Key Stage Three
All pupils receive two one-hour lessons every week.
Throughout Key Stage Three, students will follow a curriculum that includes performance and leadership opportunities in the following sports: netball, basketball, handball, football, tag-rugby, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, SAQ training, athletics, orienteering, rounders, cricket, softball, dance and gymnastics. We aim to build skills incrementally across the three years.
Students follow a carousel so all students will access the same sporting opportunities across the year.
Year 7: Sports are broken down into the fundamentals, where the basic skills, knowledge and understanding are covered in lessons. The fundamental units of work in each sport lay the foundations for skill acquisition and knowledge progression for future years.
Year 8: Sports are broken down into the skill development steps where more complex skills are taught and practised; this building upon the fundamentals from Year 7. As skills develop this lays the foundation for great tactical play which is covered in Year 9.
Year 9: Sports are broken down into tactical understanding so that students can apply their skills to gain an advantage over their opponent/s. Tactical awareness is the development of an understanding of the common elements of games and tactics needed for success. Decision-Making: learning and practising making decisions in action, in response to different situations.
Key Stage Four:
All students continue to participate in one hour of Core PE each week. Students who opt to pursue a qualification in PE receive three hours per week of lessons. We offer GCSE PE and a Cambridge National Certificate in Sports Science.
Topics Covered: GCSE PE
|10||Fitness Components||Training Methods||Training Principles||Circulatory System||Respiratory System||Movement analysis|
|11||Arousal||Nutrition||Commercialisation of Sport||Misuse of drugs||Skill classification||Hooliganism,|
Topics Covered: Sports Studies
|10||Participation groups||Barriers to sport||Provision of sport||Olympic and Paralympic Games||Sporting Values||Drug taking in Sport|
|11||Role of official||Team and individual sports||Coaching||Outdoor activities||Rules of games||Technology in Sport|