Physical Education

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Overview for Year 7:

Year 7 PE consists of 10 different activities. Following the completion of the Young Leaders Award students will be set according to their practical ability and divided into single sex classes for most of the academic year. The length of time that students spend on each activity will vary depending on what set they are in. Activities are also adjusted accordingly to the meet the needs of the class.

The aim of Year 7 PE is to develop and nurture the students’ sporting performance, leadership skills and understanding of health related fitness. We work hard on fostering positive attitudes towards each other and healthy and active lifestyles, self-confidence, fair play and social skills.
The Sport Education model of teaching is used to deliver lessons in order to encourage the students to effectively work as individuals and as part of a team. It develops social and leadership skills and provides the students with an opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning and develop an enduring love of sport and physical activity.

Units of Work Covered in Year 7:

Topic 1: Young Leaders Award

Topic 6: Handball

Topic 2: Rugby

Topic 7: Movement to Music

Topic 3: Netball

Topic 8: Athletics

Topic 4: Badminton

Topic 9: Cricket

Topic 5: Hockey

Topic 10: Rounders

What parents can do to help:

Parents can have the greatest impact on their child’s progress in PE by ensuring that they are fully equipped for every lesson and thereby increasing the time that their child is active in lessons. To further support the department, parents can reinforce the importance of PE and extra curricular activities in developing and maintaining a healthy physical, mental and social lifestyle. All extra curricular timetables can be found on the school website.


Overview for Year 8:

Year 8 PE consists of 10 different activities that aim to build on the skills that students have developed in Year 7. Students will continue be set according to their practical ability and will be divided into single sex classes for most of the academic year. The length of time that students spend on each activity will vary depending on which set they are in. Activities are also adjusted accordingly to the meet the needs of the class.

The aim of Year 8 PE is to continue to develop and nurture the students’ sporting performance, leadership skills and understanding of health-related fitness. A greater emphasis will be placed on leadership and independent learning and positive attitudes towards each other and leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

The Sport Education model of teaching is still used to deliver lessons in order to encourage the students to effectively work as individuals and as part of a team. It develops social and leadership skills and provides the students with an opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning and develop an enduring love of sport and physical activity.

Units of Work Covered in Year 8:

Topic 1: Rugby Union

Topic 6: Badminton

Topic 2: Tennis/Softball

Topic 7: Fitness/Gym

Topic 3: Netball

Topic 8: Athletics

Topic 4: Handball

Topic 9: Cricket

Topic 5: Hockey

Topic 10: Rounders

 

What parents can do to help:

Parents can have the greatest impact on their child’s progress in PE by ensuring that they are fully equipped for every lesson and thereby increasing the time that their child is active in lessons. To further support the department, parents can reinforce the importance of PE and extra curricular activities in developing and maintaining a healthy physical, mental and social lifestyle. All extra curricular timetables can be found on the school website.


Overview for Year 9:

Year 9 PE consists of 12 different activities that aim to build on the skills students have developed in Year 7 and 8, whilst extending the variety of activities. Students will continue to be set according to their practical ability and will be divided into single sex classes for most of the academic year. The length of time that students spend on each activity will vary depending on what set they are in. Activities will also be adjusted accordingly to the meet the needs of the class.  In Year 9 a greater emphasis will be placed on leadership and independent learning, positive attitudes towards each other and leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Students will develop their analytical and decision making skills and will continue to work hard on self-discipline.

Some of the theory and practical content of GCSE PE will be taught during term 2. As well as teaching them valuable information about the effects of physical activity on the body systems, this experience will provide the students with a realistic idea of the requirements of the subject at examination level and will assist them when making their GCSE options choices.

Units of Work Covered in Year 9:

Topic 1: Rugby Union

Topic 7: Badminton

Topic 2: Tennis/Softball

Topic 8: Table Tennis

Topic 3: Netball

Topic 9: Athletics

Topic 4: Handball

Topic 10: Cricket

Topic 5: Football

Topic 11: Rounders

Topic 6: Hockey

Topic 12: Fitness/Gym

 
What parents can do to help:

Parents can have the greatest impact on their child’s progress in PE by ensuring that they are fully equipped for every lesson and thereby increasing the time that their child is active in lessons. To further support the department, parents can reinforce the importance of PE and extra curricular activities in developing and maintaining a healthy physical, mental and social lifestyle. All extra curricular timetables can be found on the school website.

 

At key stage 4 all students take part in core PE for one lesson per week where they are introduced to and encouraged to take part in a variety of activities both in College and in the local community. Some students opt to go to the local golf course whilst others choose to attend the Outdoor Pursuits Centre. We aim to provide the students with opportunities that will support their participation in sport in later life.

The department as a whole prides itself on the quantity and variety of its extra curricular enrichment programme. Outside coaches and instructors support staff in providing opportunities for all students to further both their participation beyond the timetable and their own abilities. This includes both College based activities such as inter-form competitions and competing in inter school leagues and competitions, where both boys and girls have met with considerable success over the years in both the City and County. Individual students have also been selected to represent the City and County in a number of sports. Students have also been provided the opportunity to compete in tournaments abroad as well as outdoor pursuits based residential trips at home and also abroad. Older students, in conjunction with the department and the Schools Sports Co-ordinator have the chance to take part in Sports Leadership programmes which involve working with our Primary feeder schools both within their own PE programmes and in the organisation of inter school tournaments and competitions.

All of the skills that we aim to develop in core PE are targeted towards equipping our learners with the necessary skills to be successful in studying academic PE at GCSE level, Advanced and Undergraduate level.

We hope that your child takes advantage of every opportunity presented to them by the PE department both in lessons and in our extensive competitive and recreational extra curricular programme.

We look forward to involving you in these, and other developments, aimed at consolidating our position as a highly successful and positive department both within the school and the wider community.

J. A. Cherrington

Head of Faculty

 

Curriculum Map

KS3 Curriculum Guide

Sport Education Guide

Assessment Levels in PE

GCSE PE Course Guide

GCSE Curriculum Overview

Independent Learning Policy