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Intent and Vision

In Physical Education we have the Ravens Wood vision at heart of our curriculum planning and it has informed the learning journey of our students. Our vision in PE is for all students to become physically literate, inquisitive, creative and confident when taking risks. They will have the opportunity to develop their proficiency in a range of physical skills and understand the key values of sport; sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline, enjoyment and respect. The core curriculum will foster a love of physical activity and aim to ensure students continue with sport and maintain a good level of fitness long after they leave Ravens Wood.

For some students who choose to study one of the examination courses; GCSE PE, A Level PE or BTEC, the curriculum will allow them to gain an understanding of the scientific theories that underpin professional sport.

Key Concepts that Underpin the Curriculum

  1. Use a range of tactics and strategies
  2. Develop their technique
  3. Take part in team building and problem solving activities
  4. Analyse performances
  5. Encourage engagement in extra-curricular sport
  6. Applied anatomy and physiology
  7. Movement analysis
  8. Physical training
  9. Use of data
  10. Sports psychology
  11. Socio-cultural influences
  12. Health, fitness and wellbeing
  13. Skill acquisition
  14. Sport and society
  15. Exercise physiology
  16. Biomechanical movement
  17. Practical sports performance
  18. Professional development in the sports industry

Key Features of Learning

The curriculum opportunities are broad and varied due to the variety of activity choices covered, such as table tennis, Swedish longball, rugby and athletics. This enables students to start to think about specialising in specific activities and roles as they progress through their learning journey. The varied activities that are taught on a rotational basis throughout the year are determined by the sporting seasons and specific inter-school competitions that are on the calendar. Each activity selected provides a springboard for the GCSE practical performance assessment criteria, looking at skills in isolation and the application of skills, techniques and decision making. In the practical subject areas, pupils can progress and improve their knowledge and understanding in key activities and refine and adapt skills, and develop their fitness. This occurs through the use of progressive drills, modified games and competitive experiences.

How Does our Curriculum Shape Learners?

The physical education curriculum focuses on broadening knowledge, skills and understanding across a range of activity areas. Each year group has the opportunity to develop skill selection and application using tactics, strategies and compositional ideas that relate to specific activities. They will build on stamina, strength and flexibility and be able to apply themselves in a range of competitive, creative and challenging activities.

The Learning Journey: End Points for Each Academic Year

Year 13

A level PE

By the end of Year 13, students will have mastered the topics that underpin the factors affecting participation in sport and optimal performance in physical activity and sport (paper 2).

Year 13 topics include exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, sport in society and technology in sport. Students are coached on how to put together video evidence of their practical performance that will be sent to the AQA moderator.

Throughout the year, students gain the knowledge of key concepts and learn how to apply this knowledge to various practical situations. Being able to critically analyse and evaluate through extended writing formulates the pinnacle of A level curriculum.

The skills and knowledge students gain over the two years would allow them to access sport related higher education qualifications.

In Year 13, BTEC Sport students study professional development in the sports industry and fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing. These two contrasting units ensure that students are challenged to think critically across the subject as a whole.

Fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing encourages students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the effects of lifestyle choices on an individual’s health and wellbeing. Students are given the opportunity to analyse and interpret screening information relating to an individual’s health and apply lifestyle modification techniques, as well as a range of training methods, tailored to their needs and goals.

Professional development in the sports industry develops a range of real-world skills that are essential in their continued professional development. An understanding of career opportunities in the sports industry is developed, alongside providing learners with the chance to explore their own skills and undertake, and reflect upon, a recruit process in a chosen career pathway.

A combination of assessment methods are used, ensuring that students are stretched and challenged in a variety of ways, whilst allowing all to make progress. Students are required to produce pieces of extended writing, practical performances across a variety of sports and complete externally assessed examinations and set tasks. This combination of assessment methods lends itself to the holistic approach adopted within the programme, where learners are able to develop into true subject specialists and are well prepared for the next step in their learning journey.

Year 12

6th form students can opt to study either A level PE or a BTEC level 3, National Extended Certificate in Sport. These qualifications build upon the knowledge gained through the KS3 and 4 core curriculum and through the GCSE PE curriculum.

A level PE

By the end of Year 12, A Level students will be taught the content for the factors affecting participation in sport (paper 1) exam for AQA. The topics included in this paper are anatomy and physiology, skill acquisition and sport in society. Students will also be introduced to the non-examined assessment (NEA) element of the course and be taught how to analyse and evaluate either their own practical performance or the performance of another athlete through a detailed piece of research.

Level 3 BTEC

In Year 12, students have the opportunity to study the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport. This qualification is designed to build upon the foundations laid in both GCSE PE and the Core PE curriculum.

This qualification provides students with a broad and balanced view of Sport and Physical Education, enabling them to develop and demonstrate both theoretical knowledge and practical proficiencies. Over the course of the year, students will be given the opportunity to study both anatomy and physiology and practical sports performance. Within these two units, students will be exposed to more in-depth content within the subject than they would have previously experienced.

Within anatomy and physiology, students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the different body systems, the effect that exercise has on these, and how they interrelate in order to carry out exercise and sporting movements. Alongside this, students learn how the body responds to short and long-term exercise and are challenged to make connections between the body systems within this.

Practical sports performance encourages students to look more deeply at sports that they will already be familiar with, having studied them at an earlier stage of their learning journey. They are given the opportunity to learn the rules / laws, regulations, skills, techniques and tactics involved in two sports. Once these have been mastered, students are then to demonstrate them practically and critically evaluate their own performance, identifying and justifying strengths and areas for improvement.

Year 11

GCSE PE

By the end of Year 11 students will have been given the opportunity to build upon their theoretical knowledge form year 10 and apply their broad knowledge to social, sport and training specific scenarios. Students will be able to apply a range of knowledge, application and evaluative techniques to successfully complete their GCSE PE theory journey.

Students will have been encouraged to study and perform within a smaller number of sports, applying technical accuracy and executing skills with accurate precision, control and fluency. Position specific skills, set plays, strategies, tactics and compositional creativity will have been mastered and developed within the practical content and will empower individuals to meet the challenges in formal and competitive situations.

The coursework element complements the knowledge and understanding needed in the theoretical element of the course and students will have had the opportunity to analyse and evaluate their own performance in their strongest practical element of the NEA.

KS4 Core

By the end of year 11 Ravens Wood pupils will have had the opportunity to tackle complex and demanding physical activities that develop personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. Students who end their journey at the end of KS4 at Ravens Wood, will have been given the exposure to a well-rounded sporting and physically active provision, which inspires them to continue their pursuit of a competitive and/or physically healthy and active lifestyle.

Students will have been given the opportunity to develop a variety of tactics, techniques and strategies to improve their overall performance throughout their KS4 PE journey and they will have had the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. Activities will have spanned across a winter and summer provision and allow students to understand how to participate, organise, manage and officiate a broad range of activities and sports.

Extra-curricular provision allows students to explore their passions within PE and Sport further. Allowing students access to specialist coaching and provision and the opportunity to compete in regular competitive sporting fixtures against some of the country's highest calibre of opposition. Students are given the tools to continue their sporting pursuit in our sixth form, where they can represent the school in our academies or within our KS5 extra-curricular provision.

Community links are harnessed, and students shown how to access local provisions, for activities which they may wish to participate within outside of school. Sports clubs such as Bromley Rugby Club, Bromley Common Cricket Club and Hayes Tennis Club are all but a few clubs which students can access outside of school, thanks to our school-club links.

Year 10

GCSE PE

The GCSE Curriculum at Key Stage 4 focuses on the different physical and emotional requirements needed to compete at a good level within a sport. By the end of Year 10 students will have been encouraged to study a broad number of sports, building on their understanding from their KS3 journey, developing technical accuracy and executing skills with accurate precision, control and fluency. Position specific skills, set plays, strategies, tactics and compositional creativity will have been introduced and developed within the practical content and will introduce individuals to begin to evaluate and analyse performance and look at challenges in formal and competitive situations.

Theoretical knowledge of the course will have been embedded into students understanding and they are expected to link the key content to sporting examples. The GCSE course is structured to enhance learning by grouping each component together to ensure fluidity and encourage recall of key terms.

Over the course of the students GCSE PE journey they will have had the opportunity to explore:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and wellbeing

KS4 Core PE

By the end of year 10 Ravens Wood pupils will have had the opportunity to tackle a broad range of demanding physical activities, which inspire curiosity and a love and appreciate for challenge, competition and teamwork.

