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Physical Education

PE at Tapton delivers an active and energetic curriculum where students are encouraged to develop a positive approach to the learning of skills, knowledge and understanding to lead an active and healthy lifestyle throughout their lives.

Reasons to choose Tapton:

Outstanding Teaching and Learning
All students are encouraged to be active and value the importance of exercise and participation. We  are fully committed to high quality teaching and learning to ensure students make progress in their learning.

Enrichment
The curriculum is combined with an extensive extra curricular programme where students may extend their learning before school, lunchtimes and after school.

Destinations
Pupils who have a further interest will be able to undertake GCSE and A-Level courses. At Key Stage 4, students will be able to select an options pathway where they are able to select an individual pathway, meeting their individual interests and aptitudes.

 

Key Stage Three - PE 

At KS3 we follow a spiral curriculum whereby we revisit each sport in years 7, 8 and 9. With each successive encounter learning progresses, building and deepening the knowledge of every sport. At the end of KS3 all pupils will have developed competence to perform in a broad range of physical activities.

Core knowledge:

  • Invasion Games
  • Net/Racket Games
  • Striking and Fielding Games
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Fitness

Procedural knowledge (how to..):

  • develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in PE.
  • develop the ability to apply skills learnt in competitive situations.
  • they are encouraged to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition.
  • select and apply the appropriate strategy or technique to master an activity.
  • develop their technique to improve their performance.
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Assessment:

  • We informally assess throughout PE using observation, peer and teacher assessments. Pupils receive constant verbal feedback
  •  Formal assessments take place twice a year, and our focus is on a pupil’s behaviour, and whether or not they are meeting Tapton expectations.

Homework:

  • No formal homework is set in PE, but we encourage all pupils to involve themselves in physical activity in their spare time and lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • A range of extra-curricular activities are available before and after school and everyone is welcome to attend

Links to careers and personal development include:

  • Leading healthy active lives.
  • Be physically active for sustained periods of time.

Have the knowledge and understanding of the importance of fitness and health

Key Stage Four - cORE pe
 

In KS4 Core PE we follow a spiral curriculum which is carried on from KS3 and whereby we revisit activities in both year 10 and 11.  With each successive encounter learning progresses, building and deepening the knowledge of every activity, but with an emphasis on encouraging the well-being of students. 

Core knowledge:

  • Students will continue to develop from KS3 a range of skills in different physical activities in a competitive and recreational environment. This will include
  • Invasion games
  • Net/racket games
  • Striking and fielding games
  • Fitness
  • Gymnastics

Procedural knowledge (how to..):

  • develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in PE
  • continue to apply and build on skills learnt in competitive situations
  • encouraged to work both independently and as part of a team
  • develop their own technique to improve their performance
  • analyse their performance compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

Assessment:

  • We informally assess throughout PE. Observational, peer and teacher assessments are used throughout lessons and pupils receive verbal feedback to improve their performances.
  • Formal assessments take place twice a year and our focus is on pupils behaviour and whether or not they are meeting Tapton expectations.

Homework:

  • No formal homework is set but we encourage all pupils to be involved in the large range of extra-curricular clubs that we offer in school.

Links to careers and personal development include:

  • To work in a team and show leadership skills in both individual and team sports.
  • Know how to join a sporting club outside of school.
  • Increase confidence, resilience and Knowledge: Mentally healthy, physically healthy, active lifestyle

 

Key stage four - gcse 

GCSE Year 10

Core knowledge:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data  
  • Develop skills in practical sports
  • Analyse and evaluate personal performance

Procedural knowledge (how to..):

  • Develop how to analyse and evaluate their own performances
  • Develop skills, knowledge, understanding and apply in practical sporting activities 
  • Develop understanding of how to read, plan and answer exam questions
  • Link topics and build on knowledge to gain a deeper understanding theoretical content  

Assessment:

  • Baseline tasks and progress tasks in all lessons
  • End of topic assessments
  • Mock paper exams
  • Practical assessments
  • Coursework on analyse and evaluation on personal performance

Homework:

  •  Exam questions per topic
  •  Homework sheets checking understanding
  • Coursework

Links to careers and personal development include:

  • Prepare learners for future success in education, employment and training
  • To work in a team and show leadership skills in both individual and team sports
  • Confidence, Resilience and Knowledge: Mentally healthy, physically healthy, active lifestyle, healthy relationships
  • Know how to join a sporting club outside of school

 

GCSE Year 11

Core knowledge:

  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Develop skills in practical sports
  • Analyse and evaluate personal performance

Procedural knowledge (how to..):

  • Develop how to analyse and evaluate their own performances
  • Develop skills, knowledge, understanding and apply in practical sporting activities 
  • Develop understanding of how to read, plan and answer exam questions
  • Link topics and build on knowledge to gain a deeper understanding theoretical content  

Assessment:

  • Baseline tasks and progress tasks in all lessons
  • End of topic assessments
  • Mock paper exams
  • Practical assessments
  • Coursework on analyse and evaluation on personal performance

Homework:

  •  Exam questions per topic
  •  Homework sheets checking understanding
  • Coursework

Links to careers and personal development include:

  • Prepare learners for future success in education, employment and training
  • To work in a team and show leadership skills in both individual and team sports
  • Confidence, Resilience and Knowledge: Mentally healthy, physically healthy, active lifestyle, healthy relationships
  • Know how to join a sporting club / exercise classes outside of school

 

Key stage five - a level 

Core knowledge:

Students will learn the following content across 2 papers as well as completing a non- examination assessment. 

Paper 1

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society

Paper 2

  • Exercise physiology and biomechanics
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

Non- examination assessment

  • Practical performance
  • Analysis and evaluation (coursework)

Procedural knowledge (how to..):

  • Develop the ability to learn topics that are challenging.
  • Understand the difference between A01, A02 and A03 and what is needed in each question to gain marks.
  • Develop the ability to work effectively at home.
  • Develop revision tools to ensure revision is productive.
  • Learn how to write answers using the correct structure, grammar and punctuation.

Assessment:

  • The final formal assessment will take place in the summer of y13 where students will complete a 2 hour paper 1 and a 2 hour paper 2.
  • There will be a number of opportunities to sit full papers in full exam conditions to prepare students fully during exam and assessment weeks.
  • Regular assessments will be set throughout the year to look at student progress.
  • By Easter of Y13 practical performance and coursework marks will have been submitted.

Homework:

  • Homework will be set every week to consolidate knowledge
  • This will be a mixture of past paper questions, quizzes, reading and research.
  • All homework will be explained in class and will also be set on Satchel One.

Links to careers and personal development include:

  • A level PE has many link to careers including PE teaching, coaching, physiotherapy and many others.
  • Promoting inclusivity and diversity of all protected characteristics
  • Social development: Practice using a range of social skills in different situations
  • Confidence, Resilience and Knowledge: Mentally healthy, physically healthy, active lifestyle, healthy relationships.