school values

Physical Education

Sport is an integral part of life at Caister Academy. We pride ourselves on the fact that there should be something for everyone, from team players aiming for excellence to clubs which play only for the love of sport. We believe in the philosophy of “Sport for all” with enjoyment playing a key role in this ethos.

We have excellent sporting facilities on site including a large modern sports hall, fitness suite, gymnasium, netball courts and a large field used throughout the year and for our annual summer sports day.

Within the curriculum we aim to give pupils a progressive programme, which unfolds each year providing new challenges and experiences. This will help to promote a healthy, active lifestyle after they leave Caister Academy.

PE allows pupils to gain an in-depth understanding of a:

•  Healthy, active lifestyle and how it benefits you
•  Influences on your healthy, active lifestyle
•  Exercise and fitness as part of your healthy, active lifestyle
•  Physical activity as part of your healthy, active lifestyle
•  Healthy and active lifestyle and your cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and skeletal systems

Key Stage 3

Boys & Girls:

•  Athletics – Development of both track and field events
•  Table Tennis – Introduction to the game, development of basic and intermediate skills.
•  Basketball – Development of skills in competitive situations, understanding of both offensive and defensive team tactics.
•  Fitness – Improving cardiovascular fitness and an introduction to other types of fitness training.
•  Boys/Girls Football – Developing more complex skills and applying them to game situations.
•  Hockey – Development of skills so competent to use in game situations.
•  Rounders/Cricket – Develop full sided games, introduction to tactics/apply tactics and strategies to game situations.

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 & 11)

Boys:

•  Badminton – Introduction to gameplay and basic skills.
•  Hockey – Develop basic skills with an introduction to gameplay.
•  Rugby – Experience line outs and scrums while developing gameplay skills and strategies.
•  Basketball – Develop individual skills and teamwork, use tactics and strategies in gameplay.
•  Athletics – Refine advanced techniques.
•  Tennis – Introduction to basic stroke play and competitive games
•  Rounders – Develop specialist fielding positions and develop team tactics.
•  Football – Refine more complex skills and develop other roles.
•  Table Tennis – Develop more advanced skills and attempt doubles play.
•  Cricket – Refine fielding positions and a variety of bowling styles/techniques.

Girls:

•  Badminton – Introduction to gameplay and basic skills.
•  Hockey – Develop basic skills with an introduction to gameplay.
•  Basketball – Develop individual skills and teamwork, use tactics and strategies in gameplay.
•  Athletics – Refine advanced techniques.
•  Rounders – Develop specialist fielding positions and develop team tactics.
•  Football – Introduction to basic skills and gameplay.
•  Table Tennis – Develop more advanced skills and attempt doubles play.
•  Netball – Develop advanced skills and other roles.
•  Fitness – Carry out different types of fitness training and personalise them.

GCSE PE

All pupils will follow a practical Physical Education programme delivered over two lessons each week. Lessons will focus on the pupils’ participation and learning in a range of practical activities. In addition, selected pupils will have an opportunity to follow a course in Sports Leadership. The programme in Year 10 and 11 will be a balance between set activities and options.

The aim of the practical lessons is to give pupils the opportunity to participate in physical activities conducive to a healthy lifestyle. They will be taught and encourage to develop a positive approach to sport which can be continued into adult life, with an emphasis on physical well-being and enjoyment. Pupils will learn through: formal teaching; movement experience; sports education; individual, small group and team activities. They will also develop their ability to analyse performance.

The range of sports which may be offered include:

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Fitness, Cross-Country, Table Tennis, Football, Aerobics, Netball, Rounders, Cricket, Rugby, Softball, Trampolining, Tennis, Handball, Volleyball

Activities are covered in half term units and assessments are carried out and recorded at the end of each unit. The assessment takes into account a pupil’s skill level and application of skills, as well as the pupil’s understanding of rules, tactics, fitness and an ability to analyse performance.

Pupils are encouraged to continue their interest in sport and leadership through participation in clubs and teams both in and out of school. The school continually tries to expand these opportunities for pupils of all abilities.

BTEC First in Sport

This is a vocational BTEC qualification that covers four units of study. Pupils need to be able to show skills in a selection of practical activities and demonstrate their abilities in completing assignment briefs, which form the majority of the coursework marks. Pupils need a keen interest in the factors that affect participation and performance.

Unit 1 is an externally assessed on-line examination. The theory content of the course is taught during two classroom lessons each week. The syllabus is divided into four sections;

1. Fitness and Exercise
2. Sport Performance
3. Psychology of Sport
4. Sports Leadership

Pupils will cover a selection of sports delivered in half term units. They will need to offer various sports for assessment at the end of the course. The practical activities are generally taught during one lesson each week. In addition, pupils will develop their ability to analyse skill performance and lifestyle. This is delivered alongside both the theory and practical elements of the course.

Unit 1 will be examined mid-way through Year 10. This is worth 25% of the final mark. Units 2, 3 and 4 will be assessed throughout the course. These are each worth 25% of the final mark. Candidates are continually assessed, with final grading and moderation carried out towards the end of Year 11. The final category of awards are presented as Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction *.

This qualification can lead onto further study in the area of Physical Education and Sports Studies both at college and onto university. It is valuable to pupils considering employment in the public services and armed forces. It gives a good grounding for anyone interested in coaching and for everyone who wishes to understand how to improve their own and others’ participation and performance.



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