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PE

The PE department is a successful department where students feel supported and encouraged to stretch their sports abilities, to build on their previous experience.

All students are taught key physical skills and assessments are predominantly performance based at KS3, with students learning a variety of skills through the activities of Dance, Netball, Trampolining /Gymnastics, Athletics and Rounders/Cricket/Tennis.

To view the full curriculum maps for PE - Click Here At Key Stages 4 students are offered a core PE programme based on building skills learnt in Key Stage 3 and applying them in other sports activities including Badminton, Volleyball and Basketball as well as various fitness-based activities to promote a healthy active lifestyle.

Students are also offered the opportunity to undertake leaderships courses to develop their confidence in leading younger students in physical activity both within our school community and in our local feeder primary schools.

These skills are successfully built upon creating a sound foundation which allows students to study GCSE and A-Level PE.

Extra-curricular opportunities:

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities and have developed strong links with local clubs for students to continue their development outside school.

Extra-curricular opportunities include:

  • Trampolining, Dance, Netball, Badminton, Athletics, Rounders and Cricket clubs
  • Clubs are run to enable all students to participate and to enable them to compete in local competitions/school performances if they wish
  • Clubs also support students in the practical element of their GCSE & A-level courses
  • We also run trips to various sports events and dance performances and students are invited to attend.

Key Stage 3 PE

Key Stage 3 PE: Curriculum overview

In year 7 ,8 and 9 the main objective is to develop a basic level of competence in key skill areas and enable students to perform to the best of their ability across all activity areas. Students cover five curriculum areas of games, gymnastics, dance and athletics. Within these activities, students link skills, techniques and apply them accurately and appropriately. When performing they show precision, control and fluency. They show that they understand tactics and composition. They compare and comment on skills, techniques and ideas used in their own and others work.

Throughout Key Stage 3, students gain an understanding of four key concepts in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding.

  • Competence: developing physical and mental skills, selecting applying tactics/strategies and compositional ideas.
  • Performance: analysing, evaluation and finding ways to improve performance.
  • Creativity: experimenting with and expressing ideas through movement.
  • Healthy active lifestyles: understanding the importance of physical activity to well-being.

OVERVIEW OF KEY STAGE 3 SPORTS/ ACTIVITIES

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Fitness testing

Netball

Dance

Trampolining/Gymnastics

Athletics

Cricket/Rounders

Fitness Testing

Netball

Dance

Trampolining/Gymnastics

Athletics

Cricket/Rounders

Fitness Testing

Netball

Dance

Trampolining/Gymnastics

Athletics

Cricket/Rounders

     

 

Key Stage 4 PE

Key Stage 4 PE: Curriculum overview

Core PE

In years 10 and 11 core PE students are encouraged to take part in activities to develop a healthy active lifestyle and develop leadership skill it is used to introduce students to new sports/ activities with students being given the opportunity to choose their preferred activities relating to their sporting interests/talents as well as developing skills established in KS3.

 

OVERVIEW OF CORE PE SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Year 10 Core PE Year 11 Core PE

Volleyball

Badminton

Fitness

Trampolining

Basketball

Sports leadership

Dance leadership

Athletics

Tennis

Badminton

Fitness

Trampolining

Team games to include:

Basketball,

Volleyball,

Bench ball,

Cricket and Rounders.

GCSE PE

The GCSE course is appropriate for students who wish to study the subject in more depth and have a commitment to extra-curricular clubs both in and out of school to develop their practical ability.

PERCENTAGE WEIGHTINGS FOR GCSE PE

1. Theory weighting = 60% of total mark (2 written papers)

2. Practical weighting = 40% of total mark

Includes assessment in 3 practical areas and a written piece of coursework where they have to analyse and evaluate a sports performance.

 

SUBJECT INTENTIONS

  • The GCSE course aims to develop both a student’s practical skill level and their interest in the world of sport as a whole.
  • It develops their sport specific skills in isolation as well as in a competitive situation, and also improves their level of general fitness.
  • In terms of theoretical skills, it develops their ability to consider key sporting issues and provide evidence to support their point of view, as well as recall knowledge on key sports science topics such as anatomy and physiology and sports psychology.
  • It encourages them to apply knowledge they have gained through their own experiences as an active participant/competitor in sport.
  • Practical activities are also used to support learning in the classroom e.g. fitness testing, training methods etc, through use of our fitness suite.
  • Students have the opportunity to attend an externally run revision course to supplement their own independent learning.

Students that have studied the course have gone to study A-Level or BTEC courses in Sport and then onto University to study Physical Education and Sports Science. Leading to careers such as teaching, the police force and sports coaching.

OVERVIEW OF GCSE PE COURSE CONTENT

Year 10 GCSE (AQA) Year 11 GCSE (AQA)

Topics include:  

· Anatomy and physiology- explanation of how key body systems work e.g.

respiratory, circulatory, muscular and skeletal systems and how they contribute and are affected by physical activity.

· Movement analysis understanding how

the muscles and bones work together to produce movement.

· Physical Training- how we can train and test the body in terms of different fitness components.

Topics include: 

· Sports Psychology- understanding how sports performers use mental aspects to improve physical performance. 

· Socio-cultural influences- look at participation in sport of different groups in society, and understand the influence of media sponsorship and technology on the world of sport. 

· Health and fitness- understand the importance of a healthy active lifestyle and how to maintain this.

Practical: Develop both core skills in isolation and in a competitive situation.

· Netball

· Trampolining

· Athletics

Practical: Develop both core skills in isolation and in a competitive situation.

· Netball

· Trampolining

· Athletics

 

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