Bchs pros lc 6495

What is it to be a Sportsman/woman at BCHS?

To be a sportsman/woman it means you will listen to your peers, work collaboratively, work to reach your full potential and ensure you play sport abiding to the rules and regulations of the game.

We aim to engage and challenge all pupils to be their best self through a breadth and depth of sports and physical activities. Sport, PE and physical activity has the capacity to enrich lives, by building physical and mental health, and boosting academic achievement. Whilst we all like to win, and it is motivating to do so, our primary aim as educators is to increase emotional resilience through sport, as well as promoting proactivity and enjoyment.

Whole-school health and well-being is considered very important at BCHS and, to support this, the PE Department currently organises, promotes and delivers a “Fit for Life” week across the whole school. At BCHS we teach Physical Education (PE) to develop physical competence and knowledge, to promote a positive attitude towards physical activity and to encourage values of cooperation, leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship and respect. We aim to meet each individual pupil’s needs through a wide range of activities and teaching styles and look to promote an understanding of realistic goal setting within PE and an ability to identify personal strengths and weaknesses.

Physical Education at BCHS plays an important role in ensuring that all pupils understand the necessity of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. It is our aim to encourage all pupils to improve their existing level of skill, knowledge and understanding in a wide range of activities. They will learn the fundamental skills in a variety of different sports – also developing life skills such as co-operation, fair play, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills.

Subject Overview - Year 7-11

Year 7 overview

Year 7 PE offers a broad curriculum of sporting activities for students, which allows them to develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. Students are given the opportunity to analyse a range of different situations and apply their own decisions. At BCHS, PE allows pupils to work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fair play and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating.

Year 8 overview

PE in year 8 has introduced a theory curriculum at KS3, content which is delivered through practical PE lessons and allows students to increase their knowledge and understanding of physical activity concepts from an early age. This breaks down barriers of PE being seen a purely a practical subject and ultimately better prepares our students for KS4 PE.

Year 9 Overview

Pupils follow the Edexcel syllabus covering topics such as the physiology of the human body, sport psychology, as well as exercise and training methods. A new syllabus was introduced in September 2016 with more weighting given to examined assessment (theory) and less to non-examined assessment (practical). Pupils are now assessed in 3 practical sports (30%), sit two theory written exams (60%) and must produce a piece of written controlled assessment (10%).

PE 4

Year 9 overview

The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students to learn about the world of sports and physical education through a range of different contexts and the impact it has on everyday lives. Students will learn about the principles and practices which lead to good performance with the chance to perform in three sports (through the non-exam assessment component).

Year 10 overview

Pupils follow the AQA syllabus covering topics such as the physiology of the human body, sport psychology, as well as exercise and training methods. A new syllabus was introduced in September 2016 with more weighting given to examined assessment (theory) and less to non-examined assessment (practical). Pupils are now assessed in 3 practical sports (30%), sit two theory written exams (60%) and must produce a piece of written controlled assessment (10%).

Year 11 overview

Pupils who opt to take a GCSE in Physical Education will follow the AQA Syllabus. Pupils will be assessed on their performance in 3 different activities – one team sport, one individual and one other.  They will also need to complete a written analysing and evaluating performance task. They will also be required to sit two written exams which are worth 60% (30% each) of their final grade. Topics include components of fitness, diet, drugs in sport, pathways into sport, the skeletal system, the effects of exercise and media.

CURRICULUM MAP

Subject Overview - Sixth Form

Year 12 overview

This is a vocational course designed to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the Sport and Exercise Science industry. Students will explore topics such as the Anatomy & Physiology of Sport, Sports Leadership and Coaching for Performance. Learning is largely theory based, linking the subject areas to current and relevant practical sporting settings.

Year 13 overview

Through blending theory and practice, you’ll learn the science and physiology of fitness; explore training methods and play various sport to enhance your understanding of the rules, regulations and the physical requirements of different activities. This is an excellent springboard to prepare you for degree level study or work in the sport and active leisure industry.

 

PE 3

CURRICULUM MAP

Enrichment

BCHS offer lots of opportunities for every year group to further their passion for Physical Education.

Structured enrichment clubs are put on every lunch time and after school where there are a variety of team and individual sports for pupils to participate in.

Our approach is to ensures that a wider pattern of movements, skills and knowledge are developed, leading to well-rounded athletes who possess the movement strategies that are transferable across multiple sporting environments. In fact, it is thought that the number of training hours required to achieve elite performance is inversely proportional to the number of sports played during adolescence. Therefore we try to introduce a wide curriculum and enrichment programme which is accessible to a variety of different athletes.

Our approach is to ensures that a wider pattern of movements, skills and knowledge are developed, leading to well-rounded athletes who possess the movement strategies that are transferable across multiple sporting environments. In fact, it is thought that the number of training hours required to achieve elite performance is inversely proportional to the number of sports played during adolescence. Therefore we try to introduce a wide curriculum and enrichment programme which is accessible to a variety of different athletes.

BCHS offers a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include visiting speakers, spectating sport such as Wimbledon, team building, and visiting a University Sport Science Lab.

Img 0913

How do we contribute to PHSEE, British Values and SMSC?

Students in every year explore Physical Education through many different sports and learn about how rules and regulations differ across different internal sports. This allows students access to sport they might otherwise not experience.

Students discuss the emotional content of how PE makes them feel. As a department we are advocates of healthy body, healthy mind and stress the importance of how to live a healthy active lifestyle. 

Within the GCSE syllabus we study emotional, mental and social wellbeing and how participation in sport can help impact your life and well being. Within the AQA syllabus we look into the depths of living a healthy active lifestyle through activity and healthy eating.

Across the syllabus we study sport across different countries, and how participation can change according to the demographics of the area.

What careers does PE support?

Personal Training

PE Teacher

Sport Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy

Sports Coach

Sport development Officer

Additionally with further study at university you could pursue a career in sports science, sports/PE teaching or sports coaching.

A proud partner in the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust