Key Stage 3 overview

All pupils at KS3 participate in 3 lessons of compulsory Physical Education over the two week timetable. Skills, techniques and tactical are introduced and develop during KS3 in a range of sporting activities. Pupils are encouraged to get involved with extra-curricular clubs in order to develop skills further and represent the school in their chosen sports.

Key Stage 4 overview

All pupils at KS4 participate in 2 lessons of compulsory Physical Education over the two week timetable. There are opportunities in KS4 to have a more option based programme with greater choice, which may include some mixed sex groups. As well as having the opportunity to revisit some of the sports developed in KS4, optional activities are also available.

Lessons are geared towards students taking on a broader range or roles, such as officials and sports organisers as well as participating themselves.

Qualification assessment overview


GCSE PE Tech Award – BTEC Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness

Examination Component 1 = 36%

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Movement Analysis
  • Physical Training
  • Use of Data

Component 2 = 24%

  • Health Fitness and Well Being
  • Sports Psychology
  • Socio-Cultural Influences
  • Use of Data

Component 3 = Practical Sport = 30%

  • 1 Team Sport
  • 1 Individual Sport
  • 1 Team OR Individual choice

Each sport is marked out of 35 marks however split into 2 marking sections.

Performance of skills /10
Application to competitive situations / 25

Component 4 Controlled Assessment Training Programme

Pupils will Plan, carry out, monitor and evaluate their training programme using their theory knowledge from Components 1 and 2.

Marked out of 20 which is converted in a percentage /10%

Component 1: Understand the Body and the Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity (Worth 30% of Overall Grade)

Assessment: Pupils will complete 3 assignments for learning aims A, B and C.

Learning Aim A: Investigate the impact of sport and activity on the body systems
A1 The body systems – Cardiorespiratory & Musculoskeletal Systems
A2 Physiological impact of engagement in sport and activity on the body systems

Learning Aim B: Explore common injuries in sport and activity and methods of rehabilitation
B1 Common sporting injuries
B2 Causes of common sporting injuries
B3 Management and rehabilitation of common sporting injuries

Learning Aim C: Understand the use of technology for sport and activity
C1 Different types of technology in sport and activity
C2 The benefits of technology on improving body systems for sport and activity
C3 Limitations of technology to sport and activity

Component 2: The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity (Worth 40% of Overall Grade)

Assessment: One Externally marked Examination. 70 marks available

Learning Aim A: Training to improve fitness for sport and activity
A1 Interpreting fitness data in relation to sport and activity
A2 Methods of training for sport and activity
A3 The FITT principles and principles of training
A4 Understanding fitness programmes

Learning Aim: B Nutrition for sport and activity
B1 Macronutrients
B2 Micronutrients
B3 Hydration
B4 Improving nutrition for sport and activity

Learning Aim C: The psychological influence that motivation, self-confidence and anxiety have on participation in sport and activity 
C1 The impact of motivation on participation in sport and activity
C2 The impact self-confidence can have on participation in sport and activity
C3 The impact of anxiety on participation in sport and activity

Component 3: Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity (Worth 30% of Overall Grade)

Assessment: This component will draw on the knowledge pupils have gained in components 1 and 2. Pupils will complete 3 assignments for learning aims A, B & C

Learning Aim A: Understand the fundamentals of sport and activity leadership
A1 Attributes of a leader
A2 The benefits of participation in sport and activity sessions

Learning Aim B: Planning sessions for target groups
B1 Target groups
B2 Types of sessions
B3 Session plan

Learning Aim C: Delivering and reviewing sessions for target groups
C1 Methods of delivery/success
C2 Methods of reviewing

Curriculum maps

How can parents support their child and Sir Thomas Boughey Academy with PE?

  • Encourage pupils to attend additional extra- curricular clubs to improve performance and physical activity levels.
  • Encourage pupils to try their best and seek advice if aspects are found to be challenging.
  • Ensure appropriate kit is bought to school for each lesson for the timetabled practical lessons.
  • If a pupil is excused due to a medical issue, a note written and signed by their parent / carer is needed to be given to a member of PE staff.

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