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Physical Education

Curriculum Intent

We deliver a high quality, knowledge rich curriculum that intends to inspire pupils to succeed and
excel in competitive sport through a happy, safe and enjoyable environment. This allows students to
develop into enthusiastic learners who can ultimately develop a lifelong love of sport and physical
activity.


The facilities available at Grace Academy are high class, which allows our students to experience a
variety of types of sport and physical activities while gaining a knowledge and understanding of what a healthy active lifestyle consists of within physical education. This is reinforced through our
enrichment timetable and fixtures where we promote students to develop their academic, cultural,
mental and moral compass whilst still encouraging a competitive edge.

Within KS3 core physical education, students will experience a variety of different sports which come
under the categories of Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Invasion, Net and Wall, Striking and
Fielding, Creative Movement, Track Athletics and Field Athletics. Students will progress through the
transferable skills between sports within these categories. KS4 and KS5 core physical education
continues the development of leading a healthy lifestyle through applying student voice on the types
of sports they want to continue developing in while having the option to change every 5 weeks unit
blocks.

Students learn how to analyse and evaluate performance and develop their leadership skills, as well as understanding the concepts of fitness training and programming. Our curriculum enables students to discover and develop knowledge and equips them with the progressive routes and successive careers in the sports industry.

This term, we are studying… 

Core PE

Year

Topic(s)

Why this? Why now?

Year 7

Boys 

Set 1 & 2 Trampolining

 

Girls

Set 1

Table Tennis

 

Set 2

Netball

Boys are currently trampolining as part of their creative movement activity in year 7. This is delivered by teachers who are qualified in the delivery of trampolining and have the use of specialist equipment. It is completed at this time of year due to the unpredictable weather conditions to interrupt other sports.

 

Set 1 girls are currently on table tennis as a part of their net and wall sport in KS3 PE. It is completed at this time of year to make the most of the indoor facility during the winter months.

 

Set 2 girls are currently on Netball. This is a very popular sport within the school and is available to complete in year 7 early so girls can join sports teams within the school.

Year 8

Boys

Set 1 & 2

Trampolining

 

Girls

Set 1

Tchoukball

 

Set 2

Football

Boys are currently trampolining as part of their creative movement activity in year 8. This is delivered by teachers who are qualified in the delivery of trampolining and have the use of specialist equipment. It is completed at this time of year due to the unpredictable weather conditions to interrupt other sports.

 

Set 1 girls are completing their net and wall sport of Tchoukball. This is a brand new sport for the department and is completed at this time of year due to the indoor facilities being used and can be completed as an indoor or outdoor sport.

 

Set 2 girls are completing their invasion sport of football. This is completed at this time of year due to it being suitable to complete outside. 

Year 9 

Boys

Set 1 & 2 Trampolining

 

Girls

Set 1

Table Tennis

 

Set 2

Lacrosse

Boys are currently trampolining as part of their creative movement activity in year 9. This is delivered by teachers who are qualified in the delivery of trampolining and have the use of specialist equipment. It is completed at this time of year due to the unpredictable weather conditions to interrupt other sports.

 

Girls 1 are completing table tennis as part of their net and wall sport this term. This is completed at this time of year as we have indoor facilities and a high amount of equipment in the sport to promote more participation time.

 

Girls 2 are completing Lacrosse as part of their invasion sport. This is a part of the curriculum as there are few opportunities to take part in this sport outside of school so it gives the students an opportunity to experience lesser known sports. This is completed at this time of year as it can be played indoor or outdoor.

Year 10 & Year 11

Physical activity options

This term we are offering different sports and physical activities to maintain high levels of physical participation accompanied with our student voice of choice of activities. The activities on offer are Gym Suite, Football Trampolining and Table Tennis. 

We offer the gym suite all year round due to the limitations of 24 students at one time due to health and safety. We offer Football as this is the time of year that seasons start and an opportunity to join outside club links. We offer rounders because it's the last opportunity for the year for warm weather activities. Trampolining and Table Tennis is also in line with KS3 lessons within being indoor activities for the time of year.

GCSE PE

Year

Topic(s)

Why this? Why now?

Year 10

GCSE PE

Physical Training

Students will be learning and applying different components of fitness to a variety of different sports. Using knowledge from the Autumn term of muscular and skeletal system, students will be able to link components of fitness with muscle groups in sports. This is being taught now as this topic further progresses to training methods in sport where students will need to reference muscles, bones and components of fitness.

BTEC Sport

Year

Topic(s)

Why this? Why now?

Year 11

BTEC Tech award in Sport

Component 1: Re-sit

Students are currently improving their year 10 grade of component 1. They are reviewing old work and making adjustments to aid their overall grade.

 

 

Year

Unit/Topic(s)

Why this? Why now?

 

 

12

 

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

The Respiratory and Cardiovascular system

Having an understanding of body systems is imperative in the sports industry. You will use this knowledge and understanding to determine the interrelationships between body systems for sports performance. This unit is delivered in examination question order. Following on from the skeletal and muscular system, the respiratory system and cardiovascular system are the next set of questions. This unit is delivered in year 1 of study as it gives you more than one opportunity at the exam. Exams can be sat in May of year 1, January of year 2 and May of year 2 if necessary to achieve your potential. 


 

12

 

Unit 2: Fitness training and programming for health, fitness and wellbeing

Examine training methods for skill related components of fitness

Principles of fitness training programming

This topic is being delivered now as the content within is specific to questions 4, 5 & 6 which are worth a heavy percentage of marks across the paper and it follows the order that we recommend you answer the questions in. You need to know how to analyse clients personal information from their lifestyle questionnaire and then be able to plan appropriate training programmes taking into account individual needs.You are also learning about a variety of training methods as you will need to justify your choice for your client in question 6. This unit is delivered in year 1 of study as it gives you more than one opportunity at the exam. Exams can be sat in May of year 1, January of year 2 and May of year 2 if necessary to achieve your potential. 

 

Year

Unit/topic(s)

Why this? Why now?

 

13

 

Unit 5: Application of fitness testing

The principles of fitness testing


 

This is the final unit of the qualification to be delivered and studied. Content delivered in unit 2 will aid your understanding  of this unit. You will gain an understanding of the requirements of fitness testing and learn how to safely conduct a range of fitness tests for different components of fitness (unit 2 content). The topics will be delivered in order of the BTEC assignment brief so that the work can be accessed at the correct time.  This unit lends itself to a more practical delivery which finishes the course on a lighter note whilst you have other examinations to complete for other subjects. 

Qualification information:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/subjects/physical-education-and-sport/btec-sport.html

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