Physical Education

During Year 7 the main focus is to introduce the basic skills needed for the activities listed in the attached Programme of Study.

These skills will range from individual body management to team skills.

Students will perform their skills in isolation as well as in competitive situations.

Students will be given the opportunity to become players and officials when the situation arises.

Opportunities to practice their skills further at after school clubs.

For the first three weeks of the year, all Year 7 students will be put through a battery of tests. These will range from measuring fitness levels through to individual skill level tests in a number of different scenarios. Once the tests are completed, each student will be given a baseline assessment level together with a SMART target. Students will then move on to their activities, which will be Rugby Badminton, Netball and Hockey. In Term 2 students will move onto Fitness and  Rugby. In the summer term students will try Athletic  and Rounders.

Subject Content: Year 8

At this stage, students will be performing and applying the basic skills more consistently whilst acquiring more complex skills.

They will also begin to acquire the skills needed to be able to analyse and evaluate performance.  

Students will be given the opportunity to become players and officials when the situation arises.

They will perform their skills in isolation as well as in competitive situations.

Opportunities to practice their skills further will be available at lunchtime and after school clubs.

In Term 1 students will look at Rugby , Badminton, Netball and Hockey; Term 2 will provide students with the opportunity to do Fitness, Football, Badminton and in the summer term students will do Athletics, Softball and Rounders.

Subject Content: Year 9

During Year 9 students will be applying more complex skills in the various sports.

The focus switches to a more competitive nature in certain sports. However, they will also be studying the benefits of leading a healthy active lifestyle.

Students will be developing the leadership skills needed to coach and/or officiate. Mini tournaments will be put in place to enable theses skills to be tested.

In Term 1 students will develop their skills in Badminton, Football and Netball followed by Basketball, Rugby, Fitness and Trampolining in the spring term. In Term 3 students will participate in Athletics, Softball and Rounders.

Key Stage 3

P.E. is predominantly a ‘doing’ subject at all times, students are encouraged to experience the different roles that sport offers:

  • Performer
  • Official
  • Coach

However, when practically participating the Department seeks to encourage the learning process to take place through action, sensation and observation.

The department encourages all students to be physically active, to plan and evaluate their performances across the curriculum.  As such, each student should not only be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding mainly through physical actions, but also through other mediums of written and verbal forms. In turn, they will improve their skill acquisition, knowledge, personal achievement (by goal setting) and terminology of the activities studied. Consequently, each pupil may reach his/her full potential in an enjoyable, fun and safe environment.

Central to our aims is that all students are educated in the benefits of leading an active healthy lifestyle. Further opportunities to participate in sport are available to all students during after school clubs/fixtures.

Key Stage 4

Sports Core technical qualification OCR Cambridge National Level 1/2 Certificate in Sports Studies What will you be learning? The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies encompasses some core sport/physical education themes. Learners have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry. Methods of assessment Learners will take the following forms of assessment:  Contemporary issues in sport: A written paper exam paper, set and marked by OCR. 1 hour – 60 marks (60 UMS) Learners answer all questions Developing sports skills: Centre assessed tasks OCR moderated 60 marks (60 UMS). Plus two other optional units, which are assignment based centre assessed tasks. OCR moderated worth 60 marks in total (60 UMS).