Subject Leader: Mr S Kennett
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In the Physical Education department, we aim to equip students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, both within school and outside of the classroom. PE and sport will increase student self-esteem, infuse students with a sense of pride, encourage them to strive for improvement, motivate them to achieve more and therefore raise their standard of achievement in all areas of the curriculum.
Engagement, enjoyment and opportunity for all is at the very heart of our curriculum. Students are exposed to a wide range of activities including team games, such as football, netball, rugby, handball, hockey and basketball; fitness; net games, such as badminton and table tennis; and striking and fielding games, including cricket, softball and rounders, athletics, gymnastics, dance and many others.
Students are given the opportunity to represent the school in a number of fixtures throughout the year, including football, netball, athletics, rounders and basketball. There are also termly inter-community competitions throughout the academic year, culminating with Sports Day in Term 6. The school boasts some fantastic facilities, including a 3G football pitch, an astro turf hockey pitch, ample playing fields, three sports halls and a fitness suite.
Physical education in Year 7 builds on embedding the physical development and skills learnt in primary school. Our study of physical education in Year 7 focuses upon allowing students to build on the basic skills and techniques required within a variety of different physical activities. We teach the students to become more competent, confident and an expert in their skills and techniques resulting in the ability to be able to apply them across a range of sports and physical activities including gymnastics, football, netball, basketball, athletics, cricket and a range of others. We aim to provide students with the opportunities to take part in competitive sports and activities by providing an extensive extracurricular timetable, including fixtures against local schools and intercommunity competitions.
During this term your child will learn the basic skills and techniques required in football, netball or badminton, including passing, dribbling and shooting.
What are the basic skills and techniques required in football/ netball/ badminton?
During this term your child will learn the basic skills and techniques required in basketball, handball or table tennis, including passing and receiving, dribbling and serving.
What are the basic skills and techniques required in basketball/ handball/ table tennis?
During this term your child will learn the basic principles of dance and choreography through a spy based theme.
How can you use dance to communicate a theme?
During this term your child will learn the basic skills and techniques required in rugby or gymnastics. They will learn how to pass and tackle in rugby as well as the basic rules and regulations. In gymnastics they will learn how to travel and balance, creating a short sequence.
What are the basic skills and techniques required in rugby/ gymnastics? What are the components of fitness and how are they used in different sports and activities?
During this term your child will learn the basic skills and techniques used in a number of athletics events including 100 metre sprint, relay, javelin and high jump.
What are the basic skills and techniques required in athletics?
During this term your child will learn the basic skills and techniques required in cricket or rounders including batting, bowling and fielding.
What are the basic skills and techniques required in cricket/ rounders?
Our study of physical education in Year 8 focuses upon allowing students to continue developing the skills and techniques taught in Year 7 within a variety of different physical activities. More advanced tactics and strategies are introduced to allow students the opportunity to combine skills with tactical understanding. Students will be encouraged and given the opportunity to assess their own and others’ performances with an emphasis on creating methods to help develop weaker areas. By the end of Year 8, we aim to have developed students who have further developed their application and understanding of techniques and skills required and who are equipped with an improved tactical understanding, while continuing to understand how physical activity can play a part in a healthy, active lifestyle.
During this term your child will learn the advanced skills and techniques required in football, netball or badminton, including long distance passing, heading and drop shots.
How are advanced skills and tactics applied in football/ netball/ badminton?
During this term your child will learn the advanced skills and techniques required in basketball, handball or table tennis, including different types of shooting, defending and applying spin when serving.
How are advanced skills and tactics applied in basketball/ handball/ table tennis?
During this term your child will create and perform their own street dance.
What makes a good street dance performance?
During this term your child will learn the advanced skills and techniques required in rugby or gymnastics, including different types of passing, rucking and paired balances.
How are advanced skills and tactics applied in rugby/ gymnastics?
During this term your child will learn the advanced skills and techniques used in a number of athletics events including the sprint start, pacing for middle distance races, discus and long jump.
How are advanced skills and tactics applied in athletics?
During this term your child will learn the advanced skills and techniques required in cricket or rounders including a variety of cricket shots, overarm bowling and the long barrier.
How are advanced skills and tactics applied in cricket/ rounders?
Our study of physical education in Year 9 follows the same pathway as Years 7 and 8. Year 9 PE lessons have an increased focus on leadership, the creating and application of tactics and in games lessons, as well as the application of more demanding advanced skills and techniques. We teach students how to create and apply a variety of tactics to outwit opponents in a range of sporting activities. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, something that is not only needed if they choose to opt for sports studies in Key Stage 4, but also in day to day life. Leadership can be developed by peer coaching or officiating: this could be planning and leading a warm up to a small group of students or refereeing a small-sided game.
