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The Intent, implementation and Impact of our Curriculum – PE.

Vision

As a department, we provide a challenging and safe environment for high quality teaching and learning. This will lead to enjoyment in participation, foster a love of sport and lead to lifelong learning.

Intent

It is our intent at Queen Katharine Academy to teach pupils skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all students to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach pupils how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness, resilience and equity of play to embed life-long values. Students will also strive to achieve in their lessons and make expected or better than expected progress.

Implementation

Pupils at Queen Katharine Academy in KS3 and KS4 participate in weekly high quality PE lessons. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all students develop the confidence, resilience and the appreciation of their own and others’ skills and abilities. We provide opportunities for all pupils to engage in extra-curricular activities, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This inclusive approach endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also physical and social well-being. Through well-structured and high quality teaching and learning students will engage in lessons and thrive in their learning environment.  

Impact

Our KS3 and KS4 core PE curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all pupils at Queen Katharine Academy, not only through the sporting skills taught, but also through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, students are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate students (attitude to learning) to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives (progress).

Our impact on examination courses will be measures through an improvement in KS4 and KS5 examination results.   

Introduction

In Physical Education (PE) pupils, develop knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills in a range of activities, such as games, gymnastics, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams. They will have the chance to learn about the principles and practices that lead to good performance. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how that they can become involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity and leading a healthy lifestyle.

A BTEC in Physical Education will help you towards further study in Physical Education or leisure and recreation or to a career within the sport and leisure industry. A BTEC in Physical Education perfectly adds to the all-round balance of subjects of every student.

Students who do not opt to pursue PE at BTEC examination level are given the opportunity to build on and extend their experiences from what is offered in Key Stage 3.

Aims of PE

Learning in physical education promotes active lifestyles

Students are empowered to participate in physical activity and understand how this influences their own well-being and that of others. By demonstrating the benefits of an active life style, they encourage others to participate in sport, dance, exercise, recreation, and adventure pursuits.

Challenges thinking in a fun environment

Physical education engages and energises students. It provides authentic contexts in which to learn. Students challenge themselves to develop their physical and interpersonal skills. They experience movement and understand the role that it plays in their lives.

Students can contribute to the development of physical education programmes and choose their own level of participation. The resulting learning environment challenges their thinking and helps to promote an interest in lifelong leisure and recreational pursuits.

Builds movement competence and confidence

The skills taught in physical education improve students’ performance, sharpen their knowledge of strategy and tactics, and help them to transfer knowledge from one context to another, including sport, recreational, and outdoor activities. The concept of challenge by choice enables appropriate learning at a level that builds confidence.

Develops teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills

Physical education explicitly teaches the necessary knowledge and skills for working with and relating to others, and provides the learning opportunities to develop these skills.

It enables the development of leadership and teamwork skills and encourages students to transfer knowledge to other learning areas. It does this for example, by supporting students to work cooperatively in other subjects, or when working with groups in a leadership role in the school setting and in their lives outside of school in sports clubs or community groups. Explores and develops decision-making and risk management

Physical education provides a range of opportunities for students to challenge and extend themselves in an environment of managed risk.

Students step outside their comfort zone to take on new social, physical, and emotional challenges. Taking on challenges and assessing risk requires the exploration and development of decision-making skills.

Triggers thinking and action to create change

Physical education teaches students to think critically about movement and movement contexts, for example, considering an issue from different points of view, identifying what is influencing the issue, and explaining how the influences are affecting the issue.

Learning to think critically encourages students to participate in social action for a fairer, more equitable, and just society by, for example, reducing barriers to participation.

Develops understandings about the social and cultural significance of movement

Physical education teaches students to critically inquire into the social and cultural significance of movement, so that they can better understand what influences people to engage and participate in physical activity.

