Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum consists of the units outlined below. These cover a range of assessments throughout the year that focus on key skills in addition to subject knowledge. Pupils will develop their strengths in these identified key areas as they progress through years 7 and 8.

Assessment: All assessments are completed in practical tasks in order to build up vital skills required for success at GCSE level. Pupils are made aware of what they are being assessed on and how they are assessed early on in the unit.  These assessments are based on 5 areas for Assessment Objectives (AO’s) which have been devised from the GCSE specifications, a copy if which can be found at the front of your child’s planner

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, PE is examined by EDEXCEL.  Across the key stage, Students study a range of practical and theory topics.  They are assessed on theoretical knowledge in the end of year 11 exam. The practical controlled assessment is ongoing and will take place at the end of each practical activity.

Assessment: PE is currently assessed by 60% controlled assessment (coursework –practical) and 40% examination.

The following table shows the topics studied;

YearAutumnSpringSummer
7 Outwitting opponents and accurate replication Outwitting opponents and Exploring concepts and ideas Outwitting opponents and performing at maximum levels
8 Outwitting opponents and accurate replication Outwitting opponents and Knowledge of health Outwitting opponents and performing at maximum levels
9 Outwitting opponents and Knowledge of health Outwitting opponents and Knowledge of health Outwitting opponents and performing at maximum levels
10 Health and fitness/PEP Reasons for taking part in PE Muscles/skeletal structure
11 Diet and somatotype Sports Organisation Exam Preparation