Aspire, Achieve and Thrive

Games & Physical Education

                        Ethos

Sport is a great vehicle for learning about yourself, learning about others, and learning about society. At Downland School, students will experience a range of sports and will be challenged not only to improve physical abilities but be encouraged to develop personal, social and decision making skills. We hope to influence every student that passes through Downland School in these skills to help shape them as they go on to be successful in sport, or any other area they choose to pursue.  We focus on the Olympic values of Friendship, Respect and Excellence and Paralympic values of Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality that underpin the principals of participation.

 

                       Aims

  • To offer a broad and balanced range of activities in which participation will lead to the acquisition and development of physical, social and social skills.
  • To develop improved fitness and sporting skills.
  • To contribute to the development of pupil confidence and self-esteem.
  • To develop the personal qualities that promote positive behaviour and attitudes.
  • To promote enjoyment and achievement through meaningful participation in physical activity through both curricular and extra-curricular programmes.
  • To contribute to the whole school ethos by providing the opportunities to participate in department organised events in and out of school.

    

            Foundation Groups

 

Number of lessons per week: All students receive 3 lessons of PE per week. Pupils are taught in their year groups.

                   Overview

During Foundation (Year 6-9), students experience Games in many different activity areas. Most lessons are delivered to mixed ability groups although when appropriate students may be split into ability groups for certain activities. Students benefit from a curriculum which is delivered by specialist staff who continually strive to update subject knowledge and expertise in order to benefit students’ learning.

As part of the Key Stage 3 programme, there is a range of different sports and activities that our students’ participate including: football, fitness, rugby, table tennis, hockey, rounders, cricket, softball, basketball, trampolining, badminton, box-a-cise and athletics.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Football

Basketball

Trampoline/Gymnastics

Badminton

Cricket

Softball

Athletics

Tennis

Dodgeball

Health and Fitness

Football

Basketball

Trampoline/Gymnastics

Badminton

Cricket

Softball

Athletics

Tennis

Dodgeball

Health and Fitness

Football

Basketball

Trampoline/Gymnastics

Badminton

Cricket

Softball

Athletics

Tennis

Dodgeball

Health and Fitness

 

         Key Stage 4 Options

Qualification:  Cambridge Nationals – In Sport Science/Studies

 Number of lessons per week: 3

 How I will be assessed:  One core unit will be externally assessed as an exam, whilst the other three units will be assessed using a range of evidence. This could include written assignments, verbal presentations or practical performance.  Achieving a pass in 2 units students will achieve the “Award” whilst those achieving a pass in 4 units will achieve the full Level 1 or 2 Certificate.

 

What skills do I need?

 Cambridge Nationals are vocational qualifications at Level 1 & 2 for students aged 14–16. They are designed to fit into the curriculum and to offer the same size, rigour and performance points as GCSEs. The course is offered at level 1 and 2 and Cambridge Nationals gives you a real alternative.

 

What can I progress onto? 

The qualifications are recognised by Ofqual, DfE and by 16-19 providers as progression to A Level, further education or on to an apprenticeship or work.

  Year 10 & 11

 

Year 10

Year 11

  • Contemporary issues in sport.
  • Developing sports skills
  • Sports leadership
  • Sport and the media
  • Working in the sports industry
  • Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities
  • Applying principles of training 
  • The body’s response to physical activity
  • Sport psychology
  • Sports nutrition
  • Technology in sport

 

 

 

References & Links: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-science-level-1-2-j802-j812/