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Physical EDUCATION

 

Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.

--Arsene Wenger

Contact

Head of Physical Education: Mr S Porteous - porteouss@harpergreen.net 

Subject overview

The principal aim of our physical education curriculum is to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We work hard to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

We create opportunities to compete in sport and other activities, which we believe help to build character and embed important Harper values such as fairness and respect.

 Key Stage 3 overview

During Key Stage 3, our students will follow the National Curriculum for Physical Education

Pupils will build on and embed the physical development and skills that they learned in previous years.

As they move through years 7-9, they will become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They will understand what makes a performance effective, and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work.

They will increasingly develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

 Year 7 Boys

Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

 Football

 Basketball/Dance

Badminton/Dance

 Rugby

 Athletics

 Cricket

Skills and Knowledge:

 

  • Inside of the foot pass
  • Shooting
  • Tackling
  • Games

Skills and Knowledge:

 

Basketball

  • Ball familiarisation and movements
  • Passing and receiving
  • Dribbling (controlled)
  • Dribbling and games
  • Shooting (set shot)
  • Games

 

Dance

Skills and Knowledge:

 

Badminton

  • Shuttle, racket and footwork Familiarisation
  • Forehand and backhand serve
  • Overhead clear
  • Forehand drop dhot
  • Underhand clear (lob)
  • Basic backhand stroke
  • Singles games

 

Dance

Skills and Knowledge:

 

  • Ball familiarisation
  • Passing and retrieving
  • Attacking play
  • Playing the ball
  • Tackling
  • Scrums (3-man)

Skills and Knowledge:

 

  • Running style
  • Basic sprints
  • Basic high jump
  • Basic shot put
  • Basic discus
  • Competition

Skills and Knowledge:

 

  • Ball familirisation
  • Throwing & catching
  • Batting - off  drive
  • Batting - on drive
  • Forward defence
  • Backward defence
  • Fielding - intercepting
  • Fielding - long barrier
  • Bowling

 Year 7 Girls

 

Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

 Netball

 Badminton

 HRE/Dance

 Football

 Rounders

 Athletics

Skills and Knowledge:

 

  • Ball familiarisation
  • Passing and receiving
  • Footwork and pivoting
  • Passing and receiving on the move
  • Dodging
  • Shooting and games

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Shuttle, racket and footwork familiarisation
  • Forehand and backhand serve
  • Overhead clear
  • Forehand drop shot
  • Underhand clear (lob)
  • Basic backhand stroke
  • Singles games

Skills and Knowledge:

HRE

  • Warm-ups/ stretching/
  • Cool-downs
  • Basic drills
  • Testing
  • Circuit training 
  • Fatigue
  • Speed

 

Dance

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Inside of the Foot pass
  • Shooting
  • Tackling
  • Games

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ball familiarisation
  • Catching and rules
  • Bowling and rules
  • Overarm throwing
  • Batting and rules
  • Batting
  • Ground fielding and post work

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Running style
  • Basic sprints
  • Basic high jump
  • Basic shot put
  • Basic discus
  • Competition

 

Year 8 Boys

 

Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

 Football

 Basketball

 Badminton

 Rugby

 Athletics

 Cricket

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Dribbling
  • Turns
  • Passing and turns
  • Beating a defender
  • Shielding
  • Instep and laces
  • Controlling the ball
  • Shooting (laces)
  • Tackling (poke)
  • Heading and games

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Passing and receiving
  • Dribbling
  • Jump shot
  • Rebounding
  • Lay-up
  • Games

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Low forehand serve
  • Serving/returns
  • Lob
  • Forehand smash and block
  • Net play (basic)
  • Forehand drive
  • Doubles games

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Passing
  • Tactical play
  • Kicking
  • Scrums
  • Positional play

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Intermediate sprint start
  • Distance
  • Basic hurdles
  • Relay and changeover
  • High jump
  • Long jump
  • Triple jump
  • Shot put

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Throwing and catching in cricket
  • Fielding in cricket
    cricket one-handed retrieval 
  • Batting - the pull shot
  • Batting - the cut
  • Bowling - swing
  • Running between the wickets
  • Wicket -  keeping & games

Year 8 Girls

Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

Netball

 Badminton

 HRE/Dance

 Football

 Rounders

 Athletics

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Passing (overhead)
  • Moving/ footwork
  • Shooting
  • One-handed shooting
  • One-handed rebounding
  • Attacking
  • Dodging
  • Defending
  • Games

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Low forehand serve
  • Serving/returns
  • Lob
  • Forehand smash and block
  • Net play (basic)
  • Forehand drive
  • Doubles games

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Developing speed
  • Step test
  • Fartlek training
  • Interval training
  • Continuous training
  • Multi-stage test (bleep test)
  • Retesting

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Dribbling
  • Turns
  • Passing and turns
  • Beating a defender
  • Shielding
  • Instep and laces
  • Controlling the ball
  • Shooting (laces)
  • Tackling (poke)
  • Heading and games

 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ball familiarisation
  • Bowling
  • Overarm throwing
  • Backstopping
  • Batting
  • Ground fielding
  • Post work and tactical development

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Intermediate sprint start
  • Distance
  • Basic hurdles
  • Relay and changeover
  • High jump
  • Long jump
  • Triple jump
  • Shot put

Year 9 Boys

Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

 Football

 Basketball

 Badminton

 Rugby

 Athletics

 Cricket

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Passing and controlling (lifting)
  • Volleying
  • Diving headers
  • Goalkeeping and shooting
  • Throw-ins
  • Crossing
  • Games

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Lay-up
  • Rebounding (non-dominant hands)
  • Fast breaks
  • Fast break games
  • Defensive strategies
  • Offensive strategies

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Backhand short serve
  • Push return
  • Backhand drive
  • Net play
  • Backhand clear
  • Doubles tournament/ competition

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Passing and creating space
  • Tackling
  • Rear tackle
  • Kicking
  • Scrums
  • Games

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Sprint start from blocks
  • Distance
  • Intermediate relay and changeover
  • Long jump
  • Triple jump
  • Shot put
  • Discus
  • Javelin

 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Retrieving, fast moving ball, 
  • Bowling - spin bowling in cricket
  • Batting -
  • Backward drive in cricket
  • Cricket batting - lofted drives
  • Wicket keeping in cricket
  • Pairs cricket

Year 9 Girls

 

 

Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

Netball

 Badminton

 HRE/Dance

 Football

 Rounders

 Athletics

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Footwork
  • Turning in air
  • Running footwork
  • Shooting (with steps)
  • Rebounds
  • Attacking principles
  • Defending principles

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Backhand short serve
  • Push return
  • Backhand drive
  • Net play
  • Backhand clear
  • Doubles tournament/ competition

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Plyometrics
  • Weight training
  • Principles
  • Effects on body
  • Nutrition
  • Retesting

Skills and Knowledge:

 

  • Passing and controlling (lifting)
  • Volleying
  • Diving headers
  • Goalkeeping and shooting
  • Throw-ins
  • Crossing
  • Games

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ball familiarisation and catching
  • Post running
  • Batting
  • Bowling and backstopping
  • Advanced ground fielding
  • Running, batting and teamwork
  • Games

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Sprint start from blocks
  • Distance
  • Intermediate relay and changeover
  • Long jump
  • Triple jump
  • Shot put
  • Discus
  • Javelin

 

 Key Stage 4 overview

For students who wish to deepen their study of P.E., either because their future aspirations will involve P.E or simply because they love the subject, we offer two option choices:

  • Physical Education GCSE
  • Cambridge National in Sports Studies.

Students can elect for one (not both!) of these options. While staff will offer more in-depth advice during the guided choices process in Year 9, essentially, we would advise you choose the GCSE if you have a team and individual sport that you proactively play (this does not need to be an external club; it can be something that you play in-school).

If you enjoy sports, but do not have a team and individual sport that you regularly participate in, we would advise that you consider the Cambridge National instead. This course looks at sports more holistically, though both choices offer an excellent base for post-16 study or sport-related career choices.

 Key Stage 4 Physical Education: CORE (non-examined)

Regardless of their GCSE choices, all students will continue their physical education until they leave Harper Green School at the end of Year 11. During Key Stage 4, our students will follow the National Curriculum for Physical Education

The focus of the PE curriculum changes somewhat once students embark on their Key Stage 4 programme of core P.E.

Although learning and developing new skills is still important, our main priority is that students enjoy PE lessons, are active and develop their levels of confidence. We aim to provide students with more choice and autonomy where possible.

In core P.E., we want our young people to get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

Throughout their core P.E. curriculum at Harper Green, learners will:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games,
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports, or other physical activities,
  • take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group,
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best,
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

    Key Stage 4 Physical Education: GCSE 

The GCSE in Physical Education will equip students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values they need to be able to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities.

Students will also gain understanding of how physical activities benefit health, fitness and wellbeing.

Please look at the Edexcel specification for more information about the Physical Education GCSE course content

 

Year 10

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
C1 - Components of fitness C1 – Methods of Training, Fitness Testing, Principles of Training C1 – Structure of the body C1 – CV System  C1 – Respiratory System PEP – SMART Targets

Skills and Knowledge:

  • 1.3 Anaerobic and aerobic exercise
  • 1.4 The short- and long-term effects of exercise

Skills and Knowledge:

  • 3.1 The relationship between health and fitness and the role that exercise plays in both
  • 3.2 The components of fitness, benefits for sport and how fitness is measured and improved
  • 3.3 The principles of training and their application to personal exercise/ training programmes
  • 3.4 The long-term effects of exercise
  • 3.5 How to optimise training and prevent injury
  • 3.6 Effective use of warm up and cool down
  • 4.1 Use of data

Skills and Knowledge:

  • 1.1 The structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system
  • 2.1 Lever systems, examples of their use in activity and the mechanical advantage they provide in movement
  • 2.2 Planes and axes of movement

Skills and Knowledge:

  • 1.2 The structure and functions of the cardiorespiratory system

 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • The areas of content covered are:
  • aim and planning analysis
  • carrying out and monitoring their PEP
  • evaluation of data and programme.

