Physical Education

The PE department aims to provide opportunities for students to develop their skills and fitness in a range of physical activities.  We deliver a broad curriculum ensuring pupils receive a well-rounded experience of PE, promoting the understanding of lifelong activity leading to lifelong health.  Students will build on and embed the physical development and skills learnt in key stages 1 and 2, becoming more competent and confident in their techniques and apply them across different sports and physical activities.

Our Aims:

  • To enable our students to become skilful performers in a full range of physical education contexts.
  • To encourage an understanding of health and fitness leading to educated choices about an active lifestyle.
  • To allow our students to become reflective performers so that they might refine their own and others’ performance.
  • To offer leadership opportunities to our young people so that they may become the sports leaders of the future.
  • To offer a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities which allows our students to realise and achieve their full potential.

It is the department’s policy that all students get changed for lesson regardless of injury or illness. This enables students to be involved through the capacity of a coach or an official and provide opportunities for peer observation and analysis.

 Key Stage 3

The PE curriculum offers 2 hours per week at Key Stage 3.

Students are taught the fundamental skills within outwitting opponents, net/wall games, health related fitness, athletics and striking and fielding activities.  An emphasis on acquiring skills and techniques is combined with competitive match play opportunities and students are challenged to apply their learnt skills into games and pressurised situations.  Key Stage 3 PE lessons are enjoyable, challenging and provide students with a number of key core skills.  Activities covered include; Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Fitness Training, Table Tennis, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, Athletics, Rounders, Handball and Softball.

 

Key Stage 4 (Core PE) 

The PE curriculum offers 1 hour per week at Key Stage 4.

These lessons will look to build on the skills students have learned within physical activities covered at Key Stage 3; further enhancing their ability and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyles.  In Key Stage 4 PE lessons, there are also multiple opportunities for students to work with pupils from the primary phase and plan, lead and deliver their own parts of lessons. This will provide students with key skills such as leadership, team work, communication, problem solving and having the ability to provide feedback. 

Academic Options at Key Stage 4

OCR GCSE PE

GCSE PE will equip learners with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to develop their performance in physical activities and understand the benefits to health, fitness and well-being.  The combination of the physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students. This course would suit learners who have a strong academic background in Science and English but also participate in regular extra-curricular activities both within and outside of school.
Assessment will be made up of x2 examinations at the end of the course worth 30% each.  A further 40% will be non-exam assessment which will compromise of practical performance in 3 selected activities (30%) and learners ability to Analysing and Evaluating their own performance (10%).

Assessment Details:

Assessment Details

Component 01 -  Physical factors affecting performance

Component 02 – Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology

What's assessed?

What’s assessed?

1.1: Applied anatomy and physiology

1.2: Physical training

2.1: Socio-cultural influences

2.2: Sports psychology

2.3: Health, fitness and well-being

Written paper exam:

1 hour
60 marks
30% of GCSE

Written paper exam:

1 hour
60 marks
30% of GCSE

 

 

Assessment Details

Component 03 -  Performance in physical education              

Non-exam assessment (NEA)

What's assessed?

What’s assessed?

3.1: Practical activity assessment: Performance of three activities taken from two activity lists.

  • One individual activity
  • One team activity
  • One from either team or individual

 

3.2: Analysing and Evaluating Performance (AEP):

  • Analyse aspects of personal performance in a practical activity
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the performance
  • Produce an action plan which aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of the performance

Practical activity assessment  in the role of a player/performer (x3 activities)

60 marks
30% of GCSE

Learners are required to demonstrate their ability to analyse and evaluate their own performance.

20 marks

10% of GCSE

 

 

Edexcel BTEC Sport Level 2 Award

Edexcel Level 2 BTEC Award in Sport is equivalent to one GCSE. The course provides you with essential PE and Sport knowledge, transferable healthy and active lifestyle information. The course will aid the development and understand of the working body, leadership qualities and ability to analyse performance.

There is an online examination to which is 25% of the course and the further 75% are controlled assessments. The exam is a multiple choice and scenario based assessment on Unit 1: Fitness and Exercise in Sport. There are three other units ranging from Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance, Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness and Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities.

Assessment Details:

Assessment Details

Online Test : Unit 1 -  Fitness and Exercise in Sport

Controlled Assessment:  Unit 2 - Practical Sports Performance

What's assessed?

What’s assessed?

Fitness components, Fitness Testing, Training Principles and Training Methods

Scenario based assignments on Rules, regulations and Officials. Reviewing different sports technical and tactical demands. Practical performance and self-analysis. 

Online Exam:

1 hour
50 mark exam (30 GLH)
25% of GCSE

Controlled Assessment:

30 GLH
25% of GCSE


 

Assessment Details

Controlled Assessment: Unit 5 - Training for Personal Fitness

Controlled Assessment: Unit 6 –  Leading Sports Activities

What’s assessed?

What’s assessed?

Personal Exercise Plan (PEP), Exercise Adherence, Exercise Diary and Evaluation of PEP.

Leadership skills and qualities, Planning and Leading sports session and Evaluation of Leadership session.

   

Controlled Assessment:

30 GLH
25% of GCSE

Controlled Assessment:

30 GLH
25% of GCSE

 Examination Information link:

OCR GCSE PE:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-physical-education-j587-from-2016/

Edexcel Level 2 BTEC Sport Award: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html

Other useful websites:

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

www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Product/9781471851728

www.thefa.co.uk

www.topendsports.com

www.englandnetball.co.uk

www.englandrugby.com

www.basketballengland.co.uk

www.britishathletics.org.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/sport

www.brianmac.co.uk/trainprog

www.livestrong.com/fitness

www.sport-fitness-advisor.com

www.thinqfitness.com/video.asp

 

Equipment and PE kit requirements:

Full SMA Macron PE Kit including; Navy polo shirt, Navy SMA shorts, Navy Football Socks, SMA navy tracksuit top, SMA navy tracksuit bottoms, shin pads (for football), gum shield (for rugby), trainers and football boots. The following link will enable you to purchase the Year 7 PE bundle, alongside individual items for Years 8-11:  http://www.sportsscenedirect.com/st-matthew-109-c.asp

 

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular Activities:

Staff are consistently willing to commit their own time to extend the opportunities for students beyond the curriculum.  Examples of extra-curricular opportunities ran by the PE department throughout the year include; Football, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Fitness Training, Table Tennis, Cricket, Athletics, Rounders, Handball, Softball and Rowing.  In conjunction with London Youth Rowing (LYG), our Rowing club is one of our largest and most successful activities.  Students compete both nationally and regionally, and have regular on-water rowing sessions.  In addition to the extra-curricular programme, we also run a variety of sporting teams where we compete in both local and regional competitions.

We are very keen on promoting local clubs for our students to join and our external club links are heavily involved within the department’s extra-curricular programme.  Our aim is to provide an exit route for our students to participate in sport and physical activity outside of school – our partners include; Old Colfeians Rugby Football Club, Greenwich Titans Basketball, London Youth Rowing, BMX Access Sport, Millwall Lionesses and Lewisham Raiders Netball Club.