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Gladesmore Community School

Gladesmore Community School

PE

“Preparation for lifelong wellness.”

KS4 Specification

AQA GCSE Physical Education.

Edexcel BTEC First Level 2 Sport Physical Education.

National Curriculum

Gladesmore Community School prides ourselves on delivering the breadth and ambition of the National Curriculum.

Curriculum Intent

PE is an essential part of students’ educational experience - ultimately impacting on their ability to acquire the key skills and understanding needed to make appropriate choices about their physical and mental health and impacting on their future lifestyles and lives. Developing an understanding of one’s physical and kinaesthetic awareness in sport and physical activity is crucial to the development of every child.  Discovering who we are, learning to work with others and achieving mutual goals are all key principles that are threaded through the PE curriculum in order to facilitate students’ natural development.   By ensuring students engage in new, fun and challenging activities within a community where a broad sporting infrastructure often may not exist, we provide opportunities for students to better themselves, express themselves and further develop their own self efficacy in a unique learning environment.

At the same time as following the National Curriculum for PE (with the exception of swimming which is the only significant physical and demographic barrier that we face), our PE curriculum is designed to embrace the ethos and principles of Gladesmore School; in particular those encapsulated in the school’s REACH values which strongly correspond with the key values that PE promotes and embodies as a subject. Whilst children’s learning experiences of PE at KS2 may vary, at Gladesmore, our primary aim is to consolidate and build on the different strengths that students have gained at their primary schools.  The Key Stage 3 PE curriculum, therefore, offers students a range of between 12-14 activities a year, all of which fall into the different categories of Games, Individual Sports, Creative Performance and Outdoor Adventurous Activities. We also ensure we offer a broad spectrum of seasonal sports, giving all children the best chance to partake, embrace and succeed in physical activity to the best of their abilities. We, however, recognise that not all learners are visually and kinaesthetically talented; some are cognitively gifted, and these students are challenged by, for example, our problem solving unit. We thus ensure that we create an inclusive and positive learning environment that meets the needs of all our students and celebrates their achievements.

At Key Stage 4, our mission is to secure students’ engagement with physical activity as they reach later adolescence, ensuring that they hold fast to the core values of physical activity and wellness that they have been taught for life.  Year 10 and 11 Core PE offers a refined curriculum where students are given the autonomy to select the physical activities they wish to participate in on a half-termly basis; this is empowering for our students, offering them both the necessary sense of security with their individual Physical Education experience and a sense of confidence in their abilities to succeed.

Our Key Stage 4 accreditations aim to further develop our most avid and talented Physical Education students by providing opportunity to delve deeper into the theoretical facets of sport. We are able, through our curriculum design and delivery, to advance and enrich what Year 10 and 11 students have learnt at Key Stage 3 at a more individual and autonomous level, whilst enabling students to make the necessary links between the theoretical and practical aspects of Physical Education. Such approaches are vital not only for preparing students for further education in PE, but in increasing their chances of future careers in the sporting industry; and we are proud to have many students who choose to progress to local sports colleges, well established FE Institutions and universities every year.

Curriculum Summary

Year 7 

In Year 7, Students will participate in a range of seasonal activities, benefiting from two lessons of PE a week in the following activities:

AUTUMN & WINTER TERM:

  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Basketball 
  • Health Related Fitness (HRF)
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities

SPRING & SUMMER TERM:

  • Handball
  • Net & Wall Games (Table tennis & Short Tennis)
  • Dance 
  • Gymnastics OR Trampolining
  • Athletics 
  • Rounders 
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Year 8 

In Year 8, Students will build on their experiences in Year 7 by repeating the same units of work but delving deeper into each activity to refine performance.

In Year 8, units of work are repeated with students participating in two PE lessons a week in the following activities:

AUTUMN & WINTER TERM:

  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Basketball 
  • Health Related Fitness (HRF)
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities

SPRING & SUMMER TERM:

  • Handball
  • Net & Wall Games (Table tennis & Short Tennis)
  • Dance 
  • Gymnastics OR Trampolining
  • Athletics 
  • Rounders 
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Year 9 

In their final phase of Key Stage 3 PE, Year 9 Students must focus heavily on competition by selecting and applying the skills learnt in Year 7 & 8 into shorter, game focussed units of work.

Students receive one lesson of PE a week of the following seasonal activities:

Autumn & Winter

  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Trampolining 
  • Net/ Wall Games 
  • Health Related Fitness (HRF)
  • Athletics 
  • Striking & Fielding (Rounders / Softball / Cricket)
  • Volleyball

Year 10 

In Key Stage 4, Students are given autonomy over their choices of PE activities in order to enrich and further progress in their favourite activities that are rotated on a carousel.

In Year 10 & 11, students will select a range of activities from the following activities:

  • Games Activities (Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, & Net/Wall Sports)
  • Athletics (Summer Term)
  • Trampolining
  • Health Related Fitness, Boxercise & Yoga 
  • Rounders, Softball & Cricket

Year 11 

In Key Stage 4, Students are given autonomy over their choices of PE activities in order to enrich and further progress in their favourite activities that are rotated on a carousel.

In Year 10 & 11, students will select a range of activities from the following activities:

  • Games Activities (Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, & Net/Wall Sports)
  • Athletics (Summer Term)
  • Trampolining
  • Health Related Fitness, Boxercise & Yoga 
  • Rounders, Softball & Cricket

 

Address

Gladesmore Community School
Crowland Road
Tottenham
London
N15 6EB

Phone

020 8800 0884

Email

admin@gladesmore.com