'I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.'
Students in Physical Education focus on developing simple, basic and more complex practical skills. Students experience a range of sports throughout Key Stage 3 and 4 enabling a broad and long curriculum. Students will work through a 3 phase progression model in each sport and physical activity along a number of key strands of learning:
• Developing simple and basic skills
• Developing more complex skills
• Use a variety of simple/complex tactics or strategies
• Problem solving
• Performing at maximum levels and build upon previous performances and PBs
• Developing Physical and mental fitness and long-term health benefits
• Knowledge of health and fitness.
• Develop evaluative and analysis skills.
As Students progress through the Key Stages and phases of learning, they will continually revisit the very important points (VIPs) from the range of activities offered. The focus is to develop these VIPs through a breadth of sports. Application of these VIP’s will be assessed termly within a competitive environment. Activites have been chosen to reflect the opportunites for young people in the local area, the competitions accessible at inter-form and inter-school level.
Ultimately, the skills students gain at Key Stage 3 form a solid foundation for their access to the Key Stage 4 option within the subject. By ensuring a progression and phased method of learning, students will retain skills and develop them with increasing complexity. Tactical play will be further embedded as a student reacts to different sporting environments. During Key Stage 4 option subjects, students will apply their practical skills learnt in Key Stage 3 to the theoretical aspect of sport. This allows students to access a wider coverage of content within sport with a clear emphasis on the crucial role sport plays in society. The learning of evaluative and analytical skills will equip students with the tools to successfully progress through to the sporting industry or high education.
The aim of Core PE is to provide enjoyment and foster a love of Sport and Physical Activity. Exposure to our extensive and successful extra-curricular programme allows students to find a sport/physical activity which leads to lifelong participation through our strong and robust community club links. Consequently, this enables students to appreciate both the physical and mental benefits of leading an active healthy lifestyle; as a fundamental component of their everyday life.
Each department has carefully developed curriculum plans in line with our curriculum intent. The curriculum overview for each year group in this subject can be found below.