KS3 and KS4 PE and Sport


This is a practical lesson therefore there is no written tasks in this lesson. Each term students will focus on a different sport which includes rugby, basketball, football, tennis, cricket and athletics. Students are assessed on their skills as well as team work, sportsmanship and taking on different roles within the lessons. This is done through teacher and peer assessment


  • Outline of course and examples of learning outcomes:
  • The structure and function of the skeletal system.
  • The structure and function of the muscular system
  • Movement analysis
  • The cardiovascular and respiratory system
  • Effects of exercise on body systems
  • Components of fitness
  • Applying principles of training
  • Preventing injury in physical activity and training
  • Engagement patterns of different social groups in physical activities and sport
  • Commercialisation of physical activity and sport
  • Ethical and socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport
  • Sports psychology
  • Health fitness and wellbeing

Learning Organisation

This is a two – year course, which combines P.E, sport science as well as related to other subject areas such as psychology, sociology and biology. Students will have access to the course presentations, which will form the foundation of the work and will be enriched by a variety of additional activities. Each unit of work will start by helping students to use their knowledge within a prescribed context to apply within a sporting context.

Examination Organisation

Grades range from 9 – 1 and consists of two examinations and practical assessment.

Applied anatomy and physiology physical training 30%

Socio-cultural influences. Sport psychology. Health, fitness and wellbeing 30%

Practical activity assessment. Analysing and Evaluating Performance (AEP) 40%

Students will be able to continue their study –to AS or A-level Physical Education at college or sports coaching and sports science qualification. This gives a good background for essential life skills for example team work.

BTEC Sport

This course is called BTEC Level 2 Award.  It allows students to achieve a GCSE equivalent in that is broken down into chunks.  Students can achieve Grades from Level 2 – A- C or Level 1 – D. It is a combination of 1 Exam and 3 pieces of coursework.

Unit 1 – Fitness for sporting performance

In this unit you will:

  1. know about the components of fitness and the principles of training
  2. explore different fitness training methods
  3. investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.

Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance

In this unit you will:

  1. understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports
  2. practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports
  3. be able to review sports performance.

Unit 3 – The mind and Sport Performance

In this unit you will:

  1. investigate personality and its effect on sports performance
  2. explore the influence that motivation and self-confidence have on sports performance
  3. know about arousal and anxiety, and the effects they have on sports performance.

Unit 4 – the sports performer in action

In this unit you will:

  1. know about the short-term responses and long-term adaptations of the body systems to exercise
  2. know about the different energy systems used during sports performance.

Students will be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding, in accordance with the exam board specification, through a variety of practical and written tasks to provide a portfolio of evidence, which is then submitted to show understanding of the Exam, board Specification for each UNIT


There are 3 pieces of coursework, which are compulsory to complete to pass the course.  The mark is determined by the exam grade and the core piece of coursework – Students will be regularly assessed and will be required to complete all work set by the deadlines set.  These deadlines are also sent via the form of an assessment calendar to the exam board – EDEXCEL at the start of each school year.

Examination Organisation:

The exam is worth 25%, it is a core exam and to pass the course the exam must be passed.  There is an option to pass at LEVEL 1 – which is equivalent to GCSE Grade D or Level 2 Pass, Merit, Distinction – Grade C, B, A.  The exam is sat in January and June giving students a second option to resist if required.

Assessment Organisation

The students will complete the 1 Core exam and 3 units of coursework these are:

Unit 1 – CORE EXAM – Fitness for sporting performance

Unit 2- Core Coursework – Practical sports performance.

Unit 3 – Optional Unit/ Coursework. – The mind and Sport Performance

Unit 6 – Optional unit / Coursework – The sports performer in action