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PE at Shavington Academy

Vision: 

As a department, we aim to provide a challenging, disciplined, enjoyable and safe environment for high quality learning and teaching in Physical Education. Pupils should experience a balance of activities which has the necessary breadth to inspire lifelong physical activity habits. Progression should be evident as the pupil passes through key stage 3 with a more personalised, focused choice of activity in key stage 4. The department is focused also on improving the leadership skills of our pupils to provide them with key employability skills, through their experiences in sport. Sports leaders opportunities will be offered to pupils from year 9 onwards. We will ensure each pupil is offered a stimulating and relevant choice of extracurricular provision in both a recreational and competitive environment. By the end of their physical education at Shavington, it is our aim for pupils to have developed a personal commitment to, and genuine passion for sport, maintaining their health and well-being into adult life. In all PE lessons, we promote all of the Shavington Academy values below, supported by the Youth Sport Trust (Thinking, Social and Physical Me)

Staff: 

Mr D Skelding - Curriculum Leader of Physical Education

Mr K Harrison - PE and Science

Miss L Talbot - PE and Head of year 9

Miss L Stewart - PE and Curriculum leader of SPARK

Courses:

Key Stage 3 

Years 7 and 8

Pupils will complete a unit of work in two separate sports per half term. This will be conducted on a carousel, with different classes completing all the required sports activities throughout the year. Pupils will be required to take part in the following sports with the focus being on performing in a competitive situation in lesson and in one of our many teams should they wish to pursue this. 

Topics & Content:

In Basketball, pupils will develop the ability to outwit opponents and teams using strategies and tactics. Pupils will learn to choose, combine and perform basic basketball skills consistently applying fluency, accuracy and fundamental technical elements of the game. Continual development, adaptation and refinement of skills will contribute to producing improved performances & techniques.

In Gymnastics, pupils will apply movements, agilities and balances individually and as part of a fluent sequence. Pupils will learn to select, combine and perform skills; actions and balances including some that are inverted. Continual development, adaptation and refinement of learnt skills will contribute to producing an improved performance and accurate replication.

In health related exercise, pupils will be introduced to basic fitness activities and develop an accurate replication of the required techniques. Pupils will develop the skills of sustained running, jumping and other fitness skills. Pupils should understand that different events demand different components of fitness and be able to adapt to the set task. Students should be able to describe the elements of an effective technique in a small circuit.  

In Rugby, 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.  

In Hockey, pupils will learn to use the basic principles of play when selecting and applying tactics for defending and attacking. Pupils will develop the skills necessary to outwit opponents. Passing, receiving, intercepting, dribbling and shooting will be developed through small sided games and conditional situations demonstrating high quality performances and accurate replication will be assessed.

In Football, 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, shooting, control and heading will be developed through small sided games and conditional situations demonstrating high quality performances and accurate replication will be assessed. 

In Volleyball pupils will experiment with a range of basic tactics and, with guidance, form a simple game plan; select and apply a range of strokes or shots appropriate to the game and situation, including volley, dig and underarm serve with some consistency and accuracy; establish personal performance and fitness goals and work with a partner to monitor progress, with guidance; know where and how to become involved in volleyball games beyond the school day; with guidance, use information gained from feedback to improve personal performance.

In Handball, pupils will develop the ability to outwit opponents and teams using enhanced strategies and tactics. Pupils will learn to choose, combine and perform basic handball skills consistently applying fluency, accuracy and fundamental technical elements of the game. Continual development, adaptation and refinement of skill, including the screen and phases of play will be covered.

In Softball, pupils will learn to use basic principles of play when selecting and applying tactics to produce a successful outcome. Pupils will develop the skills necessary to outwit opponents. Batting, pitching and fielding will be developed through games and conditional situations. Demonstrating high quality performances and accurate replication will be assessed.    

In Cricket, pupils will learn to use basic principles of play when selecting and applying tactics to produce a successful outcome. Pupils will develop the skills necessary to outwit opponents. Batting, bowling and fielding will be developed through games and conditional situations. Demonstrating high quality performances and accurate replication will be assessed.    

In Athletics, pupils will develop the skills necessary to compete and achieve in a number of athletic events. To gain a baseline experience at jumping events, aiming for height/distance. Throwing events, aiming for distance. Running disciplines, the time taken to cover a set distance. In all events, demonstration of accurate technique and related performances will be assessed.    

In Tennis, pupils will learn to use basic principles of play when selecting and applying tactics for to produce a successful outcome. Pupils will develop the skills necessary to outwit opponents. Forehand, backhand, serve, volley, short and deep shots will be developed through games and conditional situations. Demonstrating high quality performances and accurate replication will be assessed.    

 

Year 9

During Physical Education lessons in year 9, pupils will complete units of work in the sports covered in year 7 and year 8. We aim to develop pupils further, with greater demands on tactical decisions, leadership skills and coaching. Pupils will learn to combine and perform more advanced skills consistently applying accuracy and high quality replication of technique. Continual development and refinement of skills will contribute to producing an improved performance & technique.

Year 9 also undertake a leadership programme, which will take place in one of their two practical lessons per week. Pupils will learn the most effective ways to communicate in sport, to apply decisions from observations/analysis and to lead pupils in a variety of sports. This unit is mostly practical based, with 1 theory lesson in each module covered. The PE departments aim is to ensure we provide all pupils with the necessary skill set upon leaving Shavington Academy, should they wish to pursue a career in sport or any field. We want to guide our pupils to become a thinking student, to show initiative, to lead groups both vocally and by example.

Taking GCSE/BTEC PE as an option

 

GCSE PE at a glance 

Subject content

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Movement Analysis, Physical Training, Use of Data, Sports Psychology, Socio-Cultural influences and Health, Fitness and Wellbeing.
  • 2 exam papers worth 30% each towards your GCSE

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

  • Practical assessment worth 40% towards your GCSE which includes analysis and evaluation of performance.

BTEC PE at a glance

Subject content

  • The course is split into 4 key units. Two in Year 10 and two in year 11.
  • Each unit includes practical and covers a variety of team and individual sports covering the role of a performer, coach and official.
  • Leadership opportunities are provided at events such as; primary athletic competitions.
  • Unit 1 is assessed through an exam. Unit 2, 3 and 6 are coursework based and include practical assessments e.g. designing and completing a training programme and completing a reflection interview with your teacher. 
  • We run regular support sessions for the exam unit, GCSE night for practical, as well as coursework catch up sessions at lunch times.

 

Terms you will use

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (Fatigue) - (DOMS)

Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is muscle pain that begins after you've worked out. It normally starts a day or two after a workout. For example; if you have completed a gym session after a long absence you will experience this usually between 24-48 hours.

Personal Exercise programme – (PEP)

personal exercise programme (PEP) is to ensure an athletes training develops the specific skills and fitness they require for their sport. This is designed to suit their individual needs.

Components of fitness

Extracurricular

At Shavington we deliver an extensive Extracurricular programme in a wide range of areas to help all pupils achieve their potential. Throughout the school year, pupils are able to partake in Football, Netball, Rugby, Basketball, Dance, Badminton, Gymnastics, Boxing, Tennis, Battleball, Volleyball and Athletics during lunchtime and after school clubs. We are inclusive of all ability levels and offer as many opportunities as possible to compete against other schools in the above sports. Shavington Academy has a strong record of pupils competing at high levels in many of the sports we cover and the PE department take great pride in ensuring our pupils receive the best possible teaching to enable them to succeed.

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