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Physical Education

Head of Department: Mr A Ward

Overview

Physical Education contributes to the overall education of the pupils by helping them to lead full and valuable lives through engaging in purposeful physical activity.

It can:

  • Develop physical competence and help to promote physical development.
  • Teach pupils, through experience, to value the benefits of participation in physical activity at school and to educate for leisure activities outside of school.
  • Develop an appreciation of skilful and creative performances across the wide range of activities offered.
  • Help to establish self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and help pupils to cope with success and failure in competitive and co-operative activities.
  • Increase the development of social awareness and values through interaction with others.
  • Improve the health and well being of the individual.

Not all children develop at the same speed but through a broad curriculum the pupils are able to develop at their own pace and achieve success. Realistic goals are set by the staff and pupils themselves so that individuals can feel a sense of progress, achievement, satisfaction and enjoyment.

A big focus in PE is the development of student leaders. Warm ups, drills and decision making activities are often provided as a stepping stone for students to develop these transferable life skills. Our Sports Captains are expected to lead a sporting event for their year group which gives the students a chance to improve their organisation, team work, management, advertising and leading skills.

All students in Year 10 and 11 participate in 3 hours of physical education. They have an opportunity to build on existing skills as well as experiencing a variety of new activities. The girls participate in trampolining, aerobics and dance, fitness (using the Fitness Suite), netball, basketball, rounders, tennis and badminton. The boys participate in football, softball, badminton, basketball, tennis, swimming, fitness (using the Fitness Suite) and table tennis.

Extra-curricular clubs are run in most sports providing opportunities for further enjoyment and enabling skills to be developed at a higher level for all as well as driving our more able and talented students. A variety of teams compete against other schools playing a high standard of sport with pleasing success.   Visit the Clubs section and the PE Fixtures section for further details.

PE Clothing

For details of standard school PE uniform items and the school supplier, please visit the Uniform section. 

Click here to visit the Warlingham PE clothing shop to buy official extra curricular clothing. Ensure you select the 'Warlingham Bulk Delivery' option for free delivery to the school. 

Exam Courses

Here is an overview of the exam courses that are run within the PE department. In addition to these, we also run the Community Sports Leaders Award and students are able to get involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Key Stage 4 Courses

GCSE Course Overview

GCSE Physical Education is an option to those pupils who have a particular interest or expertise in sport.

Course Overview

The emphasis throughout the course is on introducing the concepts with Physical Education and relating these to performance whilst developing your knowledge, competence and confidence in a wide variety of skills that will enable you to confidently move forward in life. The theoretical side of the course is complemented by the practical element where you will get to put this newly learned theory into practice and improve and develop in your chosen activities.

Course Assessment

Theory Exam 60%, Practical Assessment 40%

Course Requirements

It is expected that students have a passion about sport and are regularly participating in competitive sport both in and out of school.

Career Pathways

A-Level PE, BTEC Level 3

Last Year’s Performance

67% A* - C

Exam Board

OCR, Course Code J587

 

BTEC Level 2

BTEC Physical Education is an option to those pupils who have a particular interest in sport.

Course Overview

The course is developed to reflect vocational demands of a career in the sports industry. The course covers Fitness Testing and Training, Practical Sport, Planning and Leading Activities, Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, Nutrition, Psychology and Lifestyles.

Course Assessment

75% Coursework, 25% External Assessment

Course Requirements

It is expected that students have a passion about sport and have participated effectively in PE during KS3.

Career Pathways

BTEC Level 3

Last Year’s Performance

100% A* - C

Exam Board

Edexcel, Course Code 500/7658/9

 

Key Stage 5 Courses

Duration:  From September 2017 A Level PE will be running as a 2 year course.

Board: OCR

Course Entry Qualification: Grade B or above in PE or equivalent in Science.

Course Description

A Level Physical Education  (H555)

70% Theory. 30% Practical.

Theory:

Component 01, Physiological factors affecting performance, includes the following contents:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics

Component 02, Psychological factors affecting performance, includes the following content:

  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology

Component 03, Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport:

  • Sport and society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport                      

Practical:

Component 04, Performance in physical education, includes the following content:

  • Performance or coaching of an activity taken from the approved lists.

PLUS

  • An oral Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI).

It is expected that ALL Students who take Physical Education at AS and A Level participate in their chosen sporting activity outside of the curriculum.  The exam board recommend for students to be attaining top practical marks they need to ‘perform at an outstanding level of competition for the activity and age group (GCE).’  With the large range of facilities at Warlingham there are many opportunities for students to develop their performance in Sport. 

It is recommended that all A Level PE students contribute their school service hours to the PE department, to help them gain knowledge and experience for their oral response.

Assessment Format

A2

Component 01:  Physiological factors affecting performance.  External 2 hour written paper: 90 marks: 35% of total A Level.

Component 02:  Psychological factors affecting performance.  External 1 hour written paper: 60 marks: 20% of total A Level.

Component 03:  Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport.  External 1 hour written paper: 60 marks: 20% of total A Level.

Component 04:  Performance in physical education.  Internal practical assessment.  External practical moderation: 60 marks: 30% of total A Level.

Possible Careers and Higher Education

  • Primary School Physical Education teacher.
  • Secondary School Physical Education teacher.
  • Sports Science degree.
  • Sports Studies degree.
  • Leisure Management qualification.
  • Physiotherapist.
  • Fitness Manager.
  • Personal Trainer.
  • Sports Coaching.
  • Sports Psychologist.

Further information from:             Mrs J Alger

BTEC Level 3

BTEC Physical Education is an option to those pupils who have a particular interest in sport and may have already completed the Level 2.

Course Overview

The course is developed to reflect vocational demands of a career in the sports industry. The course covers Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness testing and programming, professional development in the sports industry and practical sports performance.

Course Assessment

33% Written exam, 33% Controlled assessment, 33% Coursework

Course Requirements

To have completed the Level 2 course to a Merit or a Distinction standard

Career Pathways

University to study Sports Science, PE Teaching, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Physiotherapy, Personal Trainer.

Last Year’s Performance

100% A* - C

Exam Board

Edexcel, Course Code 601/7281/6

 

(August 2017)