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Ridgewood

School

PE

The PE department’s vision is ‘To inspire young people to participate and enjoy physical activity’.

Students are encouraged to recognise the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle, and their teachers ensure they have an excellent educational experience in lessons and through extra-curricular activities to ensure that they are very well equipped for the next stage of their education, training or employment. Their vision extends to instilling this through an imaginative and stimulating PE curriculum that provides all students with an outstanding range of opportunities to participate and excel in PE and sport.

Benefiting from six full time members of staff, our PE department teaches students at all key stages. At KS3, students receive four hours of PE over two weeks and are taught as single sex groups in core PE from Year 7 through to Year 11. Students are split by ability and individual needs from Year 8 upwards including some mixed sex groups in Years 9-11. At KS4, students can opt to study the Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science. Those students who do not opt to take the Cambridge National still benefit from three hours of core PE over two weeks. At KS5, students can choose to study A Level PE or the Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity Level 3. In order to facilitate PE for students of all ages and abilities, the department boasts a gymnasium, a full sized sports hall, a fitness room, three 5-a side football pitches, one 9-a side football pitch, two 11-a side football pitches, one full sized rugby pitch, three netball courts and four tennis courts.

In 2017, students again achieved well in PE. In addition to success in the classroom, a dynamic and broad extra-curricular programme is offered, including badminton, hockey, basketball, football, netball, rugby, rounders, athletics, trampolining, dance and fitness, as well as an annual ski trip to Italy. The PE department also have forged strong links with Wheatley Hills Rugby Club and Doncaster Rowing Club. At present, football is a sport at which Ridgewood teams excel, with both boys and girls teams winning competitions locally and county-wide. Success has also come in netball and rounders for the girls, and for both girls and boys in athletics, cross country, gymnastics and trampolining. The department are now looking to expand their success into badminton, basketball and rowing in order to promote versatility in competition success. The house system also allows the development of both traditional and non-traditional competitions.

Core PE 

Overview of topics:

At Key Stage 3, students are taught and assessed in a range of activities which include games such as football, netball, rugby, basketball, badminton, hockey, tennis and rounders. They also complete other activities such as gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, health related fitness, athletics and orienteering. 

At Key Stage 4, students complete activities similar to those at KS3, but  there is more emphasis on competition and game play.

In Year 11, students are given the opportunity to complete the Junior Sports Leadership Award within their PE lessons.

Assessment:

In KS3, students will be assessed alongside our STEPS assessment. The students will complete a homework project that will be completed throughout the year to go alongside the activities in lesson time. This has 3 set checkpoints at the end of each term. These homework booklets will allow us to test our students in their ‘Intellectual Understanding’ as Strand 1 of our assessment policy. This grade will result in 50% of their recorded PE grade that is demonstrated through the CF cycles. The other 50% comes from the 4 other areas. These include:
·         Strand 2: Tactics and Understanding – Games, Athletics, Racquet Sports, OAA
·         Strand 3: Analysis and evaluation – Games, Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Racquet Sports, OAA
·         Strand 4: Performance and replication - Games, Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Racquet Sports, OAA
·         Strand 5: Creativity – Dance, Gymnastics, Games

In Key Stage 4, the main focus is towards engagement and lifelong participation. Students are assessed primarily on their attitude in lessons.

Weighting

25%

75% (top three)

 

Strand 1

Strand 2

Strand 3

Strand 4

Strand 5

Focus

Intellectual understanding

Tactics and strategies

Analysis and evaluation

Performance and replication

Creativity

Sports assessed in

Homework booklets

All activities

Games

Athletics

Racquet Sports

OAA

Games

Athletics

Dance

Gymnastics

Racquet Sports

OAA

Games

Athletics

Dance

Gymnastics

Racquet Sports

OAA

Dance

Gymnastics

Games

Useful web links:

KS4 

For more details about the qualification that students starting Year 10 in July will take, please download the document on this page with details about the Cambridge Nationals Sport Science qualification.

For students in Year 11 from July 2018, the course is VCERT Level 2 Health and Fitness.

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness involves five hours over two weeks of theory and practical teaching.

Students are taught the content required to complete their coursework assignments and pass an external exam which is sat around October time of Year 11 and can be taken again around March time (2nd chance).

The final grade for the qualification is based on a structure of Not Yet Achieved, Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.

Unit

Unit aims

Assessment

01 Principles of health and fitness

 

Learners will understand the main components of fitness and the principles of training. They will look at the benefits and the effects of exercise on the body’s system

Coursework

2 Healthy lifestyles

 

They will learn the importance of diet and nutrition. Learners will understand how motivation affects participation in physical activity.

 

Coursework

3 Preparing and planning for health and fitness

 

The learner will be able to evaluate a health and fitness plan.

External Exam

4 Develop a personal health and fitness programme

 

Learners will understand the importance of preparation and appropriate warm-up and cool downs. They will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of a health and fitness programme.

 

Coursework

How the qualification is assessed

Assessment is the process of measuring a learner’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification.

The assessment for the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness consists of 2 types:

  • Internal assessment – portfolio of evidence. This will be graded by centre staff and externally moderated by NCFE.
  • External assessment – external assessment paper. This will be graded by NCFE.

Learners must be successful in both types of assessment to achieve the qualification.

Awarding the final grade

The final grade for the qualification will be aggregated by combining the grades achieved for each unit. The final grade will be issued to the centre by NCFE.

The final grade for the qualification is based on a structure of Not Yet Achieved, Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.

A Distinction* grade will be awarded to learners who have consistently achieved a Distinction grade in every unit which demonstrates the learners’ high standard of knowledge, understanding and skill at Level 2.

Learners are required to successfully achieve 4 mandatory units. This equates to 4 grades to be aggregated.

The table below shows how the accumulation of each unit grade is aggregated to form the overall qualification grade.

 

KS5 

A Level Physical Education

Year 1

Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education (Exam 1 hour and 45 mins -  40% of qualification)

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis

Biomechanics is embedded within the content of Topics 1 and 2.

Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education (Exam 1 hour and 15 minutes - 30% of qualification)

  • Topic 3: Skill acquisition
  • Topic 4: Sport psychology
  • Topic 5: Sport and society

Component 3: Practical Performance (Non-examined assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated 15% of the qualification)

  • Skills performed in one physical activity as a player/performer

OR

  • Skills performed in one physical activity as a coach

Component 4: Performance Analysis (Non-examined assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated

15% of the qualification)

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis
  • Topic 3: Skill acquisition
  • Topic 4: Sport psychology

Biomechanics is embedded within the content of Topics 1 and 2.

Year 2

Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education (Exam 2hrs 30mins – 40% of qualification)

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis

Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education (Exam 2hrs – 30% of qualification)

Topic 3: Skill acquisition

  • Topic 4: Sport psychology
  • Topic 5: Sport and society

Component 3: Practical performance (Internally assessed, externally moderated

15% of qualification)

  • Skills performed in one physical activity as a player/performer

OR

  • Skills performed in one physical activity as a coach

Component 4: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme (Non-examined assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated) 15% of the qualification

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis
  • Topic 3: Skill acquisition
  • Topic 4: Sport psychology

Biomechanics is embedded within the content of Topics 1 and 2.

Assessment:

Exam vs. coursework: 70% theory, 30% coursework (15% practical/15% Analysis of Performance)