St Michael's
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Physical Education

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Overview

Physical Education: KS3

Our aim is for every student to experience a wide range of physical activities and to gain an understanding of why PE is important as an integral part of an active and healthy lifestyle. We want all of our students to enjoy PE and as a department, we take great pride in the positive feedback we receive from our students regarding their experiences in lessons.

The department has established the following links;

  • awarded the Schools Games ‘Silver Mark’ for contributions to PE & Sport in schools
  • WBA Foundation ‘Live the Kicks Dream’ programme – football clubs for both boys and girls
  • FA (Football Association) link – Secondary Schools Girls programme. Set up to provide successful and sustainable girls football
  • PCFL – West Midlands affiliated school for Power Chair Football
  • UKDBA affiliation: Through this membership, our school has been successful in dodgeball competitions. Our Year 8 Boys squad are 2016-17 Sandwell and Black Country Champions and will now be going onto represent the area at the West Midlands Finals.
  • In Badminton, our U16s are two times Sandwell Champions and the team has represented Sandwell at the finals of the Black Country Games.
  • annual Sponsored Bounce evening
  • annual trips to the BBA Finals in Birmingham
  • annual National Badminton Championships in Birmingham
  • Twitter account created and used for both lessons and extra-curricular - @stmichaelssport

As a department, we act upon the feedback given to us from KS3 student surveys, so we can improve the quality of provision that is delivered to our students.

What skills will pupils develop?

Students will develop:

  • teamwork
  • resilience
  • honesty
  • sportsmanship
  • communication
  • enthusiasm
  • pride
  • tactics & strategies
  • analysis
  • motivation
  • life skills
  • organisation
  • independence
  • self-discipline
  • growth mind set

What will help pupils to learn?

A positive and supportive environment where students feel confident to express themselves and develop their theoretical knowledge, understanding and their practical performance.

KS3 Course Structure

The structure of the course enables students to experience a broad range of activities. Throughout Years 7 - 9, students will develop their skill level and their ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Year 7 curriculum outline – 4 weeks of baseline assessments in a range of activities so students can be assessed and grouped ready for the academic year. Students will then undertake units of work where they will participate in 7 activities from the following:

  • football
  • netball
  • rugby
  • gymnastics/Trampolining
  • table tennis
  • badminton
  • Boccia
  • dodgeball
  • dance
  • handball
  • problem-solving
  • fitness induction
  • athletics
  • cricket
  • Rounders

Year 8 & 9 curriculum outline - Students will undertake 7 units of work where they will participate in activities from the following :

  • football
  • netball
  • rugby
  • gymnastics/Trampolining
  • dance
  • table tennis
  • Boccia
  • badminton
  • dodgeball
  • handball
  • problem-solving
  • fitness testing/indoor rowing/training methods
  • athletics
  • cricket
  • Rounders

Students have the opportunity to apply for and become a Sports Ambassador for the department.

KS3 Assessment

Assessment will take place using the following:

  • performance assessment every lesson
  • fitness testing results & fitness results from both indoor rowing and methods of training
  • written assessment projects
  • verbal assessment through feedback and questioning.
  • self/peer-assessment through analysis of performance

At the end of each unit, all students will gain a formative grade, which will form a part of their assessment. Throughout the academic year, their grade will be an average of all of the activities they have undertaken and the best 4 grades will count as their end of year assessment.

KS4 Course Structure

In KS4, we offer both core and optional PE. Each course offers a wide range of activities for students to participate in including individual, team games and personal fitness development. Examples of the sporting activities students undertake are listed below:

  • football
  • netball
  • rugby
  • gymnastics/Trampolining
  • table tennis
  • badminton
  • dodgeball
  • dance
  • handball
  • fitness
  • boxing/MMA
  • athletics
  • striking and fielding

KS4 Assessment

Students have the opportunity to opt or a GCSE PE or BTEC Sport - please refer to pages 5 for a detailed overview.

Staff

Mr G Gibbons

Head of PE

Mrs A Wright

Second in department/PE Teacher

Mrs F Faulkner

Second in department/ PE Teacher

Mr C Bending

PE teacher and Associate Assistant Head

Mr A Brooks

PE teacher and Assistant Head

Mr W Hill

PE teacher and Assistant Head

Mr L Mole

PE teacher  and Head of Year 11

Mr P Stafford 

PE teacher  and Careers and PSHE

Opportunities out of lessons

We encourage and provide our students with the opportunities to be involved in our diverse extra-curricular programme, which enables students to participate in competitive and recreational activities to develop further their skill levels and confidence. Our extra-curricular programme is promoted through our Twitter page.

Career Pathways in this subject

PE is an integral part of a healthy individual. It has links to future career opportunities including further study at Higher Education, Health and Fitness industry, specialist PE teaching and sports coaching, armed services (Army, Navy, Air Force) and public services (Police, Fire and Ambulance), Nursing, Medicine, Physiotherapy and Veterinary.

 

Qualification Name

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport

Exam Board

EDXECEL

Type (e.g. GCSE/BTEC Certificate)

BTEC Level First Award Level 2

Level (1, 2 or both)

 Both

GLH

(Guided Learning Hours)

 120

Course Content Outline

(What Will I study?)

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport is taught over 120 guided learning hours (GLH). It has core and optional specialist units. Learners must complete the two core units, and a choice of optional units to reach a total of 120 GLH. This BTEC First Award has units that your centre assesses (internal) and a unit that Pearson sets and marks (external). Each unit equates to 25% of the students' overall grade.

 Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Externally assessed online exam relating to physical & skill components of fitness, training methods, fitness testing and the effect of exercise on the body.

 Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance

Learning aims in this unit: A) understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports B) practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports C) be able to review sports performance.

 Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness

Learning aims in this unit: A) design a personal fitness training programme B) know about exercise adherence factors and strategies for continued training success C) implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives D) review a personal fitness training programme.

 Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

Learning aims in this unit: A) know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership B) undertake the planning and leading of sports activities C) review the planning and leading of sports activities.

Typical Lesson/Homework Activities

(How will I study?)

Students will study in a variety of ways; worksheets, group tasks, quizzes, independent research, video analysis, power points & wherever possible the theory component of the course will be linked to the practical. Homework is provided every week and is to be submitted in the following theory lesson. Students will be required to complete and update coursework outside of school to meet the strict deadlines supplied by the exam board.

Practical lessons will be taught focusing on a variety of sports as chosen by the PE department.

Success Criteria

(How will I be assessed?)

Students will be awarded one of the following grades for each unit completed and assessed:

Level 1 Pass

Minimum points required 24     

Level 2 Pass

Minimum points required 48

Level 2 Merit

Minimum points required 66    

Level 2 Distinction

Minimum points required 84

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Core Unit: externally assessed

Online exam

Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance

Core Unit: internally assessed

Externally moderated

Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness

Optional Unit: internally assessed

Externally moderated

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

Optional Unit: internally assessed

Externally moderated

Succession Paths Post-16

(What can I do with this qualification?)

A-level or BTEC related courses at local colleges or 6th form