Physical Education

The Physical Education Department at Abbey Grange is a very successful, innovative and welcoming department and benefits from being part of the Leeds West School Sports Partnership programme. This allows us to develop innovative approaches to teaching and increases links with local clubs.

Within PE, students follow a broad balanced curriculum including activities from all national curriculum areas. When students enter Year 9 they get to choose which sports they would like to participate in from a whole range of different options. These vary from traditional sports to more unusual sports such as:

Abbey Grange Sporting Ethos
Join in.
Have a go
Play to win
Be a good winner
Be a good loser
Don't make excuses
Be a tolerant team mate
Help less able performers to improve
Respect your opponents
Respect the officials
Keep yourself fit

Rewards System

Within the PE department we have a special reward system called ‘Team of the Week.’ This is for the top-performing 11 students from the school and you can be nominated to be on the team for a range of different reasons. These vary from excellent effort in lessons, to working hard on your coursework or being a great team mate and showing good sportsmanship. If you make it onto the ‘team’ your parents/guardians will be sent a letter congratulating them on your effort and your picture will go up on our Team of the Week board on the corridor.

Inter-Abbey Sports Competitions

As Abbey Grange runs a successful Pastoral House System; a key facet of which is the Inter-Abbey Sports Competitions where students compete in a range of different sports throughout the year for their Abbey. These are often run by the Year 11 BTEC Sport students who receive leadership training and manage and run the house teams under the guidance of a member of the department. During spring term, all students participate in Inter-Abbey sports competitions within their PE lessons.

Recent results:
Well done to Easby for winning the Inter-Abbey football competition.
Well done to Whitby for winning the Inter-Abbey dance competition.

Year 7
Year 8
GCSE PE
BTEC PE
BTEC Dance

What will my child learn about in Physical Education this year?

Discovery


Students will discover how to work efficiently and safely in a number of sports especially in the gym. They will discover new techniques such as how to complete a number of technical skills in sports such as netball, hockey, football, rugby, gymnastics, badminton, dance, health related fitness and OAA. There will also be challenge tasks where students will discover how to develop their leadership skills and tactical elements across a variety of sports.

Celebration


Students will look at the role of sport in different celebrations for different cultures. They will take part in group and individual sports and link with competition to celebrate performing well and winning. They will also develop their sportsmanship skills by celebrating others’ success using three cheers or clapping.

Creativity


Students will have the opportunity to be creative by leading a warm up and designing their own drill or game in a sport. They will also have the chance to modify existing routines in sports such as dance, gymnastics and trampolining. They will learn to make creative tactics to help- score points.

Balance


Students will understand how importance balance is to carry out a number of skills and excel in all sports. They will look at ways in which they can use their muscles to balance as well as thinking about balance in teams such as sportsmanship and fair play.

What type of homework will be set?

There will be ongoing IMYC homework for each theme which may involve research. Research tasks about work covered in the lesson or for future lessons, obtaining information from secondary sources such as the internet or books.
Writing a conclusion or evaluation for a practical lesson or planning a warm up or skills for the following lesson.

How will my child be assessed in Physical Education this year?

Students will have an assessment lesson for both their ‘indoor’ and ‘outdoor’ at the end of each block/ half term.  These will take place during lesson time and will be based upon a specific sport.
Students will regularly take part in peer assessments and self-assessment in lessons.

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

Ask them about what they have been learning and encourage them to reflect in their journals.
Students should aim to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and should be encouraged to carry out regular exercise outside of school.
By joining a local running club or sports team will develop their knowledge of the sport and maintain a healthy lifestyle and develop a number of social and life skills.
Students should try to watch food, health and sports related programmes to boost their knowledge of the subject.

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What will my child learn about in Physical Education this year?

Risk


Students will be developing knowledge about safe practice in sport and PE. This includes protective equipment, identifying potential hazards, the risks of not participating in regular sport and exercise on physical and mental health and the risks involved with not eating healthily.

Interpretation


Students will analyse their performance looking at their control, coordination, precision and consistency in a range of physical skills and techniques.  They will improve their ability to interpret what they think are their strengths and weaknesses. They will look at performances of elite athletes and interpret which areas of their performance they can apply in their own.

Identity


Students will develop an understanding of their own identity within sports, other identities in sport from other cultures. They will improve their ability to perform successfully as they grow in confidence in their own individual identities.

Structure


Students will be developing knowledge of tactics and strategies, rules and regulations, formations and variation of play, systems and roles. They will understand different sports structures such as sporting governing bodies. They will also look at structures that can be put in place to ensure maximum performance skills such as the different principles of training.

What type of homework will be set?

There will be ongoing IMYC homework for each theme which may involve research. Research tasks about work covered in the lesson or for future lessons, obtaining information from secondary sources such as the internet or books.
Writing a conclusion or evaluation for a practical lesson or planning a warm up or skills for the following lesson.

How will my child be assessed in Physical Education this year?

Students will have an assessment lesson for both their ‘indoor’ and ‘outdoor’ at the end of each block/ half term.  These will take place during lesson time and will be based upon a specific sport.
Students will regularly take part in peer assessments and self-assessment in lessons.

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

Ask them about what they have been learning and encourage them to reflect in their journals.
Students should aim to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and should be encouraged to carry out regular exercise outside of school.
By joining a local running club or sports team will develop their knowledge of the sport and maintain a healthy lifestyle and develop a number of social and life skills.
Students should try to watch food, health and sports related programmes to boost their knowledge of the subject.

