Physical Education Overview

The PE Department encourages students to achieve the highest possible standards and develop the ability to work independently and within a team. Our aims are:

  • To inspire, motivate and challenge students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career pathways.
  • To develop the ability to analyse and evaluate.
  • To understand the contribution which physical activity and sport makes to health, fitness and well-being.
  • To be able to perform effectively in physical activity by developing skills and techniques and selecting tactics, strategies or compositional ideas.

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Curriculum Overview

Net Game Plans

Badminton

  • Forehand stroke
  • Overhead Clear
  • Underarm Clear
  • Short Serve
  • Forehand Drop Shot
  • Ready Position

Tennis

  • Forehand groundstroke
  • Backhand groundstroke
  • Underarm serve
  • Forehand Volley
  • Ready Position

Striking & Fielding Game Plans

Rounders

  • Underarm Throwing
  • Close Catching
  • Bowling
  • Batting to hit
  • Long barrier Fielding
  • Base Running

Cricket

  • Close Fielding
  • Low Catching
  • Overarm Bowling
  • Forward Drive
  • Long Barrier Fielding
  • Forward Defensive Block

Water Activities Plans

Swimming

  • Push & Glide on Front
  • Front Crawl Arms
  • Front Crawl Legs
  • Push & Glide on Back
  • Backstroke Arms
  • Backstroke Legs

Water Polo & Water Rescue

  • Dry Passing
  • Wet Passing
  • Receiving a Pass
  • Dribbling
  • Lob Shot
  • Blocking

Gymnastics & Fitness Plans

Gymnastics

  • Rolling
  • Cartwheels
  • Jumping
  • Link Movements
  • Pathways
  • Group Sequence

Circuits & Boxercise

  • Stamina Fitness
  • Speed & Agility Fitness
  • Strength Fitness
  • Power Fitness
  • Lead Warm Up
  • Challenge Circuit

Invasion Games & Athletics Plans

Basketball

  • Bounce Passing
  • Dribbling
  • Chest Pass
  • Set Shot
  • Rebounding
  • Jump Stop

Handball

  • Jump Shot
  • Intercepting
  • Dribbling
  • Short passing
  • Ready position
  • Man to Man Defence

Rugby

  • Short Passing
  • Ball Carrying
  • Play the Ball
  • Block Tackle
  • Side Tackle
  • Smother Tackle

Football

  • Short Passing
  • Long Passing
  • Foot Control
  • Dribbling & Turning
  • Close Shooting
  • Defensive Heading

Hockey

  • Grip
  • Flat stop control
  • Push Pass
  • Dribbling
  • Block Tackle
  • Push Shot

Athletics

  • Sprint Technique
  • Long Jump
  • High Jump - Scissor Kick
  • Discus - standing throw
  • Javelin - 5 strides
  • Shot Putt - standing throw

Net Game Plans

Badminton

  • Forehand Net Kill
  • Net Drop Shot
  • Overhead Clear- distance
  • Smash
  • Long Serve
  • Footwork

Tennis

  • Forehand Net Volley
  • Backhand Net Volley
  • Overarm Serve
  • Forehand Drive
  • Footwork

Striking & Fielding Game Plans

Rounders

  • Overarm Throwing
  • Overhead Catching
  • Bowling heights
  • Batting to direction
  • Fielding on the move
  • Backstop fielding

Cricket

  • Retrive and Throw Fielding
  • Dive Catching
  • Bowling Line and Length
  • Off / Cover Drive
  • Wicket Keeping
  • Pull Shot

Water Activities Plans

Swimming

  • Front Crawl Streamline
  • Backstroke Streamline
  • Breaststroke Arms
  • Breaststroke Legs
  • Sprint Races
  • Team Medley Relay

Water Polo & Water Rescue

  • Entry & Exits
  • Land Rescues
  • Water Rescues
  • Surface Dives
  • Treading Water
  • Recovery Position

Gymnastics & Fitness Plans

Gymnastics

  • Front & Back Support
  • Laying Shapes
  • Headstand
  • Pair Balances
  • Group Balances
  • Group Sequence

Circuits & Boxercise

  • Heart Health
  • Muscle Health
  • Mental Health
  • Skill Fitness
  • Lead Fitness Circuit
  • Team Challenge Circuit

Invasion Games & Athletics Plans

Basketball

  • Javelin Pass
  • Cross Dribble
  • Pivoting
  • Lay Ups
  • Indvidual Defence
  • Cutting

Handball

  • Hip Shot
  • Blocking
  • Taking 3 Steps
  • Feint to pass
  • Goalkeeping
  • Scatter Defence

