PE

    Introduction

    Welcome to Physical Education at Chipping Norton School. The overall aim of the department is to enable pupils to enjoy and achieve in PE. It develops their physical capabilities to the full, through acquiring skills and knowledge. Students will have the understanding in order to fulfil a life-long active and healthy lifestyle.

    We have fantastic facilities including the use of the leisure centre swimming pool, the fitness suite, squash courts, sports hall and the dance studio at the leisure centre. This goes alongside the school gym, Muga (4 netball courts), and extensive playing fields at the school.

    The PE Department offer a broad range of extra-curricular activities to our pupils and has a good reputation within Oxfordshire for sporting and performing success.

    Within curriculum time we divide Physical Education lessons into indoor and outdoor activities. The indoor activities change termly and the outdoor activities change every two terms.

    Key Stage 3

    Year 7

    Girls outdoor: Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Cricket, Athletics

    Boys outdoor: Rugby, football, Cricket, Softball, Athletics

    Indoor: FUNS, Rackets, Gymnastics, Swimming, Handball

    • In games activities pupils will refine and develop basic skills, developing their confidence to implement them in small sided games. Pupils will also be introduced to the rules and regulations of the recognised version of each game, developing strategies in attack and defence to improve performance. Pupils will be taught methods of self and peer assessment and will use these skills to improve their knowledge and understanding of skills and tactics, together with improving personal performance.
    • In FUNS pupils will be carrying out physical challenges which aim to develop positive attitudes towards physical activity. The course is designed to improve the core skills of agility, balance and co-ordination enabling greater confidence and access to the PE curriculum.
    • During Swimming pupils will set and meet personal and group targets in swimming events, water based activities and personal survival challenges. They will also develop and use a range of recognised strokes and techniques.
    • In Gymnastics we will be looking at body management and basic gymnastic movements to include: forward/backward roll, side roll, individual balances. Pupils will be set tasks involving the composition, performance and evaluation of gymnastic sequences involving floor work and basic apparatus.

    Throughout all activities pupils will explore the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how to prepare and recover from specific activities.

    Year 8

    Girls outdoor: Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Cricket, Athletics

    Boys outdoor: Rugby, Football, Cricket, Softball, Athletics

    Indoor: Rackets, Gymnastics, Basketball, FUNS

    • In games activities pupils will refine existing skills and develop specific advanced skills for all games activities. Pupils will be performing these skills in full recognised matches to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the activities including the rules and regulations. Pupils will be given many opportunities for self and peer assessment and will be encouraged to ask questions about tactics in attack and defence to improve their personal performance.
    • In FUNS pupils will refine the skills and understanding acquired in Year 7 and focus on its application in all activity areas. Furthermore pupils will set personal targets for achievement supporting long term athlete development.
    • In Gymnastics we will be looking at body management and refining basic gymnastic movements covered in Year 7. We will then be developing advance techniques and introducing partner balances and the theme of travel. Pupils will be set tasks involving the composition, performance and evaluation of gymnastic sequences involving floor work and more advanced apparatus.

    Throughout all activities pupils will explore the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how to prepare and recover from specific activities.

    Year 9

    Girls outdoor: Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Cricket, Athletics

    Boys outdoor: Rugby, Football, Cricket, Softball, Athletics

    Indoor: Rackets, Trampolining, Basketball, Gymnastics, Fitness

    • In games activities pupils will refine existing skills and develop specific advanced skills for all games activities. There will be a focus on decision making skills in game situations, where pupils will be actively discovering the most effective techniques in certain situations. Pupils will be given many opportunities for self and peer assessment.
    • In trampolining pupils will be introduced to basic skills and progress at a pace suitable for themselves. They will move onto the British Trampolining Awards.
    • In gymnastics pupils will focus on Sports Acrobatics, working in small groups and setting their routine to music.
    • In fitness pupils will be given a taster of GCSE PE theory through practical lessons where fitness testing and training is carried out to extend knowledge & understanding.

    Throughout all activities pupils will explore the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how to prepare and recover from specific activities.

    Key Stage 4

    All pupils have over three hours of PE fortnight and can also choose to follow the AQA GCSE Physical Education examination route (8582). The breakdown of this course is 60% theory assessment and 40% practical assessment.

    • The practical assessments have to focus on one individual activity, one team activity plus one extra from either category. Each assessment is out of a total of 25 marks with part 1 - Skills being out of 10 marks and part 2 – Full context being out of 15 marks.
    • The theory component is examined with two 75 minute exams out with a total of 78 marks each and includes topics such as anatomy and physiology, sport psychology, physical training and health and fitness & well-being.

     

    Key Stage 5 (AS and A2 Level)

    AS Level PE (OCR H155)

    The breakdown of this course is 70% theory and 30% practical assessment.

    The theory component of AS Level is examined with two 75 minute exams and includes:

    • Applied Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics
    • Skill Acquisition, Sport Psychology and Sport in Society

    The practical component is made up of assessment  in one sports/activity

    A Level (OCR G453)

    The theory component of A Level is examined with one 2.5 hour exam and includes:

    • Comparative Studies
    • Sport Psychology
    • Exercise and Sport Physiology

    The practical component is made up of an assessment in one sport/activity.

     

     

     

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