Creates learning pathways

Physical education provides a solid foundation for further studies relating to movement and the body, including the social and health sciences, recreation, and tourism. It provides a pathway into the many careers that involve and careers working with people, such as education, health, justice, and the social services.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage Three

Here at Queen Katharine Academy we have utilised the modifications that have been made to the PE National Curriculum over the past few years. We have created an interesting and diverse curriculum that suits all needs and interests of pupils entering KS3.

All year 7, 8 and 9 students are put through a Fundamental scheme of work. This provides them with a basis of all the movement, balance, and co-ordination that are essential in every sport. Along with this, pupils are given the opportunity to take on many different roles in a wide variety of games activities, Outdoor Adventure Activities (OAA), and HRF.

Our PE department strives to have pupils constantly aware of what levels they are achieving and know what needs to be done to improve that level. Pupils are assessed in a number of different strands that allow them to access levels and express their talent in a variety of different skills needed within PE, not just simply as a performer.

 

Year 7 /8/ 9

PE Timetable

 

At KS4 we are now offering the OCR Cambridge National in Sport instead of the BTEC course.

Currently our Year 10 are on the OCR course and our Year 11 are on the BTEC Course.

Key Stage 4 BTEC Level 1/2 First Award In Sport

Key Stage 4 BTEC

 

Who is the Qualification for?

The BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award in Sport has been designed to provide an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of sport. The qualification builds on learning from Key Stage 3 for those who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4.

The qualification is equivalent in size to one GCSE and is a full-time study programme over two years.

The course has 120 Guided Learning Hours over the two years and will include 4 units of study.

 

What does this qualification cover?

Learners will study two mandatory content areas:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical sports performance

These units will make up 50% of the learners overall grade with 25% of the marks being assessed externally through exams.

They will also study two optional content areas:

  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Leading Sports Activities

 

Unit Number

Unit Title

GLH

Man / Opt

Assessment

1

Fitness for Sport and Exercise

30

Mandatory

External Assessment through a 1 hour

50 mark exam

2

Practical Sports Performance

30

Mandatory

Internal  Assessment

5

Training for Personal Fitness

30

Optional

Internal Assessment

6

Leading Sports Activities

30

Optional

Internal Assessment

 

Unit 1

In this unit you will:

  • Know about the components of fitness and the principles of training
  • Explore different fitness training methods
  • Investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.

Unit 2

In this unit you will:

  • Understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports
  • Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports
  • Be able to review sports performance.

Unit 5

In this unit you will:

  • Design a personal fitness training programme
  • Know about exercise adherence factors and strategies for continued training success
  • Implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives
  • Review a personal fitness training programme.

Unit 6

In this unit you will:

  • Know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership
  • Undertake the planning and  leading of sports activities
  • Review the planning and leading of sports activities.

 

Course Leader - Mr T. Stapleton

Email - taran.stapleton@qka.education

 

Key Stage 4 OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 1 and 2 in Sports Studies

Key Stage 4 OCR

Who is the Qualification for?

Cambridge Nationals in Sport are targeted at 14-16 year olds in a school environment.

They’re available as an Award and a Certificate, with the Certificate being the same size as a GCSE. They use both internal and external assessment and meets the DfE’s requirements for attainment tables and headline performance measures.

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies take a more  sector-based focus, whilst also  encompassing some core sport/Physical Education themes. Students 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.

Students 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.

What does this Qualification cover?

Learners will study four mandatory content areas:

  • Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Developing Sports Skills
  • Sports Leadership
  • Sport and the media


These units will make up 100% of the learners overall grade with 25% of the marks being assessed externally through an exam.

 

Course

Year

Unit Number and Title

GLH

Assessment

Sports Studies

Level 1 Award

1

R051: Contemporary issues in sport

30

External Assessment through a 1 hour OCR set and marked written paper.

Sports Studies

Level 1 Award

 

1

R052: Developing Sports Skills

30

Centre-assessed task, OCR Moderated.

 

Sports Studies

Level 2 Certificate

 

2

R053: Sports Leadership

30

Centre-assessed task, OCR Moderated.

