PE & Sport

Why is the study of Physical Education important?

Physical Education develops student’s competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives both in and out of the academy. Physical Education is a vital part of the curriculum as it also develops the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of the students at Sirius Academy West.

A high-quality PE curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity and offers excellent opportunities to develop a healthy life-long interest of physical wellbeing and enjoyment for a range of sporting activities.

Physical Education helps students develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams developing concepts of fairness and personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating and through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

Sirius Academy West aims to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum that allows all students to achieve beyond their expectations:

  • A wide range of skills
  • The ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully
  • When performing to think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions
  • To reflect on their own and others performance
  • Develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities.
  • Learn the value of a healthy, active lifestyle
  • To be involved in physical activity so that they can make informed choices about lifelong physical activity

The Physical Education Curriculum has three aims. It should enable all young people to become:

  • Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens that make a positive contribution to society.

What will the study of Physical Education teach you?

Physical Education generates whole host of benefits including:

  • Mental health and well-being. Improving self-confidence and esteem enabling students to socially interact with others in a wide range of situations
  • Physical health, which will reduce the risk of many illnesses
  • Increase academic performance through increased concentration levels
  • Exploring the boundaries of their perceived physical and mental capabilities

The physiological benefits of sport are of vital importance and through consistent participation, students’ who are given the opportunities to succeed, irrespective of ability, develop self-esteem and self-confidence.

The curriculum is designed to be accessible for all students who are entitled to have the opportunity to progress and reach appropriate levels of attainment in order to realise their potential.

Physical Education takes full advantage of links with other subject areas in order to transfer knowledge and skills from one subject area to another. Students can transfer learning across topics and subject areas through links in homework and ingredients of sport and excellence.

How does the study of Physical Education support your study in other subjects?

Students are able to transfer learning across topics and subject areas when mastering and knowing how to apply understanding and skills: 

  • Pupil’s numeracy and mathematical reasoning can be developed through the tracking of varying scoring systems and through tactical elements of sports and activities across the PE curriculum
  • Develop an ability to express their thoughts and opinions in an analytical way through peer and self-assessment
  • Understanding of how and why healthy diets can impact on an individual's health and wellbeing
  • Development of leadership qualities through specific activities and roles, this will positively impact on student's ability to work as part of a group across the Academy
  • Use of ICT as an aid to improve performance and tracking progress. This can be achieved through the use of video technology for self and peer analysis, homework that is completed online
  • Develop self-confidence through performance as an individual, in a group or as part of a team in formal competitions or performances to audiences beyond the class

Key Assessment Objectives

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games
  • To develop their technique and improve their performance in various other sports such as: athletics, dance and gymnastics
  • Analyse performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate achievements to achieve their personal best
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside of school through community links or sports clubs
  • Take part in different leadership activities, which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and develop skills to solve problems

Sirius Academy West PE Aims:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Students are physically active for sustained periods
  • Students engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Students lead healthy, active lives

How can the study of Physical Education support you in the future?

The Key Stage 4 and 5 qualifications in BTEC Sport allow pupils to gain an in-depth understanding of the sporting world. The Key Stage 4 qualification gives pupils hands on experience in being a leader of sport. This helps to develop pupils’ confidence in planning and delivering Physical Education to younger pupils. Pupils are also given the opportunity to demonstrate their practical ability within sports and for their talent to be recognised. Fitness is the final focus within Key Stage 4 BTEC Sport where pupils develop an understanding of the importance of physical health and wellbeing; knowledge which can be transferred into maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle in the future. 

Key Stage 5 BTEC Sport follows on from this with the addition of a careers and development aspect. This gives pupils understanding of different possible careers and the associated job roles in the sports industry. They will also identify which qualifications are required within certain careers. Pupils are then given the opportunity to action plan their development towards achieving a selected career aim. The course also presents the opportunity for practice interviews and development of Curriculum Vitaes. External sporting businesses also support pupils’ development during this process to provide essential feedback to individuals on how to further develop their knowledge and expertise for future opportunities. 

