Key Topics Covered
Pupils will take part in a range of activities across the key stage, which will include: rugby union, basketball, badminton, volleyball, football, dance, health related exercise (components of fitness and principles of training), OAA, cricket, athletics, rounder/softball, ultimate Frisbee and table tennis.
Activities encourage the development of skills from their introduction, through to the mastery of the skill. Pupils will also be encouraged to develop the ability to work in teams, helping to develop their social and emotional skills.
The focus in all lessons and activities is on progress as opposed to outcomes. Whilst prior ability and knowledge may give pupils a deeper understanding of an activity, progress based upon how a pupil develops throughout the year. The inclusive nature of this subject means that all pupils can succeed either practically of by demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of an activity area. Assessment is both continuous, by the teacher and via the use of constructive self and peer assessment which provides the pupil with a better understanding of their performances, which in turn helps with the preparation for GCSE PE.
How is This Subject Assessed?
The requirements of the National Curriculum are met throughout Key Stage 3. An ability to plan, perform and evaluate are skills that are developed in all activities. Teachers use both physical performance and pupils’ knowledge and understanding (assessed through written work and class discussions) to forecast grades for GSCE.