St Michael's
We believe that a three way partnership between the school, its students and their parents is vital to success

Physical Education

A downloadable version of this information can be found here.

Overview

Our aim is for every student to experience a wide range of physical activities and to gain an understanding into why PE is important as an integral part of an active and healthy lifestyle.  We want all of our students to enjoy PE and, as a department, we take great pride in the positive feedback we receive from our students regarding their experiences in lessons.

The department have established the following links:

  • Awarded the Schools Games ‘Silver Mark’ for contributions to PE & Sport in schools.
  • WBA Foundation ‘Live the Kicks Dream’ programme – football clubs for both boys and girls.
  • FA (Football Association) link – Secondary Schools Girls programme.  Set up to provide successful and sustainable girls football.
  • PCFL – West Midlands affiliated school for Power Chair Football.
  • UKDBA affiliation.  Through this membership our school has been successful in dodgeball competitions.  Our Year 8 Boys squad are 2016-17 Sandwell and Black Country Champions and will now be going onto represent the area at the West Midlands finals.
  • In badminton our U16s are two times Sandwell champions and have represented Sandwell at the Black Country Games finals.
  • Annual sponsored bounce evening
  • Annual trips to the BBA Finals in Birmingham.
  • Annual National Badminton Championships in Birmingham.
  • Twitter account created and used for both lessons and extra-curricular - @stmichaelssport

As a department we act upon the feedback given to us from the KS3 student surveys, so we can improve the quality of provision that is delivered to our students.

What skills will pupils develop?

Students will develop:

  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Honesty
  • Sportsmanship
  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Pride
  • Tactics & strategies
  • Analysis
  • Motivation
  • Life Skills
  • Organisation
  • Independence
  • Self-discipline
  • Growth mind-set

What will help pupils to learn?

A positive and supportive environment where students feel confident to express themselves and develop both their theoretical knowledge, understanding and their practical performance.

KS3 Course Structure

The structure of the course enables students to experience a broad range of activities. Throughout Year 7 - 9 students will develop their skill level and their ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Year 7 curriculum outline – 4 weeks of baseline assessments in a range of activities so students can be assessed and grouped ready for the academic year.  Students will then undertake units of work where they will participate in 7 activities from the following list:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Gymnastics/Trampolining
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton
  • Boccia
  • Dodgeball
  • Dance
  • Handball
  • Problem Solving
  • Fitness induction
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders

Year 8 & 9 curriculum outline - Students will undertake 7 units of work where they will participate in activities from the following list:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Gymnastics/Trampolining
  • Dance
  • Table tennis
  • Boccia
  • Badminton
  • Dodgeball
  • Handball
  • Problem Solving
  • Fitness Testing/Indoor Rowing/Training Methods
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders

Students have the opportunity to apply for and become a Sports Ambassador for the department.

 

KS3 Assessment

Assessment will take place using the following:

  • Performance assessment every lesson
  • Fitness testing results & fitness results from both indoor rowing and methods of training
  • Written assessment projects
  • Verbal assessment through feedback and questioning.
  • Self/peer-assessment through analysis of performance

At the end of each unit all students will gain a formative grade which will form a part of their assessment.  Throughout the academic year their grade will be an average of all of the activities they have undertaken and the best 4 grades will count as their end of year assessment.

KS4 Course Structure

In KS4 we offer both core and optional PE. Each course offers a wide range of activities for students to participate in including individual, team games and personal fitness development.  Examples of the sporting activities students undertake are listed below:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Gymnastics/Trampolining
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton
  • Dodgeball
  • Dance
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Boxing/MMA
  • Athletics
  • Striking and fielding

KS4 Assessment

Students have the opportunity to opt or GCSE PE or BTEC Sport - Please refer to pages 5 and 6 for a detailed overview.

Staff

Mr G Gibbons – Head of PE

Mrs A Wright – Second in department

Mrs F Faulkner - Second in department

Mr C Bending -  PE teacher and Associate Assistant Head

Mr W Hill - PE teacher and Assistant Head

Mr A Brooks - PE teacher and Assistant Head

Mr L Mole

Mr P Stafford

Opportunities out of lessons

We encourage and provide our students with the opportunities to be involved in our diverse extra-curricular programme which enables students to participate in competitive and recreational activities to further develop their skill levels and confidence. Our extra-curricular programme is promoted through our Twitter page.

