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Physical Education enables students to explore and develop their skills and understanding through a variety of elements. Whilst physical literacy is at the forefront of KS3 PE, personal development runs deep throughout the delivery of physical activities. Students experience a wide range of activities that not only develop their physical wellbeing but have positive impacts upon the social and mental wellbeing as well.
Students experience a range of activities and develop their understanding of the benefits of physical. In addition, students develop the impact of physical education on themselves. Core themes within lessons enable students to access key theoretical content, developing students’ knowledge and understanding of how an active lifestyle has a positive impact upon an individual. Personal development in areas such as, resilience, team work, communication, copying with defeat and striving for excellence are just some areas where physical education has a whole school impact on Tor Bridge High students.
During the KS3 dance curriculum learners will choreograph and perform dances using a more advanced range of techniques learnt in KS2. They will gain physical knowledge of a range of dance genres, including contemporary and musical theatre. These aim to form a varied basis from which students can build on knowledge to progress further through the Dance curriculum, increasing the complexity of stepping patterns and level of technique and skills.
Core themes within lessons enable students to access key theoretical content, developing students’ knowledge and understanding of how an active lifestyle has a positive impact upon an individual. Students are assessed in three core areas, Physical, Social and Emotional areas. Formal assessments at the end of each block of work along with a mixture of individual and whole class feedback will occur throughout students PE lesson.
Students have access to an extensive range of extracurricular clubs and compete at level 1,2 and 3 competitions. Students are signposted to further links with local clubs. External coaches offer further experiences throughout the curriculum. Opportunities to develop and enhance leadership skills through our Sports Leadership Academy. This positive relationship with sports providers are utilised to sign post students who wish to take their experiences or commitments to physical exercise further.
We work with designated physiotherapist if required to promote physical development on a personalised basis, depending of the physical requirements of individual pupils.
During the students study of examined Physical Education students will develop and broaden their knowledge in how physical activities impact upon an individual. Students will apply a range of practical activities that will supplement the theoretical aspect of the subject. Linking the students study at KS3. Students will become more analytical and evaluative on the impact physical activity has upon them or an alternative individual.
Core PE will stretch the students further building upon their physical literacy and develop a great cognitive aspect, such as tactics, out witting an opponent and the personal psychological health benefit of physical activity.
Students will explore the major body systems that influence upon physical performance. They will identify the components of each system, highlighting why the role of each body system impacts upon sporting performance. Students will also develop critical understanding of how each body system respond to exercise and the adaptations that occur during and individuals exercise programme.
Practical elements will run alongside the theoretical parts of the course allowing the students to deepen their knowledge and understanding by putting the theoretical content in to practice. They will be able to analyse the impact of their own exercise in relation to the theoretical knowledge they are learning in the classroom.
Year 10, students will investigate a range of training principles and methods that improve performance. They will be critical of the methods proposed and be encouraged to analyse the impact across a variety of sporting activities. This will be assessed by an examination in the May of year 10.
Year 11 will be a culmination of all the student is taught in previous years and is a synoptic element of the course. Students will apply theory delivered in year 9 and 10 by demonstrating these concepts in a culmination of examined, coursework and practical application. Students in GCSE will be assessed in three practical sports followed by two examinations. VCert Student will apply the concepts developed in previous year by evaluating key elements of the course through external assessment and internal coursework.
RSL CAPA level 2 Dance course.
Year 10, dancers will gain a good knowledge of technical skills such as co-ordination, physical control, awareness and musicality giving them the physical ability to perform dances with fluency and confidence. They will learn about the structure of dance, how to create and develop motifs using a wide range of stimulus that relates to them personally and the wider world.
Students will be assessed through regular feedback on their classwork, which in turn will challenge them to meet the standards of the exam board. Coursework elements and of component/course examinations will be the culmination of the students learning journey. External and internal elements will be taken by the student throughout the course delivery of BTEC and VCert with examinations and practical assessment in year 11 for students studying the GCSE.
Students are also regular assessed via verbal and written feedback on their written and practical work aiming to link knowledge to the criteria set by the exam board.
Unit 201E – is an external controlled unit which is set and marked by the board.
Unit 229 – Dance Ensemble – is an internal unit undertaking the contemporary dance style.
Students have access to an extensive range of extracurricular clubs and compete at level 1,2 and 3 competitions. Students are signposted to further links with local clubs. External coaches offer further experiences throughout the curriculum. Opportunities to develop and enhance leadership skills through our Sports Leadership Academy. This positive relationship with sports providers are utilised to sign post students who wish to take their experiences or commitments to physical exercise further. Specific time is allocated for examined PE students to develop their skills and aspects of the course that they will be required to demonstrate. Drop in theory workshops are available for students during their studies.
GCSE bitesize, Seneca, Pearson Edxecel revision guides and work books follow the GCSE PE course. Pearson and NCFE provide resources for students following the BTEC or VCert options.
Students are able to further develop their understanding and peruse a path in the sports sector by studying a level 3 course. They will build upon their knowledge from KS5 with the course in BTEC Sport that provides greater insight into the work of sport and performance. Students will then have the opportunity for study further at University, Apprenticeships or begin a career in the sport sector.
Student will be studying Anatomy and Physiology as well as Sports Psychology in year 12, followed by Professional Development in the Sports Industry along with, Fitness, Training and Programming.
Students will be assessed by internal and external assessment. Anatomy and Physiology (yr12) and Fitness, Training and Programming (yr13) are external units set by the exam board. The internal units Sports Psychology and Professional Development in the Sports Industry are assessed by coursework generated by the students. Throughout their lessons students will be given regular feedback in both verbal and written.
Ongoing links with Universities have provide master class workshops of key elements of the course that support the learning in the classroom. Subject support is ongoing in the department and opportunities for students to meet with sporting clubs, athletes and coaches highlight the impact of the theory taught in the classroom.
What materials can they buy, what websites are useful, what departmental interventions/support clubs take place etc...
BTEC Level 3 in Sport revision guides and workbooks.
Drop in support clinics and revision session.
University of Marjons links have develop student mentors.
Tor Bridge strives for young people to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives for now and in the future. PSHE and RSE will develop the qualities, knowledge and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members, friends and members of society.
Building confidence, resilience, empathy, respect and healthy relationships.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.