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Stewards Academy

Stewards Academy

Science Specialist

PE

Subject Intent

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Aims

Within PE we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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
  • Experience challenge and enjoyment.
  • Establish a pattern of health and wellbeing, embedding a lifelong love of sport.

Key Stage 3

Physical Education and school sport is at the heart of Stewards Academy.  We aim to provide all students with a positive PE experience and a wealth of opportunities in both physical education and sport.  The department creates a safe and positive environment in order to help pupils to reach their potential in PE whatever their level of ability – students develop confidence, leadership, team work and mutual respect through the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum.  We pride ourselves on the excellent working relationships that we develop with our students, both in lessons, and during the vast array of extra-curricular clubs and opportunities we provide.   All students receive 150 minutes of PE across the 2 week timetable in KS3. Pupils are taught in half year groups of four tutor groups.  Most lessons are delivered to mixed ability groups although when appropriate students may be split into ability groups or mixed gender groups for certain activities.

Year 7 Unit Titles

Year 8 Unit Titles

  • Rugby (passing, receiving, tackling, rucking)
  • Netball (passing, footwork, positions)
  • Swimming (stroke development)
  • Handball (passing, movement, shooting)
  • Basketball (passing, receiving, dribbling, shooting)
  • Racket Sports (grip, serve, forehand, backhand)
  • Gymnastics / Trampolining (safety, tuck, pike, straddle, twists, seat drop)
  • Football (passing, receiving, dribbling)
  • Rounders (throwing, catching, hitting)
  • Cricket (Throwing, batting, bowling)
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Rugby (scrummaging, mauling)
  • Netball (pivoting, shooting, defending)
  • Swimming (stroke development; front crawl & back crawl)
  • Hockey (passing, dribbling, shooting)
  • Dance (HAKA)
  • Basketball (rebounding, lay ups)
  • Racket Sports (positional play, forehand / backhand drive)
  • Gymnastics / Trampolining (front and back drops, sequencing and routines)
  • Football (shooting, tackling, heading)
  • Dodgeball (throwing, catching, dodging)
  • Handball (Positions & goalkeeping)
  • Rounders (backstop, post play, fielding and bowling)
  • Cricket (long barrier, wicket keeping, bowling and batting
  • Athletics (Track & Field)

 

 Brief description of the departments homework policy for pupils in year 7+8

Pupils are encouraged to attend extra-curricular PE activities at Stewards to broaden their sporting experience, both in a friendly and competitive environment.

A regular part of the KS3 programme is the inter-school competition offered through tutor group events including; cross country, football, dodgeball, table tennis, basketball, trampolining and athletics. 

We actively encourage pupils to take part in sports clubs / activities to practice and develop the skills taught within the PE lessons.

 

Key Stage 4 GCSE PE

Students follow the OCR GCSE PE specification. Our GCSE in Physical Education equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop their own performance in sport. They develop their understanding of socio-cultural influences on participation in sport, and the benefits of physical activity to health, fitness and well-being.

Pupils will have 4 lessons of 75 minutes over the two week timetable. During three of these lessons, pupils will learn the theory content of the course and the fourth will be practically based.

Component/unit 1    

What is assessed:

Component 01: Physical factors affecting performance: Students explore how parts of the human body function during physical activity and the physiological adaptations that can occur due to diet and training. They also develop skills in data analysis, and an understanding of the principles of training, why we train in different ways and how training plans can be made to optimise results.

There are two topics:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Physical training.

How will it be assessed:

  • Written Exam
  • 1 hour
  • 60 marks
  • 30% of GCSE

 

Component/unit 2   

What is assessed:

  • Component 02: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology: Students develop their knowledge of the social-cultural and psychological influences on levels of participation in sport, and also how sport impacts on society more broadly. This includes the individual benefits to health, fitness and well-being of participating in physical activity, as well as the influences of commercialisation, sponsorship and the media.

There are three topics:

  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Sports psychology
  • Health, fitness and well-being.

How will it be assessed:

  • Written Exam
  • 1 hour
  • 60 marks
  • 30% of GCSE

 

Component/unit 3

What is assessed:

  • Component 03: Performance in physical education: Students are assessed in performing three practical activities and one performance analysis task. In the practical performance, they demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions. They are also required to demonstrate their ability to analyse and evaluate their own performance to produce an action plan for improvement.

How will it be assessed:

  • Non exam assessment
  • 80 marks
  • 40% of GCSE mark

 

Please provide a brief description of the departments homework policy for pupils at KS4

Pupils will be required to complete regular homework tasks set via Classcharts. Homework tasks would include; written tasks, revision, reading around the subject and participation in extra-curricular sports.

 

Key Stage 4 Sports Science

OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sports Science offer pupils the chance to develop a wide range of highly desirable transferable skills through practical and theory means. Cambridge Nationals deliver these skills and understanding, effectively engaging and inspiring students of all abilities to achieve.
Elite sport has embraced sport science disciplines wholeheartedly in the past few decades, moving from a perspective which assumed the primacy of natural talent in producing outstanding performance, to one which consolidates every minute detail of an athletes training programme, rest time, environment and psychology in the pursuit of excellence. The Cambridge Nationals in Sports Science offer students the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles and psychology in sport and sports performance.

Component/unit 1    

What is assessed: Reducing the risk of sports injuries

  • Understand different factors which influence the risk of injury
  • Understand how appropriate warm up and cool down routines can help to prevent injury
  • Know how to respond to injuries within a sporting context
  • Know how to respond to common medical conditions.

How will it be assessed:

  • 1 hour exam

Component/unit 2   

What is assessed: Applying principles of training

  • Know the principles of training in a sporting context
  • Know how training methods can target different fitness components
  • Be able to conduct fitness tests
  • Be able to develop fitness training programmes

How will it be assessed:

  • 4 Written coursework tasks set by OCR

 

External Unit/ Examination 

What is assessed:

  • Reducing the risk of sports injuries

How will it be assessed:

  • 1 hour exam

Please provide a brief description of the departments homework policy for pupils at KS4

Pupils will be issued homework tasks on a fortnightly basis. These will include knowledge organisers, revision tasks, quizzes and revision for end of unit tests.

 

Key Stage 4 Sports Studies

OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sports Studies offer pupils the chance to develop a wide range of highly desirable transferable skills through practical and theory means. Cambridge Nationals deliver these skills and understanding, effectively engaging and inspiring students of all abilities to achieve.
The Cambridge Nationals in Sports Studies take a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/ Physical Education themes. Students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models and sport and the media. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how it shapes the sports industry.

Component/unit 1    

What is assessed: Contemporary issues in sport

  • Understand the issues which affect participation in sport
  • Know about the role of sports in promoting values
  • Understand the importance of hosting major sporting events
  • Know about the role of national governing bodies in sport

How will it be assessed:

  • 1 hour exam

Component/unit 2   

What is assessed: Developing sports skills

  • Be able to use skills, techniques and tactics, strategies, compositional ideas as an individual performer in a sporting activity
  • Be able to use skills, techniques and tactics, strategies, compositional ideas as a team performer in a sporting activity
  • Be able to officiate in a sporting activity
  • Be able to apply practice methods to support improvement in a sporting activity

How will it be assessed:

  • 4 Written coursework tasks set by OCR

 

Component/unit 3    

What is assessed: Sports Leadership

  • know the personal qualities, styles, roles and responsibilities associated with effective sports leadership
  • Be able to plan sports activity sessions
  • Be able to deliver sports activity sessions
  • Be able to evaluate own performance in delivering a sports activity session

How will it be assessed:

  • 4 Written coursework tasks set by OCR

Component/unit 4

What is assessed: Sport and the media

  • Know how sport is covered across the media
  • Understand positive effects that the media can have on sport
  • Understand negative effects that the media can have on sport
  • Understand the relationship between sport and the media
  • Be able to evaluate media coverage of sport

How will it be assessed:

  • 5 Written coursework tasks set by OCR

External Unit/ Examination 

What is assessed:

  • Contemporary issues in sport

How will it be assessed:

  • 1 hour exam

Please provide a brief description of the departments homework policy for pupils at KS4

Pupils will be issued homework tasks on a fortnightly basis. These will include knowledge organisers, revision tasks, quizzes and revision for end of unit tests.