Students are given the opportunity to develop a variety of tactics, techniques and strategies to improve their overall performance.

They will have had the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. Activities that will have been completed by students include Handball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Strength Training, Football, Rugby, Cricket and Softball.

Extra-curricular provision allows students to explore their passions within PE and Sport further. Allowing students access to specialist coaching and provision and the opportunity to compete in regular competitive sporting fixtures against some of the country's highest calibre of opposition.

Year 9

By the end of Year 9, Ravens Wood PE students will be able to consistently demonstrate the use of advanced skills and apply them with high levels of precision.

Students will have outstanding knowledge of tactics and strategies and they work independently to find imaginative, novel and different solutions to problems posed by themselves and others. Students have outstanding knowledge and understanding of the physiological responses to exercise and understand why the body reacts to exercise in the way that it does. Students can analyse their own or others performance, suggesting ways to improve through comprehensive feedback and are able to deliver a basic coaching session.

Students have good knowledge and understanding of the components of fitness, the methods of training and the how to perform fitness tests. Students will know the basics of planning a fitness programme for themselves and for a range of physiological needs. Students have exceptional knowledge and understanding of the concepts and importance of a warm up and cool down and lead these phases of a lesson.

Students will have had the opportunity to participate in a range of activities including; football, rugby, basketball, Badminton, Gaelic football, handball, cross-country, athletics, tennis, softball and cricket.

Students who have shown an interest in perusing PE as a GCSE will have been given the opportunity to explore key concepts, skills and tactics within our core GCSE PE NEA practical activities of Football, Rugby, Table Tennis, Handball and Athletics. This ensures that students have a sound knowledge of a broad range of GCSE PE options, that they can further enhance and develop during their GCSE PE journey.

Year 8

By the end of Year 8, Ravens Wood PE students will be able to select and combine advanced skills and apply them accurately in demanding situations, across a broad range of activities. Students will have developed a sound knowledge of the tactics and strategies required for a range of sports and activities and they are able to find solutions to problems posed by themselves and others. Students have basic knowledge and understanding of the components of fitness and methods of training and, with teacher support, are able to set up basic fitness tests. Students can identify strengths and weaknesses in their own and others performance and know how to improve their own performance and can provide basic feedback to other students.

Students will have a basic knowledge and understanding of the physiological responses to exercise. Students will have good knowledge and understanding of the concepts of a warmup and cool down and can lead these phases of a lesson with good confidence, in order to ensure a healthy and safe environment is created.

Students will have had the opportunity to participate in a range of activities including football, rugby, basketball, Badminton, Gaelic football, handball, cross-country, athletics, tennis, softball and cricket.

Year 7

By the end of KS3 (Year 7-9) PE pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

By the end of Year 7, Ravens Wood students will be able to select and combine skills and consistently apply them accurately in a range of activities. Students can identify strengths and weaknesses in their own performance and have a basic understanding of how to make improvements within a range of activities. Students will have a basic knowledge of tactics and strategies and apply them in conditioned game situations and some full context game situations, across a range of activities.

Students will be able to identify basic physiological responses to exercise in themselves and link these to physical activity. They will have a basic knowledge and understanding of the concepts of a warm-up and cool down and can lead these phases of a lesson, in order to promote health and safety.

Students will have had the opportunity to participate in a range of activities including; football, rugby, basketball, Badminton, Gaelic football, handball, cross-country, athletics, tennis, softball and cricket.

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Provision Maps

PE - Y7 - Term 1 - Rugby
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PE - Y7 - Half Term 2 - Football
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PE - Y7 - Half Term 2-3 - Basketball
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PE - Y7 - Half Term 3 - Badminton
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PE - Y7 - Half Term 4 - Tennis
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PE - Y8 - Term 1 - Rugby
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PE - Y8 - Half Term 2 - Football
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PE - Y8 - Half Term 2-3 - Basketball
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PE - Y8 - Half Term 3 - Badminton
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PE - Y8 - Half Term 4 - Tennis
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PE - Y9 - Athletics
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PE - Y9 - Badminton
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PE - Y9 - Basketball
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PE - Y9 - Cricket
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PE - Y9 - Football
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PE - Y9 - Rugby
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PE - Y9 - Tennis
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