Physical Education

“I like PE when it’s sunny and I get to go running around the track on the field. I like doing sports that the Olympics do like running, javelin and long jump ” Oliver

Key Stage 3

Year 7 & 8

Throughout Years 7 & 8, students develop their skills through games, these games will link to the theme they are studying during that half term. For example, During ‘Farm to Fork’ students will have the opportunity to learn about health related fitness. They will also look at teamwork and understanding of tactics through different team games, such as football and basketball. They will have learned to control their own body movements in gymnastics, trampolining, dance, fitness and boxercise. During the summer term they will experience athletics and striking and fielding, understanding the different disciplines and tactics required. Students will develop knowledge of different inclusive sports and enabling them the opportunity to experience different sports for example, Goal Ball and Boccia.

Students are assessed on their ability to acquire skills, select and apply these skills, their ability to evaluate performance of self and others, and their knowledge of factors which affect health and fitness.

Students have also the opportunity to take part in horse-riding. This allows them to improve their physical development including balance and core stability.

Years 9

In Year 9, students continue to develop their skills in major sports and games. By the end of the year, they will have learned to control their own body movements in gymnastics, trampolining, dance, fitness and boxercise and will have put together more complex sequences of moves to complete a 10 bounce routine. Students will experience different sports, such as Archery and Handball to further their knowledge and experiences in multiple sports to enable lifelong participation. Students will begin to work towards the qualification WJEC Healthy living and Fitness which they will complete in Key Stage 4.

Students continue to be assessed on their ability to acquire skills, select and apply these skills, their ability to evaluate performance of self and others, and their knowledge of factors that affect health and fitness.

Students will also visit Fairlands Valley activity centre, developing skills such as; teamwork, independent travel, communication and courage. They will experience a variety of different adventurous activities, such as leap of faith.

Key Stage 4

Years 10 & 11

All students follow a course in PE during years 10 & 11. They continue to focus on developing skills and tactical understanding in a range of games and sports. They will learn about the importance of working as part of a team to prepare them for adult life. The students will visit multiple sporting facilities to ensure positive experiences and enabling lifelong participation and then healthy active lifestyles. For example, the students will visit different gyms, understanding budgeting and value for money.

Throughout years 10 & 11 the student will follow the WJEC healthy living and fitness, whilst studying this course they will experience a variety of skills and understanding of different areas of fitness and ensuring healthy active lifestyles. Modules include; Team and competitive activities, Adventurous activities, Gymnastics and Trampoling.
They are assessed on the same skills that they have developed during Key Stage 3, but this is now focused on working towards the WJEC qualification and achieving an Entry 2 Award.

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