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PE / Sport and Coaching Principles

Introduction to PE

Physical education helps students to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies to live healthy and physically active lives at school and for the rest of their life

PE at KS3

At KS3 the students study a variety from the following units: Outwitting an Opponent, Performing at Maximum Levels, Accurate Replication, Exercising Safely and Effectively and Problem Solving.

During KS3 these units are delivered through a variety of sports including: Gymnastics/Trampolining, Dance, Hockey, Netball, Football, Rugby, Badminton,Tennis, Orienteering/Team Building, Aerobics/Zumba, Health Related Exercise, Rounders, Athletics, Volleyball, Handball and Dodgeball.

PE at KS4 (Sport and Coaching Principles)

Students will undertake 3 modules over the course which will develop their knowledge and understanding of PE and sport.

Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport (Exam) This unit introduces learners to the adaptations that take place in the body following exercise, how training can lead to improvements in fitness, and the planning of training programmes. The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to plan training programmes to improve the fitness of individuals.

Unit 2 – Improving Sporting Performance The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding needed to be able to analyse sporting performance, identify strengths and weaknesses and plan for improvement.

Unit 3 – Coaching Principles The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the appropriate knowledge and understanding to be able to plan, lead and evaluate a sporting activity. Within this unit, you will learn what is required to take the first step into effective leadership and sports coaching. You will also understand the skills and qualities needed for effective sports leadership. Through this unit you will also develop the planning process required in developing and reviewing a sports leadership session. Learners will be able to identify and develop their own leadership skills and qualities through the delivery and evaluation of the leadership activity