Curriculum Statement - Physical Education

“We believe that physical activity and competition, both inter and intra school, are vital to the holistic development of young people, fostering their physical, social and emotional health.”

Powerful Knowledge in Physical Education

We believe that physical activity and competition, both inter and intra school, are vital to the holistic development of young people, fostering their physical, social and emotional health. We want our students to approach competition with optimism and vitality; to relish the opportunity to demonstrate determination, creativity and perseverance in order to overcome challenges; to understand that hard work and commitment lead to greater chance of success and that obstacles are temporary but achievement lasts for a lifetime.

 

Curriculum Features

The curriculum aims to promote a love of physical activity and sport through engaging, challenging and exciting activities that can then contribute to living healthy, active lifestyles in the future. The curriculum is broad and balanced, giving students the opportunity to experience different activities as well as excelling in chosen sports to a high level. Student are encouraged to develop leadership, officiating and coaching skills within lessons, leading to increased confidence and being able to respond to the strengths and weaknesses of those they are working with. The development of sportsmanship is actively encouraged throughout the curriculum, developing students as a whole. Students are able to articulate and demonstrate their abilities and consider what they need to do next in order to improve.

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all students:

  • 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.
  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games;  [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis.
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]
  • Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
  • Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

 

Co Curriculum Enrichment

We believe that physical activity and competition, both inter and intra school, are vital to the holistic development of young people, fostering their physical, social and emotional health. We want our students to approach competition with optimism and vitality; to relish the opportunity to demonstrate determination, creativity and perseverance in order to overcome challenges; to understand that hard work and commitment lead to greater chance of success and that obstacles are temporary but achievement lasts for a lifetime.

KS3

During KS3 students take part in a wide variety of sporting activities during their physical education lessons. A baseline assessment takes place at the start of year seven which then leads into a range of different sporting activities. Students take part in cross country, dance, netball, badminton, rugby, football, basketball, rounders, athletics, and cricket.

PE – Year 7

Students will develop their KNOWLEDGE of:

  • basic skills, techniques and tactics used in sports and physical activities

  • fundamental rules and regulations for a range of sports and the need for officials

  • the components of a warm up and cool down

  • the immediate effects of exercise of body and basic training methods to improve cardiovascular fitness

  • some compositional ideas to improve Dance

  • safety factors during physical activity and sport

  • leading fit and healthy lifestyles including extracurricular sports clubs

Students will develop their SKILLS in:

  • racquets/striking and fielding/invasion games/athletics/dance/outdoor and adventurous activities/health related exercise

  • teamwork

  • fundamental techniques in a range of sports in isolation and simple drills

  • overcoming opponents in competitive situations in team and individual games (e.g. rugby/netball/badminton).

  • decision making in competitive sports

  • basic dance styles and techniques, including replication and some creativity

  • simple reasoning and questioning in attempting to solve problems

  • identifying strengths and weaknesses of their own and others’ work

  • leadership of warm ups and cool downs

  • officiating low stakes practices in some sports

PE – Year 8

Students will develop their KNOWLEDGE of:

  • More advanced skills, techniques and tactics used in sports and physical activities

  • Rules and regulations for a range of sports and the roles of different types of officials

  • The components of an activity session (warm up, main activity, conditioned practice, cool down)

  • The immediate and some long term effects of exercise on the body and training methods to improve at least two components of fitness

  • More advanced compositional ideas to improve performance in Dance

  • Safety factors during physical activity and sport for more advanced activities (e.g. scrummaging in rugby)

  • The benefits of leading fit and healthy lifestyles including extracurricular sports clubs

Students will develop their SKILLS in:

  • Racquets/striking and fielding/invasion games/athletics/dance/outdoor and adventurous activities/health related exercise

  • Teamwork

  • Techniques in a range of sports in increasingly complex drills under pressure

  • Overcoming challenging opponents in competitive situations in team and individual games (e.g. rugby/netball/badminton).

  • Pressured decision making in competitive sports, including some analysis of opponents’ strategies

  • Contemporary and traditional dance styles and techniques, including accurate replication and developing choreography

  • Reasoning, questioning and listening to the contributions of others in order to solve problems

  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of their own and others’ work and suggesting improvements

  • Leadership of warm ups, basic drills and cool downs

  • Officiating with competence in a greater range of sports and roles

PE Core – Year 9

Students will develop their KNOWLEDGE of:

  • All advanced skills, techniques and tactics used in sports and physical activities

  • Rules and regulations for a range of sports and the roles of different types of officials, leaders, coaches.

  • The components of an activity session (warm up, main activity, conditioned practice, cool down) This is put into practice.

  • The immediate and long term effects of exercise on the body and training methods to improve the main components of fitness – speed, cardio vascular fitness, flexibility, power, strength, coordination, reaction time, agility, muscular endurance.

  • Advanced compositional ideas to improve performance in Dance

  • Safety factors during physical activity and sport for more advanced activities (e.g. scrummaging in rugby)

  • The benefits of leading fit and healthy lifestyles including extracurricular sports clubs

Students will develop their SKILLS in:

  • Racquets/striking and fielding/invasion games/athletics/dance/outdoor and adventurous activities/health related exercise

  • Teamwork

  • Techniques in a range of sports in increasingly complex drills under competitive pressure.

  • Overcoming challenging opponents in competitive situations in team and individual games (e.g. rugby/netball/badminton).

  • Pressured decision making in competitive sports, including some analysis of opponents’ strategies

  • Contemporary and traditional dance styles and techniques, including accurate replication and developing choreography

  • Reasoning, questioning and listening to the contributions of others in order to solve problems

  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of their own and others’ work and suggesting improvements

  • Leadership of warm ups, basic drills and cool downs

  • Officiating with competence in a greater range of sports and roles

KS4

Core PE

Core PE during key stage four builds on the opportunities provided at key stage three. Students again study and compete in badminton, rugby, netball, basketball, dance, rounders, athletics and cricket.

 

Additional Options

Students may study the GCSE physical education OCR specification or Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies

Further information on each qualification can be found below

GCSE Physical Education
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/physical-education-j587-from-2016/

Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/