Physical Education

Putney High School are Wandsworth champions in all years, with over 50 girls competing"

Putney has earned a reputation for excellence in sport across the school.  Each term has a full extra- curricular fixture list and squads regularly compete and achieve success in regional and national level competitions. The school also promotes a ‘sport for all’ policy which encourages participation of all pupils in a variety for enjoyment and fun.

The schools facilities plus additional off site grounds enables a wide range of sports to be played and allowed further extension of both the curricular and extra- curricular activities on offer.

Girls in Year 7 and 8 have lessons in netball, lacrosse, gymnastics, dance, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, swimming, tennis, rounders, cricket, and athletics. Rowing, basketball, handball, football, tag-rugby and  hockey are introduced as new activities in Year 9. In Year 10 and 11 girls have a much more varied sports option programme to include zumba, boxercise, spinning, golf, pilates, yoga, squash, pump, self-defence and blitz fitness. Putney has earned a reputation for excellence in sport across the school.  Each term has a full extra- curricular fixture list and squads regularly compete and achieve success in regional and national level competitions. The school also promotes a ‘sport for all’ policy which encourages participation of all pupils in a variety for enjoyment and fun.

Our Elite Sportswomen Programme is designed to give support to able athletes, to enable them to balance the competing demands on their time. 

Through our PE Curriculum our aim is that all girls will discover and develop:

  • The joy of moving and being physically active.
  • A deep sense of physical accomplishment and wellbeing.
  • A range of skills and sports.
  • A strong sense of positive physical identity.
  • The desire to play sport outside school, leading to lifelong
  • physical activity.

GCSE

Studying GCSE PE allows you to delve into many areas of sport and as a result complements many science and arts subjects.

Specification - AQA website  

Websites for GCSE PE

http://www.teachpe.com/gcse.php 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/

Syllabus

Knowledge and Understanding for the Active Participant (Full Course)
Written Paper – 1hour 30 mins
80 marks – 20%
plus
The Active Participant (Full Course)
Controlled Assessment – 90 marks – 30%
Four assessments from at least 2 groups/ways of thinking: including at least 2 where the student is player/performer.

At Putney students also have the opportunity to do the double award.

Knowledge and Understanding for the Involved Participant (Double Course)
Written Paper – 1hour 30 mins
70 marks – 20%
plus
The Active Participant (Double Course)
Controlled Assessment – 90 marks – 30%
Four assessments – including a 3rd group/way of thinking

A Level

If you love sport, this subject gives you the opportunity to learn more about an area in your life which you already enjoy. If you want to further your interests in sport at University or for a career, the syllabus provides a diverse range of options in which to specialise in the future.

AS PE

Section 1
• Anatomy and Physiology 
• Acquiring Movement Skills 
• Socio-Cultural Studies relating to participation in physical activity
• Written paper worth 60% of the AS marks 
• Written paper worth 30% of the A2 marks
Section 2
• Performing, coaching or officiating two activities
• Evaluating and planning for the improvement of performance
• Practical worth 40% of the AS marks
• Practical worth 20% of the A2 marks

A2 PE

Section 1
• Historical studies 
• or contemporary studies
• Choose 2 of the 3 options-
• Sport Psychology 
• Exercise Physiology
• Biomechanics
• Written paper worth 35% of A2 marks 
Section 2
• Practical assessment of one activity chosen from AS
• Practical worth 15% of the A2 marks

Specification  - OCR Website

Websites for AS/A2 PE

http://www.teachpe.com/a_level_revision_anatomy.php

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