Sport, Dance and Healthy Lifestyles

  • Mrs Dodd – Head of Faculty – Co-ordinator of Teaching & Learning
  • Mr Doodson – Deputy Head of Faculty –  Co-curricular Niche Sports -Teacher of Sport and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Mr Miller – Co-curricular Outdoor Education – Teacher of Sport and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Miss Walsh – Teacher of Dance – Teacher of Sport and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Mr Wilson – Deputy Headteacher – Teacher of Sport and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Mr Beaumont – Teacher of Sport and Healthy Lifestyles

Overall Curriculum Intent – Physical Education

Students will experience a variety of opportunities that;

  • Challenge them both inside and outside the PE classroom to improve their confidence.
  • Develop skills and proficiency to succeed and excel in a range of physical activities and sports.
  • Improve their fitness, health and well-being through participation, knowledge and understanding.
  • Develop physical, technical and tactical sporting skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Develop leadership skills and additional roles, not just the performer.
  • Enhance resilience, hard work and determination so pupils can demonstrate PRIDE in their performances.
  • Build character by embedding core values including honesty, respect and fairness
  • Aim to ensure all pupils leave the school possessing skills, motivation and knowledge to enjoy a healthy life with lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity.

Year 7

Key Stage 3– Physical Education Curriculum Spine – Year 7

Year 7
Curriculum intent
To bridge the gap from KS2 to KS3 recapping basic principles and skills learnt. To begin to engage build and to embed physical development. To become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques and develop.

Year 7

Study TopicKnowledge and Skills including cultural capital links
Reference to NC (KS3)
Assessment
How students will be assessed this half term
How to Support Your Child
recommended reading, places to visit, activities
NetballStudents will bridge the gap from KS2 to KS3 recapping basic principles and skills learnt in netball. Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills.
– Understand how to perform these skills and the basic rules.
– TBAT perform these skill in isolation and in a competitive situation with control and accuracy.  
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Passing and receiving  
– Footwork
– Shooting
– Losing your opponents
– Marking 1v1
– Basic rules of the game
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky sports
– Sky Mix
– Live events
 
NGB – website All England Netball
News.bbc.uk – netball skills
FootballStudents will bridge the gap from KS2 to KS3 recapping basic principles and skills learnt in football. Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills.
– Understand how to perform these skills and the basic rules.
– TBAT perform these skill in isolation and in a competitive situation with control and accuracy.   
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Passing
– Dribbling and Turning
– Shooting
– Tackling
– Getting into space
– Basic rules of the game
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky sports
– BT sport
– Live events
 
NGB website – FA – Football Association
News.bbc.uk – football skills
BasketballStudents will bridge the gap from KS2 to KS3 recapping basic principles and skills learnt in basketball. Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills.
– Understand how to perform these skills and the basic rules.
– TBAT perform these skill in isolation and in a competitive situation with control and accuracy.   
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Passing
– Dribbling
– Shooting
– Marking 1v1
– Getting past players
– Basic rules of the game
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky sports
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB-  website England Basketball
News.bbc.uk – basketball skills
Table TennisStudents will bridge the gap from KS2 to KS3 recapping basic principles and skills learnt in table tennis. Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills.
– Understand how to perform these skills and the basic rules.
– TBAT perform these skill in isolation and in a competitive situation with control and accuracy.  
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Basic stance, position and grip
– Serve – forehand and backhand
– Backhand rally
– Forehand rally
– Shot selection
– Basic rules of the game
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website–British Table tennis
All about table tennis website
FitnessStudents will complete range of training methods to improve their fitness. They will focus on exercising at their maximum level. There is a focus on:
– Knowledge of the different components of fitness and muscles of the body
– Understand which methods of training improve which fitness.
– TBAT to perform the different types of exercises safely and correctly to improve fitness. 
End of unit assessment on the components of fitness and in the completion of a training programme.
 
– Muscles of the body
– Components of fitness

Methods of training
– Circuit training
– Continuous training
– Weight training 
Attend a local gym/ fitness centre.
 
Fitness websites
 
Topendsports
Brianmac
Verywellfit
AthleticsStudents will develop their techniques to improve performance (times/ distances) to perform at their maximum level.  There is a focus on:
– Knowledge of the different techniques in the athletic events
– Understand how to perform these events to the maximum level
– TBAT to perform the techniques in isolation and competition.
End of unit assessment on the skills and techniques in the different events in isolation and in competitive races and events.
 
