Physical Education Curriculum at St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy 
Through our exciting P.E. curriculum at St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy, we promise that you will discover and develop:
  • The joy of moving and being physically active for long periods of time.
  • A deep sense of personal accomplishment.
  • The skills to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • A positive outlook on and framework for living your life.
  • The joy of taking part in competitive sports and activities.
We believe strongly that learners are at the centre of everything we do and ensure the utmost progress by following the model below throughout the year.
Curriculum: What we plan for our students to learn.
Pedagogy: The ways in which curriculum is delivered based upon learner’s needs
Assessment: Used to move learning forwards and communicated with students and parents.
Learning in Physical Education at St Margaret Ward
Overview of learning
Assessment without levels
In June 2012, the Secretary of state for Education announced that National curriculum levels would be removed and would not be replaced. This provided an exciting opportunity for us to assess the progress of students without attaching a level which was, sometimes, difficult for students to understand. 
Our assessment system, is now based on a 3 dimensional approach which we feel, allows us to assess the “whole” student and not just  performances. Students are now assessed in 3 key areas  :
Hands (doing): Physically competent Growth and development Physically  active Competitive
Head (thinking) Decision makingAnalytical Confident
Heart (behaviour change): Involvement in clubs Character and values Healthy, active lifestyle
At the end of each unit you will be assessed as Foundation, Developing, Secure or Excellence for each of the 3 categories. Throughout each unit, teachers will have conversations with you and suggest ways in which you can progress in each of the 3 areas. 
GCSE Physical Education 
GCSE Physical Education offers students a more detailed approach to PE through studying the theoretical elements of anatomy and physiology, health related fitness, sports injuries and participation. The course provides an insight into theory of rules and tactics of select sports through observations and evaluations linked to practical work. Through practical lessons, students will learn a range of different sporting activities in depth and will gain experience in these sports through a variety of sports including coach, official and performer. We want to help students fulfil their potential  and so offer a range of activities and learning experiences that puts Physical Education at the heart of teaching, learning and assessment
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