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PE - KS4

 

Y10 and Y11 (Core PE)

Pupils receive one, one hour lesson of PE per week. Pupils will be expected to choose a sport they wish to develop in, while still being provided with a variety of options throughout the year. We want to provide pupils with choice and opportunities for success in order to engage them in physical activity and promote a healthy active lifestyle.

 

GCSE PE

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems – Exam - 36%

Topic 1 – Applied anatomy and physiology

  • - The structure and functions of the musculo-skeletal system.
  • - The structure and functions of the cardiovascular system.
  • - Anaerobic and Aerobic exercise.
  • - The short and long term effects of exercise.

Topic 2 – Movement Analysis

  • Lever systems, examples of their use in activity and the mechanical advantage they provide in movement.
  • Planes and axes of movement.

Topic 3 – Physical Training

  • - The relationship between health and fitness and the role that exercise plays in both.
  • - The components of fitness, benefits for sport and how fitness is measured and improved.
  • - The principles of training and their application to personal exercise / training programmes.
  • - The long term effects of exercise.
  • - How to optimise training and prevent injury.
  • - Effective use of warm up and cool down.

Topic 4 - Use of data

4.1 – Use of data

Component 2 – Health and Performance – Exam - 24%

Topic 1 – Health, fitness and well-being.

  • – Physical, emotional and social health, fitness and well-being.
  • – The consequences of a sedentary lifestyles.
  • – Energy use, diet, nutrition and hydration.

Topic 2 – Sport psychology

  • – The classification of skill (basic / complex, open / closed).
  • – The use of goal setting and SMART targets to improve and / or optimise performance.
  • - Guidance and feedback on performance.
  • – Mental preparation for performance.

 

Topic 3 – Socio-cultural influences

  • – Engagement patterns of different social groups in physical activity and sport.
  • – Commercialisation of physical activity and sport.
  • – Ethical and socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport.

 

Topic 4 – Use of data

4.1 – Use of data.

 

Component 3 – Practical Performance – 30%

The purpose of this component is to test students’ skills in a range of practical performances. Students will be required to perform in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer. They will be required to demonstrate their skills in isolation/unopposed situations and demonstrate their skills in a formal/competitive situation while under pressure Students must performa in:

  • one team activity
  • one individual activity
  • one activity of their choice, either a team or individual activity.

Students must participate in three separate activities.

 

Component 4 – Personal exercise programme (PEP) – 10%

The purpose of this component is to assess students’ skills in analysing and evaluating performance through a personal exercise programme (PEP) in order to improve/optimise performance in a chosen physical activity. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of training, relevant methods of training and use of data in order to analyse and evaluate their PEP. The PEP will cover a six- to eight-week period, and can relate to any physical activity of their choice from the activities list given in Component 3: Practical Performance.

 

BTEC Performing Arts - Dance

  

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award: is a level 2 qualification; the grades are Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction and Level 2 Distinction* It is a 120 guided-learning-hour qualification (equivalent in teaching time to one GCSE) with core units and optional units.

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT/***Unit

Assessment Method

1

UNIT ONE -  INDIVIDUAL SHOWCASE - Externally assessed

This unit covers what to include in a letter of application and how to prepare audition pieces or presentations that demonstrate your relevant skills and knowledge.

In this unit you will:

A understand the skills required for the selected progression opportunity

B present a self-promotional response to the selected progression opportunity.

2

UNIT TWO – PREPERATION, PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION – Internally assessed

This unit focuses on the work of a company, not just the individual. It will therefore give you the chance to experience the highs and lows of working as a member of a performance company.

 In this unit you will:

 A take part in the preparations for a live performance

 B demonstrate performance or production skills and techniques in a performance.

4

UNIT FOUR – DANCE SKILLS – Internally assessed

This unit is all about developing your versatility as a dancer. As part of this development you will be encouraged to develop your physical skills to help you become a stronger and more flexible dancer.

In this unit you will:

A explore and develop your dance skills and review your own practice

B use your dance skills within rehearsal and performance.

 

IS THIS SUBJECT FOR YOU?

You will enjoy this course if you want to;

 

  • You have some previous experience in dance. Including different dance styles
  • Study a practical subject and you enjoy being creative
  • You have a good kit record in PE.
  • Would like to develop your knowledge and understanding of different dance genres
  • You are committed to attending after school sessions on a regular basis.