– 100m sprint
– 800m
– Shot put
– Long Jump
– Triple Jump
– High Jump
– Basic rules of the events
Attend a local running track/park.
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– BBC events
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website – England Athletics Organisation
CricketStudents will bridge the gap from KS2 to KS3 recapping basic principles and skills learnt.
in cricket is a focus on:
– Knowledge the different skills in batting, bowling and fielding.
– Understand how to perform these skills and the basic rules.
– TBAT perform these skill in isolation and in a competitive situation with consistency
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Batting – Front foot
– Catching – two handed
– Bowling – line and length
– Throwing – short and long
– Basic rules of the game
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– BBC events
– Sky Sports
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website – ECB – England Cricket Board News.bbc.uk – Cricket skills
RoundersStudents will bridge the gap from KS2 to KS3 recapping basic principles and skills learnt in rounders. Students will focus on:
– Knowledge the different skills in batting, bowling and fielding.
– Understand how to perform these skills and the basic rules.
– TBAT perform these skill in isolation and in a competitive situation with consistency.
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Batting
– Catching – two handed
– Throwing – short and long
– Bowling – underarm
– Basic rules of the game
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– BBC events
– Sky Sports
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website – England Rounders
DanceStudents will develop their techniques to improve their performance in dance. They will use their skills to create routines. There is a focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills and techniques.
– Understand how to perform the skills in isolation and in a routine.
– TBAT to perform the skills in a routine with control and fluency.
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in a performance piece .
 
– Technical skills
– Set Phases
– Chorography skills
Watch different types of performances. 
 
Nutcracker
Swansong
TrampoliningStudents will develop their techniques to improve their performance in trampolining. They will use their skills to create routines.  There is a focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills and techniques.
– Understand how to perform the skills in isolation and in a routine.
– TBAT to perform the skills in a routine with control and fluency
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in a routine performance.
 
– Straight bounce
– Basic shapes – pike, straddle and tuck
– Seat drop
– Front drop back drop
– Linking skills and routines.
Attend a trampoline park.
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
– BBC events
 
NGB website–British gymnastics.

Year 8

Key Stage 3– Physical Education Curriculum Spine – Year 8

Year 8 Curriculum intentTo continue to develop skills and techniques. To explore a range of tactics and strategies, to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games.

Year 8

Study TopicKnowledge and Skills including cultural capital links
Reference to NC (KS3)
Assessment
How students will be assessed this half term
How to Support Your Child
recommended reading, places to visit, activities
VolleyballStudents will bridge the gap from KS2 to KS3 recapping basic principles and skills learnt in football. Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills.
– Understand how to perform these skills and the basic rules.
– TBAT perform these skills in isolation and in a competitive situation with control and accuracy.  
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Volley / Set shot
– Dig shot
– Serve underarm
– 3 hits of the ball as a team
– Basic rules of the game
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website– England Volleyball
NetballStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different tactics.
– Understand how to perform these skills and tactics in game situation
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Passing and moving
– Shooting – different techniques/situations
– Getting past players
– Marking in different situations
– Positional understanding.
– Positional awareness when attacking and defending
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky sports
– Sky Mix
– Live events
 
NGB – website All England Netball
News.bbc.uk – netball skills
FootballStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different tactics.
– Understand how to perform these skills and tactics in game situation
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Passing and moving
– Shooting – different techniques/situations
– Getting past players
– Marking in different situations
– Positional awareness when attacking and defending
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky sports
– BT sport
– Live events
 
NGB website – FA – Football Association
News.bbc.uk – football skills
BasketballStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different tactics.
– Understand how to perform these skills and tactics in game situation.
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Passing and moving
– Shooting – different techniques/situations
– Getting past players
– Marking in different situations
– Positional awareness when attacking and defending.
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky sports
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB-  website England Basketball
News.bbc.uk – basketball skills
Table TennisStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different tactics.
– Understand how to perform these skills and tactics in game  situation
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Variety of serves
– Backhand defence – push
– Backhand attack – drive
– Forehand defence – push
– Forehand attack – drive
– Range of shots – change direction
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website–British Table tennis
All about table tennis website
FitnessStudents will complete range of training methods to improve their fitness over a 6 week period. They will exercise at their maximum levels. There is a focus on:
– Knowledge of the different components of fitness and principles of training
– Understand which principles to use to improve training
– TBAT to perform training using the principles safely and correctly to improve fitness. 
End of unit assessment on the components of fitness/principles of training and in the completion of a training programme.
 
