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Physical Education (PE) & Sport

Subject/Curriculum Leader: Mr R. Morris

Physical Education and Sport is at the heart of promoting children’s welfare, helping them to lead and promote active healthy lifestyles. PE lessons at Norton College provide a wide and inclusive range of sporting opportunities, both in lessons and during extra-curricular, to encourage engagement in sport in and outside of school. The PE Department is enthusiastic, ambitious and experienced, staffed by five subject specialists who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their classes. It is our aim to use our facilities including Sports Hall, Fitness Suite, Gymnasium and fields to promote learning in an exciting and engaging way that combines facts and necessities with fun and time for exploration of current concepts and ideas. We look to provide a variety of trips throughout your child’s time through school to cover a range of contexts bringing the learning outside the classroom.

 

Our aim is to:

To promote students’ health, safety and well-being developing an understanding of how a healthy active lifestyle is important.

To enable all students to experience, improve and achieve in a range of activities.

Provide high quality teaching and coaching to enable students to develop personal and social skills.

To provide a range of activities in our extracurricular programme to provide opportunities to compete in or perform in competitive situations.

To develop leadership skills.

Enable all students, whatever their circumstance or ability to take part in and enjoy PE and School Sports.

To engage in physical activity and have fun, promoting positive lifelong participation.

 

To further extend knowledge within the Sports Industry, the PE & Sports department offer a range of Academic courses. The OCR Level 1 / 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science is offered at Key Stage 4 and the Level 3 Pearson BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport and the Level 3 Pearson BTEC National Diploma in Sport are offered as a single or double qualification respectively at Key Stage 5. We believe that these qualifications provide a great stepping-stone towards further study or employment within the sports industry.

 

Key Stage 3

Throughout Key Stage Three, students study Physical Education in four one-hour lessons per fortnight. Our students are introduced to a large range of sports and physical activities. Building on the foundations from Key Stage 2, our curriculum is designed to enable students to experience and progress in their competence and confidence of the traditional school sports such as Football, Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Basketball, Athletics, Cricket and Rounders. A large range of activities such as Badminton, Gymnastics, Dance, Orienteering and Fitness is also introduced and developed throughout the Key Stage developing wider interest and understanding of the concepts of sport.

Each student will experience two different activities every block of approximately 8 weeks. Schemes of work are created to challenge an inclusive range of abilities for every sport, to encourage students to become enthusiastic participants. The wider curriculum also allows for engagement in a range of activities to provide opportunities to compete in or perform in competitive situations. In addition to taking part in a number of trips and visits.

 

 

Year 7 - Autumn term and Spring term

Girls: Gymnastics / Hockey / Health Related Fitness / Dance / Netball / Football

Boys: Gymnastics / Rugby / Health Related Fitness / Dance / Basketball / Football

(All students complete the same six activities on a rotation over the Autumn and Spring Term)

Year 7 - Summer term

Girls: Athletics / Rounders / Tennis

Boys: Athletics / Cricket / Tennis

 

Year 8 - Autumn term  and Spring term

Girls: Badminton / Gymnastics / Hockey / Orienteering / Netball / Football

Boys:  Badminton / Gymnastics / Rugby / Orienteering / Basketball / Football

(All students complete the same six activities on a rotation over the Autumn and Spring Term)

Year 8 - Summer term

Girls: Athletics / Rounders / Tennis

Boys: Athletics / Cricket / Tennis

 

Year 9 - Autumn term  and Spring term

Girls: Badminton / Netball / Hockey / Rugby / Football / Fitness Training

Boys: Badminton / Basketball / Hockey / Rugby / Football / Fitness Training

(All students complete the same six activities on a rotation over the Autumn and Spring Term)

Year 9 - Summer term

Girls: Athletics / Rounders / Tennis

Boys: Athletics / Cricket / Tennis

 

Key Stage 4 Core PE

Throughout Key Stage Four, students study Physical Education in two, one-hour lessons per fortnight (one per week). Our students build upon knowledge and skills introduced in Key Stage Three allowing students to tackle more complex and demanding physical activities. The options system allows students to get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

We offer a range of sports and physical activities including traditional school sports such as Football, Basketball, Hockey, and Netball. We also offer a range of fun activities such as Dodgeball, and Handball in addition to a range of Fitness Options.

