The Department provides a broad and balanced Physical Education Curriculum at Key Stage three and four. This is inspired by the national curriculum for PE.
Aims of our Curriculum
- To refine pupils skills and ability to improve their performance(socially, mentally and physically)’
- To engage pupils and develop determination to compete in competitive sports
- To encourage pupils to live healthy active lifestyle’
Intent – To provide pupils with the opportunity to develop and refine a wide range of skills, including physical, mental and social skills. They will experience this in different competitive sports and physical activities. The curriculum will provide them with knowledge, and develop the skills necessary to succeed at GCSE and BTEC Sport.
Implementation – The curriculum is to be implemented through engaging lessons, enrichment programme, a broad and vast extra-curricular programme, effective assessment and the opportunity to work individually and collaborate with others.
Impact – Pupils will have gained an understanding of different physical, mental and social skills; pupils will have gained an understanding of different sports and physical activities; pupils will have gained umpiring or officiating skills; pupils will have gained confidence and developed leadership skills; pupils will have gained the ability to transfer these skills and attributes into other aspects of their lives.
Key Stage 3
All students are taught a broad range of activities designed to require a range of key processes and develop a variety of social and mental skills along with, physical performance skills. Below is a list of some of the skills pupils will develop in PE at KS3:
- Complete fitness tests at maximal level
- Perform basic sporting skills e.g. catching and throwing
- Perform complex sporting skills e.g. a jump shot in handball
- Link skills together e.g. dribbling then shooting without slowing down
- Complete skills consistently and accurately
- Implement tactics and strategies
- Outwit opponents effectively
- Create interesting and different dance and gymnastic routines
- Set ambitious realistic goals
- Understand the importance of warming up
- What is included in a three phase warm up
- Know how to measure Heart Rate
- Stay focussed and clearly want to improve
- Volunteer for questions or demonstrations
- Solve problems as an individual and as a team
- Identify own skill strengths and weaknesses
- Describe and explain effective strengths and weaknesses about performances and tactics
- Enquire about the differences and effectiveness of different methods of training
- Showing resilience and determination to complete challenging activities
- Evaluate a performance and identify WWW and EBI
- Lead a small group in warm up
- Evaluate own, a partner’s or group’s performance
- Able to officiate activities
- Able to suggest improvements for own, a partner’s or group’s performance
- Use verbal and non-verbal communication
- Support the teacher in leading a lesson
- Work well in small groups
- Work well and take lead of larger groups
- Can listen to others
Progress of all pupils in PE is constantly monitored. Pupils will be given clear verbal feedback during their lessons on their progress in specific tasks and subsequently, be given an opportunity to improve and correct any errors. Pupils will be advised on their strengths and areas for development and given advice on appropriate opportunities for further participation and improvement. In addition, all pupils will have a progress record card that will give written details of their current progress and targets for improvement concerning the physical, social and mental components of the subject.