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VALE OF YORK ACADEMY IS PART OF

Physical Education

Curriculum aim

The Physical Education Department at Vale of York Academy aims to encourage a lifetime love of sport and keeping fit.  It is structured to encourage participation and give students the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and socially through the use of physical activity.  We provide a supportive but challenging environment for students to enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum of activities which provide opportunities to acquire and develop skills and apply them in competitive situations. We aim to improve knowledge and understanding of a Healthy active lifestyle and give all students an opportunity to participate in different roles and extra-curricular activities.

Physical education helps develop and maintain confidence, well-being and social skills that can be more difficult to achieve through other subjects.

Key Stage 3 curriculum overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

KS3 CORE PE – Intention statement:

For all students to have the opportunity to find a ‘sport for everyone’.

Value

  • To develop a sense of worth through physical activity.
  • To be able to display the key qualities of fair play, respect and resilience.

To understand and learn further through global sports.

Opportunities

  • To access a range of different sports and activities in a competitive and recreational environment
  • To be involved in regular opportunities beyond the formal curriculum to be healthy and active

To follow an examination pathway to pursue fur her learning and career in sport.

Yourself

  • To experience the benefits through regular physical activity to improve social and emotional wellbeing.
  • To make progress in a range of sport and activities by understanding skills in detail.
  • To develop physical literacy for all students.

To develop life skills of communication, teamwork and cooperation within sport.

Access of Knowledge

  • To appreciate the diversity of sport and chances to follow a pathway within it.
  • To provide a clear and coherent pathway in participation that’s varied each year.
  • To learn to perform better through failure.
  • To develop the range of responsibility sport offers.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO DEVELOP

Subject Specific Skills

Analysis and review performance

Evaluating and improving

Developing skills and performance

Accurately replicate a skill

Making and applying decisions

Making informed choice on healthy lifestyle

Supportive Learning Skills or Attributes

Resilience

Creativity

Working with others

Problem solving

Communication

Self-awareness

Years 7, 8 & 9: KS3 pupils have two hours of Physical Education each week. All Students in year 7 and 8 cover the following schemes of work; Multi Skills, Invasion games, Dance, Net and Wall Games, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Gymnastics and trampolining, Health and Exercise, Athletics and Striking and Fielding.

 

Pupils through these activities will build on and embed the physical skills learned in at primary school. 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 develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Key Stage 4 curriculum overview

Key stage 4- Intention statement:

To encourage all pupils to actively engage in lifelong physical activity. This is not only as a participant but in roles such as leader, coach and official. We aim to develop resilience, teamwork and leadership skills through sport and competition, essential skills that students will require to be successful upon leaving education and entering the workplace.

KS4 CORE PE

For all students to have the opportunity to find a ‘sport for everyone’.

Value

  • To develop a sense of worth through physical activity.

To be able to display the key qualities of fair play, respect and resilience.

Opportunities

  • To access a range of different sports and activities in a competitive and recreational environment
  • To follow a pathway to encourage lifelong participation.
  • To continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

To take part in outdoor education opportunities through the D of E programme

Yourself

  • To experience the benefits through regular physical activity to improve social and emotional wellbeing.
  • To gain a greater understanding of a range of sport and activities
  • To develop physical literacy for all students.

To develop life skills of communication, teamwork and cooperation within sport.

Access of Knowledge

  • To provide a clear and coherent pathway in participation that’s varied each year.
  • To learn to perform better through failure.
  • To develop the range of responsibility sport offers.
  • To offer opportunities for coaching, leadership and umpiring / refereeing.
  • To understand the benefits of a Healthy, active lifestyle.

Students to choose a pathway of (Groups down in 2’s) 

    A; COMPETITION; This will include Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball,

Badminton, Trampolining, Athletics, Cricket, Fitness, Rounders, Tennis

    B; RECREATIONAL; This will include Dance, Trampolining, Boxercise, Aerobics, step aerobics, Circuits, Badminton, Games, problem solving.

OR

Groups down in 3’s (3 PATHWAYS) Students will pick 2 out of the 3 strands and complete these during the year.

  • Pathway 1 – Net and Racket / Striking and fielding (Badminton / Volleyball / Table Tennis / Tennis / Cricket / Softball )
  • Pathway 2 – Invasion Games (Rugby / Football / Basketball / Netball / Handball / Hockey / Rounders)
  • Pathway 3 – Dance, Gym and other (Trampolining / Fitness / Dance / Gymnastics / Parkour / Boxing)

These pathways will allow students to choose a pathway of interest.

The competition pathway will allow students to develop advanced skills, apply strategies and tactics and develop their knowledge of the rules.  It also allows GCSE PE students more opportunities to access a wider range of sports which can be used for practical moderation.

