Key Stage 3 core PE

All pupils in KS3 will be given opportunities to produce complete pieces of work involving the following key processes of: Developing skills in physical activities, making and applying decisions, developing mental and physical capacity, evaluating and improving performances, making informed choices about healthy, active lifestyles.

The PE program of study for key stage 3 builds on the knowledge, skills and understanding pupils acquire at key stage 2. During the key stage pupils become increasingly physically competent by: developing the range and quality of their physical skills, improving their ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional principles, improving their capacity to perform effectively, improving their ability to analyse performance and make judgements about what makes a performance successful.

Through the range of activities and variety of roles that pupils experience, they begin to make informed choices about their own commitment to leading a healthy, active life. They begin to identify the types of activities and roles they prefer and are best suited to. They become more regularly involved in physical activity, including sport and dance, both in extra-curricular provision and through clubs in the community.

Key stage 4  core PE

Pupils will be given the opportunity to use skills and techniques in larger and more challenging contexts that involve more participants and require increasingly complex tactics, strategies and compositional principles. Their physical competence is such that they are able to use skills and techniques within these demanding and changing situations that consistently show accuracy, precision, control and originality. Students will need to critically analyse performance and demonstrate that they understand how skills, tactics, compositional principles and levels of fitness relate to the quality and effectiveness of a performance.

Pupils begin to use their understanding of physical competence, high-quality performance and balanced, healthy lifestyles to select the roles and activities they wish to get involved in. They then pursue these regularly in school through the curriculum choices offered and are also encouraged to participate out of school in local and national sport, dance and healthy physical activity programmes.

The emphasis in KS4 at Sirius Academy North is that all students will make an informed choice about the activity areas that they wish to follow. Throughout the key stage the concept of 'Sports Education' will form the basis for many lessons, with all students getting the opportunity to perform in competitive situations and take on different roles in sport and exercise that interest them.

KS4 examination PE

The Physical Education option is aimed at those pupils who may be interested in a career within the sport industry and also towards those pupils who have a general interest in sport , nutrition and physical activity. The course also looks at building different ways in which a person can lead a healthier, active lifestyle throughout their life.

Pupils will be assessed on their practical abilities across a wide range of activities as well as coaching and officiating in a number of sports. Pupils will also study a wide range of theoretical elements of sport and PE.

Possible assessment sessions to highlight knowledge and understanding in leading their peers in specific sporting activities.
What will I have to produce?

The BTEC courses will require elements of both practical and theoretical coursework produced over the two year along with some elements of external examination.

How will the course be graded?

BTEC grades: Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* for coursework based elements.

Where next?

The course is aimed at those pupils who may be interested in a career within Sport or the Science Industry, e.g. teaching, sports management, sports therapy, sports consultancy, physiotherapy, coaching abroad, sports marketing, selling fitness products or sports administration.

Possible further courses include; BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, A-Level Physical Education, Sports & Exercise Science Level 3, Personal Training Level 3 and Sports Management Level 3.

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