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Physical Education

Course Aims:

The Physical Education curriculum at Bentley Wood will:

  • Encompass an abundance of sports and enrichment experiences to encourage lifelong participation and a holistic development of every individual.
  • Be inclusive and encouraging of excellence despite differences in students’ needs ensuring that all experience success.
  • Provide learning that is rich in knowledge, aided by professionals who are experts in Physical Education.
  • Ensures progression through regular and timely assessments that encourage students to self-reflect and take account of their own learning.
  • Equip students with the confidence, self-belief and passion to be driven in leading a happy and healthy lifestyle.
  • Challenge students to develop a sense of leadership, an ability to problem solve and to communicate their ideas effectively through improved oracy and literacy.
  • Develop students’ personal ethics and values aiding their resilience and determination, particularly when facing difficult or challenging situations in life.
  • Incorporate opportunities for students to demonstrate and practice their leadership skills to prepare them for independence in further education and employment.
  • Establish a high profile of Physical Education across the whole school including opportunities for staff to model active and healthy lifestyles.

As well as studying and enjoying the sports above, through our Key Stage 3 curriculum we also engage students in the learning of the following topics:

Year 7: The skeleton, muscles, sportsmanship, warm ups and cool downs, hazards and injuries

Year 8: Components of fitness, SMART goals, diet and nutrition, the heart, the respiratory system, health and wellbeing

Trips and visits:

There are a number of sporting fixtures and events throughout the year for students to take part in. There are Borough and League competitions in netball, football, trampolining, gymnastics, athletics and tennis. There are also inter-house competitions, which run throughout the year in cross-country, netball, and dance to enable all students to take part in competitive sport.

Co-curricular activities:

The PE department run sports clubs every lunchtime and after school for students to take part in. These include netball, football, basketball, trampolining, fitness, handball, athletics, tennis, rounders, and cricket. All of our clubs are free and inclusive for all.

Key Stage 4 & 5 / Career Progression:

Physical Education continues at GCSE as it is important students remain active as this will help them both physically and mentally with the rest of their academic studies.

Those students who wish to continue Physical Education as a GCSE will have an additional three lessons per week where they will study a combination of additional theory and practical skills. Should your daughter choose GCSE PE as one of her options, she will have the opportunity to continue to represent the school in regular fixtures, as well as the London Youth Games. She will also attend a trip to the fascinating Body Worlds exhibition in Piccadilly as part of her course.

Please see below possible career progressions for GCSE PE students:   
Physiotherapist Sports Coach Dietician PE Teacher
Leisure Manager Journalist Nutritionist Official
Personal Trainer Sport Scientist Lifeguard Health Promoter
Armed forces Professional Sportswoman Sports Psychologist Events Management

Recommended Reading and Websites:

National Governing Body Websites

eg) England Netball. www.englandnetball.co.uk

Here you will find up to date rules, events, competitions, local clubs and courses (including coaching and umpiring/refereeing courses) for you to get involved with

BrianMac Sports Coach

www.brianmac.co.uk

This website provides information for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, sports science students and sports coaches on the many topics relating to athletic development, exercise physiology and successful coaching.

OCR GCSE PE

www.ocr.org

Additionally students may wish to read:

  • Sports rule books and coaching guides
  • Sports Biographies/Autobiographies

Year 7

Year 7

Student will complete units in a number of the
following activities over the year:

  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Tarmpolining
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket

 

Year 8

Year 8

Students will complete units in a number of the following
activities over a year:

  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Tarmpolining
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket