PE

Years 7 & 8

The PE curriculum aims to equip learners with necessary life skills that will help them lead a healthy lifestyle. The processes in PE are:

  • Developing skills in physical activity
  • Making and applying decisions
  • Developing physical and mental capacity
  • Evaluating and improving performance
  • Making informed choices about healthy, active lifestyles

In Years 7 and 8 two lessons a week are devoted to PE where learners take part in a variety of activities. The PE curriculum helps learners to develop practical performance of physical skills in a wide range of activities.   The learners learn and develop their leadership skills through taking on coaching roles in particular activities.  Throughout the units they learn how to evaluate their own and others strengths and weaknesses and use communication skills to suggest ideas for improvement.

Learners are also encouraged to take responsibility for their own and others’ learning by planning small sections of the lesson to lead. In Year 7, this may be a warm up and as the learners progress through school, they learn to plan and lead larger sections of the lessons with guidance.

Our curriculum provides the learners with the following opportunities which are integral to their learning and enhance their engagement with the concepts, processes and content of the subject.

The curriculum provides opportunities for learners to:

  • Get involved in a broad range of different activities that, in combination, develop the whole body
  • Experience a range of roles within a physical activity
  • Specialise in specific activities and roles
  • Follow pathways to other activities in and beyond school
  • Perform as an individual, in a group or as part of a team in formal competitions or performances to audiences beyond the class
  • Use ICT as an aid to improving performance and tracking progress
  • Make links between PE and other subjects and areas of the curriculum

Parents’ support is vital in ensuring that:

  • Learners are fully prepared and equipped for their lessons by ensuring they have the correct PE kit. The Harrow High School PE top, navy tracksuit bottoms/shorts and the navy tracksuit top. All of which can be purchased from Pullens in Stanmore
  • Learners take part in extra curricular activities – the timetable is on display in the sports block, in every classroom, in the Friday letter, as well as on the School’s website
  • Learners lead a healthy active lifestyle outside of school

Years 9, 10 & 11

In Years 9, 10 & 11 all learners have 1 period of Core Physical Education where they continue to develop the skills, techniques and qualities that were introduced in years 7 & 8. The learners experience a range of team and individual sports.

The curriculum provides opportunities for learners to:

  • Get involved in a broad range of different activities that, in combination, develop the whole body
  • Experience a range of roles within a physical activity
  • Specialise in specific activities and roles
  • Follow pathways to other activities in and beyond school
  • Perform as an individual, in a group or as part of a team in formal competitions or performances to audiences beyond the class
  • Use ICT as an aid to improving performance and tracking progress
  • Make links between PE and other subjects and areas of the curriculum

Learners in years 9, 10 & 11 can take GCSE PE as one of their option subjects. They will have 4 periods of GCSE PE each week with 2 practical lessons and 2 theory lessons.

GCSE PE Syllabus – OCR

Theory (60%)

Learners study:

Applied Anatomy and Physiology and Physical Training – 30% of total GCSE

Syllabus includes:

  • The structure and function of the skeletal system
  • The structure and function of the muscular system
  • Movement analysis
  • The cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • The effects of exercise on the body system
  • Components of fitness
  • Applying the principles of training
  • Preventing injury in physical activity and training

Assessment – 1 hour written paper – 60 marks

Socio – cultural influences, Sports Psychology & Health, Fitness & Well Being – 30% of total GCSE

Syllabus includes:

  • Engagement patterns of different social groups in physical activities and sports
  • Commercialisation of physical activity and sport
  • Ethical and socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport
  • Characteristics of skilful movement and classification of skills
  • Goal setting
  • Mental preparation
  • Types of guidance and feedback
  • Health, fitness and well being
  • Diet and nutrition

Assessment – 1 hour paper – 60 marks

Practical (40%)

Practical Activity Assessment and Analysing and Evaluating Performance – 40% of total GCSE

Team Games – Football, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Gaelic Football, Handball, Netball, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Rugby Union

Individual Sports – Boxing, Athletics, Badminton, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Dance, Gymnastics, Swimming

Assessment

3 activities from above – 1 activity must be a team sport and 1 activity must be an individual sport. The 3rd activity can be either a team or individual sport

  • Analysis of performance – learners produce a presentation on how to improve a component of fitness or a technique from a chosen sport

Parents’ support is vital in ensuring that:

  • Learners are fully prepared and equipped for their lessons by ensuring they have the correct PE kit. The Harrow High School PE top, navy tracksuit bottoms/shorts and the navy tracksuit top. All of which can be purchased from Pullens in Stanmore
  • Learners take part in extra curricular activities – the timetable is on display in the sports block, in every classroom, in the Friday letter as well as on the School’s website
  • Learners complete all homework set to best of ability
  • Learners lead a healthy active lifestyle outside of school