PE & Sport Curriculum

We strongly believe that provision of physical education both inside the curriculum and out is crucial in helping young people to learn and develop life skills. It is this reason that all our students will complete a GCSE in Sport Studies.

Students receive 2 x 1hr 5min lessons per week; one being an indoor lesson and the other an outdoor lesson. In Year 7 & 8 both of these lessons are practical/ skills focused.

In Year 9, students follow one of two pathways, they either choose the GCSE PE (OCR) or study a vocational qualification V-CERT in Health and Fitness, the current Year 11 students are also studying the EDEXCEL GCSE PE Specification.

Students are given opportunities take on a variety of roles such as leader and official, with or close par5tnership with local primary schools. Students are involved in the continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating their own and others work in each activity area we undertake.

Outstanding students who show good leadership qualities and attend regular extra-curricular activities may be selected as sports ambassadors in Year 10. This role allows students to act in a coaching capacity with local primary students, and to gain a qualification in Sports leadership.

 

Staff in PE

Mr Ashfaq – Lead Subject Teacher
Mrs Vincent – Teacher
Miss Stuttard – Teacher
Mrs O’Brien – Teacher

The PE & Sport Curriculum

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
7 Football

Netball

Fitness

Trampolining

Handball

Basketball

Badminton

Football

Athletics

Rounders

Cricket

Rugby

8 Football

Netball

Fitness

Trampolining

Handball

Basketball

Badminton

Football

Athletics

Rounders

Cricket

Rugby

9 GCSE PE – OCR syllabus

Physical factors affecting performance

1.1applied anatomy and physiology

1.2 Physical training

Alongside the theory the students will have 1 practical lesson per week covering the syllabus requirements of team and individual sports

Badminton, basketball, handball, football, athletics, cricket

NCFE – VCERT health and fitness

Unit 1

Principles of health and fitness – internally assessed coursework

Alongside this the student will have 1 practical lesson covering both games such as basketball, handball, badminton and lesson focus on fitness testing, and methods of training covering circuit training, weight training, continuous training, interval training, fartlek training and cross training.

10 Current Year 10s all study the NCFE – Vcert health and fitness

Unit 1

Principles of health and fitness – internally assessed coursework

Unit 2 part 1 – internally assessed coursework

Healthy lifestyles

Unit 3 Preparing + Planning for health and fitness – Exam unit (exam to be sat in Oct 2017)

Alongside this the student will have 1 practical lesson covering both games such as basketball, handball, badminton and lesson focus on fitness testing, and methods of training covering circuit training, weight training, continuous training, interval training, fartlek training and cross training.

11 GCSE PE – EDEXCEL

Term 1 up until February Half term

1.2 Your healthy, active body

The Cardiovascular system

The Respiratory System

The Muscular system

The Skeletal system

February To Summer exam

Pupils will do intensive revision including doing past papers as part of the revision

In addition to the theory the students will do 1 lesson a week on practical covering a range of sports to fulfil the exam board requirements.

March – May – the students will prepare and be assessed on their practical performance.

 

NCFE – VCERT in health and Fitness

Unit 3 Preparing + Planning for health + Fitness ( exam unit those who did not Pass in September 2017 will re-sit the exam on 27th March 2017)

Unit 2 Healthy Lifestyles – internally assessed coursework

Unit 4 Developing a personal health + Fitness programme – internally assessed coursework

Alongside this the student will have 1 practical lesson covering both games such as basketball, handball, badminton and lesson focus on planning and carrying out a fitness programme

Former Student Focus: Harriet Swindells

Congratulations to former Rhyddings student Harriet Swindells who recently played her first game for the Barry University Buccaneers women’s basketball team in Florida.

Harriet, who had recently been playing for Leicester Riders, has signed for the Bucs on a four year university scholarship.

We remain proud of Harriet and of her achievements, both here during her time at Rhyddings and in all her future sporting and academic endeavours.

Well done!

Y8 Sports Day

The PE Department would like to remind parents of Year 8 students that it is their Sports Day this coming Monday (3rd July).

Year 8 students should come to school in full PE kit (uniform not required) and once registered, will go across to the Heys.

If students have not already requested a packed lunch from the canteen, then they must bring one from home. Students should also bring a suitable jacket/jumper to wear in between events.

The above information also applies to Year 7 Sports Day (Weds 5th) and Year 9 (Fri 7th) on their respective days next week.

Thank you for your support.

Well done Sports Captains!

sportscaptainsgA big congratulations to our new Sports Captains.

Caitlin Derbyshire, Ciara Wilson, Katie Aspin, Chloe Wilkinson and Ellie Sowerbutts have been chosen for this role because of their dedication and commitment to school sport.

Caitlin, Chloe and Ellie successfully started their role last night organising and motivating their teams for a fixture against Ribble Valley school, Oakhill.

Apply to be a Sports Captain

We are introducing a new role for all our sports teams this year. We would like all team players to apply for the position of sports captain. There will be one successful applicant for each sport, for each year group. The captain must attend practices and encourage all other team players to play. They will be responsible for informing players on upcoming fixtures, drum up support, encourage participation, and be able to communicate effectively will staff and students.

We would like candidates to apply through a letter of application, which outlines the skills of a successful leader and how their personal qualities will help them succeed in this role.

The successful candidate will be awarded with a blue metal badge for their blazer and various rewards throughout the year.

All applications to myself please. Deadline is Friday 23rd October.

Good Luck!

The World Cup!

The House Continents are launching their very first inter house football competition. This very exciting competition will run every break time until all the fixtures have been fulfilled, with the winning teams earning valuable points for their continent.

Teams can be made up from all 5 year groups as long as the players represent the same continent, and can be made up from boys and girls. Please send a team sheet to Mrs O’Brien by the deadline of Tuesday 20th October, in order for the fixtures to start the first week back after half term. Games will be 5 a side, but you can enter a team of up to 8.

***** One School – 5 Forms – 5 Years – 5 Continents – One World *****