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Physical Education

PE

Subject Leader – Mrs Dempsey

Key Stage 3

Aims:
In years 7, 8 and 9 the aim is to provide a progressive programme of physical education aimed at developing the full potential of each individual. To provide opportunity for students to develop skills by participating in participate in sport/physical activity and to develop physical skills and techniques that are specific to each sport undertaken.

The department encourages students to strive and work towards their own targets in all aspects of PE at their own level and pace. They are encouraged to adopt positive attitudes towards exercise and healthy lifestyles.

Topics:
Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Netball, Cricket, Rounders, Tennis, Trampolining, Health Related Fitness, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Softball.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
We encourage all students to take part in a variety of extra-curricular sporting clubs that the department offers in order to further develop the skills learnt in lessons. Homework tasks may also be set to extend and assess students’ knowledge of sport and physical education. It is essential that students have the correct PE Uniform with them for each lesson.

Key Stage 4

Aims:
To provide the opportunity for students to follow their preferred sporting pathway to achieve accreditation in one of the following courses— Sports Leaders Award, BTEC SPORT or GCSE PE.

Year 10

Topics:
BTEC SPORT
—Provides the opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and understanding of sport in depth. Students will complete assignments throughout the 2 years based on different units studied.
CORE PE—Continuing on sports covered in Key Stage 3 – Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Netball, Cricket, Rounders, Tennis, Trampolining, Health Related Fitness, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Softball.
SPORTS LEADERS – Some pupils will also have the opportunity to gain a Sports Leaders Award (Level 1). This provides the ideal starting point for learners who wish to develop their leadership skills. The specification is designed to develop generic leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of sports and/or recreational situations as well as contributing to the personal development of the learner.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Core PE – play as much sport in and out of school as much as possible for homework to improve practical ability.
BTEC SPORT – Assignment based tasks plus exam style questions for the exam part of the course.

Year 11
Topics:
GCSE PE 
– Students develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of sport in depth. Students complete a theory exam at the end of the year and are continually assessed on their practical ability. CORE PE—Continuing on sports covered in Key Stage 3 – Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Netball, Cricket, Rounders, Tennis, Trampolining, Health Related Fitness, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Softball.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
GCSE PE – play as much sport in and out of school as much as possible for homework to improve practical ability. Worksheets and exam style questions for the theory element of the course. Websites –  www.bbc.co.uk/schools/  gcsebitesize/pe  www.revisionworld.co.uk  www.teachpe.com/gcse.php  www.gcsepod.co.uk GCSE PE revision guide.

For more information about the PE curriculum please contact Mrs Dempsey.