A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Pupils should be given the opportunity to build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, and become more competent, confident, and expert in their techniques, so they can apply them across different sports and physical activities.
Pupils will be taught the skills required to analyse what makes performance effective and be able to apply these principles so they can improve their own and others’ work. Pupils will explore the core principles of; Net Racket/Striking & Fielding/Invasion Games. Gymnastics and Athletics. Dance. Outdoor Adventure & Activity. Health Related Fitness. The content each year becomes more complex and requires greater skills, understanding of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents, leadership, creativity, and physical literacy.
At Thornhill Academy, we believe that Physical Education and school sport is an essential part of all pupil’s educational journey. We aim to challenge and inspire pupils to excel in sport and physical activities which in turn can lead to life changes in terms of improved health, learning achievements and the development of positive relationships. Our broad and balanced curriculum provides opportunities to grow in confidence, achieve better mental and physical health whilst building on our values to ensure fair play, sporting behaviour and equality of opportunity.
Physical Education provides a range of experiences that form the basis for lifelong sporting and recreational activity which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We aim to provide physical challenges for pupils to develop resilience and make them more physically literate and confident
Key Stage 4
KS4 (Year 10-11)
Pupils will have the opportunity to extend their understanding of sport and the benefits of participating in physical activity. Pupils will study BTEC Sport (Level 2), a GCSE equivalent course. This would be in addition to their core PE entitlement.
The course has both practical and theoretical components, spanning four units. BTEC sport is graded from Pass to Distinction, with the final grade being a combination of outcomes from the four units. Unit 1 is an externally assessed online exam, while the remaining three units are internally assessed pieces of coursework.
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