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Physical Education

What is the overall aim of what we are learning in Physical Education?

To instill a passion to develop movements and skills in a variety of sports and a desire to understand how sport and exercise impacts on the human body.

What are students learning in Year 7 & 8?

Throughout the key stage, students develop hand and foot/eye coordination, effective spacial awareness of attacking and defending and the ability to outwit opponents in a variety of sports. They also learn how exercise impacts on the body systems.

Why are they learning these things?

Through sport, students get the opportunity to develop perseverance, resilience and team working skills as well to challenge themselves personally and physically.

Year 7 - Scheme of Learning Overview
7.1 Badminton
7.2 Table tennis
7.3 Cricket
7.4 Dance
7.5 Rounders
7.6 Athletics
7.7 Basketball
7.8 Netball 
Year 8 - Scheme of Learning Overview
8.1   Badminton
8.2 Table tennis
8.3 Basketball
8.4 Athletics
8.5 Rounders
8.6 Handball
8.7 Theory - Health and fitness
8.8 Football
8.9 Netball
8.10 Cricket



What are the students learning in Year 9, 10 & 11?

In Years 9, 10 and 11, students develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical performance.  They learn how the physiological and psychological state affects performance, the contribution that physical activity and sport have on health, fitness and well-being and the key socio-cultural influences on sport and physical activity.

Why are they learning these things?

To develop a love for physical activity / sport and a desire to ask questions about how the human body works, including how you can improve human performance.  It is important for them to be able to experience how the body responds to exercise in the short term, e.g. heart rate, breathing rate, body temperature and muscle fatigue and to understanding the long term adaptations to exercise which lead to an improvement in health, e.g. increased bone density, increased strength of heart and skeletal muscle.

Year 9 - Scheme of Learning Overview
9.1 Health and Fitness
9.2 Sport Psychology
9.3 Socio-cultural aspects of sport
9.4 Skeletal system
9.5 Muscular system
Year 10 - Scheme of Learning Overview
10.1 Cardiovascular system
10.2 Respiratory system / energy system
10.3 Short term effects of exercise
10.4 Physical fitness
Year 11 - Scheme of Learning Overview
11.1   Cardiovascular system
11.2 Respiratory system / energy system
11.3 Short term effects of exercise
11.4 Physical fitness


How can I find out more about what students are learning?

Schemes of Learning Over the course of this academic year, we will be sharing links to our schemes of learning. You can click on these links to see more about what your child is studying.
GCSE Exam Board See the exam board specification below for a full outline of how the course is structured.
GCSE Specification Pearson Edexcel               GCSE Physical Education (9-1)
Subject Contact The name and email address of the subject leader can be found below. Please feel free to contact them if you have any further questions or would like to learn more about the curriculum students are following.
Subject Leader & email Mr K Gadd               kgadd@northolthigh.org.uk

Health & Fitness

What is the overall aim of what we are learning in Health & Fitness?

This is a vocational certificate course in which students develop  an understanding of the human body and the role this has in maintaining health and fitness. Students develop a training programme in order to improve health and fitness.

What are the students learning in Year 9, 10 & 11?

Students develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical performance. They gain an understanding of how the physiological state affects performance. They all develop an appreciation of the contribution that physical activity and sport have on health, fitness and well-being.                 

Why are they learning these things?

To develop a love for physical activity and a desire to ask questions about how the human body works and how you can improve human performance.  To gain an understanding of how the body responds to exercise in the short term through things like the change in. heart and breathing rate, body temperature and muscle fatigue. Understanding the long term adaptations to exercise which leads to an improvement in health. An example of this would be. increased bone density, increased strength of heart and skeletal muscle.

Year 10 - Scheme of Learning Overview
10.1 Skeletal system
10.2 Muscular system
10.3 Respiratory system
10.4 Cardiovascular system
10.5 Effects of health and fitness activities of the body
10.6 Health and fitness
10.7 Components of fitness
10.8 Principles of training
Year 11 - Scheme of Learning Overview
11.1   Lifestyle factors
11.2 Fitness testing
11.3 Methods of training
11.4 Optimising a health and fitness programme
11.5 Health and fitness analysis and goal setting
11.6 The structure of a health and fitness programme
11.7 Health and safety



How can I find out more about what students are learning?

Schemes of Learning Over the course of this academic year, we will be sharing links to our schemes of learning. You can click on these links to see more about what your child is studying.
GCSE Exam Board See the exam board specification below for a full outline of how the course is structured.
 
GCSE Specification NCFE               LEVEL 1/2 Technical Award in Health & Fitness   
Subject Contact The name and email address of the subject leader can be found below. Please feel free to contact them if you have any further questions or would like to learn more about the curriculum students are following.
Subject Leader & email Mr K Gadd               kgadd@northolthigh.org.uk