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    Physical Education Faculty


    Course Description

    The Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to develop in students an enthusiasm for sport and physical activity.  Every student is allocated two hours of Physical Education per week plus an extra half an hour for swimming in Year 7.  The aim of the Physical Education Faculty is to educate students about the need to be physically fit and physically confident, to encourage and inspire them to exercise regularly, and to understand the impact of their lifestyle on their health and wellbeing.  To this end there are numerous opportunities for students to get involved in extracurricular activities.

    Physical Education at Key Stage 3, begins with Key Stage Ready skill and fitness testing at the start of Year 7.  The knowledge gained from this allows us to modify teaching so that students make the required progress and achieve the expected standards by the end of year or Key Stage. 

    Course Outline

    In PE and Games students are taught a range of activities. At Drayton Manor High School the curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure students 

    • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
    • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
    • Engage in competitive sports and activities
    • Lead healthy, active lives
    • Aim to develop expert technique in one or more activities each year
    • Understand the benefit of physical activity

    Opportunities for students to make exceptional progress are provided in every area. A shared success criteria aids student progress and facilitates assessment.

    The study of PE and Games throughout Key Stage 3 aims to challenge all students in a safe, fun and competitive environment.  Students are encouraged to meet aspirational targets and will be rewarded by the satisfaction of reaching their own highest standards of performing, coaching and officiating.

    Lessons will include competition in major team games including netball, football, rugby, handball, hockey, cricket and rounders. Students will develop physical capacities in athletics and fitness lessons; communication and problem solving skills in team building and orienteering. In gymnastics, dance, parkour and trampolining students learn to replicate, observe and analyse skills.  

    Resource Information

    • PE Kit – white collared polo shirt, navy blue shorts, white socks, white trainers (not plimsolls or other canvas footwear)
    • Games Kit – reversible games shirt, navy blue shorts and socks, studded footwear (football boots), trainers, mouth guards (shin pads are optional)
    • Swimming kit – hat, swimming trunks/costume, towel



    What is Studied?

    • Applied anatomy and physiology
    • Movement analysis
    • Physical training
    • Health, fitness and well-being
    • Sport psychology
    • Socio-cultural influences in sport
    • Skills during individual and team activities

    What Skills are Developed?

    • The ability to develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge and understanding to improve performance
    • The ability to perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques
    • The ability to understand the contribution that physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being
    • The ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical activity and sport

    How will the Course be Structured?

    • Component 1 - Fitness and Body Systems - 36% 
    • Component 2 - Health and Performance - 24%
    • Component 3 - Practical Performance - 30%
    • Component 4 - Personal Exercise Programme - 10%

    How will Students be Assessed?

    • Component 1 - Written examination 1hr 45 minutes
    • Component 2 - Written examination 1hr 45 minutes
    • Component 3 - Internally marked and externally moderated practical examination
    • Component 4 - Internally marked and externally moderated personal exercise plan