Physical Education

Physical Education

Key Stage 3

Physical Education KS3 Curriculum Information

Key Stage 3 PE includes several key processes:

· Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games and develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports .

· Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group

· Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

· Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

Years 7, 8 & 9 are split into 3 groups of mixed sporting ability. Every student in Key Stage 3 participates in 3 separate hour lessons of physical activity each week; where possible these lessons will highlight different areas of the curriculum to offer a greater level of choice for our pupils.


How to support your son

Students have 2 separate PE kits; an indoor kit and an outdoor kit. The indoor kit compromises of a sky blue Lordswood polo shirt, black shorts, white socks and trainers. The outdoor kit compromises of a blue and white Lordswood Rugby Jersey, black shorts, black Rugby socks, shin pads with either trainers or Rugby/Football boots. Both of these kits need to be clean for each PE lesson. Where possible the curriculum has been designed so that each student doesn’t need each kit more than twice per week to make having the available kit easier to manage. It is recommended that each pupil should have at least 2 pairs of black shorts as some activities can result in the boys getting quite muddy. If a student has an injury or there is any reason why they cannot take part in the lesson they require a note from the parent/guardian explaining the reason they cannot participate. If the injury is severe enough to require more than 1 week off Physical Education a note from a Doctor needs to be provided explaining the issue. Even when pupils are injured they should bring their kit to School to help facilitate the learning of others by taking a leadership role. In addition, fasting is not an acceptable reason not to participate in a Physical Education lesson, pupils are simply asked to do the best they can.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness

Unit 01

Principles of health and fitness

Mandatory

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

Unit 02

Healthy lifestyles

Mandatory

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence


Unit 03

Preparing and planning for health and fitness

Mandatory

Externally set and marked assessment paper

Unit 04

Develop a personal health and fitness program

Mandatory

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

How the qualification is assessed

Assessment is the process of measuring a learner’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification.

The assessment for the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness consists of 2 types:

· internal assessment – portfolio of evidence. This will be graded by centre staff and externally moderated by NCFE.

· external assessment – external assessment paper. This will be graded by NCFE.

Learners must be successful in both types of assessment to achieve the qualification.

Learners must achieve a minimum of a Pass in all assessment criteria to achieve a unit, this applies to both internal and external assessments. Learners must achieve a minimum of a Pass in all units to meet the minimum requirements of the qualification. If a grade of ‘Not Yet Achieved’ is awarded for one or more units, a grade of ‘Not Yet Achieved’ will be awarded for the overall qualification.

Overall qualification grading descriptors

These grading descriptors should be used as a guide to show what we’d expect to see overall from learners at each grade.

Not Yet Achieved

The learner will not have met all the assessment criteria and will not have enough work or evidence of progress available to allow a valid judgement to be made.

Pass

To achieve a Pass grade the learner will be able to meet all the requirements as set out in the assessment criteria for each unit. The learner will make some effort to apply knowledge, and will have a basic understanding of key concepts but may not be able to make links between them. The learner will have a general understanding of processes, resources, techniques and materials but there may be some minor errors or one major error in application. The learner’s evidence will show some degree of planning, organisational and investigatory skills but may be lacking in structure. The learner will have shown that they can complete the tasks to the minimum standard.

Merit

To achieve a Merit grade the learner will be able to meet all the requirements as set out in the assessment criteria for each unit to a good standard. The learner will demonstrate a confident level of ability in their application of knowledge and skills and will have a clear understanding of key concepts, making some links between them and giving reasons for their choices. The learner will have a clear understanding of processes, resources, techniques and materials with few errors in application. The learner’s evidence will show planning, organisation and investigatory skills in a clear and logical way. The learner will have been able to complete the tasks in a manner exceeding the minimum standard.

Distinction

To achieve a Distinction grade the learner will be able to meet all the requirements as set out in the assessment criteria for each unit to a high standard. The learner will typically demonstrate mastery of appropriate processes, resources, techniques and materials. The learner will demonstrate an ability to undertake relevant and wide- ranging research, analysing and evaluating information to make informed judgements. The learner will have a detailed understanding of processes, resources, techniques and materials showing independent ideas expressed with confidence and originality. The learner’s evidence will make cross-curricular connections showing planning, organisation and investigatory skills in a well-structured and thorough way. The learner will have shown a high degree of motivation, ability and commitment and will have been able to complete the tasks effectively in a manner far exceeding the minimum standard.

Distinction*

The learner will have achieved a Distinction grade for all units of the qualification demonstrating consistent work at the level of the qualification.


Unit 01 Principles of health and fitness

This unit aims to introduce learners to the principles of health and fitness. Learners will understand the main components of fitness and the principles of training. They will look at the benefits and the effects of exercise on the body’s system.

This unit is internally assessed

Unit 02 Healthy lifestyles

This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of how food and physical activity can contribute to a healthy lifestyle. They will learn the importance of diet and nutrition. Learners will understand how motivation affects participation in physical activity.

This unit is internally assessed

Unit 03 Preparing and planning for health and fitness

Learners will understand factors that affect a health and fitness plan. This will enable them to prepare and plan a health and fitness plan to improve their exercise and diet. The learner will be able to evaluate a health and fitness plan.

This unit is externally assessed

Unit 04 Develop a personal health and fitness program (M/506/5252)

This unit will give learners the opportunity to bring together their learning gained throughout the course and develop a health and fitness program. They will gain knowledge and skills in carrying out fitness tests. Learners will understand the importance of preparation and appropriate warm-up and cool downs. They will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of a health and fitness program.

This unit is internally assessed

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