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.

Our Aims:

  • To enable our students to become skilful performers.
  • To encourage an understanding of health and fitness leading to educated choices about an active lifestyle.
  • To allow our students to become reflective performers.
  • To offer leadership opportunities to our young people.
  • To offer a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.

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

PE Kit
 

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

 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.  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, Trampolining 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 lifestyle.  In Key Stage 4 PE lessons, students can work with pupils from the primary phase, providing 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 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 Level 2 First Award in Sport
 

Edexcel Level 2 BTEC Award in Sport is equivalent to one GCSE. The course provides you with essential PE and Sports 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.

Assessment Details:

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport

Online Test: Unit 1Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Controlled Assessment: Unit 2 - Practical Performance in Sport

What's assessed?

What’s assessed?

Fitness components, Fitness Testing, Training Principles and Training Methods

 

Scenario-based assignments on rules, regulations and officials. Fitness components, reviewing different sports and their technical and tactical demands. Practical performance and self-analysis. 

Online Exam:

1hr 15
60 mark exam (30 GLH)
25% of GCSE

Controlled Assessment:

30 GLH
25% of GCSE

What’s assessed?

What’s assessed?

Controlled Assessment: Unit 3 - Applying the Principles of Personal Training Controlled Assessment: Unit 6 – Leading Sport Activities    

Design a Personal Exercise Plan (PEP), Musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system during exercise.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCR CAMNAT Sport Studies Level 2 

The OCR CAMNAT Sports Studies Level 2 course is a vocational qualification and equivalent to one GCSE. It requires an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The new Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies reflects this and provides students with a broad knowledge of different aspects of Sports Studies, looking at contemporary issues in sport and the relationship between sport and the media to developing the practical skills essential for progression into the sports industry.

Assessment Details:

Units Studied

How is this unit assessed?

Contemporary Issues in Sport

(30 GLH)

External Assessment (Exam)

25%

Written paper exam: 1 hour

60 marks

Developing Sports Skills

(30 GLH)

Internal Assessment (Coursework)

25%

Internally assessed through coursework and practical assignments

Sports Leadership

(30 GLH)

Internal Assessment (Coursework)

25%

Internally assessed through coursework and leadership practical assignments

Developing Knowledge and Skills in Outdoor Activities

(30 GLH)

Practical Sports Performance

Internal Assessment (Coursework)

25%

Internally assessed through coursework and practical assignments

Examination information: 

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

OCR CAMNAT Sport Studies Level 2: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/qualification-at-a-glance/

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, Table Tennis, Cricket, Athletics, Rounders, Handball and Trampolining.  We have a variety of sporting teams who compete in both local and regional competitions.  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.

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.

Other useful websites:

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

https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

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