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Physical Education (PE)

Physical Education allows students to develop outside of the classroom. Providing opportunities to work with peers in a practical setting and offering the freedom to explore existing and hidden talents. The core PE curriculum allows students to focus on physical, social, cognitive and fitness development through participation in a broad and challenging range of sports and physical activities.

Taught activities include: Football, Rugby, Netball, Trampolining, Table Tennis, Badminton, Fitness, Dance, Cricket, Athletics, Rounders, Softball 

Core PE also aims to develop students’ understanding of the benefits of participating in physical activity, including educating them about the importance of being physically active for a sustained period of time. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated and develop key transferrable skills such as resilience, teamwork, communication, leadership and adaptability. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities will also build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. 

Every member of the PE department strives to provide an outstanding PE experience that inspires, challenges and motivates all students, through innovative and passionate practice. We believe that through these experiences students will be determined to be the best they possibly can be. 

The PE department also offers an array of extra-curricular club during lunchtime and after school which either mirror the curriculum or provides opportunities for students to be active when trying new activities. 

Curriculum information 

 

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

7

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Netball, Badminton and Football, showing development of quality and control

 

  • Development of social and physical skills in Dance through the replication and creation of choreography 

 

  • Development of socialskills through working with others

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through identification of simple sport specific tactics

 

 

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Netball, Badminton and Football, showing development of quality and control

 

  • Development of socialskills through working with and listening to others

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through identification of areas for development in performance 

 

 

 

 

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Athletics and Rounders showing development of quality and control

 

  • Development of socialskills through working effectively with a small group

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through application of simple sport specific tactics 

 

 

 

8

  • Developing accurate performance of basic physical skills and techniques in Netball in isolation and in small sided competitive situations

 

  • Development of physical skills and techniques in Gymnastics

 

  • Developing individualphysical fitness performance levels through a range of fitness activities

 

  • Development of socialskills through attempting to work with different groups of peers

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through observation of performances

 

  • Developing accurate performance of basic physical skills and techniques in Netball, Basketball and Cricket in isolation and in small sided competitive situations

 

  • Development of physical skills and techniques in Gymnastics

 

  • Developing individual physical fitness performance levels through a range of fitness activities

 

  • Development of socialskills through supporting and challenging peers

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through refining and changing performance appropriately 
  • Developing accurate performance of basic physical skills and techniques inAthletics and Cricket in practise and in conditioned competitive situations

 

  • Accurate application of social and cognitiveskills developed during the autumn and spring terms

 

9

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills and techniques in Volleyball, Netball and Rugby in competitive situations with improving consistency

 

  • Perform physicalfitness related activities showing developed technique and resilience

 

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Outdoor Adventurous Activity showing social and cognitive development
  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills and techniques in Rugby and Badminton in competitive situations with improving consistency

 

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Outdoor Adventurous Activity showing social and cognitive development

 

  • Perform physicalfitness related activities showing developed technique and resilience

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through increased knowledge and understanding of theory-based PE content (health, fitness components, training methods)
  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills and techniques in Rounders, Cricketand Athletics in competitive situations with improving consistency

 

  • Accurate application of social and cognitiveskills developed during the autumn and spring terms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Netball, Basketball and Cricket in games and competitive situations with improving consistency

 

  • Perform physicalfitness related activities showing developed technique, resilience and an improved understanding of how to evaluate performance

 

  • Development of socialskills through leading peers with improved confidence 

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through successfully applying a range of tactics and strategies

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Football, Badminton and Volleyball in games and competitive situations with improving consistency

 

  • Perform physicalfitness related activities showing developed technique, resilience and an improved understanding of how to evaluate performance

 

  • Development of socialskills through leading peers with improved confidence 

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through successfully applying a range of tactics and strategies

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Athletics, Roundersand Softball in games and competitive situations with improving consistency

 

  • Accurate application of social and cognitiveskills developed during the autumn and spring terms

11

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Cricket and Basketball, in games and competitive situations with improving consistency

 

  • Perform physicalfitness related activities showing consistency in techniques and insightful evaluation of performance

 

  • Development of socialskills through leading peers with improved confidence 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Badminton, Netball and Volleyball games and competitive situations with improving consistency

 

  • Perform physicalfitness related activities showing consistency in techniques and insightful evaluation of performance

 

  • Development of socialskills through leading and confidently evaluating performance as a leader 

 

  • Development of socialand physical skills through supporting and inspiring peers to improve their performance in aesthetic-based activities 

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in CricketAthletics, Rounders and Softball in games and competitive situations with improving consistency

 

  • Perform physicalfitness related activities showing consistency in techniques and insightful evaluation of performance

 

 

 

 

Curriculum information

Year 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

10 

Whilst studying the Level 2 BTEC Sport students will develop theoretical knowledge within four units of study: Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Practical Performance in Sport, Applying the Principles of Personal Training and Leading Sports Activities 

Within 'Fitness for Sport and Exercise' students will develop knowledge of components of fitness, the principles of training, different fitness training methods and fitness testing including how it determines fitness levels. 

Follow on from the 'Fitness for Sport' unit, students will study 'Practical Performance in Sport' whereby they will develop knowledge of rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports, students will practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports and will be able to review sports performance. 

 

Topics covered this term: 

Unit 1 

  • Components of Physical Fitness 

  • Components of Skill Related Fitness 

  • Fitness tests 

  • Fitness Training Methods 

  • Exercise Intensity- how can it be determined 

  • Principles of Training FITT 

  • Additional Principles of Training 

 

Topics covered this term: 

Unit 2 

  • Rules and regulations of selected sports 

  • Scoring systems of selected sports 

  • Roles and responsibilities of officials in selected sports 

  • Components of physical fitness relating to selected sports 

 

 

 

Topics covered this term: 

 

Unit 2 

  • Performance of technical and tactical demands of selected sports 

  • Observational checklist for selected sports 

  • Review of performance during selected sports  

 

 

 

 

 

11 

Within 'Applying the Principles of Personal Training' students will develop knowledge of how to design a personal fitness training programme. They will learn about the musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system and the effects on the body during fitness training. Students will also implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve their own goals and objectives and review their own personal fitness training programme. 

Within 'Leading Sports Activities' students will develop knowledge of the attributes associated with successful sports leadership and undertake the planning and leading of sports activities. Following this, students will review the planning and leading of sports activities. 

 

Topics covered this term: 

Unit 3 

Personal information 

  • Programme design 

  • Musculoskeletal system 

  • Cardio-respiratory system 

  • The personal fitness training programme 

  • Training diary 

  • Measures of success 

  • Review of the personal fitness training programme 

Topics covered this term: 

Unit 3 Continued 

  • Review of the personal fitness training programme 

Unit 6 

  • Attributes and responsibilities of sports leaders 

  • Planning a sports event 

  • Leading a sports event 

  • Measures of success 

 

 

Topics covered this term: 

 

Unit 6 Continued 

  • Review of leadership 

  • Targets for development 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really like sport and it encourages me to be fit and healthy. I really like my PE lessons because they are interesting and enjoyable.
Year 9 student
I love doing team activities and competitions against others. I enjoy the challenge.
Year 9 student