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Physical Education

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Intent

Our mission is to stimulate a lifelong love of learning and of sport by creating an environment in which students will learn to lead a healthy and active lifestyle which will benefit them as they move through life.

Introduction 

The Physical Education Department develops self-esteem, dignity, health/fitness, resilience and respect through participation not only in lessons but as representatives and ambassadors of the school. Physical Education is crucial to pupil development; it can contribute to spiritual, moral, cultural and most importantly physical development.

At Prince William School you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting activities but most importantly you will learn to lead a healthy and active lifestyle which will benefit you as you move through life.

The Physical Education Department offers good facilities. In addition to large fields consisting of two football and one rugby pitch, there is a well-equipped Sports Hall, a full sized astro-turf and 4 outdoor netball courts. The changing rooms, with showers and heated floor, house a designated PE classroom as well as a fully equipped fitness suite. Opportunities exist for students to enjoy a range of sporting activities throughout the curriculum. There is a strong fixture-list for Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Football, Rounders and Cricket. Many students also participate in other sports such as Athletics, Rowing, Gymnastics, Tennis, Badminton and much more.

Examples of cross-curricular links

English:

Non-fiction reading  -  journals in every topic                                      

Vocabulary strategy - pre-teach 10 words per topic

Purpose and audience writing -  Diary writing for PEP  

Mathematics: Graphs in personal fitness testing, numerical data analysis
Biology: Skeleton and muscle groups  
Psychology: Motivation and strategy

 

Examples of Cultural Capital entitlement from NC

  • Presentation of self and self-identity through body image - a big part of social classification
  • Health choices - important to the community
  • Inclusion in cultural sporting events
  • History and culture around the development of sports

Key Stage 3

Physical Education with Prince William School is structured to follow the requirements of the National Curriculum and the aims of the School as a whole. Physical Education covers both activities in and outdoors. It is of a recreational, aesthetic and competitive nature, requiring individual effort and co-operation.

Physical Education is timetabled throughout the School, with 2 periods per week in all years.

The areas covered on the curriculum include:

Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Rounders, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Athletics, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Dance, Gaelic Football, Handball, Tennis and Softball.

 

Year 7

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Rugby/Football

Netball/Gymnastics

Gymnastics/Basketball

Hockey/Netball

Rugby/Dance

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Fitness/Hockey

Football

Athletics/Cricket

Rounders

Athletics/Cricket

Softball

 

Year 8

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Rugby/Football

Netball/Hockey

Basketball/Volleyball

Fitness/Trampolining

Fitness/Handball

Football/Basketball

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Invasion Games/ Rugby

Netball/Hockey

Athletics/Cricket

Rounders

Athletics/Softball

Cricket/Rounders

 

Year 9

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Rugby/Football

Netball/Hockey

Basketball/Volleyball

Fitness/Trampolining

Fitness/Handball

Football/Basketball

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Invasion Games/ Rugby

Volleyball/Gaelic Football

Athletics/Cricket

Rounders/Tennis

Athletics/Softball

Cricket/Rounders/Tennis

 

Example of skill progression

Developing basic skills and working them into small games; add complexity to skills, e.g. passing off both feet, long and short passes etc., and put into context of controlled game situations; complex skills developed and used within full games, incorporating tactics and decision making about use of each skill.

Key Stage 4

Core PE lessons (two per week) continue to provide students with opportunities to develop a life-long love of sport and a knowledge of healthy lifestyles and fitness.  A wide variety of sports are offered and students are able to chose which ones to pursue, the course very similar to those at Key Stage 3 but with more of an option for the students on what they complete.

