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Physical Education

The PE department is a thriving hub of physical activity on a daily basis challenging students to achieve individually and collectively to their highest levels. Calday has an incredible tradition of excellence in Hockey, Rugby, Cross Country and Table Tennis. In each of these sports Calday has reached the National Finals collecting many trophies over the years.

Students have 100 minutes of Games lessons a week and have the broadest curriculum in Wirral. Students will rotate around sports every half-term and also undergo a series of inter-house events.

GCSE and A Level Physical Education are both offered and follow the AQA and OCR courses respectively. The school has a fantastic reputation for the academic study of these subjects and every year students leave to attend some of the finest higher institutions in the country such as Loughborough University.


GAMES

Students rotate around these activities and are set according to ability.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

KEY STAGE 3

Rugby

Hockey

Swimming

Gymnastics

Volleyball

Gymnastics

Hockey

Rugby

Swimming

Volleyball

Athletics

Cricket

Tennis

KEY STAGE 4

Basketball

Football

Handball

Hockey

Health Related Fitness

Lifesaving

Minor Games

Multi-Gym

Rugby

Basketball

Football

Handball

Hockey

Health Related Fitness

Lifesaving

Minor Games

Multi-Gym

Rugby

Athletics

Cricket

Softball

Tennis

KEY STAGE 5 Participation in sport not compulsory in the Sixth Form. Students can choose to play sport, study or complete volunteer placements as part of the Wednesday afternoon enrichment programme.

GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Autumn Term

Year 10 and 11

  • Individual Differences
  • The Demands of Performance

 Spring Term

Year 10 and 11

  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise
  • The Characteristics and Benefits of Leisure and Recreation

Summer Term

Year 10 and 11

  • Healthy Active Lifestyles
  • Training, Diet and Social/Cultural Factors

Useful links and website

OCR website

Assessment information

Students include scores from their four highest scoring activities and lessons are a combination of theory and practical for two years. There is a 90 minute written examination and a performance moderation day.


 

A LEVEL PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education may be studied to A Level in the Sixth Form. 

Autumn Term

Year 12

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • The skeletal and muscular systems
  • Motion and movement
  • The cardiovascular and respiratory systems in relation to the performance of physical activity

Year 13

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Energy
  • Health components of physical fitness
  • Application of the principles of training
  • Performance enhancement

Spring Term

Year 12 

  • Acquiring movement skills
  • Classification of motor skills and abilities
  • The development of motor skills
  • Information processing
  • Motor control of skills in physical activity
  • Learning skills in physical activity

Year 13

  • Acquiring movement skills
  • Individual aspects of performance
  • Group dynamics of performance and audience effects
  • Mental preparation for physical activity

Summer Term

Year 12

  • Social and cultural
  • Physical activity
  • Sport and culture
  • Contemporary sporting issues

Year 13

  • Social and cultural
  • Popular recreation in pre-industrial Britain
  • Rational recreation in post-industrial Britain
  • 19th-century public schools and their impact on the development of physical activities and young people
  • The developmental stages of athleticism in 19th-century public schools
  • Case Studies
  • Drill, physical training and Physical Education in state schools

Useful links and website

OCR website

Assessment information

Students include scores from their two highest performing sports and will sit a written and an oral examination.