– Components of fitness
– Principles of Training
– Methods of training
– Circuit training
– Continuous training
– Weight training 
Attend a local gym/ fitness centre.
 
Fitness websites
 
Topendsports
Brianmac
Verywellfit
AthleticsStudents will develop their techniques to improve performance, (times/ distances) and perform at their maximum level.  There is a focus on:
– Knowledge of the different techniques in the athletic events
– Understand how to perform these events in competition against other athletes
– TBAT to perform the techniques in competitive races/events to perform to maximum.
End of unit assessment on the skills and techniques in the different events in isolation and in competitive races and events. Improvement on personal best from last year.
 
– 100m sprint
– 800m
– Shot put
– Long Jump
– Triple Jump
– High Jump
Attend a local running track/park.
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– BBC events
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website – England Athletics Organisatio
CricketStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge the different positions in batting, bowling and fielding on how to play in a game.
– Understand how to perform the skills and tactics in game situation
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.

– Batting – Front foot and back foot
– Catching – two handed and one handed
– Bowling – variety of bowling
– Throwing – different situations
– Fielding – supporting others
– Positional awareness when batting and fielding
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– BBC events
– Sky Sports
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website – ECB – England Cricket Board News.bbc.uk – Cricket skills
RoundersStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge the different positions in batting, bowling and fielding on how to play in a game situation.
– Understand how to perform the skills and tactics in game
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
Batting – Forehand and backhand
Catching – two handed and one handed
Bowling – variety of bowling
Throwing – different situations
Fielding – supporting others.
Positional awareness when batting and fielding
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– BBC events
– Sky Sports
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website – England Rounders
TrampoliningStudents will refine their techniques to improve their performance in trampolining. They will use their skills to link them and create more advanced routines.  There is a focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills and techniques.
– Understand how to perform the skills in isolation and in a routine.
– TBAT to perform the skills in advanced routine with control and fluency
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in an advanced routine performance.
 
– Basic shapes – pike, tuck and straddle
– Seat drop
– Swivel hips
– Front drop back drop
– ½ twist and full twist.
– Link the skills to create advanced routine.
Attend a trampoline park.
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
– BBC events
 
NGB website–British gymnastics.

Year 9

Key Stage 3– Physical Education Curriculum Spine – Year 9

Year 9 Curriculum intentTo continue to develop skills and techniques. To explore a range of tactics and strategies, to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games. To develop the ability to analyse performances for others and yourself.

Year 9

Study TopicKnowledge and Skills including cultural capital links
Reference to NC (KS3)
Assessment
How students will be assessed this half term
How to Support Your Child recommended reading, places to visit, activities
VolleyballStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills and tactics to evaluate performance.
– Understand how to perform these skills and tactics in game situation
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Volley / Set shot
– Dig shot
– Serve underarm
– Serve overarm
– 3 hits of the ball as a team
– Shot sequence
– Position and movement
 
– Basic tactics of the game
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website– England Volleyball
NetballStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills and tactics to evaluate performance.
– Understand how to perform these skills and tactics in game
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Passing and moving
– Shooting – different techniques/situations
– Getting past players
– Marking in different situations
– Positional understanding.
– Positional awareness when attacking and defending
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky sports
– Sky Mix
– Live events
 
NGB – website All England Netball
News.bbc.uk – netball skills
FootballStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills and tactics to evaluate performance.
– Understand how to perform these skills and tactics in game
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Passing and moving
– Shooting – different techniques/situations
– Getting past players
– Marking in different situations
– Positional awareness when attacking and defending
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky sports
– BT sport
– Live events
 
NGB website – FA – Football Association
News.bbc.uk – football skills
BasketballStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills and tactics to evaluate performance. .
– Understand how to perform these skills and tactics in game
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Passing and moving
– Shooting – different techniques/situations
– Getting past players
– Marking in different situations
– Positional awareness when attacking and defending
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky sports
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB-  website England Basketball
News.bbc.uk – basketball skills
Table TennisStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills and tactics to evaluate performance.
– Understand how to perform these skills and tactics in game
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.
 