 

Year 10 - Autumn term

Competition – 

Activity 1 (3 weeks)– Girls Netball (SH & Gym) / Boys Football (Field)

Activity 2 (3 weeks) – Girls Four Corners (Sports hall) / Boys Dodgeball (Gym)

Activity 3 (3 weeks) – Girls Football (Field) / Boys Basketball (SH & Gym)

Activity 4 (3 weeks) – Girls Dodgeball (SH & Gym) / Boys Tchoukball (Field)

 

Year 10 - Spring term

Competition -

Activity 6 (3 weeks) – Girls Hockey (Field) / Boys King ball (SH & Gym)

Activity 7 (3 weeks) – Girls Handball (SH & Gym) / Boys Hockey (Field)

Activity 8 (3 weeks) – Girls Tag Rugby (Field) / Boys Handball (SH & Gym)

Activity 9 (3 weeks) – Girls Volleyball (SH & Gym) / Boys Tag Aussie Rules (Field)

 

Year 10 - Summer term

Competition – 

Activity 10 (3 weeks) – Girls – Rounders / Boys - Cricket, 

Activity 11 (3 weeks) – Girls – Cricket / Boys - Rounder/Softball, 

Activity 12 (3 weeks) – All - Ultimate Frisbee, or Danish Longball. 

 

Year 11 - Autumn term

Options: Competition (Boys Football / Dodgeball & Girls Netball / Football)

 

Year 11 - Spring term

Options: Competition (Basketball / Adapted Games) / Fitness

 

Year 11 - Summer term

Options: Competition (Cricket / Rounders) / Fitness

 

 

Key Stage 4 – OCR Level 1 / 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sports Science. (From September 2022)

Throughout Key Stage Four, in addition to Core PE lessons, students can opt to study the OCR Level 1 / 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sports Science. They will be taught five one-hour lessons per fortnight. The curriculum we offer covers three separate units to help develop sports learners who have a breadth and wealth of knowledge to prepare them for industry or further study. Two of these units are internally assessed through vocational coursework and one unit is a formal written exam at the end of year 11 forming the final assessment.

Units which the course covers are.

R180 – Reducing the risk of Sports Injuries and common medical conditions

R181 – Applying the Principles of Training

R183 – Nutrition and Sports performance

Our curriculum is planned to help students understand how their body works within sport, how to develop training programmes and how to manage nutrition and injury. By delivering the Mandatory and Optional units we have chosen, we hope to give learners a board and balanced approach to their Sports education to enable them to find the correct pathway for them in the future.

Year 10

In Year 10 Students cover R183 – Nutrition and Sports Performance and half of R181 – Applying the principles of training.

Autumn term

R183 – Students cover TA1 - the characteristics of a balanced diet alongside nutrients and their role and function in a variety of sports. They the progress to cover TA2 – the dietary requirements of different types of sporting activity (Aerobic, anaerobic and strength) and the need for correct hydration levels.

Year 10

Spring term

R183 – Students cover TA3 – Developing a balanced nutrition plan for a prescribed sports person. They then move to TA4 - How nutritional behaviours can affect sports performance. (over-eating, Under-eating and Hydration) Around March, Students will then move to their second unit.

R182 – Applying the principles of training – they will cover TA 1 – the components of fitness applied to sports

Year 10

Summer term

R183 – The students will cover TA2 - The principles of training in sport and will begin to start TA3 – Organising and Planning a fitness programme.

Year 11

In Year 11 students cover the remaining sections of R182 – Applying the principles of training and will then cover R180 – Reducing the risk of Sports Injuries and common medical conditions.

Autumn term

R183 – The students will complete this unit to cover the remainder of thew unit TA 4 to evaluate the fitness programme.

Year 11

Spring term

Students will begin their final unit of R180 – Reducing the risk of Sports Injuries and common medical conditions. They will cover TA – the different factors which influence the severity and risk of injury. They will also address TA 2 – Warm-ups and Cool-downs, TA3 – The different types and causes of sports injuries and TA 4 – Treatment and rehabilitation of Sports injuries

Year 11

Students will complete the remainder of R180 – TA 5, Causes, symptoms and treatment of common medical conditions. They will then complete revision activities working towards the external 1.15hr exam for R180.

