physical education
 Purpose of study

Two hours a week of a high-quality physical education curriculum designed to inspire all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed British values such as fairness and respect.

 

 Aims

The physical education programme of study aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

 

Attainment targets

By the end of the key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

 

Key stage 3

Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Pupils should be taught to:
  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, netball, rounders and rugby]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, swimming & athletics]
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

VCert in Health and Fitness (Level 2).

VCert in Health and Fitness is a suite of high quality technical qualifications which are appropriate for pupils who are motivated and challenged by learning through hands-on experience and through content which is concrete and directly related to those experiences.

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness is designed to provide pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding of the applied study of good health and fitness practice and an understanding of working in the sector.

What do our students do:

  • Gain an understanding of the benefits of fitness.
  • Learn the functions of the main body systems.
  • Understand the benefits of a healthy balanced diet and how it affects lifestyles.
  • Plan for the delivery of an exercise session.
  • Prepare, plan and develop a personal health and fitness programme.

 

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness is aimed at 14 – 16 year olds studying the Key Stage 4 curriculum who are interested in any aspect of health and fitness. They’re an alternative to a GCSE and offer equivalent levels of rigour and challenge.

Level 2 Programme of Study.

Unit – 1 Principles of Health and Fitness

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence.

Unit – 2 Healthy Lifestyles

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence.

Unit – 3 Preparing and Planning for Health and Fitness

Externally assessed through a 2 hour written exam paper.

Unit – 4 Develop a Personal Health and Fitness Programme.

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence.

Next Steps.

Students who achieve the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness

could progress to:

  • A level in Physical Education
  • Diploma in Exercise, Health and Fitness Studies.
It may also be useful to pupils studying qualifications in the following areas:
  • Sport
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise.
Key Stage 3
 Purpose of study

Two hours a week of a high-quality physical education curriculum designed to inspire all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed British values such as fairness and respect.

 

 Aims

The physical education programme of study aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

 

Attainment targets

By the end of the key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

 

Key stage 3

Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Pupils should be taught to:
  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, netball, rounders and rugby]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, swimming & athletics]
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
Key Stage 4

VCert in Health and Fitness (Level 2).

VCert in Health and Fitness is a suite of high quality technical qualifications which are appropriate for pupils who are motivated and challenged by learning through hands-on experience and through content which is concrete and directly related to those experiences.

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness is designed to provide pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding of the applied study of good health and fitness practice and an understanding of working in the sector.

What do our students do:

  • Gain an understanding of the benefits of fitness.
  • Learn the functions of the main body systems.
  • Understand the benefits of a healthy balanced diet and how it affects lifestyles.
  • Plan for the delivery of an exercise session.
  • Prepare, plan and develop a personal health and fitness programme.

 

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness is aimed at 14 – 16 year olds studying the Key Stage 4 curriculum who are interested in any aspect of health and fitness. They’re an alternative to a GCSE and offer equivalent levels of rigour and challenge.

Level 2 Programme of Study.

Unit – 1 Principles of Health and Fitness

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence.

Unit – 2 Healthy Lifestyles

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence.

Unit – 3 Preparing and Planning for Health and Fitness

Externally assessed through a 2 hour written exam paper.

Unit – 4 Develop a Personal Health and Fitness Programme.

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence.

Next Steps.

Students who achieve the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness

could progress to:

  • A level in Physical Education
  • Diploma in Exercise, Health and Fitness Studies.
It may also be useful to pupils studying qualifications in the following areas:
  • Sport
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise.