KS3 PE and Sport

Overview

At KS3 students will study a variety of activities including Netball, Hockey, Football, Rugby, Gymnastics, Swimming, Orienteering and Problem Solving, Fitness, Rounders, Athletics, Tennis and Cricket. Students will be set based on their ability to enable lessons to be tailored to individual needs, however these sets will be regularly reviewed allowing students the opportunity to move between groups.

At the beginning of KS3 the curriculum seeks to develop students physical literacy skills, enhancing their ability to link generic skills through different activities. As the key stage progresses students seek to refine core skills and enhance complex movements. Throughout the key stage students are provided with every opportunity to evaluate and improve their own and others work enabling them to provide a detailed analysis on performance by the end of Year 9. During KS3 there is a consistent focus on independent learning allowing students to develop their leadership capabilities enabling them to develop confidence and resilience.

In Year 9 students will select their option pathway for KS4. Students will have the opportunity to discuss this with their class teacher to ensure an appropriate pathway is selected.

Homework: We advise all students to take part in extra curricular sport.

Assessment:

  • Cognitive – teachers will assess students knowledge and understanding.
  • Physical – teachers will assess students physical proficiency.
  • Leadership – teachers will assess students ability to lead their peers in a warm up and small practices.
5 ways I can help my son/daughter
1 Ensure students have their full PE kit for all practical lessons.
2 Support your child in attending extra curricular activities.
3 Discuss healthy, active lifestyles with them.
4 Support their learning of leadership skills.
5 Engage with your child in watching sport.