Physical Education

Our curriculum is designed to offer exciting and stimulating opportunities, differentiated to meet the needs of all our learners. At the heart of this is the teaching of core skills, knowledge, concepts and values which are a spiralled and recurring across all Years. Equally important is the development of inter-personal skills that will contribute to the development of happy, well-rounded students who can thrive. We aim to build on prior learning with the aim of developing responsible, independent and confident students (RIC) who can adapt and apply their skills within a range of situations and disciplines. This gives students the best opportunity to develop a genuine love of the subject as well as being able to showcase their talent and develop their skills.

As well as a stimulating class-based learning environment, we offer our students a rich and diverse extra-curricular programme including inclusive lunch and after school clubs aimed at all, regardless of ability as well as opportunities for performance at the highest level with our teams competing in Local, Regional and National finals.  

Gold Standard Teaching and Learning 

Goal Orientated (Planning for Progress) 

  • Students are expected to make excellent progress, mapping their own journey of development using assessment maps. 
  • Students understand the Big Picture, what they are learning and why: links to prior learning and other sports are made clear. 
  • Highly effective questioning and teacher intervention is used to identify and address misconceptions and skills gaps, with Formative and Summative Assessment used to diagnose and inform next steps. 

 

Open dialogue (Feedback for improvement) 

  • High quality feedback is given in response to performances (practical) and written (theory) pieces of work.  
  • Highly effective questioning and teacher intervention to identify and address misconceptions. 
  • Students will master effective self and peer-assessment using ‘What?Why?What?’ assessment tool, sharing and modelling good practice, and using this to direct their ‘next steps’ along their learning journey. 
  • DIRT time will be provided, giving the students time to upgrade their performance and to begin taking those ‘next steps’ 

 

Learning Environment 

  • Clearly identified links to Personal Development (RIC) will enrich the character of our students, developing well-rounded, confident young people who have the maturity and humility to deal with both success and failure with equal grace. 
  • Students will be encouraged to respect their learning environment, the equipment they use, and their fellow students and teachers, fostering a supportive atmosphere of mutual respect. 
  • Effort and resilience will be encouraged, providing opportunities for students to take risks, perform, and make mistakes in a mutually supportive atmosphere. 

 

Differentiation for Challenge and support 

  • Targeted challenge will be used to stretch all students regardless of ability, and Teachers will provide additional support and challenge where it is needed 
  • A wide range of extra-curricular clubs are provided to facilitate both excellence at the highest level and grass-roots development, fostering a life-long love of sport regardless of ability 

  

Key Stage 3 Overview 

Students will carousel around a wide range of different sports with a focus on developing core skills, techniques and tactical strategy, as well as Learning to learn aspects such as 5R’s, RIC, team work, trust… 

Throughout Years 7 – 9 sports will be repeated and new activities introduced so that students have the opportunity to develop and refine skills and techniques across a wide range of sporting activities 

 

  Girls 

  

Boys 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 

Timed run 

Team relay 

Fartlek 

Mo Farah 

L2L  

Organisation, expectations 

Fitness 

Clubs 

Timed run 

Circuit 

Team relay 

Fartlek 

Mo Farah 

L2L  

Organisation, expectations 

Fitness 

Clubs 

Problem solving   

5 R’s 

 

Hockey ASTRO L2L warm ups and drills, afl W.W.W?  Basketball SPH TUR 

L2L Teamwork and fair play 

Multi skills – Netball 

L2L drills, teamwork 

Multi skills –handball  

L2L drills, teamwork 

Basketball SPH 

L2L Teamwork and fair play 

Hockey ASTRO L2L warm ups and drills, afl W.W.W? 
GYM                                 October Half Term                               SPH 
 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 

Gymnastics/Dance 

Ipads & body control 

 

Volleyball 

strategy and cooperation 

 

Sportshall Athletics 

L2L Measuring / self organisation / independence 

Football   

 L2L strategy and cooperation 

Hockey 

L2L warm ups and drills, afl W.W.W? 

Fitness/Just dance  

L2L iPad & body control 

Football   

 L2L strategy and cooperation 

Badminton 

L2Lipads and trajectory 

Christmas 
 

 

Spring 1 

Badminton  

L2L ipads and trajectory 

Football 

L2L strategy and cooperation 

Table Tennis 

L2L – booklet 

Orienteering 

L2L independence and trust 

Football 

L2L strategy and cooperation 

Badminton L2L ipads and trajectory  Orienteering 

L2L independence and trust 

Fitness 

L2L – booklet 

February Half Term 
 

 

 

 

Spring 2 

Volleyball 

strategy and cooperation 

 

Orienteering 

L2L independence and trust 

Gymnastics L2L ipads & body control  Rugby L2L risk assessment 

 

Orienteering 

L2L independence and trust 

Volleyball L2L strategy and cooperation 

 

 

Rugby  

L2L risk assessment 

Gymnastics L2L ipads & body control 
Easter 
 

Summer 1 

Performing at maximum levels (athletics) majority of events covered and performances recorded; occasional summer games for variety / to encourage attendance at clubs ipads as and when. Resourceful, Resilient, Reflective, Responsible, Reasoning  Tennis 
May Half Term 
Summer 2  Rounders  Cricket  Cricket  Athletics 
Tennis  Rounders  Tennis  Cricket 

 

Key Stage 4 Overview 

Once students reach Key Stage 4, they are given the opportunity to focus on a reduced number of sports in order to refine and develop their skills and techniques at an increasing level of consistency. Furthermore, there is an emphasis on students developing their own leadership and management skills so that they are empowered to organise and manage their own sporting experiences for themselves and peers. 

 

GCSE PE Overview 

GCSE Physical Education is offered from Year 9 as an option subject. 

 

Year 9 – Component 1, Paper 1 plus practical 

When  What we are Assessing 

e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  

How we are Assessing 

e.g. Extended writing, Project, exam etc  

Autumn 1  Components of fitness, Fitness testing   

 

Practical 1  

Extended writing  

Exam  

Practical moderation 

Autumn 2  Methods of Training  

+ previous content   

Practical 2 

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Exam (also containing previous topic questions)  

Practical moderation 

Spring 1  Principles of Training  

+ previous content  

 

Practical 3 

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Extended writing  

Exam (also containing previous topic questions)  

Practical moderation 

Spring 2  Anaerobic / aerobic – Training Thresholds, Karvonen  

+ previous content  

Practical 4 

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Exam (also containing previous topic questions)  

 

Practical moderation 

Summer 1  Injuries / reducing the risk  

+ previous content  

Practical 5 

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Exam (also containing previous topic questions)  

Practical moderation 

Summer 2  The skeletal system  

+ previous content  

 

Practical 6 

Assessment sheets – hwk 

1 x Exam (PPE)  

Athlete Analysis Review Project  

Practical moderation 

Year 10 – Component 1 and 2, Paper 1 and 2 plus Practical 

When  What we are Assessing 

e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  

How we are Assessing 

e.g. Extended writing, Project, exam etc  

Autumn 1  The muscular system and movement  

+ previous content  

 

Practical 1 

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Extended writing  

Exam (also containing previous topic questions)  

Practical moderation 

Autumn 2  The Cardio-vascular and Respiratory systems  

+ previous content  

 

Practical 2 

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Extended writing  

Exam (also containing previous topic questions)  

Practical moderation 

Spring 1  Levers / Planes and axes  

Fitness, Health, Exercise and Performance  

+ previous content  

Practical 3 

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Extended writing  

Exam (also containing previous topic questions)  

Practical moderation 

Spring 2  Performance enhancing drugs, Sporting behaviour, commercialisation  

+ previous content  

Practical 4 

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Extended writing  

Exam (also containing previous topic questions)  

Practical moderation 

Summer 1  Mental rehearsal, Skill acquisition, classifications, goal setting, guidance, feedback and practice 

Practical 5  

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Extended writing  

Exam (also containing previous topic questions)  

Practical moderation 

Summer 2  Controlled assessment (PEP) prep    

research / fitness testing and training 

PPE – Paper 1 and Paper 2  

Fitness testing, development and monitoring (PEP) 

  

Year 11 Component 1 and 2, Paper 1 and 2 plus Practical Moderation 

When  What we are Assessing 

e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  

How we are Assessing 

e.g. Extended writing, Project, exam etc  

Autumn 1  Controlled assessment write-up  

Physical, emotional and Social Health, Socio-economic groups and participation  

 

Practical 1/ External Moderation prep 

Controlled assessment hand-in  

Assessment sheets and Exam (also containing previous topic questions)  

Practical moderation 

Autumn 2  Lifestyle choices, Diet and energy balance,  

Macro and Micro-nutrients / Optimum weight  

Practical 2/ External Moderation prep 

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Paper 1 and Paper 2 PPE1  

Practical moderation 

Spring 1  Short and long-term effects of exercise on the body systems – revision  

Revision topics based on PPE performance,  

9-marker exam technique  

Final Practical assessments 

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Exam questions  

Extended writing (various 9-mark examples)  

 

Practical moderation / deadline for video evidence 

Spring 2  Revision topics based on RAG rated PLCs  

9-marker practice  

Assessment sheets – hwk 

Exam questions  

Summer 1  Revision topics based on RAG rated PLCs  

9-marker practice, exam question practice  

Paper 1 and Paper 2 Terminal exam  

 

Key Stage 4 Examination Overview 

  • Edexcel (Pearson) GCSE (9-1) Physical Education 
  • Component 1 Fitness and Body Systems (36% of qualification) 1 hour 45 min written exam 
  • Component 2 Health and Performance (24% of qualification) 1 hour 15 min written exam  
  • Component 3 Practical Performance (30% of qualification) internally assessed performance in 3 sports  
  • Component 4 Personal Exercise Programme (10% of qualification) controlled assessment (1500 words) 

 

What resources could I buy or borrow that will help my child? 

Revision workbooks and Guides can be purchased through school 

 

What are the key websites or Apps that my child could use? 

Pearson GCSE PE (9-1), GCSE Bitesize (Edexcel) Physical Education, Seneca Learning (Edexcel – GCSE PE) 

 

What can I do to encourage my child to take further interest in PE? 

Make use of the wide range of extra-curricular clubs on offer at School, participate in Core PE lessons with enthusiasm and determination, engage in as much sport as possible outside of school (watch online, spectate in person, get out and exercise, participate through local community clubs, compete for a local team.

 

What after school or other extracurricular activities are available in Sport and when are they? 

There are extra-curricular clubs on every day before school, at lunch and after school for all students. See website or ask at school for this term’s latest club matrix. 

 

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