Coloma Convent Girls' School

Coloma C.G.S.

A Voluntary Aided Catholic School for Girls aged 11-18

Welcome to the Physical Education Department

At Coloma we greatly value the participation of our pupils in a broad range of sporting activities under the expert guidance and care of our PE department staff. The School makes excellent use of its sporting facilities including 2 gyms, all weather floodlit sports pitch, 4 netball courts, a fitness suite, 4 tennis courts and a grass pitch in which field and track events are catered for.

We firmly believe it is our responsibility to promote a positive attitude to exercise and aim to encourage our pupils and students to build a lifetime habit of healthy activity. We promote the understanding that exercise is vital in relation to the well-being of the individual and is a key part of a balanced, complete and effective education.

Aims & Objectives

At Coloma we aim through our sporting programme to:

In addition to the physical aspects and benefits of exercise through sport we also aim through our sporting programme to:

Curriculum Content

Key Stage Five

At KS5, every pupil in Year 12 attends a double PE lesson every Wednesday afternoon. Our aim is to provide activities that the girls could then go and continue outside of school. We offer a very wide range of activities throughout the year including: Self Defence, Zumba, Yoga, Kick Boxing, Golf, Pre-Driving Course, Swimming, attending a local gym, games, trampolining, badminton, Salsa.

AS Level Physical Education Year 12 - AQA Code: 7581 - Specifications
A2 Level Physical Education Year 13 - AQA Code: 2580 - Specifications

Course Content - What Will I Study and How Will My Progress be Examined

The course is divided into four units. Units 1 and 2 are studied at AS Level, whilst Units 3 and 4 are studied at A Level. A basic outline of these units is shown below.

At AS Level

Unit 1: Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle

  • Written Examination, 2 hour paper.
  • 60% of AS marks, 30% of A Level marks.
  • Exercise Physiology, skill acquisition and opportunities for participation.
  • Application of theoretical knowledge to a practical situation.

Unit 2: Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/or in an adopted role

  • Internal Assessment with external moderation.
  • 40% of AS marks, 20% of A Level marks.
  • Perform, analyse, and evaluate execution of core skills in isolation and in structured practices.
At A2 Level

Unit 3: Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within the sport

  • Written Examination, 30% A Level.
  • Exercise physiology.
  • Psychology.
  • Contemporary issues in sport.

Unit 4: Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation

  • Internal Assessment with external moderation (20% of A Level marks).
  • Perform, analyse and evaluate personal performance in a competitive situation.
  • Identify personal weaknesses and what are the causes of these weaknesses.

Candidates are expected to continue to develop their practical areas throughout the course.

Participation in extracurricular clubs is essential.

Progression - How will the study of PE and Participation benefit students’ future education and career?

  • This qualification equips you to be more fully aware of fitness, healthy lifestyle and encourages active participation in sports of different kinds, which in turn brings lifelong benefits.
  • It allows progression to other third level courses.
  • Students can apply to study for specialist degrees at university including Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences. These specialist areas offer a wide range of career opportunities in industry, the NHS and in schools such as physiotherapy and teaching.