Physical Education

Head of Subject: Mr M Sergeant

Physical Education at Mayflower is designed to develop pupils’ confidence and competence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives both in and out of school. Pupils have a total of 4 hours and 10 minutes a fortnight. Pupils will develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.

At Mayflower, we aim to teach pupils the value of healthy active lifestyles, to take on personal and social responsibility and how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

Key Stage 3

Physical Education at Mayflower is designed to develop pupils’ confidence and competence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives both in and out of school. 


Pupils have a total of 4 hours and 10 minutes a fortnight. Pupils will develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.


At Mayflower, we aim to teach pupils the value of healthy active lifestyles, to take on personal and social responsibility and how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

Key Stage 4

All students in Years 10 and 11 will continue to take part in Physical Education for 4 hours in each two-week cycle.  During the course, the department will assess your performance, aptitude and attitude.  At Mayflower, students are given an opportunity to take part in new sports that differ from Key Stage 3 curriculum.

These include team building games, wide games and extreme sports.

You will study a range of activities, one of which must be a game.  You will develop your skills and technique, helping you to implement appropriate strategies and tactics, have an understanding of the rules and regulations and have the opportunity to officiate and coach in these sports.  You will also be required to evaluate your own and others’ performance and to plan a safe and effective personal fitness programme relative to your sport.  Examples of the activities you may take part in are:

  • Athletics

  • Badminton

  • Basketball

  • Dance

  • Football

  • Hockey

  • Fitness

  • Netball

  • Rounders

  • Rugby

  • Softball

  • Swimming

  • Table Tennis

  • Tennis

  • Trampolining

  • Volleyball

In addition to this compulsory provision, students also have the opportunity to study GCSE Physical Education.


GCSE Physical Education

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE

This course is designed for all students who have an interest in sport.  It presents an opportunity for you to develop your physical ability and your understanding of the theoretical concepts in Physical Education.  The course is divided into three sections: Theory, Practical and Personal Exercise Programme.

CONTENT OF THE COURSE

Component 1 Fitness and Body Systems

Anatomy and Physiology

Movement Analysis

Physical Training

Use of data

Component 2 Health and Performance

Health

Fitness

Well-being

Sports psychology

Socio cultural issues

Interpret data.

Component 3 Practical Performance

1 team activity

1 individual activity

1 team or individual activity

(students will have the opportunity to participate in many sports and select their top scores)

Component 4 Personal Exercise Programme

Aim and planning analysis

Carrying out and monitoring the PEP

Evaluation of PEP

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Component 1:

36% written Examination 1 hour 45 minutes

Component 2

24% written Examination 1 hour and 15 minutes

Component 3

30% 3 sporting activities

Component 4

10% Non-Examination assessment undertaken in school and externally moderated.

​​

EXAM BOARD: Edexcel

SPECIFICATION: 1PE0

For further details, please click on  the link below:

Edexcel GCSE Physical Education