Career Pathways in this subject

PE is an integral part of a healthy individual.   It has links to future career opportunities including further study at higher education, the health and fitness industry, specialist PE teaching and sports coaching, armed services (Army, Navy, Air Force) and public services (Police, Fire and Ambulance), nursing, medicine, physiotherapy and veterinary.

   KS4 Qualifications

Qualification Name

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Exam Board

AQA

Type (e.g. GCSE/BTEC Certificate)

GCSE 

Level (1,2 or both)

 N/a

GLH (Guided Learning Hours)

 TBC

Course Content Outline

(What Will I study?)

Theory content is taught in preparation for two exam papers:

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

The course consists of 7 topic areas:

1. Applied anatomy and physiology

2. Movement analysis

3. Physical training

4. Use of data

5. Sports psychology

6. Socio-cultural influences

7. Health, fitness and well-being

Practical content is taught through a variety of sports and students will be assessed in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).

There will also be analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Typical Lesson/Homework Activities.

(How will I study?)

Students will study in a variety of ways: worksheets, videos, power-points & wherever possible the theory component of the course will be linked to the practical. Homework is provided every week and is to be submitted in the following theory lesson. Practical lessons will be taught focusing on a variety of sports as chosen by the PE department.

Success Criteria

(How will I be assessed?)

Theory Exam assessments:

Paper 1—Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes, 78 marks = 30% of GCSE

Paper 2—Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes, 78 marks = 30% of GCSE

All questions are a mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions

Practical non-exam assessment:

Assessed by teachers and moderated by AQA

100 marks = 40% of the course

For each of the 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

Succession Paths Post-16

(What can I do with this qualification?)

A-level or BTEC related courses at local colleges or 6th form

Qualification Name

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport

Exam Board

Pearson Edexcel

Type (e.g. GCSE/BTEC Certificate)

BTEC Level First Award Level 2

Level (1,2 or both)

 Both

GLH (Guided Learning Hours)

 120

Course Content Outline

(What Will I study?)

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport is taught over 120 guided learning hours (GLH). It has core and optional specialist units. Learners must complete the two core units, and a choice of optional units to reach a total of 120 GLH. This BTEC First Award has units that your centre assesses (internal) and a unit that Pearson sets and marks (external).  

Each unit equates to 25% of the students overall grade.

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Externally assessed online exam relating to Physical & Skill Components of Fitness, Training Methods, Fitness Testing and the Effect of Exercise on the Body.

Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance

Learning aims in this unit: A) understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports; B) practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports; C) be able to review sports performance.

Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness

Learning aims in this unit: A) design a personal fitness training programme; B) know about exercise adherence factors and strategies for continued training success; C) implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives; D) review a personal fitness training programme.

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

Learning aims in this unit: A) know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership; B) undertake the planning and leading of sports activities; C) review the planning and leading of sports activities.

Typical Lesson/Homework Activities.

(How will I study?)

Students will study in a variety of ways: worksheets, group tasks, quizzes, independent research, video analysis and power-points. Wherever possible the theory component of the course will be linked to the practical. Homework is provided every week and is to be submitted in the following theory lesson. Students will be required to complete and update coursework outside of school to meet the strict deadlines supplied by the exam board. Practical lessons will be taught focusing on a variety of sports as chosen by the PE department.

Success Criteria

(How will I be assessed?)

Students will be awarded one of the following grades for each unit completed and assessed:

Level 1 Pass  -  Minimum points required 24     

Level 2 Pass  -  Minimum points required 48

Level 2 Merit  - Minimum points required 66     

Level 2 Distinction  -  Minimum points required 84

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise -Core Unit - Externally Assessed - Online Exam

Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance - Core Unit - Internally Assessed - Externally Moderated

Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness - Optional Unit - Internally Assessed - Externally Moderated

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities - Optional Unit - Internally Assessed - Externally Moderated

Succession Paths Post-16

(What can I do with this qualification?)

A-level or BTEC related courses at local colleges or 6th form