Physical Education at STEWARDS ACADEMY

Within all sports taught at Stewards Academy during lessons the five areas of the new National Curriculum are taken into consideration. Students are expected to work towards the following:

1.     Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games.

2.     Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports e.g. athletics and gymnastics

3.     Perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms.

4.     Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges.

5.     Analyse their performances and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Due to facilities and timetabling sporting activities are delivered on a rotation basis over specific times of the year. This is to ensure all groups experience the specific units relevant to their learning development.

Physical Education at the Stewards Academy has become a popular subject across all key stages. This is due to the efforts of pupils, the PE department, examination results and the schools continued support.

At all key stages a wide range of sports are available to be taught by the PE department. These are to ensure that all pupils have a quality learning experience within their PE lessons.

Activities include:

Invasion Games = Football, Rugby, Netball, Handball, Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Dodgeball.

Net Games = Badminton, Tennis and Volleyball.

Striking and Fielding = Rounders and Cricket

Swimming = Swimming lessons, Water Polo and Personal Survival

Gymnastics = Gymnastics, Trampolining and Dance

Fitness = Health Related Exercise


Physical Education - GCSE

Theory element (50%)

· Healthy, active lifestyles and how they could benefit you.

· Influences on your healthy, active lifestyle.

· Exercise and fitness as part of your healthy, active lifestyle.

· Physical activity as part of your healthy, active lifestyle.

· Your personal health and well being.

· Healthy, active lifestyle and your cardiovascular system.

· Healthy, active lifestyle and your respiratory system.

· Healthy, active lifestyle and your muscular system.

· Healthy, active lifestyle and your skeletal system.

· Physical activity and your healthy mind and body

Analysis of performance/coursework (10%)
The coursework element: Each pupil has to choose one of their four final assessment sports, and produce a 6 week training programme. Pupils will cover the supporting work during lesson time, and work independently to produce the 6 week Personal Exercise Plan (PEP). You also need to understand the techniques and principles behind different sports and activities in the analysis of performance section.

Practical element (40%)
Students are required to offer four performances, in practical contexts, in the role of either player / participant, official or leader. At least two of the four performances must be in the role of player / participant. The four sports are marked out of ten; each sport is worth ten percent of their overall grade. Some of the sporting areas you can choose from are; football, rugby, climbing, lifesaving, basketball, fitness, athletics, rounders and netball. If you participate and excel in any areas that aren't studied during the two years of the course, you can still enter those sports for the practical exam.