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Physical Education

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What is the Intent of our Physical Education curriculum?

 

Braunton Academy Physical Education Department aims to encourage and facilitate: ‘Healthy, Active Lifestyles for Lifelong Participation’ providing all students with the opportunity to: Enjoy, Learn and Perform.

We are developing health-conscious young people who have a clear knowledge and understanding of how to develop these areas further when they leave school. We aim to provide our students with a wide range of experiences, opportunities, and the tools to make informed choices about their future health and wellbeing and sports participation.

 

Through Physical Education it is our aim to:
 

  • Develop the physical, social and mental health and wellbeing of all students.

  • Develop students’ physical competence and help to promote physical development in a first-class learning environment.

  • Develop students’ appreciation of skilful and creative performances across the wide range of activities offered.

  • Teach students, through experience, to value the benefits of participation in physical activity at school and to educate for leisure activities outside of school.

  • Promote and provide a wide variety of enrichment opportunities for all students to access, enjoy, learn and participate in.

  • Help to establish self-esteem, resilience and leadership skills through the development of physical confidence and help students to cope with success and failure in competitive and co-operative activities.

How do we deliver our curriculum?

 

  • Our curriculum builds on prior learning through close transition liaison with partner primary schools particularly through the SSCO programme.

  • At KS3 we offer a broad and balanced curriculum over three years focusing on key concepts, knowledge, skills and understanding in a mastery curriculum. At KS4, we offer a range of pathways to engage students in activities and areas of interest to increase participation in physical activity and sport when they leave school.

  • Well-constructed Devon Learning Journeys provide a framework for planned medium term progression and increasing levels of challenge.

  • Regular formative and summative assessment provides key opportunities for feedback to inform students of their next steps in learning.

  • Daily opportunities are built into the curriculum for students to develop independence, resilience and perseverance.

  • We place emphasis and importance on the learning of literacy and mathematical demands within Physical Education.

  • We focus on the development of a wide range of personal, learning, thinking and character skills across the curriculum.

  • The curriculum is delivered using the 21st Century Trivium model (grammar, dialectic, rhetoric) so that students can think about and apply their learning in a range of new and challenging contexts.

  • Employing metacognitive and cognitive strategies to meet the learning demands of the curriculum.

  • Teachers have access to a wide range of CPD opportunities to enhance the experience of the learner in the classroom.

  • An extensive and rich programme of enrichment, extra-curricular activities and competitive sport is central to the department.

What is the impact of our curriculum? 

  • Students will have acquired the knowledge, skills and understanding in Physical Education to ensure that they enjoy and make good progress in their learning.

  • Data tracking in each academic year will identify progress of individual learners and key groups and will trigger appropriate interventions if required.

  • Detailed analysis of GCSE courses will inform future planning, teaching and learning.

  • Annual departmental reviews, including work scrutiny, will establish strengths and weaknesses leading to RAG-rated departmental self-evaluations as well as departmental action plans and the production of impacts reports.

  • Regular reflection on the appropriateness of the curriculum will ensure teaching, learning and assessment is appropriate and challenging. This will come through student voice councils and through the sports captains.

  • Monitoring ‘engagement in learning’ outcomes will reveal students’ attitude and motivation towards their learning as being good or better.

  • Analysis of participation trends in terms of extra-curricular activity and sport and regular review of our extra-curricular programme will ensure that we provide a diverse and rich extra-curriculum.

  • Analysis of our yearly Active Lives survey results produced by Active Devon.

PE Curriculum Overview

What will students learn in Year 7? 

In year 7, students take part in a wide variety of physical activities and sports.  These activities are designed to provide a broad and balanced breadth of study that develops the Physical, Cognitive and Social and Emotional wellbeing of students.  Students are taught in groups based on ability using baseline assessment made by the Physical Education department in the first half term of the Autumn term.

All students in year 7 have two hours of Physical Activity each week and will experience a wide range of activities throughout the year, such as:
 

  • Athletics

  • Dance

  • Gymnastic activities

  • Invasion games

  • Net activities

  • Outdoor & Adventurous activities

  • Striking & Fielding Games

Students' lessons are sequenced using a method of delivery called the hierarchy of skills where the content and overarching theme of each lesson is delivered in order of the most important and fundamental skills of each physical activity and sport. Lessons progress up the hierarchy of skills based on the success of the class at each skill stage.

In year 7, students are assessed twice each half term using the Head (Cognitive/Thinking), Heart (Affective/Feeling) & Hands (Psychomotor/Doing) Assessment model which is used to report progress three times a year.

What will students learn in Year 8?

In year 8, students continue to take part in a wide variety of physical activities and sports.  These activities are once again designed to provide a broad and balanced breadth of study that further develops the Physical, Cognitive and Social and Emotional wellbeing of students.  Students continue to be taught in groups based on ability using their year 7 Head, Heart & Hands teacher assessments.

All students in year 8 have two hours of Physical Activity each week and will once again experience a wide range of activities throughout the year, such as:
 

  • Athletics

  • Dance

  • Gymnastic activities

  • Invasion games

  • Net activities

  • Outdoor & Adventurous activities

  • Striking & Fielding Games

Lessons continue to be sequenced using the Physical Education departments hierarchy of skills where the content and overarching theme of each lesson is delivered in order of the most important and fundamental skills of each physical activity and sport. Lessons progress up the hierarchy of skills based on the success of the class at each skill stage.