 

 

Key Stage 4 – OCR Level 1 / 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sports Science. (Cohort 2021-23)

 

Throughout Key Stage Four, in addition to Core PE lessons, students can opt to study the OCR Level 1 / 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sports Science. They will be taught five one-hour lessons per fortnight. The curriculum we offer covers four separate units to help develop sports learners who have a breadth and wealth of knowledge to prepare them for industry or further study. Three of these units are internally assessed through vocational coursework and one unit is a formal written exam at the end of year 10.

Units which the course covers are.

RO41 – Sports Injuries

RO42 – Principles of Training

RO43 – The Bodies Response to Exercise

RO45 – Sports Nutrition

Our curriculum is planned to help students understand how their body works within sport, but to also look at coaching, nutrition and injury management. By delivering the Mandatory and Optional units we have chosen, we hope to give learners a board and balanced approach to their Sports education to enable them to find the correct pathway for them in the future.

Year 10

In Year 10 Students cover RO41 – Sports Injuries and RO42 Principles of Training. These units run alongside each other, with 3 periods being awarded to RO41 and 2 periods to RO42 per fortnight.

 

Autumn term

RO41 – Sports Injuries – Students develop their knowledge of the Intrinsic and Extrinsic factors that affect sports injuries. They will also look at ways in which Warm-up and Cooling down reduce the risk of injury.

RO42 – Principles of Training – Students will learn about the principles of training and how they can link to a professional athlete. They then learn about the various training methods that are used within athletes training programs, students will look at how these methods of training link to aerobic and anaerobic methods of training.

 

Year 10

Spring term

RO41 – Students investigate different types of Acute and Chronic Injuries and their symptoms and treatment.

RO42 – For assignment three students will learn the different ways in which we can fitness test in the same way a professional athlete would. Athletes will also learn how to compare their results to normative data and analyse their results.

 

Year 10

Summer term

RO41 – Students complete their taught content by investigating how a range of medical conditions impact on sports performance and what can be done to minimise the risk to the participant. They then have revision sessions in the build up to their exam in late May / early June.

RO42 - Finally students will use their results to work out strengths and weaknesses, they will then design their own six-week training program which they will complete and review.

 

Year 11

In Year 11 students cover the remaining 2 units, RO43 – The Bodies Response to Exercise and RO45 Sports Nutrition. These units are taught alongside each other. Three periods are RO43 and a further 2 periods are RO45.

 

Autumn term

RO43 – Students learn about the four different body systems and their role in sports and physical activity.

RO45 – Students will investigate the importance of having a healthy balanced diet. They will look at the required calorie intake for males/females. The students will learn about the different Macro and Micronutrients that are needed in a healthy balanced diet. Students will also study the sources of the Macro and Micronutrients.

 

Year 11

Spring term

RO43 – Students look at the benefits exercise on a range of everyday lifestyle issues. They investigate the role of cardio-vascular and muscular endurance, Muscular Strength and flexibility in keeping the body healthy. Students then investigate the short-term effects of exercise on the body.

RO45 – Students will research what athletes should be consuming before, during and after exercise. The research will also consider what type of exercise the athlete will be performing. (Endurance/Strength/Short Intense)

Students will also learn about dietary supplements such as protein, creatine, herbal remedies and multi vitamins.

Students will investigate what is meant by the term ‘Malnutrition’. Students will discuss the implications of over / under eating both physiologically and psychologically and how that can affect sports performance.

 

Year 11

Summer term

RO43 – Students further their study to investigate the long-term benefits of exercise on the body using data gained through the training programme from RO42 in year 10.

RO45 – Students will study their current diet by noting down items they are currently eating. They will then analyse what they are eating. The students will then complete a BMI test and then find a dietary objective. E.G Weight loss. This will then lead the students to put together a two-week diet plan that they must stick to. This will then be analysed alongside the objective that they set earlier on in the assignment.

 

Key Stage 5

The popularity of the PE department can be seen with large numbers of Sixth Form students opting to study Level 3 BTEC Nationals as both a single or double course option. We offer the Level 3 Pearson BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport (single award) and the Level 3 Pearson BTEC National Diploma in Sport (double award). We believe that these qualifications provide a great stepping-stone towards further study or employment within the sports industry.

