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Year 11 GCSE Bulletin

January 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians/Carers,

 

Happy New Year!  We hope you have all managed to have a restful holiday and the students are ready for the term ahead!  Below are the contacts for the Year 11 GCSE PE cohort:

Miss Wilson – cew@phs.cheshire.sch.uk

Mr Shaw – kas@phs.cheshire.sch.uk

Mr Henderson – mah@phs.cheshire.sch.uk


This term…

Practical

The students in CEW & KAS’s group will not perform any practical throughout this half term as they will be completing their NEA AEP (see below for details)  MAH’s group will be finishing their AEP whilst completing some practical activities.  Video evidence should have been handed into their subject teachers before the Year 11 mock examinations.  If it was not handed in then it may not have been included in their mock examination result.  If students are being assessed in skiing and are going away during February 2019 we can extend the deadline to meet this need but it must be submitted ASAP on return.  If you are struggling with filming skiing the Chill Factore offers a session whereby they run through all of the content from the syllabus and you can film from the balcony.  They have also said they will provide an opportunity to demonstrate the competitive element.  If you require further information about this please contact Miss Wilson directly via the contact above.  If you do take this option the student needs to be identified at the start and preferably wear clearly identifiable clothing (a bright bib would suffice – you can loan one from the PE department if required).

Students need to continue to participate in their sport/activities regularly outside of lesson/school time to assist them in the moderation process.  We are working closely with our cluster schools (Sandbach & Congleton) to ensure that practical marks are accurate and have completed badminton, table tennis and swimming activities before Christmas at Sandbach after school where we utilised the facilities used at moderation and assessed our students against the other schools.  We are hoping to organising another mock practical moderation day for the students in the cohort that are chosen for live moderation also to help prepare them for the actual moderation day.  We will provide more details of this closer to the time and only if it affects your child.

To support your child through the practical assessment you can look at the specification for each sport on the OCR website (http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-physical-education-j587-from-2016/ - click ‘guide to non-examined assessment – on the contents page click on ‘Skills criteria for practical activities – ‘Team’ and all sports are listed from this point).  If you need more guidance please contact us. 

 

Theory lessons

The students will be completing their Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) written piece of work during this half term in theory lessons exclusively.  This is called AEP – Analysing & Evaluating Performance.  It is worth 10% of the 40% NEA (the other 30% is the 3 practical scores).  The students have 14 hours to complete the assessment and it is generated in lesson on computers.  It is essential that the students adhere to the timetable set and work hard during lessons to give them the best chance possible to gain the highest grade.  Time will be offered to those that usually have extra time for examined elements during lunchtimes in Room 7.  The task in essence is a review of their fitness and performance (strengths & weaknesses) in a sport of their choice (from the OCR list).  They then need to create an action plan on a selected weakness (fitness or skill based) for how to improve it using progressive practices.  Students have to complete all of the write up in lesson but can spend time at home preparing for it – this will be a continuous homework for this half term.  Below is the timetable for CEW/KAS issued to students.

 

Please follow the link the OCR website to view a document with exemplar material for the AEP.  https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/421685-analysing-and-evaluating-performance-aep-task.pdf .  This includes a variety of responses for each section (not in order) with information as to why the grade is given and how to improve it.  It has been a very useful resource to those that have accessed it in the past.

 

Date

 

Lesson

KAS

CEW

07/01/2018

Introduction

2MON4

25

27

10/01/2018

1

2THURS2

22

28

11/01/2018

2

2FRI2

S06

S07

16/01/2018

3

1WEDS2

38

39

18/01/2018

4

1FRI5

38

39

21/01/2018

5

2MON4

22

39

24/01/2018

6

2THURS2

22

28

25/01/2018

7

2FRI2

S06

S07

30/01/2018

8

1WEDS2

38

39

01/02/2018

9

1FRI5

38

39

04/02/2018

10

2MON4

22

39

07/02/2018

11

2THURS2

22

28

08/02/2018

12

2FRI2

38

39

13/02/2018

13

1WEDS2

38

39

15/03/2018

14

1FRI5

Submission

22

39

 

Unit tests

Most students had worked hard on their mock examination preparation and they will be issued an overall grade that includes both papers and their current 3 highest practical marks (as mentioned earlier – if they have an external sport but have not yet submitted their video evidence then this may not have been counted).  We have no included an AEP mark as it has not been completed but have adapted the grading’s to consider this.  Due to the AEP there will be no time to review the tests in lesson and so students will be expected to red pen mark their papers at home – the mark scheme will be attached to their homework issued on Doddle this week.  As the students are completing the AEP during theory lessons they will not cover any new content and so there will be no unit test during this half term although students are expected to be revising as they go during this time. 

 

We are currently waiting for the second delivery of revision guides and these will be issued ASAP.

 

Non-examined Assessment – AEP (Analysing & Evaluating Performance)

 

The students will begin this assessment in the New Year.  Mr Henderson’s group have already started the process as they are approaching it slightly differently.  Students will use information they have collated regarding their fitness during last half term and analyse it alongside their ability in their chosen sport.  They will then create an action plan to improve an element of weakness of their performance.  All work is completed in lesson with research being set for home learning.  If you require more detail on this you can assess the ‘Guide to Non-Examined Assessment’ on the OCR examination board website (see below for details):

 

Please find the link to the examination board website (OCR) below:

 

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-physical-education-j587-from-2016/ (the link goes through to the PE GCSE page – the main documents are the ‘specification’ and ‘guide to non-examined assessment’).

 

 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries regarding any matters related to the GCSE PE course or beyond!

 

 

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Miss Wilson, Mr Henderson, Mr Shaw