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Physical Education

The school’s Physical Education programme encourages all pupils to participate in sports for the benefit of their physical and mental health, and aims to provide a wide variety of activities to appeal to everyone. PE improves pupils’ physical fitness, flexibility, dexterity and endurance, and educates them about the importance of health and well-being. Pupils are encouraged to work hard to develop their skills, which in turn helps to build their self-confidence as they become more adept at different types of sport.

 Through PE, pupils learn to work effectively as part of a team, collaborating with others to achieve shared goals, which can help to strengthen their relationships with peers and enhance their self-esteem, whilst also encouraging them to develop a sense of responsibility for their own efforts and performance.

The tactical nature of many sports encourages pupils to plan ahead, make considered judgements, and to keep trying their hardest in the face of adversity, which are some of the many reasons why PE helps to develop pupils’ leadership skills and resilience.

 Curriculum Overview

 Year 7

·         Health and Fitness

·         Trampolining

·         Football

·         Netball (Girls)

·         Basketball (Boys)

·         Badminton

·         Rounders

·         Cricket

·         Athletics

 Year 8

·         Health and Fitness

·         Trampolining

·         Football

·         Netball (Girls)

·         Basketball (Boys)

·         Badminton

·         Rounders

·         Cricket

·         Athletics

 

KS4 Core PE (non-examined)

 Year 9

·         Health and Fitness

·         Trampolining

·         Football

·         Netball (Girls)

·         Basketball (Boys)

·         Badminton

·         Rounders

·         Cricket

 Years 10 and 11

·         Health and Fitness

·         Trampolining

·         Football

·         Netball (Girls)

·         Dodgeball

·         Badminton

·         Rounders

·         Cricket

 

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half term.

 PE at KS4 – NCFE Level ½ Technical Award in Health and Fitness

V Certs are a suite of high quality technical qualifications which are appropriate for Key Stage 4 pupils who are motivated and challenged by learning through hands-on practical content. They are a technical alternative to GCSEs with equivalent levels of rigour and challenge. The NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Health and Fitness is designed to provide pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding of the applied study of good health and fitness practices and an understanding of working in the sector.

What will the pupils learn? Pupils will gain a broad understanding of Health and Fitness including the following: •   the principles of training and FITT •   how physical activities affect the body in the short and long term •   how relevant fitness tests can be used for specific health and skill components of fitness •  different lifestyle analysis tools and how to apply them •  creating a health and fitness programme

Qualification structure and how to achieve To be awarded NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Health and Fitness, pupils are required to successfully complete two mandatory units. Pupils must also achieve a minimum of a ‘Level 1 Pass’ in the internal and external assessments.

 Unit 01 – Introduction to body systems and principles of training in health and fitness

1.1- Skeletal System

1.2 – Muscular System

1.3 – Respiratory System

1.4 – Cardiovascular System

1.5 – Energy Systems

2.1- Effects of Health and Fitness Activities on the Body

3.1 – Health and Fitness

3.2 – Components of Fitness

4.1 – Principles of Training

 Unit 02 – Preparing and planning for health and fitness

1.1 – Lifestyle factors

2.1 – Fitness Testing

2.2 – Training Methods

2.3 – Optimising a Health and Fitness Programme

3.1 – Health and fitness analysis and goal setting

4.1 – The structure of a Health and Fitness Programme

4.2 – Health and Safety

 

 What’s next?

Depending on the grade the learner achieves in this qualification, they could progress to:

A Level in Physical Education and Sport

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Sport & Physical Activity

Level 3 Applied General in Sport Studies

Level 3 Technical Level in Sport & Physical Activity

Apprenticeships in occupations within the Health & Fitness sectors such as Health Assistants, Fitness Instructors or Personal Trainers.

Assessment

 

 Enrichment Offer

Intervention to maximise performance and consolidate prior learning is at the heart of our delivery model. This includes after school revision for examination PE and practical clubs for pupils.

 The variety of clubs and sports on offer reflect the breadth and talents of our pupils and ensure that all pupils have an opportunity to participate in sports they enjoy and excel at.  Popular clubs include: Football; Trampolining; Table Tennis; Netball; Fitness; Badminton and Rounders; Our teams compete regularly in tournaments and competitions in Rossendale.

Useful Resources and Revision Support

https://www.qualhub.co.uk/media/8091/l1-2-ta-health-and-fitness-603-2650-5-qualification-specification-v21.pdf

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zshs4qt

Head of Department

Mrs V Jackson