Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3 the PE department aims to encourage pupils to experience and develop their knowledge and skills in a wide range of sporting activities. In Years 7 & 8 pupils are taught a PE lesson (tutor groups) and a Games lesson (single sex class) each week. This allows pupils to determine the learning environment in which they work best. The creative, dynamic and reflective learning environment that is developed by experiencing the wide range of activities encourages the pupils to make informed decisions about the activities that they may wish to specialise in at a later date
In Year 9 pupils choose route ways of particular activities that they wish to study. This allows them to receive an individualised education where they can have some control over the decisions they choose to make. The route ways are chosen largely to reflect the core principles that are covered in Physical Education.
Across KS3 there are opportunities for pupils to participate in gymnastics, trampolining, cheerleading, dance, climbing, athletics, handball, football, rugby, netball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, cricket, rounders, tennis, volleyball, badminton.
The PE Department and a number of locally based community coaches offer a comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities, open to all pupils irrespective of ability. Activities take place before school, lunchtimes and after school, and occasionally during holiday and school time. They comprise of team practices, fixtures and clubs.
In addition to regular clubs and fixtures, other activities include:
- Inter House Competitions
- Sports Day
- District competitions
- Dance Festivals/workshops
- County and National Competitions
Key Stage 4
“Always our best because everyone matters”
In Key Stage 4 the PE department aims to develop further the experiences that have been gained at Key Stage 3. Pupils have greater control and flexibility over their choice of activities and are encouraged to make decisions that will enable them to enhance their enjoyment and participation in regular physical activity in later life. Pupils once again have access to two Physical Education lessons a week. The entire curriculum compliments the PE GCSE syllabus that is studied at Bishop Luffa. Pupils who study GCSE PE are often assessed by the members of the department against the GCSE specification criteria.
In Year 10 pupils choose route-ways for one of their lessons each week. This enables the department to achieve continuity between the Key Stages. Added to the route ways offered in Year 9 is a further option of leadership. During this route-way pupils are able to gain the Level 2 Junior Sports Leader qualification. In the second lesson of each week pupils are able to choose activities for each module of work that is studied. This personalises the learning experience for each individual pupil.
The Year 11 curriculum very much revolves around developing an enjoyment for the activities studied, as well as encouraging pupils to think about how they might access these activities once they have left Bishop Luffa. Often lessons will use full recognised versions of the activities rather than adapted scenario’s that might be use at Key Stage 3.
For further details on the exam syllabus taught follow this link:
Year 10 Curriculum
1st Lesson each week
|OUTWITTING AN OPPONENT||FOOTBALL||RUGBY||CHOICE ATHLETICS:
RUNNING JUMPING THROWING
|OUTWITTING AN OPPONENT 2||GIRLS FOOTBALL||VOLLEYBALL||TENNIS|
|LEADERSHIP||SPORTS LEADER||SPORTS LEADER|
2nd Lesson each week
|MODULE 1||MODULE 2||MODULE 3||MODULE 4|