– Variety of serves – spin
– Backhand defence – push
– Backhand attack – drive
– Forehand defence – push
– Forehand attack – drive
– Range of shots – using spin in game
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website–British Table tennis
All about table tennis website
FitnessStudents will complete range of training methods to improve their fitness over a 6 week period. They will exercise at their maximum levels. There is a focus on:
– Knowledge of the different components of fitness and principles of training
– Understand how to evaluate performance and change training
– TBAT to perform training using the principles safely and correctly to improve fitness. 
End of unit assessment on the components of fitness/principles of training and in the completion of a training programme.
 
 
– Components of fitness
– Principles of Training
– Methods of training
– Circuit training
– Continuous training
– Weight training 
Attend a local gym/ fitness centre.
 
Fitness websites
 
– Topendsports
– Brianmac
– Verywellfit
AthleticsStudents will develop their techniques to improve performance, (times/ distances) and perform at their maximum level.  There is a focus on:
– Knowledge of the different techniques in the athletic events
– Understand how to evaluate performance in different events
– TBAT to perform the techniques in competitive races/events to perform to maximum.
End of unit assessment on the skills and techniques in the different events in isolation and in competitive races and events. Improvement on personal best from last year.
 
– 100m sprint
– 800m
– Shot put
– Long Jump
– Triple Jump
– High Jump
Attend a local running track/park.
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– BBC events
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website – England Athletics Organisation
CricketStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge the different positions in batting, bowling and fielding on how to play in a game.
– Understand how to evaluate performance of skills and tactics in game situation
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
End of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.

– Batting – Front foot and back foot – attack and defence
– Catching – two handed and one handed
– Bowling – variety of bowling
– Throwing – different situations
– Fielding – supporting others ‘backing up’.
– Positional awareness when batting and fielding
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– BBC events
– Sky Sports
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website – ECB – England Cricket Board News.bbc.uk – Cricket skills
RoundersStudents will continue to develop their skills and techniques. They will also use a range of tactics in competitive games to outwit opponents
Students will focus on:
– Knowledge the different positions in batting, bowling and fielding on how to play in a game.
– Understand how to evaluate performance of skills and tactics in game situation
– TBAT perform these tactics in a competitive situation to outwit opponents.    
nd of unit assessment on the skills and tactics taught in isolation and in a competitive situation and games against other players.

– Batting – Forehand and backhand
– Catching – two handed and one handed
– Bowling – variety of bowling
– Throwing – different situations
– Fielding – supporting others.
– Positional awareness when batting and fielding
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– BBC events
– Sky Sports
– Euro sports
– Live events
 
NGB website – England Rounders
TrampoliningStudents will refine their techniques to improve their performance in trampolining. They will use their skills to link them and create more advanced routines.  There is a focus on:
– Knowledge of the different skills and techniques.
– Understand how to perform the skills in isolation and in a routine.
– TBAT to perform the skills in advanced routine with control and fluency
End of unit assessment on the skills taught in isolation and in an advanced routine performance.
 
– Basic shapes – pike, tuck and straddle
– Seat drop
– Swivel hips
– Front drop back drop
– ½ twist and full twist.
– Link the skills to create routine.
Attend a trampoline park.
Watch sporting events and competitions on:
 
– Sky Mix
– Euro sports
– Live events
– BBC events
 
NGB website–British gymnastics.

BTEC TECH Award – Health and Social Care

Students study The BTEC TECH Award in Health & Social Care which includes units on:

  • Component 1 – Human Lifespan and Development (internally assessed through coursework)
  • Component 2 – Health & Social Care services and Values (internally assessed through coursework)
  • Component 3 – Health & Well-Being (externally assessed examination)

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:

  • Development of key skills that prove your aptitude in health and social care such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health
  • Process that underpins effective ways of working in health and social care, such as designing a plan to improve an individual’s health and wellbeing
  • Attitudes that are considered most important in health and social care, including the care values that are vitally important in the sector, and the opportunity to practise applying them
  • Knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing.

