Welcome to the PE Department


Intent

Inspiring young people to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and enjoy the Physical, Social and Emotional benefits of being active both within school and beyond.

INTENT

IMPLEMENTATION

IMPACT

Providing the opportunity for all young people to develop their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

To provide pupils with the opportunity to access quality physical activity and sport to allow a passion for sport, exercise and physical activity to be nurtured, to grow and to develop.

To promote the importance of lifelong physical activity and the benefits on personal wellbeing and personal development, especially in later life.

To provide the opportunity to study and succeed in examination PE, gaining insight into   careers linked with the sports industry

To provide the opportunity to not only represent in school teams, but also compete with  other schools

A wide variety of sports/activities covered in the KS3 curriculum. Giving students access and opportunities to find a lifelong love for a sport/activity that allows for knowledge and skills to be developed.

KS3 lessons build on prior knowledge year upon year with year 7s, developing basic skills, year 8s focussing on the tactical development of basic skills and year 9 focussing on the development of tactics and strategies to be used in a competitive situation.

Fit Friday held every month across the full school to promote the importance of physical activity and the explicit benefit to improving physical and  mental wellbeing

KS4 core lessons allow for pupils to explore sport and physical activity as recreational possibilities. Drawing on prior skill development to heighten standard of performance.

OCR Cambridge Nationals Sport Science at KS4   covers both traditional and modern topics within PE examination.

Activity blocks are taught in line with the local extra curricular timetable to allow for additional skill development and coaching.

At KS3, pupils will be assessed holistically taking into consideration their physical skill, knowledge and their personal development through each   activity area

Pupils studying sport science leave with the opportunity for further study in PE and/or careers within the sports industry

Pupils will leave school having found a sport/physical activity they enjoy

School teams compete within local sports leagues and competitions. Some teams may have the opportunity to compete at regional/national level.

Why learn different sports?

Every lesson within PE has the obvious specific sports related skills which are developed. However, less explicitly, key employability skills are established and improved upon – teamwork, creativity, resilience, motivation, leadership, communication and organisational skills to name just some of the personal skills developed within each and every unit delivered.

Years 7, 8, 9

Sports are taught in half termly blocks with knowledge, skill and understanding built upon from one year to the next.

In Year 7 the students cover the following sports with a specific focus on development and implementation of basic skills.

Fertile question: Can you develop the skills and techniques needed to be an effective sports person?

  • Athletics - Jumps, Throws, Track
  • Badminton - Serves, Clear Shot, Drop shots
  • Basketball - Passing, Ball Control, Catching, Footwork, Shooting, Defending
  • Cricket - Throwing, Catching, Bowling, Batting, Fielding
  • Football - Passing, Dribbling, Turning with the ball, Striking 
  • Frisbee - Backhand, Forearm, Tackling, Catching
  • Gymnastics - Balance, Movement, Routine
  • Handball - Passing, Footwork, Shooting, Defending, Goalkeeping
  • Lacrosse - Picking up, Passing, Cradling, Shooting, Tackling, Blocking 
  • Netball - Passing, Ball Control, Footwork, Shooting
  • Leadership - Communication, Organisation, Planning, Assessing/ Evaluating (covered in Year 7)
  • Rounders - Throwing, Catching, Batting, Fielding
  • Rugby - Passing, Tackling, Scrummaging, Line-Outs, Kicking
  • Softball - Batting, Fielding and Running
  • Tennis - Grips, Ground Shots, Serves, Returning of serve, Volley
  • Volleyball - Digging, Setting, Spiking, Serving, Blocking.

In Year 8 the students cover the following sports with a specific focus on the tactical side of skill development.

Fertile question: Can you perform these skills and techniques developing tactical awareness of how and when to use them?

  • Athletics - Jumps, Throws, Track
  • Badminton - Serves, Clear Shot, Drop shots
  • Basketball - Passing, Ball Control, Catching, Footwork, Shooting, Defending
  • Cricket - Throwing, Catching, Bowling, Batting, Fielding
  • Football - Passing, Dribbling, Turning with the ball, Striking 
  • Frisbee - Backhand, Forearm, Tackling, Catching
  • Gymnastics - Balance, Movement, Routine
  • Handball - Passing, Footwork, Shooting, Defending, Goalkeeping
  • Lacrosse - Picking up, Passing, Cradling, Shooting, Tackling, Blocking 
  • Netball - Passing, Ball Control, Footwork, Shooting
  • Rounders - Throwing, Catching, Batting, Fielding
  • Rugby - Passing, Tackling, Scrummaging, Line-Outs, Kicking
  • Softball - Batting, Fielding and Running
  • Tennis - Grips, Ground Shots, Serves, Returning of serve, Volley
  • Volleyball - Digging, Setting, Spiking, Serving, Blocking.

In Year 9 students cover the following sports with a specific focus on the development of tactics and strategies to be used in a competitive situation.

Fertile question: Can you perform these skills and techniques of an effective sports person in a competitive game situation?

  • Athletics - Jumps, Throws, Track 
  • Badminton - Serves, Clear Shot, Drop shots 
  • Basketball - Passing, Ball Control, Catching, Footwork, Shooting, Defending 
  • Cricket - Throwing, Catching, Bowling, Batting, Fielding 
  • Football - Passing, Dribbling, Turning with the ball, Striking  
  • Frisbee - Backhand, Forearm, Tackling, Catching 
  • Gymnastics - Balance, Movement, Routine 
  • Handball - Passing, Footwork, Shooting, Defending, Goalkeeping 
  • Lacrosse - Picking up, Passing, Cradling, Shooting, Tackling, Blocking  
  • Netball - Passing, Ball Control, Footwork, Shooting 
  • Leadership - Communication, Organisation, Planning, Assessing/ Evaluating (covered in Year 7) 
  • Rounders - Throwing, Catching, Batting, Fielding 
  • Rugby - Passing, Tackling, Scrummaging, Line-Outs, Kicking 
  • Softball - Batting, Fielding and Running 
  • Tennis - Grips, Ground Shots, Serves, Returning of serve, Volley 
  • Volleyball - Digging, Setting, Spiking, Serving, Blocking

Years 10, 11

PE lessons are focused on increasing activity and promoting a healthy active lifestyle. Lessons are less practical skills based and more on recreational sport with focus on improving physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

KS4 Examination PE - OCR Cambridge National in Sport Science

Fertile question: How has technology enhanced sports on various levels?

Within this unit, students will learn about many different technologies within sport. They will highlight the positives and negatives of technology as well as evaluating the impact it has had on sport in general.

Fertile question: How does the body respond to exercise and why?

Students will learn about the musculo-skeletal system as well as the cardio-respiratory system analysing the short and long term effects of exercise on each.

Fertile question: What are the principles of training and why are they important for performance improvement?

Students will explore the different principles of training and components of fitness. From this, they will perform fitness tests on a peer then link the two aspects of this unit together to design and implement an effective training programme.

Fertile question: What are the risks in taking part in modern day sport and how can they be reduced?

This exam unit highlights the dangers within modern day sport and the various steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of injury. Pupils will also learn about common sporting injuries, how they are likely to occur and the best treatment should they happen.


Resources

Cambridge Nationals - Sports Science


Mr T. Corcoran

Head of PE

Mr T. Waring

Teacher of Boys PE

Mrs E. Dunlop

Teacher of Girls PE

Mr T. Thatcher

Teacher of Boys PE

Ms L. Violet

Teacher of Girls PE

Miss A. Bennett

Teacher of Girls PE


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