Main Aims in KS3 PE
To develop practical skills in a wide range of sporting activities and ensure each student’s fitness levels are challenged in order to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
To develop a deep understanding and knowledge of a range of sports and apply knowledge to help improve practical performance.
To inspire and encourage students to challenge themselves practically and mentally to build strong resilient independent learners who are committed to a healthy active lifestyle.
To develop each student’s competence and confidence through our high-quality PE curriculum enabling all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.
Our students in year 7 will complete their first year at Taverham High School in mixed gender groups but will be split into ability groups. We aim to provide students with a broad curriculum which focuses on developing key skills needed in PE and their overall fitness, health and wellbeing. Our assessment focuses on 3 key values throughout the year, practical performance, knowledge and understanding and students’ mind set to learning.
Practical performance will assess their skill ability across the curriculum in a variety of sports and their decision making within their performance and their overall fitness.
The knowledge component of assessment will focus on their understanding of technique for different skills, rules of the game and tactics to improve performance.
Our third strand of assessment will consider students’ mind set considering their effort and commitment in lessons and how they apply themselves across the broad curriculum.
These 3 key values will be a constant theme within our practical lessons over the whole of key stage 3 in order for students to monitor their progress.
Students this year are split into single gender sets and again grouped by ability. Our top set boys and girls groups will begin to really focus on practical performance in team and individual sports which start to build the students understanding of what is expected of them at GCSE PE level in their practical performance. The same 3 key values still apply and are used during assessment to provide a constant theme of assessment for students.
Practical performance looks at skills in both team and individual sports and begins to unpick the skills required within those sports in more detail looking at principles of attack and defence and how they can be used effectively in game play.
Our knowledge component this year assesses students’ ability to build on prior understanding of rules, skills and tactics in order to discuss performance strengths and areas to improve. Through this component this year students will also begin to develop leadership skills through warm ups and some drill and game situations to help build confidence and other leadership skills.
Our final key value still encourages students to ensure they are committed to learning and are continuing to work at a level which challenges their fitness and ensures they are making progress.
This year students are kept in same gender ability groups similar to year 8 however there is always room for movement between groups during the years. This year will really begin to unpick specific parts of the GCSE PE specification, especially for top set groups who will potentially be picking GCSE PE in key stage 4; this ensures students are prepared for the expectation in lessons and some of the content to be covered in the course. The same assessment procedure is used in this year to finish off their key stage 3 PE experience using the same 3 key values for them to monitor how much progress they have made throughout the key stage.
Practical performance is linked to GCSE sports and developing appropriate skills, techniques and tactics that they would need to succeed in that sport at GCSE level. This will mainly include game play and applying the different skills and tactics in order to make game play effective.
Knowledge and understanding will build on rules and regulations by developing students’ leadership through officiating in different games. Students will also be expected to show understanding of rules in their own game play and when doing other leadership roles. Students will also develop leadership through coaching where they will be expected to lead specific parts of a lesson, depending on their ability, to show transfer of knowledge into practices.
Our final strand of mind set allows students to continue to commit to their PE lessons, ensuring organisation and effort is focused on developing their learning so that progress is maximised.
Curriculum Timetable 2017/2018
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Curriculum timeline 2017-2018