Leading Sports Activities: Sports leadership newspaper article Unit 6 Leading Sports Activities: Planning & lesson sports activities Unit 6 Leading Sports Activities: session evaluation

Year  11

GCSE P.E

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Personal Exercise Programme (PEP) Coursework Applied Anatomy & Physiology

(Fitness & Body Systems)

Movement analysis

(Fitness & Body Systems)

Revision    

BTEC Sport

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Unit 1 Fitness for Sport & Exercise: Components of Fitness & Fitness Testing Unit 1 Fitness for Sport & Exercise: Principles of Training & Training Methods

Revision & Exam Prep (exam is January)

Unit 1 online exam

Unit 3 Applying the principles of personal training: investigate personality & its effect on sports performance

Unit 3 Applying the principles of personal training: explore the influence of motivation & self confidence Unit 3 Applying the principles of personal training: know about arousal and anxiety & its effects on sports performance  

Phase 3 (Years 10 and 11) 

At Phase 3 students have the opportunity to specialise in certain areas and can either continue a similar curriculum to that in Phase 2 or choose a specialist option. Students also have an option in Phase 3 to follow courses in GCSE PE and BTEC Sport, along with Sports Leadership opportunities.

Core PE at Phase 3 (Years 10 – 11)

Students have an opportunity to specialise in certain areas and can either continue a similar curriculum to that in Phase 2 or choose a specialist option such as OAA and team building/problem solving challenges. Pupils should tackle complex and demanding physical activities and get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. Where specialisation takes place, blocks may increase from 6 weeks in length to approximately 9 weeks in length to allow for a greater depth of study. 

Students also have the option during Phase 3 of their career at The Bay CE School to follow courses in GCSE PE and BTEC Sport. 

The sports taught in lessons tend to follow the seasons, e.g. team/invasion games in Autumn and Spring; Cricket, tennis, athletics etc. in Spring and Summer.

During phase 3 students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by supporting local primary school sporting events, the PE Department and House Leaders.

 

Pearson Edexcel: GCSE (9-1) Physical Education (1PE01)

The Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9–1) in Physical Education consists of two externally-examined papers and two non-examined assessment components. Components 1 and 2 will be assessed in May/June in any single year. Components 3 and 4 may be assessed at any point during the course.

 

Pearsons BTEC First Award in Sport

This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables you to develop and apply your knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills. The qualification is the same size and level as a GCSE and is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the sport industry. 

You will study three mandatory units:

  • fitness for sport and exercise 
  • practical performance in sport 
  • applying the principles of personal training. 

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by studying one further unit:

  • leading sports activities.
Assessment

You will carry out tasks/assignments throughout the course. Your teacher will mark these, and so you will receive feedback as to how you are getting on. For the assessment for Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training, you will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding you have developed in the qualification as a whole. The assessment for Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise is an onscreen test/exam.

Useful Websites

For both the GCSE and BTEC course students will have online access to course detail including lesson notes, revision materials and sample assessment material/practice exam papers. They will also be provided with a revision guide/book to help with exams. Further help can also be found using these websites:

GCSE

BBC Bitesize: GCSE Edexcel Physical Education

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zxbg39q

Seneca Learning: www.senecalearning.com

https://app.senecalearning.com/classroom/course/27185c1e-9e13-4b9b-80d0-85ad994cbdff/section/b67d9bf0-ced3-46f2-ae0c-901e237b5774

Gojimo (App or online)

http://app.gojimo.co/product/9410d2ab-7307-467e-9c92-99f0787723d1

Revision World www. revisionworld.com

 (Useful for past exam papers)

https://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/pe-physical-education/past-papers/edexcel-gcse-pe-past-papers

BTEC Sport

Quizlet – revision cards

https://quizlet.com/28185620/
btec-level-2-unit-1-fitness-for-sport-flash-cards/

Retired onscreen Tests:

http://www.manchesterhealthacademy.org.uk/
wpcontent/uploads/2017/05/practice_test_3_PDF.pdf

Revision – Flash cards

https://www.brainscape.com/packs/btec-sport-unit1-8842913

How parents can support 
Homework Monitoring the completion of weekly homework tasks and termly assignments. 
Reading Encouraging students to use the suggested websites and to read and listen to the articles.
Revision Guide BTEC Sport

BTEC First Award Sport Student Book (BTEC First Sport)

ISBN-10: 1446905551

BTEC First in Sport Revision Guide (BTEC First Sport)

ISBN-10: 1446906701

BTEC First in Sport Revision Workbook (BTEC First Sport)

ISBN-10: 144690671X

GCSE PE 

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physical Education Revision Guide

ISBN 978-1-292-13512-0

Exam Practice Exam question practical in lessons

Guided work on Past Papers

Resources PIXL Revision Booklets, Revision guide, Twinkl Revision workbooks

 

Career Opportunities

 

GCSE PE:

Progression from GCSE PE could lead to:

  • A Level PE
  • BTEC National in Sport

You’ll also gain many valuable skills from studying PE what will help you in other GCSE and A-level subjects as well as your future career, such as:

  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Analysis and Evaluation
  • Physical fitness
BTEC Sport:

If you are interested in taking your study of sport further, the subject-specific knowledge and skills outlined in the BTEC Sport course and  developed through studying this qualification, will give you a strong foundation for academic (A-level) or vocational (BTEC) study at level 3, including apprenticeships.

You’ll also gain many valuable skills from studying PE that will help you in other GCSE and A-level subjects as well as your future career, such as:

  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Analysis and Evaluation
  • Physical fitness
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