PE Curriculum

Key Stages 3&4 PE/HSC

PE Curriculum Intent Key Stages 3 & 4

The intent of our Physical Education curriculum is to provide high quality learning that enables all students to make progress whatever their ability and to achieve their full potential. We aim to develop students’ passion for learning, holding the highest aspirations and ambitions for our students providing opportunities to grow and develop holistically, preparing them for a healthy, active and successful life. We believe that practical exercise provides an essential part of a healthy, balanced school life – helping students to manage their stress, improve confidence and become more resilient learners.

In our faculty we believe that it is important to provide enjoyable and engaging experiences. We want our students to feel safe and happy in their PE lessons. Students will develop a broad range of skills including personal development, social (personal and life skills), emotional (health and wellbeing) and physical (practical performance). These skills will enable students to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle within school and throughout their life. They will develop resilience, respect, empathy, improved self-esteem and confidence.  These are desirable employability skills that will allow them to make positive contributions to the wider society. In addition to this, students will be encouraged to develop skills of leadership, problem solving, collaboration and communication. Through a range of competitive games and practical experiences students will be encouraged to learn and develop a range of fundamental motor skills and use them effectively.

Through our faculties curriculum we aim to provide a literacy rich environment. Students will be provided with opportunities in each subject area to read independently and be read to by well trained staff. There will be a focus upon developing subject vocabulary through the use of key terminology/words and concepts that link to our subject area. They will develop their ability to make links of key terms across other subject areas in both practical and theory lessons, where we will encourage students to identify, describe, explain and evaluate. Metacognition strategies will be utilised throughout to reinforce memorise and retain information, whilst enabling students to transfer and apply their learning in different contexts. 

In order to develop students’ ability to transfer learning throughout all Key Stages, lessons and units of work will be coherently sequenced to ensure that there are clear links to prior learning. In each unit of work students will revisit relevant content and skills to then apply this to new learning. Lesson content will be covered in depth in order to secure student knowledge of recall and retention.

PE is where young people learn from meaningful, relevant and fun activities, which improves physical literacy and wellbeing for life. Not only do they learn through these practical experiences where they can display creativity and flair, students are encouraged to think critically, evaluate and reflect on their own or/and others strengths and areas for improvement. This encourages discussion about students’ opinions and creates a safe place for these supportive comments to be made.    

We offer a wide range of enriched and extra-curricular programmes from sports clubs, activities, work experiences, inter-house competitions and trips enabling our students to continue their learning beyond the classroom. Students of all year groups have access to opportunities that champion their learning and enrich their experiences to be enjoyable, where progress can be made and have a sense of success and excitement by their learning experiences. Opportunities are provided to encourage all students to compete at their own level in lessons as well as at higher, more challenging levels at clubs, in a group, in a teams and entry into county, regional and national competitions.

We believe in order for our students to achieve their best in Physical Education schemes of work must be stimulation and engaging. Lessons will be differentiated, allowing all to access a wide, ambitious and varied curriculum. There will be clear learning objectives which demonstrate progression both within lessons and across the curriculum mapping and schemes. Students will be set regular ELTs that build upon learning, collaborative planning, and a teaching and learning focus. This in turn will encourage lifelong learning/participation in sport, physical activity, health & social care and/or music on their health, fitness levels and mental health. We promote the importance of establishing good habits of a daily routine with health and exercise developing a growth mindset to ensure that students’ fitness and health levels lay the foundation of a healthy life.

 


Health & Social Care Curriculum Intent - Key Stage 4

The intent of our Health & Social Care curriculum is to provide high quality learning that enables all students to make progress whatever their ability and to achieve their full potential. We aim to develop students’ passion for learning, holding the highest aspirations and ambitions for our students. Emphasis will be placed upon providing opportunities for our students to grow and develop holistically and preparing them for a healthy and successful life. The Health and Social Care course is a vocational qualification which takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The course equips students with an understanding of how to meet the needs of individuals in a range of Health and Social Care settings. Throughout our Health and Social Care course, students will study a range of units which cover a range of curriculum topics. In Key Stage 4, our intent is to guide students through the Cambridge National course which allows for progression onto a higher level through Key Stage 5 and beyond, should they wish to do so.