Rugby

  • Passing from the ground
  • Grubber Kick
  • Hit & Spin
  • Rear Tackle
  • Defensive Line
  • Bomb Kick

Football

  • Lofted Pass
  • Block Tackle
  • Body Control
  • Beating Opponent
  • Medium Range Shooting
  • Attacking Heading

Hockey

  • Reverse Stop
  • Upright Stop
  • Slap Pass
  • V Cut
  • Jab Tackle
  • Hit Shot

Athletics

  • Bend Running
  • Triple Jump
  • High Jump - Flop
  • Discus - Rotation
  • Javelin - 9 strides
  • Shot Putt- Rotation

Net Game Plans

Badminton

  • Flick Serve
  • Smash - accuracy
  • Backhand Net Kill
  • Block shot
  • Drive
  • Backhand serve

Tennis

  • Drop Shot
  • Overhead Smash
  • Lob
  • Spin Shot
  • Recovery

Table Tennis

  • Push Shot
  • Drive Shot
  • Service
  • Top Spin
  • Slice Shot
  • Ready Position

Striking & Fielding Game Plans

Rounders

  • Backing Up
  • Reverse batting
  • Spin bowling
  • Batting to distance
  • Fielding on the base
  • Distance Throwing

Cricket

  • Backing Up Fielding
  • High Catching
  • Spin Bowling
  • Cut Shot
  • Distance Throwing
  • Backfoot Drive

Golf

  • Grip, Stance & Swing
  • Chip Shot
  • Pitch Shot
  • Tee Shot
  • Putting Shot
  • Course Play

Water Activities Plans

Swimming

  • Butterfly Arms
  • Butterfly Legs
  • Breaststroke Streamline
  • Tumble Turns
  • Negative Splitting
  • Indvidual Medley

Water Polo & Water Rescue

  • Swim for Distance
  • Deep Water Rescues
  • Lifesaving Backstroke
  • Towing
  • Defensive Blocking
  • CPR

Gymnastics & Fitness Plans

Gymnastics

  • Landing
  • Hurdle Step
  • Straddle Vault
  • Tuck Vault
  • Long Arm Vault
  • Handspring Vault

Circuits & Boxercise

  • Boxing Stance
  • Footwork
  • Straight & Cross Punches
  • Feint & Punch
  • Combination Punching
  • Boxing Coach Role

Invasion Games & Athletics Plans

Basketball

  • Fake and Drive
  • Lay ups with left & right
  • Fast Break
  • Jump Shot
  • Man to Man Defending
  • Zonal Defending

Handball

  • Wing Shot
  • Fall Shot
  • Defensive Contact
  • Jump Pass
  • Reverse Pass
  • Zonal Defence

Rugby

  • Offloading
  • Place Kicking
  • Passive Scrums
  • Two man tackle
  • Support Running
  • Switch Pass

Football

  • Driven Pass
  • Defensive Pressing
  • Crossing
  • Possession Play
  • Volley Shooting
  • Goalkeeping

Athletics

  • Relay Changeovers
  • Triple Jump - Distance
  • High Jump - Tactics
  • Hurdling
  • Javelin - 13 strides
  • Shot Putt- Distance
GCSE study begins in Year 10. Students follow the OCR specification. Assessment is through practical performance (40%) and a written examination (60%). Students sit two examinations for their PE GCSE. Areas of study include physical factors affecting performance in year 10 and socio-cultural issues and sports psychology in year 11. Students are analysed practically throughout the 2 year period and the students’ highest 3 performance grades are recorded.

Sports Science study begins in Year 10. Students follow the OCR specification for Cambridge Nationals Sports Science. Assessment is through 3 written coursework units of work and a written examination. Students cover 2 units of work in year 10 and a further unit with an examination in year 11. Areas of study for the coursework units include applying the principles of training, the body’s response to physical activity and technology in sport. The examination unit focuses on factors which influence the risk of injury.

Term 1 - GCSE

September-OctoberOctober-December

We study:

  • Key concepts & Processes in PE
  • Fundamental Motor Skills
  • Decision making in sports
  • Rule makers of sport
  • Sportsmanship in sport
  • Characteristics of a skilled performer in sport

Skills we use:

  • Describe and give practical examples of the Key concepts in Physical Education Curriculum.
  • Justify Key processes in Physical Education.
  • Discuss how humans develop skills and techniques.
  • Understand decision making in physical activities.
  • Identify, create and enforce codes of behaviour in sport.
  • Use correct vocabulary to describe the characteristics of skilful movement.

