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The Bay CE School

Physical Education

Welcome to the Physical Education department

Teachers

Mr G Bricknell

Mr S Johnson

Mrs L Walters

Mr S Allen

 

How the Curriculum in PE has been adapted following the Covid-19 Pandemic 

During both lockdowns the PE department played a vital role in ensuring the physical, mental and social health of our students was considered by setting many ‘lockdown challenges’. 

Since returning to school we have ensured our curriculum is tailored towards two main strands post covid19:

  1. A greater emphasis on fitness and wellbeing 
  2. Re-introduction of sports we have been unable to teach during the pandemic

We have also re-established routines such as changing for PE that also contributes to a wider curriculum for our students. 

 

PE at The Bay 

As a Physical Education Department, our role is to contribute to the overall education of young people by helping them lead full, valuable, safe and healthy lives. Our aim is to develop all students physically, morally and socially through physical activity and sport and provide future pathways for participation and pursuit of sporting excellence. 

Physical Education develops students’ confidence and competence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. 

All students will achieve and make progress by developing their skills and techniques, their decision-making abilities, their physical and mental capacity, their evaluating and improving skills and their ability to make informed choices about active, healthy lifestyles. 

The Bay CE School PE department has superb facilities: a sports hall, a climbing wall/rock, high quality games pitches, an athletics track, an all weather cricket pitch, an 4g astroturf, tennis courts, netball courts, a multi gym and a fitness suite. 

There is an extensive range of clubs and plenty of opportunities for competitions and matches against other schools. The PE Curriculum is very diverse and we offer an extensive range of sports and activities. 

Phase 2

The PE Curriculum is very diverse and we offer an extensive range of sports and activities. At Phase 2 (Year 7 – 9) students will experience the following sports at The Bay:

 

Autumn term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Football, netball, rugby, hockey, table tennis, badminton. 

Basketball, fitness, gymnastics, trampolining, tchoukball, indoor rowing.

Athletics, cricket, tennis, rounders, softball, climbing. 

 

Year 7

Students will develop their KNOWLEDGE of: 

  • basic skills, techniques and tactics used in sports and physical activities 
  • fundamental rules and regulations for a range of sports and the need for officials 
  • the components of a warm up and cool down 
  • the immediate effects of exercise of body and basic training methods to improve cardiovascular fitness
  • safety factors during physical activity and sport 
  • leading fit and healthy lifestyles including extracurricular sports clubs

Students will develop their SKILLS in: 

  • rackets/striking and fielding/invasion games/athletics/outdoor and adventurous activities/health related exercise 
  • teamwork 
  • fundamental techniques in a range of sports in isolation and simple drills 
  • overcoming opponents in competitive situations in team and individual games (e.g. rugby/netball/badminton/tennis). 
  • decision making in competitive sports 
  • simple reasoning and questioning in attempting to solve problems 
  • identifying strengths and weaknesses of their own and others’ work 
  • leadership of warm ups and cool downs 
  • officiating low stakes practices in some sports

 Year 8

Students will develop their KNOWLEDGE of: 

  • More advanced skills, techniques and tactics used in sports and physical activities 
  • Rules and regulations for a range of sports and the roles of different types of officials 
  • The components of an activity session (warm up, main activity, conditioned practice, cool down) 
  • The immediate and some long term effects of exercise on the body and training methods to improve at least two components of fitness 
  • Safety factors during physical activity and sport for more advanced activities (e.g. scrummaging in rugby) 
  • The benefits of leading fit and healthy lifestyles including extracurricular sports clubs

Students will develop their SKILLS in: 

  • Rackets/striking and fielding/invasion games/athletics/dance/outdoor and adventurous activities/health related exercise 
  • Teamwork 
  • Techniques in a range of sports in increasingly complex drills under pressure 
  • Overcoming challenging opponents in competitive situations in team and individual games (e.g. rugby/netball/badminton/tennis). 
  • Pressured decision making in competitive sports, including some analysis of opponents’ strategies 
  • Reasoning, questioning and listening to the contributions of others in order to solve problems 
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of their own and others’ work and suggesting improvements 
  • Leadership of warm ups, basic drills and cool downs 
  • Officiating with competence in a greater range of sports and roles

Year 9

Students will develop their KNOWLEDGE of: 

  • advanced strategies, tactics and skills used in sports and physical activities. 
  • rules and regulations for a range of sports and the roles of different types of officials 
  • short and long term effects of exercise on the body to muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems 
  • safety factors during physical activity and for more advanced activities 
  •  the components of fitness and how you can improve them by using methods of training and principles of training
  • the benefits of leading a healthy active lifestyle – through exercise and diet, to also include physical activity outside of school 

Students will develop their SKILLS in: 

  • racquets/striking and fielding/invasion games/athletics/dance/health related exercise 
  • team work 
  • using advanced techniques, strategies and tactics in a range of sports in competitive game situations 
  • being able to make the correct decisions in competitive situations to allow you to beat an opponent regularly 
  • analysing performance of yourself and others during performance to alter the outcome of a game
  • leading groups of students on part of a session, feeding back so others can make improvements
  • officiating a variety of roles within a sport – linesman and referee in badminton and over more than one sport

Phase 3 (Years 10 and 11) Core PE

At Phase 3 students have the opportunity to specialise in certain areas and can either continue a similar curriculum to that in Phase 2 or choose a specialist option. Students also have an option in Phase 3 to follow BTEC Tech award in Sport, along with Sports Leadership opportunities.

