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Learning Director
Miss Newell -


Faculty Introduction:

Physical Education and School Sport at Kingsthorpe College aims to develop pupil’s confidence and competence to take part in a range of physical activities that will become a central part of their lives both in and out of school. We believe that high quality PE and School Sport will inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Our curriculum will provide pupils with the opportunities to become physically confident in a way that so it supports their health and fitness. Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils will be provided with the opportunity and experiences to develop and refine their skills learned in Key Stage 2. They will become more confident and competent in their techniques and apply them across and range of physical activities. They will also understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others work. Pupils will be provided with 3 hours of Physical Education lessons per fortnight throughout Key Stage 3.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

Pupils will be taught to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games (i.e., Football; Rugby; Netball; Cricket; Rounders; Dodgeball; Basketball; Badminton; Tennis);
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports (i.e. Athletic Activities; Gymnastics; Trampolining);
  • Take part in Outdoor Adventurous Activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team and developing problem solving skills (i.e. Orienteering; Mountain Biking etc.);
  • Analyse their own performances and compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best (i.e. Health Related Exercise).

Assessment:

Pupils will take part in a range of physical activities across the range and content of the National Curriculum.

On entry, Year 7 pupils will be baseline assessed using a range of Core Task Activities. Students will be provided with a ‘working at’ attainment level. This will be used to see how much progress is made in the subject. Pupils will also be monitored to ensure they are making the appropriate levels of progress across an academic year and Key Stage.

Pupils will be regularly assessed throughout each activity block. Activity blocks will be 4 weeks in duration. All activities will be assessed at the end of the unit. All activities will be standardised to ensure that all teaching staff are making accurate and reliable judgements. Pupils will be provided with an ‘average’ attainment level based on the different activity areas that they have participated in. Pupils will be provided with a National Curriculum Level between Level 2 to Exceptional Performance.

Homework:

Pupils will be set homework tasks through the use of the Key Stage 3 homework booklet. These tasks will be undertaken to support their learning in lessons and to reinforce the knowledge and understanding of the activity they are covering.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

All pupils will be actively encouraged to take part in recreational activities and competitive sports after-school through extra-curricular clubs and/or through community links. We offer a range of extra-curricular sports clubs and regularly participate in a number of competitions at both district, county and national level, across a range of sports. The extra-curricular programme is continually being developed and refined to ensure that all pupils are provided with the opportunity to participate in a range of activities. Activities that we currently offer are Football; Rugby; Netball; Trampolining; Gymnastics; Table Tennis; Badminton; Basketball; Dodgeball; Rounders; Tennis and Mountain Biking. Participation in extra-curricular sport is an important feature of school sport at Kingsthorpe College as it provides students with the opportunity to succeed and excel in a competitive environment. Over the years, we have students obtain district, county and international honours. Gifted and Talented students are also provided with opportunities to develop their leadership skills through the Sky Living for Sport Programme. These students will lead a range of sporting activities to primary school students within the ‘cluster’.


Faculty Introduction:

Physical Education and School Sport at Kingsthorpe College aims to develop pupil’s confidence and competence to take part in a range of physical activities that will become a central part of their lives both in and out of school. We believe that high quality PE and School Sport will inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Our curriculum will provide pupils with the opportunities to become physically confident in a way that so it supports their health and fitness. Throughout Key Stage 4, Pupils will be provided with the opportunity and experiences to develop and refine their skills learned in Key Stage 3. They will participate in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes active and healthy lifestyles. Pupils will receive 2 hours of Physical Education per fortnight throughout Key Stage 4.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

PE in Key Stage 4 is more option based, where pupils can choose to participate in competitive or recreational activities. Our aim is to provide pupils with the opportunity to participate in a range of activities to inspire them to continue to be involved in some sporting activity outside of school.

Assessment:

Pupils will take part in a range of physical activities across the range and content of the National Curriculum.

At the beginning of Key Stage 4, pupils will be baseline assessed using a range of Core Task Activities. Pupils will also be monitored to ensure they are making the appropriate levels of progress across an academic year and Key Stage.

Pupils will be regularly assessed throughout each activity block. Activity blocks will be 4 weeks in duration. All activities will be assessed at the end of the unit using specific Core Task Activities. All activities will be standardised to ensure that all teaching staff are making accurate and reliable judgements. Pupils will be provided with an ‘average’ attainment level based on the different activity areas that they have participated in, throughout each academic year.

Pupils will be provided with a National Curriculum Level between Level 2 to Exceptional Performance.

Homework:

N/A

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

All pupils will be actively encouraged to take part in recreational activities and competitive sports after-school through extra-curricular clubs and/or through community links. We offer a range of extra-curricular sports clubs and regularly participate in a number of competitions at both district, county and national level, across a range of sports. The extra-curricular programme is continually being developed and refined to ensure that all pupils are provided with the opportunity to participate in a range of activities. Activities that we currently offer are Football; Rugby; Netball; Trampolining; Gymnstics; Table Tennis; Badminton; Basketball; Cricket; Rounders; Tennis; Mountain Biking. Participation in extra-curricular sport is an important feature of school sport at Kingsthorpe College as it provides students with the opportunity to succeed and excel in competitive environment. Over the years, we have students obtain district, county and international honours. Gifted and Talented students are also provided with opportunities to develop their leadership skills through the Sky Living for Sport Programme. These students will lead a range of sporting activities to primary school students within the ‘cluster’.


