At Durham Johnston we believe in giving all pupils, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and developmental programme of activities. We do so in the belief that physical education in a safe, supportive and challenging environment is a vital component in the development of children’s physical and emotional health and well being. This, we believe, includes qualities such as enjoyment, tolerance, co-operation and the development of expertise.

At Key Stage 3 the focus of PE is based around games and fitness activities with maximum participation a priority. An extensive extra-curricular program also supports the curriculum with opportunities for all children to become involved.

At Key Stage 4, as well as the core curriculum, the PE department also offer GCSE and BTEC courses.

Finally, at Key Stage 5, although there is no provision for core PE the department run A level PE / Sport.

Teams in many sports also compete with great success across the region and nationally.

Year TOPIC
7

Games (invasion, net/wall, striking & fielding)

Fitness – (gymnastics, training methods & movement)

Outdoor & adventurous activities (orienteering)

8

Games (invasion, net/wall, striking & fielding)

Fitness (gymnastics, training methods & movement)

Outdoor & adventurous activities (orienteering)

9

Games (invasion, net/wall, striking & fielding)

Fitness (gymnastics, training methods & movement)

Outdoor & adventurous activities

(Orienteering).

 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582

Summary of the key content for current Year 10 students following the new AQA syllabus. Topics will be studied over 2 years.

Year 10 Topics Detail
Anatomy & physiology

Structure and function of the cardio respiratory system –

Skeletal system

Aerobic & anaerobic exercise

Health & Fitness

Physical health, mental health & wellbeing.

Balanced diet

Somatotyping

Consequences of an inactive lifestyle.

Physical Training

Components of fitness

Types of training, fitness testing and data analysis, principles of training.

Reasons for warming up & cooling down

Sports Psychology

Classification of skill.

Use of SMART targets and goal setting.

Personality types.

Motivation.

Feedback.

Movement Analysis

Classes of levers found in the body & mechanical advantages.

How the muscular system causes movement & types of movement.

Planes & axes of different movement.

Assessment requirements: 3 sports (one individual, one game and one other of either category) this is 40% GCSE

2 written examinations:

  1. Paper one; Applied anatomy & physiology, movement analysis, physical training & use of data. 1 hour 15 minutes 30% of GCSE
  2. Paper two; Sports psychology, socio cultural influences, health fitness & wellbeing & use of data. 1 hours 15 minutes 30% GCSE

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education-2009.html

Summary of the key content for current Year 11 students following the EDEXCEL syllabus (final year 2017)

Year 11 Topics  
Body Systems Cardiovascular system, respiratory system, muscular system & skeletal system.
Mind, body & personal health

Body types, factors affecting optimum weight, weight categories, drugs in sport, reducing risks in sport.

Diet, timing of dietary intake, macronutrients, micronutrients.

Physical Activity

Fitness tests, components of fitness, methods of training, principles of training, warm up & cool down, SMART targets & goal setting.

Health, fitness, exercise & performance related to a healthy & active lifestyle.

Influences

People, Culture, Image, Health & wellbeing, socio economic, resources.

Sports participation pyramid.

Government initiatives.

Agencies.

Assessment Details

Assessment requirements: 4 sports (including one individual, one game and any 2 other sports of either category) this is 60% GCSE, inclusive of coursework and analysis of performance.

One written exam paper worth 40% of GCSE 1 hour 30 mins.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/as-and-a-level

Summary of Content and Assessment

AS /Year 12 A’ Level A’ Level
Physiology – Body systems and effects of exercise Physiology – Body systems / levers and exercise.
Psychology – Skill characteristics and impact upon practice. Psychology – psychological influences on the individual
Assessment Assessment
Final exam worth 60% Final exam worth 60%
Practical assessment of one sport worth 40%. External moderation. Practical assessment of one sport worth 40%. External moderation.