Physical Education

Acting Head of Faculty: Mr S Leonard
Teaching Staff: Mr S Leonard,Miss C Gooding, Mr B Rouse
Level of teaching: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 at The New Sixth

Having recently achieved the Sports Mark Award, St Mark’s School is justifiably proud of its sporting reputation with notable successes both locally and nationally.

Although a small school, we run a full and high-quality fixture list and regularly achieve success against much larger schools. With at least two PE lessons a week for all students, team practices and sports sessions in activities times, there is plenty of opportunity to be involved in sport on a regular basis.

Students have the opportunity to compete for the School, not only in the major team games, Football, Hockey, Netball and Basketball, but also in individual or small team sports.The sports facilities at St Mark’s School are extensive and ever- growing they include:

  • Flood-lit Astro Turf
  • Gymnasium and Hall
  • Two large hard court areas
  • Male and Female changing rooms with showering facilities

For further information about this course, please email the Acting Head of Faculty, Mr S Leonard
or telephone him on 01225 312661.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

Students in Key Stage 3 are divided into girls and boys. Our curriculum offers a wide range of activities and our students get assessed on each activity they undertake. Below is the different activities that are offered to each year group.

Years 7 -9

Terms 1 & 2
Rugby
Gymnastics
Netball
Dance
Table Tennis
Basketball
Fitness
Trampolining

Terms 3 & 4
Football
Fitness
Outdoor Adventure
Badminton
Gymnastics
Hockey

Terms 5 & 6
Athletics
Cricket
Softball
Tennis
Rounders


 

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

Core PE
Core Physical Education
During Year 10 students continue to be taught in their teaching groups and complete a range of activities with a view to each student finding an activity they can enjoy when they leave St Mark’s.

Years 10-11

Terms 1 & 2
Fitness
Dodgeball
Activities at Bath Sport Centre
Netball
Trampolining
Gymnastics
Zumba

Terms 3 & 4
Basketball
Football
Activities at Bath Sport Centre
Dodgeball
Table Tennis

Terms 5 & 6
Softball
Rounders
Golf (off-site)
Tennis
Cricket


 

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

Course Code: AQA GCSE Physical Education (8582)
Exam Board Specification: www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education

What topics will be covered?
Applied anatomy and physiology; movement analysis; physical training; use of data; sports psychology; socio-cultural influences; health, fitness and well-being.

Assessment Method

Paper 1
What’s assessed?
Examination 60%
Practical 40%Including analysis of performance

  1. Applied anatomy and physiology
  2. Movement analysis
  3. Physical training
  4. Use of data

How is it assessed?
Written exam 1 hour 15 minutes
78 marks
30% of GCSE

Paper 2
What’s assessed?

  1. Sports psychology
  2. Socio-cultural influences
  3. Health, fitness and well-being

How is it assessed?
Written exam 1 hour 15 minutes
78 marks
30% of GCSE


Non exam 40% of final grade

What’s assessed?

  1. Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity)
  2. Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Year 10

Terms 1 & 2
Applied anatomy and physiology and activity
Terms 3 & 4
Movement analysis and activity
Terms 5 & 6
Physical training
Use of data

Year 11

Terms 1 & 2
Sports psychology and activity
Terms 3 & 4
Socio-cultural influences and activity
Terms 5 & 6
Health, fitness and well-being

 

Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13)

Course Codes: AQA 7582
Exam Board Specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/as-and-a-level/physical-education-7582/specification-at-a-glance

AS Overview
There are two main study topics. The first of these covers the factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport and includes subjects like Applied anatomy and physiology, Skill acquisition, Sport and society, Biomechanical movement, Sport psychology and Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport. In the second study topic you’ll learn how to analyse and evaluate an athlete’s performance, how to improve performance and the factors affecting gaining new skills.

You will have two assessments. The first is a written paper which covers the first study topic of the year. This paper accounts for 70% of your marks for the year. The second assessment is a practical exercise where you will be marked as a player or coach depending on your personal goals. This practical assessment is based on the second study topic of the year and accounts for 30% of your marks for the year.

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

  • Written paper, 2 hours, – 70% of AS
  • Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Section B: Skill acquisition and sports psychology
  • Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

  • Internal assessment with external moderation 30% of total AS marks,
  • Students are assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity
  • Students are assessed by a written or verbal analysis of performance.

A-Level Overview
There are two main study topics. The first of these covers the factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport and includes subjects like Applied anatomy and physiology, Skill acquisition, Sport and society, Biomechanical movement, Sport psychology and Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport. In the second study topic you’ll learn how to analyse and evaluate an athlete’s performance, how to improve performance and the factors affecting gaining new skills.

You will have three assessments. The first and second will be a written paper which covers the study topics of the two years. This paper accounts for 70% of your marks for the final year. The third assessment is a practical exercise where you will be marked as a player or coach depending on your personal goals. This practical assessment is based on the second study topic of the year and accounts for 30% of your marks for the year.

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

  • Written Paper, 2 hours, 35% of total A-level marks
  • Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology.
  • Section B: Skill acquisition
  • Section C: Sport and society

Paper 2: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

  • Written Paper, 2 hours, 35% of total A-level marks
  • Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics
  • Section B: Sport psychology
  • Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

  • Internal assessment with external moderation 30% of total A-level marks,
  • Students are assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity
  • Students are assessed by a written or verbal analysis of performance.

For more information on A Level Physical Education, click here.

Enrichment and Links:
Students have the opportunity to compete for the School, not only in the major team games, Football, Hockey, Netball and Basketball, but also in individual or small team sports.

Students also have the opportunity to take leadership qualifications and assist with our primary liaison programme.

Useful websites: