Through a broad, balanced and comprehensive programme of physical activities and learning experiences, the PE department fully support the strong ethos within Chellaston Academy where we expect all students, regardless of ability, to maximise their progress. We do this by running a personalised PE programme that aims to provide a challenging, purposeful, enjoyable and safe experience. Our holistic approach to PE is designed to develop physical, mental and social health, whilst also instilling our five key values through a culture of respect, integrity, tenacity, resilience and excellence. Within PE we like to recognise and celebrate our pupil’s successes, the PE teachers at Chellaston Academy can nominate one pupil each week to become, PE students of the Week’. These are pupils who they believe have gone above and beyond to truly demonstrate one of our key values within PE. This level of excellence is one which we share throughout the Academy.
The key stage 3 PE curriculum has been designed to split into six teaching blocks. Pupil’s in year 7 and 8 participate in two activities a fortnight. These are generally split into week A & B, with lesson one and two of the fortnight being one activity and lesson three and four being the second activity. Pupil’s in year 9 participate in one activity within three lessons a fortnight. Each teaching block changes at the end of each half term.
The lessons have been planned and are delivered based upon the OCR GCSE practical PE criteria. This ensures for a purposeful curriculum that will allow all students to achieve. The KS3 assessment is therefore, also against OCR GCSE PE criteria, and allows pupils from year 7 through to year 9 to work towards attaining a GCSE practical grade. For those wishing to choose GCSE PE as one of their option subjects they will already have attained a base line grade for 30% of their final GCSE grade 1-9 which would be examined in the May of year 11.
The key stage 4 core PE curriculum has been designed to develop students desire to enjoy physical activity beyond their time at Chellaston Academy and therefore has a focus on lifelong participation. Lifelong participation is all about personal choice, therefore the key stage 4 curriculum is designed by the students through an options system. Pupils are offered a list of 25 activities, this is whittled down to a selection of eight for pupils to make their final choice from. The six most popular activities run and staff are assigned according to their specialisms. The pupils participate in their chosen activity throughout their three lessons a fortnight and each options block changes at the end of each half term.
Pupils who have chosen PE as a GCSE subject have the additional benefit of being able to use their three hours of core PE to enhance their practical scores which they attained at the end of key stage 3. This is achieved by ensuring all GCSE PE pupils are grouped together in one option choice to participate in an OCR GCSE PE activity.
Click here to see the KS4 option choices.
See below for the OCR GCSE PE choices.
GCSE PE – OCR 1-9 – New syllabus, 2016 (year 10 students)
• 60% theory
• 40% practical
The theory is split into two, one hour written exams comprised of a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and long answer questions. Each exam is worth 60 marks and equates to 30% of the overall result. Due to the heavy weighting of 60% of the final grade coming from the two exam papers all five allocated lessons on the two-week timetable are based in the classroom and focus on the theory. The practical scores are developed through key stage 3 core PE and are finally assessed during the key stage 4 core PE timetable.
Paper one: ‘Physical Factors Affecting Performance’, this is broken down into two topics. ‘Applied Anatomy and Physiology’, containing; the structure and function of the skeletal and muscular system, movement analysis, the cardiovascular and respiratory system and the effects of exercise on the body. ‘Physical Training’, containing; components of fitness, applying principles of training and preventing injury in physical activity and training.
Paper two: ‘Socio-cultural Issues and Sports Psychology’, this is broken down into three topics. ‘Socio-cultural Influences’, containing; Engagement patterns of different social groups in physical activity and sport, commercialization of physical activity and sport and ethical and socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport. ‘Sports Psychology’, and Health Fitness and Well-being’, containing; health, fitness and well-being, diet and nutrition.
The practical assessment is worth 40% with 80 marks available. 60 marks come from the assessment of the pupil’s performance in three different physical activities in the role of player or performer. One activity must be playing or performing within a team, one as an individual and a further one from either or. The final 20 marks are awarded from a written piece of coursework of an analysis and evaluation of their performance in one of their assessed activities.
Click here to see the list of OCR GCSE PE practical activities and criteria.
GCSE PE- EDEXCEL – Year 11 students
Below is the content which is covered by the current year 11 students following the old specification.
Topic 1.2.2: A healthy, active lifestyle and your cardiovascular system
Topic 1.2.3: A healthy, active lifestyle and your respiratory system
Topic 1.2.4: A healthy, active lifestyle and your muscular system
Topic 1.2.5: A healthy, active lifestyle and your skeletal system
• How is the course assessed?
• 60% Practical. 40% theory.
Over the two years the students will complete many activity blocks over 6 lessons, in order to develop their performance. Each activity is scored out of 10 points using specific Edexcel criteria. Activities that will be used to gain practical marks will be re visited during year 11, within the assessment window.
A-Level – OCR Linear syllabus, 2016 (year 12 students)
• 70% theory
• 30% practical
The theory is split into two three written exams, paper one is two hours long and is worth 90 marks which equates to 30% of the overall result. Paper two and three are both one hour long and are both worth 60 marks with each equating to 20% of the final result. The pupils will receive ten hours of classroom based theory over the two-week timetable. In accordance with the weighting of each exam and the quantity of content to be taught, 5 hours are given to paper one, three hours to paper two and two hours to paper three.
Paper one: ‘Physiological Factors Affecting Performance’, this is broken down into three topics; Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics.
Paper two: ‘Psychological Factors Affecting Performance’, this is broken down into two topics; Skill acquisition and Sports Psychology.
Paper three: ‘Socio-Cultural and Contemporary Issues’, this is broken down into three topics; Sport, Society and Technological Advances.
The practical assessment is worth 60 marks which equates to 30% of the final result. This is split into two sections, the first being an assessment in practical performance or coaching in one activity and is worth 30 marks. The second section is an oral evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement, this is also worth 30 marks.
Due to the variation in pupil’s expertise in sporting ability, the practical’s are assessed out of school and in the pupils natural playing environment. All the assessments must take place within a competitive environment and so to keep this as natural as possible all pupils will be, when realistically possible, externally visited by staff to record and assess their performance.
Click here to see the list of OCR A-level PE practical activities and criteria.
CURRENT YEAR 13 STUDENTS currently follow the old specification as seen below:
We currently offer A-Level PE (AQA). The course will be of interest to those wishing to research the many different aspects of sport and society. You will examine how the human body performs in challenging sporting environments and looks at factors which influence and optimise performance.
AS Specification has 2 units:
PHED 1: Opportunities for and the effect of leading a healthy active lifestyle.
The physiological effects of adopting a healthy lifestyle
The short term effects of exercise and the long term effects of training
Analysis of movement across a range of sporting actions
Acquisition of skills and the impact of psychological factors on performance
Opportunities for physical activity, benefits to the individual and society and the potential barriers faced by minority groups.
Assessment: Written paper (2 hours) 60% of AS mark, 30% of A level
PHED 2: Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/ or in an adopted role.
Assessment: Internal with external moderators 40% of AS mark, 20 % carried towards A level mark.
A2 Specification has 2 units:
PHED 3: Optimising performance and evaluating contempory issues in sport.
Energy sources and systems
Elite preparation and training with specialised training and injuries
Concepts and characteristics of world games
Development and impact of sports technology
Development of sports from national recreation to its modern day format.
Assessment: Written paper (2 hours) 30% of total A level marks
PHED 4: Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation
Assessment : Internal with external moderation – 20% of A level marks.
YEAR 12 BTEC
Here are the units that the year 12’s will be completing over the next year in BTEC Sport. There will be four units in total to complete for the BTEC course. The compulsory units are; Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 and an optional unit which is Unit 4.
For further information, please read the official specification here, or visit the Pearson website.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport
1. Anatomy and Physiology
2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
3. Professional Development in the Sports Industry.
Optional units – learners complete 1 unit
4. Sports Leadership
Extra curricular activities play a vital role in any good school and exercise a tremendous influence on the general attitude and well-being of pupils who participate. The school regularly provides opportunities for pupils to develop their talent and interests in clubs and societies. We hope parents will encourage their children to take full advantage of the opportunities, which are offered.
We have an excellent reputation for school sport and have many successful teams in both local and regional competitions. Many pupils have the opportunity to develop their talent through clubs and practices within school and also through specialized coaching in external clubs, with whom we have links.
The P.E. department also organizes Sports Leader courses for pupils to develop their coaching ability and to use their skills in local junior school and sports clubs.
Outline of Competitions:
September – April
Boys – Derby School Football League and Cup Years 7 — 11
Boys – Year 8 County Cup Football competition
City, County and National Cup competition Yr 7 — 13
Girls — City Football League Years 7-9
Girls — City and County Netball fixtures Yr 7 — 13
We also compete against local schools in friendly fixtures Yr 7 — 13
April – July
Boys/Girls — City, County and National Athletics Yr 7 — 10
Boy’s — City and County Cricket fixtures Yr 7 — 10
Girl’s — City and County Rounders competitions Years 7 — 10
All these fixtures are supplemented by lunchtime and after school club practices.
Throughout the academic year students in Key stage 3 also take part in both winter and summer ‘Chello games’, consisting of form groups competing in a range of sporting activities within upper and lower half year groups. Each year we also hold an annual whole school Sports day .
The following PE kit will be required by Boys and Girls:
A BLACK tracksuit can be worn in the winter months.
School Uniform and PE kit suppliers:
Uniformality, Borrowash, DE72 3JU