How Physical Education contributes to the Curriculum
As a department we aim to develop a wide range of fundamental and transferable skills that allow students to take part in and develop their confidence in physical activity, giving them the tools to maintain a healthy active lifestyle and build an enjoyment of sport and physical activity.
The Curriculum Map for A Level Physical Education can be found here
- Warm Ups and Cool Downs
- Effects of Exercise
- Physical, Social and Emotional Benefits of Physical Activity
- Cardiovascular System
- Components of Fitness
- Effects of Exercise
- Fitness Testing
- Methods of Training
- Movement Analysis
- Muscular System
- PEDs and Injury Prevention
- Principles of Training
- Respiratory System
- Skeletal System
- Diet and Nutrition
- Health, Fitness and Well-Being
- Participation Rates, Commercialism and Deviancy
- Sports Psychology
GCSE board and A level board studied
GCSE Exam Board: Pearson
You can find the current GCSE specification here and the Practical specification here
Students who choose GCSE Physical Education will embark on the exciting and newly designed course. Students will be assessed in two areas; Theoretical Knowledge (70%) and Practical Performance (30%). It is a nationally-recognised qualification for pupils who wish to follow a career in sport or continue their studies onto A levels or other Further Education pathways.
Students are able to continue studying Physical Education at A Level – You can find out more about PE at Dereham Sixth Form here
Assessment in Physical Education
Pupils are assessed in two ways:
- Their performance of the sport specific skills and application of those skills to the game/sport/activity in line with department policy
- Their Knowledge and understanding of basic theoretical principles that relate to their specific stage of development
At examination level, students are assessed in line with specific exam board criteria in both their practical and theoretical elements of the course. Theoretical knowledge is assessed via end of topic tests which take place approximately on a half termly basis and build a picture of each students knowledge and understanding of the key topic areas covered by the course. Practically, students are assessed in their chosen sports in relation to their ability to accurately replicate specific skills as well as their ability to apply them in competitive situations to overcome an opponent(s)
Personal Development and Cultural Capital in Physical Education
Autumn Term – Netball and Benchball (Girls), Football and Dodgeball (Boys)
Who Teaches Physical Education
Head of Department:
Mr. R. Phillis, B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Second in Department:
Mrs. A. Holt, B.A. (Hons), Q.T.S.), P.G.C.E.
Mrs. A. Green, B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Mrs Green has a Sports Science degree from Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge and completed her PGCE at UEA. Mrs Green specialises in athletics and netball.
Mr . J. Llewellyn, B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E.