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Physical Education Year 8

Aims:
The aim of the Physical Education Department is to develop each pupil’s physical competence and to help promote physical development of the individual through the experience and enjoyment of a wide range of physical activities.
 
 
In Physical Education we strive for students to become:
  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Content:
During Year 8 pupils are offered a variety of opportunities within PE that are integral to their learning and enhance their engagement with the concepts, processes and content of the subject. Pupils are given the opportunity to:
  • get involved/ participate in a broad range of activities that develop the whole body (mentally and physically)
  • experience a range of roles within a physical activity (performer & leader)
  • perform as an individual, in a group or as part of a team in competitions or performances to audiences
  • use ICT as an aid to improving performance and tracking progress
  • make links between PE and other subjects and areas of the curriculum.
Physical Activities pupils participate in during Year 8 include:
  • Aerobics - basic steps, 32 count routine.
  • Health related exercise - 3 components of fitness, benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle.
  • Dance - choreograph group performance using a stimulus.
  • Netball - marking, dodging, shooting.
  • Badminton - tactics, net shots, rules for doubles, serving (high/ low).
  • Rounders – bowling, fielding, batting.
  • Athletics - track and field events, safety.
In Year 8 pupils are expected to achieve a Level 4.

Assessment:
Assessment will take place during each unit covered in Key Stage 3 and a record will be put into the pupils’ PE assessment booklet at the end of each unit of work.
Each pupil’s self assessment booklet is to be filled in at the end of every activity module.  It is hoped that pupils will use the criteria to set themselves targets, to help them improve and make them more aware of assessment standards.

Extra Curricular:
PE run a variety of extra-curricular clubs throughout the academic year, including netball, trampolining, multi gym, rounders, dance and athletics. Pupils have the opportunity to represent the school in inter school competitions including netball, rounders and athletics. Clubs are offered to all pupils to improve their performance and learning in the above activities.

Pupils also have the opportunity to represent their house in intra house competitions - netball, dance, rounders and athletics.

Useful Websites:
http://curriculum.qcda.gov.uk/key-stages-3-and-4/subjects/key-stage-3/physical-education/index.aspx