PE & Dance

Subject: Physical Education and Dance


Head of Faculty name: Miss Charlotte Rigby
Contact Email: crigby@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Subject Curriculum Intent:


Our high-quality Physical Education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils -
 Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
 Are physically active for sustained periods of time
 Engage in competitive sports and activities
 Lead healthy, active lives.


Aims - Key stage 3


Pupils will 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. An expansive extra-curricular programme supplements the activities that students cover in many of their lessons and can link them to clubs outside school.

Aims - Key stage 4 core PE


To develop the confidence and interest of our pupils to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life. An expansive extra-curricular programme supplements the activities that students cover in many of their lessons and can link them to clubs outside school.


Assessment details:


At key stage 3, students are assessed using the head, heart and hands system. Students will study a variety of different sports annually and, at the end of each, they will be graded on thinking skills, physical skills and application, motivation and effort. Students are given a hands grade based on their performance against the descriptors, and a head and heart coloured rag rate against the appropriate descriptors. At key stage 4, option pupils are assessed against the appropriate exam board criteria and assessed both internally and externally. At OLSJ we believe one size does not fit all, and always aim to find a course to suit each pupil. We will adapt the curriculum and deliver GCSE PE or Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies, GCSE Dance or RSL.

Year 10 PE pupils will be assessed in-
 Team sports (internal, externally moderated- practical)
 Individual sports (internal, externally moderated- practical)
 Officiating (internal, externally moderated- practical)
 Contemporary issues in sport (externally assessed exam)
 Increase knowledge and understanding of outdoor adventurous activities (internal, externally moderated- coursework and practical residential).

Year 11 PE pupils develop their skills and understanding in-
 Applying practice methods to support improvement in a team/ individual activity (internal, externally moderated- coursework)
 Sports leadership (internal, externally moderated- coursework and practical)
 Team sports (internal, externally moderated- practical)
 Individual sports (internal, externally moderated- practical)

Year 10 Dance pupils develop skills and understanding inCAPA 222 – Choreography - Internal
 Developing ideas into dance choreography.
 Planning, devising and composing dance movements. Knowledge and application of a range of compositional devices
 Working with dancers & developing observation skills in learning movements
 Awareness of structure and forms of dance style & taking notes to record dance
 Rehearsing self and others also directing groups in rehearsal
 Working efficiently with other dancers
 Awareness of an audience
 Able to apply safe dance principles
 Ability to review own performance & use feedback to inform ongoing development

CAPA 229 – Dance ensemble performance - Internal
 Dance technical skills relevant to style
 Skills to effectively perform movement in given style
 Awareness of structure and forms of dance style & taking notes to record dance
 Work safely and effectively
 Creative skills to develop material
 Engaging an audience
 Using observation, self, peer, audience and teacher feedback to improve performance, also self evaluation.

Year 11 Dance pupils develop their skills and understanding in - External

 Appropriate knowledge of repertoire for performance. Understanding the nature of the
performance and the performance environment. Understanding of the relevant personal
equipment required for performance. Ability to perform repertoire as required. Ability to safe and efficiently set up personal equipment for performance as required. Strategies for overcoming nerves. Techniques for communicating with other performers/the audience
presentation skills.
 Understanding of dance genres that are appropriate to the context of the performance.
Choreography appropriate to the context of the live performance. Ability to work with others in order to complete a sequence in the performance

 

Extra-curricular provision


At KS3 and KS4 we offer a range of after school opportunities to participate in physical activity and play sport competitively.

Clubs opportunities include:

KS3- Football, Netball, Dance, Dodgeball, badminton, basketball, rugby, table tennis, trampolining, athletics, rounders, softball, cricket.

KS4 Football, Netball, Dance, badminton, basketball, rugby, trampolining, athletics, rounders, softball, cricket, archery, table tennis.

 

Staff list:
Miss C Rigby
Mrs A Preedy
Mr A Jackson
Miss D Young
Mr A Worley