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Physical Education

Intent

Physical Education at Kettering Science Academy is a subject that is integral to the ethos of the school whilst being completely unique in its own design of practical teaching and assessment and the key life skills developed through high quality teaching. Physical education caters for 100% of the pupils at Kettering Science Academy, guiding the technically gifted to achieve excellence through continued development of areas of strength, school representation opportunities and opportunities for academic success in Physical Education subjects. KSA provides opportunities to experience new activities and developing a key understanding of a healthy active lifestyle ensuring that no pupil is left behind.

The curriculum is developed in a way that all pupils are catered for and can achieve progress over time regardless of technical and practical ability. Physical Education is a subject for everyone and adheres strictly to the academy mantra of Knowledge, Strength and Ambition.

Knowledge

By the time pupils leave Kettering Science Academy they will all have a developed understanding of the skills, tactics and rules of a wide range of physical sports. Along with the practical element of Physical Education pupils will also develop their understanding of the science of sport. The impact if participation in sports and physical activity on the body systems including; The muscular and skeletal systems; cardiovascular and respirator systems and mental health and wellbeing. Pupils will develop a knowledge of key components of fitness, training methods and form links to developing their own performance.

It is imperative that pupils develop the understanding of the importance of physical activity in leading a health and active lifestyle and, through teaching in Physical Education, how to go about doing this in a way that best suits them.

There are clear links between PE and Science at Kettering Science Academy. During PE lessons we will cover the anatomy and physiology of the human body, the names and locations of bones and muscles, the various body systems as well as the short and long term effects of exercise on the body.

Strength

Physical Education at Kettering Science Academy allows all pupils to work to their strengths. Providing opportunities to play in familiar sports and continuing to develop in these areas whilst introducing new and exciting opportunities where they can transfer already developed skills to broaden their physical portfolio. Pupils are guided and encouraged to seek further development and participation activities through the use of an extensive and inclusive co-curricular provision.

Pupils at Kettering Science Academy are given the opportunity to develop strengths in Physical Education through practical ability, academic ability and leadership skills. All pupils can achieve progress in PE through an inclusive assessment plan. 

Assessment in Physical Education is based on our own Knowledge, Awareness and Leadership model (KAL). Knowledge focus’ on pupils knowing the impact of sport and exercise on their physical self allowing pupils to see the impact of physical activity and develop an understanding of how to look after their bodies after having left education. Awareness is having an understanding of their role in PE lessons, understanding the progress they, and their peers, are making and how they could further improve their performance. Pupils will develop skills that will aid them in society. They will know how to assess their own performance and how to improve on the quality of their work. They will know how to talk to others and aid the improvement of a peer and they will also become reflective learners understanding the impact of their actions. Leadership gives pupils the opportunity to guide others in aspects of their PE lessons demonstrating different skill sets to those taught when learning new skills. Leadership, confidence, communication, planning and organisational life skills are developed here and set pupils up with a skill set that can be used throughout the rest of their lives.

Ambition

All pupils at Kettering Science Academy are encouraged to be the best they can be regardless of practical ability. There is an expectation that all pupils will, by the time they leave KSA, will know the importance and how to live a healthy active lifestyle. Careers that can be accessed through Physical Education will be an important focus for every year group at KSA with termly careers events linked to the subject.

All pupils at Kettering Science Academy will make progress in PE regardless of their practical ability or sporting history.

At Kettering Science Academy we strive for success academically and competitively. Pupils will have opportunity to represent the school and numerous individual and team based sporting events. With the implementation of co-curricular activities we aim to develop pupils further in preparation for competitive performance at local and county level.

The Physical Education curriculum changes lives due to its inclusive nature and wide variety of activities, giving pupils opportunities they may never have had otherwise with staff who;

- Deliver high quality practical and theory lessons

- have high expectations of all pupils at KSA

- allow pupils the freedom to express themselves physically and verbally

- develop the whole pupil and not just the practical element

- are approachable, diligent and proactive

Pupils are motivated to be the best they can be by staff who deliver unique and exciting lesson and have a clear passion for the subject. We aim to deliver an inclusive curriculum that meets the needs of all students at Kettering Science Academy covering a range of activates and enabling Physical Literacy to be enhanced at all age groups.

Health and social care has clear links to both Physical Education and Science. Here pupils will develop their understanding of human development from birth to death and gain an insight in to the impact on the body of the many ailments that a person may suffer from. Pupils will develop an understanding of the health and social care services, their pivotal role in society as well how they cater for individuals.

Key Stage 3 Core PE Curriculum Map

KS3

1

2

3

4

5

Term 1

Basketball

Softball

Softball

Netball

Football

Term 1

Softball

Basketball

Basketball

Football

Netball

Term 2

Rugby

Rugby

Rugby

Handball

Fitness

Term 2

Rugby

Rugby

Rugby

Fitness

Handball

Term 3

Fitness

Handball

Handball

Badminton/Rugby

Dance/BM

Term 3

Handball

Fitness

Fitness

Dance/BM

Badminton/Rugby

Term 4

Orienteering

Orienteering

Orienteering

Badminton/Rugby

Orienteering

Term 4

Alternative Sports

Alternative Sports

 Alternative Sports

Orienteering

Badminton/Rugby

Term 5

Athletics

Athletics

Tennis

Athletics

Striking and Fielding

Term 5

Tennis

Tennis

Athletics

Striking and Fielding

Athletics

Term 6

Striking and fielding

Athletics

Athletics

Tennis

Athletics

Term 6

Athletics

Striking and fielding

Striking and fielding

Athletics

Tennis