Physical Education

The South Leeds Academy are proud to be part of the Leeds South and Central SSP - please see the  link below for information on the partnership and our JESS Primary Sports Partnership.

www.leedssouthandcentralssp.org

 

What is the Department Vision?

Our philosophy is about providing all pupils, regardless of age, ability, gender or culture, the opportunity to learn new skills related to a wide array of physical activities.  All pupils are encouraged to lead a healthy active lifestyle by developing an understanding of the links between health, fitness and physical education. Our department instils a positive attitude and outlook, which encourages enjoyment in all physical activities thus striving for continued participation post 16 and enhancing life long learning.

KS3

What will my child be studying?

In Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) students have two one-hour lessons a week.  They are taught in single sex and mixed ability groups.  In the first three years we try to give the students a broad and balanced curriculum – including activities such as Football, Futsal, Boxing, Basketball, Rugby League, Tchoukball, Handball and many more!

What equipment will my child need?

Your child will need a full PE kit which consist of a reversible rugby top, navy shorts and navy football socks. Suitable footwear must be worn, so either football boots or trainers dependent on the activity your child is taking part in.

How can I support my child through KS3 PE?

We run extra-curricular clubs in a wide range of sports and activities so enabling them to attend these clubs will allow your child to progress further and attain higher levels within PE. Ensuring your child has the correct kit is also vitally important and should there ever be any issues regarding kit please do not hesitate to contact us.

How will my child be assessed in KS3 PE?

Each half-term your child will take part in two different activities and at the end of each block they will be assessed in each area. Assessment is ongoing throughout the block, but we run an ‘Assessment Lesson’ to provide an opportunity for all pupils to display what they have learnt during that half-term. The level they are awarded will be formed through both ongoing assessment and performance in their final assessment lesson.

KS4

What exam board do we use?
Edexcel for both GCSE PE and BTEC Sport

How is the course assessed?

GCSE PE – 60% Practical and Coursework – 40% Final Exam Paper

BTEC PE – Externally Assessed Online Test for Unit 1, plus 3 other units which are internally assessed
 

Are there controlled assessments?

GCSE PE – this has two pieces of coursework which contribute to the final mark, as well as a practical exam where pupils are given a mark out of 10 in four different activity areas.

BTEC Sport – this has an externally assessed exam which is done online, the other units are assessed within the Academy

What is covered on the course?

Both courses cover both the theoretical and practical elements of PE. The theory includes areas such as the effects of exercise on the body, influences on sports participation, the importance of diet and exercise and the effects of smoking, drugs and alcohol on performance.

What websites would you recommend?

http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse09/pe/Pages/default.aspx

 

http://www.edexcel.com/quals/firsts2012/sport/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/znyb4wx

What equipment will my child need?

Your child will need a full PE kit which consist of a reversible rugby top, navy shorts and navy football socks. Suitable footwear must be worn, so either football boots or trainers dependent on the activity your child is taking part in.

GCSE and BTEC pupils will be provided with the opportunity to purchase an alternative kit, just for GCSE and BTEC students.

KS5

What exam board do we use?

Edexcel

How is the course assessed?

BTEC Sport Level 3 - Units of coursework are completed and marked against a Pass, Merit and Distinction Criteria.

Equivalent to 3 x A-Levels

Are there controlled assessments?

All the units include an assessed piece of work, which contributes to the overall mark awarded

What is covered on the course?

At level 3 you will be required to become a self-managed learner building on skills you have developed at previous levels either at college or in school. The expectation at level 3 is that you are mature, professional, reflective and motivated. You should be able to seek appropriate support where required and complete work independently.  

You will study towards the Subsidiary Diploma (7 units) in the first year. In the 2nd year you will study for a further 6 units to gain the Diploma. These units cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of sport, and include:

 

Principles of Anatomy   and Physiology in Sport

Current Issues in Sport

Sports Coaching

Sports Development

Leadership in Sport

Practical Sports Study

Training and Fitness

 

 

Progression to year 2 is dependent on satisfactory attendance and completion of these units

Where will it lead?

The BTEC Nationals in Sport will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills for success in current and future employment, or for progression to higher level courses, such as HNDs or degrees within the field of Sport at university