Physical Education

“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.” — John F. Kennedy

In addition to improving physical skill, health and fitness, participation in physical activities builds confidence, resilience and mental toughness. It allows pupils to experience a sense of achievement, helps their leadership skills and also teaches them the importance of hard work and discipline.

At Teesside High School, all pupils follow a broad, balanced activity programme where the main aim is to develop sporting performance through learning, understanding, practising, planning and evaluating.

Winter Term Sports

KS3 Boys

  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Fitness Suite

KS4 Boys

  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Trampolining
  • Fitness Suite
  • Ultimate Frisbee

KS3 Girls

  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Trampolining
  • Pom-Dance
  • Gymnastics

KS4 Girls

  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Trampolining
  • Pom-Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Zumba/Just Dance
  • Fitness Suite

Summer Term Sports

KS3 Boys

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Tennis

KS4 Boys

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Tennis

KS3 Girls

  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis

KS4 Girls

  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis

Key Stage Four Curriculum

2016 sees the launch of the new GCSE specification.

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Subject content

  1. Applied anatomy and physiology
  2. Movement analysis
  3. Physical training
  4. Use of data
  5. Sports psychology
  6. Socio-cultural influences
  7. Health, fitness and well-being

Assessments

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport.

How it's assessed: Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes -78 marks -30% of GCSE

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport-30% of GCSE

How it's assessed: Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes- 78 marks

Practical performance in physical activity and sport-40% of GCSE

What's assessed:

  • Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).
  • Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

How it's assessed: Assessed by teachers / Moderated by AQA /100 marks

A Level Curriculum

2016 sees the launch of the new AS specification.

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

AS Subject content

  1. Applied anatomy and physiology
  2. Skill acquisition
  3. Sport and society
  4. Biomechanical movement
  5. Sport psychology
  6. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

AS Assessments

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport.

Written exam: 2 hours - 84 marks - 70% of AS

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

Internal assessment, external moderation - 90 marks - 30% of AS

A Level Physical Education

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

A2 Subject content

Applied anatomy and physiology

  1. Skill acquisition
  2. Sport and society
  3. Exercise physiology
  4. Biomechanical movement
  5. Sport psychology
  6. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

A2 Assessments

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Written exam: 2 hours - 105 marks - 35% of A-level

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport.

Written exam: 2 hours - 105 marks - 35% of A-level

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.

Plus: Written/verbal analysis of performance.

How it's assessed: Internal assessment, external moderation- 90 marks -30% of A-level