In Year 7, students will build upon and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, to become more competent, confident and apply them across different sports and physical activities.
Students should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise and sporting activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity. Students will experience different activities covering a variety of the following: Multi-Skills, Rugby, Dance, Netball, Health and Rounders. In addition to this, students will also have the opportunity to take part in PDT after school clubs where they can gain experience of a variety of extra sports. This allows pupils to build their confidence within the subject and make an informed decision when choosing their options at the end of year eight.
In Year 8, students will develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are partaking, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity. In Year 8 more emphasis is placed on pupils to take different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating.
In Year 9, pupils will look closely at the human body and how the body moves to perform sporting actions, protecting vital organs and supporting the body during day to day activities. The pupils will analyse sporting movements. They will then test and plan to train their bodies to become better at the sports they play. Each pupil will need to start to think about what sport they will choose for their final assessment. They will need to perform in one individual and one team sport and then another team or individual sport.