Sport & Health Studies

  • Physical Education at GSA

    Physical Education at George Spencer Academy aims to develop pupils' abilities and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that may become a fundamental part of their lives, both in and out of school. Students are able to develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.

     

    When performing, students are encouraged to think about what they are doing, consider the situation and make decisions. Students are also encouraged to reflect on their own and others' performances and find ways to make improvements.

     

    Students are taught about the value of healthy, active lifestyles, as well as developing their personal and social skills through working in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. This, then allowing the students to develop confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports

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  • Year 7 Sport

    How is PE taught?

    PE is taught in two groups: 'Single Sex' and 'Mixed Sex Lessons'.

     

    Sports & activities covered:

    Students may study the following physical activities:

    - Autumn/Spring Terms: Gymnastics, Dance, Health Related Fitness, Netball, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Rugby.

    - Summer Term: Athletics, Rounder's, Cricket, Softball and Tennis.

     

    Skills:

    Students will:

    - Understand the need to warm up before taking part in physical activity.
    - Practise and perform a range of basic skills related to each sport.
    - Learn associated rules and understand simple tactics of each sport.
    - Begin to evaluate their own performance and the performances of others.

     

    Assessment:

    Students will be assessed through:

    - Their practical performance.
    - Their ability to evaluate their own and others performances.
    - Their knowledge and understanding of rules/tactics.
    - Their ability to plan sequences and choreography.

     

    Equipment:

    - Indoor activities – Black shorts, white T-shirts, black socks and trainers.
    - Outdoor activities –Black shorts, white T-shirt, black socks, rugby

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  • Year 8 Sport

    How is PE taught?

    PE is taught in two groups: 'Single Sex' and 'Mixed Sex Lessons'.

    Students from Year 8 are set ability wise.

     

    Sports & activities covered:

    Students may study the following physical activities:

    - Autumn/Spring Terms: Gymnastics, Dance, Health Related Fitness, Netball, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Rugby.

    - Summer Term: Athletics, Rounder's, Cricket, Softball and Tennis.

     

    Skills:

    Students will:

    - Be able to plan, perform and lead a warm up for themselves/others.
    - Develop, broaden and apply their range of skills in each sport or activity they participate in.
    - Develop a greater understanding of the associated rules and tactics of each sport.

    - Develop their knowledge and understanding of key terminology and aspects of sports and activities.
    - Evaluate their own performance and the performances of others.

     

    Assessment:

    Students will be assessed through:

    - Their practical performance.
    - Their ability to evaluate their own and others performances.
    - Their knowledge and understanding of rules/tactics.
    - Their

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  • Year 9 Sport

    How is PE taught?

    PE is taught in 'Single Sex Lessons'.

     

    Sports & activities covered:

    Students may study the following physical activities:

    - Autumn/Spring Terms: Gymnastics, Dance, Health Related Fitness (Rowing, Aerobics, Outdoor Training, Circuit Training), Netball, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Rugby, Volleyball.

    - Summer Term: Athletics, Rounder's, Cricket, Softball and Tennis.

     

    Skills:

    Students will:

    - Plan, perform and lead a warm up for themselves and others in a variety of sports and activities.
    - Develop, broaden and apply their range of skills and tactics in each sport or activity they participate in.
    - Demonstrate their greater understanding of the associated rules and tactics in each sport.
    - Have a greater knowledge and understanding of key terminology and aspects of sports and activities so that they can further evaluate performances.

     

    Assessment:

    Students will be assessed through:

    - Their practical performance.
    - Their ability to evaluate their own and others performances.
    - Their knowledge and understanding of rules/tactics.

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  • Year 10 Sport

    How is PE taught?

    Students will have 1 hour of PE each week and will be taught in single-sex lessons. Students also have the opportunity to study the Sports Leaders Level 1 Award during one of their lessons.

     

    Sports & activities covered:

    Students may study the following physical activities:

    - Autumn/Spring Terms: Cross-Country, Trampettes/Trampolining, Lacrosse, Handball, Table Tennis, Health Related Fitness (Rowing, Aerobics, Outdoor Training, Circuit Training), Netball, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Rugby, Volleyball.

    - Summer Term: Athletics, Rounder's, Cricket, Softball and Tennis.

     

     

    Sports Leaders Level 1 Award:

    The Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership provides the ideal starting point for learners who wish to develop their leadership skills, whilst under the direct supervision of their Tutor/Assessor or other suitably qualified adult. The syllabus is designed to develop generic leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of sports and/or recreational situations as well as contributing to the personal

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  • Year 11 Sport

    How is PE taught?

    Students will have 1 hour of PE each week and will be taught in single-sex lessons. 

     

    Sports & activities covered:

    Students may study the following physical activities:

    - Autumn/Spring Terms: Cross-Country, Trampettes/Trampolining, Lacrosse, Handball, Table Tennis, Health Related Fitness (Rowing, Aerobics, Outdoor Training, Circuit Training), Netball, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Rugby, Volleyball.

    - Summer Term: Athletics, Rounder's, Cricket, Softball and Tennis.

     

     

     

    Skills:

    Students will:

    - Aim to develop their practical skills in a wide choice of activities.
    - Develop their technical and tactical ability and understanding of a wide range of sports and activities.
    - Improve their confidence and self-esteem.
    - Develop their teamwork, commitment, enthusiasm and communication skills.
    - Develop a greater understanding of healthy lifestyles.
    - Plan, perform and lead a warm up for themselves and others in a variety of sports and activities.
    - Develop, broaden and apply their range of skills and tactics in each sport or activity

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  • GCSE Physical Education

    The course:

    Students will study the GCSE PE full course. We follow the Edexcel examining board sepcification . The theory element of the course is worth 60% and the practical element 40%. Therefore we strongly recommend that students who choose the course play at least one sport (from the Edexcel list) ‘to a good standard’ outside of school and play a different sport in or for school. Otherwise they will struggle to gain many marks form the practical part of the course and may therefore not succeed overall. A commitment and dedication to PE and sport both in and out of school is very important.

     

    The theory part of the course is split into two units and is worth 60% in total.

     

    Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems

    - Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

    - Topic 2: Movement analysis

    - Topic 3: Physical training

    - Topic 4: Use of data

     

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  • A Level Physical Education

    What is A Level Physical Education?

    The study of sport and how it is affected by culture, history, society and how the biomechanical, physiological and psychological make-up of an individual influences performance.

     

    What will be studied?

    • Applied anatomy and physiology
    • Skill acquisition
    • Sport and society
    • Exercise physiology
    • Biomechanical movement
    • Sport psychology
    • Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

     

    The A level course:

     

    Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport (35% of A Level, 105 marks,  Written exam: 2 hours)

     

    What's assessed:

    • Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology
    • Section B: Skill acquisition
    • Section C: Sport and society

     

    Questions:

    • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
    • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
    • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

     

     

    Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance

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