PE

Our physical education curriculum

KS3 PE curriculum

Intent: In Year 7, 8 and 9 students will focus on improving their physical, social and emotional wellbeing through an engaging range of sport and physical activities. Development of student’s physical literacy is key, with students assessed on the attitudes, skills and knowledge or becoming happy, healthy and successful people through PE. This is achieved through experiencing a range of sporting activities within specific areas (invasion, net-wall, performing at maximum, accurate replication and striking and fielding.

In years 10 and 11 students will continue to develop their confidence, motivation, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. This is done by ensuring lessons are both engaging and purposeful. This is achieved through experiencing a range of sporting activities within specific areas (invasion, net-wall, performing at maximum, accurate replication, nontraditional and striking and fielding). Students are able to select the Pearson’s Level 2 Tech Award as a vocational pathway or the AQA GCSE PE . We aim to teach the theoretical content through and alongside high quality practical PE. We believe that students deserve a broad and ambitious Physical Education curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which develops physical, social and emotional wellbeing which prepares them well for future learning or employment.

Year 7Year 8Year 9
Half term 1Netball
Football
Netball
Football
Netball
Football
Half term 2Rugby
Hockey
Rugby
Hockey
Rugby
Hockey
Half term 3Table tennis
Badminton
Table tennis
Badminton
Table tennis
Badminton
Half term 4Climbing
Fitness
Climbing
Fitness
Climbing
Fitness
Half term 5Athletics
Cricket
Athletics
Cricket
Athletics
Cricket
Half term 6Rounders
Tennis
Fitness
Rounders
Tennis
Fitness
Rounders
Tennis
Fitness

KS4 GCSE PE

Exam board: AQA
Course code: 8582
Examinations: Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sports – 30%.
Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport – 30%.
Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport – 40%.
Progression routes: Physical education skills can lead to careers as sports officials, ski instructing, rugby coaching, sports development manager, personal trainer and sports researching.

Year 10Year 11
Half term 1Paper 1
Physical Training
Health & Fitness.
Fitness Testing.
Paper 1
Applied Anatomy &
Physiology.
Effect of exercise on Body Systems.
Energy Systems.
Half term 2Paper 2
Sport Psychology.
Skill & Ability.
Goals & Targets.
Information Processing.
Guidance & Feedback.
Arousal.
Aggression.
Personality.
Motivation.
Paper 2
Socio-cultural influences.
Social Groups & factors affecting
performance.
Spectator Behaviour.
Ethical Conduct by Performers.
Revision.
Half term 3Paper 1
Physical Training Principles & Methods of Training.
Injury Prevention.
Training Seasons.
Paper 1 Movement Analysis.
Levers. Movement. Planes & Axis.
Half term 4Paper 2 Written NEA.Paper 2 Socio-cultural influences. The commercialisation of sport.
The impact of technology on sport.
Half term 5Paper 1 Written NEA.Revision
Half term 6Paper 2 Health, Fitness & Well-Being.
Physical, Social & Mental Well-being.
Sedentary Lifestyle. Somatotypes. Diet.
Revision

KS4 Pearson’s Level 2 Tech Award in Sport

Exam board: Pearson
Course code: 603/7068/3
Examinations: Component 1: Internal component, Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity. Component 2: Internal component, Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance. Component 3: External exam, Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants Performance in Sport and Physical Activity
Progression routes: Physical education skills can lead to careers as sports officials, ski instructing, rugby coaching, sports development manager, personal trainer and sports researching.

Year 10Year 11
Half term 1Component 1 – case study, producing a warm up plan and demonstration of a warm up.Component 2 – components of fitness, skill and strategy in a selected sport. Knowledge and understanding of officials in sports and two key rules and regulations in sport.
Half term 2Component 1 – case study, producing a warm up plan and demonstration of a warm up.Component 3 – explore the importance of fitness for sports performance, investigate fitness testing, fitness training methods and fitness programming
Half term 3Component 1 – case study, producing a warm up plan and demonstration of a warm up.Component 3 – explore the importance of fitness for sports performance, investigate fitness testing, fitness training methods and fitness programming
Half term 4Component 2 – components of fitness, skill and strategy in a selected sport. Knowledge and understanding of officials in sports and two key rules and regulations in sport.Component 3 – explore the importance of fitness for sports performance, investigate fitness testing, fitness training methods and fitness programming
Half term 5Component 2 – components of fitness, skill and strategy in a selected sport. Knowledge and understanding of officials in sports and two key rules and regulations in sport.Component 3 – explore the importance of fitness for sports performance, investigate fitness testing, fitness training methods and fitness programming
Half term 6Component 2 – components of fitness, skill and strategy in a selected sport. Knowledge and understanding of officials in sports and two key rules and regulations in sport.Component 3 – explore the importance of fitness for sports performance, investigate fitness testing, fitness training methods and fitness programming

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Updated | 23rd January, 2024 |

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