During this term your child will apply the advanced skills and techniques needed in competitive situations.
Can you apply tactics and perform advanced skills to be a successful football/ netball/ badminton player?
During this term your child will apply the advanced skills and techniques needed in competitive situations.
Can you apply tactics and perform advanced skills to be a successful basketball/ handball/ table tennis player?
During this term your child will apply the advanced skills and techniques needed in competitive situations.
- Can you apply tactics and perform advanced skills to be a successful hockey/ volleyball player?
- Term 4: During this term your child will apply the advanced skills and techniques needed in competitive situations.
- Enquiry Questions: By the end of the term, your child should be able to answer the following enquiry question(s) below.
- Can you apply tactics and perform advanced skills to be a successful gymnast or rugby player?
- Can you apply principles of training to improve your fitness?
During this term your child will apply advanced skills, techniques and tactics in athletics whilst evaluating their own performance.
How to be a successful athlete?
Can you apply tactics and perform advanced skills to be a successful cricket/ rounders player?
At the end of year 9 students will select their options for Key Stage 4. If they would like to further their knowledge of sports and physical education, they can choose to study Pearson BTEC Tech Award Level 1/2 in Sport. This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables students to develop and apply their knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills. The qualification requires 120 guided learning hours, requiring three lessons a week across years 10 and 11. It is the same size and level as a GCSE and is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the sport industry.
By the end of this course the students will have acquired a strong understanding of the sporting world. They will be able to explain the difference between rules and regulations as well as analysing their own performances, suggesting and justifying methods of improvement. Students will have also developed their leadership skills by delivering a sports activity leadership session and evaluating their leadership skills, qualities and responsibilities. They will be able to label the major bones and muscles within the human body and explain the short term effects of exercise on the body. Students will also have planned and implemented a six week exercise programme that focuses on a component of fitness specific to their sporting activity. At the end of this course the students will have all of the skills and knowledge needed to further their sporting knowledge in further education.
Learners will investigate the components of fitness and their effect on performance, take part in practical sport, explore the role of officials in sport and learn to apply methods and sporting drills to improve other participants’ sporting performance.
- What are the different components of fitness and how are they used in different physical activities?
- What are the rules, regulations, skills and tactics required in sports?
- Can you plan and lead a session to improve the sporting performance of others?
Learners will explore the different types and provision of sport and physical activity available for different types of participants, barriers to participation and ways to overcome these barriers to increase participation in sport and physical activity. They will also research equipment and technological advances in a chosen sport or physical activity and how to prepare our bodies for participation in sport and physical activity.
- What are the different types of provision of sport and physical activity?
- What role does technology play when taking part in sport and physical activity?
- What are the key elements of a successful warm up?
Year 11 is the second year of study for students completing the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport. In the second year, students will complete the two remaining units of the course. These units require students to work independently and use their creativity to design their own fitness training programme. Both units of work covered in Year 11 require students to develop their knowledge further and use the skills acquired in Year 10 to become confident in leading their own coaching session.
Unit 6 - Leading sports activities
Unit 6 is the last unit that students will study. This requires students to confidently deliver a 30 minute sports session of their choice to other students. This unit is designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and leadership skills in a coaching environment. Students will be responsible for the planning and delivery of their session. The unit is broken down into three assignments. Assignment 1 is a written assignment where students will investigate the skills and qualities required to become a successful sports leader. The knowledge learnt from this piece of work should help underpin the planning of their session in Assignment 2 where students must design and plan a 30 minute session suitable for Year 7 students. Assignment 3 requires students to evaluate their performance as a sports leader and evaluate the effectiveness of their session.
What makes a successful sports leader?
Unit 3 - Applying the principles of personal training
This unit gives students an opportunity to experience first hand what it would be like to be a personal trainer or an athlete completing a bespoke training programme to achieve their training goals. Students are required to design and complete a six week training programme based on a sport of their choice.
The unit consists of four assignments: in Assignment 1, students will develop their knowledge of anatomy and physiology and look at the short and long term effects exercise has on the body. Assignment 2: students will design a six week training programme based on a sport of their choice. Assignment 3: this is the practical element of the unit and students will complete their training programme in the fitness suite. Assignment 4: students will evaluate the effectiveness of their training programme by completing a written evaluation.
How can I improve my personal fitness for a sport?
Sixth Form Level 3
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport
If students are looking for a vocation in the sport and leisure industry, or if they have aspirations to progress to university, then this is a course that should help them to do so.