The recreational pathway allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the components of a healthy, active lifestyle and the benefits of each type of fitness on their bodies. It will ensure students are exposed to a range of fitness type activities which are more likely to be adopted once they have left school.

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ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO DEVELOP

Subject Specific Skills

Core skills for each sport

Advanced skills for each sport

Decision making

Strategies and tactics

Umpiring / refereeing

Knowledge of components of fitness

Benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle

Supportive Learning Skills or Attributes

Cooperation

Teamwork

Communication

Resilience

Evaluation and feedback

Self-discipline

Leadership

Respect

Tolerance

Volunteering

 

The PE team currently offer two examination courses for students with a genuine passion, talent and interest in sport:

OCR GCSE in Physical Education

Students must have an active interest in sport and be participating regularly in school or at outside clubs. The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students.

Theoretical components (listed below) and at the end of year 11 they will sit a written exam for each component. 

Component 01: Applied anatomy and physiology Physical training

1 hour paper / 60 marks / 30% of final grade

Component 02: Socio-cultural influences Sports psychology Health, fitness and well-being

1 hour paper / 60 marks / 30% of final grade

Component 03: Performance in physical education

80 marks / 40 % of final grade

Performance of three activities taken from the two approved lists -30% of final grade

Controlled assessment  (analysing and evaluating  performance)- 10% of the final grade

OCR Cambridge National Sports Science

The course is split into four units, three of which are course work projects and one exam to be taken in the summer of the second year of the course:

  • Applying the Principles of Training – 25%
  • Sports Nutrition – 25%
  • Technology in Sport – 25%
  • Injury Prevention (Exam) – 25%

There is no practical element to this course.

 

Key stage 4 – GCSE PE- Intention statement:

To inspire and engage students to want to acquire knowledge and understanding of applied anatomy and

physiology, socio-cultural issues and sports psychology and to maximise their performance attainment in all sports covered.

 

Intention overview:

The Physical Education GCSE is a 3-year course which covers knowledge and understanding of applied anatomy in year 9, socio-cultural issues in year 10 and sports psychology in year 11.  The controlled assessment components will run within the course through year 10 and year 11.  Students over 3 years will be taught a range of sports from the syllabus which allow them to acquire core and advanced skills for each sport, improve decision making and to apply them more effectively in competitive situations.  It will allow students to develop their physical attributes which will support their performance outcomes in sports completed.  This is in preparation for the external practical moderation at the end of year 11.

 

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO DEVELOP

Subject Specific Skills

  • Recall of course content acquired
  • Applying knowledge acquired to practical examples
  • Analysing and evaluating knowledge acquired.
  • Practical performance of core and advanced skills
  • Use of decision making in competitive situations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of AO1/AO2/A03
  • Graph interpretation skills

Supportive Learning Skills or Attributes

  • Literacy/extended writing.
  • Numeracy- statistical analysis
  • Communication –verbal and non -verbal.
  • Group/teamwork skills
  • Apply theoretical knowledge in practical environment.
  • Use of technology
  • Evaluation skills
  • Independence

 

Careers in sport

Physical education lends itself to a range of careers in sports and fitness as well as other industries that you may not have considered before. For example, did you know that many nutritionists, physical therapists and chiropractors have a degree in PE. Some careers that you could consider doing with PE include:

  • Sports science
  • PE teacher
  • Professional sportsperson
  • Sports coach/consultant
  • Sports policy at local and national level
  • Diet and fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports journalist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Sports therapist

 

Keep in touch
Subject Lead for Physical Education/Sport is Mr Rampling who can be contacted by email at m.rampling@valeofyorkacademy.org

Useful websites and resources

Revision guide – OCR GCSE PE (9-1) 2nd edition by Sarah Powell (available on parentpay)

Revision websites:

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/physical-education-j587-from-2016/

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/ztrcg82

https://quizlet.com/en-gb

England Rugby Affiliation

Vale of York Academy is affiliated to England Rugby.

Vale of York Academy’s rugby program is in partnership with York RUFC and the RFU CBRE All Schools program.

To find out more information about the CBRE All Schools program and how it helps to invest in the next generation of rugby players please click here.

Please find details below for your key contacts at your local rugby club; York RUFC, Clifton Park, Shipton Road, YO30 5RE

For further details about the Girls section please contact Niki Doeg

For further details about the Boys section please contact Paul Simpson

We are working closely with York RUFC to get more students involved in rugby. They are inviting students who they have seen play rugby at school to go along to York Rugby Club, Clifton Park, Shipton Road, YO30 5RE to take their rugby further.

Here, you will learn from qualified coaches, make new lifelong friends and have a lot of fun in the process. Anyone wishing to find out more can contact Niki or Paul as above.

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