In our faculty, we believe it is important to provide our students with enjoyable and engaging learning experiences that positively impact on their development. We promote a safe and supportive learning environment in which students feel comfortable and happy. The curriculum challenges students to think abstractly, work collaboratively and problem solve to develop curiosity and the desire for knowledge and learning. These skills will be developed both through curriculum topics and an integrated work experience programme which will build resilience, respect, empathy and improved self confidence in our students. The course is designed so that the units build upon each other as the students grow in confidence. This allows the students to embed their knowledge whilst giving opportunities to put into practice what they learn. This ensures they develop their technical skills, which they can apply to real life scenarios through case studies and local community contexts. The Key Stage 4 Health and Social Care curriculum also promotes the development of leadership, problem solving, collaboration and communication skills.These are all desirable employability skills that will allow them to make positive contributions to the wider society.

Through the curriculum we aim to provide a literacy rich environment. Students will be provided with opportunities to read independently, and in groups. There will be a focus upon developing subject specific vocabulary through the use of key terminology/words and concepts that link to our subject area. They will develop their ability to make links of key terms across other subject areas, where we will encourage students to identify, describe, explain, analyse and evaluate. Our subject involves focussing on these ‘command verbs’ and these will be embedded throughout Key Stage 4. Metacognition strategies will be utilised throughout to reinforce memorise and retain information, whilst enabling students to transfer and apply their learning in different contexts. 

We believe in order for our students to achieve their best in Health & Social Care, schemes of work must be stimulation and engaging. Lessons will be differentiated, interesting and will allow all students to access a wide, ambitious and varied curriculum. There will be clear learning objectives which demonstrate progress both within lessons and across the curriculum mapping and schemes. To develop transferable skills in learning, lessons and units of work will be coherently sequenced across all key stages to ensure there are clear links to prior learning. Lessons will have a clear focus on the recall and retention of key information and ensuring this is embedded. Students will be set regular, focused ELTs that build upon previous learning and contribute towards embedding key knowledge. The course will cover a range of topics including; communication, first aid, the human body and associated disorders and essential values of care in health and social care. Each topic area is designed to equip students with the key knowledge in an engaging, practical and inspiring way and equip them for future studies and employment.

In Health and Social Care, we promote learning through meaningful, relevant and fun activities. We place a strong emphasis on work experience and supporting our students in developing key life skills outside the classroom. We do this through offering a wide range of opportunities, both in class and in local health and social care settings which enrich students’ experiences in our subject. These opportunities enable students to develop good communication skills and students are encouraged to think critically, evaluate and reflect on their own or/and others strengths and areas for improvement. This encourages discussion about students’ opinions and creates a safe place for these supportive comments to be made. Not only do students learn through these experiences and make progress, they ensure students are given a sense of success and are excited about their learning experiences. We promote a holistic approach to learning, equipping our students with the knowledge, skills, interest and confidence to progress onto future health and social care studies and employment.

PE Learning Plans

Please click the links below to view our PE learning plans.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 Learning Plan for Physical Education

Year 8 Learning Plan for Physical Education

Year 9 Learning Plan for Physical Education

Key Stage 4

Year 10/11 Learning Plan for Physical Education

KS4 Cambridge National Sport Learning Plan


Learning Expectations

Please click the links below to view our PE learning expectations.

These documents show the progress we expect students to make by the end of each term.

KS3 PE Learning Expectations

KS4 PE GCSE Learning Expectations

KS4 CNAT Sport Learning Expectations

 

 

 

 

  

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Social Care Learning Plans

Please click the links below to view our PE learning plans.

Key Stage 4

KS4 CNAT HSC Learning Plan

KS4 HSC Learning Plan


Learning Expectations

Please click the links below to view our PE learning expectations.

These documents show the progress we expect students to make by the end of each term.

KS4 CNAT HSC Learning Expectations

KS4 HSC Learning Expectations

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POST 16 PE

Key Stage 5 Sport

A Level PE and Cambridge Technical in Sport & Physical Activity

The intent of our Key Stage 5 Physical Education curriculum is to provide high quality enjoyable learning that enables all students to make progress whatever their ability and achieving their potential and beyond. We aim to develop students’ passion for learning, holding the highest aspirations and ambitions for our students providing opportunities to grow and develop holistically, preparing them for a healthy, active and successful life. We believe that practical exercise provides an essential part of a healthy, balanced school life – helping students to manage their stress, improve confidence and become more resilient learners.

In our faculty we believe that it is important to provide enjoyable and engaging experiences. We want our students to feel safe and happy in their PE and sports  lessons. Students will develop a broad range of skills including personal development, social (personal and life skills), emotional (health and wellbeing) and physical (practical performance). These skills will enable students to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle within school and throughout their life. In addition to this, students will be encouraged to develop skills of leadership, problem solving, collaboration and communication. Through a range of competitive games and practical experiences students will be encouraged to learn and develop a range of fundamental motor skills and use them effectively.

