Physical Education

Why do we study Physical Education?

We believe that a high quality PE curriculum should provide all students with an opportunity to have equal access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. The intended outcome is that students will improve their maximum potential physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively, while developing a lifelong love of physical activity and sport. We supply students with the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding healthy lifestyles and provide as much physical activity as possible to improve fitness levels.

Key skills and concepts, relevant to examination courses, are interwoven into the curriculum within the practical context via Independent Learning Tasks. As students progress through Key Stage 3, they should broaden and embed the basic skills and knowledge learnt in Year 7, which will prepare them for examination PE at Key Stage 4. At examination level students will develop effective tactical and strategic decisions alongside mastering key skills. Those students who do not opt for examination PE will continue to develop the key skills and knowledge through recreational play.

At Hurworth School the PE department:
• Interests and motivates, both through its content and its range of Teaching and Learning styles
• Enables students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills according to their interests and abilities
• Allows students to make progress at a challenging pace, which also provides for the development of special aptitudes
• Meets the broader needs of our children in an ever changing world
• Provides an environment in which ALL students can achieve success, where all students are valued and respected and extend the same value to others
• Portrays the concept of learning as a desirable, life-long and enjoyable process
• Monitors the fitness levels of students over time by a termly fitness test

KS3 Year 7-11

Year 7

Learning Outcomes

The work that we do in curriculum time and in extra-curricular activities during Year 7 is designed to provide all students with an opportunity to have equal access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. Throughout the year students will develop their basic skills, knowledge and understanding of the rules and scoring systems of team and individual activities. Key theoretical concepts, relevant to examination courses, are interwoven into the curriculum within the practical context via Independent Learning Tasks.

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

Baseline Testing
Trampoline
Table Tennis
Boys Football & Rugby
Girls Netball & Indoor Hockey

Spring Term

Futsal
Basketball
Gymnastics
Boys Alternate Sports
Girls Dance

Summer Term

Athletics
Boys Indoor Hockey & Softball
Girls Football & Tag Rugby
Rounders
Cricket

Year 8

Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in Year 8 broadens the skills and understanding taught in Year 7. Students are encouraged to participate as performers, coaches and officials whilst developing more complex skills and tactics within practical work. Examination themes continue to be developed across the curriculum via Independent Learning Tasks.

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

Trampoline
Table Tennis
Boys Football & Rugby
Girls Netball & Indoor Hockey

Spring Term

Futsal
Basketball
Gymnastics
Boys Alternate Sports
Girls Dance

Summer Term

Athletics
Boys Indoor Hockey & Volleyball
Girls Football & Tag Rugby
Rounders
Cricket

Year 9

Learning Outcomes

Our curriculum in Year 9 gives students the opportunity to embed skills and develop techniques in preparation for option pathway choices made at the end of Year 9. Emphasis is also placed upon encouraging students to develop tactics, strategies and to gain a thorough understanding of the rules and scoring systems of team and individual activities. Examination themes continue to be developed across the curriculum via Independent Learning Tasks.

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

Trampoline
Table Tennis
Boys Football & Rugby
Girls Netball & Indoor Hockey

Spring Term

Futsal
Basketball
Gymnastics
Girls Dance
Boys Alternate Sports

Summer Term

Athletics
Boys Indoor Hockey & Volleyball
Girls Football & Tag Rugby
Rounders
Strike & Field

Year 10

Learning Outcomes

Our curriculum in Year 10 gives students the opportunity to study optional examination courses in GCSE or OCR Sport Studies. All students also continue to participate in core PE lessons where the emphasis is on encouraging participation and recreational play, whilst continuing to develop tactics, strategies and a thorough understanding of the rules of team and individual activities.

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

Table Tennis
Trampoline
Futsal

Spring Term

Football
Netball

Spring Term

Football
Netball
Strike & Field

Year 11

Learning Outcomes

Examination courses continue in Year 11. Students have the option to go to interventions instead of participating in core PE. Those students that opt to stay in core PE continue with a ‘recreational play’ approach.

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

Table Tennis
Trampoline
Futsal

Spring Term

Futsal
Football
Netball

Summer Term

AQA GCSE PE

Exam Specification

Learning Outcomes

Students who opt for GCSE PE follow the AQA GCSE PE specification throughout KS4.

GCSE PE is broken down into two main components: Examination and Non-Examination Assessment (NEA). The examination portion of the course is worth 60% of a students overall final grade. This is achieved by sitting two external examinations which are equally weighted at 30%. The theoretical element of the course is broken down into the following topic areas:

Paper 1 (30%):
• Applied Anatomy and Physiology
• Movement Analysis
• Physical Training
• Use of Data

Paper 2 (30%):
• Sports Psychology
• Socio-Cultural Influences
• Health, Fitness and Well-Being
• Use of Data

The NEA component of the course is worth 40% of a students overall final grade. This is broken down into two main areas: Practical Performance (30%) and Analysis and Evaluation (10%). Students are assessed on their performance in three sporting activities, this must comprise of: one individual sport, one team sport and a final sport from either category. Students must also select one of these activities for self-analysis and evaluation and create an action plan to bring about improvement.

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 10

Paper 1:
Physical Training
Anatomy

Paper 2:
Sports Psychology

Paper 1:
Anatomy

Paper 2:
Sports Psychology

Paper 1:
Physiology

Paper 2:
Socio-Cultural Influences

Year 11

Paper 1:
Movement Analysis

Paper 2:
Health, Fitness and Well-Being

Performance Analysis and Assessment Completion

Practical Moderation Assessment Preparation

Examination Revision

NB: Pupils will cover a range of team and individual practical activities over KS4.

OCR CAMBRIDGE NATIONAL SPORT STUDIES

Exam Specification

Sport Studies
Cambridge Nationals

Learning Outcomes

Students who opt for Sport Studies will follow the OCR Cambridge National specification throughout KS4.

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies takes a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/physical education themes. Learners have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

OCR Sport Studies is broken down into four units of work. 25% of which is assessed via an external exam and 75% is internally assessed. The units of work studied are:

Externally Assessed
• RO51: Contemporary Issues in Sport

Internally Assessed
• RO52: Developing Sport Skills
• RO53: Sports Leadership
• RO54: Sport & the Media

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 10

RO51: Contemporary Issues in Sport

RO53: Sports Leadership

RO51: Contemporary Issues in Sport

RO53: Sports Leadership

RO51: Contemporary Issues in Sport

RO53: Sports Leadership

Year 11

RO52: Developing Sport Skills

RO54: Sport & the Media

RO52: Developing Sport Skills

RO54: Sport & the Media

VCERT TECHNICAL AWARD LEVEL 1/2 HEALTH AND FITNESS

Exam Specification

Learning Outcomes

Examination courses continue in Year 11. The course provides learners with the underpinning knowledge and understanding required for health and fitness. The following learning outcomes should be achieved for each unit of work:

Unit 1
• LO1 – Understand the structure and function of body systems and how they apply to health and fitness
• LO2 – Understand the effects of health and fitness activities on the body
• LO3 – Understand health and components of fitness
• LO4 – Understand the principles of training

Unit 2
• LO1 – Understand the impact of lifestyle on health and fitness
• LO2 – Understand how to test and develop components of fitness
• LO3 – Understand how to apply health and fitness analyses and set goals
• LO4 – Understand the structure of a health and fitness programme and how to prepare safely

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 11

Unit 1: Introduction to body systems and principles of training in health and fitness Revision.
In preparation for the external examination in November

Unit 2: Preparing and planning for health and fitness

Completion of Internal Synoptic Project (Controlled assessment)

Course completed