Physical Education

Our curriculum intent: why we teach what we teach in Physical Education

  • Students will learn the fundamentals of sports and physiology. Students will progress through a wide range of skills, tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully in a range of sports. We seek to instil habits and attitudes that will support a thriving and healthy lifestyle and a lifelong love for sport.

  • Students will be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle and engage in skilled sporting activities. Our curriculum strives to be informative and inspiring. We aim to encourage the strengths of all learners, creating an inclusive environment, which supports development whilst allowing those with clear strengths to flourish. Each student should experience an interesting, challenging and enjoyable range of physical activities whilst developing the ability to perform and refine knowledge and skills.

  • Students will become wise and disciplined in terms of health consciousness. Physical Education as a subject is founded on the belief that healthy living is the foundation of both physical and mental wellbeing, whilst providing a wealth of opportunities for the development of good character. We wish to instill the importance of fair play, resilience, integrity and humility to support our students in becoming well rounded citizens who are valued not only as individuals but by the contributions they make to society.

Physical Education curriculum intent

Curriculum

Year 7
Year 7 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer  Term
Unit Title Introduction to the range of sports students will participate in at Emmanuel College
Key Question What is the sport I am working on and how do I play it?
Threshold Concepts Students will gain a basic understanding of a range of sports form netball, athletics, rugby, hockey, basketball, fitness, dance, gymnastics and much more. Students will have an understanding of the key concepts required to play a range of sports, what basic rules are involved in these sports and how to compete in invasion games. Students will understand why character is important in sports and will be able to answer a range of questions looking at the important features of each sport and why they are important. Students will understand the basic techniques needed in order to play or take part in a range of sport.
Link to Prior Knowledge Students will have developed basic skills in primary school which will be transferred into the skill development phases at College within each sport. Students should have an understanding of basic movement patterns, had some familiarisation with team games and have the basic ability to throw and catch with some success.
Knowledge and sequencing rationale Students will experience a range of new physical activities and sports during Yr 7. They will gain knowledge through the learning of basic skills in a wide range of physical activities, which will allow them to develop these skills over the course of their time at Emmanuel college.  Students will also learn how to control and have an awareness of their body in activities such as Gymnastics and Dance.  Students will also begin to develop their character through opportunities to work with others collaboratively where fair play and sportsmanship will be encouraged.

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Year 8
Year 8 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer  Term
Unit Title Developing existing skills and techniques with an increased focus on tactical development
Key Question How do I further develop my skills and techniques in a range of sports and begin to understand the more technical and tactical developments of the sports?
Threshold Concepts Students will further develop their understanding of invasion game within Year 8. Students will gain an understanding of the technical developments of the sports and will begin to have both teacher led and group discussions surrounding tactical play. They will have an increased knowledge of how they body works and will have an understanding of what it means to be an effective leader, taking on more leadership opportunities within lessons.
Link to Prior Knowledge Students will have experienced all sports on offer in Year 7 therefore will have a clear understanding of what is required of them in each sport. Students will have experienced basic game play situations with an introduction into the rules and regulations of the sports and will have an understanding of what it means to be a good sportsperson.
Knowledge and sequencing rationale Students will begin to build on their basic skills from Yr 7 by learning more complex skills such as a ‘lay-up’ in Basketball. Students will take part in a range of sporting activities and will begin to build on their knowledge and understanding of Health and Fitness. Using different training methods students will gain an awareness of how the different body systems work and can be trained. Students will begin to improve their leadership and communication skills such as by leading warm up’s.

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Year 9
Year 9 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer  Term
Unit Title Creating opportunities for application of knowledge in a range of sports.
Key Question How do I apply my skills and knowledge effectively in a range of sports?
Threshold Concepts Students will gain the knowledge of how to effectively apply the knowledge gained in Year 7 and 8 to more advanced game situations. Students will continue to further develop their knowledge on the rules and regulations of the sports and will develop and build on their basic skills learnt in Year 7 and 8 to develop more advanced skills and techniques. With the development of this knowledge students will apply their understanding fo the skills into game based situations which require more a more advanced thought process on the different skills which should be used in different situations within the game. Students will gain more insight into how the body works, looking at leading and developing their own warm up routines and will take part in a range of fitness activities with a focus on wellbeing. Student will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge of the outdoors further by enrolling on the Duke of Edinburgh course to give students a more varied experience of different aspects of teamwork and communication.
Link to Prior Knowledge Students will have begun to develop on the basic skills learnt in a range of sports and will have a more advanced knowledge of the rules and regulations surrounding sports taught. They will have some understanding of tactical play within a range of sports and will have a basic understanding of how the body works due to fitness based activities.
Knowledge and sequencing rationale Students continue to improve their physical skills and fitness in a range of sporting activities. Students skill levels will be challenged with new skills as they begin to understand the use of tactics in sporting situations. There is continued character and leadership opportunities within the PE curriculum and with the introduction of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme which encourages service in the community. Badminton is introduced as an individual sport and with it new ways of looking at coordination in students.

