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Physical Education

At Bridge Academy our aim is to provide all students with the opportunity to experience a wide variety of sports and physical activity through both lessons and extra-curricular opportunities. We aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be able to remain physically active for as long as possible. We value the impact that competitive sport has on character development, as a result we provide regular opportunities for this through House competitions within the Academy and leagues and competitions against other schools in the borough and beyond.

Curriculum Aims

  • Provide access to an array of sporting activities, through team and individual games and pursuits, in both lessons and extra-curricular clubs.
  • Physically active for as long as possible, instilling an understanding of the importance of sustained activity on individual health
  • Embed the school's key values – Integrity (Sportsmanship), Hard work (100% effort), Kindness (Teamwork and Peer Support/Progression)
  • Harness and develop creative thought and expression through intellectual and physical challenge (Dance, Trampolining and Strategic/Tactical Creativity)
  • Develop students' resilience in working towards their personal best using live feedback and targeted practice – consistently reinforcing the link between effort and success.
  • Levelling the playing-field in Year 7 through mixed tutor group settings before tailoring student experiences in either Accelerated or Supported PE.

Key stage 3

In Key Stage 3 students participate in 2 hours of PE each week. The curriculum is designed to have a depth and breadth covering a wide variety of sports and fitness.

Curriculum Map

 

Year 7 – Describing basic conventions of physical activity and replicating sporting movements.

Year 8 – Explaining conventions of physical activity and replicating complex sporting movements.

Year 9 – Demonstrating and analysing complex performances for personal progress.

Activities:

 

1 activity unit per half-term.

 

(6 Selected from appropriate pathway list)

Dance

Health-Related Fitness

Trampolining

Football / Handball / Netball / Rugby

Table Tennis / Badminton

Volleyball

Athletics

Rounders / Cricket

Pathway 1

 Dance

Health-Related Fitness

Trampolining

Football / Handball / Netball / Rugby

Table Tennis / Badminton

Volleyball

Athletics

Rounders / Cricket

Pathway 2

Dance

Health-Related Fitness

Handball / Netball

Badminton

Volleyball

Athletics

Rounders

Pathway 1

 Dance

Health-Related Fitness

Trampolining

Football / Handball / Netball / Rugby

Table Tennis / Badminton

Volleyball

Athletics

Rounders / Cricket

Pathway 2

Dance

Health-Related Fitness

Handball / Netball

Badminton

Volleyball

Athletics

Rounders

Knowledge & Skills

 

 

Further overview of learning outcomes on page 4 in activity breakdown.

 

Health in PE

Warming up & Cooling down

-Three Phases of a warm-up and their roles 

-Understanding sport-specific warm-ups

Components of fitness  (Health-Related) 

-Definitions

 - Fitness tests for HR CoF

- Understanding methods of training and tailoring to different activities.

 

Health in PE

Warming up & Cooling down

-Three Phases of a warm-up and their roles 

- Creating Sport specific warm-ups 

Components of fitness  (Health- & Skill Related) 

-Definitions

- Fitness Tests for HR CoF

-Linking COF to sports performance & activities

- Methods of Training  and FITT Principles

- Creating basic training programmes

Health in PE

Warming up & Cooling down

- Three Phases of a warm-up and their roles

- Leading sport-specific warm-ups

Components of fitness  (Health & Skill related) 

- Measuring progress

Fitness tests & the components of fitness they measure 

- Methods of training and FITT Principles

- Aerobic vs Anaerobic Exercise/Training

- Creating sport-specific training programmes.

 

Key stage 4

All students in Key Stage Four participate in one hour of PE each week. The Year 10 curriculum is a continuation of the work carried out in Year 9, focussing specifically on developing more complex skills and knowledge. The priority of both Year 10 & 11 lessons is to give students an hour of sustained physical activity that will contribute positively to both physical and mental health. 

GCSE PE

Students can also chose to select GCSE PE as an option in KS4. Students who choose PE will take part in an additional 5 hours per week. These sessions will include a combination of theory and practical learning. Students will receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sport science by developing an understanding of how the mind and body works in relation to performance in physical activity.  

The course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills established in Key Stage 3 PE. It will give students exciting opportunities to be involved in a number of different physical activities, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. Students can perform in one or all of the following roles: player/participant, leader or official. Students should have an interest in PE and sport, enjoy being active and appreciate the benefits of keeping fit and healthy.

