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Physical Education [PE]

Head of Department: Miss H Curtis

Teacher i/c of BTEC Sport: Miss L Gassner

 

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Physical Education at Cambourne Village College is an opportunity for pupils to experience a broad range of sports that support their physical development, whilst enhancing their technical knowledge and understanding. Pupils will have access to fantastic facilities, and an exciting and challenging curriculum delivered by enthusiastic and committed teachers.

 

PE kit compulsory items for both boys and girls

Red CamVC Polo T-shirt

Plain Black Shorts (not cycling short nor skin-tight shorts) and/or skort

Plain Black Tracksuit Trousers (Our field is very windy)

Long Black Hockey/Football Socks

Indoor Trainers (Not school shoes or pumps eg Vans, Converse, Air Force 1s)

Outdoor Astro Trainers or plastic studs (for football, rugby and hockey)

Shin Pads (for football and hockey)

Compulsory for Boys

Optional Kit for Girls

Red CamVC Rugby Top

CamVC Black Leggings

Optional Kit for Boys

A plain black, red or white base layer top

A plain black, red or white base layer top

Red CamVC Hoody

Red CamVC Hoody

 

Gum Shields for rugby and hockey are strongly recommended for both lessons & fixtures.

In the Summer Term, pupils can wear either plain black, white or grey trainer socks for PE.

ABSOLUTELY NO JEWELLERY IS ALLOWED IN PE LESSONS

This includes earrings in any part of the ear.  

Extended Study Information

At Cambourne Village College we normally offer a wide variety of sport and dance clubs after school. Many of which include fixtures against other local schools.

Posters are displayed outside the PE office and all team information is put up before the fixture so pupils can let their parents know.

Traditionally, pupils will have the opportunity to attend live sporting events throughout the year as well as being able to experience several different sports trips including a sport tour and a snowsports trip.

Visits / Extra-Curricular opportunities

Pupils will have the opportunity to complete a broad range of physical activities as part of the Cambourne extracurricular programme. This often extends to fixtures and tournaments that can take place as late as 6pm across the week.

The fixture list will be uploaded to the college website – currently there are no fixtures planned due to Covid-19.

Years 7, 8 & 9

Course Content: Knowledge and Skills

Assessment : Key Information

Our ethos is to help pupils develop skills, tactics, leadership and fitness. We want our pupils to see physical activity as a way to feel good about and in themselves; so that all pupils will always see sport as something that is for them.

Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activity, in a positive environment while enjoying themselves.

A typical PE pupil will complete a number of specific activities throughout the year covering the following broad concepts:

-       Developing Outwitting skills

-       Developing Accurate Replication

-       Developing Expressive skills

-       Developing Excelling skills

 

 

Assessment within Physical Education is on-going and focuses on 6 strands;

Practical Performance,

Knowledge & Understanding,

Coaching,

Leadership & Teamwork,

Participation & Attitude,

Fit 4 Life.

Pupils will participate in an Interform sporting competitions throughout the year.

In the summer term, it is the plan that pupils will complete a sports day as a year group. This will be a day off-timetable and will cover the full range of athletic events. The focus of the day is on teamwork and performance in tutor groups. Awards focusing on both competition and effort are given out. 

Years 10 & 11

CORE PE

Course Content

Core Physical Education is a compulsory subject which will be taken by all pupils. The KS4 PE curriculum reflects the PE department’s ethos and strives to inspire, challenge and engage all pupils to develop skills, tactics, leadership and fitness. We want our pupils to see physical activity as a way to feel good about and in themselves; so that all pupils will always see sport as something that is for them.

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum aims to suit pupils’ individual needs as much as possible. Pupils will develop a range of practical skills but will also develop skills in communication, resilience, responsibility, self-motivation, empathy, evaluation and collaboration.

Grouping

Each year, the PE groups will change to reflect the nature of the cohort, we aim to include:

PERFORMANCE PATHWAY: This pathway is aimed at those pupils who enjoy competitive sports and would like to continue to develop new skills and tactics within a competitive environment.