Through our faculties curriculum we aim to provide a literacy rich environment. Students will be provided with opportunities to read independently and be read to by well trained staff. There will be a focus upon developing subject vocabulary through the use of key terminology/words and concepts that link to our subject area. They will develop their ability to make links of key terms across other subject areas in both practical and theory lessons, where we will encourage students to identify, describe, explain and evaluate. Metacognition strategies will be utilised throughout to reinforce memorise and retain information, whilst enabling students to transfer and apply their learning in different contexts.

We offer a wide range of enriched and extra-curricular programmes from sports clubs, activities, work experiences, inter house competitions and off site learning experiences including indoor skydiving and diving which enable our students to continue their learning beyond the classroom. Students of all year groups have access to opportunities that champion their learning and enrich their experiences to be enjoyable, where progress can be made and have a sense of success and excitement by their learning experiences. Opportunities are provided to encourage all students to compete at their own level in lessons as well as at higher, more challenging levels at clubs, in a group, in a teams and entry into county, regional and national competitions.

We believe in order for our students to achieve their best in Key Stage 5 Sport schemes of work must be stimulating and engaging. Lessons will be differentiated, allowing all to access a wide, ambitious and varied curriculum. There will be clear learning objectives which demonstrate progression both within lessons and across the curriculum mapping and schemes. Students will be set regular ELTs that build upon learning, collaborative planning, and a teaching and learning focus. This in turn will encourage lifelong learning, participation in sport/physical activity having a positive impact on both their physical and mental health.

One of our primary aims is to provide the correct curriculum for our students to excel in a career based around sport, whether that be in an educational setting as a teacher/coach, within a medical environment or sports organisational setting.  This is the justification for giving our Key Stage 5 students the choice of pathways; including A level Physical Education and a slightly more vocational route, a Cambridge Technical in Sport & Physical Activity.  Our aim is that through choice our students enter onto the qualification that is right for them, helping to accelerate their academic and personal progress.

A Level PE

In A level Physical Education learners have the opportunity to access a broad curriculum which covers Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, Sport in Society and Technology in Sport. This broad curricula gives the learner access to a vast amount of information that fully prepares them for a future in physical activity, including  sports science, physiotherapy, P.E. teaching, personal training, as well as professional sport. Students will leave having had a positive, engaging and highly challenging experience of PE which inspires them to continue to study at higher education or be involved in sport for the remainder of their lifetime. Students will engage in a curriculum which is student centred that strives to develop an intrinsic motivation for sport and physical activity. The understanding that all students are at different points of their learning journey underpins our teaching and learning policy and curriculum intent and is at the core of every lesson. This approach allows for every learner to achieve their full potential and from this their own sense of achievement. Lessons are structured in a way that challenges students to become effective decision makers through finding solutions to problems. This will be supported by concise and well planned questioning which challenges students both intellectually and through practical application, physically. Through providing a variety of learning experiences, our students see the bigger picture to their learning and this strengthens their ability to apply their knowledge and understanding in both practical and theoretical assessments.

Cambridge Technical in Sport and physical activity

In Cambridge Technical sport, we promote high quality learning through meaningful, relevant and fun activities while developing key life skills that will be vital during the next stage of their life. We do this through offering a wide range of opportunities, both in curriculum time and through numerous leadership opportunities within and outside of school.  We believe this course to be the perfect fusion of vocational learning and academia in preparation for the workplace or progression onto higher education.  While the majority of the course is assessed through ongoing coursework, students also get the chance to demonstrate their knowledge through a small number of external examinations.  It is this blend of assessment that makes the course suitable for a large number of learners.  The qualification places an emphasis on teamwork and communication skills, while encouraging students to be critical thinkers, evaluating and reflecting on their own and others strengths and areas for improvement. Within all of our courses we aim to promote an enjoyable, supportive and safe learning environment for all students to feel confident and comfortable allowing them to be valued and be able to actively contribute within all of their lessons.  Our holistic approach not only prepares the students for life after the course whether that be in education or in employment, but we aim to develop well rounded individuals that can make their mark within their community and beyond.

PE Learning Plans

Please click the links below to view our PE learning plans.

Key Stage 5

KS5 A-Level PE Learning Plan

KS5 A-Level PE Learning Plan Themes

KS5 A-Level PE Learning Journey

KS5 CTech Sport Learning Plan


Learning Expectations

Please click the links below to view our PE learning expectations.

