Subjects

PE

Physical Education is an integral part of The Arnewood School. We believe in sport for all young people and offer opportunities for every pupil to find activities that inspire to a lifelong passion for sport and physical activity.

We strive to develop our students to fulfil their potential in a range of activities and help them take the next steps to compete at a higher level with our strong link with local clubs and the New Forest Schools Partnership.

We are very fortunate to have an extensive range of sports facilities at our finger tips and take full advantage of this within our curriculum. With an astroturf, gymnasium, multi-gym and playing field all onsite and access to the New Milton leisure swimming pool, sports hall, gym and fitness studios adjacent to the school, we can ensure our curriculum is varied and enjoyable for everyone.

PE KS3
Aims:
  • To provide the students with a broad balanced curriculum with continuity and progression.
  • It is important that it is enjoyable, satisfying and gives every pupil the opportunity to develop physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially.
  • It is also intended that the programme offered, together with an appreciation of the leisure and sports opportunities within the community, will develop in pupils the knowledge, skills and attitudes conducive to leading an active and healthy life.
  • Work within the Physical Education Department is designed to support, contribute to and complement the overall aims of the school.

 

Content:
Year 7 and 8 PE Activities
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Dance
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • OAA (Orienteering and team building)
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Basketball

 

Key assessment details:

Through key stage 3 students are assessed through practical performance and based on three categories. 1. Actual performance outcomes 2. Leadership and communication 3. Knowledge and understanding of a health active lifestyle.

PE KS4
Aims
  • The aim of the Physical Education Department at Arnewood is to provide the pupils with a broad balanced curriculum with continuity and progression.
  • To engage our students in a lifestyle that enjoys and appreciates all aspects of a healthy active lifestyle. Students participate in an extended range of activities that progress on from KS3 ensuring good progression in performance and understanding can be achieved in a number of different activity areas.
  • Students in KS4 gain a tailored curriculum in including different pathways of Performance, Leadership and Recreation.
  • Students will be taught to develop, select and apply skills, evaluate their own and others’ performances as well as being shown the principles of health and fitness.  They will be given the opportunity to undertake a variety of roles such as performer, coach, choreographer, leader and official.
  • Students will learn how to remain healthy and fit and it is hoped they will have the confidence to pursue sports activities out of school and in later life.

 

Content:
Year 9, 10 and 11 PE Activities
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Dance
  • Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Water polo
  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Leadership
  • Frisbee

 

Key assessment details:

Through key stage 4 students are assessed through practical performance and participation, based on three categories. 1. Actual performance outcomes 2. Leadership and communication 3. Knowledge and understanding of a health active lifestyle.

GCSE PE
Aims
  • The Physical Education course offers students the opportunity to develop skills in a wide range of sports and activities and helps to improve personal performance.
  • The course involves participating in a range of practical activities as well as developing the knowledge to improve the student’s own ability in these activities. For students who find pleasure in sport, this will therefore be a very enjoyable course.  Students receive 5 lessons per fortnight, this will be a mixture of both practical and theory lessons.
  • Throughout the course students learn and develop new skills and techniques through a range of different activities.
  • A good grade at GCSE will help you move on to any AS, Advanced GCE or Advanced VCE course. This subject will support careers in the sport and leisure industry, travel and tourism, and teaching.

 

Content:
Practical
Theory
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Dance
  • Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Badminton
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data in sport
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well being

 

Key assessment details:

The Two exams at the end of the course, will make up 60% of the overall grade and will test knowledge and understanding of the theory element of the course. (Component 1 will test knowledge related to Fitness and Body Systems. Component 2 will test candidate’s knowledge on Health and Performance. Both exams will involve a variety of multiple choice, short answer and longer essay-styled questions.

The final practical mark is worth 40% of the total grade and students need to offer three practical activities for assessment as a player/performer.  Alongside their practical assessments, students will need to complete a written analysis of performance on one of their three sports.