Please see below some information about the course covered during Years 7 & 8. You will also find a minimum expected standards booklet in a hyperlink below. Inside this booklet you will find a summary of all the knowledge and skills that the academy expects your child to master in this subject by the end of the year. These are the minimum standards that we set for all students. If your child achieves this, they should be on track to achieve at least a grade 5/6 in your GCSE in year 11. During each half-term your child will have regular ‘learning checks to assess how well they are progressing against the expected standards. If they do not reach the expected standard in any of these checks, they should be seeking help from their teacher regarding the best possible steps. Teachers will also be sharing with students examples of how to go beyond the expected standards and providing additional challenge.
Summary of Years 7 & 8
The curriculum for Year 7 and 8 has been developed to provide students with the opportunity to build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2. Our curriculum supports and teaches students to become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques whilst applying them across different sports and physical activities. Throughout the course of this key stage, students will understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. The aim in this key stage is to develop student’s confidence and interest to get involved in exercise both inside and outside of school, whilst providing students with an understanding of how to maintain a healthy active lifestyle.
In line with the National Curriculum, students will be taught to:
- use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games.
- develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports.
- perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms.
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
- analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
- take part in competitive sports and activities inside and outside school by using the wider-curricular programme, community links or sports clubs.
Year 7, 8 and 9 Units of Study
In line with the National Curriculum, our aim is to provide students with the opportunity to experience a number of different sports. Throughout Key Stage 3 all students will receive two hours a week of Physical Education where they will cover one new sport each half term. This gives our students access to experience a variety of sports and activities and supports our philosophy of providing sport for all. Our extensive wider-curricular programme then allows students to develop their sport further with the chance to represent the Academy. It is hoped that all of our students attend at least one wider-curricular sport.
Sports that will be covered by all students throughout Key Stage 3:
Athletics Football Outdoor Adventurous Activities Tennis
Badminton Gymnastics Rounders Volleyball
Basketball Handball Rugby Indoor Athletics
Cricket Hockey Softball
Dance Netball Tag Rugby