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Curriculum

 

Key Stage

Content

Assessment

3

The key stage 3 curriculum builds upon students’ ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully, whilst promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.

Students are taught in either single sex or mixed classes. They are taught alongside students of similar abilities. The curriculum at key stage 3 develops and prepares students for the pathways that they will follow in key stage 4.

The students will study a broad range of activities, linked closely to the extra curricular timetable.

The pathway that students will follow through Whitefield at Key Stage 3:

BOYS

Mixed

GIRLS

Year 7

Year 7

Year 7

Baseline assessment

Fitness 

Basketball/Rugby

Hockey

Softball

Handball

Baseline assessment

Hockey

Rugby/Basketball

 Fitness/Trampolining    

Football

Softball

Baseline assessment

Gymnastics

Fitness

Basketball

Rounders

Handball

Year 8

Year 8

Year 8

Basketball

Fitness

Rugby

Football

Softball 

Handball

Football

Rugby/Hockey

Rugby/Basketball

Fitness/Trampolining

Handball/Badminton

Softball

Netball

Gymnastics

Fitness

Basketball

Rounders

Handball

Year 9

Year 9

Year 9

Basketball

Fitness

Rugby

Football

Softball

Handball

Football

Rugby

Volleyball/Trampolining

Fitness/Trampolining

Handball/Badminton

Softball/Badminton

Netball

Gymnastics

Fitness

Basketball

Rounders

Hockey

Students are assessed continually throughout the different units of work, with formal assessment taking place at the beginning and the end of each unit of work.

 

Assessment is completed in a number of ways: 

·  Observation

·  Questioning

·  Peer assessment

- Written tasks

 

During key stage 4, students have the opportunity to follow one of 4 different pathways, each leading to a minimum of a level 1 qualification.

Students can study one of GCSE PE, BTEC Sport in PE, Sports Leaders Award or the Unit Award Scheme with focus on outdoor activities.

GCSE PE – combination of a study of the theory of physical education and demonstration of practical ability.

 

BTEC Sport – A mixture of Fitness based units and individual and team sports

 

Sports Leaders Award – development and demonstration of leadership skills and qualities within school, at local primary schools and borough sports festivals.

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award – this course allows students to develop skills in a number of sports with particular focus on outdoor activities such as orienteering.

The assessment methods vary for the different courses and are as follows:

 

  • GCSE PE – 60% Practical Assessment/40% Theory Exam
  • ELC PE – 100% Practical assessment
  • Sports Leaders Award  - Practical assessment of leadership skills
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award – Practical assessment and 2 expeditions

5

At Key Stage 5 we offer both curriculum PE and BTEC Level 3 Sport.

Students are able to take part in Games lesson as part of their curriculum and we are able to offer a variety of activities for students to take part in.

Currently at Key Stage 5 we offer the BTEC Level 3 Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma, equivalent to AS and A2 courses.

Students study a wide range of areas including:

·         Anatomy and Physiology for Sport

·         Fitness training and programming

·         Professional development in the sports industry

·         Sports leadership

·         Application of fitness testing

·         Sports psychology

Practical sports performance

The course is assessed mainly through coursework. There is one exam about anatomy and physiology.

Students have a number of deadlines throughout the year which they must meet in order to pass the course.

Coursework is graded using, pass, merit and distinction which have equivalent grades at AS and A2.