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Physical Education GCSE at Kingsthorpe College

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GCSE in PE provides students with an opportunity to study both the practical and theoretical aspects of PE. It is also designed to foster enjoyment of physical activity. The knowledge gained should enable candidates to develop an understanding of effective and safe physical performance. Activities all students will cover include: Badminton Athletics Basketball Tennis Swimming Rounders Hockey Exercise Activities In Addition: Boys Cover Football, Cricket, Rugby Girls Cover Netball, Football There is also the opportunity to take up a residential to Longtown towards the end of Year 10 to cover Outdoor and Adventurous activities and the course also allows the entry of specific sports covered outside of school to a sound level i.e. Golf. Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology – Sept-Oct Skeleton Joints Types of Movement Muscles – types, function, fast/slow twitch, antagonistic pairs Unit test 1 – Week beginning 16th Oct Unit 2: Body Systems – Oct – Dec Respiratory System Circulatory System Blood Short term & Long term effects of exercise Unit test 2 – Week beginning 11th Dec Unit 3: Fitness – Jan - Feb Components of Fitness Fitness Testing Principles of Training Warm Ups / Cool Downs Training Methods PEP Unit test 3 – Week beginning 5th Feb Unit 4: The Relationship between health, fitness and physical activity- Feb - Mar Diet Somatotypes Age, Gender, Disability Lifestyle – smoking, drinking, eating disorders Drugs Unit test 4 – Week beginning 26th March Unit 5: Skill Acquisition – April – May Skill and Abilities Open/Closed skills Novice/Elite Learning & Info Processing Feedback – Intrinsic/Extrinsic/Knowledge of performance and results Motivation / Mental Preparation Goal Setting Unit 5 test – Week beginning 21st May May – July Revision for Year 10 Exam


PRACTICAL COURSEWORK – 60% Each activity is assessed and moderated internally within the PE faculty and by an external moderator. At the end of the two years each student offers 4 activities as their practical assessment. THEORY COURSEWORK – 40% Students will have two 50 minute theory lessons per fortnight, which will cover the following units. Each unit will be concluded with a Unit test which will be marked and graded to GCSE standard to monitor students progress.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingsthorpe College directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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