Physical Education and Sport
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Welcome to Physical Education & Sport
The Physical Education Department consists of a friendly, highly committed and well qualified team of nine P.E. specialists. Physical Education and Sport have a high profile within the school and wider community where staff and students recognise the value of the subject and how it contributes to the wider school.
All members of the department are involved in running extra-curricular clubs, team practices and taking fixtures. Our students are totally committed to Southfields Academy sport and a large number of our students stay until late in the evening to participate in the extra-curricular programme the department offers.
We proudly boast some of the best sporting facilities in South London including two sports halls, a trampolining hall, two floodlit outdoor and one indoor netball courts, a newly refurbished fitness suite, a floodlit all-weather 4G pitch, a competition length swimming pool, athletics facilities, indoor and outdoor cricket nets and a climbing wall.
What knowledge and skills will students develop at KS3?
The P.E. National Curriculum has been designed to develop student competence, confidence and expertise in practical situations across a broad and balanced curriculum.
It aims to ensure that all students should understand what constitutes an effective performance and how they could apply these principles to their other work.
All students in Years 7-9 will have 2 hours of P.E. per week and will also have the opportunity to attend a variety of inclusive extra-curricular activities during and after school.
Students will be encouraged and given the opportunity to develop a wide range of physical, personal and social skills. As a result, we would expect students to develop the confidence to take part in physical activity as well as learn about the value of a healthy, active lifestyle.
What knowledge and skills will students develop at KS4?
At Key Stage 4, students get the opportunity to further develop skills and techniques from Key Stage 3.
Students will have 2 lessons of P.E. per week as well as having the opportunity to attend and compete in a number of sports clubs during and after school.
Students will be given the option to further develop their knowledge and understanding of Physical Education and prepare for a career in the sports industry with an examined course which adds a further 3 hours of P.E. to their weekly compulsory lesson.
The OCR GCSE in Physical Education requires students to develop their knowledge and understanding in two areas: Physical Factors Affecting Performance and Socio-cultural Influences and Sports Psychology,
The areas cover an array of topic areas which include:
- Applied Anatomy and Physiology
- Physical Training
- Socio-cultural Influences
- Sport Psychology
- Health, Fitness and Well-being
As well as the opportunity to analyse the performance of others, students will also get the opportunity to go through rigorous assessment in chosen physical activities where it will focus on both team and individual sports.
The examination is weighted at:
60% written examination (2 papers)
30% practical performance
10% written non-exam assessment
What knowledge and skills will students develop at KS5?
At Key Stage 5, students get the opportunity to further develop skills and techniques from Key Stage 4.
Students will have 6 hours per week to study Cambridge Technicals in Sport and Physical Activity as well as having the opportunity to attend and compete in a number of sports clubs during and after school.
The Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Sport and Physical Activity qualifications help students to achieve their potential and progress to the next stage of their lives, whether that's higher education, an apprenticeship or employment.
These areas cover an array of topic areas which include:
Unit 1: Body systems and the effects of physical activity [External Examination]
Unit 2: Sports coaching and activity leadership
Unit 11: Physical activity for specific groups
Unit 3: Sports organisation and development [External Examination]
Unit 8: Organisation of sports events
Unit 12: Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise
This OCR qualification is assessed using a combination of:
External assessment, which is set and marked by the exam board
A written paper comprising multiple-choice, short answer questions and questions requiring more extended responses.
Internal assessment, where the teacher assesses the learners' work and is externally moderated by the exam board.
Enrichment and extra-curricular activities
Please see an example of our extra-curricular offer. Students and parents should check the current Extra-Curricular offer for their year group for accurate information by visiting this page on the site.
How can you help your child?
Provide your child with the correct Southfields Academy P.E. Uniform and try to ensure that they bring it to all Physical Education lessons.
How can students extend their thinking and challenge themselves in this subject?
Students have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge, understanding and performance by attending any of the extra-curricular clubs which have been planned to link directly with the P.E. curriculum.
What are the career opportunities for students that study this subject?
Studying any of our sports courses should help provide a broad understanding about a number of topics which will prepare you well for next steps in the sports industry.
- Higher education studying sports related courses
- Physical/Fitness instructors
- Sports journalism
- Sports photography
- Sports psychology
- Professional athlete
- Sports massage and therapy
- Physiotherapy and rehabilitation