The Physical Education Faculty

Teaching and Learning Director PE

Mr H Bardsley

At Oulder Hill the PE curriculum is designed to give students of all abilities the chance to experience a wide range of sporting activities that will help encourage future participation and enhance both enjoyment and excellence for all. The Physical Education department aim to provide all children with a positive experience within their PE lessons and extra-curricular activities. We aim to encourage a lifelong interest in sport and ensure that each and every pupil has the opportunity to develop physically, socially, and morally within the department’s programmes of work.

Key Stage Three

Students will study a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at developing the knowledge of;

  •  Physical Performance – Nurturing the fundamental and advanced skills to competently perform in a broad spectrum of sporting activities.
  •  Cognitive Performance – Development of social and moral skills and growth of a student’s understanding of the positive benefits of healthy active lifestyles.

Year 7: Creating a Love for PE

Students will learn to master basic skills, techniques and rules from a broad and balanced range of activities that they have experienced in Physical Education at Key Stage 2 and other sports that are introduced to them for the first time. Students will have the opportunity to develop socially and morally with the promotion of sporting respect within lessons and to also learn about healthy active lifestyles. The aim is to empower students with a breadth of knowledge and understanding whereby they can lead a healthy active lifestyle and enjoy a lifelong love for sport.

Students in Year 7 receive two hours of high quality PE each week, studying a range of activities for a half-term block including games activities such as Football, Netball, Cross Country, Rugby Union, Basketball and Cricket and also individual activities such as Badminton, Swimming, Trampolining, Table Tennis and Athletics.

Pupils can also attend extra-curricular activities and compete in inter-house competitions to further their knowledge and interests.

Year 8: Broadening Sporting Experiences

In Year 8 students build upon learning from Year 7, further developing skills and techniques including tactical knowledge and higher level thinking to outwit opponents or demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Students will have the opportunity to develop socially and morally with the promotion of sporting respect within lessons. The aim is to empower students with a breadth of knowledge and understanding whereby they can lead a healthy active lifestyle and enjoy a lifelong love for sport.

Students in Year 8 receive two hours of high quality PE each week, studying a range of activities for a half-term block including games activities such as Football, Netball, Cross Country, Rugby Union, Basketball and Cricket and also individual activities such as Badminton, Swimming, Trampolining, Table Tennis and Athletics.

Pupils can also attend extra-curricular activities and compete in inter-house competitions to further their knowledge and interests.

Year 9: Developing Skills and Embedding Knowledge

In Year 9 students develop advanced skills and processes for each activity including the use of high level thinking to apply tactics to full game situations. They can now evaluate their own performances compared to previous ones and understand what makes a performance effective including the use of sports specific terminology. Students will have the opportunity to develop socially and morally with the promotion of sporting respect within lessons. The aim is to empower students with a breadth of knowledge and understanding whereby they can lead a healthy active lifestyle and enjoy a lifelong love for sport.

Students in Year 9 receive three hours of high quality PE over a two week timetable, studying a range of activities for a half-term block including games activities such as Football, Netball, Rugby Union, Cross Country, Basketball and Cricket and also individual activities such as Badminton, Swimming, Trampolining, Table Tennis and Athletics.

Pupils can also attend extra-curricular activities and compete in inter-house competitions to further their knowledge and interests.

Key Stage Four

Year 10/11: Creating Healthy and Active Futures

Students will receive one hour a week of high quality PE in Year 10 and three hours of high quality PE. Students will choose a pathway that they wish to follow for the academic year based upon their sporting interests. There is a traditional games based pathway and two alternative ‘fit for all’ pathways. The curriculum focus at KS4 is for students to physically engage in PE to develop personal fitness and to understand the benefits of their personal well-being by leading a healthy active lifestyle.

The games pathway will allow the opportunity to cover sports such as Football, Netball, Badminton, Swimming, Cricket, Softball, Athletics, Trampolining, Basketball and Table Tennis. The Fit for All pathways will cover a range of sports that may include Handball, Aerobics, Yoga, Dodgeball, Basketball, Rounders Softball, Circuit Training and Recreational Swimming.

Pupils can also access extra-curricular clubs to further extend their knowledge of these games and represent the school.

Cambridge National Certificate in Sports Studies

Sports Studies is offered as an option to our students at Year 9/10.

