Physical Education

Welcome to the Physical Education department. We are dedicated to providing a quality, fun and engaging learning experience as we believe Physical Education and Sport are at the heart of developing the child as a whole. The department is comprised of caring staff who strive to ensure all students achieve their potential. We pride ourselves on an ethos of participation and opportunities and this is reflected in our, inclusive, Key Stage 3 and 4 core programmes and our GCSE, BTEC and A Level courses.

Beyond the classroom environment we offer a range of enrichment opportunities for all key stages and abilities. We host several borough wide competitions and festivals for other secondary schools as well as primary festivals and school games competitions.

Meet the team

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Mrs L Saunders

Head of Department l.saunders@danum.outwood.com

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Mr S Richardson

Second in Department s.richardson@danum.outwood.com

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Mrs N Brough

Teacher of PE n.brough@danum.outwood.com

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Mrs V Swiifen-Laing

Teacher of PE v.swiffen-laing@danum.outwood.com

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Key Stage 3

Our students are given the opportunity to analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum offers two lessons of Physical Education each week covering a range of sports and activities throughout the year. We aim for an enthusiastic and positive approach towards sports and physical activities to help students understand the importance of leading an active, healthy lifestyle. We develop students’ practical ability, and increase students’ knowledge of tactics, through individual and team sports as well as activities to promote health and fitness. We incorporate theoretical aspects from the academic courses in Physical Education into practical teaching to help students understand the next step in their learning if they opt for GCSE Physical Education or a vocational subject in Sports Science in KS4.

Below is an overview of the Sports covered across KS3.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs Saunders

Kit and Expectations

Here is a list of the required PE kit:
• Purple polo top
• Black shorts
• Rugby top
• Black football socks
• Shin pads for football
• Gum shield for Rugby
• Plain Black tracksuit bottoms for winter
• Trainers (not canvas fashion pumps as these to do not give enough support or protection)
• Football boots for football and rugby
Expectations of a PE student:
• Unable to participate – you will still need to bring kit as you will be asked to be an official or coach. We will also need a note in your planner from your guardian to explain why you are not able to participate
• Forgotten kit – you will be expected to borrow our freshly laundered kit.
• Health and safety – no jewellery or watches are allowed, including smart watches, and hair must be tied back (girls and boys!)

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Physical Education

GCSE Physical Education provides students with the knowledge and understanding of factors that affect performance, why an active lifestyle is important and a look into how our body functions how to live a healthy and active lifestyle, enabling them to make informed choices about their own physical development.

The course requires for students to perform to an appropriate level in three sports and, in order to be successful, it is strongly recommended that students participate in sport outside of lessons (for a club or enrichment practices/teams)

Students will cover the following topics within theory lessons:
• Applied Anatomy and Physiology
• Movement Analysis
• Physical training
• Use of data
• Sports Psychology
• Socio-cultural influences
• Health, Fitness and well-being

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr Richardson, Second in PE

Cambridge National Level 1/2 Certificate in Sports Science

Course Outline

The Cambridge National Certificate in Sports Science has been designed to give learners a wider understanding of health related fitness and sport and exercise through specialist units such as Applying Principles of Training, Reducing Risks of Sports Injuries, The Body’s Response to Physical Exercise and Sports Psychology. On completion of the course students will receive a Pass (equivalent to a GCSE grade C) Merit (equivalent to a GCSE grade B) and Distinction (equivalent to a GCSE grade A). Students may also receive a Level 1 Distinction (equivalent to a GCSE grade D), Level 1 Merit (equivalent to a GCSE grade E) or a Level 1 Pass (equivalent to a GCSE grade F).

How will this course be assessed?

The Sports Science course is mainly coursework based but may include some practical elements of assessment. Students also sit an external written test in examination conditions in the Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries unit. Due to the coursework element students are expected to consistently produce work of a high standard, be able to meet deadlines and manage time effectively. Coursework will include writing, speaking, listening and presentation elements. It is important to note that majority of this course is about improving and evaluating sports performance and not developing skill levels in a particular sport. Students must complete all units in order to complete the course meeting at least the minimum grading criteria in each unit.

What skills are needed?

Due to the nature of the course and how it is assessed students need to be organised and have a keen interest in sport. Assignments are presented in a variety of ways such as written work, poster / leaflet / booklet information and a small part of practical application. Students need to be able to work as a team as well as on your own and therefore need to be able to communicate effectively and be focused in gaining the highest grade possible.

Key Stage 5

OCR A Level Physical Education

A Level PE is designed to allow students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the factors that enable both them and others to be physically active as part of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle. The factors studied will include physiological, psychological and socio–cultural aspects that have an impact on participation and performance in physical activities.

Students must be participating in Sport outside of the school environment.

A Level PE is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr S Richardson, Second in PE.

BTEC Sport and Exercise Science Diploma

The diploma in Sport and exercise science is the equivalent to 2 A Levels and therefore takes 2 option columns. The course involves completed 8 units across the 2 years. The majority of the course is assessed through coursework however 2 units are assessed via a written exam.

Due to the coursework based nature of the course students are expected to produce consistently high standards of work and be able to manage their time well and always meet the deadlines set.

Modules studied are:
Unit 1 – Sport and exercise Physiology
Unit 2 – Functional anatomy
Unit 3 – Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Unit 4 – Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing
Unit 5- Applied Research Methods in Sport
Unit 6 – Coaching for Performance and Fitness
Unit 8 – Specialised Fitness Training
Unit 11 – Sports Massage

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mrs L Saunders

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport

The diploma in Sport is the equivalent to 2 A Levels. The course involves completing 9 units across the 2 years. 3 units are externally assessed with 6 which are internally assessed. The majority of the course is assessed through coursework however 1 unit is assessed via a written exam.

Pupils will study a range of topics across the 2 years which will give pupils an insight into the Sports industry.
Modules studied are:

Mandatory Units are in bold.
Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 2 – Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well being
Unit 3 – Professional development in the sports industry
Unit 4 – Sports Leadership
Unit 5 – Application of Fitness Testing
Unit 6 – Sports Psychology
Unit 17 – Sports Injury Management
Unit 22 – Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry
Unit 23 – Skill Acquisition in Sport

How will I be assessed?

45% of the course is externally assessed. Pupils will sit a 1.5hr written paper for unit 1 which is set and marked by Pearson. Unit 2 & 22 is tasked based which is set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions. Due to the coursework based nature of the course students are expected to produce consistently high standards of work and be able to manage their time well and always meet the deadlines set.

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mrs L Saunders

Enrichment Opportunities for Physical Education.

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.