You will study four or nine different units dependent on the course choice which will cover a range of sporting areas including Sports Science, Practical Performance, Fitness Training and Testing, and Sports Leadership.

 

Units which the course covers are. (National Extended Certificate)

Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology (External examination)

Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming (External examination)

Unit 3 - Professional Development in the Sports Industry (Internally assessed coursework)

Unit 7 – Practical Sports Performance (internally assessed coursework)

Units covered in addition to the National Extended Certificate. (National Diploma)

Unit 4 – Sports Leadership (internally assessed coursework)

Unit 5 – Application of Fitness Testing (internally assessed coursework)

Unit 10 – Sports Event Organisation (internally assessed coursework)

Unit 22 – Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry (External examination)

Unit 23 – Skill Acquisition in Sport (internally assessed coursework)

Through varied and creative teaching methods, within a supportive academic environment, students are encouraged to become independent, evaluative learners, studying Sport to the highest levels. Academic study is complemented by a number of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities, which aim to broaden and develop students’ skills, knowledge and understanding of the subject in different contexts.

 

Year 12

Autumn term

Unit 1 – Learning Aim A: The effects of exercise and sports performance on the skeletal system / Learning Aim B: The effects of exercise and sports performance on the muscular system.

Unit 7 - Examine National Governing Body rules/laws and regulations for selected sports competitions / Learning aim B: Examine the skills, techniques and tactics required to perform in selected sports

Unit 22 – Learning Aim A: Features of sports and active leisure businesses (business operations) / Learning Aim B: Business models in sport and active leisure.

Unit 23 - Learning aim A: Investigate the nature of skilled performance / Learning aim B: Examine ways that sport performers process information for skilled performance.

 

Year 12

Spring term

Unit 1 – Learning Aim C: The effects of exercise and sports performance on the respiratory system / Learning Aim D: The effects of sport and exercise performance on the cardiovascular system.

Unit 7 - Learning aim B: Examine the skills, techniques and tactics required to perform in selected sports / Learning aim C: Develop skills, techniques and tactics for sporting activity in order to meet sport aims

Unit 22 – Learning Aim C: Human resources / Learning Aim D: Marketing / Learning Aim E: Finance in sport and active leisure industry.

Unit 23 - Learning aim C: Explore theories of teaching and learning in sport.

 

Year 12

Summer term

Unit 1 – Learning Aim E The effects of exercise and sports performance on the energy systems

Unit 7 - Learning aim D: Reflect on own practical performance using selected assessment methods

Unit 22 – Learning Aim F: Trends in the sport and active leisure industry.

Unit 23 - Learning aim D: Carry out teaching and learning strategies for sports skills.

 

Year 13

Autumn term

Unit 2 – Learning Aim A: Examine lifestyle factors and their effect on health and well-being / Learning Aim B: Understand the screening processes for training programming

Unit 3 - Learning aim A: Understand the career and job opportunities in the sports industry / Learning aim B: Explore own skills using a skills audit to inform a career development action plan.

Unit 4 - Learning aim A: Understand the roles, qualities and characteristics of an effective sports leader.

Unit 5 - Learning aim A: Understand the principles of fitness testing

Unit 10 - Learning aim A: Investigate how different types of sports events are planned and delivered / Learning aim B: Develop a proposal for a sports event for implementation approval.

 

Year 13

Spring term

Unit 2 – Learning Aim C: Understand programme-related nutritional needs / Learning Aim D: Examine training methods for different components of fitness.

Unit 3 - Learning aim C: Undertake a recruitment activity to demonstrate the processes that can lead to a successful job offer in a selected career pathway.

Unit 4 - Learning aim B: Examine the importance of psychological factors and their link with effective leadership.

Unit 5 - Learning aim B: Explore fitness tests for different components of fitness.

Unit 10 - Learning aim C: Undertake the planning, promotion and delivery of a sports event.

 

Year 13

Summer term

Unit 2 – Learning Aim E: Understand training programme design

Unit 3 - Learning aim D: Reflect on the recruitment and selection process and your individual performance.

Unit 4 - Learning aim C: Explore an effective leadership style when leading a team during sport and exercise activities.

Unit 5 - Learning aim C: Undertake evaluation and feedback of fitness test results.

Unit 10 - Learning aim D: Review the planning, promotion and delivery of a sports event and reflect on your own performance.