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PE

Department Overview

Horbury Academy PE Department aims to inspire and motivate all students to be physically active. The department wants all students, parents and carers to recognise the physical and psychological benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle while in education and beyond.

We maintain high expectations of all our students both in terms of their learning and behaviour, which in turn leads to good and outstanding progress and achievement. Every lesson should have a productive and enjoyable atmosphere, where all staff and students work collaboratively. Lessons should motivate and excite students of all ages and abilities to grow, learn and assume responsibility for their learning.

Our PE Department also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities which cater for all ability levels. We enter a range of local and national competitions with the aim of providing a high quality sporting experience for all.

Curriculum Leader: Miss N Atkinson

Facilities and Resources

The department benefits from state of the art facilities including an Astroturf pitch, Sports Hall, Gymnasium, hard court area, two sets of changing rooms and an office area. We have playing fields on our Academy site that enable us to teach games activities and we have a Sports Field off site with three Football pitches, one Rugby pitch and the space for a 400m Athletics track in the summer.

 

Core PE at Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, students have two lessons of PE per week. During lessons students will experience a wide range of activities.

Sporting activities undertaken by boys and girls at Key Stage 3:

Football, Rugby, Athletics, Basketball, Netball, Dance, Rounders, Cricket, OAA, Fitness, Tennis, Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, Tchoukball, Hockey, Cross Country, Gymnastics and Trampolining.

Key Stage 3 students also explore specific topics each year which aim to enhance knowledge and understanding of both healthy and active lifestyles whilst preparing students for future sports qualifications. The topics covered are:

Year 7

Sportsmanship, warming up and cooling down, short term and long term effects of exercise and the function and structure of the muscular system.

Year 8

Leadership and citizenship, components of Fitness, sport specific fitness and training and expanding the knowledge of the muscular system.

 

 Core PE at Key Stage 4

Key stage 4 Physical Education focuses on a curriculum that inspires all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically depending activities. It provides opportunities for students to become physically confident in ways which support their health and fitness. There are opportunities to participate in a variety of sports that builds character and helps embed values such as fairness and respect.

Activities covered include: Football, Rugby, Athletics, Basketball, Netball, Dance, Rounders, Cricket, Fitness, Tennis, Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, Tchoukball, Hockey, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Trampolining, NFL and softball, golf and lacrosse.

 

Examination PE

Alongside Core PE, year 9 students will complete the Cambridge Nationals Certificate in Sport Studies.

Cambridge Nationals Certificate in Sport Studies

Qualification Accreditation Number: 600/5123/1

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies take a more sector-based focus, including core sport/physical education themes. Learners have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

The qualification is assessed both within school and by an external examination: 

Unit title and weighting

Content

RO51- Contemporary Issues in Sport

Worth 25% of final Grade

External Examination

 

By completing this unit, learners will explore a range of topical and contemporary issues in sport, relating to participation levels and barriers, the promotion of values and ethical behaviour through sport and the role of high-profile sporting events and national governing bodies in advancing sports’ attempts to positively impact upon society and showcase their worth beyond providing entertainment.

RO52- Developing Sports Skills

 

Worth 25% of final Grade

By completing this unit, learners will develop their skills, techniques and use of tactics/strategies/compositional ideas in both an individual and a team sporting activity, as well as their understanding of the rules to allow them to act in a number of officiating roles within an activity. They will also consider the use of different practice methods in order to improve their performance.

RO53- Sports Leadership

 

Worth 25% of final Grade

By completing this unit, learners will develop some of the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be an effective sport leader and plan, deliver and review safe and effective sporting activity sessions themselves. They will be encouraged to consider and evaluate their delivery and by doing so develop their ability to communicate with an audience verbally and through practical demonstration, and adapt to developing situations and the different needs and abilities of those they are leading.

RO54- Sport and the Media

Worth 25% of final Grade

By completing this unit, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between sport and the media as well as their ability to evaluate and interpret the different ways in which sports items may be represented by the media. The skills developed would be relevant in a range of careers and roles within the sports industry, such as sports reporting/broadcasting, sports analysis or research and Public Relations or media work within a sports organisation.

In KS4, students can opt to study the Cambridge Nationals Sports Science course (Qualification number: 600/5121/8).

Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science

Qualification Accreditation Number: 600/5121/8

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science provides students with a valuable learning experience of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise developing understanding for those who have a keen interest in sport and fitness. It takes an engaging and inspiring approach to learning and assessment through applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations. Students will study key areas including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles, and psychology in sport and sports performance.

The qualification is assessed both within school and by an external examination: 

Unit title and weighting

Content

R041 – Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries

Worth 25% of final Grade

External Examination

 

By completing this unit, learners will know how to prepare participants to take part in physical activity in a way which minimises the risk of injuries occurring, how to react to common injuries that can occur during sport and how to recognise the symptoms of some common medical conditions, providing a good foundation to undertake formal first aid training and qualifications.

RO42 - Applying Principles of Training

Worth 25% of final Grade

 

By completing this unit, learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods of training and the application of these in the design of training programmes along with practical skills in fitness testing.

RO43- The Body’s Response to Physical Activity

Worth 25% of final Grade

 

By completing this unit, learners will understand key aspects of the structure and function of the musculo-skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems and investigate some of the changes which occur to them in response to short and long-term physical activity.

RO44- Sports Psychology

Worth 25% of final Grade

By completing this unit, learners will look at some of the key elements of sport psychology and use some of the strategies and techniques utilised in pursuit of excellence in sports performance.

 How the PE Department actively promotes British Values through the curriculum

We aim to promote key elements of British Values in our day to day delivery of PE by incorporating student led competition. This motivates students to succeed and excel in competitive sports allowing them to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fair play and respect.

British Values covered in PE:

Democracy: Students are given the opportunity to have their opinions heard amongst their peers when discussing tactics and strategies to aid team performance.

Rule of Law: Through competition, students are taught about rules, sportsmanship, etiquette and fair play and also the consequences when fouls and unfair play occur.

Individual Liberty: Students are taught self-discipline, resilience and positivity in order to achieve. This is completed through OAA and leadership activities.

Mutual Respect: Students are given responsibility and ownership during lessons which helps

individuals to make informed choices beyond PE lessons.

Tolerance: Though participation in dance and gymnastics, our students develop understanding that individuals may choice to express themselves in different ways. Through teamwork students can develop their range of social skills in different contexts.

The promotion of Olympic Values is also evident in PE with students being recognised for demonstrating the following in PE lessons: friendship, courage, inspiration, determination, equality, respect and excellence.