Pupils learn to further develop the skills and knowledge gained in Key Stage 3 through a range of sporting activities. Activities are taught to not only increase skill level but also to encourage the recreational benefits of activity. Pupils will also experience some further fitness specific activities. In addition pupils some less able have an additional designated session to develop the basic core sporting skills that are common to a number of sporting activities. Throughout Key Stage 4 pupils will work towards at least one formal accreditation, these may include a BTec qualification in Sport and Active Leisure and / or the OCR Entry Level PE. Our ‘Taking part in Exercise and Fitness’ also encourages pupils to fulfil a six week fitness programme. We continue to promote communication skills, the application of number, working with others, problem solving as well as offering pupils the chance to develop skills to improve learning and performance, assessing their own and others work as part of this process.
Pupils will be assessed through a teacher assessment at the conclusion of each sports module of work. The assessment will take into account their ability to further know, apply and understand the skills and information for the relevant activity. Pupils completing the BTec unit ‘Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness’ will have their work marked against the exam board success criteria.
Parental support is crucial to enhance pupil learning. Parents can help their child by:
- encouraging attendance at extra-curricular / outside clubs
- ensuring that their child has the correct kit for every PE / swimming session
- encouraging or joining their child in developing physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle
- informing the school if their child is unable to take part physically in a lesson. We may still ask them to be involved as a coach or an official