PE

Physical Education at Settle College is a subject which develops students holistically, offering a wide range of opportunities for all learners regardless of ability or educational needs. Every student has the right to a successful and fulfilling learning environment and we strive to provide this, with personalised and contextualised learning which encompasses each student’s needs and encourages lifelong participation.

The Physical Education staff are committed to creating a fulfilled learning environment for the students by delivering innovative and inspiring lessons where quality of teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do.

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Key Stage 3

Physical Education is taught across Key Stage 3 for 4 lessons per fortnight. The focus within PE lessons is to develop skills to excel in a broad range of physical activities; ensure our students are physically active for sustained periods of time; engage students in competitive sports and activities and help them to lead healthy, active lives. In addition to this students will develop cross-curricular skills such as numeracy, literacy, thinking skills, leadership and team work.

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Key Stage 4

Students in Key Stage 4 have 4 lessons of Physical Education per fortnight. Skills are further enhanced, and opportunities for leadership, umpiring, organising events and the running of tournaments becomes a focus which develops students’ confidence and management abilities.
As well as the full core curriculum of Physical Education in Key Stage 4, GCSE Physical Education is also offered as an option subject in Years 10 and 11. The course provides an enriched learning experience for students where they will learn theory, demonstrate practical ability and showcase their sporting talents.  Consistently high grades are achieved by our students in these courses.

Staff Names and Roles

Mrs E Tarjanyi – Subject Leader
Mrs A Coulson – Girls’ PE Teacher
Mr G Paisley – Assistant Principal and Boys’ PE Teacher
Mr M Harrison – Boys’ PE Teacher

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GCSE Physical Education

Awarding Body
OCR

Useful Websites:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-physical-education-j587-from-2016/

Subject Staff
Mrs Tarjanyi (Subject Leader), Mrs Coulson, Mr Harrison and Mr Paisley (Assistant Principal)

Course requirements
A general interest in Physical Education and the key concepts that surround the subject

Course Description
The course will be taught over 1 year and is available as an option in either Yr10 or 11. Students will be assessed in both Theory and Practical. For the practical element students are assessed in 3 sports as a performer; 1 team sport, 1 individual sport and 1 other either team or individual sport

Equipment and Additional Costs To meet the health and safety requirements and reflect the corporate image of the Physical Education Department, students will be required to purchase sport kit.  There may be some additional costs for educational visits and other specialist personal equipment

 

 Key Stage 5

A full enrichment programme is offered to students at Key Stage 5, with competitions against surrounding schools playing a large part. The opportunity for students to lead and coach the younger students is also available and assisting in core PE lessons is something which has been hugely successful.

At Key Stage 5, we have a choice of A-Level Physical Education or the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport. Students can develop their skills within sport, preparing them fully for higher education and/or job opportunities within the sporting world.

In addition to the broad range of curriculum opportunities, here at Settle College Physical Education provides an extensive extra-curricular timetable. During the winter months sports such as Netball, Football, Hockey, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Badminton, Handball, Table Tennis and Basketball are all offered during lunchtimes and after school. In the summer months we offer Cricket, Rounders, Athletics, Tennis and Volleyball. Success is notable with Settle College achieving titles such as “Carnegie League Champions” in recent years.  A fitness suite is also available for students to use both at lunchtimes and after school.

A-Level Physical Education and CTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport

N.B The needs of our students will be assessed prior to them choosing their course and the course selection will be tailored to best suit the learners.

A-Level Physical Education

Awarding Body
OCR

Useful Websites
www.ocr.org.uk/…/as-a-level-gce-physical-education
www.ocr.org.uk/i-want-to/download-past-papers
http://www.teachpe.com/a_level.php
http://www.pe4learning.com/topic-page-level-pe
http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-physical-education-h155-h555-from-2016

Subject Staff
Mrs Tarjanyi (Subject Leader), Mrs Coulson, Mr Harrison and Mr Paisley (Assistant Principal)

Student comments
“It is an interesting and enjoyable subject for anyone who loves PE.”
“It is a fun subject to do and is a good subject for anyone who enjoys sport.”