Some careers that the study of Physical Education or Sport supports include:

  • Teaching
  • Sports Scientist
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Sports Analyst
  • Sports Journalist
  • Sports Masseuse

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Year 7 

Year 8 

Year 9 

Preparation for Sport and Exercise 

  • Why warm up? 
  • Static/Dynamic stretching 
  • Sport related 
  • Cool/warm down 

Activities 
(Boys) – Badminton and Fitness 
(Girls) – Netball and Rugby 

Fitness for Health and Performance 

  • Demands of sport 
  • Identify ways we need to develop our fitness 
  • Health and sport related fitness 

Activities 
(Boys) – Badminton and Fitness 
(Girls) – Netball and Rugby  

Drugs  

  • Effects of taking performance enhancing drugs on the sports performer 
  • Side effects and dangers of performance enhancing drugs on their performance 

Activities 
(Boys) – Badminton and Fitness 
(Girls) – Netball and Rugby  

Body Systems and Skeletal System 

  • What does out skeleton do? 
  • Different bone types? 
  • Main parts of the skeleton 
  • Our joints and sport 

Activities 
(Boys) – Football and Rugby 
(Girls) – Badminton and Fitness 

Health and Sport Related Fitness 

  • What is good health? 
  • What is physical fitness? 
  • What is sport related fitness? 

Activities 
(Boys) – Football and Rugby 
(Girls) – Badminton and Fitness 

Diet and Nutrition  

  • Importance of a healthy lifestyle 
  • 7 components of a healthy diet 
  • A balanced meal for a healthy athlete 

 Activities 
(Boys) – Football and Rugby 
(Girls) – Badminton and Fitness 

Muscular System 

  • Major muscles 
  • How muscles work? 
  • Posture 
  • How does our body move? 

Activities 
(Boys) – Basketball and Fitness 
(Girls) – Gym, Dance and Fitness 

Principles of Training 

  • A regular programme of exercising to improve performance 
  • Sport – principles 

Activities 
(Boys) – Basketball and Fitness 
(Girls) – Gym, Dance and Fitness 

Ethics in Sport  

  • Engagement pattern in sports 
  • Factors effecting the participation of different social groups in sports 

Activities 
(Boys) – Basketball and Fitness 
(Girls) – Gym, Dance and Fitness 

Circulatory System 

  • How does our heart work? 
  • How blood and oxygen moves around the body 
  • Heart rate 
  • What happens when we exercise? 

Activities 
(Boys) – Rugby and handball 
(Girls) – Trampolining and Basketball 

Training Methods 

  • Different training methods 
  • Planning our training 
  • Periods 
  • FITT 
  • Long term effects of exercise 

Activities 
(Boys) – Rugby and handball 
(Girls) – Trampolining and Basketball 

Prevention of Injury 

  • Common types of sports injuries 
  • Treatment and prevention of injuries  

Activities 
(Boys) – Rugby and handball 
(Girls) – Trampolining and Basketball 

 

Respiratory System 

  • How do we breathe? 
  • How do we get oxygen to working muscles? 
  • What happens when we exercise? 

Activities 
(Boys) – Striking & Fielding and Athletics 
(Girls) – Striking & Fielding and Athletics 

Technique and Skill 

  • What is skill? 
  • Differences between a technique and skill? 
  • How do we learn skills? 
  • How do we perform skills? 

Activities 
(Boys) – Striking & Fielding and Athletics 
(Girls) – Striking & Fielding and Athletics 

Somatotypes 

  • The characteristics of three extreme body types 
  • How different body types are suited to different physical activities  

Activities 
(Boys) – Striking & Fielding and Athletics 
(Girls) – Striking & Fielding and Athletics 

Effects of Exercise on the Body 

  • What are the immediate effects of exercise on our body systems? 
  • Action of heart and lungs (Health benefits of an active lifestyle) 

Activities 
(Boys) – Athletics, Tennis and Handball 
(Girls) – Athletics and Tennis 

Strategies and Tactics used in Sport 

  • What are strategies and tactics? 
  • Teamwork 
  • Game Plan 
  • Formations 
  • Analysis of Performance 

Activities 
(Boys) – Athletics, Tennis and Handball 
(Girls) – Athletics and Tennis 

Mental Preparation  

  • The difference between direct and indirect aggression  
  • The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in sport  

Activities 
(Boys) – Athletics, Tennis and Handball 
(Girls) – Athletics and Tennis 

 

Year 9 

Year 10 

Year 11 (current cohort)  

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise  

  • Components of physical and skill related fitness 
  • Fitness testing  
  • Interpretation of fitness test results   

