Wakefield City Academy

Wakefield City Academy

A culture of excellence
“An Outstanding School” Ofsted 2004/05, 2007/08 & 2012/13

Physical Education

The Team

 

Head of Department- Mr J Cafferky
Second in Department- Mrs H Alderson
PE Teacher- Mr A Rayner
PE Teacher- Miss M Hall

Curriculum

Over the course of KS3 students will develop and be assessed in the following areas:

Accurate replication

Outwitting opponents

Creativity

Performance analysis

Decision making

Performing at maximum levels

Demands of exercise on the body

Rules and codes of behaviour

Healthy and active lifestyles

Skills and techniques

Leadership and communication

 

These will be delivered across a range of activities that challenge and broaden students’ experience of sport.

Archery

Cricket

Gymnastics

Rugby

Athletics

Cross-Country

Indoor Bowls

Table Tennis

Badminton

Dance

Netball

Tchouckball

Baseball

Dodgeball

Orienteering

Tennis

Basketball

Fitness Testing

Rounders

Ultimate Frisbee

Circuit Training

Football

 

KS4 is more options based with the emphasis placed upon maintaining fitness levels in more competitive game situations.

Year 11

AQA GCSE PE is an option subject available at KS4. Students who compete regularly for the Academy or local teams achieve well.

Year 10 BTEC

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport

BTec Sport comprises of a mixture of coursework, an online exam and practical lessons. It is important that you like participating in sport, but more importantly you don’t mind writing lots of notes. You will be introduced to a range of new and challenging theoretical concepts across 4 units:

Unit 1- Fitness for Sport and Exercise (online exam)

Know about the components of fitness and the principles of training, explore different fitness training methods, investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.

Unit 2- Practical Sports Performance (coursework and practical performance)

Rules, regulations, roles and responsibilities of officials, skills and tactics of sports, analysing performance in sport.

Unit 5- Training for Personal Fitness (coursework)

Design a personal fitness training programme, know about exercise adherence factors and strategies for continued training success, implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives, review a personal fitness training programme.

Plus unit 4 or 6

Unit 4- The Sports Performer in Action (coursework)

Know about the short-term responses and long-term adaptations of the body systems to exercise, know about the different energy systems used during sports performance.

Unit 6- Leading Sports Activities (coursework)

Know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership, undertake the planning and leading of sports activities, review the planning and leading of sports activities.

Assessment

75% of your grade comes from internally assessed units.

25% of your grade comes from an externally assessed online exam.

Grading

A level two pass in each unit is required for a grade C/ grade 5 pass.

BTec grade (How they are shown on reports)

Old GCSE grade equivalent

New GCSE grade equivalent

Distinction* (D*)

A*

8

Distinction (D)

A

7

Merit (M)

B

6

Pass level 2 (P2)

C

5

Pas level 1 (P1)

E

3

 Specification

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Firsts/Sport/2012/Specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446936368_BTECFIRST_L12_AWARD_SPORT_Iss3.pdf

PE Kit

All of the Academy’s branded PE kit can be purchased from the Uniform Centre (WF1 1TB). Failure to bring PE kit on two occasions in one activity block (typically 6-8 weeks) will result in a 40 minute detention after school.

Wakefield City Academy PE kit must be worn in all lessons even if students are injured and therefore restricted in what they do. On such occasions students will be asked to officiate, analyse and evaluate performances of others whilst in Academy PE kit.

Please ensure that all PE kit is marked with the owner’s name.

Extra-curricular

The department offer a range of seasonal activities across the academic year and are open to all, regardless of ability. Teams are fielded in Football, Netball, Basketball, Rugby, Cross-Country, Badminton, Rounders and Cricket. Fixtures and results are available via the school website and the department’s Twitter feed (@wca_pe/ @wca_gcsepe).

Please click here to view the PE department's after school club provision.

House System

Each student is allocated a house colour (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow) and inter-house competitions are held throughout the year in Football/Netball, Cross-country, Baseball/Rounders and Athletics. This culminates in a traditional whole-school Sports Day held in the July.

Facilities