PE gives students the opportunity to participate and achieve in a range of activities as performers, officials and leaders. It provides a strong link to physical activities, sport and dance opportunities they take up in extra-curricular activities and in the community. It makes a significant contribution to young people’s entitlement to five hours of physical activity, including sport, each week.
Students enjoy being physically active as individuals, in groups and in teams. They also enjoy solving problems and performing in creative, artistic, aesthetic, competitive and challenging activities.
For some students achievement in physical education will be the pursuit of excellence and becoming ‘the best’ in their sport or chosen activity. Others may choose to use their knowledge, skills and understanding to pursue careers or voluntary pathways as performers, leaders or officials or follow physical education routes of study at further or higher education. Success for others will be in their involvement in physical activity for its own sake and for the benefits to their health and wellbeing.
• Mrs A McKinney – Assistant Subject Team Leader
• Mrs N Hargreaves – Teacher of PE
• Mr J Leeson – Teacher of PE & Year Achievement Leader (YAL)
• Mr C Fawcett – Teacher of PE & Year Achievement Leader (YAL)
• Mrs S Shaw – Gymnastics and Dance Specialist
• Mr R Dedicoat – Trainee
The aims of the Physical Education Department at The King’s School are:
• To enable all young people whatever their circumstances or ability, to take part in and enjoy physical activities and provide a range of enrichment activities.
• To promote and celebrate young people’s health, safety and physical well-being.
• To enable all young people to improve and achieve in physical activities and to celebrate their achievements.
• To encourage young people to nurture an interest in sport for life and develop a connection to healthy, active lifestyles in their lessons, out of hours learning opportunities and the wider curriculum.
• To achieve high standards in both practical and theoretical aspects.
• To display unity, mutual support and respect with and for one another within the staff of the department.
• To provide excellent teaching and enjoyable lessons for our learners.
KS4 – GCSE
GCSE – marking of student books, of topic tests at the end of each studied unit, of mock exam, of coursework
GCSE assessment – students are assessed at the end of each topic and given a relevant GCSE grade; practical activities are assessed on a continual basis and final marks submitted in May. There is one written piece of coursework. This is completed at the start of Year 11.
Coursework is marked against AQA criteria giving a comment about the strengths of the piece of work, outlining what could be done to improve the piece of work to the next grade and giving the grade the piece of work is worth. Learners should be aware of their target level – both departmental target and FFT D target (as regards their theoretical work), theory topic test marks should again be allocated the relevant GCSE grade and recorded on the Departmental tracking system.
Practical GCSE marks are to be communicated to learners as they perform in that activity with internal moderation of marks taking place annually as well as the required annual AQA moderation.
Learners should understand what marks they have gained and what they need to do to improve their grade, communication with the learners is key.
Overall, the Physical Education Department is a hardworking, dedicated, and highly professional team, which has high expectations not only for the students but of themselves as well.
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A*-A = 29%
A*-C = 80%
A*-G = 100%
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