Scheme of Learning

Practical PE and Games Curriculum

Pupils work in groups set on ability in KS3 PE. The groups work on similar activities with objectives tailored to the needs of different groups.

All lessons are tailored to ensure students become "Physically Literate" and inspire students by promoting a positive environment for students to develop a love and life-long commitment to sport and physical activity. All lessons will include the following aspect to develop students':

  • Physical Competence - Physical ability, fitness levels, competition, skills technique, creativity and movements.
  • Cognitive "Knowledge" Development - Rules and regulations, tactics, problem solving, analysis, feedback, responsibility, knowledge and understanding, strategy and decision making.
  • Affective "Attitudes and Behaviours" Development - Motivation, Confidence, Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, Respect, Effort, Resilience and Determination.
  • Wider Knowledge to encourage students to critically think about the influence and power sport has on society, participation and culture and encourage life-long engagement.

Year 7 and 8 Practical Curriculum:

  • PE (55 minutes per week) - All students will spend one half term participating in each of the following activities; Swimming, gymnastics, dance, Health Related Fitness/OAA and Athletics (Track and Field)
  • Games (110 minutes per week) - All students will spend one half term participating in each of the following activities; Football, Netball, Tag/Touch Rugby, Hockey, Badminton (Year 8 only), Rounders, Cricket and Volleyball
  • Health and Lifestyle Knowledge Curriculum - All students will be deliberately taught Health and Lifestyle Knowledge Curriculum through our programmes of practical activities to provide students with deep understanding of topics to ensure student understand both the impact of participation and training on their performance, health and self-esteem and to support them to make informed choices throughout their lives. All students will spend one half term studying each of the following topics:
  1. Personal Profile
  2. Keeping Safe in Sport
  3. Benefits of Exercise
  4. Nutrition
  5. Wellbeing
  6. Performance Profile

Year 7 and 8 Practical and Health and Lifestyle Knowledge Curriculum Long Term Plan

Year 7 and 8 Practical Curriculum Maps for 2021-22

Year 9 and 10 Practical Curriculum

  • Games (110 minutes per week) - All students will spend one half term participating in a selection of the following sports picked specifically to meet the needs to of the class. These activities include; Badminton, Table Tennis, Health Related Fitness, Dance, Invasion Games (Football, Netball, Handball, Hockey, Rugby and Basketball), Athletics (Track and Field), Striking and Fielding (Cricket, Rounders and Softball), Trampolining and Tennis. Students will also have the option to complete a Level 1 Sports Leadership Award within their games lessons.

Year 9 and 10 Practical Curriculum Maps for 2021-22

Year 11 Practical Curriculum

  • Games (110 minutes per week) - Choice Led Pathways -

KS4 PE and Sport Examination Courses

  • GCSE PE (OCR)
  • Cambridge National in Sports Studies (OCR)

KS5 PE and Sport Examination Courses

  • A Level PE (OCR)

Extra-Curricular

Fixtures

Parents can support pupils learning in PE by:

  • Encouraging pupils to fully participate in all lessons.
  • Ensuring pupils are in the correct kit for all PE lessons for health and safety reasons.
  • Writing letters in planners, asking for pupils to be excused if they are ill, (excused pupils are still required to bring kit for the lesson - extra layers are advised if a pupil is excused from outdoor lessons).
  • Providing a doctor’s note in the case of long-term illness or injury.
  • Encouraging pupils to take part in school sports clubs and inter-form sport.
  • Participating in physical activity with their children or supporting their participation in sport outside school.
  • Encouraging pupils to let staff know about their participation in sport away from school.
  • Ensuring that medical information regarding their children is kept up to date with the school office.
  • In Year 8, discussing the options that pupils will have to choose within PE in Yr 9 – Core PE, SLA , BTEC or GCSE PE. Please see Yr8 Option Handbook or a member of the PE Department.

Other information:

  • Extracurricular sport: A wide range of sporting activities is provided for pupils to take part in at lunch – times and after school.
  • The school runs teams in Rugby (boys), Hockey (boys and girls), Netball (girls), Football (boys and girls), Badminton (boys and girls), Basketball, (boys), Rounders (girls), Cricket (boys and girls) and Athletics (boys and girls).
  • All pupils are encouraged to take part in inter–form sporting activities which include the major games, swimming, cross country and athletics.
  • Information on local clubs is advertised in the PE Department on the notice boards.

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