Course requirements:
5 GCSEs at grade C or above – a grade B or above in Science with a GCSE in PE at grade B or above or a BTEC Sport at Distinction

Students will also be expected to be practically able in at least two different sports and to be willing to commit to a 10 week coaching/umpiring/officiating course.  The PE staff will interview students to ensure they are suitable for the course.  Students should be aware that they are required to commit to extra-curricular activities and develop their knowledge outside the classroom.

Course Description
This qualification will be taught over two years with students being examined at the end of the second year only.

The AS-Level is made up of two mandatory units: Unit G451: An introduction to Physical Education, which is externally assessed, and Unit G452: Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in Physical Education, which is externally set, internally assessed and externally moderated.  Together they form 50% of the corresponding four unit A-Level.

In Year 2, the A-Level is made up of two mandatory units at AS-Level and two further units at A2-Level: Unit G453: Principles and concepts across different areas of Physical Education, which is externally assessed, and Unit G454: The improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education, which is externally set, internally assessed and externally moderated.

Equipment and Additional Costs
To meet the health and safety requirements and reflect the corporate image of the Physical Education Department, students will be required to purchase sport kit and to buy the student text book.  There may be some additional costs for educational visits and other specialist personal equipment.

Work Experience
Work experience will be gained on a regular basis having opportunities to visiting schools and delivering practical activities, visits to organisations and visiting lecturers.

Progression
Students may choose to go into Higher Education on one of the many degree courses now emerging in sports development or the more established areas of leisure management, sports science/fitness and teaching PE.  Other possible career paths may include employment in sporting facilities such as fitness gyms or football development centres, or as swimming instructors or sports and community development officers.   This is also an appropriate course for students wishing to join the public services or the Armed Forces.

CTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport

Awarding Body
OCR

Subject Staff
Mrs Tarjanyi (Subject Leader), Mr Harrison, Mrs Coulson and Mr Paisley (Assistant Principal)

Student Comments
“It is great to study sport at a more advanced level.”
“I enjoy CTEC Sport as it gives you a greater understanding of the human body and allows me to develop my coaching ability.”
“This course is not easy but it is fun. I am learning a lot of new things. This course will help me to decide if I want to go to University to study Sport in any field.”

Course Requirements
4 GCSEs Grade C or higher with a GCSE in PE (Grade C) or BTEC Sport (Merit)
Students will be interviewed by the PE Department as part of the application process. Potential students should be aware that they will be required to study two other AS-Level or BTEC course and must meet the individual entry criteria for that subject.

Course Description
The award will be taught in one timetable blocks.  In Year 1 of the course, students will reach BTEC Certificate in Sport level.  This has the equivalence to half a GCE A-Level.  Students continuing to Year 2 of the course will have the opportunity to reach CTEC Extended Certificate in Sport.

Certificate in Sport (180 GLH)
Unit 1: Body systems and the effects of physical activity (Exam)
Unit 2: Sports coaching and leadership (Assignment)

Extended Certificate in Sport (360 GLH)(these units build on those studied at Certificate level)
Unit 3: Sports organisation and development (exam)
Unit 11: Physical activity for specific groups
Unit 12: Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise
Unit 17: Sports injuries and rehabilitation

This qualification will also give students the opportunity to gain an understanding of employment opportunities, job requirements and working practices in the sports and fitness industries.  It will enable students to start to build the technical skills and knowledge relevant to the sports and fitness industries.

Assessment
The programme is assessed through a variety of methods which will include written assignments, practical activities, interviews, presentations and portfolio building, which will test students’ application of knowledge and understanding, development of practical and technical skills, and personal development for occupational roles.

Equipment and Additional Costs
To meet the health and safety requirements and reflect the corporate image of the Physical Education Department, students will be required to purchase sport kit.  There may be some additional costs for educational visits and other specialist personal equipment.

Work Experience
Work experience will be gained on a regular basis having opportunities to visit schools and organisations, deliver practical activities, and listen to visiting lecturers.

Progression
Students may choose to go into Higher Education on one of the many degree courses now emerging in Sports Development, or the more established areas of Leisure Management, Sports Science/fitness and teaching PE.  Other possible career paths may include employment in sporting facilities such as fitness gyms or football development centres, or as swimming instructors or Sports and Community Development Officers.  This is also an appropriate course for students wishing to join public services or the Armed Forces.