Introduction to Physical Education at Harris Academy Morden
General overview of Cambridge National Sports Studies – Vocational Physical Education
Within accredited PE, students will study a 3-year Cambridge National Sports Studies course. The course is under the umbrella of OCR and looks at students refining their understanding of PE and sport components that are assessed both internally through written and practical assessments along with an external exam sat.
Students will be completing work on the following units of the Cambridge National Sports Studies course:
- Developing Sports Skills - Practical assessment of their knowledge and understanding of one individual and one team sport
- Sports Leadership – Practical and written assessment of students’ knowledge and understanding of leadership qualities and roles before planning, delivering and evaluating their own sports session.
- Sport and the Media
- Contemporary Studies in Sport – A formal externally assessed exam comprising of 60 marks worth of questions that covers the following topics; Issues which affect participation in sport, the role of sport in promoting values, the importance of hosting major sporting events and the role of national governing bodies in sport.
PE National Curriculum
Aims – The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- Are physically active for sustained periods of time
- Engage in competitive sports and activities
- Lead healthy, active lives
Attainment targets – By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
Please see the document below for details of the Intent, Implemetation and Impact for Vocational Physical Education at Harris Academy Morden