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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Physical Education
Term 1Structure and Function of the Musculo-Skeletal System    
Students will learn about the structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system that serve the body in different degrees, at different times to meet different demands, either separately or in combination. This will include the structure of the skeleton and muscles of the body, the structure of synovial joints, how joints allow different types of movement and how muscles work antagonistically on the major joints of the skeleton to affect movement in physical activity. Musculoskeletal moved from Term 1.
Assessment: All students are assessed in each unit in line with the Assessment Objectives (AO1-4). Each practical unit they are awarded an overall band as well as a breakdown of marks out of 10 for skill development and 15 for performance of skill in a game situation. Each theoretical unit is assessed through half termly written exam papers.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Structure and Function of the Cardio-Respiratory System    
Students will consider the structure and functions of the cardio-respiratory system linked to the physical demands of performance. This will include the pathway of air, cardiac cycle, mechanics of breathing and the interpretation of a spirometer trace. Students will also learn about anaerobic and aerobic respiration.
Assessment: All students are assessed in each unit in line with the Assessment Objectives (AO1-4). Each practical unit they are awarded an overall band as well as a breakdown of marks out of 1o for skill development and 15 for performance of skill in a game situation. Each theoretical unit is assessed through half termly written exam papers.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Short, Medium and Long Term Effects of Exercise    
Students will learn about the relationship between health and fitness including the short and long term effects of exercise). Along with the components of fitness linking these to sports, how to measure the components including how data is collected for fitness testing and the reasons for/limitations of fitness testing. Students will learn about how data is collected – both quantitative and qualitative, how to present and analyse/evaluate data.
Assessment: All students are assessed in each unit in line with the Assessment Objectives (AO1-4). Each practical unit they are awarded an overall band as well as a breakdown of marks out of 1o for skill development and 15 for performance of skill in a game situation. Each theoretical unit is assessed through half termly written exam papers.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Physical Training    
Students will learn about effective use of warm up and cool down combined with specific training about the advantages and disadvantages, of weight, circuit, interval, continuous, fartlek and plyometric training. Students will study the principles of training, which includes specificity, progression, overload and training zones: calculating intensities to optimise training effectiveness. Students will learn about considerations to prevent injury. Students will gain an understanding of high altitude training and seasonal aspects.
Assessment: All students are assessed in each unit in line with the Assessment Objectives (AO1-4). Each practical unit they are awarded an overall band as well as a breakdown of marks out of 1o for skill development and 15 for performance of skill in a game situation. Each theoretical unit is assessed through half termly written exam papers.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Movement Analysis   
Students will learn about the first, second and third class lever systems with examples of their use in activity and the mechanical advantages they provide in movement. They will learn about planes and axes of movement used when performing sporting activities.
Assessment: All students are assessed in each unit in line with the Assessment Objectives (AO1-4). Each practical unit they are awarded an overall band as well as a breakdown of marks out of 1o for skill development and 15 for performance of skill in a game situation. Each theoretical unit is assessed through half termly written exam papers.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Non-Exam Coursework    
Students complete their analysis and evaluation section of the course. Students analyse strengths and weaknesses of their own or peer performances and then create an action plan to improve on their weaknesses. Students will sit a mock exam of the paper 1 content. Students will learn about the classification of skills and the use of goal setting. They will study the basic information processing and guidance and feedback. Students will learn about mental preparation for performance including arousal, aggression, personality types and motivation. Removed cultural and social factors and leisure/recreation.
Assessment: All students are assessed in each unit in line with the Assessment Objectives (AO1-4). Each practical unit they are awarded an overall band as well as a breakdown of marks out of 1o for skill development and 15 for performance of skill in a game situation. Each theoretical unit is assessed through half termly written exam papers.Key Words and Terms
 

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