Physical Education (PE) curriculum

Introduction

The Physical Education curriculum aims to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in sport and other related activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. PE enables all pupils to develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively in an active environment. The opportunities to compete in sport and similar activities build character and help to embed values such as equality and respect.  PE has an important role in ensuring that pupils have a well-rounded and balanced education as well as leading healthy and active lives beyond school.

 

Year 7

The schemes of work follow the KS3 national curriculum. Broad topics include:

  • Baseline fitness testing
  • Invasion games, basic skills, rules and techniques (netball, basketball or football)
  • Gymnastics (rolls, balances and partner work)
  • Athletics (running, jumping and throwing)
  • Striking and fielding games (cricket or rounders)
  • Dance (unison and canon)

Year 8 
The schemes of work follow the KS3 national curriculum. Broad topics include:
  • Health-related fitness (Principles of Training)
  • Invasion games, strategy, tactics and competitions (netball, basketball, rugby, handball)
  • Gymnastics (travelling, flight and group work)
  • Athletics (focus on challenge and rules)
  • Striking and fielding games, tactics and strategies
  • Dance, meeting and parting, adapting styles
 
Year 9
The schemes of work follow the KS3 national curriculum. Broad topics include:
  • Invasion games
  • Sports education
  • Coaching and officiating
  • Gymnastics – vaulting and sports acro
  • Trampolining
  • Health-related fitness – methods of training
  • Leading a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Athletics (training for specific events)
  • Planning and leading sports sessions
  • Striking and fielding games

Year 10
The curriculum follows the AQA education board in line with the national curriculum. Broad topics include:
  • Health, fitness and the factors affecting performance
– Health and fitness
– Physical activity
– Diet 
– Fitness for physical activities
  • Principles of training
– Fitness training
– Physiological factors
– Safety and risk assessment
  • Factors affecting individual performance and participation
  • Physical activities
– Acquisition of skills
– Officials and rules
– Observation and performance skills
– Analysing and improving performance
  • Health-related exercise and training programme

Year 11
The curriculum follows the AQA education board in line with the national curriculum. Broad topics include (and are an expansion of the above):
  • Health-related exercise and training
  • Principles of training
  • Factors affecting individual performance and participation
  • Physical activities
  • Social and cultural factors affecting performance

We have high expectations for all our pupils and ensure that every learner is challenged and supported to reach their full potential.