Physical Education

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Curriculum aims:

Learning and undertaking activities in PE contribute to achievement of the curriculum areas for all young people to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make  positive contribution to society

Year 7


·       “Broad and Balanced” activities

·       Chance to participate in a wide range of activities

·       Beginning and Developing rubric

·       Encourage a positive attitude towards all sports

·       Games for Understanding/Guided learning

Year 8


·       Individual sporting activities

·       Developing and Secure rubric

·       Strong emphasis on GCSE theory throughout all activities

·       Skill development

·       Broken down into technical skills required in specific activities

Year 9


·       Individual sporting activities

·       Strong links and emphasis with GCSE practical criteria

·       Progressing from skill development in year 8 to game-play and tactical application through games in year 9


Year 7 is broad and balanced HOWEVER there must be a strong focus on GCSE theory content in ALL practical lessons.

By using the rubric, students will have the opportunity to progress across four strands in all lessons; performance, analysis and theory.

Year 7 Participation Phase

Pupils participate in 6 different activity areas, giving students them the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports


 Gymnastics (To include parkour and trampolining)

 Games (Invasion/Net and Wall/Striking and Fielding)

 Alternative Activities (Tchoukball/Handball/Volleyball/New Age Kurling/Parkour)

 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

 Health and Fitness  

✔ Athletics

Year 8 Participation Phase

 Prepares Key Stage 3 students for the step up to GCSE

 Curriculum shifts from a holistic approach to individual activities. These are activities are; gymnastics, badminton, basketball, netball, handball, cross country, athletics and cricket.

 Focus on skill development and acquisition e.g. different passes, shots, techniques

 Focus not on game-scenarios and outcomes

 Focus should be on incorporating GCSE theory content into EVERY lesson – through components of fitness required, relative fitness testing, types of movement, muscles etc

 Assessment APP rubric – but students can also be given a mark out of 10 for their practical performance in each activity. 

Year 9 Participation Phase

 Continued selected sports to promote development of teams and GCSE scores

 Students to apply the skills learnt in year 8 into pressured, game scenarios

 Change of ethos – competitive, small-sided games organised in an inclusive manner

 Strong focus on principles of attack and defense in team and individual games

 Focus remains on GCSE theory components – ways to participate, components of fitness, types of movement, body systems. 

Year 10 and 11 Lifelong Involvement

Year 10: Participation in all pathways

The same 4 pathways will be accessible to year 10 and 11; social, team, individual and leadership. However, during year 10 all 4 pathways are compulsory. Students will follow each as a unit over a termly period.

LEADERSHIP IN YEAR 10.The leadership pathway will follow a slightly stricter scheme of work so that students can be given the opportunity to try out what the Level 2 Sports Leaders course will be like in year 11, where they can opt to fully participate.

In year 11, students can opt into a pathway at the beginning of the year. There will be schemes of work for each pathway to follow on a termly basis to provide more focus. The leadership pathway will provide students with a Level 1 Leadership Award – and the teacher in charge of a Leadership group will work with Primary Schools in order for students to gain as much leadership experience as possible.