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KS4 G.C.S.E. Physical Education

KEY COURSE INFORMATION

Physical Education is an essential aspect of all students’ education. All students receive two hours of high quality PE every week. We supplement lesson activities with a range of extra-curricular clubs and representative opportunities. Students experience a wide and varied curriculum culminating in Yr 8 when they have the opportunity to select their own option activities providing ownership on their own learning. Extra-curricular clubs run every night and normally have a representative team selected from them.
 

Year 9
                         Topic           Skills
Autumn 1


 
Healthy & Active Lifestyle.


 
  • Description of the benefits of exercise.
  • Analyse why people take part in physical activity.
  • Understand and articulate how physical activity can stimulate physical, social and mental wellbeing.
Autumn 2



 
Influences in Your Healthy Active Lifestyle.


 
  • Description of the various initiatives for increasing participation.
  • Link cause and effect of the various initiatives.
  • Explain the effect of the initiatives (both positive and negative.).
Spring 1


 
Exercise and Fitness as Part of Your Healthy Active Lifestyle.

 
  • Description of the health and skill related components of fitness.
  • To understand the link between fitness, performance and health.
Spring 2

 
Coursework Focusing on a Personal Exercise Programme.
 
  • To produce coursework using previously learnt units.
  • Incorporating practical into learning fitness tests and methods of training.
Summer 1

 
Diet and Your Healthy Active Lifestyle.

 
  • Description of the components of a healthy diet.
  • Link cause and effect of poor diet.
  • Explain the body's requirement for each food group.
Summer 2



 
Optimum weight and Drugs Related to Specific Sports.


 
  • Description of the three somatotype & effect on sporting performance.
  • Define & explain the 6 key PE drugs and effect on performance.
  • Evaluate/review the use of drugs - SMSC.
Year 10
                         Topic           Skills
Autumn 1


 
Healthy & Active Lifestyle.


 
  • Description of the benefits of exercise.
  • Analyse why people take part in physical activity.
  • Understand and articulate how physical activity can stimulate physical, social and mental wellbeing.
Autumn 2



 
Influences in Your Healthy Active Lifestyle.


 
  • Description of the various initiatives for increasing participation.
  • Link cause and effect of the various initiatives.
  • Explain the effect of the initiatives (both positive and negative.).
Spring 1


 
Exercise and Fitness as Part of Your Healthy Active Lifestyle.

 
  • Description of the health and skill related components of fitness.
  • To understand the link between fitness, performance and health.
Spring 2

 
Coursework Focusing on a Personal Exercise Programme.
 
  • To produce coursework using previously learnt units.
  • Incorporating practical into learning fitness tests and methods of training.
Summer 1

 
Diet and Your Healthy Active Lifestyle.

 
  • Description of the components of a healthy diet.
  • Link cause and effect of poor diet.
  • Explain the body's requirement for each food group.
Summer 2



 
Optimum weight and Drugs Related to Specific Sports.


 
  • Description of the three somatotype & effect on sporting performance.
  • Define & explain the 6 key PE drugs and effect on performance.
  • Evaluate/review the use of drugs - SMSC.
Year 11
                         Topic           Skills
Autumn 1


 
Healthy Active Lifestyle and Your Cardiovascular System.

 
  • Description of CV components.
  • Link cause and effect of exercise on the CV system.
  • Explain the body's responses to exercise and how this allows for effective performance.
Autumn 2



 
Healthy Active Lifestyle and Your Respiratory System.


 
  • Description of Respiratory components.
  • Link cause and effect of exercise on the Respiratory system.
  • Explain the body's responses to exercise and how this allows for effective performance.
Spring 1




 
Healthy Active Lifestyle and Your Muscular System.



 
  • Define & locate the key 11 muscles.
  • Link cause and effect of exercise on the muscular system.
  • Explain the body's responses to exercise and how this allows for effective performance & potential impact of drugs.
Spring 2




 
Healthy Active Lifestyle and Your Skeletal System.



 
  • Explain the function of the skeletal system.
  • Link cause and effect of exercise on the skeletal system.
  • Explain the body's responses to exercise and how this allows for effective performance & potential impact of diet.
Summer 1 Exam Revision.  
Summer 2 Exams