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Physical Education

Course description 

Physical Education involves the learning of skills, the acquisition of knowledge and the development of attitudes through movement.
Well-defined programs of physical education provide a systemic progression of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor experiences as our students pass through various developmental stages during their tenure at CAN. 
There is also a comprehensive range of Out of School Hours Learning activities where students can attend for free and represent the school in fixtures and events.  We have a vibrant sports council and students are encouraged to contribute their views to help the department cater for their individual needs. Excellence is encouraged and participation is promoted.   
Our mission is to create an outstanding department where every child fulfils their full potential to lead an active healthy lifestyle.

Key Stage 3 

Years 7, 8 & 9

Physical Education lessons build on the skills already established at Key Stage 2 and begin to develop the knowledge, skills and techniques they will require for Key Stage 4. Students are offered a broad and balanced base in Year 7 which narrows to meet their individual needs as they proceed through the Key Stage. Students get a degree of choice over which activities they study. 

Year 7 from:

  • Aesthetics
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Fitness
  • Outdoor Adventure Activities
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Tennis

Year 8 from:

  • Aesthetics
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Fitness
  • Outdoor Adventure Activities
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Athletic
  • Tennis

Year 9 from:

  • Taster VCert
  • Aesthetics
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Fitness
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Junior Sports Leaders

Assessing Process

Students are assessed every six weeks through a variety of tasks.

Key Stage 4 

Year 10 & 11

Students will study and prepare for the NCFE VCert Level 2 Health & Fitness qualification throughout Key Stage 4.  Students also take part in recreational physical education lessons in Year 11 for health benefits.

Level 2 Course Title:  VCert Health & Fitness qualification

Examination Board: NCFE

Assessment:
Unit 1 – Coursework
Unit 2 – Coursework
Unit 3 – External Assessment – 2 hours
Unit 4 - Coursework

Content:
Unit 1 – Principles of Health & Fitness
Unit 2 – Healthy Lifestyles
Unit 3 – Preparing and planning for health & fitness
Unit 4 – Develop a personal health & fitness program

Assessing Progress

Tracking assessments will continue regularly throughout year 10 and 11 on a weekly basis. There will be a formal Mock examination period during Autumn 2 in year 11. 

Homework

There will be homework tasks that students will need to complete.  It is vital that these tasks are completed in the time frame to ensure the full learning experience is covered.  Homework completion is one of the criteria for qualifying for the termly Rewards Trip.

Safeguarding

Throughout our curriculum we will provide activities and opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe.  There is a strong emphasis on students to develop essential life skills to live a healthy active lifestyle within Physical Education lessons throughout the school.

Equipment

All students are expected to bring PE kit, football boots or trainers depending on the activity, a pen, pencil, ruler and rubber in order to be prepared for learning.  

Career Opportunities supported by Community Sports Foundation, UEA, & Easton College.