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All students follow a compulsory core programme of Physical Education in years 9, 10 and 11, covering a wide range of games and sporting activities. Students will have three lessons a fortnight and will be able to choose from a variety of options which include more traditional sports such as football and netball, as well as alternative sports such as Trampolining, and Handball. There will also be the opportunity for students to gain the Sports Leaders Level 1 Award and the Dance Leaders Level 1 Award.

In Year 11, students will be able to stay on-site or choose an off-site option with a range of activities available in each block of lessons. Activities this year have included bowling, ice- skating, Powerleague 5-a-side football and use of the driving range at Cookridge Hall.

PE can be studied at GCSE level, either as a GCSE or a BTEC. Information on Physical Education as a GCSE is found below, with BTEC PE found on the right hand tab.

GCSE Physical Education

What will I learn?

GCSE Physical Education is an ideal course for students who enjoy physical education and have a strong interest in the world of sport and exercise. We use AQA syllabus for GCSE PE. It is made up of both theory and practical elements. Students submit 3 different practical activities, one team sport, one individual sport and the third sport can be either an individual or team sport. Candidates can be assessed in sports that they do not do in school, such as horse- riding or skiing.

The theoretical element is comprised of a variety of different sections including
topics. Some examples of the topics we cover are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Commercialisation of sport
  • Ethical issues
  • Health and fitness
  • Technology in sport
  • Due to the nature of the course student must also have some level of involvement in
    extra-curricular sport within, or outside of school.

How will I be assessed?

Candidates will sit two exams 1 hour 15 minute exams at the end of the course and this is
worth 60% of their total mark. The exam is made up of multiple-choice questions, short
answer questions and extended mark questions. 40% of the course is made up of students
practical performance in their chosen three sports.

What could I move onto?

The course has a clear transition route from GCSE PE to A Level PE or Level 3 BTEC (Sport) at Sixth Form. This is a fantastic course for students who are thinking about a career in sport or other sports-related careers such physiotherapy, dieticians and nutritionists, psychologists etc.
Medical degrees value A Level Physical Education due to the high content of anatomy and physiology. Therefore if students are thinking of a career in the medical professions, the GCSE in PE is a good stepping stone.

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What will I learn?

Learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. Learners will develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: teamwork; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

Students will apply their knowledge and understanding in vocational and realistic contexts, develop and apply practical and technical skills, acting with increasing independence and develop generic skills for work through management of self, working in a team and the use of a variety of relevant communication and presentation skills.

The course is assessed over three years through coursework plus a tested unit. It would suit those students who prefer, and do better in project work rather than exams. This qualification is awarded with Pass, Merit and Distinction (*) grading equal to one 1 - 5 GCSE grade. It is made up of four units:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • The Mind and Sports Performance
  • The Sports Performer in Action

How will I be assessed?

Students will complete the three internal units with only one submission and will be graded Level 1, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction* based on the criteria for the specific unit. The externally assessed unit is completed as an online test which lasts for one hour and has 50 marks. Observation records will be carried out and signed by teachers to confirm students have completed all work including practical tasks, presentations, interviews and comment on time management, organisation and self- discipline.

What could I move onto?

The course has a clear transition route from BTEC Sport Level 2 to Level 3 BTEC (Sport) at Sixth Form. This is a fantastic course for students who are thinking about a career in sport or other sports-related careers such sports coaching, sports development officer, sports therapist etc. This is also a great course for students looking to study a sports course at university.

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What will I learn?

BTEC Performing Arts Dance is a vocational course consisting of three main units of study.
The 3 units of the BTEC are:

Component 1- Exploring the performing Arts


In this unit you will look at elements such as:
Roles, responsibilities and the application of relevant skills and techniques
You will develop as a performer and gain a broad understanding of performance work and influences
Understand the requirements of being a dancer across a range of performances and performance styles.

Component 2 - Developing skills and techniques in Dance


In this component, you will:

  • Develop performance skills and techniques.
  • Take part in workshops and classes where you will develop technical, practical and interpretative skills through the rehearsal and performance process.
  • Work from existing performing arts repertoire, applying relevant skills and techniques to reproduce the work.
  • Review your own progress and consider how to make improvements.

Component 3 - Performing to a brief


This unit is about starting on your journey to becoming a professional dancer. In this component you will be given a brief that outlines the performance requirements and asks you to consider your target audience and to start the creative process by using the given stimulus included in the brief. Working as part of a group, you will develop your ideas for a workshop performance and apply your skills and techniques to communicate your creative intentions to your audience.

How will I be assessed?

Students will complete the three units with only one submission and will be graded Level 1, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction* Most of the assessment is marked internally by your teacher, evidenced through process, performance, written evidence and evaluation. Component 3 is externally assessed and you will complete a written task followed by a practical performance under exam conditions.

What could I move onto?

One of the main purposes of BTEC qualifications is to help learners to progress ultimately into employment. After you have finished the course, you may want to go on to further study such as A levels, BTEC’s or a mixture of both. You might want to find work in performing arts, as an apprentice or a trainee. Previous students have found careers in, TV, Teaching, coaching and, of course Theatre Productions Companies.

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Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA

Tel: 0113 275 7877
Fax: 0113 275 4784
info@abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk

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Abbey Multi Academy Trust
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Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA
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