Sports Studies

Level 2 Certificate

 

2

R054: Sport and the Media

30

Centre-assessed task, OCR Moderated.

 

R051: Contemporary issues in sport

Students explore a range of topical and contemporary issues in sport, such as participation levels and barriers, promoting values and ethical behaviour, and how sport contributes to society as a whole beyond simply providing entertainment.

R052: Developing sports skills

Students try out a range of sports related skills and techniques, including different practice methods for improving both their own performance and that of others. They develop their knowledge of the use of tactics and strategies in both individual and team sporting activities as well as their understanding of the rules, enabling them to carry out a number of officiating roles within the activities.

R053: Sports leadership

Students learn about some of the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be an effective sport leader. They put their knowledge into practice by planning and delivering safe and effective sporting activity sessions. Afterwards they review their performance.

R054: Sport and the media

Students explore the relationship between sports and the media: how sport uses the media to promote itself and the media uses sport to expand and maintain uptake of its products. They look at the differences in sports coverage across a range of media outlets and over time and the effect that media has had on public interest and involvement in sport.

Course Leader - Mr C. Davitt

Email - chris.davitt@qka.education

Key Stage 5

Key Stage Five

At KS5, those students staying onto Year 12 and 13 can continue their studies in Physical Education by following the BTEC National Level 3 in Sport. The BTEC National Certificate and Extended Certificate in Sport is for post-16 learners who want to continue their  education through applied learning and who aim to  progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sport sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and is a full-time study programme over two years. The course has 360 Guided Learning Hours over the two years and will include 4 units of study. In the first year, learners will follow the National Certificate that will involve the study of units 1 and 7. In the second year, learners will progress onto the National Extended Certificate and study units 2 and 3.

You will study:

Course

Year

Unit Number

Unit Title

GLH

Man / Opt

Assessment

BTEC L3 National Certificate

1

1

Anatomy and Physiology

120

Mandatory

External Assessment through a 1.5hour

90 mark exam

BTEC L3 National Certificate

1

7

Practical Sports Performance

60

Mandatory

Internal Assessment

 

BTEC L3 National Extended

Certificate

2

2

Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being.

120

Mandatory

External Assessment A task set and marked externally and completed under supervised conditions.

BTEC L3 National Extended

Certificate

2

3

Professional   Development in the Sports      Industry

60

Mandatory

Internal Assessment

 

You will learn:

Learners will study four mandatory content areas: Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and      Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being. Professional Development in the Sports Industry and Practical Sports Performance. These units will make up 100% of the learners overall grade with 67% of the marks being assessed externally through exams.

Unit 1 - Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Unit 2 - Learners explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and wellbeing.

Unit 3 - Learners explore the knowledge and skills required for different career   pathways in the sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

In this unit you will, understand the career and job opportunities in the sports industry, explore own skills using a skills audit to inform a career development action plan. Undertake a recruitment activity to demonstrate the processes that can lead to a successful job offer in a selected career pathway and reflect on the recruitment and selection process and your individual performance.

Unit 7 - Learners study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports.

In this unit you will, examine National Governing Body rules/laws and regulations for selected sports competitions. Examine the skills, techniques and tactics required to perform in selected sports. Develop skills, techniques and tactics for sporting activity in order to meet sport aims and reflect on own practical performance using selected assessment methods.

 

 

Enrichment Opportunities

Students are encouraged to attend sports clubs both in school and in the wider community. We have a clubs board in the changing facility that promotes the extensional clubs in the wider community. There are numerous clubs that will be run both at lunch time and after school, these clubs include: Football, Basketball, Trampolining, Rounder’s, Netball, Climbing, Archery, Cricket, Boxing, Rowing and Badminton. Please see the clubs booklet for more information. We are also part of the Peterborough Sports Federation which means we are entered into District and County Championships for Football, Basketball, Netball, Athletics and Rounder’s.

Staffing

Subject Leader: T. Stapleton

Teaching Staff: C. Davitt, M. Stapleton, K. Cleworth, and K. Rowledge.