In year 8, students are assessed twice each half term using the Head (Cognitive/Thinking), Heart (Affective/Feeling) & Hands (Psychomotor/Doing) Assessment model which is used to report progress three times a year.

What will students learn in Year 9? 

In year 9, students continue to take part in a wide variety of physical activities and sports.  These activities are once again designed to provide a broad and balanced breadth of study that further develops the Physical, Cognitive and Social and Emotional wellbeing of students.  Students continue to be taught in groups based on ability using their year 8 Head, Heart & Hands teacher assessments.

All students in year 9 have two hours of Physical Activity each week and will continue to experience a wide range of activities throughout the year, such as:
 

  • Athletics

  • Dance

  • Gymnastic activities

  • Invasion games

  • Net activities

  • Outdoor & Adventurous activities

  • Striking & Fielding Games

Lessons continue to be sequenced using the Physical Education departments hierarchy of skills where the content and overarching theme of each lesson is delivered in order of the most important and fundamental skills of each physical activity and sport. Lessons progress up the hierarchy of skills based on the success of the class at each skill stage.

In year 9, students are assessed twice each half term using the Head (Cognitive/Thinking), Heart (Affective/Feeling) & Hands (Psychomotor/Doing) Assessment model which is used to report progress three times a year.

KS3 - Head, Hart & Hands Term Explained

KS3 - Head, Heart & Hands

KS3 - Mastery Curriculum

GCSE Course 

Exam Body: AQA

Qualification: GCSE

Subject: Physical Education

Key Topics:

1. Applied anatomy and physiology

2. Movement analysis

3. Physical training

4. Use of data

5. Sports psychology

6. Socio-cultural influences

7. Health, fitness and well-being

 

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

What's Assessed

  • Applied anatomy and physiology

  • Movement and analysis

  • Physical training

  • Use of data

 

How it is Assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes

  • 78 marks

  • 30% of GCSE

 

Questions

  • Answer all questions

  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

 

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

 

What's Assessed

  • Sports psychology

  • Socio-cultural influences

  • Health, fitness and well-being

 

How it is Assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes

  • 78 marks

  • 30 % of GCSE

 

Questions

  • ​Answer all questions

  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

 

 

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

 

What's Assessed

  • Practical performance in three different activities in the role of player /performer (one in a team activity, one in individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).

  • Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement on one activity.

 

How it is Assessed

  • Assessed by teachers

  • Moderated by AQA

  • 100 marks

  • 40% of GCSE

 

Questions

  • For each of their three activities, students will be assessed in skills in progressive drills (10 marks per activity) and in the full context (15 marks per activity)

Students will be assessed on their analysis (15 marks) and evaluation (10 marks) of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Homework and Independent Learning

 

Core Physical Education

All students in KS3 & 4 are not set regular homework. Instead, students are expected and encouraged to take part in regular physical activity through our extensive extra-curricular programme or through organised sport and activity outside of home. We also expect our students to use both the physical activity at home resource and physical activity record booklets to ensure that they regularly take part in and record their physical activity sessions.

GCSE Physical Education

All students are set regular homework each week. This will include the following forms of tasks:-

1. EverLearner online learning platform – watch weekly tutorials and complete self-marking knowledge tests.

2. Weekly exam questioning activities.

Extra-curricular and Enrichment Opportunities

Extra Curricular Programme - Term 3

Extra-curricular activities and school sport is a fundamental and key part of the Character Education offered to all students at Braunton Academy. All students have access throughout the year to several physical activity and sporting opportunities both at recreational and competitive levels.

Extra-curricular activities and inter-school competitions throughout the year include:

Autumn

  • Football

  • Rugby

  • Netball

  • Basketball

  • Rock Climbing

  • Volleyball
     

Spring

  • Basketball

  • Football

  • Gymnastics (Inter-School Competition Only)

  • Indoor Athletics (Inter-School Competition Only)

  • Netball

  • Rock Climbing

  • Rugby

  • Volleyball
     

Summer

  • Athletics

  • Beach Volleyball

  • Cricket

  • Equestrian (Inter-School Competition Only)

  • Rounders

  • Swimming (Inter-School Competition Only)

  • Tennis

The Physical Education department also provide several intra-school opportunities for all students to participate in through termly house competitions.

 

Inter-school competitions throughout the year include:

 

Autumn

  • Football

  • Netball
     

Spring

  • Football

  • Rugby
     

Summer

  • Athletics

  • Rounders

  • Tennis

 

Enrichment Trips

  • The Wimbledon Championships

  • Premiership Football Experience

  • Team Bath Netball

  • Exeter Chiefs Super Saturday

  • Snowsports

Useful links

 

Assemblies, workshops and visits to local post 16 providers to find out about post 16 opportunities in "Physical Education".

Within the Personal Development and Careers programme students will explore curriculum pathways to University courses and future Careers.

They will also receive and investigate information, advice and guidance on future pathways including Apprenticeships, post 16 opportunities, including T levels, and training providers.

Students can also develop their understanding and future career pathways in "Physical Education" as part of the Academy Work Experience programme.

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