GRADE 12 / YEAR 13 PHYISCAL EDUCATION COURSE SYLLABUS 2020-2021

Course Outline

Overview

The Physical Education syllabus at GEMS Wesgreen International School aims to encourage students to be independent thinkers and learners. In a set of sports and activities, students will experience a range of roles and responsibilities, which help, develop interpersonal, social and moral skills. They are actively encouraged to develop their passion and enthusiasm for sport in a positive way. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for learners to become physically confident in a way, which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Learning Outcomes

Children will participate in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle. Children develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in teams. They will develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports. Children will take part in outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments, which present intellectual and physical challenges. They will work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems. Children will evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best. They will take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

In physical education, the national curriculum focusses on the skills to,

  • Show greater consistency, accuracy, fluency and power in batting, bowling and fielding.
  • Develop a range of techniques as well as the ability to adapt their skills to suit the situation.
  • Adapt a range of tactical solutions in striking games to improve their ability to attack and to defend.
  • Plan and implement team strategies, taking account of strengths, weaknesses and game situations.
  • Set performance and fitness targets for themselves and monitor the outcomes.
  • Construct an activity programme that will deliver an agreed set of targets.
  • Analyse their work with others and give accurate feedback, based on a set of criteria they have developed themselves, and respond well to feedback from peers.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in their own team and the opposition to prioritise action for improvement.
  • Demonstrate consistency, accuracy and fluency in moving to and from strokes and shots, anticipating spin and direction of bounce to adopt appropriate positions.
  • Demonstrate good technique by planning and implementing game plans.

Ongoing Objectives

The aims of the Physical Education Syllabus are to encourage and enable students,

  • To explain how to adapt a range of tactical solutions in net and wall games to increase the ability to attack and defend.
  • To select a team based on individual strengths and weaknesses.
  • To use their knowledge of net and wall games to construct a fitness programme that improves their own performance.
  • To set performance and fitness targets for themselves and monitor identify strengths and weaknesses of play in both their own team and the opposition.
  • To describe their own and others’ work and give accurate feedback based on an agreed set of criteria.
  • To develop possession, exploiting the defensive disorganisation of the opponents, by performing fast offensive transitions.
  • To provide press, cover and balance during the defensive phase, with a high level of success and consistency.
  • To use a wider repertoire of shots and passes to set up an attack with a high degree of success and consistency.
  • To play the correct technique to pass the ball to a teammate to build an attack with a high degree of consistency and success.
  • To purposefully vary the service to send it in the intended direction, in a designated area with a high degree of success and consistency.

Unit Overview

Term 1

Unit 1 – Badminton

Approximate length: 4 weeks

Children will explore the skills within the sport of Badminton in this unit. They practice a range of different models to develop the skills of serving, clearing and smashing. Different equipment and differentiation helps students to access and refine the complex skills needed to take part in small games. This unit also allows us to explore the use of rules and ethics of sportsmanship and gamesmanship, as well as develop children’s scoring and umpiring abilities.

Specific National Curriculum Objectives Covered:

  • To apply the smash cross-court into space.
  • To move the opponent up and down the court by disguising shots.
  • To develop students’ critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, self-management skills, collaboration skills, risk assessment.

Unit 2 – Basketball

Approximate length: 4 weeks

Children will explore the skills within the sport of Basketball. They develop their dribbling, shooting and passing abilities by breaking down the motor programmes and fundamental components of the different aspects of each skill, such as hand eye coordination. These skills will develop through a series of activities and conditioned games, which encourage progression and improve their knowledge and understanding of the game.

Specific National Curriculum Objectives Covered:

  • To execute offensive tactics to create open space.
  • To apply rules and etiquette by acting as an official for modified basketball games.
  • To recognise individual challenges and cope in a positive way, such as extending effort, asking for feedback and modifying the tasks.
  • To evaluate skills, techniques and ideas used in their own and other’s work, and use this understanding to improve performance.

Unit 3 - Football

Approximate length: 4 weeks

Children will explore the skills within the sport of Football. They will participate in activities that develop their lower body co-ordination. As these are completed, children will improve their passing, shooting and dribbling skills. They explore the challenging activities and success criteria, which develop their speed and strength in this popular unit of work. Opportunities to act upon constructive feedback received, from other children and teachers, help to develop their skills further. A series of activities and conditioned games, develop timing, co-ordination and self-awareness, which helps children’s progress.

Specific National Curriculum Objectives Covered:

  • To develop advanced dribbling movements with control.
  • To explore different passes in a space with a changing environment.
  • To demonstrate a controlled free kick shooting motion at goal.

Term 2

Unit 4 - Netball

Approximate length: 4 weeks

Children will explore the skills within the sport of Netball in this unit. They learn the fundamentals of footwork, shooting and passing, which challenge and develop children physically. This unit also facilitates cognitive development by applying agility, blocking and intercepting skills, in small-sided games. Maximum involvement ensures, whilst providing good opportunities for teacher and peer feedback and reflection, fun and progress are at the forefront of the learning experience.

Specific National Curriculum Objectives Covered:

  • To perform skills and make quick decisions about how to advance against the opposition.
  • To accurately replicate the technique for correct shooting under pressure.
  • To apply defending principles when devising game plans.
  • To be able to outwit opponents using learnt defending skills and techniques.

Unit 5 - Volleyball

Approximate length: 4 weeks

Children will explore the skills within the sport of Volleyball. They develop the strength and co-ordination of their hands and arms as well as the major muscle groups in the upper body, to perform digging, setting and spiking shots with improved accuracy and power. The key techniques and drills performed allow skills to be refined through repetitive practice and conditioned games. This enables the techniques to improve in consistency and accuracy as well as progressing over time.

