Physical Education

PE OVERVIEW

 

The Ripley Academy P.E. team aims to provide opportunities for students to excel through sport. From problem solving to communication skills; from independent learning opportunities, to teamwork; P.E. at The Ripley Academy is far more than just playing and doing. Through all of the experiences that students have, we hope that sport will be carried on into life after school, leading to a lifelong love of sport. 

If you would like to discuss anything regarding P.E. at The Ripley Academy then please feel free to contact Mr J McTaggart Head of Physical Education. (jmctaggart@ripleyacademy.org)

 

Key Stage 3 overview

 

 

Students in this age range will tackle a wide range of sports which will vary according to season and our facilities. Our main topics for this year will be.... Rugby, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Badminton, Fitness, Volleyball, Orienteering, Athletics, Tennis, and striking and fielding. 

A programme of term by term activities can be seen below;

 

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Year 7 Baseline Testing Rug           Net

Foot  

Gym

Hoc     Orient Athletics

Ath    

Rounders

Year 8

Foot      

BB

Rug             Fit

Net  

Bad/Vol

Hoc  

Net

Athletics Ath     Rounders
Year 9

Foot      

BB

Rug           Hoc

Net

Voll/Bad

Foot    

Net

Athletics Ath     Rounders

 

Students at KS3 will also get a taste of GCSE PE content in readiness for the options process at Y9. This takes the form of a workbook in each year with GCSE PE type tasks and exam questions which will be completed via either practical tasks, classroom based theory lessons, or set homework. Year 8 Sample Booklet

 

The Department has good resources which include: brand new state of the art sports hall; Full size floodlit Astroturf; 1 x gymnasium; 3 theory teaching room with data projector; long and triple jump area; 3 x fenced yards; 4 x tennis courts and various grass pitches for football, rugby and Athletics. 

 

Key Stage 4 overview

 

 

GCSE Physical Education

Students who opt for GCSE P.E. will follow the AQA syllabus and will have 5 lessons of GCSE. P.E per fortnight. The course consists of 30% of their marks gained for their practical ability (internally assessed with external moderation) and 70% through 2 terminal exams of 1hour 15 mins each hours at the end of the course.

For more information click on the link below 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse

 

BTEC Sport level 2

 

Through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, these vocational qualifications provide level 2 learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a career in the sector. 

Units offered include training for personal fitness, practical sports performance, and psychology, anatomy and physiology in sport.

For more info click on the link below.

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html

 

Year 10/11 Core PE

 

Students in this age range will tackle a wide range of sports which will vary according to season and our facilities. Our main topics for this year will be.... Rugby, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Fitness, Orienteering, Athletics, Tennis, and striking and fielding. 

A programme of term by term activities can be seen below;

 

Year

10

Foot    

Net

Hoc      

BB

Foot    

Bad

Foot  

Volley

Ath Ath     Strike&field

Boys

Y11

Foot    

Net

Hoc      

BB

Foot  

Bad

Foot       Volley XXXXX XXXXX

Girls

Y11

Net        

BB

Fb/Hoc   Volley

Net  

Bad

Foot

Indoor

XXXXX XXXXX

 

KS5 CURRICULUM 

 

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is a course taking two academic years to complete and is equivalent to 1 A level. The course involves 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are externally assessed. The mandatory units are: Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being and Professional Development in the Sports Industry. 

These vocational qualifications help level 3 students develop the practical knowledge, skills and understanding they need to prepare for their chosen career.  

 

Units offered include principles of anatomy and physiology in sport, assessing risk in sport, fitness testing for sport and exercise, and principles and practices in outdoor adventure. 

For more information click on the link below. 

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/sport-2010.html

 

ASSESSMENT

 

At Key Stage 3 all pupils will be assessed through continual practical assessments. This will take place at the end of a block of work/activity, usually at the end of a half term. Students will also undertake an end of year theory test.

At Key Stage 4 Controlled assessments in the practical course will take place at the end of each sport covered, as per the controlled assessment time line. The marking of these controlled assessments will be in line with the AQA specification/criteria. (See spec for criteria). Students will also undertake end of unit/topic tests, usually every half term which will then feed into whole school data collection.

At Key Stage 5. Students will be assessed in 4 units studied. 2 are externally set and assessed and 2 are internal coursework units which are marked within school but externally moderated.

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR PROGRAMME

 

Students are actively encouraged to continue sporting participation outside of lesson times, with a full range of extra curricular activities to choose from. Being part of the Amber Valley School Sports partnership enables us to take part in a multitude of tournaments from traditional football and rugby, through to cheerleading dance and gymnastics for the more artistic. Please click here to view the PE Extra Curriculum Programme.

Students can also become involved in developing their sports leadership through involvement with various feeder school events such as leading at Junior School multi skills festivals and sports days.

 

Useful links for revision

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zp49cwx

https://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/pe