Assessment:

  • Complete assessment on the topics learnt this learning cycle.
  • Assess practical grade and look to improve skill weaknesses ready for recording assessment.

Homework

  • Homework sheet 1: Key processes and concept multiple choice and written response questions.
  • Homework sheet 2: FMS and Decision making, multiple choice and written response questions. Focus on literacy support sheet to answer questions.
  • Homework sheet 3: Sports roles and skills, multiple choice and written response to questions.

We study:

  • Goal setting in sport
  • Characteristics of a healthy active lifestyle
  • Assessing fitness and health

Skills we use:

  • Have knowledge the characteristics of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Reasoning skills and challenge to select a physical fitness components for certain sports.
  • Write a sports match report to include examples of fitness component shown in the match.
  • Research using websites for health and safety.
  • Produce fitness tests and analyse results.
  • Evaluation and discussion.
  • Justify the reasons for warm up and cool down techniques.

Assessment:

  • Complete assessment on the topics learnt this learning cycle.
  • Assess practical grade and look to improve skill weaknesses ready for recording assessment.

Homework

  • Homework sheet 4: Fitness for Health, multiple choice questions and written response questions. Focus on literacy support sheet to structure answer.
  • Homework challenge: Find out which sport requires a physical examination to decide whether the performer can take part.
  • Homework sheet 5: Evaluate health & fitness multiple choice questions and written response questions. Focus on literacy support sheet to structure answer.
  • Homework sheet 6: Warm up- multiple choice questions and written response questions.

Term 1 - Nationals

September-OctoberOctober-December

We study:

  • The principles of training in a sporting context.
  • Know how training methods target different fitness components.
  • Be able to conduct fitness tests.

Skills we use:

  • Progression, i.e. progressive overload by increasing frequency, intensity, time, type, adherence (FITTA)
  • Specificity, i.e. practices a skill used in a sport, trains the muscle group(s) predominantly used in a sport
  • Reversibility/regression, i.e. ‘use it or lose it’ (e.g. where injury may affect performance)
  • Moderation, i.e. taking into account age, gender, environment and experience (e.g. a session which will include young athletes and mature performers)
  • Variance, i.e. avoiding boredom, gives the body a different challenge, mixture of fitness and skill
  • Difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise

Assessment:

  • To be able to complete tests for each component of fitness – strength, power, agility, balance, flexibility and maximal or sub-maximal and analyse the results

Homework

  • To research different sports and the specific muscle groups targeted in training.
  • Find out ways in which variance is used in training in a specific sport
  • Research how different sports use aerobic & anaerobic exercise.
  • Find out what particular components are suited to the sport of your choice.
  • Choose a fitness component and research the Training Methods to improve.

We study:

  • How to conduct fitness tests effectively.
  • To take part in a range of fitness tests and gather data.
  • How to analyse the results of fitness tests.

Skills we use:

  • Different ways of conducting Fitness testing?
  • Validity, reliability and protocol.
  • Gathering data.
  • Analysis of data
  • Presenting results

Assessment:

  • Assignment task 3 of R042. To identify the success criteria and the differences in the grading for the marking criteria. To know what an MB1 (pass) looks like and what an MB3 (distinction) looks like.

Homework

  • To find different examples of health questionnaires, choose one format and to complete the questionnaire prior to fitness testing.
  • Find out information about the national averages of the test you will be undertaking.

Term 2 - GCSE

January-FeburaryFebruary-April

We study:

  • Balanced diets for health
  • Energy requirements
  • Lifestyle Choices
  • Performance enhancing drugs

Skills we use:

  • Understand nutrients found in food
  • Identify health problems linked to a poor diet
  • Explain energy balance and consequences of an imbalance
  • Use interactive software to research vitamins & minerals
  • Debating for and against the effects of drug taking in sport

Assessment:

  • Complete assessment on the topics learnt this learning cycle.
  • Assess practical grade and look to improve skill weaknesses ready for recording assessment.

Homework

  • Homework Sheet 7: Balanced diet, multiple choice questions and written response questions.
  • Homework Challenge: Find out what type of performance enhancing drugs are primarily used by elite cyclists.
  • Homework Sheet 8: Lifestyle, multiple choice questions and written response questions.