Specific National Curriculum Objectives Covered:

  • To focus on replicating and developing techniques as well as implementing and refining strategic play to outwit opponents.
  • To understand the importance of movement and preparation for a smash shot.
  • To be able to accurately replicate a variety of shots in competitive situations.
  • To confidently score and officiate a full game.

Term 3

Unit 6 – Rounders

Approximate length: 4 weeks

Children will explore the skills within the sport of Rounders. Practicing the skills of catching, throwing, fielding, bowling and batting, develop transferable skills, such as teamwork and

communication. As well as these holistic values, more complex skills are linked together with timing and strategy to allow children to enjoy a different type of competition. Across the unit, the practiced activities and conditioned games provide opportunities to develop tactics, leadership and captaincy.

Specific National Curriculum Objectives Covered:

  • To apply consistency and timing in the use of techniques for batting, bowling and fielding.
  • To extend knowledge of rounders rules and umpire calls.
  • To implement strategic and tactical decisions based on the hitting placement of the ball.
  • To prepare for and recover from exercise safely and effectively.

Unit 7 – Dodgeball

Approximate length: 4 weeks

Children will explore the skills within the sport of Dodgeball. They build upon their throwing and catching skills by further developing their moving and dodging skills. Dodgeball also provides students the opportunity to problem solve in a fun, safe environment whilst refining their persistence, honesty and sportsmanship abilities, which are essential across the unit.

Specific National Curriculum Objectives Covered:

  • To apply the different strategies when in a defensive position.
  • To understand the importance of working as a team when defending.
  • To evaluate the different tactical options to the game of dodge ball.

Unit 8 – Games for understanding

Approximate length: 4 weeks

Children will explore different activities that require different movement patterns. This unfamiliar situation allows the development of strategy, tactics and critical thinking. Key skills such as rule discipline, problem solving and teamwork, help to improve children’s leadership, communication and physical literacy skills.

Specific National Curriculum Objectives Covered:

  • To understand the components of fitness involved in performance.
  • To combine a range of sequenced skills to raise heart rate.
  • To understand and appreciate the need to make decisions about refinement of technique to sustain performance.

Unit 9 – Athletics Approximate length: 4 weeks

Children will explore their fitness capabilities by improving their cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and power. The skills of throwing, jumping and running, form the focal point of delivery, as well as combined multi events and relays for competition. Mathematical, scientific and geographical skills will be also be combined in calculating results.

Specific National Curriculum Objectives Covered:

  • To understand components of fitness involved in short distance races.
  • To develop mental capacity when recording and calculating times and distances.
  • To analyse the skills of sprinting, sustained running, jumping and throwing.
  • To understand rules regarding sprint relay and adhere to them.
  • To make decisions about pupils strengths and placement in the relay teams legs.

Assessment

Formative: Assessment and questioning describes previous performances, knowledge and level of skill and develops goal-orientated performances. An applied model of coaching delivery and sports leadership is reflected upon. Children are given feedback on their refereeing and umpiring skills across the different sports units. They are also guided through the responsibilities for taking ownership of their health and safety. Observations and oral feedback are ongoing throughout each lesson and each unit to ensure learners are continuing to enjoy and participate in sport. They are challenged to be positive role models for the wider school community to demonstrate levels of good conduct, good sportsmanship and good citizenship throughout.

Summative: At the end of each episode, lesson, unit and term students are given summative feedback on their participation, sportsmanship, coaching and their refereeing. Children actively compete against each other in teams and houses to develop their team-orientated skills of motivation and comradery. This allows us to track progression throughout the term and across the year within the different sporting situations.

Blending Learning

  • There will be 6 sessions per sport or unit. Potential units covered will consist of; Football, Basketball, Multi-Skills, Netball and Handball.
  • Live lessons will consist of activities that meet SPEA guidelines. Where no equipment is shared between students and all equipment is cleaned after use.
  • The formative assessment will be based on the practical performance of students in the sport taught within the face to face lessons. These will go towards students reported marks.
  • The summative assessments will be a combination of video and written assignments. These will go towards students reported marks.
  • The home ‘work outs’ will link to the sport being taught and enhance the physical attributes needed to perform well within them. However, they will not be assessed.
  • Online ECA’s will be available – Schedule to be released.

Example:

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
5BA (1) Topic: Passing
F2F: Lesson taught as normal as possible within guidelines.
Activity to be completed at home: Workouts, Skills etc. Topic: Dribbling
F2F: Lesson taught as normal as possible within guidelines.
Activity to be completed at home: Workouts, Skills etc. Topic: Shooting
F2F: Lesson taught as normal as possible within guidelines.
Activity to be completed at home: Workouts, Skills etc.
100% Remote Leaners: Watch lesson for input and information. Complete summative assessment given by teacher. 100% Remote Leaners: Watch lesson for input and information. Complete summative assessment given by teacher. 100% Remote Leaners: Watch lesson for input and information. Complete summative assessment given by teacher.
5BA (2) Activity to be completed at home: Workouts, Skills etc. Topic: Passing
F2F: Lesson taught as normal as possible within guidelines.
Activity to be completed at home: Workouts, Skills etc. Topic: Dribbling
F2F: Lesson taught as normal as possible within guidelines.
Activity to be completed at home: Workouts, Skills etc. Topic: Shooting
F2F: Lesson taught as normal as possible within guidelines.
100% Remote Leaners: Watch lesson for input and information. Complete summative assessment given by teacher. 100% Remote Leaners: Watch lesson for input and information. Complete summative assessment given by teacher. 100% Remote Leaners: Watch lesson for input and information. Complete summative assessment given by teacher.

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