Physical Education

Introduction

The Physical Education curriculum offered at Abbs Cross Academy is both traditional and diverse. New and exciting activities are constantly provided and are well received by the students. The facilities available for the delivery of P.E are superb. We boast a sports hall, gymnasium, 25m indoor swimming pool, 50 station fitness suite, dance studio, playground and all-weather surface tennis courts. The fields are extensive and equipped with football pitches as well as an Astroturf cricket strip. We insist on an excellent standard of kit from all our students to encourage them to be fully prepared for every lesson and when participating in extra-curricular activities. Students are taught in single sex classes for all practical lessons.

  • To realise the importance of correct skill acquisition for the purpose of performance and safety
  • To provide planned learning situations appropriate to the social, emotional, intellectual and physical level of each child so may develop at their own rate
  • To create an awareness of the need for physical activity
  • To develop an understanding about physical fitness and its relationship to heath
  • To enhance students’ social, emotional, intellectual and physical development through the physical education programme
  • Students develop an awareness of the relationship between a sound body and a sound mind
  • Students experience fun and enjoyment through a wide range of physical activities

We expect pupils to

  • always put 100% effort into every lesson
  • engage in learning in every lesson.
  • strive to be the best you can at all times, constantly looking for improvements
  • attend extra-curricular activity clubs at lunch time of after school
  • change within 8 minutes of the start of the lesson
  • to come to PE lessons prepared to take part in some physical activity. If pupils have minor ailments they should bring a note from home explaining this and still bring their kitto take part appropriately (xcept in the case of serious injury)
  • remove any watches and tie long hair back
  • lock any valuables in the available locker within the changing rooms

Pupils should 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 they may 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. Activities taught throughout Key Stage 3 are as follows: Football, Netball, Swimming, Basketball, Handball, Table Tennis, Tag Rugby, Trampolining, Badminton, Gymnastics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball and Athletics.

Overview.

Year Year 9 Year 8 Year 7
Practical scheme of work and Assessment criteria.

 

Autumn and spring term activities will be the same as classes are on a rotation over the two terms.

 

Autumn 1&2

Spring 1&2

For each sport studied, students will learn and practise the key teaching points and relevant techniques in following activities.

Netball
Fitness
Swimming
Tabletennis
Badminton
Basketball
Handball
TagRugby
Four theory taster sessions in preparation for GCSE PE.
Badminton
Netball
Gymnastics
Football
Swimming
Handball
Basketball
TableTennis
TagRugby
Fitness

 

 

 

 

Basketball
TagRugby
Netball
Badminton
Basketball
Badminton

 

 

  Athletics
Rounders
Cricket
Athletics
Rounders
Cricket
Athletics
Rounders
Cricket

 

At Key Stage 4 all students participate in one hour of Core Physical Education per week. The activities studied include Netball, Football, Fitness, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Rounders, Athletics and Cricket. Pupils will be expected to tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They will involve themselves in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.

Students also have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and understanding of Physical Education by studying GCSE PE throughout Y10 and Y11. Students will study a further three lessons of GCSE PE lessons per week (one practical and two theory lessons). This course has a 40% practical and 60% theory weighting.

The practical element of the course involves students participating in a number of activities throughout the two years, to gain grades from practical assessments that will take place at the end of each unit of sport. These  activities often include netball, football, badminton, table tennis, cricket, trampolining, swimming, athletics and handball.  The students’ three highest grades throughout the two years will be selected for submission, in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity). To make up the final 10% of the practical grade there is a coursework unit, referred to as Analysis and Evaluation of Performance. This piece of coursework involves, analysing and evaluating a performance in one of the sports from the specification.

The theory element of the course involves taking two exams (each 1 hour 15 minutes) at the end of the course.

Overview.

Term Year 11              Year 10  
  GCSE Core GCSE Core
    Practical scheme of work and Assessment criteria.
Autumn and spring term activities will be the same as classes are on a rotation over the two terms.
  Practical scheme of work and Assessment criteria.
Autumn and spring term activities will be the same as classes are on a rotation over the two terms.
Autumn 1&2

Spring 1&2

Practical:
Trampolining
Netball
Swimming

Badminton
Football
NEA Coursework

Theory:
NEA Coursework
Muscular system
Respiratory system
Circulatory system
Aerobic/ anaerobic systems
Movement analysis
Data
Injury Prevention
Motivation

For each sport studied, students will learn and practise the key teaching points and relevant techniques.

Fitness

Badminton

Netball

Practical:
Netball,
Badminton,
Table Tennis
Swimming
Football
Handball

Theory:
Components of fitness
Health, strength and fitness
Fitness testing
Somatotypes
Warm up and cooling down
Effects of exercise
Training zones
Types of  training
Training principles
Seasonal aspects of training
Sports psychology

For each sport studied, students will learn and practise the key teaching points and relevant techniques.

Netball
Fitness
Basketball
Badminton
Football

Table tennis
Handball
Football

Summer 1&2 Practical:
All practical assessments and moderations completed.
Theory:
Factors affecting performance (PEDs)
Behaviour and conduct.
Media and commercialisation.
Health and sedentary lifestyle.
Revision programme of theory topics up until the external exams.
Athletics
Rounders
Cricket
Practical:
Athletics

Theory:
Skeletal system
Movement
Joints
Diet and nutrition
Coursework introduction

Athletics
Rounders
Cricket

 

Homework

Homework will be set in both theory and practical elements of the GCSE PE course.

Who should consider this course?

Students must show a genuine interest in all aspects of sport and topical issues related to sport.  It is advisable that students attend extra-curricular clubs and participate in at least one sport competitively outside of school.

Future career paths.

  • Sports scientist
  • PE teacher
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports coach/consultant
  • Sports policy at local and national level
  • Diet and fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports psychologist
  • Professional sportsperson

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 67% grades 9-4.

Competition is actively encouraged with both boys and girls teams and individuals being entered into local, County and National tournaments. Traditional values of sportsmanship, good etiquette and fair play are constantly emphasised in all levels of competition and within lessons. The Physical Education department run inter-college competitions throughout the year in a variety of sports as well as playing fixtures, competitions, league matches and tournaments against other schools on a regular basis.  The clubs are seasonal and change throughout the year. They include football, swimming, netball, badminton, trampolining, table tennis, rounders, cricket and athletics.