Faculty Introduction:

GCSE Physical Education is an exciting and interesting qualification that provides students with the knowledge and understanding of how to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, enabling them to make informed choices about their own physical development. Students can choose from a variety of roles and activities in which to participate in physical activity. They will also learn how to analyse and evaluate their practical performances and suggest effective plans for improvement.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

Students will complete three units.

1. Physical factors affecting performance – this includes content including anatomy and physiology and training.
2. Socio-cultural influences – this includes some sports psychology and work on health, fitness and well-being.
3. Performance in physical education – this includes assessment on physical activity and analysing and evaluating performance.

Assessment:

Physical factors affecting performance and socio-cultural issues and sports psychology will be assessed through 2 exams, each worth 30% of the final grade. Both exams are out of 60 marks and will last an hour in duration.

The Performance in PE will be assessed through 3 practical activities – 1 team activity, 1 individual activity and one other. Students will also have to complete an analysis of performance in one of these practical activities. This makes up the other 40% of the final grade.

Homework:

Students will receive homework once per week. All homework will be marked within an acceptable time frame and feedback provided will use the Kingsthorpe College CAR (Comment; Action; Response) feedback method. Students will be provided with a comment regarding the quality, effort and understanding within their work in relation to the learning activity. Students will be provided with suggested actions to improve the quality of their work. These actions will be specific and differentiated accordingly. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to respond to the feedback and make the necessary improvements in their work.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

Students are encouraged to develop their existing practical skills and techniques by attending the range of activities on offer through the extra-curricular programme. They are also encouraged to join local sports clubs within the community. There are also opportunities for students to attend intervention/revision sessions throughout the academic year in order to develop their knowledge and understanding within specific topic areas. Furthermore, students have been provided with opportunities to participate in Sports Science Workshops alongside trips and visits to professional sports clubs and events.


Faculty Introduction:

GCSE Physical Education is an exciting and interesting qualification that provides students with the knowledge and understanding of how to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, enabling them to make informed choices about their own physical development. Students can choose from a variety of roles and activities in which to participate in physical activity. They will also learn how to analyse and evaluate their practical performances and suggest effective plans for improvement.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

Students will complete two units. In Unit 3: Knowledge and Understanding of the Active Participant -students will examine a range of different topics such as individual differences and sports performance; physical and mental demands of sports performance; leisure and recreation; diet; health and fitness; training and many more. In Unit 4: The Active Participant students will participate in a number of different sports from different activity areas (i.e. outwitting opponents through games activities; accurate replication through gymnastic activities; performing at maximum levels through athletic activities; exercising safely through health and fitness activities).

Assessment:

Unit 3: Knowledge and Understanding of the Active Participant will be assessed through a written examination (1 hour 30 minutes). This will contribute to 40% of the overall grade. This will be taken at the end of Year 11.

Unit 4: The Active Participant will be assessed through controlled assessment. This will contribute to 60% of the overall grade. Students will complete 4 practical assessments from 2 groups/ways of thinking (with at least 2 assessments as a player/performer. There is also scope for students to be assessed as coach; leader; official in the different activity areas. Practical activities will be externally moderated at the end of Year 11.

Homework:

Students will receive homework once per week. All homework will be marked within an acceptable time frame and feedback provided will use the Kingsthorpe College CAR (Comment; Action; Response) feedback method. Students will be provided with a comment regarding the quality, effort and understanding within their work in relation to the learning activity. Students will be provided with suggested actions to improve the quality of their work. These actions will be specific and differentiated accordingly. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to respond to the feedback and make the necessary improvements in their work.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

Students are encouraged to develop their existing practical skills and techniques by attending the range of activities on offer through the extra-curricular programme. They are also encouraged to join local sports clubs within the community. There are also opportunities for students to attend intervention/revision sessions throughout the academic year in order to develop their knowledge and understanding within specific topic areas. Furthermore, students have been provided with opportunities to participate in Sports Science Workshops alongside trips and visits to professional sports clubs and events.


Faculty Introduction:

The Level Two Cambridge Nationals Certificate in Sport Science qualification will enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of activities and environments within the sports sector. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to specialise in specific aspects of sport performance and sport development.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

Students will be expected to complete 4 units in order to obtain the Level Two Cambridge Nationals in Sports Science. The units will include a range of topics from the specification. Students must complete 2 mandatory units. These units are:

  • Unit 1: Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries
  • Unit 2: Applying the Principles of Training

Students will also need to complete 2 optional units from the following:

  • Unit 3: The Body’s Response to Physical Activity
  • Unit 4: Sport Psychology
  • Unit 5: Sports Nutrition
  • Unit 6: Technology in Sport

Assessment:

Unit 1: Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries will be assessed by a written exam. All other units will be externally assessed by an OCR Moderator. There will be on-going assessments and moderations throughout the academic year. All individual units will be graded as PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. An overall grade will be awarded on completion of all of the required units.

Each unit will have specific Assessment Objectives. Assessment Objectives will be assessed using a number of different methods. These methods include report writing, presentations, interviews, practical demonstrations and performance.

Homework:

Students will be expected to use study time at home to undertake research for their assignments and also to work on assignments to meet the deadlines set by their teacher.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

There will be opportunities for students to attend intervention/revision sessions throughout the academic year in order to develop their knowledge and understanding within specific topic areas. These sessions will be also used to support students to achieve their target grade.

Last updated: 12 Jul 2017