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Physical Education

Overview

The Physical Education Faculty at Springwell develops students' physical competences and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities. Our aim is to get the students physically active through engagement and enjoyment of the sport being taught.  We also have extracurricular clubs available to extend their skills and provide a pathway, should they want to continue with a sport outside of college.  When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse situations and make appropriate decisions.

PE helps students develop personally and socially.  During PE lessons, students work as individuals, in groups or in teams, developing concepts of fairness and personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations. The key theme of all our lessons is healthy active lifestyles and keeping active throughout life.

 

Key Stage 3

During this Key Stage, students gain experience, knowledge and skills in a variety of sports. They are encouraged to enrich their experience through extra-curricular activities, linked to the sports on offer.

 

Year 7

In Year 7 students focus on developing sport specific skills in a variety of sports. They follow units of invasion games, net wall games and striking and fielding games (football, rugby, basketball, netball, badminton, tennis and rounders) where students learn individual skills in isolation and then they apply them in modified game situations.
Year 7 students also complete work on improving performance in individual sports (exercise to music, dance and athletics), In this part of the curriculum they develop their technique and analyse their performances compared to previous ones to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. They will also complete the Cooper 12 minute run and skills tests to analyse their strengths and weaknesses in sport.

 

Year 8

 In Year 8 students focus on developing the skills learnt in Year 7 and using them in combination. They follow units of invasion games, net wall games and striking and fielding games (football, rugby, basketball, handball, badminton, tennis, and cricket) where students continue to learn skills but will attempt to combine them and then they apply them in game situations. Students also have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of basic tactics used in these games.

Year 8 students also complete work on improving performance in individual sports (exercise to music, dance and athletics), In this part of the curriculum they develop their technique and analyse their performances compared to previous ones to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. They will also complete the Cooper 12 minute run and skills tests to analyse their strengths and weaknesses in sport.

 

Year 9

 

Whilst building on skills developed in Year 7 and Year 8, new sports such as volleyball and a wider range of health related fitness training types are also introduced at this stage, to give a wider knowledge of how to develop your fitness for certain sports. The focus is on developing those skills and applying them fully in game situations, in particular the tactics involved in these games.  Students are also encouraged to attempt these different tactics in a game situation and evaluating their success.

 

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) students in core PE are given a more flexible choice of options where possible. The principle aim of our Key Stage 4 curriculum is keep the students fit and active in the sports they enjoy the most. This enables them to develop more in-depth knowledge and practice more advanced skills.  Students analyse the performance of individuals and teams in order to aid improvements, whilst also organising their own tournaments and officiating them.

 

Facilities

Students are able to access lessons in our fully equipped sports hall, dance studio, MUGA, astroturf and extensive playing fields. The PE department also has its own classrooms that are equipped with interactive whiteboards and ICT equipment.

 

Enrichment

The PE team offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities for all students that aim to develop cooperation, communication and determination to achieve.  Students are encouraged to attend as many extracurricular practices as possible and usually, these practices follow alongside the sport they are taking part in during lesson time, to maximise enjoyment and development.

For those who strive for competition, we have various sporting teams that participate in both local and regional competitions, taking part in as many activities throughout the year to provide our students with experiences of competing against other schools. We believe those experiences carry many life skills students require to succeed in later life