Physical Education

Our approach to the PE curriculum

The PE department recognises that there are four separate categories that the high quality programme at Fulham Boys School (FBS) can offer; PE Lessons, Games Lessons, Competitive Sports and Co-curricular Sports. These separate categories will enable sport to be freely available to all boys that attend the school; it will push those that are talented and encourage those who are less able.All pupils are entitled to benefit from high quality PE provision and there is significant evidence to show that this supports other learning right across the curriculum.

It also contributes to healthy and active lifestyles, improves emotional well-being, reduces poor behaviour, increases attendance and develops key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills. Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to enjoy.

A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication. These skills are transitional between the key stages; from core PE in KS3 to A Level and BTEC at KS5.

Our approach to lessons

Teaching Groups 

KS3

All classes are taught in academic sets; the PE and Games lessons will have mixed ability boys. There are a mixture of different types of PE on offer; there are invasion games, striking and fielding games, net and wall games and fitness. The Year 9 classes will all receive the chance to complete a Learn to Row programme. There will also additional lessons for those pupils in Year 9 that don’t opt to do two languages.

KS4

There is one BTEC and one GCSE  class in Year 10 and Year 11. This equates to up to 40 pupils from the cohorts.

The BTEC examination company is EdExcel and the GCSE is AQA.

Accommodation 

In the temporary site there will be ongoing developments of where the different activities take place. There will be up to 5 separate PE lessons occurring at one time. Games afternoons will take place at Barn Elms. Swimming will take place at Virgin Active, Fulham Pools. Rowing will take place at Fulham Reach for Year 9, 10 and 11.


Assessment for all KS3 lessons is done during the 6th week of each module. Pupils will be assessed on their application and knowledge and understanding of the skills they have learned. They will also be videoed for moderation in the game based scenarios.

 

Teaching Groups 

KS3

All classes are taught in academic sets; the PE and Games lessons will have mixed ability boys. There are a mixture of different types of PE on offer; there are invasion games, striking and fielding games, net and wall games and fitness. The Year 9 classes will all receive the chance to complete a Learn to Row programme. There will also additional lessons for those pupils in Year 9 that don’t opt to do two languages.

KS4

There is one BTEC and one GCSE  class in Year 10 and Year 11. This equates to up to 40 pupils from the cohorts.

The BTEC examination company is EdExcel and the GCSE is AQA.

Accommodation 

In the temporary site there will be ongoing developments of where the different activities take place. There will be up to 5 separate PE lessons occurring at one time. Games afternoons will take place at Barn Elms. Swimming will take place at Virgin Active, Fulham Pools. Rowing will take place at Fulham Reach for Year 9, 10 and 11.

 

 

Throughout KS3 the lessons covered are as follows:

Year Group

12 lessons

6 lessons

Additional

Year 7

Basketball, Fitness, Hockey, Badminton, Cricket

Rugby, Football, Gymnastics, OAA, Athletics

 

Year 8

Basketball, Fitness, Hockey, Badminton, Cricket

   

Year 9

Basketball, Fitness, Hockey, Badminton, Cricket

Rugby, Football, Gymnastics, OAA, Athletics (for (9.3, 9.4 and 9.5)

A ‘learn to row’ course will be carried out by all pupils

Assessment for all KS3 lessons is done during the 6th week of each module. Pupils will be assessed on their application and knowledge and understanding of the skills they have learned. They will also be videoed for moderation in the game based scenarios. 

 

GCSE

PE GCSE has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education (PE) in an academic setting, allowing them to critically analyse and evaluate physical performance and apply their experience of practical activities in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject. It is made up of 60% theory and 40% practical. The theory content is split into two exams. Paper 1 examines the physical factors affecting performance. Paper 2 examines socio-cultural issues and sports psychology. The practical content test the performance, analysis and evaluation in three different sports. Playing for a club outside of school is essential.

Content Overview

Paper 1:

Applied anatomy and physiology 

Movement analysis 

Physical training

Use of data 

Paper 2:

Sports psychology

Socio-cultural influences 

Health, fitness and wellbeing

Use of data

Non-exam assessment: 

Practical performance in physical activity and sport

Paper 1 will be studied in Year 10 and and each of the modules will be examined with end of topic tests.

Paper 2 will be studied in Year 11 and and each of the modules will be examined with end of topic tests.

Non exam assessment will be taught through out both years.

 

BTEC

BTEC Sport will allow you to develop a broader understanding of the sports sector; including exploring sports events and an in depth look at sports health and fitness topics. In addition it introduces a number of specialist areas and the opportunity to acquire some of the practical skills identified by employers as the fundamental building blocks for future competence in the workplace.

You will develop your knowledge and skills to be able to plan and lead a range of practical sport activities, helping you to improve your practical sports performance. Regular participation in sport is essential.

Content Overview:

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise (External Exam)

Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport (Internal Coursework)

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training (Internal Coursework)

Unit 4:The Mind and Sports Performance (Internal Coursework)

Please go to: :https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html#tab-4 for the full specification.

