Physical Education

PE

Welcome to the Ash Green School Physical Education Department.

This is a place for upcoming fixtures, results and news from our sports teams, information about the department and upcoming events! Also a place to share the amazing things our students do!

Ash Green School PE Department has five dedicated members of staff; of which there are currently three male and three females, all of whom bring a wealth of sporting knowledge and experience to the department.

The physical education curriculum here at Ash Green School offers a comprehensive range of experiences to meet the needs of each student. ‘Traditional’ sports are complimented by a range of exciting new sports designed to excite and encourage all AGS students to get physically active.

We encourage all students to develop and improve their skill level irrespective of their abilities and to establish a positive self-esteem towards themselves as performer, coach and official. The department believes that sport and physical activity plays a major role in life and as such, encourages the students to follow a healthy and active lifestyle.

The PE department is a department where every student can progress and reach their potential, meaning that all students are given every opportunity to succeed both in and out of the classroom here at Ash Green School.

Students have access to a wide variety of extra-curricular activities that enhance and compliment their learning experiences in lessons. Many of our extra-curricular clubs are supported by fully qualified coaches from outside AGS, linking our school to a number of local sports clubs at which our students can go and continue their sporting journey outside of the school environment. We also encourage our non-PE staff, Sports Leaders and 6th Form Students to take an active role in leading and supporting extra-curricular clubs.

The department also organise a number of trips – most notably an annual trip to Wimbledon for the tennis championships, sports tours to Barcelona and Italy, skiing trips to Austria and Outdoor Education visits to the Brecon Beacons.

COMING SOON: a number of links that you can follow to keep track of all that is going on here in the department.

Our Extra Curricular Timetable: for the clubs we currently run and students, feel free to head up to the department if there is something you are really interested in. Maybe we could point you in the right direction.

Links for school sports fixtures and results – including match reports and statistics such as top goal scorer and man of the match.

Also, use our website for homework links, PE kit information and curriculum information. Additionally, follow our twitter feed @AshGreen_PE for up to the minute results and information.

So, come get involved in sport here at Ash Green School – you won’t regret it!

GCSE PE

We follow the Edexcel PE specification. Students complete the course over three years. The course is broken down into the following areas:

Practical Performance – 30%

Students have to be assessed in three different practical activities. They must be assessed in one team, one individual activity then one other (either another team or individual sport). Performances will be marked out of 30 by staff then moderated by Pearson.

Coursework (Personal Exercise Programme - PEP)– 10%

Students will conduct fitness tests to establish their fitness levels. They will then plan a training programme before retesting their fitness levels and analysing the data collected. PEP will be assessed out for 20 marks.

60% – Examination

Students have two exams.

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems – 36% of qualification

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Content overview

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Movement analysis
  • Topic 3: Physical training
  • Topic 4: Use of data

Assessment overview

The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions.

Students must answer all questions.

Calculators can be used in the examination.

Component 2: Health and performance – 24% of qualification

Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Content overview

  • Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being
  • Topic 2: Sport psychology
  • Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences
  • Topic 4: Use of data

Assessment overview

The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions.

Students must answer all questions.

Calculators can be used in the examination.

  

BTEC LEVEL 2 SPORT

Units you will study:

Unit Name

Unit Number

Year you will study

Leading Sports Activity

 

6

Year 9

Health and Fitness for Sport and Exercise [exam]

1

Year 10

Training For Personal Fitness

5

Year 10

Practical Sports Performance

2

Year 11

Skills you will need:

  • A good work ethic
  • Have an active interest in Sport, Exercise and Fitness
  • Be confident at working individually and part of a team
  • Be ready to learn about THEORETICAL parts of sport in the classroom
  • Be able to meet deadlines

Skills you will gain:

  • Be confident on planning and delivering coaching sessions in a variety of different sports
  • Be able to plan a six week training programme building the fitness of an individual
  • Be able to analyse individual and peer performances in two different sports

 

BTEC LEVEL 3 SPORT Extended Certificate

Units you will study:

Unit Name

Unit Number

Year you will study

Anatomy and Physiology [Exam]

 

1

Year 12

Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

2

Year 13

Professional Development in the Sports Industry

3

Year 12

Sports Leadership

 

4

Year 13

Skills you will need:

  • A good work ethic
  • Have an active interest in Sport, Exercise and Fitness
  • Be confident at working individually and part of a team
  • Be Ready to learn about THEORETICAL parts of Sport in the classroom
  • Be able to meet deadlines
  • Be willing to work outside of lessons to build your sporting C.V
  • Be willing to help the PE department with fixtures and training sessions

Skills you will gain:

  • Gain an in depth understanding of the human body and how it responds to sports performance, deepening your knowledge of sports physiology.
  • Be able to plan a 6 week training programme building the fitness of an individual
  • To understand the Sports Industry and the career pathways you may want to take.
  • Confidence in leading large and small groups in a variety of different sports.
  • A knowledge and understanding of how to plan a six week training programme including how diet and different types of exercise can aid performance.