Physical Education

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Introduction

At Coloma we offer a rich and balanced curriculum that provides opportunities to learn new skills and build upon existing ones. We greatly value the participation of our pupils in a broad range of sporting activities under the expert guidance and care of our PE department staff. The School makes excellent use of its sporting facilities including 2 gyms, all weather floodlit sports pitch, 4 netball courts, a fitness suite, 4 tennis courts and a grass pitch in which field and track events are catered for.

We firmly believe it is our responsibility to promote a positive attitude to exercise and aim to encourage our students to build a lifetime habit of healthy activity. We promote the understanding that exercise is vital in relation to the well-being of the individual and is a key part of a balanced, complete and effective education.

Key Stage Three

The Key Stage Three Assessment policy has four distinct categories:

  • Knowledge and Understanding
  • Social and Personal Development
  • Performance
  • Analysis of Performance

Students are tracked across all four strands for each activity they study.

Year 7

In Year 7 the pupils currently receive 3 x 50 minute lessons of PE per week within curriculum time. A variety of different sports and activities are provided depending on the academic term.

Winter Term

Football/Lacrosse/Tag Rugby

Netball

Fitness/Gymnastics/Dance

Summer Term

Athletics, Tennis, Rounders

Year 8

In Year 8 the pupils currently receive 3 x 50 minute lessons of PE per week within curriculum time. A variety of different sports and activities are provided depending on the academic term.

Winter Term

Football/Handball/Hockey

Netball

Fitness/Gymnastics/Dance

Summer Term

Athletics, Tennis Rounders

Year 9

In Year 9 the pupils currently receive one double lesson of PE per week within curriculum time. A variety of different sports and activities are provided depending on the academic term.

Winter Term

Netball, Orienteering, Volleyball, Badminton, Sports Acro, Trampolining, Handball, Basketball

Summer Term

Athletics, Tennis, Rounders

Key Stage 4 Core PE

In Year 10 and 11 the emphasis of core PE is very much on participation and preparation for future involvement in physical activities after leaving school. Students receive one PE lesson per week. We introduce students to the concept of fitness and healthy well-being for life by leading them through activities such as Aerobics, Nike Fitness, Yoga, Boxercise, and Circuit Training. The students will also have the opportunity to continue with some of the activities from Year 9 such as Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball, Handball and Netball as well as trying new sports such as Ultimate Frisbee and Rugby. We gauge our activity choices for these year groups by discussing with each individual teaching group what ‘they’ would like to get out of their PE lessons and from here we design a rota of activities to try to incorporate all of the students choices. Our expectations do not change, in that we do expect all of the students at KS4 to participate in PE lessons to the best of their ability, pushing their fitness levels and improving their overall health and well-being.

Key Stage 4 GCSE Physical Education

Students follow the AQA Physical Education Specification

In Year 10 students will study; Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Movement Analysis, Socio-cultural influences and Health, Fitness and Well-Being.  In Year 11 students will study; Physical training, Use of data and Sport Psychology. This theoretical aspect of the course makes up 60% of the students final grade and is assessed through two papers at the end of Year 11. 

The Non-exam assessment (NEA) aspect of the course makes up 40% of the overall grade and requires students to develop their ability and aptitude in physical activities, demonstrating appropriate skills and techniques. Practical performance in different physical activities is essential to completing the course.

Key Stage 5 Core PE

All Year 12 students participate in PE activities on a Wednesday afternoon. Our aim is to encourage the students to develop healthy lifestyles and to promote a lifelong love of physical exercise. Activities cover a wide range including kick boxing, zumba, yoga, self-defence, basketball, trampolining, badminton, boxercise, Nike fitness and table tennis. These activities very much depend upon the interests of the students who are encouraged to suggest activities they would like to try. In addition to these activities, students are also encouraged to join local gyms in the spring term in the hope that they will continue to use these after leaving school.

Key Stage 5 A level Physical Education

Students follow the AQA Physical Education specification

The course offers a breadth of study which reflects the multifaceted nature of the science, psychology and sociology surrounding Physical Activity and Sport. During the course students will study; Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics, Skill Acquisition, Sport Psychology, Sport and Society and The Role of Technology in Sport. This theoretical aspect of the course makes up 70% of the students final grade and is assessed through two papers at the end of Year 13.

Students will also be assessed in practical aspects, which contribute to 30% of the overall grade. Students will be assessed in their practical performance in one activity and will also have the opportunity to analysis and evaluate their performance through a written piece of non-examined assessment.