 

Students will be required to demonstrate their planning of a PEP, which will include:

  • a completed (centre-devised/sourced) PARQ (physical activity readiness questionnaire) 
  • identification of the component of fitness the student wants to improve, with a suitable justification in relation to the impact on their performance,
  • a record of fitness levels at the beginning of the PEP

 

Students should select and justify one appropriate method of training.

 

Students should select and justify the use of appropriate principles of training, and SMART targets, to set their goals in their PEP. 

Year 11

 

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 onwards
C2 – Lifestyle Factors C2 – Performance Feedback & Sport Psychology

 Practical performance and Revision

Skills and Knowledge:

  • 1.1 Physical, emotional and social health, fitness and wellbeing
  • 1.2 The consequences of a sedentary lifestyle
  • 1.3 Energy use, diet, nutrition and hydration

Skills and Knowledge:

  • 2.1 Classification of skills (basic/ complex, open/closed)
  • 2.2 The use of goal setting and SMART targets to improve and/or optimise performance
  • 2.3 Guidance and feedback on performance
  • 2.4 Mental preparation for performance
  • 3.1 Engagement patterns of different social groups in physical activity and sport
  • 3.2 Commercialisation of physical activity and sport
  • 3.3 Ethical and socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

Skills and Knowledge:

 

Students will not be taught any new content, but will instead work on their practical performance and revise content for the external examination.

 Key Stage 4 Cambridge National in Sports Studies

The Cambridge National in Sport Studies enables students to develop and apply knowledge of sports-related activities, with a particular focus on officiating.

Our students will be able to explore contemporary issues in sport, different ways of being involved in the sports industry, and the impact of sport on wider society.

Please look at the OCR specification for more information about the Cambridge National in Sports Studies course content

Year 10

Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

RO51 – Contemporary issues in sport - this unit will be delivered throughout the year, with other units running alongside.

RO52 - Developing sports skills: Football

 

RO52 - Developing sports skills: Football

RO52 - Developing sports skills: Badminton

RO52 - Developing sports skills: Practical Assessment

 RO52 – Evaluation

 

RO53 - Sports Leadership

RO53 – Sports Leadership

 

RO56 – Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities 

Skills and Knowledge:

 

RO51 - Contemporary issues in sport

  • Understand the issues which affect participation in sport
  • Know about the role of sport in promoting values
  • Understand the importance of hosting major sporting events
  • Know about the role of national governing bodies in sport

 

RO52 - Developing sports skills

  • Be able to use skills, techniques and tactics/strategies/ compositional ideas as an individual performer in a sporting activity
  • Be able to use skills, techniques and tactics/strategies/ compositional ideas as a team performer in sporting activity
  • Be able to officiate in a sporting activity
  • Be able to apply practice methods to support improvement in a sporting activity

 

RO53 - Sports Leadership

  • Know the personal qualities, styles, roles and responsibilities associated with effective sports leadership
  • Be able to plan sports activity sessions
  • Be able to deliver sports activity session
  • Be able to evaluate own performance in delivering a sports activity session

 

RO56 – Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities 

  • Know about different types of outdoor activities and their provision
  • Understand the value of participating in outdoor activities
  • Be able to plan an outdoor activity
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills during outdoor activities

 

Year 11

Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

RO51 – Contemporary issues in sport - this unit will be revised throughout the first three half-terms

 

RO56 – Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities 


 

 

RO53 – Sports Leadership

RO53 – Sports Leadership

RO56 – Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities 

RO56 – Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • RO53 - Sports Leadership

    • Know the personal qualities, styles, roles and responsibilities associated with effective sports leadership
    • Be able to plan sports activity sessions
    • Be able to deliver sports activity session
    • Be able to evaluate own performance in delivering a sports activity session

RO56 – Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities 

  • Know about different types of outdoor activities and their provision
  • Understand the value of participating in outdoor activities
  • Be able to plan an outdoor activity
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills during outdoor activities

Skills and Knowledge:

 

RO56 – Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities 

  • Know about different types of outdoor activities and their provision
  • Understand the value of participating in outdoor activities
  • Be able to plan an outdoor activity
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills during outdoor activities

Skills and Knowledge:

 

This period of the curriculum is dedicated to students writing up and evaluating their work on the RO56 Unit.