PE and Sports
KEY STAGE 3 CURRICULUM
In Key Stage 3 Physical Education, students build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work.
They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity. In Key Stage 4 Students should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.
We provide opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Students follow the national curriculum for Physical Education to ensure that they:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives
1a: Baseline skills In this unit, students explore many different activities ranging from football, handball, bench ball, indoor athletics and cross country to develop hand eye coordination, basic principles of fitness and explore the importance of warm ups and cool downs.
1b: Outwitting an opponent - Invasion In this unit students focus on how to use basic principles of attack and defence to plan strategy and tactics for football, netball and bench ball. They work on improving the quality of their skills using various techniques. In all games activities, students think about how to use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition.
2a: Accurate Replication In this unit students will demonstrate skills and agilities individually and in combination. The activity students take part in is gymnastics. Students will focus on developing stability when holding their own body position and when supporting a partner. Students incorporate control, precision and aesthetics into sequences showing creativity. Student will evaluate and assess movements to improve sequences. Outwitting an opponent – Net/Wall Students focus on replicating and developing techniques as well as implementing and refining strategic play to outwit opponents. Students will be able to demonstrate the essential elements of attack and defence. In net games such as badminton, it is the players aim to get the ball to land in the target area so that the opponent cannot return it. Students develop their knowledge to accurately score and officiate badminton games.
2b: Exercising safely and effectively In this unit student learn to accurately replicate specific techniques for a variety of fitness based activities. They carry out investigations into the bodies’ ability to exercise and the reasoning behind such principles. Students gain an understanding of warm ups, cool downs and health importance through physical tasks. Students also reflect on the benefits that fitness events give to an individual and implications for future life. Students participate in many fitness activities from circuits to aerobics.
3a: Performing at maximum levels In this unit students accurately replicate running, jumping and throwing skills and learn specific techniques for events in order to improve performances. Students carry out investigations into aspects of technique and use the information to become more technically proficient. In all athletic activity, students engage in performing and improving their skills and personal bests in relation to speed, height and distances.
3b: Problem solving and outdoor adventurous activities In this unit students will focus on developing and using new skills and techniques as they move from familiar activities and environments into less familiar ones. In outdoor and adventurous activities, students develop their ability to respond effectively to problems and physical challenges, both individually and in cooperation with others. They need to analyse, plan and carry out tasks safely, as they move from familiar activities and environments into unfamiliar and changing circumstances, often leading and managing themselves. Outwitting an opponent In this unit students replicate and improve individual technique in batting, bowling and fielding in rounders and tennis. Students work on improving the quality of their skills with the intention of outwitting opponents. In striking and fielding games, players achieve this by striking the ball so that fielders are deceived or avoided, and then running between wickets or around bases to score runs. Students begin to accurately score games.
1a: Outwitting an opponent – Invasion games In activities such as netball, football, handball and basketball and rugby. Students focus on improving and demonstrating consistent technique throughout. Students focus on accurate replication of skills and refining game strategies with the intention of outwitting their opponents. Students begin to analyse there performances compared to previous ones.
1b: Outwitting an opponent - Net/wall Students focus on developing their technique to improve their performance in Badminton. Students use a range of ICT to analyse their performance and make suggestions for how they can improve.
2a: Accurate Replication In this unit students demonstrate gymnastic skills and agilities individually and in combination. Students incorporate control, precision and aesthetics into sequences showing creativity. Students evaluate and assess movements to improve sequences.
2b: Exercising safely and effectively– In this unit students will learn and accurately replicate specific techniques for a variety of fitness based activities. They will carry out investigations into the bodies’ ability to exercise and the reasoning behind such principles. Students will gain an understanding of warm ups, cool downs and health importance through physical tasks. To reflect on the benefits that fitness events give to an individual and implications for future life.
3a: Performing at maximum levels In this unit, students begin to use their knowledge of athletics events, strategies and techniques to develop and enhance replication and performance. Students develop their understanding of fitness and its relationship to performance. In athletic activities, students engage in performing and improving their skills and personal and collective bests in relation to speed, height, distance and accuracy.
3b: Problem solving and outdoor adventurous activities In this unit students continue to develop and use new skills and techniques from year 7 in outdoor and adventurous activities. Students develop their ability to respond effectively to problems and physical challenges, both individually and in cooperation with others. They need to analyse, plan and carry out tasks safely, as they move from familiar activities and environments into unfamiliar and changing circumstances, often leading and managing themselves. Outwitting an opponent: In this unit students focus on accurate replication & further developing, implementing and refining techniques for batting, bowling and fielding. Students will further work on the skill of outwitting opponents. In striking and fielding games, players achieve this by striking the ball so that fielders are deceived or avoided, and then running between wickets or around bases to score runs. Students should accurately score games & understand rules.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum P.E. & Sports
Option Subject: BTEC Level 2 First Award Sports
Course Contact: Miss L Taylor – Learning Manager
The course consists of three compulsory units and one optional
- Fitness for sport and exercise
- Practical Sports
- Applying the principles of personal training
- The mind and sports performance
- The sports performer in action
- Leading sports activities
75% of units are internally assessed against specified criteria and a unit grade can be awarded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Assessment will take many forms, including practical, written and presentational work. 25% of units are assessed externally through online testing.
Why Study This Course?
Maintaining and improving areas of fitness, trying new activities and improving knowledge of the sports world. The BTEC framework enables students to develop and apply their literacy and numeracy skills through the course.
The world of sport is a big business with many different careers and opportunities available ranging from coaching, physiotherapy, sports development, police, sports fashion, sports management, sports business to name but a few.
BTEC sport shows employers and further education institutions that students have the ability to learn and apply theoretical applications to a practical setting whilst developing all the key characteristics needed in today’s working environment, such as teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.
Progressing to any course at key stage 5 and moving into a profession in the sport, leisure or recreation industries. Progression onto Level 3 study (AS/A2 or BTEC National). Students will develop confidence, self-esteem, team spirit, skills and techniques.
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