Course Outline / Overview
Key Stage 3
Throughout KS3 students’ engaged in PE will be encouraged to develop competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. The King’s Lynn Academy’s high-quality PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.
Key Stage 4
GCSE Syllabus: Edexel Physical Education GCSE
The course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills established in Key Stage 3 Physical Education. It will give students’ exciting opportunities to be involved in a number of different physical activities promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. Students’ can perform in one or all the following roles: player/ participant, leader or official. The course will enable students’ to develop their interests in PE and Sport Activities, enjoy being active and appreciate the benefits of being fit and healthy.
In addition, the programme will enable students’ to develop their knowledge and understanding of how a healthy, active lifestyle contributes to the growth and development of body systems and the structures (including the cardiovascular, muscular, respiratory and skeletal systems), as well as general well-being.
Students’ will be required to undertake an analysis of performance in sport, which will be made up of five separate components. Students will develop an understanding of rules, regulations and terminology; methods of observation and evaluation; plan strategies, tactics and practices; and plan a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP).
Key Stage 5
AS/A Level Syllabus: AQA
In the first year there are two main study topics.
The first of these covers the beneficial effects of a healthy lifestyle and includes subjects like the physiological effects of exercise and how people acquire sports skills.
In the second year students’ will have two main study topics again.
The first continues with the theme of optimising the performance of an athlete. This includes how physiology can improve performance for elite athletes, as well as studying the important topics within sport today. The second study topic looks at performance in competitive situations. This includes the observation and analysis of weaknesses, along with ways of correcting any errors the athlete is making. The subjects students’ learn about will be invaluable at a personal level and will help them to be better at sport, no matter at what standard. This A Level also opens up a whole number of career options such as; Sport Scientist, Physiotherapist, Physical Education Teacher/ coach, uniformed services or working for a National Governing Body (the list is endless!).