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Physical Education (PE)

Our high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

The  curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:  

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities  
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time  
  • engage in competitive sports and activities  
  • lead healthy, active lives. 

At Key stage 3, pupils build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They develop an understanding of what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity. 

At Key Stage 4, pupils tackle complex and demanding physical activities. Students develop their understanding of techniques and tactic and how to apply these within a competitive settings.  They get involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. 

PE curriculum informtion

Year 7 

  

Term 1 

  • Badminton 

  • Football 

  • Dance 

  • Fitness 

Term 2 

  • Hockey 

  • Basketball 

  • Fitness 

Term 3 

  • Athletics 

  • Rounders 

  • Cricket 

Year 8 

  

Term 1 

  • Volleyball 

  • Football 

  • Fitness 

  • Netball 

Term 2 

  • Outdoor adventurous activities (OAA) 

  • Tag rugby 

Term 3 

  • Athletics 

  • Rounders 

  • Softball 

Year 

Term 

Units of Work 

Assessments 

 9 

Autumn 

Components of Fitness 

Fitness Testing 

Exercise Intensity 

 Students will sit an exam including a combination of past exam paper questions on the topics outlined. Questions on the paper will range from 1 mark to 8 marks. 

  

Spring 

Principles of Training 

Methods of Training 

Students will sit a full Unit 1 exam paper. The paper will be carried out on a PC to replicate the conditions of students actual exam. Students will then self assess their paper using the online mark scheme and guidance from the teacher. 

  

Summer 

Rules, regulations and scoring systems of team and individual sports 

Students will complete a research task on the rules, regulations and scoring system of a team sport of their choice. Students will then use their research to produce an information poster explaining the key rules and regulations of their chosen sport 

 

 10 

Autumn 

Components of Fitness 

Methods of Training 

Fitness Testing 

Exercise Intensity 

 Students will sit an exam paper including a range of past exam paper questions on the topics outlined. Questions on the paper will range from 1 mark to 8 marks. 

  

Spring 

Unit 2 Practical Sport 

Learning Aim A: The rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports. 

Students will complete a research task on the rules, regulations and scoring system of a sport of their choice. Students will then use their research to produce a  written report as evidence for Unit 2 Learning Aim A coursework. 

  

Summer 

Unit 2 Practical Sport 

Learning Aim B: Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports 

Learning Aim C- Review of practical performance 

Videoed  footage of students competing in a team sport  will be collected. Students will be required to perform a range of set skill drills and conditioned practice which demonstrate their ability and understanding of a wide range of skills linked to the sport. 

Students will then complete a review of their performance identifying both strengths and areas of development this task will be evidence for Unit 2 Learning Aim C. 

 11 

Autumn 

Unit 3- Applying the Principles of Personal Training 

Learning Aim A, B & C  

 Students will have to use their personal information to plan and carry out a 6 week training programme which works towards achieving a specific fitness goal . 

  

Spring 

Unit 3- Applying the Principles of Personal Training 

Learning Aim D 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 5- The Sports Performer in Action 

 

Learning Aim A & B 

Students will have to produce a written review which evaluates their performance during their 6 week training programme  against their fitness goal. 

 

Students must produce an information pack for members of a sports club to improve their knowledge of their bodies short term effects and long term adaptations to exercise. 

 

Students must produce a presentation outlining how different energy systems are used during sports performance. 

 

BTEC course information 

Qualification & Board 

BTEC First Award in Sport Level 1/ 2 (Edexcel) 

Course Content (for A level, how this follows on from GCSE) 

All students who opt for BTEC Sport will study four units during their time in Key Stage 4. Unit 1  Fitness for Sport and Exercise , Unit 2 Practical Sports Performance and Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training, are mandatory units and the remaining unit will be  selected depending on the strengths of the cohort from the following optional units: 

Unit 4 The Mind and Sports Performance 

Unit 5 The Sports Performer in Action 

Unit 6 Leading Sports Activities 

 

Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise will develop your understanding of the different fitness components which benefit an athlete's performance. The unit will also explore different fitness test and training methods used to asses and improve an athlete's performance. 

Unit 2 Practical Sports Performance will develop your ability to assess your own performance in both individual and team sports. As well as increase your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of officials in each sport and the importance of rules and regulations. 

Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training will develop your ability to create and design a 6-week training programme which will work towards the achievement of a specific fitness goal you set yourself. You must then carry out the training programme and review your performance after completing the training programme in relation to the fitness goal you set yourself. 

Potential Career paths 

Sports Coaching, Fitness instructor, Physiotherapist, PE Teaching, Personal Trainer, Sports Psychology, Sports Nutrition 

Assessments (inc. external exam, internally assessed coursework. Coursework evidence provided through written assessments, practical  activity, presentations  and video evidence) 

Unit 1  Fitness for Sport and Exercise: 100% examination (25% of Overall Grade) 

Unit 1 is broken down into a the following learning aims: 

A know about the components of fitness and the principles of training 

B explore different fitness training methods 

C investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels. 

Unit 2 Practical Sport Performance: 100% internally assessed coursework (25% of Overall Grade) 

Unit 2 is broken down into the following learning aims: 

A understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports 

B practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports 

C be able to review sports performance. 

 

Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training (synoptic unit): 100% internally assessed coursework (25% of overall grade) 

Unit 3 is broken down into the following learning aims: 

A design a personal fitness training programme B know about the musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system and the effects on the body during fitness training  

C implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives  

D review a personal fitness training programme. 

 

Core or Option 

 Option 

No Option Choices (GCSE only) 

 1 

No. GCSE / A Level equivalent 

1 GCSE