In KS2 students have learned to apply and develop a range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They have experienced communicating, collaborating, and competing with each other in a range of physical activities and have learned to evaluate and recognize their own success.
The KS3 PE curriculum is designed to cover a broad and balanced set of activities known as our “target sports” which are selected to cover the national curriculum and enable all to succeed, regardless of age, ability, gender, or socio-economic status. Schemes for each target sport have been written by expert practitioners, who provide ongoing support and professional development for colleagues. Our target sports are:
In addition, year 7 students have the chance to choose a “Niche Sport” as one of their electives to experience sports from outside our curriculum. These activities include:
Aim 1: All students will reach their potential. The vast majority of students will be “competent” performers* in a range of activities. Many students will exceed this level.
Aim 2: Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) specifically chosen for each physical activity are explicitly taught and utilized by students as part of their own highly-effective warm-ups.
Aim 3: Students develop the knowledge and skills of each activity with good technique with application in competitive situations and games.
Aim 4: Students will learn how to lead a healthy, active lifestyle including how to warm up safely and effectively and why this is important.
Aim 5: There is a strong uptake of our extensive extra-curricular program. Many students compete in internal and external competitions at all levels. Clear pathways enable the most able to compete and achieve success at the highest level.
*see the assessment page
Students study the Edexcel Specification which includes units on:
GCSE Dance gives students the opportunity to develop practical skills in dance through performance, choreography and analysis.
Components are delivered through a mixture of practical and theory lessons. Students will understand and create work for practical and written examination as well as controlled assessments.
GCSE Dance consists of the following key areas of study:
It is essential that GCSE dancers are committed to additional rehearsals throughout the course.
BTEC Health and Social Care
Students study The BTEC Tech Award in Health & Social Care which includes units on:
The course is graded as shown below: