Physical Education

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Course Aims:

The aims of Physical Education in Key Stage 3 is for students to experience a broad and balanced curriculum in order for life-long physical participation. Students will improve their physical fitness and develop their skills in a range of sports and physical activities.

Learning is accessible for all students to make steady progress at their own pace. Through using teamwork in physical activities, students will develop their communication, interaction and problem solving skills, which can be applied across their school subjects. Students will develop resilience to overcome challenges and demonstrate sportsmanship when taking part in competitive sport.

Course Content:

Year 7

Student will complete units in a number of the
following activities over the year:

  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Tarmpolining
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket

Year 8

Students will complete units in a number of the following
activities over a year:

  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Tarmpolining
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket

Trips and visits:

There are a number of sporting fixtures and events throughout the year for students to take part in. There are Borough and League competitions in netball, football, trampolining, gymnastics, athletics, rounders and tennis. There are also inter-house competitions, which run throughout the year in cross-country, netball, and dance to enable all students to take part in competitive sport.

Co-curricular activities:

The PE department run sports clubs every lunchtime and after school for students to take part in. These include netball, football, basketball, trampolining, fitness, handball, athletics, tennis, rounders, and cricket.

Key Stage 4 & 5 / Career Progression:

Physical Education continues at GCSE as it is important they remain active as this helps students both physically and mentally with the rest of their academic studies. As part of this, in year 10 students work towards completing a Level 2 Sports Leadership Award. Those students who wish to continue Physical Education as a GCSE will have an additional three lessons where they will study a combination of additional theory and practical skills. A Level Physical Education can be undertaken at Bentley Wood High School and within the collegiate. Sport and Leisure is a rapidly growing industry, which offers a wide spectrum of careers for the future.

This would include:

Physiotherapist Sports Coach Dietician PE Teacher
Leisure Manage Journalist Nutritionist Official
Personal Trainer Sport Scientist Lifeguard Health Promoter
Armed forces Professional Sportswoman Sports Psychologist Events Management

Recommended Reading and Websites:

National Governing Body Websites

eg) England Netball. http://www.englandnetball.co.uk/

Here you will find up to date rules, events, competitions, local clubs and courses (including coaching and umpiring/refereeing courses) for you to get involved with

BrianMac Sports Coach

http://www.brianmac.co.uk/

This website provides information for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, sports science students and sports coaches on the many topics relating to athletic development, exercise physiology and successful coaching.

Additionally students may wish to read:

  • Sports rule books and coaching guides
  • Sports Biographies/Autobiographies