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Physical Education and Sport

Physical Education and Sport

Head of Physical Education: Miss D Maymon

Physical Education and Sport


At St. Gabriel’s the intent of our PE department is to provide our children with a fun, engaging and purposeful Physical Education which prepares our young learners for a healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyle. It is vital that our pupils gain a strong knowledge, skills and understanding of a wide range of sports and in doing so, promote diversity and different cultures. We pride ourselves on being respectful and upholding our core beliefs and Catholic Values.
In addition, we encourage all pupils to fully participate in every activity, enjoy every lesson and always strive to achieve their best. As a result they learn to value the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. Our long term aim is to provide pupils with positive experiences of PE which encourage lifelong participation in sport and/or physical activity and contributes to a healthy, active lifestyle and a good level of health and fitness.

As a PE Department, we aim to develop pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Our high-quality PE curriculum should enable all pupils to 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.
We have the same high ambitions for all, encouraging everyone to achieve the most they can with their God-given talents.

Curriculum overview at KS3

In Year 7, pupils receive two hours PE per week. One lesson is their ‘Games’ lesson and pupils participate in a range of games orientated activities, the other lesson is their ‘PE’ lesson where the focus is on more individual activities and improving their health and fitness. The intent specifically for Year is to create a love for Physical Activity and Sport.

Outlined below are the activities that pupils currently take part in;
PE- Dance, Fitness, Gymnastics and Outdoor Education (Cross-Country and Orienteering) Pupils will also have a unit of developing their Leadership skills through a range of different roles in Sport.
Games- Football, Netball, Basketball, Handball, Cricket, Hockey, Tag-Rugby, Badminton and Athletics

In Year 8, pupils receive one hour PE per week. Where pupils will experience and wide range of activities, developing the skills, tactics and strategies learnt in Year 7.
Outlined below are the activities that pupils currently take part in;
Football, Netball, Basketball, Handball, Tag-Rugby, Trampolining, Fitness, Badminton and Athletics.
Pupils in Year 8, will also have a 6 lesson block, on Outdoor Education (Cross-Country and Orienteering.)

In Year 9, pupils receive one hour PE per week. Where pupils will experience and wide range of activities, embedding the skills, tactics and strategies learnt in Year 7 and 8.
Outlined below are the activities that pupils currently take part in;
Football, Netball, Basketball, Handball, Tag-Rugby, Trampolining, Fitness, Badminton and Athletics.
Pupils in Year 9, will also have a 6 lesson block, on Outdoor Education (Cross-Country and Orienteering.)

KS4

At KS4, pupils can choose to study GCSE PE or a Cambridge National Sports Studies qualification. They receive 3 hours of GCSE PE/Cambridge National per week and study the AQA exam board for GCSE and the OCR Cambridge National qualification. They all receive an extra one hour in Core PE time.

Specifications: AQA GCSE PE: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582/specification-at-a-glance

OCR Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/specification-at-a-glance/

AQA GCSE PE

Year 10 HT1: Paper 1-Muscular and Skeletal Systems, Paper 2- Classification of skills
Year 10 HT2: Paper 1- Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems, Paper 2: Basic information processing/ Guidance and feedback
Year 10 HT3: Paper 1-Aerobic and Anaerobic exercise, Paper 2: Mental Preparation
Year 10 HT4: Paper 1- The effects of exercise, Paper 2: Socio-Cultural Influences, Engagement Patterns and Commercialisation
Year 10 HT5/6: Physical training/: Ethical + Socio-Cultural issues
Year 11: NEA written assessment and Movement Analysis/Paper 2: Health, fitness and Well-being.

OCR Cambridge National Sport Studies

Year 10 and 11
Units that will be covered:


Contemporary issues in Sport (Exam): Understand issues which affect participation (LO1), : Know about the role of sport in promoting values (LO2), : Understand the importance of hosting major sporting events (LO3) and Role of NGB’s in Sport (LO4)

Sport and the media: Know how sport is covered in the media (LO1), Positive Effects of Media on sport (LO2) Negative Effects of Media on sport (LO3), Evaluate the relationship between sport and the media (LO4) Understand the relationship between sport and the media

Sports Leadership: Know the personal qualities, styles, roles and responsibilities associated with effective sports leadership (LO1), Be able to deliver sports activity session (LO2), Be able to evaluate own performance in delivering a sports activity session (LO3)
(LO = Learning Objective)

Sports Leadership CORE PE ONLY


Pupils who do not opt for GCSE PE have the opportunity to complete Level 1 or 2 Sports Leadership Qualification.
Pupils that do not opt for GCSE PE or Sports Leadership, participate in 1 hour PE per week. The aim is to encourage pupils to continue to participate and enjoy PE and maintain a high level of participation throughout KS4 by maintaining physical, mental and social health. Where possible, external coaches and off-site activities will be utilised to enrich the curriculum and maintain the motivation of these pupils.

Extra-Curricular

In addition to offering high quality PE lessons, the PE Department at St Gabriel’s prides itself on the quality of the extra-curricular provision for our pupils. Currently the following sports are offered to pupils. For each of these activities where possible the teams compete in Bury, Catholic and County Competitions.
Athletics
Basketball
Boys Football
Cricket
Cross-Country
Girls Football
Hockey
Handball
Indoor Athletics
Netball
Rounders
Other activities offered by staff or Sports Partnerships that may not be competed in, include:
Dance
Cheerleading
Fitness
Trampolining

 

 


 

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