Core PE at Phase 3 (Years 10 – 11)

 

Students have an opportunity to specialise in certain areas and can either continue a similar curriculum to that in Phase 2 or choose a specialist option such as OAA and team building/problem solving challenges. Pupils should tackle complex and demanding physical activities and get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. Where specialisation takes place, blocks may increase from 6 weeks in length to approximately 9 weeks in length to allow for a greater depth of study. 

Students also have the option during Phase 3 of their career at The Bay CE School to follow courses in BTEC Sport. 

The PE Curriculum in phase 3 is much more specialised rather than the diverse approach in phase 2.  Students will cover one activity per half term (6 per year) from the following activities. 

Autumn term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Football, netball, rugby, hockey, table tennis, badminton. 

Basketball, fitness, gymnastics, trampolining, tchoukball, indoor rowing.

Athletics, cricket, tennis, rounders, softball, climbing. 

 

During phase 3 students have also the opportunity to develop their leadership skills within lessons as well as by supporting local primary school sporting events, the PE Department and House Leaders.

BTEC Tech Award in Sport at Phase 3 

In Year 10 and 11 students are able to study the BTEC Tech Award in Sport qualification. 

The Tech Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific applied knowledge and skills through realistic vocational contexts. Learners will have the opportunity to develop applied knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • investigating provisions for sport including equipment and facilities to enhance sport
  • planning and delivery of sport drills and sessions
  • fitness for sport including fitness testing and methodology.

 Students will study three mandatory components:

  • Component 1 - Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Component 2 - Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance
  • Component 3 - Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants Performance in Sport and Physical Activity

Assessment

Components 1 and 2 are assessed through non-exam internal assessment. The non-exam internal assessment for these components has been designed to demonstrate application of the conceptual knowledge underpinning the sector through realistic tasks and activities. This style of assessment promotes deep learning through ensuring the connection between knowledge and practice. Non-exam internal assessment is delivered through Pearson-set Assignments. These assignments are set by Pearson, marked by the centre and moderated by Pearson.

There is one external assessment, Component 3, which provides the main synoptic assessment for the qualification. Component 3 builds directly on Components 1 and 2 and enables learning to be brought together and related to a real-life situation. The design of this external assessment ensures that there is sufficient stretch and challenge, enabling the assessment of knowledge and understanding at the end of the learning period.

Year 1 (Year 10)

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Component 1 - Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity

Component 1 - Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity

Component 1 - Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity


Assessment of Component 1

Component 2 - Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance

Component 2 - Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance

Component 2 - Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance

Assessment of Component 2

Year 2 (Year 11)

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Component 3 - Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants Performance in Sport and Physical Activity

Component 3 - Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants Performance in Sport and Physical Activity

Component 3 - Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants Performance in Sport and Physical Activity

Component 3 - Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants Performance in Sport and Physical Activity


Examination of component 3

 

 

BTEC Level 2 in Sport (Year 11 only 2022)

This qualification is in it’s final year of study and is being replaced by the BTEC Tech Award. The current year 11 cohort of 2022 will be following the year plan:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Completion of  Unit 6 - Leading Sports Activities



Unit 1 - Online Exam - Fitness for Sport and Exercise 

Unit 1 - Online Exam - Fitness for Sport and Exercise 

Unit 3 - Applying the principles of personal training 

Unit 3 - Applying the principles of personal training 

Unit 1 - Online Exam - Fitness for Sport and Exercise RETAKE




 

 

Useful Websites

The BTEC Sport students will have online access to course detail including lesson notes, revision materials and sample assessment material/practice exam papers. They will also be provided with a revision guide/book to help with exams. Further help can also be found using these websites:

BTEC Tech Award in Sport

A guide to the course HERE

Pearson website for course materials HERE

Revision guide to purchase HERE

BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport (ending Summer 2022)

Quizlet – revision cards

https://quizlet.com/28185620/btec-level-2-unit-1-fitness-for-sport-flash-cards/

Revision – Flash cards

https://www.brainscape.com/packs/btec-sport-unit1-8842913

How parents can support 

Homework/

Assignments

Monitoring the completion of weekly homework tasks and termly assignments. 

Reading

Encouraging students to use the suggested websites and to read and listen to the articles.

Exam Practice

Exam question practical in lessons

Guided work on Past Papers

Resources

PIXL Revision Booklets, Revision guide, Twinkl Revision workbooks

Career Opportunities

  • A Level PE
  • BTEC National Level 3 in Sport
  • Apprenticeships in the sport and leisure industry 

You’ll also gain many valuable skills from studying PE what will help you in other GCSE and A-level subjects as well as your future career, such as:

  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Analysis and Evaluation
  • Physical fitness
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Time management