Welcome to Oakbank's PE Department
Head of Department
Mr D Hood
Members of Department
Miss K Mullins
Miss L Hann
Physical Education is an extremely powerful tool which has the ability to change and improve lives of young people. The PE department works to ensure that it offers high-quality physical education which engages and encourages students to excel in high levels of physical activity. All students have access to 2 hours of physical activity a week, whilst offering a wide and varied extracurricular programme to extend their opportunities. Students are able to compete in sport and other activities beyond the school day with fixtures played all year round.
Key Stage 3
Students have one lesson of games and one lesson of PE through which students become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques applying them across different sports and physical activities. Students will develop understanding of what makes a performance effective and know how to improve their own and others’ work. Students are encouraged to get involved in exercise and activities outside of school and we have lots of School Club links to facilitate this. At Oakbank we provide students with the platform to achieve this goal whilst making sure that they are ready for the next stage in the school life, be that as a GCSE option or in their core PE lessons at Key Stage 4.
Students are taught:
To use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games
To develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports
To perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms
To participate in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
To analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
To take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs
Key Stage 4
There are a number of options which could provide a viable option in taking physical education to the next level in key stage 4 – GCSE PE and Btec sport.
Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Key Subject Aims:
Encourage students to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and to develop an awareness and appreciation of their own and others’ cultures in relation to physical education
Encourage creativity and decision-making skills to enable students to plan effectively for performances and to respond to changing situations
Prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices
Enable students to become increasingly physically competent through being actively engaged in a range of physical activities, and to become increasingly effective in their performance in different types of physical activity and roles such as player/participant, leader and official
Enable students to develop their ability to engage independently and successfully in different types of physical activity, and to develop and maintain their involvement in physical activity as part of a healthy, active lifestyle
The course is divided into two distinct sections: the theory of physical education and performance in physical education
Unit 1: The Theory of Physical Education - Externally assessed and represents 40% of the total GCSE
Overview of content
• Section 1.1: Healthy, active lifestyles
• Section 1.2: Your healthy, active body
Overview of assessment
· This unit is assessed through an externally set examination.
· The exam is 1 hour & 30 minutes, and includes multiple-choice, short-answer & longer-answer questions.
Unit 2: Performance in Physical Education - Internally assessed and represents 60% of the total GCSE
Overview of content
• Section 2.1: Practical performance
• Section 2.2: Analysis of performance
Overview of assessment
• This unit is assessed under controlled conditions
· This unit is externally moderated
The BTEC First Diploma in Sport is a vocational-based course, designed for those students wishing to enter the Sport & Leisure Industry. Over the course of two years students will complete six units incorporating both practical and theoretical elements:
· Fitness, Training and Testing
· Practical Sport
· Anatomy and Physiology
· Injury in Sport
· Planning and Leading Sports Activities
· Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport
The students will be assessed on tasks and assignments set for each unit. All units are graded pass, merit or distinction and are assessed both internally and externally. There is no final exam. In addition students will be given the opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as the Sports Leaders Level 1 Award, Junior Football Organisers Award and Young Netball Organisers Award. This is offered as a quadruple award (equivalent to 4 GCSE grades), a double award (extended certificate) or a single award (certificate).
· AS/A Level in Physical Education
· Btec Diploma in Sport
· Btec Extended Diploma in Sport
Students have access to a wide variety of activities at lunch and after school. This encourages students to extend their physical activity levels, develop their skill levels and foster a lifelong love of physical activity. Students use extracurricular school clubs to help develop their ability to compete in a wide variety of different sports against local schools.