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Core PE

The PE curriculum not only looks at the physical requirements of students but addresses health and wellbeing aspects that students may face. This combines with the development of lifelong skills that are so important in modern life.

Within PE we will be looking to develop student’s competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Our new curriculum is designed to help students become healthy, happy and successful in whatever they want to do. 

 
 
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Sport has the power to change  the world. It has the power to  inspire. It has the power to unite  people in a way that little 

else does. 

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Nelson Mandela

 At Rugby Free Secondary School we want students leaving core PE at the end of KS4 feeling confident to continue physical activity in their own free time, and make it a regular part of their lives. This could be recreationally or competitively, and we know our programme of study will help students to follow pathways that suit them best.  

 

Our high-quality PE curriculum will enable all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities, and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity, helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.  

 

PE helps students to develop physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations. PE also helps tackle mental health and wellbeing, encouraging students to communicate with others, to get support from teams, and physically, they will release serotonin when participating in exercise which will make them feel happier.  

What are they learning?

Year 7


Confident Movers In year 7 students will be developing fine and gross motor skills to be confident in their bodies ability to perform through a multi sports skills curriculum. Students will experience 8-10 different sports throughout the year focusing on these core skills to help develop them physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Sports they could experience are: gymnastics, football, netball, rounders, softball, athletics, basketball, handball, hockey, tennis, badminton, table tennis and fitness.




Year 8


Transferable Performers In year 8 students will learn to select and implement the correct skill and technique for a variety of sports. Showing confident knowledge in selecting and performing transferable skills. Students will experience 6-8 different sports throughout the year focusing on the ability to perform transferable core skills to help develop them physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Sports they could experience are: gymnastics, rugby, netball, rounders, softball, athletics, basketball, handball, hockey, tennis, dance, badminton, table tennis and fitness.




Year 11


Active Role Models In year 11 students will be further developing knowledge and skills learnt across the 5 year curriculum to be an active role model in physical activity and wellbeing with the aim of achieving health, happiness and success in life. In a busy school year this is an opportunity for students to come to core PE lessons with a positive attitude to relax, socialize and be active with their friends and classmates. Similar to year 10 students will have an active involvement in the activities and sports they do this year with them creating a year plan. Sports they could choose to experience are: trampolining, rugby, netball, rounders, softball, benchball, tchoukball, circuit training, yoga, pilates, strength and conditioning training, lacrosse, athletics, football, cricket, basketball, handball, hockey, tennis, dance, badminton, table tennis and fitness.




Year 9


Healthy Leaders In year 9 students will start focusing on learning and developing the necessary skills of how to lead and coach others. They will develop and learn leadership techniques and styles in order to confidentially lead others in a variety of roles across different settings. Students will experience a range of different sports throughout the year to enable them to build up and develop their leadership skills whilst continuing to play sports. They will look at the health benefits of sports or how to coach, lead, analyse and officiate to help achieve excellence in different sports. Sports they could experience are: trampolining, rugby, netball, rounders, softball, athletics, football, cricket, basketball, handball, hockey, tennis, dance, badminton, table tennis and fitness.




Year 10


Collaborative Team Members In year 10 we now want students to focus on developing independence, this is to empower our students to make informed choices about health and exercise routines. They will learn to analyse performances to be able to recognize strengths and areas of improvement for themselves and team mates in order to help others achieve excellence. Students will have more involvement in the sports and activities they do this year. They will be timetabled specific facilities and as groups they will plan out the activities they do based on their groups interests and fitness requirements. Sports they could choose to experience are: trampolining, rugby, netball, rounders, softball, benchball, tchoukball, circuit training, yoga, pilates, strength and conditioning training, lacrosse, athletics, football, cricket, basketball, handball, hockey, tennis, dance, badminton, table tennis and fitness.