Head of Faculty: Mr P Johnson
Vision of Subject
In the PE and Dance Faculty we want all students to participate and engage in activities that they will find enjoyable and rewarding. We will promote healthy, active lifestyles and ensure that students have high aspirations to help them succeed and progress. Our faculty strives to develop excellence in the performance of sports and to instil a lifelong commitment to physical activity.
Throughout Key Stage 3 students are taught PE in mixed ability groups. Students receive 2 hours of PE a week. Assessments are completed every half term to track and monitor the progress of students in each activity. Feedback is provided to students in terms of the skills they are working towards or have mastered. Targets for further improvement are then shared with students. Students complete 1 homework task every half term.
At Key Stage 4, students can opt to study GCSE PE and Dance or Cambridge National Sports Studies. Students who opt to study these qualifications have 3 hours a week. This is split between practical and theoretical lessons, Students follow OCR GCSE PE (J587). They will be awarded a grade 1-9 following their GCSE examinations in the summer of Year 11. Assessments to track progress are set regularly throughout each half term, with feedback being related to GCSE criteria to highlight areas of strength and development throughout the course. They receive a homework booklet once per half term.
Alternatively, students can also study Cambridge National Sports Studies (J813). This qualification is GCSE equivalent but is graded pass, merit or distinction. They complete 4 units, 3 assessed internally and 1 assessed by a written examination.
Students can also study GCSE Dance. They follow AQA GCSE DANCE (8236). The course allows pupils to develop their performance (30%), choreography (30%) and Dance appreciation (40%). They will be awarded a grade 1-9 following their GCSE examinations in the summer of Year 11. GCSE Dance homework includes a combination of practical rehearsal sessions, weekly knowledge recaps of key words/skills and half termly booklets focusing on section A/B and C of exam.
Throughout their time at KHS, students are taught the following key skills:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity, sport and dance
- Apply knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity, sport and dance
- Analyse and evaluate the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity, sport and dance.
- Demonstrate and apply relevant skills and techniques in physical activity, sport and dance.
Analyse and evaluate performance
Overview of the PE Curriculum
The topics students cover throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 are outlined in the table below:
|Year||Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|10||Anatomy/Physiology and Practical||Socio Cultural Influences and Practical||Health Fitness and Well being and Practical||Sports Psychology and Practical||Performance in PE||Performance in PE|
|11||Anatomy/Physiology and Practical||Socio Cultural Influences and Practical||Health Fitness and Well being and Practical||Sports Psychology and Practical||Performance in PE and Practical||Performance in PE and Practical|
Links to GCSE Exam Board Specifications
The specification code for Cambridge National Sports Studies is J813.
We offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities that vary term from term. Please see the latest clubs poster.
Include details of any extra-curricular activities including:
- Revision sessions – Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday after school
- Teams –We run teams in the following sports: Football, Netball, Handball, Basketball, Badminton, Cricket, Rounders and Athletics.
|Mr P Johnson||Head of Faculty|
|Miss N Hamer||Deputy Head of Faculty|
|Miss S Dowd||Head of Year 10 and PE Teacher|
|Mr D Harvey||PE Teacher|
|Miss N Cowley||GCSE Dance Teacher|