Subject: Physical Education 

CURRICULUM INTENT

“The greatest number of opportunities, for the greatest number of students in the greatest amount of sports.”

This is the motto we as a PE department work towards and we do this in several ways identified below.

  1. A wide variety of sports/activities covered in the KS3 curriculum. Giving students access and opportunities to find a lifelong love for a sport/activity.
  2.  A focus on a small sided games approach, increasing opportunity for skill development, engagement and enjoyment.
  3.  An extensive range of extra curricular clubs allowing students to extend knowledge and participate in a variety of opportunities.
  4.  A two course approach to Key Stage 4 examination PE.  The two examination PE courses enable a variety of students to access Key Stage 4 PE.
  5.  A Key Stage 4 approach that incorporates optional units therefore increasing participation and lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity. 

IMPLEMENTATION

Programmes of Study

Year 7

The students work in 11 x 6 week blocks in a variety of sports and activities.  Each 6 week block has 4 key teaching points, a teachers choice and assessment week.  The focus is individual skill development through individual work and small sided games.

Year 8

Building on the previous years’ work the students again work in 11 x 6 week blocks in a variety of sports and activities.  Each 6 week block has 4 more advanced teaching topics, a teachers choice and assessment week.  The focus is individual skill development through individual work and small sided games.

Year 9

Again, the students build on the same 11 sports in 6 week blocks.  However, the focus in year 9 is to advance to larger teams, larger distances and tactical ideas.

Year 10 & 11

Core PE is one hour per week and focusses on life long participation.  They choose from a variety of options throughout the two years in half termly blocks

Examination PE

Students have the option of either studying GCSE Physical Education or Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies.  Both of these courses offer an insight into sport and physical education in more depth and lead into future courses and roles in sport.

IMPACT

Marking and Assessment

During a block of work, students will be both peer, self and teacher assessed.  This is done on firefly and students will receive a grade from 1-9 from Y7 to Y11.

Examinations

GCSE PE – 2 x 1 hour exams in May/June in year 11.  Also assessed in three practical sports and one piece of NEA.

Sports Studies – 1 exam in year 10 & 3 pieces of written coursework

Revision Guides / Resources

GCSE PE Simplified – OCR 2nd Edition

My Revision Notes: OCR GCSE (9-1) PE 2nd Edition

CGP - GCSE Physical Education OCR Revision Guide - for the Grade 9-1 Course

Staff Details

Mr D Taberner – Head of Physical Education

Mr A Gray – Physical Education Teacher and Head of Winchester House

Mrs E Woods – Physical Education Teacher

Miss A Lewis – Physical Education Teacher

Careers and Progression

Studying either of the examination courses on offer allows good progression into both A Level and vocational courses at college.  The courses will also offer an insight into performing sport at a high level and identify ways to improve yours or others performance in sport.

PE 5 year Curriculum Plan