PE and Games at Sir Thomas Rich's

Physical Education & Games is at the heart of life at Sir Thomas Rich’s

Physical Education in Sir Thomas Rich’s involves pupils learning about the body and participating in a variety of activities. Pupils are encouraged to not only learn how to stay fit and healthy but to embed these principles into their everyday life. Pupils are given opportunities to take responsibility for their own and peers learning, through repeated peer assessment tasks.

Games in Sir Thomas Rich’s provides an opportunity for pupils to experience both team and individuals sports, which can help to develop fitness levels and harness character building traits such as team work, commitment and endeavour. This compliments our extensive extra-curricular sporting program.


Key Stage 3 - Years 7, 8 & 9

Teaching Arrangements: Physical Education
Year 7&8 – Two periods per week
Year 9 – One period per week

Games
Year 7,8 & 9 Two periods per week
Homework Guidance: Pupils are required to supplement their conditioning outside of lessons.
Topics Covered:
Year 7
  • Physical Education
    • Gymnastics
    • Swimming
    • Basketball
    • Tennis
    • Athletics
  • Games
    • Rugby
    • Cross Country
    • Cricket
Year 8
  • Physical Education
    • Gymnastics
    • Swimming
    • Basketball
    • Tennis
    • Athletics
  • Games
    • Rugby
    • Cross Country
    • Cricket
Year 9
  • Physical Education
    • Hockey
    • Swimming
    • Basketball
    • Tennis
    • Athletics
    • Circuit Training
  • Games
    • Rugby
    • Cross Country
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
Assessment Arrangements: Pupils are assessed at the end of each half term for their Order Grades.

Teaching Arrangements: GCSE Physical Education
Four Periods a week in Year 10 & 11

Games
Two periods a week
Homework Guidance: Homework is given each week and usually involves Independent learning and revision.
Exam Specification: AQA GCSE PE Topics Covered:
Year 10
  • GCSE Physical Education
    • Applied anatomy and physiology
    • Movement analysis
    • Physical training
    • Use of data
    • Sports psychology
    • Socio-cultural influences
    • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Games
    • Rugby
    • Cross Country
    • Hockey
    • Basketball
    • Badminton
    • Fitness
    • Football
    • Athletics
    • Cricket
    • Tennis
Year 11
  • GCSE Physical Education
    • Applied anatomy and physiology
    • Movement analysis
    • Physical training
    • Use of data
    • Sports psychology
    • Socio-cultural influences
    • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Games
    • Rugby
    • Cross Country
    • Hockey
    • Basketball
    • Badminton
    • Fitness
    • Football
    • Athletics
    • Cricket
    • Tennis
Assessment Arrangements: Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport
What's assessed
Applied anatomy and physiology
Movement analysis
Physical training
Use of data
How it's assessed
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
78 marks
30% of GCSE
Questions
Answer all questions.
A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.
Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport
What's assessed
Sports psychology
Socio-cultural influences
Health, fitness and well-being
Use of data
How it's assessed
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
78 marks
30% of GCSE
Questions
Answer all questions.
A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.
Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport
What's assessed
Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).
Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.
How it's assessed
Assessed by teachers
Moderated by AQA
100 marks
40% of GCSE
Questions
For each of their three activities, students will be assessed in skills in progressive drills (10 marks per activity) and in the full context (15 marks per activity).
Students will be assessed on their analysis (15 marks) and evaluation (10 marks) of performance to bring about improvement in one activity
Entry Requirements: GCSE Grade 6 in Biology or Physical Education is required to study this course.
Teaching Arrangements: A Level Physical Education
Seven Periods a week in Year 12 & 13

Games
Two periods a week
Homework Guidance: Homework is given each week and usually involves Independent learning and revision.
Topics Covered:
Year 12
  • GCSE Physical Education
    • 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
  • Games
    • Rugby
    • Cross Country
    • Hockey
    • Basketball
    • Badminton
    • Fitness
    • Football
    • Athletics
    • Cricket
    • Tennis
    • Netball
    • Zumba
Year 13
  • GCSE Physical Education
    • 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
  • Games
    • Rugby
    • Cross Country
    • Hockey
    • Basketball
    • Badminton
    • Fitness
    • Football
    • Athletics
    • Cricket
    • Tennis
    • Netball
    • Zumba
Assessment Arrangements: Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport
What's assessed
Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology
Section B: Skill acquisition
Section C: Sport and society
How it's assessed
Written exam: 2 hours
105 marks
35% of A-level
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 in physical activity and sport
What's assessed
Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics
Section B: Sport psychology
Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport
How it's assessed
Written exam: 2 hours
105 marks
35% of A-level
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)
Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport
What's assessed
Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.
Plus:
written/verbal analysis of performance.
How it's assessed
Internal assessment, external moderation
90 marks
30% of A-level
University courses this subject may be required for or lead onto:
  • Sport and Physical Education
  • Sport & Exercise Science
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Management
  • Medicine
Careers that PE and Games may lead onto:
  • Physiotherapy
  • Teaching
  • Sports Science
  • Medicine
“Physical Education at A level is my favourite subject”
--Ben Sherborne, Current pupil
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time studying PE at A Level and I am sure it will help me enormously in my future career”.
--Mathilda Stratemeier, Sports Science degree student at Bath University.
Associated Clubs / Societies / Trips: See the Extensive Extra-Curricular sporting program at Sir Thomas Rich’s