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Sports & Physical Education

Curriculum Information about Sports and Physical Education at King James I Academy

Teaching Staff

  • Miss K O’ Connor (Director Of Learning)
  • Miss J Short
  • Mrs J Humble
  • Mr A Bushby
  • Mr C Bishop

Department Information

At King James I the PE Department encourages all students to maintain a level of fitness and good health by ensuring they are involved in a variety of activities both in and out of school. The department aims to offer all students opportunities to experience differing sporting environments and challenges, underlying the values of both team and individual games. It assists the socialisation of students by providing cooperative and competitive situations in which they work together, help each other and share experiences through fair play and good sportsmanship. Above all, by developing students personally, physically and socially, regardless of ability, students at King James will feel valued, happy and challenged to perform to the highest of standards.  All staff are experienced, motivated and enthusiastic within their specialism’s and the department provides an extended programme through extra-curricular activities. We compete against other schools in District and County competitions and have links with local clubs. We have a number of students who have represented the district, county and region in a variety of sporting activities.

Key Stage 3

Whilst studying a broad and balanced curriculum, students are introduced to a range of disciplines and sports over two one hour lessons in a week.  Lessons are challenging and stimulating and allow students to participate in a safe and friendly environment. Students will develop key concepts and key processes in order to achieve success. They will learn how to outwit opponents in games, accurately replicate actions, phases and sequences in gymnastics, explore and communicate ideas in dance, perform at maximum levels in athletics, identify and solve problems in outdoor education and exercise safely and effectively to improve health and well-being in fitness. This is achieved by teacher assessment but also student, self and peer assessment.  Students are encouraged to support each other to develop their own learning and are encouraged to take on other roles such as umpiring and coaching.

Year 7, 8 and 9

Students will develop a range individual and team skills through a range of sporting activities listed below.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Baseline Assessment

Hockey

Volleyball

Netball

Netball

Netball

Trampolining

Trampolining

Trampolining

Fitness

Fitness

Leadership

Dance

Basketball

Badminton

Tag Rugby

Tag Rugby

Fitness

Short Tennis

Short Tennis

Tennis

Orienteering

Orienteering

Handball

Rounders

Rounders

Rounders

Cricket

Athletics

Athletics

Athletics

Cricket

Cricket

Football

Volleyball

Football

Rugby

Football

Rugby

Basketball

Rugby

Basketball

Badminton

Badminton

Table Tennis

Softball

Softball

Softball

Key Stage 4

As students’ progress to Key Stage 4 they have the opportunity to further their skills and knowledge in PE by participating in GCSE PE or BTEC Sport. Students that choose this pathway will have the opportunity to refine their standards of performance and further their knowledge in various theoretical aspects.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of traditional sports as well as trying different activities such as rock climbing, archery and bowls.  Theoretical content will provide the students with knowledge on topics such as muscles, bones, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, diet, media and sponsorship.

Students who choose an alternative pathway still participate in Physical Education for one hour every week.  Students will be provided with the opportunities to compete in game activities, improve their fitness levels and develop their leadership skills.

Year 10 and 11

Students will develop their knowledge and skills in team and individual sports as well as developing knowledge of the human body and key issues linked to sport.  This will be done via BTEC and GCSE.

Topics Taught

Students will cover four units over a two year period.  Two in year 10 and two in year 11.

Each unit will be graded at a Pass, Merit or Distinction level.

Three of the four units will be coursework based.  The fourth unit will be an online exam.

The three coursework based units are stated below.

UNIT 2 – Practical Sports Performance.

UNIT 5 – Training for Personal Fitness.

UNIT 6 – Leading Sports Performance.

The examination unit is stated below.

UNIT 1 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise will be assessed through an online exam.

 

FULL COURSE GCSE PE (AQA)

Unit 4: The Active Participant

Controlled Assessment, 90 marks, 60%.

  • Activities candidates may be assessed in are as follows:
  • Group 1 – Outwitting opponents as in Game Activities.
  • Group 2 – Accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences as in Gymnastics Activities.
  • Group 3 – Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions as in Dance Activities.
  • Group 4 – Performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance strength or accuracy as in Athletic Activities.
  • Group 5 – Identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature, as in Life saving, personal survival and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.
  • Group 6 – Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and well-being, as in fitness and health activities.
  • Students can choose to participate as player/performer, organiser, leader/coach, choreographer or official.
  • Students will have four assessments, at least two assessments must be as a player/performer, and they must include activities from at least 2 groups/ways of thinking.

Unit 3: Knowledge and Understanding for the Active Participant

Written Paper (1 hour 30 minutes), 80 marks, 40%.

THEORY BASED LESSONS WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT:

  • 3.1.1 The range of physical activities and the different roles that the active participate can choose from. 
  • 3.1.2 Linking physical activity with diet, work and rest for personal health and a balanced healthy lifestyle.
  • 3.1.3 Making informed decisions about getting involved in a lifetime of healthy physical activities that suit their needs.

Examination will include a multiple choice section, short answer section and a scenario section (pre-released before the exam).

 

Key Stage 5

KS5 students have the opportunity to further their knowledge in PE and sport through Level 3 BTEC Sport Qualifications.  Students are able to cover content in three different awards worth one, two or three A-Levels.  Examples of units that are offered are Sports Coaching, Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Injury and Fitness Testing.

Keen footballers are also able to participate in the Martin Gray Academy whilst studying their BTEC qualification worth three A-Levels.  Students who take this route will train twice a week with specialist football coaches and play competitive fixtures in a sixth form league.  This will all be incorporated within the student’s timetable.

Students will develop their knowledge further on the human body, sporting issues and fitness training through Level 3 BTEC courses.

Some of the units covered are listed below:

Year 12 and 13

Unit 1 – Principles in Anatomy and Physiology in Sport.

Unit 2 – The Physiology of Fitness.

Unit 3 – Assessing Risk in Sport.

Unit 5 – Sports Coaching.

 

Extracurricular Activities

 

The PE department offers a wide and varied extra-curricular timetable.  Students have the opportunity to participate in these during lunch-time and afterschool.  These activities are changed every term to suit the sporting seasons and provide all students with an activity to suit them.  Students are encouraged to participate in as many activities as they can either through a recreational or a competitive way.

For more details on these clubs and team results please refer to these sections on the sports section of the website.

 

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Physical Education