These documents show the progress we expect students to make by the end of each term.

KS5 A-Level PE Learning Expectations

KS5 CTech Sport Learning Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POST 16 Health & Social

Key Stage 5- Health & Social Care Curriculum Intent

The intent of our Health & Social Care curriculum is to provide high quality learning that enables all students to make progress and achieve their full potential. We aim to develop students’ passion for learning, holding the highest aspirations and ambitions for our students. Emphasis will be placed upon providing opportunities for our students to grow and develop holistically and preparing them for a healthy and successful life. The Health and Social Care course is a vocational qualification which takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The course equips students with an understanding of how to meet the needs of individuals in a range of Health and Social Care settings. Throughout our Health and Social Care course, students will study a range of units which cover a range of curriculum topics. In Key Stage 5, our intent is to guide students through the Cambridge Technical course preparing them for either progressing onto further education at university level or gaining an apprenticeship/employment in the Health and Social Care sector.

In our faculty, we believe it is important to provide our students with enjoyable and engaging learning experiences that positively impact on their development. We promote a safe and supportive learning environment in which students feel comfortable and happy. The curriculum challenges students to think abstractly, work collaboratively and problem solve to develop curiosity and the desire for knowledge and learning. These skills will be developed both through curriculum topics and an integrated work experience programme which will build resilience, respect, empathy and improved self confidence in our students. The course is designed so that the units build upon each other as the students grow in confidence. This allows the students to embed their knowledge whilst giving opportunities to put into practice what they learn. This ensures they develop their technical skills, which they can apply to real life scenarios through case studies and local community contexts. The Key Stage 5 Health and Social Care curriculum also promotes the development of leadership, problem solving, collaboration and communication skills. These are all desirable employability skills that will allow them to make positive contributions to the wider society.

Through the curriculum we aim to provide a literacy rich environment. Students will be provided with opportunities to read independently, and in groups. There will be a focus upon developing subject specific vocabulary through the use of key terminology/words and concepts that link to our subject area. They will develop their ability to make links of key terms across other subject areas, where we will encourage students to identify, describe, explain, analyse and evaluate. Our subject involves focusing on these ‘command verbs’ and these will be embedded throughout Key Stage 5. Metacognition strategies will be utilised throughout to reinforce memorise and retain information, whilst enabling students to transfer and apply their learning in different contexts. 

We believe in order for our students to achieve their best in Health & Social Care, schemes of work must be stimulation and engaging. Lessons will be differentiated, interesting and will allow all students to access a wide, ambitious and varied curriculum. There will be clear learning objectives which demonstrate progress both within lessons and across the curriculum mapping and schemes. To develop transferable skills in learning, lessons and units of work will be coherently sequenced across all key stages to ensure there are clear links to prior learning. Lessons will have a clear focus on the recall and retention of key information and ensuring this is embedded. Students will be set regular, focused ELTs that build upon previous learning and contribute towards embedding key knowledge. The course will cover a range of topics including; developing positive relationships, equality and diversity, supporting individuals with learning disabilities, nutrition, and infection control. Each topic area is designed to equip students with key knowledge in an engaging, practical and inspiring way and support them in future studies and employment.

In Health and Social Care, we promote learning through meaningful, relevant and fun in developing key life skills outside the classroom. We do this through offering a wide range of opportunities, both in curriculum time and in local health and social care settings which enrich students’ experiences in our subject. We believe it is these opportunities which make our students stand out when applying for higher education courses and employment. These opportunities enable students to develop good communication skills and students are encouraged to think critically, evaluate and reflect on their own or/and others strengths and areas for improvement. This encourages discussion about students’ opinions and creates a safe place for these supportive comments to be made. Not only do students learn through these experiences and make progress, they ensure students are given a sense of success and are excited about their learning experiences. We promote a holistic approach to learning, equipping our students with the knowledge, skills, interest and confidence to progress onto a career in Health and Social Care activities. We place a strong emphasis on work experience and supporting our students

 

Health & Social Care Learning Plans

Please click the links below to view our Health & Social Care learning plans.

Key Stage 5

KS5 HSC Learning Plan

KS5 HSC Learning Journey


Health & Social Care Learning Expectations

Please click the links below to view our Health & Social Care learning expectations.

These documents show the progress we expect students to make by the end of each term.

KS5 Ctech HSC Learning Expectations

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We believe that every person is unique and we work together in an inclusive environment of mutual respect and consideration, valuing everyone's contribution.

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