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Physical Education

Introduction to the Department

The mission of Aldworth Physical Education Department is to educate minds, develop physically literate bodies, provide opportunities to succeed and promote positive attitudes towards lifetime physical activity, fitness and sports skills.

Physical Education, Physical Activity & School Sport – What is the difference?

Physical Education is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils. This involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of knowledge & skills & character development). Physical Activity is a broad term that describes bodily movement, posture and balance. It involves indoor and outdoor play, work-related activity, outdoor and adventurous activities, active travel (e.g. walking, cycling, rollerblading, scooting), habitual activities such as using the stairs, doing housework and gardening. School Sport is the structured learning that takes place beyond the curriculum within school settings. The School Sport Programme has the potential to develop and broaden the foundation learning that takes place in physical education. It also forms a vital link with community sport and activity.

KS3 Core Physical Education

Students have two Core PE lessons every week and will cover 13 sports/activities throughout the academic year. Each unit of work consists of 6 lessons. Students cover the same sports/activities throughout Year 7 to 9 with the learning content within each topic being more challenging and difficult each year to ensure students meet the outcomes we want them to reach at the end of Key Stage 3. Key stage three classes are mixed gender and are set on attainment in the subject.

KS4 Core Physical Education

Key Stage 4 Core PE also consists of two Core PE lessons every week.

Year 10 students study a pedagogy called Sport Education. The goal of Sports Education is to educate students to be players in the fullest sense and to help them develop as competent, literate and enthusiastic sportspersons. Students take an active coaching role in developing practices and drills in a range of sports for their class to perform. They then seek to apply the skills they have developed from the practices into match play. Each class will have its own league format for the academic year. As well as gaining points for winning, teams also gain points if the individuals perform their individual roles well. Each team will have a coach, captain, equipment manager, fitness leader, journalist and statistician.

Year 11 students choose what they study in Physical Education by selecting one of four pathways: Boy’s Competitive, Girl’s Competitive, Health & Leisure and Alternative. Students are provided with the list of topics each pathway consists of at the end of Year 10 so they are able to select the perfect pathway for them.  

Extra-Curricular – School Sport

We have a vast range of sports and activities available for all students at Aldworth School to participate and compete in. We run teams in basketball, football, netball, tennis, rugby, badminton, athletics, cricket and rounders. We also compete in dance and trampolining. Activities run before school and after school to cater for as many students wishing to participate as possible. We encourage all students to attend the clubs to ensure that they maintain a healthy active lifestyle, whereby they acquire new skills, can challenge themselves within a competitive situation through fixtures and to make new friends.

We have a School Sport programme which is updated every half-term and an Aldworth School PE bulletin that is shared every Friday in the school newsletter, @AldworthPE Twitter, @aldworthpe_ Instagram and the Aldworth School Facebook page each week to ensure you know the details of the fixtures the following week. Students will be informed well in advance of the fixture by a team sheet on the School Sport notice board in the PE Department corridor where they would be required to tick or cross their availability for the fixture.

GCSE Physical Education

Syllabus: Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport

Course Content:

Students will study 4 units of work throughout two years:

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport & Exercise (Exam)

Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport (Practical Assessment & Coursework)

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training (Practical Assessment & Coursework)

Unit 5: The Sports Performer in Action (Coursework)

 

Assessment:

Two units will be delivered and assessed each year of the course. Students are expected to be assessed by coursework, practical performance and an exam. All assessment is carried out in exam conditions.

Each unit will be assessed and graded as a Pass, Merit and Distinction. All work is moderated internally before the final grade being given to students with the exception of Unit 1 where the students sit an online exam and this is marked externally. The grades from each unit are weighted and contribute to an overall course grade. Overall course grades can be Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. 

Please see below how students achieve their qualification grade.

Unit Grade

Unit Grade

Unit Grade

Unit Grade

Overall Qualification Grade

Distinction

Distinction

Distinction

Distinction

Distinction*

Distinction

Distinction

Distinction

Merit

Distinction*

Distinction

Distinction

Merit

Merit

Distinction

Distinction

Merit

Merit

Merit

Merit

Merit

Merit

Merit

Merit

Merit

Merit

Merit

Merit

Pass

Merit

Merit

Merit

Pass

Pass

Pass

Merit

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

For more detailed curriculum information, please see the documents below.

Any further queries please email PhysEd@aldworth.hants.sch.uk