We study:

  • Sports participation trending
  • General factors affecting participation
  • Exercise methods for participation
  • Indicators of well-being

Skills we use:

  • Understand trends in sport by analysing graphs and data from the last 10 years.
  • Take part in a group discussion to develop an understanding of how a person’s ability and disability can effect levels of participation.
  • Write a report to apply the positive and negative factors using sporting examples.
  • Measure indicators of health and well-being
  • Use ICT research skills to identify and describe popular methods of exercise.
  • Work in a group to produce a leaflet

Assessment:

  • Complete assessment on the topics learnt this learning cycle.
  • Assess practical grade and look to improve skill weaknesses ready for recording assessment.

Homework

  • Homework Challenge: Design two physical activity leaflets and print out for wall display.

Term 2 - Nationals

January-FeburaryFebruary-April

We study:

  • How to develop fitness training programme

Skills we use:

  • Clarify aims
  • Set realistic goals and aims which can be measured
  • Identify suitable activities
  • Show progress
  • Evaluation of the programme

Assessment:

  • Create and develop a fitness training programme and also evaluate its effectiveness.

Homework

  • Find activities/sports related to the area you’re looking to improve.
  • Complete task 4 of the course work.

We study:

  • The key components of the muscular-skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems, their functions and roles

Skills we use:

  • To recognise the essential bones and muscles
  • To explain their importance and functions
  • To understand the cardio-vascular system
  • To explain its importance in relation to fitness
  • To identify the benefits of cardio-respiratory fitness in everyday life, i.e. prevention or reduction of heart disease & obesity

Assessment:

  • Complete task 1 of Sport Science Unit R043: The body’s response to physical activity

Homework

  • Homework sheet 1: Developing understanding of the muscular system, multiple choice and written response questions.
  • Homework sheet 2: to provide sporting examples of the following Extension, Flexion, Abduction, Adduction Rotation and Circumduction.
  • Homework sheet 3: Oxygen transport, multiple choice and written response questions.

Term 3 - GCSE

April-JuneJune-July

We study:

  • Specific factors influence sports participation
  • The reasons people give for a non-participation and participation in physical activity
  • Sporting pathways available to people.

Skills we use:

  • Search for specific factors influencing participation and write up a report on findings
  • Reasons for participating and not participating
  • Prioritise & categorise the reasons into physical, mental and social.
  • Suggest other methods to encourage people into physical activity
  • Participate in a revision lesson, topics from term 2.
  • Self-assess my exam technique against success criteria.
  • Identify gaps in understanding and revisit before mock exam

Assessment:

  • Mock Examination

Homework

  • Prepare for exam

This time is used to improve assessment both practical and theory.

Term 3 - Nationals

April-JuneJune-July

We study:

  • The importance of the muscular-skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems in health and fitness

Skills we use:

  • Identify the benefits of cardio-respiratory fitness in everyday life, i.e. prevention or reduction of: Some cancers, strokes and stress
  • Know the benefits of muscular strength and flexibility in helping to complete everyday tasks with ease and avoid injury
  • Describe the benefits of muscular endurance to increase stamina for work-based tasks and improve sport skill performance
  • Presentation skills

Assessment:

  • Produce a PowerPoint to describe the benefits of: cardio-respiratory fitness in everyday life muscular strength and flexibility muscular endurance

Homework

  • Prepare for presentation

This time is used to improve assessment both practical and theory.

GCSE study begins in Year 10. Students follow the OCR specification. Assessment is through practical performance (40%) and a written examination (60%). Students sit two examinations for their PE GCSE. Areas of study include physical factors affecting performance in year 10 and socio-cultural issues and sports psychology in year 11. Students are analysed practically throughout the 2 year period and the students’ highest 3 performance grades are recorded.

Sports Science study begins in Year 10. Students follow the OCR specification for Cambridge Nationals Sports Science. Assessment is through 3 written coursework units of work and a written examination. Students cover 2 units of work in year 10 and a further unit with an examination in year 11. Areas of study for the coursework units include applying the principles of training, the body’s response to physical activity and technology in sport. The examination unit focuses on factors which influence the risk of injury.

Term 1 - GCSE

September-OctoberOctober-December

We study:

  • How we Learn sports skills as children
  • Sports Feedback
  • Human body

Skills we use:

  • Highlighting and categorising the range of ways in which skills are learnt
  • Provide positive and negative examples and evaluate effectiveness.
  • Give, receive and evaluate feedback.
  • Outline the positive effect of goal setting on performance.
  • Understand the benefits of goal setting to focus training, controlling anxiety and enabling success.
  • Discuss benefits of Positive self- talk and progressive relaxation techniques.
  • Outline benefits of mental preparation.
  • Describe functions of the skeleton and the three types of joint.

