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Core PE overview

Within Core PE lessons classes are gender specific, allowing boys and girls to follow a different curriculum. Furthermore, within boys’ and girls’ Core PE we aim to differentiate further by tailoring the curriculum to meet the needs of all students within each group. Activities which will be taught during Core PE include the following:

Football, Rugby, Netball, Trampolining, Table Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Fitness, Climbing, Dance, Cricket, Athletics, Rounders, Softball, Tennis

Core PE aims to develop students’ understanding of the benefits of participating in physical activity and sport. Also, students are encouraged to be self-motivated and develop key transferrable skills such as resilience, communication, leadership and adaptability.

Curriculum information

Year 7

Learning outcomes

During Year 7 students will learn and demonstrate specific sporting skills in individual sports and team games. Students will primarily work on developing sports specific skills when participating in a range of skills practices and small sided conditioned games. Students will identify and describe the key teaching points for specific skills develop sport specific knowledge and explain and adhere to key rules within small sided conditioned games.

All students will also focus on their personal fitness levels through participating in a selected fitness based assessment during 1 lesson within the half term block.

Topics taught

Girls will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the follow activities:

Netball, football, trampolining, rugby, climbing, badminton, dance, fitness, rounders, cricket and athletics.

Boys will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the follow activities:

Basketball, football, rugby, handball, fitness, trampolining, dance, table tennis, cricket and athletics

Year 8

Learning outcomes

During Year 8 students will learn and demonstrate specific sporting skills in individual sports and team games. Students will primarily work on developing sports specific skills when participating in a range of skills practices and small sided conditioned games. Students will identify and describe the key teaching points for specific skills develop sport specific knowledge and explain and adhere to key rules within small sided conditioned games.

All students will also focus on their personal fitness levels through participating in a selected fitness based assessment during 1 lesson within the half term block.

Topics taught

Girls will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the follow activities:

Netball, trampolining, rugby, football, dance, climbing, badminton, fitness, athletics, cricket and rounders

Boys will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the follow activities:

Rugby, football, fitness, basketball, trampolining, badminton, climbing, handball, athletics, softball and cricket.

All students will also focus on their personal fitness levels through participating in a selected fitness based assessment during 1 lesson within the half term block.

Year 9

Learning outcomes

During Year 9 students will get to opt into a performance focused pathway or a participation focused pathway. All students will learn and demonstrate specific sporting skills in individual sports and team games. During Year 9 students will also work on applying sports specific skills when participating in small sided and full sided conditioned games. Students will demonstrate specific sporting skills and tactics, apply knowledge of skills and tactics into competitive situations and evaluate performance through identifying strengths and areas for improvement within individual and team sport performances.

All students will also focus on their personal fitness levels through participating in a selected fitness based assessment during 1 lesson within the half term block.

Topics taught

Girls will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the follow activities:

Netball, trampolining, badminton, dance, athletics and cricket.

Boys will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the follow activities:

Table tennis, rugby, trampolining, football, athletics and cricket.

YEAR 10

Learning outcomes

During Year 10 students will once again get to opt into a performance focused pathway or a participation focused pathway.

During Year 10 students will learn and demonstrate developed specific sporting skills in individual sports and team games. Students will work on applying additional sports specific skills when participating in small sided and full sided conditioned games. Students will demonstrate specific advanced sporting skills and tactics, apply knowledge of skills and tactics into competitive situations and evaluate performance through identifying strengths and areas for improvement within individual and team sport performances.

All students will also focus on their personal fitness levels through participating in a selected fitness based assessment during 1 lesson within the half term block.

Topics taught

Girls will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the follow activities:

Netball, trampolining, rugby, football, climbing, dance, badminton, fitness, rounders, athletics and cricket.

Boys will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the follow activities:

Football, rugby, fitness, basketball, badminton, trampolining, climbing, handball, softball, athletics and cricket.

YEAR 11

Learning outcomes

During Year 11 students will once again get to opt into a performance focused pathway or a participation focused pathway.

During Year 11 students will learn and demonstrate developed specific sporting skills in individual sports and team games. Students will work on applying additional sports specific skills when participating in small sided and full sided conditioned games. Students will demonstrate specific advanced sporting skills and tactics, apply knowledge of skills and tactics into competitive situations and evaluate performance through identifying strengths and areas for improvement within individual and team sport performances.

All students will also focus on their personal fitness levels through participating in a selected fitness based assessment during 1 lesson within the half term block.

Topics taught

Girls will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the follow activities:

Netball, trampolining, badminton, fitness, table tennis, aesthetic activity

Boys will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the follow activities:

Football, table tennis, badminton, trampolining, climbing, handball, fitness

Core PE has boosted myself confidence and my ability to work in a team with people that I wouldn’t normally work with. I have also learnt a lot more about how I can improve my fitness levels.
Year 8 student

GCSE PE overview

GSCE PE gives students an in-depth understanding of factors which affect PE, sport and performance. The course is assessed through written examinations focusing on the human body and movement as well as socio-cultural influences and well-being. Students will also undertake practical lessons where they will have the opportunity to develop their sporting performance.

Areas of study:

Unit 1 - The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

Students are introduced to content relating to the human body including movement analysis, physical training and body systems.

Unit 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

Students are given an understanding of the socio-cultural influences as well as the impact and benefits of health, fitness and well-being.

