Physical Education transforms life chances by providing holistic learning opportunities which nurture physical, social and moral development and wellbeing as well as cognitive and academic performance.
The Goodwin Academy PE department feels passionately about the importance of our pupils health and well being, the value of PE and the different ways PE and sport can support students’ progress. With this, the PE department’s intent is to deliver a curriculum that meets the needs of ALL pupils. Our aim is to encourage all pupils to have a positive attitude towards sport and physical activity and in turn promote adoption of a healthy lifestyle as well as lifelong physical activity.
To provide holistic learning opportunities which nurture physical, social and moral development and wellbeing
To unite individuals and encourage pupils to work together towards a collective goal
To embed physical literacy into all lessons to develop knowledge, understanding, confidence and enjoyment
To focus on the learning and improvement that enables long term development and lifelong participation
To use a range of thinking tools to enhance pupils’ thinking and aid them in embedding their knowledge
To create confident resilient individuals who are not afraid to fail but who persevere to improve
To provide a positive, enjoyable environment for all students to discover their potential and become the ‘BEST’ they can be!
In Key Stage 3, participation and engagement is promoted through a range of sporting opportunities. At least one of their PE sessions is held in the new 4 court sports hall and the others on the multipurpose Astro, netball courts or pitches, which are marked with Football pitches in the winter season and an athletics track and throwing areas during the summer terms.
Students study at least 2 activities a season (2 terms). Sports such as football, rugby, netball, basketball, badminton, handball, cricket, rounders and athletics all being offered in line with the extra-curricular sports of the season.
The curriculum is underpinned by a strong focus on preparing all students for the Level 2 BTEC First award in Sport, should they wish to take it. Our aim is to embed physical literacy into all lessons to develop knowledge, understanding, confidence and enjoyment alongside competition to encourage students to be the ‘best’ they can be. This encompasses learning about the fitness components, testing and training from Year 7 to 11. This is done in reference to each sport and as per lessons in principle.
Component 1: Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity Non-exam internal assessment set by Pearson, marked by the centre and moderated by Pearson. The Pearson-set Assignment will be completed in approximately 5 hours of supervised assessment. 60 marks. December/January and May/June from 2023 onwards
Component 2: Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance Non-exam internal assessment set by Pearson, marked by the centre and moderated by Pearson. The Pearson-set Assignment will be completed in approximately 4 hours of supervised assessment. 60 marks. December/January and May/June from 2023 onwards.
Component 3: Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants Performance in Sport and Physical Activity. The main synoptic assessment for the qualification. This builds directly on Components 1 and 2 and enables learning to be brought together and related to a real-life situation. This assessment is an external assessment taken under supervised conditions, which is then marked and a grade awarded by Pearson.
Students will complete four units:
Each unit accounts for 25% of the final grade awarded.
Unit 1 Fitness for sport and exercise will be externally assessed through an on-screen test. These tests are randomised and students should not expect to see the same questions or order of questions as their classmates. The assessment can take place outside of exam windows under normal exam conditions, students have two opportunities to be assessed throughout the course.
The other 3 units will be assessed internally through portfolio work. All assignments have a 1st submission with opportunity for a re-submission in whatever form they take, usually through written reports, investigations, posters, recorded practical work and interviews. (Unit 2 – 3 assignments; Unit 3 – 4 assignments; Unit 6 – 3 assignments).
The structure of BTEC courses mean it is important to note two factors: importance of coursework and awarding structure.
Importance of coursework details that all official coursework during the course counts towards the final grade. For example work completed at the start of Year 10 has the same value to the overall grade as work completed at the end of Year 11.
Awarding structure outlines that it is possible to limit the overall grade awarded in a unit, and whole course, by achieving a Level 1 Pass or Level 2 Pass in the first assignment of any unit. For example achieving a Level 2 Pass in Unit 2 Assignment 1 means the student can only achieve a maximum Level 2 Pass regardless of improved performance in future assignments in Unit 2.
In Key Stage 4, students participate in core PE and have the opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning with teachers offering choices for the classes to decide their own path where appropriate. This includes a mixture of traditional and individual pursuits, with the opportunity to use the fitness suite and experience alternative physical activities to promote enjoyment and engagement.
The Award is an Applied General qualification for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sport sector.
The Level 3 Award is made up of 4 units: 3 mandatory units and one optional.
Students will study the skeletal system, muscular system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system and the energy systems for sports performance. They will use this knowledge and understanding to determine the interrelationships between body systems for sports performance. Students will be expected to collect data and information in order to develop and justify a fitness training programme and nutritional advice based on these interpretations. Research will involve exploring career and job opportunities in the sports industry and own skills using a skills audit to inform a career development action plan. Moreover, they will examine National Governing Body rules/laws and regulations for selected sports competitions, the skills, techniques and tactics required to perform in selected sports. Developing skills, techniques and tactics for sporting activity in order to meet sport aims and reflect on own practical performance using selected assessment methods.
Students are given 9 BTEC Sport lessons over a 2 week timetable cycle. This will provide them with the opportunity to complete both theoretical and practical lessons in order to enhance their understanding. Within these lessons students will use a range of thinking tools to enhance their thinking and aid them in embedding their knowledge through both practical and classroom based learning.
Planet PE series
Muscle Fibres and Types
Responses of the muscular system to exercise
The PE and Sport curriculum at Goodwin Academy has been deliberately selected to create a pathway from KS3 going into KS4 and KS5 to support our students in their developing their knowledge of PE and Sport to enable them to pursue their chosen career. Career options may include positions in teaching, sport and leisure, sports performance, exercise therapies, media and gaming. Moreover, a career in the armed forces may be a further alternative.
Within the Physical Education department, we actively promote embedding the Fundamental British values within students’ lessons. Our aim is to ensure students become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.
Furthermore, the following Olympic and Paralympic values are promoted through PE and School Sport: