Physical Education

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Physical Education

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Subject leader

Mr Goyette

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Curriculum Co-ordinator

Curriculum Co-ordinator

KS3 – Mr Wilkins & Mrs Barker

KS4 – Mr Taylor & Miss Bond

 

 

Core PE is exclusively practical. Throughout key stage 3 all students take part in three lessons of physical education per week. This adheres to the national requirement of all 11-14 year olds accessing a minimum of two hours of physical education per week. There are also extensive opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular sport before school, at lunchtime, after school and at weekends.

We deliver a winter programme that is traditionally games based that helps develop skills such as outwitting opponents, defining roles within team games and moreover a duty of care within a team setting where cohesion and communication are paramount to success. In the winter term there are also opportunities to develop physical attributes such as cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, strength and speed along with other important components of fitness.

In the summer term pupils are taught a wide range of athletics disciplines with an equal opportunity to develop in both track and field events. Striking and fielding also plays an integral part in the summer term and allows both team and individual skills to be developed accordingly.

Pupils will not gain a qualification during key stage three. However the skills and knowledge they acquire act as a pathway to success if they decide to access a qualification in PE at key stage 4 or 5.

 

 

Year 7 Overview

In year 7 all students will participate in 3 lessons per week. They will undertake the following activities at Key Stage 3 where the primary focus will developing knowledge and skills and cardiovascular fitness across a range of activities. The national curriculum forms the foundation of the schemes of work and all students are put into ability groups.

 

Athletics: Each discipline is taught as an introductory lesson with pupils spending two lessons on each event. The fundamental skills and tactics involved will be taught along with the knowledge of how to measure and record.

 

Badminton: The introduction of the key elements of badminton happens in year 7. They will have an opportunity to learn and develop a selection of diverse shots in badminton. While developing skills in badminton, pupils will also be introduced to officiating and coaching.

 

Basketball: The fundamental skills of passing and dribbling form the main focus in year 7. Shooting in both passive and pressured situations are built into lessons to form the basis of a full game. All the basic laws of the game are taught.

 

Cricket: An opportunity to develop batting, bowling and fielding feature in year 7. Time is spent on core skills that help individuals develop as an individual and as a team player.

 

Cross Country: This is a short unit of work that helps to identify the varied needs of boys in this age group. Their ability in this unit helps form the teaching groups into which they are set. Progress is intermittently checked throughout the year.

 

Football: This unit focuses on individual skills such as control, dribbling, passing and spatial awareness. Students are taught to develop these skills under ever increasing demands and get the opportunity to play in small sided games.

 

Handball: This unit is a new introduction for boys at Robert Clack School. With the new facilities available to pupils it allows us to teach handball consistently to the boys and girls. We introduce all the key elements of handball in year 7.

 

Health Related Fitness: Students are able to improve components of fitness within this unit. Emphasis is on extended periods of activity whilst informing pupils of the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle.

 

Rugby: students are taught the fundamental skills within the game such as running with the ball, evading opponents, passing, tackling and rucking. The length of the unit allows boys to make rapid progress regardless of previous experience in the sport.

 

Softball: This unit allows students to experience striking and fielding in an alternative sport. Introduction to core skills along with strategy and rules forms the basis of this unit.

 

Table Tennis: Students are taught the basic fundamental elements of table tennis. While developing their skills, they will also have the chance to officiate games.

 

Netball: Students are taught the fundamental skills within the game such as passing, shooting and dodging. They are taught basic rules and positioning of players within the game.

 

Dance: Students experience three different dance styles; Jazz, Bollywood and Contemporary and learn how to perform the stylistic features of each. Students also gain knowledge of basic choreographic devices and physical skills.

 

Rounders: This unit allows students to experience striking and fielding. In year 7 we Introduce to core skills such as throwing, catching, batting and fielding. They gain an understanding of basic rules of the game.

 

 

 

 

 

Year 8 Overview

In year 8 all students will participate in 3 lessons per week. They will undertake the following activities at Key Stage 3 where the primary focus will developing knowledge and skills and cardiovascular fitness across a range of activities. The national curriculum forms the foundation of the schemes of work and all boys are put into ability groups.

 

Athletics: Pupils revisit the events learned the previous year and develop more advanced skills within each event. More emphasis is placed upon peer assessment in field events and strategy within track events.

 

Badminton: Students will continue to develop key elements of badminton. They will have an opportunity to develop the selection of diverse shots in badminton. Students will also become more independent when officiating badminton.

 

 

Basketball: Developing skills under pressure forms the basis of this unit. Pupils are also afforded more time in areas such as shooting and gameplay. Rules are now imbedded within the game which allows for competitive matches in lessons.

 

Cricket: Different styles of bowling and batting are delivered in this unit. Keeping and fielding are taught within demanding activities that increase awareness and skill. Small sided games are taught. The hard ball is introduced to some pupils.

 

Cross Country: Performance from the previous year is revisited with the aim of improving. Pupils are encouraged to evaluate their own performance and make suggestions followed by action to improve performance.

