Key Stage 3
The KS3 Programme of study for 2021/22 can be found here.
Throughout Key Stage the students are taught 2 lessons a week of Physical Education. Students’ work is assessed in 4 weekly units and reported termly.
Head, Heart & Hands Assessment
Students in key stage 3 are assessed using the Head, Heart, Hands assessment strategy which works as three separate strands. Each of these strands has six sub-strands for each heading.
Head - Knowledge, Understanding, Analysis, Feedback, Responsibility & Rules
Heart - Communication, Leadership, Respect, Resilience, Effort & Confidence
Hands - Physical Ability, Fitness Levels, Competitive, Technique, Tactics & Problem Solving
Students will be assessed across 2 selected strands within each taught unit of work but will always receive a 'Hands' assessment. Therefore, Head and Heart assessments will alternate each unit.
Link - Head, Heart & Hands Terms Explained
Link - Head, Heart & Hands
Mastery descriptors provide a set of criteria specific to each year group. Each year group’s criteria cover different content to the previous one, providing plenty of stretch and challenge for students, and the ability for lessons to be truly differentiated. Each year group has its own set of ‘Head, Heart & Hands’ mastery assessment descriptors which will aid and support accurate, consistent and moderated assessment.
Link - Mastery Curriculum
Fitness Testing, Netball, Cross Country, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Athletics, Volleyball, Badminton, Dance, Outdoor & Adventurous Activities, Athletics, Tennis & Rounders.
Fitness Testing, Football, Cross Country, Netball, Rugby Union, Indoor Athletics, Outdoor & Adventurous Activities, Badminton, Gymnastics, Athletics, Tennis & Rounders.
Fitness Testing, Badminton, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Rugby Union, Indoor Athletics, Outdoor & Adventurous Activities, Netball, Athletics, Tennis & Cricket.