Students will receive 2 Sports Studies lessons a week over the two years of the qualification. In total, there are four units to be covered and these will be split over the two years. In the first year of the course, students will study Developing Sports Skills (RO52) and Sports Leadership (RO53). Developing Sports Skills requires students to perform skills and tactics in isolated, conditioned and competitive situations in a team and individual sport of their choice. Netball, Football, Badminton and Trampolining

will be taught in lessons/extra-curricular to achieve this criterion. Students may wish to gain evidence from a sport they perform outside of school for their PE teacher to assess.

Developing Sports Skills also requires students to assess their own strengths and weaknesses in a sport of their choice and to also take on the role of an official. Sports Leadership requires students to understand the attributes of a good sports leader before they plan, deliver and evaluate their own lesson in a sport of their choice. In second year of the course, students will cover the final two units of the course which are Contemporary Issues in Sport (RO51) and Sport and the Media (RO54). Contemporary Issues in Sport is a 1 hour exam and covers topics such as the drugs in sport, the Olympics and barriers to participation and possible solutions to these. Sport and the Media requires students to assess the positives and negatives of the media on sport and the impact it has on particular sports.

This qualification consists of four units of study, each worth 25%. Three of the units studied are coursework and one unit is an exam.

  • Contemporary Issues in Sport (RO51)
  • Developing Sports Skills (RO52)
  • Sports Leadership (RO53)
  • Sport and the Media (RO54)
Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
First Year Developing Sports Skills Developing Sports Skills Developing Sports Skills Sports Leadership Sports Leadership Sports Leadership
Second Year Contemporary Issues in Sport Contemporary Issues in Sport Contemporary Issues in Sport Sport and the Media Sport and the Media Sport and the Media

Assessment:

Students will be set a number of assignments throughout the course. These may take a variety of forms from research, practical activities, presentations, reports and leaflets. Skills and knowledge are evidenced throughout the course.

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View list of approved team and individual activities for RO52

BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport

The BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport qualification is a vocational or work-related qualification. This doesn’t mean that it will gives all the skills needed to do a job, but it does mean that you’ll have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to your future career.

Year 11:

Students will receive 5 hours of BTEC Sport lessons over a two week period. In total, there are four units to be covered and these will be split over the two years. In Year 10, students will study Practical Sports Performance and Leading Sports Activities. Practical Sports Performance requires students to assess their own strengths and weaknesses when performing, understand the roles of officials and to understand tactics in two sports of their choice. Leading Sports Activities requires students to understand the attributes of a good sports leader before they plan, deliver and evaluate their own lesson in a sport of their choice. In Year 11, students will cover the final two units of the course which are Fitness for Sport and Exercise and Applying the Principles of Personal Training. Fitness for Sport and Exercise is a 1 hour 15 minute exam and covers topics such as the components of fitness, training methods and fitness testing. Applying the Principles of Personal Training requires students to plan, perform and evaluate their own Personal Exercise Plan to improve a particular component of fitness.

This qualification consists of four units of study, each worth 25%. Three of the units studied are coursework and one unit is an exam.

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance
  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training
  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities
Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
11 Fitness for Sport & Exercise Fitness for Sport & Exercise Applying the Principles of Personal Training Applying the Principles of Personal Training Applying the Principles of Personal Training Applying the Principles of Personal Training

Assessment:

Students will be set a number of assignments throughout the course. These may take a variety of forms from research, practical activities, presentations, reports and leaflets. Skills and knowledge are evidenced throughout the course.

View Specification

Extra-Curricular Activities

The department offers numerous amounts of extra-curricular opportunities with clubs running before school, at lunchtimes, and after school. The department sees extra-curricular sport and activities as a fundamental aspect of the growth of the whole child. To further develop this, the school have recently adopted a house system. PE aim to be at the heart of this, and want to give more students an opportunity to participate in sport. To see young people growing in physical skills, self-confidence and self-worth is a truly enriching experience. Nowhere in school is it more evident than in PE. The department prides itself on offering a wide range of activities and its success in inter-school competition. The list of extra-curricular opportunities is listed below.

Boys and Girls

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Rugby Union
  • Cross Country
  • Athletics
  • Trampoline
  • Rounders
  • Dance
  • Cricket
  • Dodgeball
  • Swimming
  • The school competes in local borough competitions, Greater Manchester competitions and English schools competitions with great success.