Assessment:

  • Complete assessment on the topics learnt this learning cycle.
  • AAssess practical grade and look to improve skill weaknesses ready for recording assessment.

Homework

  • Revision sheets as set

We study:

  • The Human body

Skills we use:

  • Label a diagram of a synovial joint, include the articulating bones, ligament, cartilage and synovial fluid.
  • Outline the 3 different types of muscle identifying the differences between them.
  • Understand the concept of muscles working in pairs to pull on bones to create movement. For different sporting actions students should identify the prime mover, antagonist and synergists.
  • Describe that the function of tendons is to attach muscle to bone; students should understand that a healthy, active lifestyle will reduce risk of tendon damage, making them stronger and more flexible.
  • Describe the the effects of lactic acid.

Assessment:

  • Complete assessment on the topics learnt this learning cycle.
  • Assess practical grade and look to improve skill weaknesses ready for recording assessment

Homework

  • Revision sheets as set

Term 1 - Nationals

September-OctoberOctober-December

We study:

  • The effects of a poor diet on sports performance and participation

Skills we use:

  • Understanding the effects of poor diet and dehydration on sport performance
  • Measuring and combating those results
  • Designing good diets
  • Analysing the results of a good diet on performance

Assessment:

  • Complete Tasks 1, 2, 3 & 4 of Sports nutrition module.

Homework

  • Find out the effects of under eating on a specific sport.
  • Gather data for the sports performer to construct the diet plan.
  • Plan how you will evaluate your diet plan.

We study:

  • Know how technology is used in sport
  • Understand the positive effect of sports technology

Skills we use:

  • How technology is used to enhance performance in fitness testing, training aids, equipment, clothing and footwear and injury prevention and recovery.
  • How technology is used to enhance game play in video refereeing, ‘Hawk-Eye’, goal-line technology, ‘Hot spot’, radio and stadia.
  • How technology is used to enhance spectatorship in Stadia, officials, commentary/punditry, television and internet.
  • The positive effects of sports technology in game play and spectatorship.

Assessment:

  • Complete Task 1 of Sports Technology.

Homework

  • Gathering examples and evidence of the use of technology in sport.

Term 2 - GCSE

January-FeburaryFebruary-April

We study:

  • School and healthy lifestyles
  • Government and healthy lifestyle
  • Reducing hazards in sport

Skills we use:

  • Research skills in researching modern day sports sponsorship.
  • Investigate the Media, especially amount of sports coverage on television and in newspapers and form an opinion on how the media can influence people’s participation in sport and physical activity.
  • Identify local sports provision in Liverpool and who is responsible for funding it from the following sectors: local authority provision, private enterprise, voluntary organisations
  • Research the role of the British Olympic Association and National Governing bodies of Sport in promoting participation to people in the UK.

Assessment:

  • Performance Task

Homework

  • Homework 8: Sports Provision, multiple choice and written response questions.
  • Collect data for Performance Task

We study:

  • Performance Task

Skills we use:

  • Research and development of task.

Homework

  • Revision

Term 2 - Nationals

January-FeburaryFebruary-April

We study:

  • The positive and negative effects of sports technology

Skills we use:

  • Research skills
  • Analysis of effects on performance and interest
  • Presentation skills
  • Developing an argument with evidence
  • Measuring positive and negative effects

Assessment:

  • Present Powerpoint on the positive and negative effects of sports technology.

Homework

  • Prepare Powerpoint presentation using examples gathered in last learning cycle.

We study:

  • Be able to evaluate the impact of technology in sport.

Skills we use:

  • Evaluation skills

Assessment:

  • Essay on the impact of Technology in sport.

Homework

  • Preparation and first draft of essay

Term 3 - GCSE

April-JuneJune-July

We study:

  • Past papers and exam questions

Homework

  • Past papers and exam questions

N/A

Term 3 - Nationals

April-JuneJune-July

We study:

  • Reducing the risk of sports injuries

Skills we use:

  • Understand different factors which influence the risk of injury.
  • Responding to injury and medical conditions
  • Using warm up and cool down techniques to reduce chance of injury
  • Exam techniques

Assessment:

  • Past papers and exam questions

Homework

  • Past papers and exam questions

N/A

Examination Details

Physical Education

Contact: Mr I. Makin
Applies to: Year 10 & 11
Course Type: GCSE
Exam Board: OCR
Spec Code: J586, J086
Specification: Download

Sport Science Level 1/2

Contact: Mr I. Makin
Applies to: Year 10 & 11
Course Type: Cambridge National
Exam Board: OCR
Spec Code: J802
Specification: Download