Subject Leader: Ms Louise Bennett

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What are we studying?

Students will take part in a wide range of activities such as: Athletics, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Netball, Rounders, Tennis, Gymnastics, Health & Fitness, Basketball, Badminton and Cricket.

The activities covered will be focussed on the key concepts, essential skills and processes that students need to understand and learn in order to make progress:

  • Outwitting opponents
  • Accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences
  • Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions
  • Performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy
  • Identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges
  • Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing

How are we assessed?

Students’ assessment is continuous and is carried out using various methods, during every activity, throughout the year. Each activity covered is classified into 1 of 6 categories: Social, Creative, Personal, Cognitive, Physical and Leadership. Students will be assessed against the Attainment Targets for Physical Education in each of these 6 categories. An average will then be taken across all categories to produce a level, which will be compared against their target level to measure progress and performance.

How we provide for the SEN and most able pupil?

The different pathways support students of different abilities and allow them to make good progress. The amount of curriculum time devoted to Physical Education will allow staff to stretch high ability students and go beyond the curriculum with the extra curricular programme which allows more time for students develop a strong foundation for their studies. SEN students will be supported appropriately by class teacher and teaching assistants. Group size will be adjusted appropriately to allow more teacher time to support students’ progress.

How are we grouped?

At the beginning of the year students are initially assessed (as a rough guideline) against the National Curriculum Levels and placed into sets. At the October half term the sets are reviewed and we continue to do this throughout the year.

What homework are we expected to do?

Students are encouraged to enhance their experience by partaking in extra-curricular opportunities from clubs, fixtures and community sport. In addition to this, students are encouraged to read about and watch a wide variety of sporting and physical activities.

On occasion students may be set homework to enhance and consolidate their learning.

What can parents do to help?

Please help with your child’s organisation to ensure that they come to each lesson with the appropriate PE kit, in line with the published list for PE.

Encourage them to fully participate in extra-curricular PE activities and to read about/watch a variety of sporting and physical activities.

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