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:
- Promote positive attitudes towards physical activities.
- Help pupils & students develop a healthy attitude to involvement in exercise in later life.
- Develop an understanding and appreciation of health, fitness and the effects and benefits of a healthy active life-style.
- Give all students (irrespective of gender, ethnic origin or academic ability) the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced programme of activities.
- Develop a range of motor skills and aid the development of co-ordination and self-confidence in movement.
In addition to the physical aspects and benefits of exercise through sport we also aim through our sporting programme to:
- Motivate pupils to aim for personal excellence.
- Encourage pupils to plan, perform and evaluate both independently and in group situations.
- Encourage participation and enjoyment.
- Develop interpersonal skills.
- Develop an appreciation of individual differences and capabilities.
- Emphasise the importance of safe practice and encourage responsible attitudes towards safety.
- Promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence.
- Raise awareness of personal health and hygiene.
- Emphasise the importance of codes of conduct, rules, fair play and good sporting behaviour.
- Develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as politeness, initiative, perseverance and independence.
- Develop literacy, numeracy and verbal skills.
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
A2 Level Physical Education Year 13 - AQA Code: 2580
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.
- 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.