PE Key Stage 3 - St Peter's Church of England Aided School Exeter, Devon, UK

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Subjects PE 07Throughout key stage 3 all students receive two hours per week of quality physical eduaction. The department ensures that all students follow as wide a range of activities as possible, whilst being assessed in the following areas: Developing skills; Making and applying decisions; Developing mental and physical capacity; Evaluating and improving and knowledge of healthy active lifestyles. The department strongly believe that young people should be given the knowledge to help them lead healthy lifestyles, that’s why they follow a comprehensive sports science programme covering specific topics each year in preparation for GCSE PE in Key Stage 4.

Physical Education at Key Stage 3 contributes to the Citizenship Programme in the following ways:

• To understand the importance of etiquette and fair play;
• Opportunity to undertake roles other than the participant/performer within activities e.g. leader, coach, official, captain.
• Opportunities are also given for personal and social development and the understanding of the place of exercise in a healthy lifestyle.

Year 7

In Year 7 the students have two hours of core physical education a week and across the year study the following activity areas: Games principles (invasion), Core stability through gymnastics, Fitness for life & sports science, Aesthetic appreciation through dance & movement, Taking responsible risks through Climbing & OAA, Sports Leadership, Hand eye coordination through striking, fielding & racket sports and Performing at maximum levels through athletic based activities.

The Year 7 Sports science topics are listed below. These are taught and tested during the Fitness for life & Sports Science block of work and reinforced throughout all other lessons.

  1. Understanding the function and components of the heart
  2. Muscles and movement
  3. Antagonistic muscle pairs
  4. Heart rate response to exercise
  5. Label the skeleton
  6. Label the muscular system

All Year 7 students are encouraged to try out the wide range of extra-curricular clubs that are on offer at lunch times and after school.

Year 8

In Year 8 the students have two hours of core physical education a week and across the year study the following activity areas: Games principles (invasion), Games principles (net), Fitness for life & Sports Science, Core stability through gymnastics, Taking responsible risks through climbing & OAA, Aesthetic appreciation through dance & movement, Hand eye coordination through striking, fielding & racket sports and Performing at maximum levels through athletic based activities.

The Year 8 Sports science topics are listed below. These are taught and tested during the Fitness for life & Sports Science block of work and reinforced throughout all other lessons.

  1. Aerobic and anaerobic exercise
  2. Slow and fast twitch muscle fibres
  3. Classification of bones
  4. Types of levers
  5. Components of the respiratory system
  6. Components of the cardiovascular system

All Year 8 students are encouraged to try out the wide range of extra-curricular clubs that are on offer at lunch times and after school.

Useful Links

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/