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Physical Education - PE

 

Physical Education at Spring Hill High School is designed and personalised to be as inclusive as possible, giving all of our students the chance to experience success in a curriculum area that many of our students have previously been unable to access. The department is made up of 3 PE teachers, a dance teacher and a teaching assistant.

A range of pathways are offered to students at the school and tailored to suit their needs from 1:1 classroom based PE, PE in the community, PE in a nurture group, Higher level group PE and Post 16 recreation activities. We also offer accredited pathways of AQA unit awards, Sports and Fitness ASDAN, NCFE Level 1/2 Health and Fitness.

Students are encouraged to enjoy, succeed and excel in PE recreationally and competitively. The department provide opportunities for all students to become confident and competent in being active in order to support them to follow a healthy and active lifestyle. A range of opportunities such as group PE and our annual Sports Day provide great opportunities for our students to compete in sport and other physical activities that help to build character and embed key values such as fairness and mutual respect.

Physical Education is an extremely important tool that we use at our school to support the holistic development of each and every student. Through PE students are provided with opportunities to develop their social skills, use of communication, experience leadership, develop confidence/self-esteem and develop problem solving skills. We support our students in becoming confident and positive members of society by hiring out state of the art local facilities for their lessons.

The department have a successful “Gifted, Talented and Able” programme which is designed to stretch and challenge students. Through this Students are offered a number of enrichment opportunities which serve to further develop their knowledge and understanding.

Group PE sports that are covered include: trampolining, basketball, badminton, tag rugby, rounders, cricket, athletics, handball, golf, futsal, volleyball, health and fitness, kayaking, rock climbing, football, problem solving, multi-sports.

Sports covered in individual PE are: classroom based PE, table tennis, badminton, squash, tennis, rock climbing, problem solving, health and fitness, swimming.

 

Assessment in PE

Assessment: This will be ongoing through in class study and Pupil self assessment and peer assessment of work. There is an opportunity for pupils become certified in their study through the AQA Unit awards scheme.

 

Useful Websites

Unit Awards
http://www.aqa.org.uk/programmes/unit-award-scheme/a-brief-history-of-the-aqa-unit-award-scheme-uas

Asdan Short Courses
https://www.asdan.org.uk/courses/programmes/sports-and-fitness-short-course

 

 

PE Curriculum Overview

Higher Ability Group PE

  Term   Subject content
  Autumn 1  
  • Badminton
  • Football
  Autumn 2  
  • Handball
  • Basketball
  Spring 1  
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball
  Spring 2  
  • Golf
  • Health and Fitness
  Summer 1  
  • Cricket
  • Multi sports
  Summer 2  
  • Rounders
  • Athletics

Running order of subject content delivered can be subject to change due to a range of external factors such as availability of facilities, current group size and cohort interest, level of ability.

 

Lower Ability Group PE

  Term   Subject content
  Autumn 1  
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  Autumn 2  
  • Football
  • Basketball
  Spring 1  
  • Health and Fitness
  • Volleyball
  Spring 2  
  • Golf
  • Trampolining
  Summer 1  
  • Rounders
  • Multi sports
  Summer 2  
  • Cricket
  • Athletics

Running order of subject content delivered can be subject to change due a range of external factors such as availability of facilities, current group size and cohort interest, level of ability.

 

Key stage 4 and 5

VCert Health and Fitness Level 1

  Term   Subject content
  Autumn 1  
  • Introduction to Health, Fitness and exercise
  Autumn 2  
  • Understanding of a healthy lifestyle
  Spring 1  
  • Planning an exercise session for peers to take part in, to develop an area of fitness.
  Spring 2  
  • Understanding a personal fitness plan
  Summer 1  
  • Complete a fitness test - Create an exercise programme to increase fitness level
  Summer 2  
  • Analyse data - fitness level 1 vs 2

 

VCert Health and Fitness Level 2

  Term   Subject content
 

Autumn 1

 
  • Healthy lifestyles
    benefits: physical, social, psychological
  Autumn 2  
  • Principles of health and fitness.
    health-related components of fitness
  Spring 1  
  • Principles of health and fitness
    Skill-related components of fitness
  Spring 2  
  • Preparing and planning for health and fitness
    The structure and function of the main body systems
  Summer 1  
  • Develop a personal health and fitness programme
    Specificity, overload, progression, reversibility
  Summer 2  
  • Fitness testing