Physical Education

Physical Education plays a vital role in our everyday lives by keeping us fit, healthy and active.  If you are fit you recover faster from illness and injury and you generally have a great work ethic and good fitness improves our performance in general everyday activities.

All students in Key Stage 3 carry out a range of sports and activities over the year. Each student will carry receive a double PE lesson every week and will follow a 4 week timetable completing one sport at a time with a practical and theoretical assessment at the end of each. 

Year 7  Year 8 Year 9 
  • Netball
  • Dance
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Fitness
  • OAA
  • Resilience through sport
  • Netball
  • Dance
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Fitness
  • OAA
  • Resilience through sport
  • Netball
  • Dance
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Fitness
  • OAA
  • Resilience through sport

In addition to the core PE lessons that form part of the KS4 curriculum for all students, we also offer a GCSE qualification in PE.

At KS4, the PE curriculum aims to develop students’ knowledge in physiology, anatomy and social cultural aspects in sport. This is achieved through physical fitness activities, which develop specific skills for students' chosen sporting activities such as football and netball. Physical skills are developed throughout practical PE lessons in curriculum time, extra-curricular activities and competitions. Lessons also improve student's understanding of performance in sport and develop knowledge on how fitness methods are used to develop ability and skills. 

Students will learn about how the human body works in sport through topics such as the cardio-respiratory system and how effectiveness can develop or enhance sporting performance. Students focus on developing their ability in three sports and receive feedback from their teacher and peers using video and photo analysis to enhance their performance. The subject covers a number of topics to help students to understand how to achieve a healthy, active lifestyle through sports performance. These include safe execution of a range of sporting techniques and movements, a theoretical focus on anatomy in sport, diet and nutrition, hydration, warming up and cooling down to prepare and recovering from a training session.

The subject of PE helps to develop many important attributes that will help students throughout their lives including confidence, commitment, concentration and movement memory. 

Year 10 Year 11
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Dance
  • Rock Climbing
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Dance
  • Rock Climbing
Examination Board: AQA GCSE PE (8582)

The GCSE is comprised of 2 exam papers (60%), a practical component and coursework (40%).

Paper 1 : The Human Body and Movement in Physical Activity and Sport (30% - 78 marks)

A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

• Applied anatomy and physiology
• Movement analysis
• Physical training
• Use of data

Paper 2: Socio-Cultural Influences and Well-Being in Physical Activity and Sport (30% - 78 marks)

A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

• Sports psychology
• Socio-cultural influences
• Health, fitness and well-being
• Use of data

Each exam paper is 1hr 15minutes in length.

Practical Performance in Physical Activity and Sport (40% - 100 marks)

Assessed by teachers and moderated by AQA

Practical performance in three different sports in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity). These are carried out over the two years of the course. The coursework is an evaluation and analysis of one performance to bring about improvement. 

For each of their three activities, students will be assessed in skills in progressive drills (10 marks per activity) and in the full context (15 marks per activity).

Students will be assessed on their analysis (15 marks) and evaluation (10 marks) of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Find out more about this qualification.

GCSE PE Video

Staff

Miss N Gore | Subject Leader – PE and Dance 
Miss A Doyle | Teacher: PE 
Miss G Pemberton | Teacher: Dance and PE

Facilities

Outdoors

At Prenton we have an outdoor climbing traverse wall, two outdoor basketball courts, two outdoor handball courts, 4 outdoor tennis courts and four outdoor netball courts, one of which is a championship court.  We have a field which has a four lane running track, a long jump and triple jump pit, two rounders pitches and a 9 v 9 football pitch.  We also have a wide range of outdoor equipment to enable students to take part in active playground activities at lunchtime.

Sports Hall

Indoors we have a Sports Hall which is equipped with four badminton courts, basketball, netball, handball and volleyball courts. We have two 6mm trampolining beds and a half inch bed which is good for beginners.  We are also set up for both indoor and outdoor cricket at which we have enjoyed a great deal of success.

Gym

In the gym every student has their own 6×4 mat on which to perform.  We have a variety of gym equipment including four mini trampettes, two Reuther boards and 2 springboards as well as a plethora of boxes, benches, beams etc.  This area is also able to accommodate dance, basketball, netball, handball and volleyball practices. 

Main Hall 

The main hall boasts professional staging, lighting and sound systems with a range of mirrors as well as storage for dance equipment. We are also lucky to have retractable theatre-style seating, which is used for performances.

PE Revision Guides

www.teachpe.com/gcse

www.pe4learning.com

www.brainmac.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe

www.mypeexam.org