Shaftesbury School PE Engaging hearts and minds
Our Curriculum Intent
We intend to teach a diverse and inclusive curriculum that offers the individual a range of sports and activities to suit their skill level and aspirations. Students will be encouraged to develop their physical literacy and become active participants in the learning. We want to engage the hearts and minds of our learners, so they foster a lifelong interest in sport.
We believe in the power of sport to be embody pro-active behaviours, options and actions to make people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities feel welcome.
We offer a diverse range of sporting activities to engage the hearts and minds of our young people. Our curriculum has breath through the range of sports on offer and depth through the theoretical learning that underpins the physical element.
We value the impact sport and regular physical exercise can have on social and emotional health. We are passionate about making sport fun and enduring so everyone values sport in their lives.
We are all about engaging hearts and minds and want to challenge students to think in an ethical and sustainable way. We believe students need to be outward looking so strive to equip them with the language skills they need to thrive in the world.
Key Stage 3
Throughout Key Stage 3, pupils will participate in a variety of activities designed to suit every student’s individual need. During the Key Stage, students will participate in 2 hours of High-Quality Physical Education every week. This will be supplemented by Active Lunchtimes and Extra-Curricular clubs. Activities on offer for Key Stage 3 include athletics, badminton, basketball, rock-climbing, cricket, dance, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, orienteering, caving, health and fitness, rounders, rugby, tennis, trampolining and volleyball.
Students complete knowledge organisers in a digital and progressive format. Flipped learning sees learners view objectives ahead of time so when they arrive in the lesson they can engage and communicate their ideas with confidence.
Students complete four-week blocks, developing their physical literacy in the process. Lessons are high paced, engaging and inclusive. Learners are encouraged to discuss ‘super concepts’ such as; racism, sexism, equality and social justice within the context of sport. The language that underpins such topics transcends subjects so learning and the words that govern it are interdisciplinary.
Key Stage 4
At the end of Year 9, students can opt for GCSE PE or Core PE. For those students who select GCSE PE, they receive 5 lessons per cycle in addition to 4 hours of Core PE.
GCSE PE specification 2016 blends practical sport with academic rigour. Students study a range of engaging topics focused on health and performance, fitness and body systems and analysis of fitness data. The course is assessed through practical performance in three sports, a coursework project and two separate written examinations.
Practical – students select 3 sports to be assessed in. Each sport is scored out of 35 marks which combines skills in isolation with competitive games.
Written – students complete a PEP (Personal Exercise Program) which is a six-week program focusing on one sport. The results are written up as a coursework submission.
Learners sit 2 theory examinations which focus on the anatomy, physiology and fitness requirements of the specification.
Students who do not opt for GCSE PE enjoy 2 hours of high- quality PE every week. The focus is on fun, involvement and social interaction.
Key Stage 5
Students studying at our 6th form can opt for BTEC Sport or Uniformed Protective Services (previously Public Services). All students can opt for wider studies which is a fun and inclusive program designed to engage all students in sport.
BTEC PE – National Certificate and Extended Certificate in Sport
BTEC Sport is an exciting and engaging course that has been popular since its introduction.
Year 12 study forms the BTEC National Certificate in Sport which requires learners to complete Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology in sport, and Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance. The course provides a perfect balance of physiology and psychology, culminating with an assessment of the practical and theory content.
In Year 13 students study the BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport as they add two additional units to their portfolio. Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for
Health, Sport and Well-being sees students engage in practical learning that is assessed via a synoptic examination. Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry gives students a unique insight into the world of work so acts as a perfect stepping off point for the course.
BTEC Uniformed Protective Services – National Certificate and Extended Certificate
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services is intended to support progression to further study. Its primary purpose is to support post-16 learners in accessing higher education in public services and related areas. It is ideal for learners who would like an introduction to the uniformed protective services sector, with a view to ultimately securing employment within the sector
Students study the following unit combinations
|2: Behaviour & Discipline in the Uniformed Protective|
|19: Professional Development in the Uniformed|
|5: Teamwork, Leadership and Communication|
|in the Uniformed Protective Service|
|15: Police, Powers and the law|