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: Zumba Rock-climbing Ice-skating BMX and Skateboarding 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.
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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, Handball and Rock-it Ball. 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. Information on Physical Education as a GCSE is below. 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 two main areas: practical and theory. Students submit 4 different practical activities that count towards their final grade. Their practical grades must be taken from two different types of activities: two must be as a player/performer and the other two practical activities can be through the role of a coach, leader, choreographer or official. Students work on improving their practical grades in practical lessons throughout the course. 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: Training Diet School influences Emotional health and wellbeing Cultural and social factors The media Sponsorship Competitions Due to the nature of the course, students are expected to have a sound level of understanding and knowledge of rules and tactics of games / activities. Students should also have some level of involvement in extra-curricular sport within, or outside of school. How will I be assessed? Candidates will sit an exam at the end of the course that is 1 hour 30 minutes long and is worth 40% of their total mark. The exam is made up of multiple-choice questions, short answer questions and a scenario-based question. The result of this exam is worth 40% of their total mark. 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.
Exam Board: AQA Course title and type of qualification: GCSE PE Links & Resources
Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange C of E Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 275 7877 Fax: 0113 275 4794 info@abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk Company No.: 07705552