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Physical education

Year 9

Learning outcomes

In year 9 AQA GCSE PE students will develop theoretical knowledge of health, fitness and well-being, anatomy and physiology focusing on the skeletal, muscular and cardio-respiratory systems and sports psychology.

In a practical sense, students will participate in a variety of different sports in order to help improve skills which will also be assessed for the practical element of their grade. Throughout the year students are expected to work to the best of their ability, work independently and participate in physical activity outside of lesson time on a regular basis.

Topics taught

  • Health and fitness
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Energy use
  • Balanced diet
  • Hydration
  • The skeletal system (structures and functions)
  • The muscular system (antagonistic muscle actions)
  • The respiratory system (pathways of air and gaseous exchange)
  • The cardiovascular system (blood vessels)
  • Effects of exercise
  • Skill and ability
  • Classification of skill
  • Revision of year 9 content

Year 10

Learning outcomes

In year 10 AQA GCSE PE students will develop theoretical knowledge of physical training in relation to components of fitness required by different sports performers and further extend knowledge and understanding of sports psychology. In a practical sense, students will participate in a variety of different sports in order to help improve skills which will also be assessed for the practical element of their grade. Throughout the year students are expected to work to the best of their ability, work independently and participate in physical activity outside of lesson time on a regular basis.

Topics taught

  • Components of fitness
  • Fitness testing
  • Principles of training
  • Training types
  • Calculating intensity
  • Injury prevention
  • Altitude training and seasonal aspects
  • Warm up and cool down
  • Arousal and inverted U theory
  • Stress management
  • Types of goals
  • SMART targets
  • Information processing
  • Guidance and feedback
  • Revision of year 9 and 10 content

 

Year 11

Learning outcomes

In year 11 AQA GCSE PE students will develop theoretical knowledge of sports psychology and socio-cultural influences impacting on participation. Students will also explore the cardiovascular system and musculoskeletal analysis in further detail. In a practical sense, students will participate in a variety of different sports in order to help improve skills which will also be assessed for the practical element of their grade. Throughout the year students are expected to work to the best of their ability, work independently and participate in physical activity outside of lesson time on a regular basis.

Topics taught

  • Cardiac cycle
  • Mechanics of breathing
  • Interpreting a spirometer trace
  • Levers and mechanical advantage
  • Planes and axis
  • Revision of year 9, 10 and 11 content