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Physical Education
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Physical Education

Subject leader:

  • Adam Coniff
  • Email: adam.coniff@cockshuthill.org.uk

 

Subject staff:

  • Boys PE
    • Mr A Coniff
    • Mr P Pope
    • Mr K Turner
    • Mr T Croydon
    • Mr D Hargreaves

 

  • Girls PE
    • Miss S Davies
    • Mrs T Dignum
    • Miss V Savage
    • Miss S Sheerman

 

 

Key Stage 3 curriculum overview:

 

The Key Stage 3 PE curriculum offers pupils the chance to gain experience in a variety of sports. Classes are mixed ability and single sex. In each sport covered pupils will develop the basic skills needed to be able to play the sport in a competitive situation. More advanced skills are covered later in the keys stage allowing pupils to progress even further.

Theoretical content about the way the body functions as well as important health and fitness related topics is added into the delivery of the practical skills within each sport.

 

Boys will get the chance to experience Football, Rugby, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Athletics, Cricket, Softball and Rounders.

The Girls curriculum covers Netball, Handball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Football, Badminton, Dance, Athletics and Rounder’s.

 

Elements of Fitness training are included in lessons throughout the yearly plan to develop pupils understanding of how they can improve and maintain their levels of fitness.

Pupils will have 8 lessons in each sport before changing to a different sport.

 

Knowledge check dates:

 

TBC

 

Mid-term assessment dates:

 

Pupils are assessed on their overall ability in Physical Education. The assessment process involves pupils performing the 12 minute Cooper run fitness test, to measure their Cardiovascular Endurance and a 20 mark (one word answer) theory test, to see the level of understanding pupils have gained throughout the year. The third part of the assessment process is a practical assessment which sees pupils marked formatively against sport specific criteria, receiving a score out of 20 for every unit completed. Pupil’s strongest 3 scores are taken for the assessment.

 

Trust Mid-term assessment dates in Feb and June/July

 

Extra-curricular:

Pupils are also offered the chance to take part in variety of extra-curricular activities. The Boys extra-curricular timetable features Football, Rugby, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Fitness and Athletics whilst the Girls are given extra opportunities in Basketball, Netball, Trampolining, Boxing, Handball, Dance, Football, Rounder’s and Athletics. These timetables are open to change based on pupil’s interests. Pupils also have the opportunity to represent their house on Sports Day as well as the School within the Inter-Academy Trust Sports Day.

 

Recent success:

Pupils represent the School in a large number of external competitions across a number of the sports mentioned above. Over recent years the School has enjoyed great success in a number of these competitions, winning Football cup competitions, silver medals in both Handball and Athletics, as well as overcoming the local schools and reaching the School Games Finals in sports such as; Trampolining, Rounder’s, Basketball, Dance and Athletics.

  • 2017 Year 7 Clifford Cup winners
  • 2017 Year 8 7 v 7 Football competition
  • 2017 Year 8 Super 6 local area Athletics winners – Qualified for school games finals
  • 2017 Year 7 local Indoor Athletics winners – Qualified for school games finals
  • 2018 Year 8 local area Indoor Athletics winners – Qualified for school games finals

Trips and visits offered:

Trips and visits offered so far this year;

  • Year 9 Girls high achievers visit to go and watch England Women Vs Bosnia & Herzegovina in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Qualifier. This trip provided students with an opportunity to meet some of the England players as well as observe excellence in the sport, encouraging our students to aim high.
  • Girls GCSE PE visit to a Wasps Netball event, which provided students with on opportunity to meet the players and join in with a number of different skill sessions.
  • Girls GCSE PE visit to go and watch Wasps Netball Vs Severn Stars, which allowed students to observe excellence in the sport and to gain an insight as to how Netball should be played.
  • PE Rewards trip to go and watch England Women Vs Ireland Women in the Rugby Six Nations for those students that have represented the school competitively. Last year’s reward trip also saw us take a visit to Wembley Stadium to watch the women’s FA Cup Final.
  • GCSE PE and V Cert visit to The University of Birmingham, providing our students with the opportunity to learn about social media and technology in sport.
  • As well as numerous trips out to the Birmingham School Games Finals, including; Handball and Dance.

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