GAMES PATHWAY: This pathway is aimed at pupils who enjoy playing team games but in a less competitive environment as the performance pathway. Skills and tactics will developed in a wide range of team games including lacrosse, tchoukball and handball.

HEALTHY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE PATHWAY: This pathway is aimed at pupils who want to develop their own fitness while taking part in a range of individual and team based activities. There is a focus on trying out new activities while developing a positive approach to fitness and physical activity. Example activities are fitness, table-tennis, trampolining, badminton, rounders and benchball.

AESTHETICS PATHWAY: This pathway is aimed at pupils who want to develop their own fitness levels though their own love of dance, gymnastics, fitness and trampolining. There is a very reduced competitive element and students will be aiming to improve their own personal physical activity levels.

Visits/Extra-curricular

At Cambourne Village College we offer a wide variety of sport and dance clubs after school. Many of which include fixtures against other local schools. Posters are displayed outside the PE office and all team information is put up before the fixture so pupils can let their parents know.

 

GCSE PE

Course Content

The course is made up of four components; Fitness and Body Systems, Health and Performance, Practical Performance and Personal Exercise Programme.

60% of the course will be assessed by two separate exams sat in the summer of year 11. Both exams will be made up of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

The theory side will cover the fitness and body systems unit pupils will cover and anatomy & physiology, movement analysis and physical training. The Health and performance component will include work on health, fitness and well-being, sport psychology and socio-cultural influence.

Coursework worth 10% will cover the analysis, monitoring and evaluation of a personal exercise plan based on building fitness in one of the practical sports being assessed.

30% will be practically assessed over three physical activities made up of team and individual activities.

Homework

Pupils will be given a range of different homework in order to consolidate and test their learning within the lesson. This may include exam questions, writing up notes from the practical or researching upcoming topics.

Equipment

Pupils will be learning the theory side of the course through both theory lessons in a classroom as well as practical lessons. Pupils should ensure they have their PE kit in school for their practical lessons.

A GCSE PE t-shirt is available for purchase and is compulsory for their year 11 moderation. This can be worn in practical GCSE PE lessons as well as their year 11 core PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs.

It is expected that all pupils will be practicing their individual and team sports either in PE extra-curricular clubs and at their own local clubs. There will be limited time to practice this in lesson time.

Visits/Extra-curricular

All GCSE PE pupils should be attending PE extra-curricular clubs, along side external sports clubs,  in order to be able to film their GCSE PE practical element to the best of their ability.

Traditionally, an indoor climbing trip to Grafham Water is organised to support students in the filming of a third, individual sport. This is normally over 4-5 weeks.

 

BTEC SPORT

Course Content

The course will consist of four different units completed over the two years; Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Practical Sports Performance, Training for Personal Fitness, Leading Sports Activities.

75% of the course is assessed internally through coursework activities such as written assignments, practical demonstrations, presentations and observation. Pupils will achieve a pass, merit or distinction for each unit, these will contribute to their overall result.

There is one externally assessed one-hour computer-based exam made up of multiple choice and short answer questions. The exam will be taken at the end of unit one and will be assessing the pupil’s knowledge on fitness for sport and exercise. This test can be retaken to improve your mark.

Homework

Pupils will be expected to be completing coursework in time for deadlines. Pupils may need to use their own time to meet these deadlines.

In addition there will be a BTEC catch up club running after school to support pupils in completing their work and meeting deadlines.

Equipment

Pupils will be completing the theory side of the course through both theory lessons in an IT room as well as practical lessons. Pupils should ensure they have their PE kit in school for their practical lessons.

A BTEC PE t-shirt is available for purchase and is compulsory for their practical moderation. This can be worn in practical BTEC PE lessons as well as their year 11 core PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs.

Visits/Extra-curricular

It is expected that all pupils will be regularly taking part in sport and exercise both in school at extra-curricular clubs and at external clubs as well. 

Any pupils who want to develop their leadership skills in preparation for the year 11 unit are welcome to come and talk to the PE department and come and help in after school clubs.