PE

Year 7

Core PE Curriculum

Aim

To provide a broad range of team and individual sports and activities that will promote enjoyment of learning through participation in physical activity. Students will develop personal fitness levels, improve their social skills through increased confidence, communication skills and cooperation, enhance decision making and raise awareness of the benefits of exercise on the body and mind. Students are encouraged to work as part of a team and develop independence in their learning. Lunch and after school clubs are available to develop sporting interests and many opportunities to represent their house and school in a full range of team and individual sports.

Topics covered

During each term students will participate in two different activities. Invasion games will include rugby, football, netball, hockey and basketball. Net games will include badminton and tennis. Striking and fielding games will include cricket, softball and rounders. Other activities will include x-country running, swimming, athletics, and exercise and training.

Homework

Club attendance is required by school representative players and optional for other students. Homework may be set as and when PE staff feel it is appropriate to further develop the students understanding of particular topics.

Assessment

Students will be expected to analyse and evaluate their own performance in one team and one individual activity against specific performance criteria. Students are also assessed on their ability to demonstrate specific skills, apply their tactical and positional awareness, and show an understanding of the theoretical topics which are taught in conjunction with the activity.

Year 8

Core PE Curriculum

Aim

To develop and refine existing skills with an increasing focus on their application through cooperative and competitive scenarios. Students will develop confidence levels through accurate replication of techniques and active involvement in a range of different sporting activities. Students are encouraged to be independent in their preparation for and recovery from activity. As well as performing students will be expected to take on different roles in the lesson such as coaching, leadership and officiating. Clubs and intra / inter-school competitive sports fixtures will provide students with opportunities to compete in their chosen activities.

Topics covered

Each term students will participate in two different seasonal sports or physical activities. The invasion games will include rugby, football, netball, hockey and basketball. Individual racket sports will include badminton and tennis. Striking and fielding sports will include softball, cricket and rounders. Other activities will include x-country, swimming, athletics and exercise and training.

Homework

Club attendance is required by school representative players and optional for other students. Homework may be set as and when PE staff feel it is appropriate to further develop students understanding of particular topics.

Assessment

Each term students will undergo practical based assessments in the activities they have taken part in and receive on going feedback from their teacher regarding their strengths and areas for improvement.

Year 9

Core PE Curriculum

Aim

To develop and refine the execution and application of more advanced skills and techniques across a range of sporting activities. Through participation in competitive games, students are required to observe and evaluate strengths and weaknesses in their own and others performance and identify and carry out ways of developing them. Students experience a range of roles including performer, leader and official. Students learn about the impact of physical activity on the different body systems through various methods of exercise and activity.

Topics covered

Each term students will participate in two different seasonal sports or physical activities. The invasion games will include rugby, football, netball, hockey and basketball. Individual racket sports will include badminton and tennis. Striking and fielding sports will include softball, cricket and rounders. Other activities will include x-country, swimming, athletics and exercise and training.

Homework

Club attendance is required by school representative players and optional for other students. Homework may be set as and when PE staff feel it is appropriate to further develop students understanding of particular topics.

Assessment

Each term students will be assessed in the activity they have taken part in and receive on going feedback from their teacher regarding areas for improvement.

Year 10

Core Curriculum

Aim

To participate in a hand-picked programme of sporting and physical activity that will maximise participation rates, performance levels and enjoyment. Students are given greater freedom of choice in their participation in preparation to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. The department will best utilise the available resources to accommodate and encourage active participation in a range of different roles.

Topics covered

A range of team and individual activities including badminton, basketball, cricket, dance, hockey, tennis, netball, rugby union, rounders, softball, athletics, swimming, x-country running and fitness training.

Homework

Club attendance is required by GCSE PE students, school representative players and optional for other students.

Assessment

Students are offered regular feedback regarding their performance level in every activity unit. Students are expected to carry out self-appraisals to identify areas of strength and weakness in order to set targets, refine techniques and maximise their performance.

Year 11

Core Curriculum

Aim

To participate in a hand-picked programme of sporting and physical activity that will maximise participation rates, performance levels and enjoyment. Students are given greater freedom of choice in their participation in preparation to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. The department will best utilise the available resources to accommodate and encourage active participation in a range of different roles.

Topics covered

A range of team and individual activities including badminton, basketball, cricket, dance, hockey, tennis, netball, rugby union, rounders, softball, athletics, swimming, x-country running and fitness training.

Homework

Club attendance is required by GCSE PE students, school representative players and optional for other students

Assessment

Students are offered regular feedback regarding their performance level in every activity unit. Students are expected to carry out self-appraisals to identify areas of strength and weakness in order to set targets, refine techniques and maximise their performance.

Years 10 & 11

GCSE PE Curriculum

Aim

To develop skills and techniques and their application in competitive situations from a combination of three individual / team sports.

To understand and apply the theoretical aspects of anatomy and exercise physiology, movement analysis, physical training, sports psychology, socio-cultural influences, and health, fitness and well being.

Topics covered

Unit 1: 60%

Theoretical knowledge which explores the physical, mental and social aspects of involvement in physical activity

Unit 2: 40%

Students develop and refine advanced skills and techniques in preparation for their final controlled practical assessments in three activities. Students may use school and community sports clubs to enhance their performance level.

Homework

1 piece per week for GCSE theory 30 minutes- 1 hour

Assessment

3 controlled practical assessments in April worth 30%

1 analysis of performance in preferred sporting activity worth 10%

2 written examination papers in May lasting 1 hour 15 minutes each and worth 60%

 Year 12 & 13

A2 Physical Education

Aim

The syllabus takes a multi-disciplinary approach, encouraging different methods of enquiry drawn from a wide range of disciplines, with the focal point being the performer and the performance.

Topics covered

Unit 1:

Paper 1 – 105 marks, 2 hours, worth 35%

Applied anatomy and physiology, skill acquisition, sport and society

Questions include multiple choice, short answer and extended writing

Paper 2 - 105 marks, 2 hours, worth 35%

Exercise physiology and biomechanics, sport psychology, sport and society and technology in sport

Unit 2:

Non exam assessed practical or coaching performance in the full version of one sport worth 20%

Written / verbal analysis of performance worth 10%

90 marks

Homework

1 piece of homework per unit – expected 4 hours a week in total

Assessment

Unit 1: 2 written examinations 2 hour duration

Unit 2: 1 practical activities & written / verbal analysis