Purpose of study
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The curriculum for physical education ensures that all pupils:
· Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
· Are physically active for sustained periods of time
· Engage in competitive sports and activities
· Lead healthy, active lives.
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
Physical Education - Key stage 3
Pupils build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities.
They understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
Pupils are be taught to:
· Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
· Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]
· Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
· Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
· Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
· Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
Physical Education – Key Stage 4
Pupils tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.
Pupils are be taught to:
· Use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
· Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports,[for example, athletics and gymnastics], or other physical activities [for example, dance]
· Take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
· Evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
· Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
Physical Education Key Stage 4
Pearson BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award in Sport
The BTEC First Award in Sport is an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. Pupils develop and apply their knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills.
Pupils are taught about:
1. Fitness for sport and exercise
· Components of fitness and principles of training (components of physical fitness, components of skill-related fitness, the importance of fitness components for success in given sports, exercise intensity, principles of training)
· Different fitness training methods (requirements, methods for flexibility training, methods for strength, muscular endurance and power training, aerobic endurance training, speed training)
· Fitness testing (test methods for components of fitness (flexibility, strength, speed etc), fitness testing for sports performers and coaches, administration of fitness tests, interpretation of fitness test results)
2. Practical performance in sport
· Rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports (plus application of rules/laws in different situations, roles and responsibilities of officials)
· Practical demonstration of skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports (components of physical fitness, technical demands, tactical demands, safe and appropriate participation, use and application of skills, techniques and components, isolated and conditioned practices, competitive situations)
· Reviewing sports performance (observation checklist, conducting review performance)
3. Applying the principles of personal training
· Designing a personal fitness training programme (gathering data, programme design)
· Fitness training and the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems
· Self-designed personal fitness training programmes (safe implementation, training diaries, success measures)
· Review and development of a personal fitness training programme
4. Leading sports activities
· The attributes associated with successful sports leadership (types of sports leader, skills, qualities, responsibilities)
Planning and leading sports activities (undertaking planning and leadership, measuring success, review and development)
If you would like further information please contact...
Mrs K O'Sullivan
Lead Teacher of Physical Education