Physical Education

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The PE curriculum will ensure pupils become physically competent in a way which supports their health, fitness and well-being. Providing opportunities to compete in a range of sports and additional activities to embed values such as teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship and respect.

The curriculum will equip students with the ability to develop their fundamental skills, increase their understanding of rules, regulations and tactics, whilst providing opportunities to develop evaluation skills to improve performance.

 

YEAR 7
YEAR 8
YEAR 9
YEAR 10
YEAR 11
YEAR 7

TERM 1

Core PE Curriculum:

Students will be developing further their core skills and techniques in the activities below from Year 7 and applying them in more challenging conditioned practices and games.

Due to the availability of facilities some students will complete the activities below across Terms 1 and 2. 

 

Topics Include:
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Creative movements

 

TERM 2

Core PE Curriculum:

 

Students will be developing further their core skills and techniques in the activities below from Year 7 and applying them in more challenging conditioned practices and games.

In Health Related Fitness they will learn about the different Methods of Training to improve certain components of fitness.

 

Topics Include:
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Team Building/OAA

 

TERM 3

Core PE Curriculum:

During the Summer term the students will build on the core skills and techniques from Year 7 in the different athletic events, striking and fielding and net/wall games and apply them into various conditioned games.

 

Topics Include:
  • Athletics – Track and Field events
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • Tennis

 

YEAR 8

TERM 1

Core PE Curriculum:

 

Students will be developing further their core skills and techniques in the activities below from Year 7 and applying them in more challenging conditioned practices and games.

Due to the availability of facilities some students will complete the activities below across Terms 1 and 2. 

 

Topics Include:
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Creative movements

 

TERM 2

Core PE Curriculum:

 

Students will be developing further their core skills and techniques in the activities below from Year 7 and applying them in more challenging conditioned practices and games. In Health Related Fitness they will learn about the different Methods of Training to improve certain components of fitness.

 

Topics Include:
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Team Building/OAA

 

TERM 3

 

Core PE Curriculum:

 

During the Summer term the students will build on the core skills and techniques from Year 7 in the different athletic events, striking and fielding and net/wall games and apply them into various conditioned games.

 

Topics Include:
  • Athletics – Track and Field events
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • Tennis
YEAR 9

TERM 1

Core PE Curriculum:

Students will be building on their core skills and developing more advanced skills and techniques in the sports below with more focus on tactics than in Years 7 & 8.

 

In Health Related Fitness they will be focusing on different Methods of Training, the Principles of Training and effects of exercise on the body in preparation for Sport Science in Year 10.

 

Due to the availability of facilities some students will complete the activities below across Terms 1 and 2. 

 

Topics Include:
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Health Related Fitness

 

TERM 2

Core PE Curriculum:

Students will be developing more advanced skills, techniques and focusing on tactics in basketball and badminton.

 

Students will be introduced to volleyball and trampolining in the curriculum and also undertake a Sports Leadership unit of work.

 

Topics Include:
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • OAA

 

TERM 3

Core PE Curriculum:

During the Summer term students will be developing more advanced skills and techniques in the sports below with more focus on tactics than in Years 7 & 8.

 

Topics Include:
  • Athletics – Track and Field events
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • Tennis

 

YEAR 10

TERM 1

Core PE Curriculum:

 

Students select a specific pathway to follow within Core PE at Key Stage 4. 

 

Students have the option of selecting; ‘The Performance Pathway’ which will develop a variety of tactics and strategies in specific activities, ‘The Aesthetic Pathway’ which will develop their creative movements and ‘The Fitness Pathway’ which will develop a greater understanding of personal fitness and promote them to leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

  • Performance Pathway: Football and Health Related Fitness
  • Aesthetic Pathway: Fitness Classes and Netball
  • Fitness Pathway: Health Related Fitness and Fitness Classes

 

TERM 2

Core PE Curriculum:

 

Students will continue with the activities in their pathways.

 

  • Performance Pathway: Basketball and Table Tennis
  • Aesthetic Pathway: Dance and Health Related Fitness
  • Fitness Pathway: OAA and Kinball

 

TERM 3

Core PE Curriculum:

 

Students will continue with the activities in their pathways.

 

  • Performance Pathway: Athletics and Cricket
  • Aesthetic Pathway: Badminton and Rounders
  • Fitness Pathway: Conditioned Fitness and Athletics
YEAR 11

TERM 1

Core PE Curriculum:

 

Students select a specific pathway to follow within Core PE at Key Stage 4.  Students have the option of selecting;

‘The Performance Pathway’ which will develop a variety of tactics and strategies in specific activities.

‘The Aesthetic Pathway’ which will develop their creative movements.

‘The Fitness Pathway’ which will develop a greater understanding of personal fitness and promote them to leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

‘The Sports Leader Pathway’ in which the students complete the Sports Leader Level 2 Award

 

  • Performance Pathway: Football and Health Related Fitness
  • Aesthetic Pathway: Fitness Classes and Badminton
  • Fitness Pathway: Health Related Fitness and Fitness Classes
  • Sports Leaders Pathway: Commence the Sports Leaders Award

 

TERM 2

Core PE Curriculum:

 

Students will continue with the activities in their pathways.

 

  • Performance Pathway: Basketball and Badminton
  • Aesthetic Pathway: Dance and Health Related Fitness
  • Fitness Pathway: Conditioned Fitness and Kinball
  • Sports Leaders Pathway: Continue with Sports Leaders Award

TERM 3

Core PE Curriculum:

 

Students will continue with the activities in their pathways.

 

  • Performance Pathway: Cricket
  • Aesthetic Pathway: Rounders
  • Fitness Pathway: Athletics
  • Sports Leaders Pathway: Complete with Sports Leaders Award

 

KS4 Qualification Information
 

Course Title: Level 1/2 Cambridge National Award in Sport Science (120 GLH)

Exam Board: OCR

Examination Description: This course is examined over four units; Unit R041 is an externally assessed exam with the other three coursework units being assessed internally and moderated externally.

Please see below for a description of the units studied on the course:

Unit R041 (30 GLH): Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries

Assessment type: External

Learners will know how to prepare participants to take part in physical activity in a way which minimises the risk of injuries occurring, how to react to common injuries that can occur during sport and how to recognise the symptoms of some common medical conditions.

Unit R042 (30 GLH): Applying Principles of Training
Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods of training and the application of these in the design of training programmes along with practical skills in fitness testing.

Unit R043 (30 GLH): The Body’s Response to Physical Activity
Learners will understand key aspects of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems and investigate some of the changes which occur to them in response to short and long-term physical
activity.

Unit R045 (30 GLH): Sports Nutrition
Learners will consider the composition of a healthy, balanced diet. They will also consider the necessity of certain nutrients in particular quantities and the effects of a poor diet. They will reflect upon the role that diet plays in different sports and activities, and use the knowledge gained to produce an appropriate, effective diet plan for a performer.

For more information please contact the head of department: Stuart Higgins. Email:Stuarthiggins@graceacademy.org.uk