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Physical Education

Key Stage 3 PE (Years 7-9) is taught in single sex classes by specialist staff.  Over the course of the three years of Key Stage 3 pupils will be given experience of the full range of sports we are able to offer at Chesham Grammar School.  
Pupils enjoy two, one hour lessons each week throughout Years 7-10.  In Years 11-13 PE is a compulsory subject (one hour per week) and students are able to choose activities from a wider range of options.
In Year 7, girls and boys follow a range of activities in single sex ability groups.  Activities include: hockey, rugby, football, trampolining, badminton, basketball, gymnastics, lacrosse, swimming, athletics, tennis, cross country, cricket, table tennis, orienteering, 'Physique' (Use of Fitness equipment), dance and rounders (girls) and rugby union and softball (boys), and a range of sport education and leadership lessons.

Extra-Curricular Sport

In addition to lessons we are fortunate to be able to offer a large range of extra-curricular clubs and activities which take place at lunchtimes and after school.  Our extra-curricular timetable is updated each half term to give pupils a chance to be active and healthy at lunchtimes and after school and continue to refine their skills further or just to enjoy participating.  All clubs are open for all abilities to attend.  Over the course of the school year their are sports and activities to suit all age groups, genders and abilities.
 
We also have a comprehensive list of fixtures against both local and regional schools. We enter school teams in every age group for both male and female teams.  A list of our fixtures and results can be found in the 'Sport' section of our website.  In recent years we have had a great deal of success in Football, Basketball, Rugby, Netball and Rounders.
 

Facilities

Sports hall, gymnasium, six tennis courts, four netball courts (floodlit), three football pitches and two rugby pitches, two Cricket Pitches, four indoor cricket nets, one outdoor mobile cricket net, 25m swimming pool, dance studio, Physique Fitness Centre.  

Teaching Staff

Miss Coleman (Head of Girls’ PE) 
Mr Miles (Head of Boys’ PE)
Ms Maddock (PE Teacher)
Mrs Maishman (Austen House Leader)
Mr Pierce (Franklin House Leader)
Mr Spittle (Shakespeare House Leader) 
 

GCSE - Physical Education (Sports Science)

The GCSE physical education course is for those students who have a keen interest in PE lessons and an aptitude for sport.  Pupils will be given the opportunity to study and participate in a range of physical activities.  The precise programe of activities to be followed will be determined by the general strengths and interests of the group.  Whilst aiming to improve the standard of their own performance, knowledge and understanding in a number of sports as a player, the theoretical side of the course will examine aspects of fitness and the body systems, exercise and training, safety, socio cultural influences, sports psychology and applied anatomy and physiology as part of a healthy active lifestyle through a range of teaching strategies.

Assessment Scheme

Weighting

60% Theory
30%Practical
10% Coursework

Exam Board: OCR

30% Applied A&P & Physical Training
30% Socio-cultural influences Sports psychology Health, fitness and well-being
2 x Written papers– 1 hour for both including:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Short answer questions
  • Scenario, longer answer questions

 

Practical: Performance in Physical Education 30%     

Three practical performances in the role of a player.  One performance must be as an individual player, the other performance must be taken from a team activity area, the final choice can be either team or individual. (see chart)

 

Course work: Analysis of Performance 10%

Students will give feedback on one selected activity through a written report, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of rules; observing, analysing and evaluating a performance, planning strategies, tactics and practices and planning a personal exercise programme.


Activities and activity groups - three sports (one team, one individual and one either)

 
Individual Activity Comments
Amateur boxing  
Athletics  
Badminton Cannot be assessed with doubles
Canoeing Cannot be assessed with kayaking, rowing or sculling
Cycling Track or road cycling only
Dance This can only be used for one activity
Diving Platform diving
Golf  
Gymnastics Floor routines and apparatus only
Equestrian  
Kayaking Cannot be assessed with canoeing, rowing or sculling
Rock climbing Can be indoor or outdoor
Rowing Cannot be assessed with sculling, canoeing
 
Individual Activity Comments
Sculling Cannot be assessed with rowing, canoeing or kayaking
Skiing Outdoor/indoor on snow; cannot be assessed with snowboarding.  Must not be dry slopes
Snowboarding  
Squash Cannot be assessed with doubles
Swimming Not synchronised swimming
Table tennis Cannot be assessed with doubles
Tennis Cannot be assessed with doubles
Trampolining  
Specialist activity  
Boccia  
Polybat  

 

Team Activity Comments
Association Football Cannot be five-a-side or futsal
Badminton Cannot be assessed with singles
Basketball  
Camogie Cannot be assessed with hurling
Cricket  
Dance This can only be used for one activity
Gaelic Football  
Handball  
Hockey Must be field hockey, not ice hockey or roller hockey
Hurling Cannot be assessed with camogie
Lacrosse  
Netball  

 

Team Activity Comments
Rowing Cannot be assessed with sculling, canoeing or kayaking.  This can only be used for one activity.
Rugby League Cannot be assessed with rugby union or rugby sevens - cannot be tag rugby
Rugby union Can be assessed as sevens or fifteen a side.  Cannot be assessed with rugby league, cannot be tag rugby.  This can only be used for one activity.
Squash Cannot be assessed with singles
Table tennis Cannot be assessed with singles
Tennis Cannot be assessed with singles
Volleyball  
Specialist activity  
Blind cricket  
Goal ball  
Powerchair football  
Table cricket  
Wheelchair basketball  
Wheelchair rugby  
 
Please click on the link below to access further information directly from the OCR website:
 
 

Additional Information

 
Students will be given the opportunity to study and participate in a range of physical activities.  The precise programme of activities to be followed will be determined by the general strengths and interests of the group.  
 
Pupils on the GCSE PE course should be aiming to improve the standard of their own performance, knowledge and understanding in a number of sports as a player, leader or official, the theoretical side of the course will examine aspects of fitness, exercise and training, safety and applied anatomy and physiology as part of a healthy active lifestyle.