Unit 3: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

Students will be assessed in three practical activities, one of which must be an individual activity or one of which must be a team activity. Students will also complete a controlled assessment where they will be required to identify the strength and weaknesses of a sporting performance, then advise on how to improve upon it.

Curriculum information

Year 9

Learning outcomes

In Year 9 AQA GCSE PE students will develop theoretical knowledge of health, fitness and well-being, anatomy and physiology focusing on the skeletal, muscular and cardio-respiratory systems and sports psychology.

In a practical sense, students will participate in a variety of different sports in order to help improve skills which will also be assessed for the practical element of their grade. Throughout the year students are expected to work to the best of their ability, work independently and participate in physical activity outside of lesson time on a regular basis.

Topics taught

  • Health and fitness
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Energy use
  • Balanced diet
  • Hydration
  • The skeletal system (structures and functions)
  • The muscular system (antagonistic muscle actions)
  • The respiratory system (pathways of air and gaseous exchange)
  • The cardiovascular system (blood vessels)
  • Effects of exercise
  • Skill and ability
  • Classification of skill
  • Revision of Year 9 content

Year 10

Learning outcomes

In year 10 AQA GCSE PE students will develop theoretical knowledge of physical training in relation to components of fitness required by different sports performers and further extend knowledge and understanding of sports psychology. In a practical sense, students will participate in a variety of different sports in order to help improve skills which will also be assessed for the practical element of their grade. Throughout the year students are expected to work to the best of their ability, work independently and participate in physical activity outside of lesson time on a regular basis.

Topics taught

  • Components of fitness
  • Fitness testing
  • Principles of training
  • Training types
  • Calculating intensity
  • Injury prevention
  • Altitude training and seasonal aspects
  • Warm up and cool down
  • Arousal and inverted U theory
  • Stress management
  • Types of goals
  • SMART targets
  • Information processing
  • Guidance and feedback
  • Revision of Year 9 and 10 content

Year 11

Learning outcomes

In year 11 AQA GCSE PE students will develop theoretical knowledge of sports psychology and socio-cultural influences impacting on participation. Students will also explore the cardiovascular system and musculoskeletal analysis in further detail. In a practical sense, students will participate in a variety of different sports in order to help improve skills which will also be assessed for the practical element of their grade. Throughout the year students are expected to work to the best of their ability, work independently and participate in physical activity outside of lesson time on a regular basis.

Topics taught

  • Cardiac cycle
  • Mechanics of breathing
  • Interpreting a spirometer trace
  • Levers and mechanical advantage
  • Planes and axis
  • Revision of Year 9, 10 and 11 content
Link to exam specification

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582

I enjoy writing about sports that I enjoy participating in and know a lot about. I find that I am more successful in my coursework when I enjoy it.
Year 10 student

BTEC PE overview

BTEC Sport is suitable for students who want to undertake a sports qualification but are more suited to the vocational style of study and assessment. The course will provide an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of sport.

Students explore the theory relating to physical fitness and exercise. As well as having the opportunity to undertake their own training programme and lead their own sports session.

Areas of study:

Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Unit 2 – Practical Performance in Sport

Unit 3 – Applying the Principles of Personal Training

Unit 6 – Leading Sports Activities

Students will build a bank of knowledge on a variety of sport related content whilst also developing key transferrable skills in communication, teamwork and organisation.

Curriculum information

Year 9

Learning outcomes

Whilst studying the Level 2 BTEC Sport students will develop theoretical knowledge within four units of study: Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Practical Performance in Sport, Applying the Principles of Personal Training and Leading Sports Activities

Within Fitness for Sport and Exercise students will develop knowledge of components of fitness, the principles of training, different fitness training methods and fitness testing including how it determines fitness levels.

Topics taught

UNIT 1:

  • Components of Physical Fitness
  • Components of Skill Related Fitness
  • Fitness tests
  • Fitness Training Methods
  • Exercise Intensity- how can it be determined
  • Principles of Training FITT
  • Additional Principles of Training

Year 10

Learning outcomes

Within Practical Performance in Sport students will develop knowledge of rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports, students will practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports and will be able to be able to review sports performance.

Topics taught

UNIT 1:

  • Revision of all topics

UNIT 2:

  • Rules and regulations of selected sports
  • Scoring systems of selected sports
  • Roles and responsibilities of officials in selected sports
  • Components of physical fitness relating to selected sports
  • Performance of technical and tactical demands of selected sports
  • Observational checklist for selected sports
  • Review of performance during selected sports

Year 11

Learning outcomes

Within Applying the Principles of Personal Training students will develop knowledge of how to design a personal fitness training programme. They will learn about the musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system and the effects on the body during fitness training. Students will also implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives and review their own personal fitness training programme.

Within Leading Sports Activities students will develop knowledge of the attributes associated with successful sports leadership and undertake the planning and leading of sports activities. Following this students will review the planning and leading of sports activities.

Topics taught

UNIT 3:

  • Personal information
  • Programme design
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Cardio-respiratory system
  • Personal fitness training programme
  • Training diary
  • Measures of success
  • Review of personal fitness training programme

UNIT 6:

  • Attributes and responsibilities of sports leaders
  • Planning a sports event
  • Leading a sports event
  • Measures of success
  • Review of leadership
  • Targets for development
Link to exam specification

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html

I really enjoy the way we learn in lessons e.g. group work, paired work and revision activities. We also learn theory content through practical lessons which makes them really enjoyable and I look forwards to these lessons through the week.
Yeat 11 student