Subject Leader – PE

Mrs S O’Sullivan- sosullivan@ndonline.org

Aims

Physical Education should be an enjoyable experience which is accessible to all learners.  Through a variety of activities delivered in a safe, fun environment learners are encouraged to achieve their potential and lead healthy and active lifestyles.  Physical Education is aimed at developing the physical, mental and social wellbeing of students.

 

Curriculum

Years 7 – 9:

Students study the following activities during Years 7 – 9:

 

  • Core skills (Year 7)
  • Gymnastics – Balance in Year 7, Rotation in Year 8 and Flight in Year 9
  • Dance
  • Net Games
  • Team Games
  • Health Related Fitness (Years 8 & 9)
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Year 9)
  • Rounders
  • Athletics

Year 10 and 11

To encourage our ethos of lifelong participation, students study a variety of activities in Yrs10 &11. Some are to study greater depth of previously learnt activities and others are to experience new activities. There is some degree of liaison between staff and students as to the activities that are covered in order to reach the requirements of each group.

Examples of activities included could be:

  • Aerobics
  • Fitness suite
  • Volleyball
  • Dance
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball/netball

 

Examination P.E

The department offers a qualification in OCR Cambridge National Sport Science.

Typical units covered in Sport Science are:

  • Reducing the Risks of Sports Injuries
  • Applying Principles of Trianing
  • The Bodies Response to Physical Activity
  • Sports Nutrition

 

Assessment

Students are given regular verbal feedback during lessons and in addition peer assessment is widely used in all activities.

Students are assessed throughout Yr 7- 11 in the following 4 strands-

  1. Performance skills
  2. Tactics and Strategies
  3. Analysis of performance
  4. Leadership and teamwork

Students have an assessment and progress booklet which is completed for each activity covered.  Written feedback in the form of ‘even better if ‘ebi’ is given by the teacher termly and recorded in the booklets.  A self-evaluation checklist is completed by students at the start, middle and end of each activity.  Overall progress is recorded by the teacher on the front of the booklet.