Physical Education

Physical Education

Department Information

The Physical Education department fully supports the overall aims of the academy and will fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum through a broad, balanced, relevant, progressive, differentiated and therefore challenging programme.

The further aim of the department will be to promote and provide a learning environment whereby students become: healthy, knowledgeable and physically literate via active participation, enjoyment, enriched opportunity and experience. PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs intend to encourage physical, creative, cognitive and ethical pupils whilst developing their personal awareness and confidence.

In addition, Physical Education at Brayton Academy aims to promote an in depth knowledge and understanding of the subject as well as providing a breadth of opportunities that represent the wide spectrum of the sports industry.

Students will follow GCSE PE grading criteria during Core PE lessons from Year 7 through to Year 10 in preparation for those students wanting to complete GCSE PE as an option. Assessment will completed during each sporting activity

Year 7 – Aims

  • To be physically active for sustained periods of time
  • To increase knowledge on the importance of following a healthy active lifestyle.
  • Develop skills in a wide range of physical activities including team and individual sports.
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    Students will have a double lesson totalling one hour and forty minutes each week and cover the following sporting activities across the year: Rugby Union, Netball, Handball, Short Tennis, Cricket, Softball, Rounders, Gymnastics, Trampolining and Athletics. Students will receive a GCSE style grade to familiarise students with year 10 and 11 assessment.  

    Year 8 – Aims

  • To be physically active for sustained periods of time
  • To increase knowledge on the importance of following a healthy lifestyle
  • Develop skills in a wide range of physical activities including team and individual sports.
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    Students will have a double lesson totalling one hour and forty minutes each week and cover the following sporting activities across the year: Rugby Union, Netball, Handball, Short Tennis, Cricket, Softball, Rounder’s, Gymnastics, Trampolining and Athletics. Students will receive a GCSE style grade to familiarise students with year 10 and 11 assessment.
      

    Year 9

    Will have a double lesson totalling one hour and forty minutes each week and cover the following sporting activities across the year: Rugby Union, Netball, Handball, Short Tennis, Cricket, Softball, Rounders, Gymnastics, Trampolining and Athletics.

    Year 10

    Will have a double lesson totalling one hour and forty minutes each week and cover the following sporting activities across the year: Rugby Union, Netball, Handball, Short Tennis, Cricket, Softball, Rounders, Gymnastics, Trampolining and Athletics.

    Cross Country will be completed three times throughout the year to measure and monitor pupils aerobic endurance and physical fitness.

    Year 9 – Pre Option GCSE Physical Education

    The pre option course gives students an insight into GCSE PE, where they will develop the key skills and techniques required for the GCSE PE course. The course includes 5 areas of study, they are:

    Unit 1 – Sport Nutrition

    Unit 2 – Developing Sports Skills

    Unit 3 – Reducing the Risk of Injury in Sport

    Unit 4 – Technology in Sport

    Unit 5 – Sport Leadership

    During the one year course, all students will participate in a range of individual and team sports to develop their basic skills, comprehension and tactical awareness. Assessment will come in the form of extended questions, practical performance and exams, which will be in line with the GCSE specification.

    Year 10/11 GCSE PE

    The GCSE PE option classes will have three 50 minutes lessons per week. The exam board we are completing for GCSE PE is OCR and the students will be completing the following units:

    Applied anatomy and physiology, Physical training
    Physical factors affecting performance   (01)
    60 marks, 1 hour written paper
    30% of total GCSE
     
    Socio-cultural influences, Sports psychology, Health, fitness and well-being
    Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology (02)
    60 marks, 1 hour written paper
    30% of total GCSE
     
    Practical activity assessment, Analysing and evaluating performance (PEP)
    Performance in physical education (03)
    80 marks, Non-exam assessment (NEA)
    40% of total GCSE
     

    Netball and Rugby Academy

    Students in Year 8 and 9 have the opportunity to attend trials with a view to be selected for the netball and rugby academies. Those selected with participate in a timetabled triple lesson during curriculum time and a one hour training session during extra curriculum time.

    The aim of the academies is to develop student athletes who see the value in hard work, dedication and pride. Students are expected to be role models at Brayton and should act accordingly at all times, demonstrating high moral values and a positive attitude towards learning.

    In return these students receive recognition through fixtures, team outings, academy school ties and specialist coaching/tutorials from sporting governing bodies and professional clubs.

    Departmental Staff

    The PE department consists of two specialist teaching staff:

    G Taylor – [email protected]

    J Howard – [email protected]

    Extra Curricular Activities

    Below is a timetable for the extra curricular activities currently being run at Brayton Academy. All activities will run during period 7 (2:30pm – 3:30pm). Students must bring a full Brayton Academy PE kit.

    Sports Leaders

    Students in Years 9 and 10 are given the opportunity to become a Sports Leader where they assist with and lead sporting events, working closely with local primary schools to encourage wider participation in Physical Education, thus developing their leadership skills and confidence.

    Supporting your child

    Here are the following websites that students and parents can have access to, to support learning within PE:

    www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/gcsepe

    www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/pe/skills/mechanical_principles/revision/2/

    http://www.shutterstock.com/photos

    http://images.google.com/

    https://www.sportengland.org.uk

    https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-culture-media-sport

    http://www.sportscoachuk.org

    http://www.thefa.com

    http://www.efds.co.uk

    http://www.sportanddev.org

    http://www.youthsporttrust.org

    http://www.teachpe.com/gcse.php

    http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/pe

    http://www.revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/pe-physical-education

    The Brayton Academy