Physical Education

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Subject Overview

Developing physically literate, socially confident, free thinking individuals who understand the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle, and who value the physical, mental and social benefits of lifelong participation in physical activity.

KS3

The KS3 core PE curriculum works on a cycle where students develop their knowledge, understanding and application of key concepts.

During KS3 Students experience a broad curriculum where they:

Develop skills, concepts and ideas (Year 7)

Refine skills, concepts and ideas (Year 8)

Apply skills, concepts and ideas  (Year 9)

Year 7

In year 7 pupils explore and develop the skills for the first time. Students are provided with a secure understanding of the content to develop across the vast range of activities in the module.

Students will utilise the prior learning they have obtained from primary school in regards to the module as this is included in the KS2 national curriculum. Students will also utilise the transferable skills from the previous modules in year 7. All students are developing the skills and understanding at this stage in their learning journey.
 

Year 8

Year 8 students  begin to refine the skills learnt at year 7. Students are provided with a secure understanding of the content to refine across the vast range of activities in the module.

Students will utilise the prior learning they have obtained in year 7 and refine the skills across the differing activities set out to challenge them appropriately. Students will refine these skills throughout year 8 and again can utilise the transferable skills from other modules within the PE curriculum consistently adding to their learning journey and supporting them.

Year 9

In year 9 students consistently apply the skills and knowledge they have learnt at year 7 and year 8. Students are provided with a secure understanding of the content to apply their practical and theoretical understanding across a vast range of activities in the module.

Students will utilise the prior learning they have obtained in year 7 and year 8 to apply the skills across the differing activities set out to challenge them appropriately. Students will apply these skills throughout year 9 and again can utilise the transferable skills from other modules within the PE curriculum consistently adding to their learning journey and supporting them ahead of entering KS4.

KS4

In year 10 and 11 students have 2 hours of PE a week with the aim of developing lifelong participation for all students at PCS. By  promoting and developing a love of physical activity created by increasing self development through the aspects of different individuals such as;  students physical capabilities, ability to be sociable and developing mental wellbeing through physical education. The four routes active, competitive, individual and leadership routes have been designed to promote self development encouraging pupils to refine and develop their own and others skills. Students choose which core PE route to follow in years 10 and 11.

Active route:

The active route is designed for pupils who enjoy participating in a variety of individual and team sports. The route will promote self development encouraging pupils to refine and develop their own and others skills. Participants should be able to work independently without support and be able to cope with being placed in increasing demanding situations.

The emphasis of this route is on participation and the development of leading an active healthy lifestyle with the majority of the time spent in game situations in order to develop tactical and strategic awareness. Pupils will be encouraged to develop coaching and leading skills by working with their peers to develop individual skills by taking on the role of coach/ analyst etc. Participants will develop knowledge of the rules and tactics taking on roles such as referee and manager/ coach.

Competitive Route:

The competitive route is designed for pupils who enjoy competition in a variety of individual and team sports. The route will promote self development encouraging pupils to refine and develop their own and others skills. Participants should be able to work independently without support and be able to cope with being placed in increasing demanding situations.

The emphasis of this route is on competitive participation with the majority of the time spent in game situations in order to develop tactical and strategic awareness. Pupils will be encouraged to develop coaching and leading skills by working with their peers to develop individual skills by taking on the role of coach/ analyst etc. Participants will develop knowledge of the rules and tactics taking on roles such as umpire and manager/ coach.

Individual Route: The Individual route is designed for pupils who enjoy exploration of self through aesthetic, individual and some team sports/activities. The route will promote self development encouraging pupils to refine and develop their own and others skills. Participants should be able to work independently without support and be able to cope with being placed in increasing demanding situations.

The emphasis of this route is on individual performance and participation with the majority of the time spent in situations to develop awareness of self, health and compositional ideas. Pupils will be encouraged to develop coaching and leading skills by working with their peers to develop individual skills by taking on the role of coach/ analyst etc. Participants will develop knowledge of the compositional devices, skills and awareness of self taking on roles as coach, choreographer etc.

Leadership route:

The Leadership route is designed for pupils who enjoy Leading in a variety of individual and team sports. It is the only route that upon successful completion awards the pupils with a Level 2 accredited SLQ Leadership Qualification. The route will promote key Leadership skills and behaviours that the pupils will learn and utilise in their delivery. Participants will be required to deliver Multi-skill and Athletic activities across the three local Primary Schools within the area.

The emphasis of this route is on developing skills and behaviours in being a better coach, Leader or Teacher in a PE/Sporting environment. The route consists of practical and theory. Pupils will be encouraged to develop coaching and leading skills outside of school in their local community. This is important as to pass the course pupils must complete a minimum of 10 hours voluntary work in the community specific to Sport or PE.

KS4 Accreditation

Students are able to study the NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Health and Fitness in addition to core PE. They will have an extra three hours a week on top of their core PE allocation.

This qualification is designed for learners who want an introduction to health and fitness that includes a vocational and project-based element. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector or progress to further study.

This Level 1/2 qualification is designed and intended for learners who are looking to develop a significant core of knowledge and understanding in health and fitness and be able to apply their learning. Learners will be motivated and challenged by learning through hands-on (practical) experiences and through content (theory) which is concrete and directly related to those experiences.

Learners will use knowledge and practical tools to focus on supporting people with specific health and fitness goals. The study of health and fitness involves understanding the functions of the body systems, understanding the principles of training, and knowing how the body reacts in the short and long term to fitness activities, how to create and apply lifestyle analysis tools and how to create a fitness programme for a person with specific goals. This will enable the learner to focus and apply their study of health and fitness within the sector. Learners will gain a broad understanding and knowledge of working in the Health and Fitness sector.

Homework

No homework is set for core PE.

VCERT PE Students will have 1 hour of home learning each week which will consist of reading, creating mind maps, answering tests and more.