Curriculum Leader of PE - Mr Craig Fawcett
Subject Overview & Intent
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.
What Will I Study
A range of sports and physical activity areas are studied at Key Stage 3 in Core PE:
• Rugby Union
• Rugby League
• Fitness/CrossFit kids
• Table Tennis
Within Key Stage 4 we also offer a variety of other activities such as; weight training, yoga, step aerobics, Zumba CrossFit, body pump, Lacrosse and Australian Rules, amongst other options.
Link to KS4
GCSE PE (AQA)
• Anatomy and Physiology - key body systems and how they impact on health, fitness and performance.
• Movement Analysis - the basic principles of movement and their effect on performance
• Physical Training - the principles of training and different training methods in order to plan, carry out, monitor and evaluate personal exercise and training programmes.
• Health, Fitness and Well Being - the benefits of participating in physical activity and sport to health, fitness and wellbeing.
• Socio-cultural Influences - the socio-cultural factors that impact on physical activity and sport, and the impact of sport on society.
• Sports Psychology - the psychological factors that can affect performers in physical activity and sport.
• Practical element – 3 sports (1 team, 1 individual and 1 other).
• Coursework - Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.
Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies (OCR)
• Contemporary Issues in Sport - topical and contemporary issues in sport, relating to participation levels and barriers, the promotion of values and ethical behaviour through sport and the role of high-profile sporting events and national governing bodies (Examination unit)
• Developing Skills - skills, techniques and use of tactics/strategies/ compositional ideas in both an individual and a team sporting activity, as well as their understanding of the rules to allow them to act in a number of officiating roles within an activity. (practical and assignment unit)
• Sports Leadership - knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be an effective sport leader including planning, delivery and reviewing safe and effective sporting activity sessions. (practical and assignment unit)
• Working in the Sports Industry - Identification of a number of careers within the sports industry, how to gain access to these, the wider context of the role they play, and the development paths within them. (assignment unit)
• Media in Sport - the relationship between sport and the media with evaluation and interpretation of the different ways in which sports items may be represented by the media. (assignment unit)