 

Football: Working in teams with emphasis on positional play and strategy are key in this unit. Games are designed to aid the development of the skill in focus for each lesson.

 

Handball: This unit is a new introduction for boys at Robert Clack School. With the new facilities available to pupils it allows us to teach handball consistently to the boys and girls. We start to develop tactical awareness throughout year 8.

 

 

Health Related Fitness: Students learn about training methods and how they improve certain components of fitness. The unit allows for individual, paired and group challenges.

 

Rugby: Strategies in attack and defence are taught extensively in this unit. Positional play is more evident with pupils practicing suitable skills based on previous performance. Extended periods of play are built into lessons.

 

Softball: More time is afforded to playing full size matches where tactics and strategy learned in year 8 can be fully assembled within a competitive game.

 

Table Tennis: Students are now developing the basic fundamental elements of table tennis. While developing their basic skills they are now introduced to advanced table tennis shots.

 

 

Netball: Students begin to learn strategies in attack and defence. Positional play is more evident with pupils developing strategies and practicing them through extended periods of play.

 

Dance: Students are introduced to the choreographic method ‘dance by chance’ they replicate and develop taught movement and create their own. Students start to further develop physical skills.

 

Rounders: More focus is given to full game play. Pupils focus more on directional batting and developing tactical fielding. Pupils are taught more advanced rules and are encouraged to incorporate them within their game play.

 

 

 

 

Year 9 Overview

In year 9 all students will participate in 3 lessons per week. They will undertake the following activities at Key Stage 3 where the primary focus will developing knowledge and skills and cardiovascular fitness across a range of activities. The national curriculum forms the foundation of the schemes of work and all boys are put into ability groups.

 

Athletics: Pupils will have a thorough knowledge of the rules which apply to each jump, run and throw. They will be able to measure and officiate within lessons in paired and group activities.

 

Basketball: More time is devoted to pupils developing skills under the tutelage of their peers. Pupils are taught how to design skill based warm ups and how to officiate.

 

Badminton: Pupils should be at a stage to independently use a range of badminton shots to outwit an opponent. Taking part in whole class tournaments and competition. Games should be pupil led throughout the activity.

 

 

Cricket: Pupils are allowed to play the game in the traditional form with overs etc. where time allows. They are able to learn how to umpire at the bowlers end and behind the stumps. More groups will have access to the hard ball game.

 

Cross Country: Performance from the previous year is revisited with the aim of improving. Pupils are encouraged to evaluate their own performance and make suggestions followed by action to improve performance.

 

Football: Working in lessons as defensive units, midfield quartets and striking pairs are factored into lessons. All pupils will be taught how to referee according to the laws of the game.

 

Handball: This unit is a new introduction for boys at Robert Clack School. With the new facilities available to pupils it allows us to teach handball consistently to the boys and girls. In Year 9 we start building on game experience. Running small competitions within PE lessons. All skills are continuing developed throughout the year.

 

 

Health Related Fitness: Students have time to design and execute their own fitness activities based on the components and methods learned in previous years. Sport specific fitness lessons are a feature in this unit. Recording and measuring data in lessons to monitor performance is also a feature.

 

Rugby: The full sided game of 15 a side rugby forms a large part of this unit. 8 player scrums are taught complemented by a full back line. Position specific duties are taught in greater depth.

 

Softball: Pupils are encouraged to take ownership in this unit. They will design and lead warm up activities within teams. They will also be taught how to officiate and will be given responsibility to do so.

 

Table Tennis: More time is allocated to allow pupils to take part in tournaments and matches organised in lessons. The pupils will also have the opportunity to officiate for a large portions of the unit.

 

 

Netball: Pupils are encouraged to use their knowledge and understanding of the game to officiate games. They begin to understand and take the role of umpires, time keepers and scorers.

 

Dance: Students study the work of choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh and gain an understanding of theme and context. They develop knowledge of more complex choreographic devices and start to develop their interpretative skills.

 

Rounders: Pupils are encouraged to develop their own sports specific warm ups. They are encouraged to analyse play and tactically adapt their own play as a team depending on that of their opponents. They will also be taught how to officiate and will be given responsibility to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 10 & 11 core PE Overview

Physical Education continues to play a crucial role in the development of a pupil’s education.  The pupils will still follow the National Curriculum, mainly in single sex groupings.  Knowledge, understanding and skills will be gained in new activities such as Badminton, Golf, Volleyball and Table Tennis. Students will also continue to develop in the traditional sports of Football, Netball, Rugby, Athletics, Rounders and Cricket.

Year 10 & 11 Qualification Overview

Edexcel BTEC Level 1-2 Award in Sport.

A BTEC first award  is equivalent to 1 GCSE

This course is delivered over 2 years, full time. Evidence required for passing this course will come from one class room based lesson, one practical lesson and after school clubs.

The course is taught through the completion of 4 units (2 core plus 2 other).

Assessment takes the form of an external online test for 1 unit and the completion of coursework for the remaining 3.

 

 

Exam board used for GCSE

Edexcel – BTEC first award in sport.

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