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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Physical Education

Welcome to Physical Education; developing healthy, knowledgeable lifelong participants in physical activity, who understand their bodies, how to work in a team and how to overcome problems or challenges together and individually.

Key stage 3:

Years 7

Term

Unit of Work

Learning Cog

Summary

Autumn term

Invasion Games

 

Social

 

Learning to co-operate and play fairly to develop tactics, set up practices and win games.

Gymnastics

Physical

Developing body awareness, a wide range of movements and flexibility that support the body as part of lifelong learning

Spring term

Dance

Creative

Using Fairytales and literacy work in English to inspire and create solos and duets, whilst getting an insight into the basics of Dance.

Fitness

Health & fitness

Understanding the principles of basic fitness testing and how to develop ones’ strengths, using a BBC Blueprint.

Summer term

Athletics

Personal

Overcoming personal skill-based challenges whilst trying some famous Olympic Sports. Culminating in Sports Day.

Striking & Fielding

Cognitive

Understanding how we think about the games we play – the tactics, the positions, and the different skills involved.

Years 8

Term

Unit of Work

Learning Cog

Summary

Autumn term

Outdoor & Adventurous Activities

 

Social

 

Working as part of a group to solve problems and answer physical challenges, exploring our environment and the outdoors.

Games

Cognitive

Exploring the similarities and differences between a variety of sports; Netball, Handball, Tag Rugby

Spring term

Dance

Creative

 

Fitness

Health & fitness

Understanding how to create personal exercise programmes, including circuits and exercise techniques

Summer term

Athletics

Personal

Setting individual targets and goals to impact on performance at Sports Day.

Striking & Fielding

Physical

Having a basic understanding of the various games we now look at enhancing performance skills

Year 9

We offer a variety of activities at year 9 in order to cater for pupils’ preferences and to inform lifelong participation.

Unit of Work options

Learning Cog

Summary

Cheerleading

 

Creative

 

We start with some basic moves and build routines up to include dynamics and lifts, culminating in a whole-class performance.

Games

Social

Taking on the role of a coach to develop someone else’s skills in Badminton, Volleyball or Lacrosse

Dance

Creative

 

Fitness

Health & fitness

Either as a half term, or full term, trying a variety of ‘keep fit’ styles including Aerobics, Box-ercise, Step Aerobics and Fitness Training

Athletics

Personal

Learning to set group targets to explore how individual performance impacts on team success, culminating in Sports Day

Striking & Fielding

Cognitive

Introducing Full-sized games pupils have a choice and variety of tactical exploration in Rounders, Softball and Kwik Cricket

Tennis

Physical

In the annual build up to Wimbledon we consider the skills, tactics and rules that make it playing in the park over the summer easy and enjoyable

KS4 Qualifications

We offer a BTEC First in Sport, with Edexcel/Pearson, which asks for the completion of 4 units over 2 years:

Students have a combination of theory and practical lessons each week, where they develop their skills as a player/performer, umpire, coach and organiser over a variety of activities.

Theory lessons include knowledge and understanding of the active participant and culminate in an external examination in line with Unit 1 – Anatomy & Physiology.

Assessment is 100% coursework, based on practical performance and written responses to assignments.

Extra considerations

We offer an extensive extra-curricular programme where KS4 students can gain extra coaching and support in their practical choices.

Video evidence can also be submitted for sports covered outside of school.

Our BTEC First Performing Arts (Dance) cohort follow the Edexcel guidelines, which asks for the completion of 4 units over 2 years.

These include a range of technique styles, performance opportunities, choreography and reflection tasks.

PE Lessons
In year 10 pupils have a choice between three options:

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award – Completing 3-6 moths of Physical, Volunteering and Skill development, culminating in a weekend expedition (hiking and camping)

Junior Sport or Dance Leader Award – learning the skills needed to plan, lead and manage an active space which can be transferred to many aspects of a later career.

Core PE – A more traditional active play option for pupils who want to develop their physical skills, focussing on Games and Fitness.

In year 11 pupils choose to follow a pathway of learning based on their interests and enthusiasm:

Creative - For those students who enjoy Dance, Cheerleading and creating this option will follow a variety of styles, technique and challenges around those disciplines.

Games - Based on popular sports such as Football, Netball, Handball and Basketball, this group will have the opportunity to follow a Sport Education model where they are in weekly leagues and competitions, working with the same group each week to be the overall champion by the end of the term. Points are awarded for winning, kit, effort and behaviour.

Fitness - By the end of a term studying Fitness we expect each pupil to have acquired the knowledge to help them lead their own training programme, and experience what it’s like to be part of a fitness class. Using Boxercise, Aerobics, Fitness training and Step Aerobics, the group will look at how our body changes the more we train it.