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Year 10

Year 10

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer  Term

Unit Title

Creating effective competition focus with a focus on leadership in lessons

Key Question

How do I compete effectively in a range of sports, what advanced skills do I need in order to be effective in competition and how do I become an effective leader?

Threshold Concepts

Students will gain further knowledge on how to compete successfully in a range of sport. They key question will look at how as a team or an individual do we/I outwit our opponents successfully? Students will gain an understanding of what it looks like to outwit opponents effectively and will begin to put tactical play and advanced skills developed throughout previous years into action in order to win games. Students will be given the opportunity to extend their leadership skills and attributes further and will be given support on how to become an effective leader in PE in line with their character development. Students will be given an introduction to the weights room and will gain further knowledge around how the body works and the body systems in place to support body adaptations.

Link to Prior Knowledge

Students would have an understanding of how to apply skills learnt into games and will have a greater understanding of the rules and regulations surrounding each sport. They will have a more advanced understanding of the body systems and will be able to discuss the qualities effective leader need in order to start applying them into lessons and leadership in year 10.

Knowledge and sequencing rationale

As students enter Key stage 4 they are further enhancing their understanding of sports and way’s to outwit opponents. They are taught to think more about differing strategies and tactics in a variety of sporting activities, alongside even more complex skills. Students begin to develop their umpiring skills and build upon their knowledge of rules but more importantly how to implement these rules in game situations. Students are also introduced to our weights room as another way of developing their health and fitness. Competition focus in game lessons.

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Year 11

Year 11

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer  Term

Unit Title

Combatting stress with sport and creating a lifelong love soar sport

Key Question

How does sport and PE effectively benefit my wellbeing during Year 11 and create a lifelong love for sport and fitness?

Threshold Concepts

Students will continue to develop an understanding for leadership qualities and will gain the knowledge of how to set up and run competition/tournaments within their chosen sports. Students will develop on their knowledge on and understanding of how PE and sport can benefit you mentally in such a stressful point in your education and students will be encouraged to continue to consolidate their lifelong love for sport. Students will look to develop and understanding of the range of benefits associated with sport outside of school and will be encouraged to think with a deeper understanding of game play and tactical awareness when competing against others in lessons.

Link to Prior Knowledge

Students will have learnt the most effective ways to outwit opponents and will be able to apply this knowledge into sporting situations throughout the range of sports delivered. Students will have an in depth understanding of the body system which support fitness and will be able to apply this knowledge when discussion different aspects of PE.

Knowledge and sequencing rationale

In Yr 11 we want students to become even more independent and be able to organise and lead parts of lessons. In team games students are encouraged to organise and officiate small tournaments. In their health and fitness unit they are encouraged to design and implement a fitness programme. The overall aim is for students to leave Emmanuel’s PE programme with a lifelong love for physical activity and sport.

 

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Cambridge National - Sports Studies Year 10

Year 10 CN

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer  Term

Unit Title

Ro51 Contemporary issues in Sport

RO54 Sport and the Media

RO54 Sport and the Media

Key Question

How does sport contribute to society, and what are the barriers that restrict participation for certain user groups?

What is the relationship between sport and the media, and how has this changed over time?

What is the relationship between sport and the media, and how has this changed over time?

Threshold Concepts

Students explore a range of topical and contemporary issues in sport such as participation levels and barriers, promote values and ethical behaviour, and learn how sport contributes to society as a whole.

Students explore the relationship between sports and the media. Students consider how sport uses the media to promote itself and how the media uses sport to expand and maintain uptake of media products.

Students look at the differences in sports coverage across a range  of media outlets and how, over time the effect that the media has had on public interest and involvement in sport.

Link to Prior Knowledge

Students will build upon some of their knowledge that will have been developed in other subject such as RE to explain why some cultures do not allow women to participate in sport. Students will also be able to develop knowledge gained from news and other subject relating to the dangers of taking performing enhancing drugs.

Students will develop their knowledge of issues such as social media and consider how this influences their own views on sport and participation in certain sports. They will be able to identify a range of media outlets such as newspaper, radio and a host of social media.

Students will learn how over time the media has changed and had a major impact on the way we view sport, the way sport is portrayed and the influence the media has on sport due to the financial gain media gives to sport

Knowledge and sequencing rationale

Students develop an understanding of contemporary issues in Sport. They consider why certain user groups may face barriers to participation and understand ways these barriers can be broken down. Students do this unit of work first in order to have the knowledge to sit the Yr 10 examination early and then work on developing the coursework elements of the course. The media coursework that students look at in the Spring and Summer term builds on some of the skills developed during the examined ‘contemporary issues in sport’ unit.

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Sixth Form

Physical Education Staff