Physical Education

Physical Education

  Autumn term Spring term Summer term
Year 7 Fitness An introduction to fitness testing and circuit training. What can measuring equipment be used for and how? Are there different types of being fit. Why do we have different stations in training? How can we choose to use stations or go round them in a set order. Strengths.  

Dance- Thriller theme           


Pupils will learn to both be creative and expressive making up a dance around a theme for themselves. The will get the chance to accurately replicate a series of actions and physical phrases. Routines will be looked at including essential elements with a chance to be creative around them and see how groups with the same elements included can differ.


Gymnastics Introduction to balances on points and patches, Ways of travelling, working independently and with a partner. Holding balances and travelling whilst in control of our whole body. 


Invasion games


This unit will be taught through different invasion games introducing the principle of attacking a goal or end zone. Attack and defence and introducing keeping possession

Athletics Physical literacy, a look at running actions. Introduction to athletic events on the track, different distances running and throws and jumps. 

Striking and fielding


Cricket and rounders to be used. Throwing catching skills to be worked on. How to score runs or points in striking and fielding sports. Fielding and stopping the ball.




Year 8 Fitness Measuring fitness for the first time using some National fitness tests. Different types of being fit for different sports. Strengths and weaknesses. Stations for a type of fitness. Cardiovascular, Muscular strength and muscular endurance. Strengths and weaknesses and how to adapt training to these. Why measure our fitness levels at all? Who can benefit from measuring our fitness. 

Dance- The HAKA


Cultural dances from around the world, A chance to express emotions along with having a go at accurately replicating actions. Looking at quality of actions and importance of expression and feeling. Creativity and working within a group to produce a performance.


Gymnastics Gymnastics skills looking at fundamental movement patterns. New skills and terminology to include inverted balances and ways of travelling and linking balances together. Sequencing will be looked at including at least 5 balances and linking moves. Mirroring & symmetry 


Invasion games


Taught through a range of invasion games principles of play attack, defence and spreading the play. Introduce tactics.

Athletics Sprinting and how to improve speed. Working at maximum levels. Pacing for longer distances. Different throwing actions looking at difference from a ball to javelin. Relay races and working as a team.  

Striking and fielding


Throwing, catching and fielding, retrieving the ball with speed. Different methods of stopping the ball efficiently with an introduction to barriers. How are skills transferrable and what are the key skills? Striking the ball and looking at positioning fielders and if it shuld be the same field for different players.

Year 9    Looking at more complex National fitness tests, agility, co-ordination, cardiovascular, Muscular strength and muscular endurance, reaction time. Setting up your own circuits are the area suitable for working on each component of fitness. What kind of order should we put circuits in. How can we measure progression? Which athletes will particularly need each component of fitness. What sports or activities would you be good at? Gymnastics 

Sequencing including at least 7 balances, flight and ways of travelling. Independent paired and group work will be explored. Counter balancing and more complex rolls will be looked at.



Volleyball Introduce Volleyball and basic ball handling skills. Looking at and practising the shots Serve, dig, set, smash. Keeping the ball up with a team and basic rules of the game. 


Invasion games


To be looked at how invasion games have transferrable skills. What is the idea of an invasion game and how is it similar to another? Looking at tactics and how to outwit an opponent. Understanding of our strengths and how best to use them. How can possession and dribbling be used effectively with a more detailed look at scoring and penetration.

Athletics Track events and how different people will be better at different distances in running? Sprint and middle distance which one is more comfortable for you to work at your maximum levels. Choose which one you will complete activities for. Throws to include technique and differences for javelin and discus. 

Striking and fielding


Throwing and catching skills and more complex drills where appropriate. Long barrier technique and stopping the ball efficiently. Speed of retrieval and assessing strengths and weakness in relation to fielding positions and tactics in striking. Knowledge of fielding positions and more detailed terminology used for field set ups and bowling styles.


Year 10 Fitness (AQA unit awards where appropriate) Following rigid circuits and looking at maximising exercise time. Introduction to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and health benefits. More detailed look and short and long term physiological changes to the body through exercise. Talioring a fitness plan to each individuals needs. Introducing safe techniques in weight training and moving and handling our own body weight. (Some AQA unit awards) 



More complex sequences, individual, paired and grouped. Looking at cannon and unison and aesthetic quality of actions. Assessment based more around performances of parts or whole sequences done by peers and analysing own performance. Can show consideration for own and others strengths and weakness in group balances and a chance to be creative in making up balances linking moves and sequences.


Volleyball (AQA unit awards where appropriate) Improving the serve, dig, set and smash and quality of the shots. Looking at refereeing a game including more rules. Where and who serves aswel as rotating the teams at the right time. Keeping the ball up as a group and how to play 3 touch volleyball. Looking at the Dig, set then smash sequence. 



Improving skills in basketball. Ball handling, dribbling, shooting and the  lay up. How to use the triple threat and pivoting to gain an advantage over an opponent. Appropriate method of stopping with the ball and officiating the game for themselves.

Athletics Moving at maximum speed. Over appropriate distances. Up to 5k for some individuals. Maintaining speed and pacing. Working at a level to keep heart zone in target zone in track activities. 2 throws with correct techniques from standstill or moving. Realy changeovers and accurate recording andmeasuring activities. 

Striking and fielding


Cricket and rounders. Selecting which position they will be more suited to in each game. Roles of each team and setting up and officiating of own games. Speed of retrieval and which base/end is tactically best for the team. Evaluation of performance of themselves and others and use of ICT equipment to give feedback on some of their individual skills.




Fitness National fitness testing and creating own Personal Exercise Plan to improve their fitness levels strong emphasis on finding activities they enjoy and lifelong participation. Importance of fitness and a healthy and active lifestyle OCR GCSE Entry Level Physical Education The Y11 curriculum includes fitness as a core module the first half term. Pupil doing GCSE Entry Level have 4 sports or activities from at least two different areas  to get an average which along with some theory work will determine their grades. The course covers the sports they are to be entered for individually wth the whole group doing these sports until the block is complete and each student has their marks. They therefore get a wider variety of sports covered in blocks of 3-4 weeks with fitness through each block being highlighted.  

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