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21/07/17

Retweetd From What's On in Croydon

3 WEEKS: Up (U) | Stanley's Junior Film Club https://t.co/CpiQihhVsh

21/07/17

Interested in a career in engineering - spend summer looking at this https://t.co/MWFojVmffx

21/07/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Welcome to our and colleagues for September by our Executive Principal, Nick Soar https://t.co/AVFwJZZ4hp

21/07/17

Former student quoted in parliament https://t.co/MWFojVmffx

21/07/17

To all our staff and pupils over the long summer weeks. Stay safe. Rest. Read. Try the Shiver trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater https://t.co/UySbFg2vJz

20/07/17

We say farewell to one of the greats of Careers Education https://t.co/ieUJCSDf6s

20/07/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

Beautiful afternoon for the staff Softball game, Britain and Ireland vs the Rest of the World! https://t.co/sxWJbaoUCO

20/07/17

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Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

20/07/17

Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

18/07/17

Retweetd From Liz

visit to see Fiona working hard with Jack Petchey team. https://t.co/A6Zm3q4tS6

17/07/17

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Artist Tricia Trotman-Maraj work experience student; Saffron from https://t.co/4ue134NTUJ

13/07/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Jack breaks the record! Congrats huge 190! https://t.co/lQr9ld7aKS

13/07/17

thought you might like to see the victorious relay team https://t.co/U9Y6L7QjJS

13/07/17

Perhaps one for to explore

13/07/17

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Congratulations. Maybe we can get your pupils interested in supporting this year. Looking for local support at the Arena!

13/07/17

News from Federation sports day Boys overall 2nd. Girls overall 5th. Outstanding - apart from the musical the best thing of the year

13/07/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Such pride for students competing Sports Day! Special note goes to the Active Science athletes. Wow!

13/07/17

you would have loved seeing the athleticism & expertise across all disciplines today at Sports Day https://t.co/7wzJ1x2Df3

13/07/17

Retweetd From Soarpoints

What makes humanity? Today 17 secondary schools stood in silence & applauded man of hope, grit, intelligence & so many prospects https://t.co/2g6D13fnxj

13/07/17

We stood (students & staff) as one Harris family to salute our wonderful teacher Michael, a man full of hope: full of optimism, grit & wit https://t.co/1v6AivYFwL

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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For sports lovers and budding physiotherapists, future professional footballers or someone who is enthusiastic about health and fitness, this is the course for you! The PE GCSE at the Academy offers exciting opportunities to be involved in a range of physical activities from basketball to climbing, Trampolining to rugby, Athletics to football; all of which promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

Content of course

The course is split into 60% theory content and 40% practical.

The theory aspect of the course is assessed over 2 exams at the end of year 11 in May/June. A fitness and body systems paper which is 1hour 45minutes and worth 36%. This paper covers topics such as the muscular system, skeletal system, heart and lungs, basic biomechanics, Health and Fitness, components of fitness, long term effects of exercise and sports injuries.

The second exam is 1hour 15minutes and worth 24% of the qualification. This will cover topics such as Health and well-being, healthy lifestyles, diet & hydration, sports psychology, SMART targets, Feedback and mental preparation and socio-cultural topics such as participation rates, commercialisation of sport and ethical issues.

During the practical students will be assessed on their ability within three different activities. Each activity will be marked out of 35. 10 marks will come from skills and techniques in isolation/unopposed situations. The remaining 25 marks will come from their ability within competitive situations.

There are many different sports available for assessment. Examples of these are team activities such as Football, Basketball, Rugby, Handball, Dance, and Table Tennis. There are also several individual activities such as Athletics, Gymnastics, Rock Climbing and Badminton. Students will be assessed on 3 sports and cannot be assessed on 3 team activities or 3 individual activities.

Students will also be required to produce a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP). The PEP will cover a 6-8 week training period relating to one of their practical sports chosen. The aim of the PEP is for students to apply their knowledge of methods and principles of training, components of fitness and heart rate and training zones in a practical method. The PEP is worth 20marks which equates to 10% of their overall grade.

 

Future pathways

GCSE PE is the ideal preparation for the A level in PE, as well as for vocational qualifications such as BTEC’s in Sport and Exercise sciences.  The course develops not only your sporting /coaching/leading ability in a range of sports, but offers you a range of  transferable skills such as team work, leadership, independence and energy, all of which employers look for.  Typical jobs taken by people who study the PE GCSE are: physiotherapy, coaching, fitness instruction and personal training, teaching as well as being a professional athlete or in the Armed Forces.

 

Useful page links

Revision - Letts revision guides and Edexcel revision guides for PE are available at all bookshops and online.

Sam learning - There is an excellent array of practice questions and tasks relating to each of the units studied on the Sam Learning site. We also use for homework tasks and revision exercises.

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education-2016.html