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
· “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
· 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
· 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
GCSE FOCUS AT KEY STAGE 3
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 PhasePupils 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
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.