Physical Education

KEY STAGE 3:

Students in Years 7 to 9 at Ockbrook enjoy three 55 minutes lesson of Physical Education each week. All lessons are taught as single-sex.

Autumn & Spring term: Rugby (boys only), netball (girls only), football, basketball, gymnastics, trampolining, health-related fitness, table tennis, badminton, hockey, volleyball and outdoor and adventurous activities

Summer term: athletics, tennis, cricket, rounders and softball

KEY STAGE 4:

Examination Board/Code: OCR J587

Component 01: Physical factors affecting performance (written exam- 30%)

Students explore how parts of the human body function during physical activity and the physiological adaptations that can occur due to diet and training. They also develop skills in data analysis, and an understanding of the principles of training, why we train in different ways and how training plans can be made to optimise results.

There are two topics:

Component 02: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology (written exam – 30%)

Students develop their knowledge of the social-cultural and psychological influences on levels of participation in sport, and also how sport impacts on society more broadly. This includes the individual benefits to health, fitness and well-being of participating in physical activity, as well as the influences of commercialisation, sponsorship and the media.

There are three topics:

Component 03: Performance in physical education (non-exam assessment- 40%)

Students are assessed in performing three practical activities and one performance analysis task. In the practical performance, they demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions. They are also required to demonstrate their ability to analyse and evaluate their own performance to produce an action plan for improvement.

 

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Examination Board/Code: OCR H555

Component 01: Physical factors affecting performance (written exam – 30%)

Students gain a deeper understanding of key systems in the body and how they react to changes in diet and exercise. They also study the effects of force and motion on the body and how they can be used to our advantage.

There are three topics:

Component 02: Psychological factors affecting performance (written exam – 20%)

Students study the models and theories that affect learning and performance in physical activities, how different methods of training and feedback work and why their effectiveness differs from person to person. They also explore the psychological factors that affect group dynamics and the effects of leadership and stress.

There are two topics:

Component 03: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (written exam 20%)

This component focuses on the social and cultural factors that have shaped sports over time, and their influences on physical activity. Students consider the impact of hosting a global sporting event such as the Olympic Games, and the influence of modern technology on both the performer and the spectator of contemporary sport.

There are two topics:

Component 04: Performance in physical education (non exam assessment – 30%)

Students are assessed in the role of either performer or coach in one practical activity. They are required to demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions.

Students are also assessed in the Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI). They observe a live or recorded performance by a peer and provide an oral analysis and critical evaluation of their peer’s performance.

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