KS3 Physical Education

Course Introduction

 

Physical Education is a core subject studied across each Key Stage of the National Curriculum from KS1 to KS4. PE is an area where students develop their practical performance in a range of games and activities, as well as developing their leadership skills through peer coaching, organising and officiating across the wide range of activities.

PE is important for students to develop their health and fitness, as well as understanding how a healthy, active lifestyle can develop them as individuals and contribute to their social and mental well-being.

The different activities covered at KS3 and KS4 will allow students to know, apply and understand skills, tactics and rules across a range of games and activities.

 

Student Objectives

 

Participate in a range of different activities.

Be physically active for sustained periods of time.

Know and understand the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games.

Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports and activities.

Know, understand and apply rules and tactics to a variety of activities and games.

Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms.

Take part in activities which present intellectual and physical challenges.

Be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems.

Become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques and apply them across different sports and physical activities.

Analyse their own and others performances, identifying strengths and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Understand what makes an effective performance and apply these principles to their own and others work.

Develop confidence to take part in school organised sport and extra-curricular activities.

Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

Understand and apply the long term health benefits of physical activity.

 

Course Content

Year 7

 

During the first two weeks, students will complete a baseline assessment and be placed into one of two groups. The groups are reviewed regularly and students may be moved.

 

Autumn

Girls Boys
1 Netball Gym & Fitness
2 Rugby Football

 

Spring

Girls Boys
1 Gym/ Dance Rugby
2 Football Indoor Games

 

Summer

Girls Boys
1 Rounders & Cricket Athletics
2 Athletics Rounders & Cricket

 

Year 8

Autumn

Girls Boys
1 Netball & Basketball Table Tennis
2 Rugby Football

 

Spring

Girls Boys
1 Aerobics & Dance Rugby
2 Football Basketball

 

Summer

Girls Boys
1 Rounders & Cricket Athletics
2 Athletics Rounders & Cricket

 

 

Year 9

Autumn

Girls Boys
1 Indoor Games Fitness & Table Tennis
2 Rugby Football

 

Spring

Girls Boys
1 Fitness & Dance Rugby
2 Football Indoor Games

 

Summer

  Girls Boys
1 Rounders & Cricket Athletics
2 Athletics Rounders & Cricket

 

Assessment

 

Students will be assessed at the end of each half term on the activity that they have completed. This will be done in line with the school policy. Feedback to the students will be continuously given verbally during lessons. A students grade, e.g 4a/5c will be recorded in their planner along with the activity they have been assessed in, with a target to try and progress to the next level.

 

Please note that students’ levels may fluctuate depending on the activity. They may be given a 3a for Rugby by a 5C for dance.

 

What it leads to in KS4

 

All students will continue to study PE with the aim of gaining a GCSE qualification at the end of Year 11.

The PE department offer OCR GCSE in year 11 as an option but it has recently been made compulsory as a GCSE (9-1) for year 10 onwards:-

GCSE PE Year 11 – This course also encompasses both practical and theory to give students a more in depth knowledge about PE. The theory papers contribute to 40%, coursework 10% and practical assessment of 4 sports is worth 50% of the final grade. Theory components will include; factors affecting fitness, how different systems in the body work, such as the skeletal, muscular and cardiovascular systems, along with different types of training methods and principles which will be examined at the end of the course. Students will use their theory knowledge to complete two coursework pieces during the course. They will also be assessed on their practical ability across a range of games and activities, which includes their skills, tactics and knowledge and application of the rules.

 

 

GCSE PE year 10 (9-1) – This course also encompasses both practical and theory to give students a more in depth knowledge about PE. The theory papers contribute to 60%, coursework 10% and practical assessment of 3 sports is worth 30% of the final grade. Theory consist of 2 exams the components include; physical factors affecting performance and socio-cultural issues and sports psychology. Students will use their theory knowledge to complete one piece of coursework that analyses and evaluates their own performance in a chosen sport.  We assess students on their practical ability across a range of games and activities, which includes their skills, decision making and knowledge and application of the rules.