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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education at The Highcrest Academy is challenging, exciting and fun. The Department is committed to providing opportunities for all pupils to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.

All pupils have the opportunity to perform and refine their skills, develop their tactical knowledge, problem solving skills and plan strategies during lessons and in games and matches. They are given opportunities to design sequences and motifs as well as evaluating their own and others’ performances.

The PE Department is well resourced to develop all areas of the PE curriculum. The Department offers a wide variety of extra- curricular clubs at competitive and non- competitive levels. Each year a variety of inter-house activities take place giving all pupils the opportunity to participate in competitive sport.

Pupils have the opportunity to compete at local, county, regional and national level in a variety of sports.

Key Stage 3:  4 x 1 hour lessons per fortnight
Key Stage 4 (including Year 9s):  3x 1 hour lesson per fortnight
Key Stage 5: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (remove performance and excellence), 18x 1 hour lessons per fortnight

 

Year 9 & 10 summer exam revision topics:

  • The structure and function of the skeletal system.
  • The structure and function of the muscular system.
  • The cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
  • Effects of exercise on body systems.
 

KEY STAGE 3

Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils have four x 1 hour lessons per fortnight. All pupils study a variety of:

  • Netball
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • OAA
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Striking & Fielding
  • Tennis
     

KEY STAGE 4 (Including Year 9s)

GCSE PE (OCR Exam Board):

  • 40% Practical: Including externally moderated performances in three different sports and a written Analysis and Evaluation of Performance.
  • 60% Theory: Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Physical Training, Socio-cultural influences, Sports Psychology, Health, Fitness and Well-being. Externally assessed through two one hour exams. 
  • Core PE: Three x 1 hour lessons per fortnight. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities and to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

KEY STAGE 5

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport: The BTEC course offers the opportunity to study for a vocational qualification. Students receive 18x 1 hour lessons per fortnight.  Units include:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Sports Leadership
  • Sports Psychology
  • Instructing Gym Based Exercise

Useful websites

Exam information and past papers:  www.ocr.org.uk                                
Information on training and fitness for exams: www.brianmac.co.uk                      
Information on training and fitness for exams: www.teachpe.com                           
Information for exams: www.mypeexam.org                       
Information on training and fitness for exams: www.topendsports.com                  
Information on sports clubs in Buckinghamshire: www.leapwithus.org.uk  
 

Revision Guide        

My Revision Notes: OCR GCSE (9-1) PE 2nd Edition £8.99