Curriculum Map

 

Year 10

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Theory

Topic 1: Applied Anatomy & Physiology

Topic 1: Applied Anatomy & Physiology

Topic 2: Movement Analysis:

 

Topic 3: Physical Training:

 

Topic 3: Physical Training:

 

Coursework Unit

 

Personal Exercise Programme

Practical

Rock Climbing

Table Tennis

Handball

Football

Fitness Testing

Coursework Unit

 

Personal Exercise Programme

 

Year 11

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Theory

Topic 3: Physical Training:

 

Topic 1: Health, fitness and wellbeing

Topic 2: Sport psychology

Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences

Topic 4: Use of data

 

Examination Preparation

Topic 4: Use of data

 

Examination Preparation

 

 

Practical

Coursework Unit

 

Personal Exercise Programme

 

Basketball

Table Tennis

 

Handball

 

Practical Moderation Prep

Practical Moderation Prep

 

 

  

Key Stage 5 – BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport

This is a two year full-time course providing a specialist, work-related programme of study. 

It covers the key knowledge and practical skills required for those who have already decided the specialist area they wish to study.

If students not only enjoy taking part in sport but also have a real interest in the aspects surrounding and supporting performance then this course is for them. It will give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and to investigate a wide range of aspects; from the scientific to the sociological, from the psychological to the nutritional.

Course Breakdown

It covers the key knowledge and practical skills required for those who have already decided the specialist area they wish to study.

If students not only enjoy taking part in sport but also have a real interest in the aspects surrounding and supporting performance then this course is for them. It will give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and to investigate a wide range of aspects; from the scientific to the sociological, from the psychological to the nutritional.

This stimulating and challenging vocational course is equivalent to two A-Levels. Students on the BTEC Diploma in Sport can progress to a Higher Education degree in Sports Science or Sports Studies, which in turn could lead to a PGCE in teaching. Alternative courses are Leisure/Recreation Management, Sports Coaching/Development or specific vocational training in fitness. Employment within the leisure industry is another option.

Curriculum Map

 Year 12

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Assessment Window (January)

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Assessment Window (June)

Summer 2

Teacher 1

Unit 7 Practical Sports Performance

Unit 7 Practical Sports Performance

N/A

Unit 7 Practical Sports Performance

Unit 7 Practical Sports Performance

Unit 7 Practical Sports Performance

N/A

Unit 3 Professional development in the sports industry

 

Teacher 2

Unit 1 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology

 

Unit 1 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology

 

No Assessment

Unit 1 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology

 

Unit 1 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology

 

Unit 1 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology

 

 

Unit 1 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology Attempt 1

 

Unit 3 Professional development in the sports industry

 

 

Year 13

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Assessment Window (January)

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Assessment Window (June)

Summer 2

Teacher 1

 

Unit 2 Fitness training for health sport & wellbeing

Unit 2 Fitness training for health sport & wellbeing

 

Unit 1 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology Attempt 2

 

Unit 3 Professional development in the sports industry

 

Unit 3 Professional development in the sports industry

 

Unit 2 Fitness training for health sport & wellbeing

 

N/A

 

Teacher

2

Unit 2 Fitness training for health sport & wellbeing

 

Unit 2 Fitness training for health sport & wellbeing

 

Unit 2 Fitness training for health sport & wellbeing

Attempt 1

Unit 3 Professional development in the sports industry

 

Unit 3 Professional development in the sports industry

 

Unit 2 Fitness training for health sport & wellbeing

 

Unit 2 Fitness training for health sport & wellbeing

Attempt 2

 

 

 

Extra-Curricular opportunities in PE

All students are invited to take part in a broad range of extra-curricular activities. The provision at Bridge Academy caters to students of all ability and interests. Whether students are into competitive sport, improving general fitness or gaining qualifications, there is something for everybody. 

IMPORTANT LINKS

www.bbc.co.uk/sport www.skysports.com www.sportengland.org www.youthsporttrust.org qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education-2009

qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/sport-2010

 

Principal:
Mr Chris Brown

Vice Principals:
Kelly Harris
Elaine Anglin
Samuel Alner
Alison Underwood

Finance &
Resources Director:

Ken Robb