This two year course is completed over Years 12 and 13 and is designed for students aged 16-19. This course is ideal for students who want to pursue the academic study of sport. Students will learn about different aspects of the study of sport, from detailed anatomy and physiology to fitness testing, coaching and development of sport.
Students are assessed through both externally set tasks assessed by Pearson as well as internally set tasks assessed by teachers.
This qualification is the equivalent to 2 A levels and is supported by a range of universities, and taken alongside other qualifications it can fulfil the entry requirements for a number of sport-related higher education courses, including sports science, sports nutrition and sports psychology, as well as sports therapy. In addition, the qualification is eligible for UCAS points. Alternatively, students may wish to pursue employment in the sports industry.
Terms 1- 3
Learners will explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems. Having an understanding of body systems is imperative in the sports industry so that professionals can help support people who are taking part in sport and exercise. The human body is made up of many different systems that interrelate to allow us to take part in a huge variety of sport and exercise activities. For example, an athlete can go from rest to sprinting in a matter of seconds, whereas an endurance athlete can continue exercising for many hours at a time.
Learners will explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being. The health and fitness industry is concerned with helping to support clients to increase their fitness levels and also ensuring a client is in appropriate health to take on a fitness programme. To work in the health and fitness industry, staff need to know how to assess clients and then be able to plan appropriate training programmes to take into account individual needs.
Learners will study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual and team sports. Sports participation remains a key focus for the government, and sports governing bodies. Active lifestyles are part of a political agenda more than ever to improve the health of a nation, and to continue the success of many major sporting events which have been born through the National Lottery and UK Sport. For an individual to enjoy and fulfil their potential in any sport, it is important that they understand the rules/regulations, ethics of the sport and are able to prepare and participate in the sport. Clearly understanding the rules/laws, technical requirements, and reflection processes will help maximise performance no matter what level the individual performs at.
- Explain the functions, structure and effects of the body systems?
- How can we live a healthy, active lifestyle?
- What are the rules, regulations, skills and tactics required in both an individual and team sport? How can we reflect on performance?
Learners will gain an understanding of the requirements of fitness testing and learn how to safely conduct a range of fitness tests for different components of fitness. Sports performers need to be able to maintain, and often improve their fitness levels in order to excel in their sport. It is essential that they regularly participate in fitness tests to determine their baseline measures. These fitness test results are then used to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Fitness testing results are also used to predict future performance and provide feedback on the effectiveness of a training programme. Fitness testing is also carried out for non-sports performers to help determine a person’s general fitness levels, which provides an exercise instructor with baseline measures for exercise programme design
Learners will study what makes a good leader, the different capacities of this role, and the leadership skills and techniques necessary when leading activities in different roles. Sports leadership takes many forms and with the sports industry growing each year, more members of society are opting to participate in sport in some way. With participation levels rising, the supervision and coaching of sport is no longer the sole responsibility of qualified professionals, such as physical education teachers and qualified coaches; volunteers also have leadership roles. More and more individuals take up the challenge of a coaching or leadership role each year, with many volunteering in the sector.
Learners will explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities. The sports industry is a vast market with many different pathways. For a successful career, you need to understand the scope and breadth of the available opportunities and the steps needed to follow your chosen pathway.
- Why and how does fitness testing improve performance?
- How are different leadership styles applied in sport?
- How can we search, apply and interview for jobs in the sports industry?
Learners will investigate how business operates in the sport and active leisure industry and how it responds to trends and other influences to meet the needs of clients and to benefit the business. Sports businesses are always planning for growth and expansion in the availability of services, facilities and products. This unit looks at the skills needed to work in business, how sports businesses are organised and what makes a successful business. Areas of work could include professional sport; private, public and voluntary sports clubs, arenas and stadiums; community and active leisure programmes; the sporting goods industry; print or broadcasting media.
Learners will study the signs and symptoms of sports injuries, application of basic treatment and rehabilitation methods, injury risk factors and injury prevention. For all personnel involved in any aspect of sport and leisure activities, an understanding of sports injuries and their symptoms is essential in order to ensure appropriate treatment is administered in the event of an injury. In this unit, you will explore injury risk reduction through effective preventative measures, and the treatment and rehabilitation of those who are suffering an injury.
Learners will study the factors that contribute to a skilled performance in sport and examine how sports performers learn and develop their skills. Success in sport is dependent on an individual learning and mastering the skills needed to produce an effective sports performance. In turn, sports performers are dependent on their sports teachers and coaches to teach and develop the skills that they need to be successful.
