At Stewards Academy the PE Department aim to provide high-quality physical education that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.
Within all sports taught during KS3 at Stewards Academy four areas are monitored allowing students to show their development not only physically but also mentally within the range of sporting contexts taught. The four areas are:
• Quality of skills
• Decision making
• Physical development
• Analysis of performance
Through these four areas we aim to encourage three outcomes:
• Intelligent performers who are competitive and creative
• Intelligent performers who overcome challenges
• Intelligent performers capable of achieving personal bests
KS4 Examination PE
60% Theory 40% Practical
Component 1: Physical Factors Affecting Performance
Learners will start to explore the way in which the parts of the human body work and function during physical activity and physiological adaptations that can occur due to diet and training. They will also develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles of training, why we train in different ways and how training plans can be made to optimise results.
Component 2: Socio-cultural Issues and Sports Psychology
Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of sports psychology theories related to acquiring movement skills and optimising performance. Learners will be able to reflect on their own learning and performance of physical activities and sports skills to recognise the key psychological concepts affecting performance.
Learners will develop their knowledge of socio-cultural influences that impact on participation and performance in physical activities and sports. Learners will also develop their knowledge and understanding of how sport impacts on society. Engagement patterns of different social groups will be understood by learners, along with strategies to promote participation with practical examples. The commercialisation of physical activities and sports will be understood, including the influences of sponsorship and the media.
Component 3: Performance within Physical Education
Learners will be required to undertake two parts within this component:
Part 1: Performance of a sport or activity from the approved DfE list.
Part 2: Performance analysis of a sport or activity from the approved DfE list. This does not have to be the same sport or activity that was undertaken in part one, although it can be.