Outwood Academy Shafton P.E Department is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning experiences for our students. We aim to ensure that students reach their full potential and student well-being is nurtured throughout their P.E experiences. The department is passionate about enabling students to access a range of quality extra curricular activities including the chance to join sporting teams and represent the academy at events and fixtures.
The Physical Education course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. The mission of the Outwood Academy Shafton Physical Education Department is to educate minds, develop healthy bodies, and promote positive attitudes towards lifetime physical activity, fitness, and sports skills. With a quality physical education program in place, each student will be empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to make responsible lifestyle choices that directly impact his/her health and well-being. This is through a variety of sports which are taught in school by our own teachers with expert knowledge but also through external links to enable a wider learning experience in preparation for students to move from Year 7 through to Year 8.
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr Mike Jepps, Head of Department, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) GCSE PE
Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems
Component 2: Health and Performance
Component 3: Practical Performance
Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (Controlled Assessment)
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) GCSE PE is assessed in the following way:
Aim: Explore body systems, common sports injuries and technological advances in the sector.
Assessment: Internally assigned assignments
Weighting: 30% of total course
During Component 1, students will:
Component 2 – The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity
Aim: Explore how training, nutrition and psychological factors contribute to engagement in sport and activity.
Assessment: Externally assessed
Weighting: 40% of total course
During Component 2, students will:
Component 3 – Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity
Aim: To understand the attributes of a successful sports leader and plan and lead an engaging activity session.
Assessment: Internally assessed (synoptic)
Weighting: 30% of total course
To achieve this aim, students will:
Pearson BTEC Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness is assessed in the following way:
Unit R041: Reducing the risk of sports injuries
Taking part in sport and physical activity puts the body under stress. Students will learn how to reduce the risk of injury when taking part in sport through activities such as warm-ups, and knowing how to respond to injuries and medical conditions in a sport setting are all vital skills within the sport and leisure industry.
This unit is externally assessed through an OCR set and marked 1 hour exam. A sample test can be downloaded from the website, where you can also find past papers and examiner’s reports.
Unit R042: Applying principles of training
The role of a coach is to keep their performers in peak condition by monitoring individuals’ fitness and designing bespoke training programmes. Students will learn the principles of training and how different methods target different components of fitness. They will also learn how to conduct fitness tests, interpret the results and design and evaluate fitness, programmes. The OCR-set assignment brings this together through demonstration of this knowledge and skills in a practical task.
OCR Cambridge National in Sports Science is assessed in the following way:
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr Mike Jepps, Head of Department, email@example.com
Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area. Regular updates can also be found on the department Twitter page: OAShaftonPE