The Physical Education Curriculum
Head of Physical Education
Assessment in PE
Key Stage 3 Core PE
Assessed at Year 7-9 using student self-assessment booklets.
Key Stage 4 Core PE
Assessed at Year 10-11 using whole school attitude to learning grades.
Assessed using the criteria from the exam board. Students self-assess through the unit of work which allows them to identify their strengths and weaknesses of performance and what to focus on to improve. Staff give a formal assessment at the end of Year 11 using the same criteria.
Assessed using timed assessments at the end of each term.
Six assessments occur throughout Key Stage 4.
Year 10 – Autumn. 40-minute theory exam in class
Year 10 – Spring 40-minute theory exam in class
Year 10 - Summer Formal exam in the Hall. 90 minutes.
Year 11 – Mock Exam Formal exam in the Hall. 90 minutes.
Year 11 Spring 40-minute theory exam in class.
Year 11 End of Year AQA exam. 90-minute theory exam Paper 1.
90-minute theory exam Paper 2.
The theory assessments are combined with a predicted practical score to give an overall grade used on the whole school assessment.
GCSE Course Information
Extra-Curricular and Enrichment
This is an integral and important part of the department’s work. The department offers an extensive range of extra curricular activities including lunchtime and after school practices and fixtures. House match competitions run throughout the year, taking place through twenty three different sports. The results go towards the Halifax trophy which is presented at the end of the Easter term. School teams are successful at District, County and National Level. Pupils respond to extra curricular opportunities extremely positively.
Physical Education lunchtime practices