Core Physical Education KS4

All students will take two pathways in Years 10 and 11.

These are based on a wide range of physical activities to suit students and to personalize their learning. One pathway is to allow students who found it hard to opt for PE at GCSE level due to other option choices to get a BTEC equivalent A* to C grade in Sport. This is a practical pathway run over the two years and does include some written assignments to support the practical elements.

Units of work include team games, individual games and fitness and training.

The other pathways are either games based (which are gender orientated), a health and fitness route, a leadership and minor games route and the opportunity for all routes to study some aspects of fitness, badminton and / or trampolining. All core activities are supported by an extensive extra-curricular and fixtures programme.

In Years 10 and 11 students are offered a choice of pathways.

Pathway 1

BTEC Level 2 Sport Award

Pathway 2

Performance Pathway

Pathway 3

Performace And Alternative Sports

Pathway 4

Short Course GCSE in Years 10 and 11

This is equivalent to a GCSE  A*- C and is a 2 year course covered entirely in core PE lessons.Students study 4 units over the 2 years and the course is largely practically based.

In Year 10 students will study:

Practical Sports Performance:

Students will study a team and individual sport as a performer. They will need to demonstrate understanding of the rules of the game and the role of an official. They will need to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their own and others performance showing the ability to correct the performance through organised training and practice.

Training For Personal
Fitness:

Students will be required to plan, organise, perform and evaluate their own training programme for their selected sport. They will need to describe and understand the
factors which influence sustained fitness success and be able to review their
programme identifying strengths and areas for improvement.
 

In Year 11 students will study:

Fitness For Sport and
Exercise:

Students will investigate the components of fitness, the methods of training and a variety of fitness tests in sport. They will be required to complete an on line test
in this unit to gain the qualification.

Leading Sports
Activities

Students will be involved practically in the principles of how to organise, motivate and be responsible for a variety of leader sessions. They will need to demonstrate the ability to review their own sessions and those of other students recognising the attributes and responsibilities of an efficient sports
leader.

All resources for learning and assignments can be found on the Alde Valley google apps system here (login required).

In Year 10: Students follow the national curriculum criteria for Outwitting
Opponents/ Aesthetic activities and Active Health.
This is for students who enjoy both games and individual aesthetic activities with an
emphasis on health and fitness.
 

In Year 11: Students follow the national curriculum criteria for Outwitting Opponents/ Aesthetic activities and Active Health.

This is for students who enjoy both games and individual aesthetic activities with an
emphasis on health and fitness.

 

In Year 10: Students follow the national curriculum criteria for Outwitting opponents/challenge and alternative sports and Active Health.

This is for students who enjoy performing games activities, enjoy fitness, alternative
sports and challenge work. There will be more focus on decision making and
exercising safely than on performing at maximum levels.

In Year 11: Students follow the
national curriculum criteria for 
Outwitting opponents/challenge and alternative sports and Active Health.

This is for students who enjoy performing games activities, enjoy fitness, alternative
sports and challenge work. There will be more focus on decision making and
exercising safely than on performing at maximum levels.

 

Please see GCSE PE for course details.