 

KS5 courses on offer: 

 

A Level 

Current for A Level PE are on the OCR course which splits the topics into 2 years worth of work. The course is combined into 5 exams over the year and covers a wide range of topics. The class sizes will be small to allow your son to get the best teaching possible in an environment structure for him and his peers to succeed. 

This course is suitable for those looking to do a sports related at university, especially in regards to Sport and Exercise Science. 

 

BTEC L3 in Sport

BTEC L3 in Sport is run by Pearson’s over 2 years with there being the Level 3 Diploma (equivalent of 2 A Levels) and the Extended Diploma (equivalent of 3 A Levels). It is graded into Pass, Merit and Distinctions, with them all weighting towards UCAS points at the end of the second year. Throughout the two year course, the boys will have to complete internally assessed assignments on a variety of different sporting topics, as well as external exams.

 

This course is suitable for anyone looking to do a sports related courses at university.

 

Year 12 curriculum

A Level 

Paper 1: Physiological factors affecting performance

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics, including technology in sport

Paper 2: Psychological and sociocultural themes in physical education

  • Sports Psychology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society

BTEC L3

  • Unit 1,2,19,22 are assessed externally through an exam, with unit 3, 4, 7-9, 23 are internally moderated with all units being mandatory across the course
  • There are 6 (double) or 10 (triple) mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the sports sector: ● fitness for sport and exercise ● practical performance in sport ● applying the principles of personal training. We have opted to do the mind and sports performance as the additional unit.

 

How the boys will be assessed in Year 12

AS Level the boys have two exams, both 70 marks and an hour and 15 mins long. Equates to 65% of overall grade, with the other 35% coming from their practical.

BTEC L3 boys will have a mixture of exams and assignments due throughout the year. 
 

Year 13 curriculum

A Level

Paper 1: Physiological factors affecting performance

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics

Paper 2: Psychological factors affecting performance

  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology

Paper 3: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

  • Sport and society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

BTEC L3

  • Unit 1,2,19,22 are assessed externally through an exam, with unit 3, 4, 7-9, 23 are internally moderated with all units being mandatory across the course
  • There are 6 (double) or 10 (triple) mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the sports sector: ● fitness for sport and exercise ● practical performance in sport ● applying the principles of personal training. We have opted to do the mind and sports performance as the additional unit.

 

How the boys will be assessed in Year 13

A Level the boys have three exams, paper 1 being two hours long and worth 90 marks (30% of final grade), paper 2 and 3 being one hour long and worth 60 marks (both worth 20% of final grade). They also have a practical side and an evaluation and analysis of performance which is 30% of their total grade. 

BTEC L3 boys will have a mixture of exams and assignments due throughout the year. 




 

Department Staff

Department staff

  • Dan Lane - Head of Sport: d.lane@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
  • Jim Sanderson - Teacher in charge of PE
  • Aaron Long - Head of Wilberforce House and PE Teacher
  • Darren Boswarva - Head of Liddell House and PE Teacher
  • Jack Goldberg - PE teacher and T&L Team
  • Josh Missen - Teacher in charge of non-core Sports
  • Will Campbell - Rowing Teacher and Learning Support Assistant

Throughout KS3 the lessons covered are as follows:

Year Group

Number of Lessons

Content

7

12

Basketball, Fitness, Hockey, Badminton, Cricket

7

6

Rugby, Football, Gymnastics, OAA, Athletics

8

12

Basketball, Fitness, Hockey, Badminton, Cricket

9

6

Rugby, Football, Gymnastics, OAA, Athletics (for (9.3, 9.4 and 9.5)


GCSE

PE GCSE has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education (PE) in an academic setting, allowing them to critically analyse and evaluate physical performance and apply their experience of practical activities in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject. It is made up of 60% theory and 40% practical. The theory content is split into two exams. Paper 1 examines the physical factors affecting performance. Paper 2 examines socio-cultural issues and sports psychology. The practical content test the performance, analysis and evaluation in three different sports. Playing for a club outside of school is essential.


Content Overview

Paper 1:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology 
  • Movement analysis 
  • Physical training
  • Use of data 

Paper 2:

  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences 
  • Health, fitness and wellbeing
  • Use of data

Non-exam assessment: 

  • Practical performance in physical activity and sport
  • Paper 1 will be studied in Year 10 and and each of the modules will be examined with end of topic tests.
  • Paper 2 will be studied in Year 11 and and each of the modules will be examined with end of topic tests.
  • Non exam assessment will be taught through out both years.

BTEC
BTEC Sport will allow you to develop a broader understanding of the sports sector; including exploring sports events and an in depth look at sports health and fitness topics. In addition it introduces a number of specialist areas and the opportunity to acquire some of the practical skills identified by employers as the fundamental building blocks for future competence in the workplace. You will develop your knowledge and skills to be able to plan and lead a range of practical sport activities, helping you to improve your practical sports performance. 


Content Overview:

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise (External Exam)
  • Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport (Internal Coursework)
  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training (Internal Coursework)
  • Unit 4:The Mind and Sports Performance (Internal Coursework)

Please go to: here for the full specification.

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