Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The PE department plays a huge role in academy life and students enjoy the subject immensely. We strive to provide our learners with the opportunity to learn and develop new practical skills and techniques across a broad range of activities. We also enable our learners to develop higher order thinking skills when analysing performance or creating strategies and tactics to use in activities. In our lessons students get the chance to develop a wide range of personal life skills that are essential, not only in other subjects across the academy, but also for everyday life as young people ready themselves for employment. Through PE students gain confidence, learn how to motivate themselves and others, understand how and why respect is important, and demonstrate good sportsmanship and team work skills as well as being equipped with the skills to become resilient in learning and in life. PE is essential in teaching our students how to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives and in turn develop into responsible citizens making a positive contribution to society.
Our curriculum is designed so that students become more competent, confident and expert in their skill techniques, and can apply them across different sports and physical activities. They will gain understanding of what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. We will assist them in developing the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and in understanding and applying the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Below is an overview of the curriculum offered to our students along with links that you can click on to access further information such as, specifications for exam courses, past papers and mark schemes.

KEY STAGE 3

Students at KS3 have 1X 2 hour lessons of PE a week. In this time they work through a range of activities; Football, Rugby, Basketball, Volleyball, Netball, Hockey, Trampolining, Fitness, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball and Tennis. This range of activities allows them to learn and understand key aspects of the subject. At Key Stage three these key aspects are:

  • 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 in 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 outside school through community links or sports clubs.

Year 7 Curriculum

KEY STAGE 4

Students continue to develop and extend their knowledge in a range of activities, however at this point, students have the opportunity to opt into a choice of activities that will engage them and enable them to maintain and promote healthy active lifestyles. Students get 1 hour of PE per week in the following choice of activities: Football, Rugby, Volleyball, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Trampolining, Ultimate Frisbee, Badminton, Multigym, Step aerobics, Boxing, Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball and Tennis

These are all designed to develop the key aspects taught at Key Stage 3 and give students the opportunity to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports or other physical activities
  • take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

GCSE PE

At year 9 students who excel in PE or who have a genuine enthusiasm for the subject get the chance to opt into the Edexcel GCSE PE exam course or the Btec Sport qualification. For further information click on the links below;

GCSE P.E

and/ or

BTECFirsts

EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS

The department offers a wide range of extra-curricular sporting opportunities for students who wish to extend the learning opportunities that are offered to them in curriculum time.

Clubs include; Football, Basketball, Rugby, Trampolining, Netball, Fitness, Gymnastics, Ultimate Frisbee, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket, Softball and Tennis. Students are rewarded extrinsically for their attendance at the extra curricular clubs through entry into the PE prize draw. Every half term a £10 shopping voucher is won and every term a signed West Bromwich Albion Football shirt is up for grabs. Regular fixtures are organised and played against local secondary schools in the area. Each year the students who take part in sports clubs have the chance to attend the department reward trip as a show of appreciation for their efforts.

At the end of each year, students get the chance to take part in and support the Academy’s Sports Day. This enjoyable event brings out fierce competition between the house teams, and is a great way for the students to be part of a whole school event that supports and encourages the three Olympic values; friendship, respect and excellence.

#PowerofPE

Physical Education - GCSE
PE/RE FastTrack - GCSE

Useful links to support progress in PE

 http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals-sport-science-level-1-2-j802-j812/
http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/change-for-life.aspx
https://www.youthsporttrust.org/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/znyb4wx
https://www.slt-leisure.co.uk/timetables