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training  

  • Synoptic Assessment  
  • Design a personal training programme 

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training  

  • Synoptic Assessment  
  • Design a personal training programme 

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise  

  • Training methods used to improve performance in sport, exercise and physical activity 

  

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training  

  • An understanding of the musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system and the effects on the body during fitness training 

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training  

  • An understanding of the musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system and the effects on the body during fitness training 

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise  

  • Principles of training  
  • Exercise intensity and how it can be determined  

Unit 1 examination  

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training  

  • Implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives 
  • Review a personal fitness training programme 

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training  

  • Implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives 
  • Review a personal fitness training programme 

Unit 2: Practical performance in sport  

  • An understand of the rules, regulations and scoring systems for two selected sports 

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities  

  • Know the attributes associated with successful sports 

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities  

  • Know the attributes associated with successful sports 

Unit 2: Practical performance in sport 

  • Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in two selected sports 

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities  

  • Undertake the planning and leading of sports activities 

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities  

  • Undertake the planning and leading of sports activities 

Unit 2: Practical performance in sport  

  • A review of sports performance. 
  • Analyse skills and tactics over two selected sports  

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities  

  • Review the planning and leading of sports activities 

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities  

  • Review the planning and leading of sports activities 

KS3 Homework

The Ingredients of Excellence - Health and Sport Related Fitness
LINKED TO DODDLE PE – LINKED BY GREEN TITLES

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

HT1

PREPARATION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE
Why warm-up?
Static/Dynamic Stretching
Sport related
Cool/Warm down
WARMING UP AND COOLING DOWN

FITNESS FOR HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE
Demands of sport
Identify ways we need to develop our fitness
Health and sport-  related fitness
COMPONENTS OF FITNESS

SOCIAL DRUGS LINKED TO SPORT
Drugs are chemical substances that can affect our bodies. Medical drugs are made to fight illness and disease. The use of banned drugs in sport is known as doping. As sportspeople we need to know about social drugs and performance-enhancing drugs.
DRUGS

HT2

BODY SYSTEMS SKELETAL SYSTEM
What does our skeleton do?
Different bone types?
Main parts of the skeleton
Our joints and sport
BONES

HEALTH/SPORT RELATED FITNESS
What is good health?
What is physical fitness?
What is sport related fitness?
EXERCISE AND FITNESS

BALANCED DIET
To be healthy and successful in sport, we need to know about the food types, what makes a healthy diet and how food can provide us with the right energy.
DIET AND NUTRITION

HT3

MUSCULAR SYSTEM
Major muscles
How muscles work?
Posture
How does our body move?
THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM

PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING
A regular programme of exercising to improve performance.
SPORT –principles
PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING

ETHICS IN SPORT
Being ethical in sport is to play by the rules and to show high moral
standards in behaviour.
This includes ‘Sportsmanship’ and ‘Gamesmanship’and ‘Deviance’.
ETHICS AND SPORT

HT4

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
How does our heart work?
How blood and oxygen move
around the body
Heart rate
What happens when we exercise?
THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

TRAINING METHODS
Different training methods
Planning our training – periods / FITT   
Long- term effects of exercise     
METHODS OF TRAINING

PREVENTING INJURY IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND TRAINING
We need to understand how the risk of injury in physical activity can be minimised.
PREVENTING INJURY

HT5

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
How do we breathe?
How do we get oxygen to working muscles?
What happens when we exercise?
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

TECHNIQUE AND SKILL
What is skill?
Differences between a technique and skill?
How do we learn skills?
How do we perform skills?
SKILL CLASSIFICATION AND GOAL SETTING

SOMATOTYPES
Different body types related to specific sports.
Understanding what fit for a specific sport means?
SOMATOTYPES

HT6

EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ON THE BODY
What are the immediate effects of exercise on our body systems?
Action of heart/lungs
BENEFITS OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

STRATEGIES AND TACTICS USED IN SPORT
What are strategies  and tactics?
Teamwork
Game Plan
Formations
Analysis of Performance
ANALYSIS AND TACTICS

 

MENTAL PREPARATION
Mental preparation is widely used in sport to cope with high levels of anxiety in competition and in order to improve performance.
MENTAL PREPARATION


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