- What makes a successful sports business?
- How do we diagnose and treat a wide range of acute and overuse sports injuries?
- How do sports performers learn and develop new skills?
Sixth Form Level 2
OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity
This qualification is for learners in Year 12 who want to start a career in sport and physical activity. This one year course is not just about being able to participate in sport. It will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into employment within the sport and physical activity industry.
Learners will explore five mandatory units within the Assistant Fitness Instructor specialist course pathway, and nine units in total. This pathway was chosen to provide learners with a broad and balanced approach allowing them to access many diverse employment routes. 22% of the qualification in Units 1 and 2 is assessed externally through examinations. All other assessments will be coursework-based units that are internally assessed.
The Five Mandatory Units: (U1) Physical activity, health and wellbeing, (U2) Physical preparation and readiness for sport and physical activity, (U3) Inclusivity, equality and diversity in delivering sport and physical activity, (U4) Leading sport and physical activity sessions, and (U5) Customer service in sport and physical activity.
The skills, knowledge and understanding that learners will need to achieve in this pathway include how to measure a client’s health, wellbeing and level of fitness prior to their participation in a fitness programme, how to demonstrate the safe and effective use of a range of fitness equipment and how to support the delivery of exercise and fitness sessions. Other skills include communication, motivation and presentation skills.
There is the option to progress on to Level 3 courses. There is also the opportunity to support those learners who aspire to seek an apprenticeship within the sport and physical activity industry.
Students will gain knowledge of the effects that participation in physical activity can have on the body systems and how this in turn can impact a person’s physical and mental health. Students will also gain knowledge of how health can be measured and the wider goings on in society in relation to sport and physical activity
Students will explore the short and long term effects of participation in sport and physical activity and how to maintain safety during participation through appropriate warm ups and cool downs and how to identify and treat injuries when they occur. They will also learn about the different types of sport and physical activity that are available and how a person’s individual circumstances might influence the type of sport or activity that they can or want to participate in.
Students will acquire the skills to plan, lead and review the success of an activity session(s), they will also develop skills such as teamwork, organisation, communication and adaptability, which will underpin the skills needed for a successful career within the sports industry.
- How does physical activity have a positive impact on the body systems, health and wellbeing of participants?
- What is the importance of selecting appropriate sports or physical activities in order to meet the needs of participants and for them to experience the benefits of short and long term effects of exercise?
- What are the roles, responsibilities, skills and behaviours of activity leaders which will allow you to plan and lead an appropriate sports session?
- Why is knowing the different types of fitness equipment important when explaining their benefits and how to use, maintain and store them to clients?
Learners will develop skills to plan for and promote inclusive, equal and diverse sport and physical activities, skills that are required throughout other units in this qualification which will support learners as they seek employment within the sector. Their skills will be underpinned by an understanding of what inclusivity, equality and diversity means in the context of sport, how discrimination can take place and what can be done to avoid discrimination in sport.
Students will learn the skills that are involved in delivering good customer service and be given the opportunity to apply these skills in sport and physical activity environments. Regardless of the quality of service, complaints are generally inevitable. Being able to handle complaints efficiently and effectively is a sign of good customer service and so learners will also need to demonstrate their skills in complaint handling.
Students will apply the principles of training when selecting different training methods to train different components of fitness for different participants in sport and physical activity. These skills are applied by Assistant Sports Coaches and Assistant Fitness Instructors as part of their work.
Students will gain skills in client screening and learn how this can be used to collect information from the client with regards to health, lifestyle and physical activity levels. They will develop skills in administering fitness tests to assess the client’s level of fitness and compare the data collected to national norms. They will also look at how lifestyle factors can impact on fitness and health and be able to explain this to a client in a manner appropriate to them. This unit will prepare them for work in the fitness industry as it involves customer service skills, and practical tasks, such as fitness testing, all of which are used on a regular basis within the gym and fitness environment.
Students will plan, prepare, assist in delivery and review performance in an exercise and fitness session. These skills are essential for you if you wish to pursue a career in fitness instruction.
- What does inclusivity, equality and diversity mean and how can this be planned and promoted in relation to sport and physical activity?
- What does customer service involve, what is its importance to sport and physical activity providers and how can you effectively communicate to customers?
- What is fitness and how are the methods and principles applied effectively?
- What is the importance of carrying out a client consultation to assess a client's level of fitness when communicating the effects of lifestyle factors on health and fitness?
- Why is a fitness instructor's preparation and planning of appropriate fitness sessions essential to the successful assisting of the session with the ability to review the session for future development?