At Key Stage 4 students can take BTEC PE as on option block which will give them an extra 5 lessons a fortnight as well as their standard 2 core PE lessons.  These will be a mix between practical and theory based lessons. As part of the BTEC students will be regularly participating or undertaking a role in two sports of their choice. Students will develop independence to their learning by consolidating classroom work through annotation of notes and summarising key points. Students will engage in classroom discussion developing and applying their knowledge. The course requires the students to complete areas of coursework both practically and theoretically, these will be continually assessed throughout the year, they will be required to submit the coursework for corrections and then keep to all deadline dates. There are three mandatory units, one of which is an online exam, and one optional unit.

 

Year 10 BTEC 

Term 1

Term 2 Term 3

Unit 1 - Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Unit 2 - Practical Sports Performance

Unit 1 - Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Unit 2 - Practical Sports Performance

Unit 1 - Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Unit 2 - Practical Sports Performance

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Unit 1 - Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Unit 2 - Practical Sports Performance

Unit 1 - Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Unit 2 - Practical Sports Performance

Unit 1 - Exam

Unit 2 - Practical Sports Performance

 

Year 11 BTEC

Term 1

Term 2 Term 3

Unit 3 - Applying the Principles of Personal Training

Unit 6 - Leading a Sports Activity

Unit 3 - Applying the Principles of Personal Training

Unit 6 - Leading a Sports Activity

Unit 1 - Resit if needed

Unit 3 - Applying the Principles of Personal Training

Unit 6 - Leading a Sports Activity

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Unit 3 - Applying the Principles of Personal Training

Unit 6 - Leading a Sports Activity

Catch up coursework

 

 

Example of skill progression

Complex skills used within games incorporating tactics and decision making; deeper and broader knowledge and understanding of the game, and of game management; greater specialisation in narrower range of sports, but refinement of skills leading to high level performance in chosen sports.

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 students are given the opportunity to opt for the BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Sport, which is the equivalent of 1 A-level. The BTEC course will give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as a degree or BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport or related areas. They will cover the following areas the first three of which are mandatory and the final one is an optional unit that we have chosen.

  • Anatomy and Physiology (online exam)
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being (written exam)
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry (coursework)
  • Sports Leadership (coursework)

 

 Year 12 Level 3 BTEC

Term 1

Term 2 Term 3

Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 - fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing

Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 - fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing

Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 - fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 - fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing

Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology - Revision and Exam

Unit 2 - fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing - Revision and Exam

Unit 4 - Sports Leadership

 

Year 13 Level 3 BTEC

Term 1

Term 2 Term 3

Unit 3 - Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Unit 4 - Sports Leadership

Unit 3 - Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Unit 4 - Sports Leadership

Unit 3 - Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Unit 4 - Sports Leadership

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Unit 3 - Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Unit 4 - Sports Leadership

Coursework completion and catch-up

 

Careers and progression

Qualification pathways 

The PE department has responded to student requirements and changed the offer of GCSE and A level to BTECs. 

The L2 BTEC offered at KS4 prepares students perfectly for the Level 3 BTEC offered at KS5, which in turn prepares students for further study at degree or BTEC Higher National or employment in the sport and active leisure sector. 

 

Example of successful progressions

Three students from Year 13 progressed to higher education/careers in sports related area in 2019.

Examples of links to Gatsby benchmark 4 (Linking curriculum to careers) 

Case studies of professional cricketer

Case studies of physiotherapist

Examples of link to Gatsby benchmark 5 (encounters with employers)

Trip to strength & conditioning studio

Employability skills

Problem solving & tactics, analysis & evaluation, teamwork, leadership.

Extra Curricular

An extensive extra-Curricular programme takes place at the school with activities on most lunchtimes and after school as well as the after school fixtures. Coaches from outside of school come in and run clubs such as fencing and the football Academies from Norwich and Peterborough.

On top of the sports offered by the PE Department there are many opportunities to take part in Leadership throughout the years. The school prides itself on the reputation it has created throughout the district for the quality of its young leaders helping out with Primary Festivals and events across the partnership. Leadership comes in two forms, general leadership carried out by Yr7-11 and the Sports Leaders/Higher Sports Leaders Award.

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