The course is graded as shown below:

  • Distinction*
  • Distinction
  • Merit
  • Level 2 Pass
  • Level 1 Distinction
  • Level 1 Merit
  • Level 1 Pass
  • Unclassified

BTEC TECH Award 2022 – Sport

Students study the Edexcel BTEC TECH Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness, this includes units on:

  • Component 1 –  Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity (internally assessed through coursework, set out of hours to completely assignment)
  • Component 2 –  Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance (internally assessed through coursework, set out of hours to completely assignment)
  • Component 3 – Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants Performance in Sport and Physical Activity (external examination)

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Sport is for learners who want to acquire sector-specific applied knowledge and skills through vocational contexts by exploring the different types and providers of sport and physical activity and the equipment and technology available for participation as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. They will also explore the different types of participant and their needs in order to gain an understanding of how to increase participation for others in sport and physical activity and further develop their knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology. Learners will undertake practical sessions to develop skills in planning and delivering sports activity sessions to participants. The qualification enables learners to develop their sector-specific skills, such as sport analysis and sports leadership, using realistic vocational contexts, and personal skills, such as communication, planning, time management and teamwork through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs.

The course is graded as shown below:

  • Distinction*
  • Distinction
  • Merit
  • Level 2 Pass
  • Level 1 Distinction
  • Level 1 Merit
  • Level 1 Pass
  • Unclassified

BTEC Performing Arts (Dance)

BTEC Performing Arts course will specialise in Dance and will not include Drama or Music components. The aim is to develop skills and techniques in Dance, consider how dancers adapt their skills for different contexts and put this into practice in a dance performance.

Students are expected to attend rehearsals after school to create, develop and refine practical work.

Components are delivered through a mixture of practical and theory lessons. Students will study professional works and practitioners, develop skills in performing, learn professional repertoires and work in a group to produce a final performance piece in response to a brief set by the exam board.

  • Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts
  • Component 2: Developing skills and techniques in the Performing Arts
  • Component 3: Performing to a Brief

For each component, you can be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction at Level 1 (introductory level) or Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE)

GCSE Physical Education

Students study the Edexcel specification which includes units on:

  • Component 1 – Fitness & body systems – including skeletal, muscular & cardio-respiratory systems, components of fitness and training (external exam worth 36% of final grade)
  • Component 2 – Health and performance – including key areas of emotional, social and physical health (external exam worth 24% of final grade)
  • Component 3 – Practical performance in 3 sports – 1 team sport, 1 individual sport and 1 free choice (team or individual) (worth 30% of final grade)
  • Component 4 – Planning, delivering and evaluating a 6 week Personal Exercise Programme (worth 10% of final grade)

This GCSE in Physical Education will equip students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values they need to be able to develop and improve their practical performance in sport and physical activities. The pupils will develop their practical performance in 3 different sporting activities (one team, one individual and one other). Students will also gain understanding of how physical activities benefit health, fitness and well-being in theory lessons covering a wide range of topics for component 1 and 2 which forms the majority of the course.

Key Stage 4 Core Physical Education  

Key Stage 4 Curriculum intent – Physical Education

Pupils will tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They will participate in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle. This will give them the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Throughout the Key Stage 4 Curriculum students have the opportunity to;

  • Use and develop a variety of strategies and tactics to overcome opponents in team games and individual games. This is achieved through table tennis, volleyball, netball, football, cricket, rounders, badminton and basketball.
  • Develop their techniques and improve their performance in other competitive sports.  This is achieved through, trampolining and athletics.
  • Take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges. This will encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group. This is achieved through Individual and team cross country and orienteering.
  • Evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best. This is achieved through, starters, plenaries, target setting and our lead learner programme.
  • Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs. This is achieved through our extra-curricular timetable, interform activities, interschool sports days, Tameside borough competitions, regional competitions and links to local sports clubs.

The Co-Curricular in Dance and PE.

Students are invited and encouraged to take part in a range of activities outside of lessons to further enhance their Physical Educational experience at Mossley Hollins. Students have access to our outstanding sports facilities to take part in the wide range of physical activities and sports in our extra curricular clubs and teams at lunch times and after school.

We hope that this will give them the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Please see below the Co-Curricular Curriculum Timetable for the Sports and Healthy Lifestyle.

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