Physical Education

Health, Fitness, and Well-being
Key Stage 3Key Stage 4

Physical Education is a key part of everyone’s health and well-being. It is important for children to be challenged in both body and mind. At Hulme Hall Grammar School pupils have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

We encourage all age groups to take part no matter what level they are at. We compete in a number of competitions that are organised by the North Sports Independent Schools Association and often have pupils who succeed and progress into National Competitions.

Key Stage 3

Throughout years 7, 8, and 9, students get the opportunity to work through a variety of sports and fitness activities, covering the basic rules, tactics, and etiquette involved.

Year 7 and 8

Autumn 1

Basketball, football and netball: basic skills in passing, tackling/ intercepting and shooting. Rules and tactics associated to the games.

Autumn 2

Rugby, lacrosse and fitness: basic skills related to each area of study.
Understanding about an active, healthy lifestyle. Learning rules, tactics and etiquette of the games.

Spring 1

Badminton: basic skills on rallying, forehand and backhand, overhead, clear and drop shot. Rules on singles and doubles play.
Gymnastics: travelling, shapes and balances. Body tension and control, rolls and take off, flight and landing

Spring 2

Gymnastics cont. and hockey: dribbling, passing and shooting. Basic rules and tactics.

Summer 1

Athletics: track and field events. Rules, techniques and fitness.
Rounders: fielding, bowling and hitting technique. Basic rules.

Summer 2

Cricket: fielding, bowling and batting techniques. Basic rules.
Tennis: forehand, backhand and serve to start rallying. Basic rules for a singles game.

Year 9

Autumn 1

Netball and Football: advanced skills in passing, tackling/ intercepting and shooting. Rules and tactics associated with the games. Officiating and leading warm ups.

Autumn 2

Fitness: understanding method of training, physiological factors and different types of fitness.
Basketball: advanced skills in passing, intercepting and shooting. Rules and tactics associated with the game. Officiating and leading warm ups.

Spring 1

Badminton: basic skills on rallying, forehand and backhand, overhead clear and drop shot. Serving techniques and ready position. Rules on singles and doubles play.
Lacrosse: understanding of rules, tactics and techniques. Basic skills such as throwing, catching and intercepting.

Spring 2

Gymnastics: travelling, shapes and balances. Body tension and control, rolls and take off, flight and landing. Developing routines and use of peer assessment.
Hockey: stick control, turns and dribbling, short and long passing using push and hit. Shooting at goal. Rules and tactics.

Summer 1

Athletics: track and field events. Rules, techniques and fitness.
Tennis: forehand, backhand and serve to start rallying. Basic rules for a singles game. Introduction of doubles tennis.

Summer 2

Rounders: fielding, bowling and hitting technique. Advanced rules and techniques.
Cricket: fielding, bowling and batting techniques. Advanced rules, techniques and tactics.

Assessments

Assessments are through lesson observations. Units usually end with house games to observe their learning in games or competitive situations.
Use of video, governing body websites and cue cards allow pupils to learn visually, kinaesthetically and verbally. Pupils are also assessed through AfL.

Key Stage 4

All pupils will participate in core PE at Key Stage 4. The curriculum is based on optional activities that are largely led by the pupils. There is a big focus on rules and tactics, with pupils taking on roles in coaching and officiating as well as performing.

Pupils also have the option to choose GCSE Physical Education as one of the Key Stage 4 subjects.

GCSE Physical Education

Paper 1: The human body and movement in Physical activity and sport (30%)

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

Paper 2: Socio-Cultural and well-being in physical activity and sport (30%)

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

Practical Area: 40%
Pupils will need to pick 3 practical activities from a selection of team and individual sports. They must choose 1 from each and then choose another from either category. They will also complete an observation and evaluation assessment.

Exams and Assessments

  • 2 x Written exams: 1 hour 15 minutes each
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of GCSE
  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

Further Study

This course can lead to a variety of further studies and career paths. After studying GCSE’s, students will have the foundation knowledge required to commence an A-level course in Physical Education. The skills and content within the GCSE specification also offers an excellent base for studying A-level subjects such as Biology and Applied Science.

In relations to careers, this subject is suited to a spectrum of jobs in the arena of Education, Coaching, Fitness Industry, Physiotherapy, Sports Journalism, Outdoor Pursuits and many more.

Department Staff

Mr P Bradford

Assistant Headteacher / Head of PE

Mrs J Smith

Assistant Headteacher / Teacher of PE

Miss A Lucas

Sports Co-ordinator

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