Physical education

Physical Education at KS3

The main aim of the PE department to achieve better HEALTH for all students. H – Health, E – Enjoyment, A – Attitude, L – Learning, T – Team spirit, H – Hard work. We will also build on the fundamental skills required to perform at maximum levels in small sided games. To offer the opportunities to explore simple tactics and strategies in order to outwit the opposition. To develop physical literacy/body movement competence throughout. Passing/Receiving, Ball handling, Dodging, Evading. Pupils will learn to use basic principles of play when selecting and applying tactics for defending and attacking. Pupils will develop the skills necessary to outwit opponents. Passing, receiving, sending and receiving and beating an opponent will be developed through small sided games and conditional situations. Demonstrating high quality performances and accurate replication will be assessed.

All pupils should: 

  • Build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2.
  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives

Opportunities will be provided to compete in sport and other activities which will build character, by promoting health, enjoyment, a positive attitude, lifelong learning, team spirit and hard work. There will also be a focus on helping to embed the core values at KESH including; aspiration, compassion, respect and equality.

Year 7

Focus: To develop physical literacy/body movement competence throughout. Passing/Receiving, Ball handling, Tackling, Dodging, Evading. Pupils will learn to use basic principles of play when selecting and applying tactics for defending and attacking. Pupils will develop the skills necessary to outwit opponents. Passing, receiving, tackling and beating an opponent will be developed through small sided games and conditional situations. Demonstrating high quality performances and accurate replication will be assessed.   

Key topics: Physical well-being through; PE ready, OAA, Dance and Gymnastics, Football, Rugby, Netball, Athletics, Tennis and Rounders.

Year 8

Focus: Knowledge: Selection of skill in a range of competitive contexts. Using space and more complex strategies to outwit opposition. Application of a set of game rules in a range of sports.

Skills: Sending/Receiving, Passing, Evading, Attacking/Defending, Control. Develop the principles of attack and defence. Involve progressive gameplay to allow for tactical planning and refinement. Allow students to make decisions, assess outcome and suggest improvements. Develop confidence in movement relating to net games.

Key topics: Social well-being through; Basketball, Football, Rugby, OAA, Health Related Fitness, Netball, Soft ball, Tennis, Cricket, Athletics, Rounders.

Year 9

Focus: Knowledge: development of skill selection in a range of competitive contexts. Using space, tactics and strategies to outwit opposition. Building on the application of game rules in a range of sports and competitive situations. Introduce the theory elements of physical education looking at what it means to lead a healthy active lifestyle. All students gain the opportunity to an insight to GCSE courses that will be available when choosing their options.

Skills: Build upon fundamental skills but increase in speed and level of challenge. Develop the principles of attack and defence while working with others effectively. Involve pressurised game situations to allow for tactical planning and refinement. Allow students to make decisions, assess outcome and suggest improvements.

Key topics: Mental well-being through; Football, Basketball, Health Related Fitness, Netball, Rugby, Cricket, Softball, Tennis, Athletics and Healthy Active Lifestyles theory lessons.

Physical Education (Core)

Why study this subject?

Fitness and Health are important. PE helps you to stay active, teaches you the importance of physical exercise and leads to good habits for the future.

What will I learn?

In Core PE students are able to participate in a number of activities. All students continue with major games, athletics and gymnastics where they can decide to pursue performing, coaching or officiating in greater depth. Alongside this, students are able to take part in other activities such as trampolining and dance as well as developing their knowledge of “Health Related Exercise” using the Academy’s own fitness facility. Students are expected to study at least two of the following activity areas:

  • Outwit opponents – as in games activities.
  • Accurate replication – as in gymnastics and trampolining.
  • Exercising safely and effectively – as in aerobics and weight training.
  • Performing at maximum levels – as in athletics.
  • Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions – as in dance.
  • Identifying and solving problems – as in outdoor adventure activities.

In year 11 students have the opportunity to visit venues in the local community during a double PE lesson, such as ice skating, golf, ‘Fitness First’ centre and ten pin bowling.

How will I be assessed?

There are no exams or coursework; this is a non-examined subject.

Post-16 Progression - what can this subject lead to afterwards?

For our students exercise should be part of their everyday life. Regular activity helps students to:

  • Keep their weight within a healthy range.
  • Increase strength and stamina for everyday tasks.
  • Lower their risk of illness.
  • Develop strong, healthy bodies.
  • Manage stress and decrease anxiety and depression.
  • Improve confidence.

Where can I find out more about this subject?

For more information on this subject you can contact any staff at the PE department.

About

King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered number 10654935. Registered office: Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD. Academy tel: 0121 464 4428.

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