Physical Education

 

 

 

Acting Director of  Sport: Mr M Humphrey, BSc (Hons) Portsmouth

Director of Sport: Mrs K Hobson, BA (Hons) Brighton (Maternity leave)

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PE Teacher: Miss J Cumming, BA (Hons) Wales
PE Teacher: Miss C Phillips, BSc (Hons) Brunel
PE Teacher: Mrs C Gilding-Brant, BA Brighton

Graduate Assistant (Sports) Mr N Standing, BSc St Mary’s Twickenham
Graduate Assistant (Sports) Miss G Cowdery, BSc Bournemouth

Outdoor Education: Mr P Hills

 

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GCSE

Do you want to learn about how to improve your own sporting performance? Or the performance of others? Explain the role physical activity has in developing a good overall health? Help break down some of the barriers to sport? This is the subject for you! The course helps develop skills which prepare you for the further study of PE or sports science courses as well as other related subject areas such as psychology, sociology and biology. Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by further education, Higher Education and employers in all sectors of industry.

Course Content

Component 1: Physical factors affecting Performance

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physical Training

Component 2: Socio-Cultural Issues and Sports Psychology

  • 1 Socio-cultural Influences
  • 2 Sports Psychology
  • 3 Health, Fitness and Well-Being

Component 3: Performance in Physical Education (Practical & Coursework)

  • 1 Performance of three activities:
  • one ‘individual’ – for example, Badminton, Climbing, Athletics, Tennis etc.
  • one ‘team’ – for example, Football, Netball, Cricket, Hockey etc.
  • one other, either ‘individual’ or ‘team’
    • 2 Analysing and Evaluating Performance (AEP), task-based NEA.

It is essential that if you are considering this course you consult a member of the PE Department, as there is an emphasis on practical ability. An aptitude for science is also essential.

For further information of the course visit: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/physical-education-j587-from-2016/

Assessment

Paper 1: Physical factors affecting Performance

  • 60 marks
  • 60 minutes
  • 30% of total GCSE

Paper 2: Socio-Cultural Issues and Sports Psychology

  • 60 marks
  • 60 minutes
  • 30% of total GCSE

Coursework and Practical: Performance in Physical Education (Practical & Coursework)

  • 80 marks
  • 40% of total GCSE

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It is essential that all pupils considering this course consult a member of the PE Department, as there is an emphasis on practical ability. An aptitude for science is also essential.

A Level

Why Study Physical Education?
• Are you interested in how the human body works?
• Would you like to find out more about the psychology and nutrition work used by elite
athletes?
• Are you considering a career within sport education?
• Have you wondered how sport developed from the early 18th century through to its present day impact on culture?
• Do you enjoy taking part in sport?

Course Content
Topics include:
• Applied Anatomy and Physiology
• Skill Acquisition
• Sport and Society
• Biomechanical Movement
• Sport Psychology
• Sport and Society and the role of Technology in Physical Activity and Sport.

Skill Acquisition and Sport Psychology complement one another perfectly, as shown in relating stages of learning to self-efficacy theory and the effects of social inhibition to teaching styles and methods of guidance. The synoptic approach adopted throughout the course will help enhance your understanding of the neurological aspects of top sport performance.

Assessment
A2 – Two written theory papers, totalling – 70%
A2 – Practical Assessment on either a coach or performer in one chosen activity – 30%

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