Physical Education

Health, Fitness, and Well-being
Key Stage 3Key Stage 4

Physical Education is a key part of everyone’s health and well-being. It is important for children to be challenged in both body and mind. At Hulme Hall Grammar School pupils have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

We encourage all age groups to take part no matter what level they are at. We compete in a number of competitions that are organised by the North Sports Independent Schools Association and often have pupils who succeed and progress into National Competitions.

Key Stage 3

Throughout years 7, 8, and 9, students get the opportunity to work through a variety of sports and fitness activities, covering the basic rules, tactics, and etiquette involved.

Year 7 and 8

Autumn 1

Basketball, football and netball: basic skills in passing, tackling/ intercepting and shooting. Rules and tactics associated to the games.

Autumn 2

Rugby, lacrosse and fitness: basic skills related to each area of study.
Understanding about an active, healthy lifestyle. Learning rules, tactics and etiquette of the games.

Spring 1

Badminton: basic skills on rallying, forehand and backhand, overhead, clear and drop shot. Rules on singles and doubles play.
Gymnastics: travelling, shapes and balances. Body tension and control, rolls and take off, flight and landing

Spring 2

Gymnastics cont. and hockey: dribbling, passing and shooting. Basic rules and tactics.

Summer 1

Athletics: track and field events. Rules, techniques and fitness.
Rounders: fielding, bowling and hitting technique. Basic rules.

Summer 2

Cricket: fielding, bowling and batting techniques. Basic rules.
Tennis: forehand, backhand and serve to start rallying. Basic rules for a singles game.

Year 9

Autumn 1

Netball and Football: advanced skills in passing, tackling/ intercepting and shooting. Rules and tactics associated with the games. Officiating and leading warm ups.

Autumn 2

Fitness: understanding method of training, physiological factors and different types of fitness.
Basketball: advanced skills in passing, intercepting and shooting. Rules and tactics associated with the game. Officiating and leading warm ups.

Spring 1

Badminton: basic skills on rallying, forehand and backhand, overhead clear and drop shot. Serving techniques and ready position. Rules on singles and doubles play.
Lacrosse: understanding of rules, tactics and techniques. Basic skills such as throwing, catching and intercepting.

Spring 2

Gymnastics: travelling, shapes and balances. Body tension and control, rolls and take off, flight and landing. Developing routines and use of peer assessment.
Hockey: stick control, turns and dribbling, short and long passing using push and hit. Shooting at goal. Rules and tactics.

Summer 1

Athletics: track and field events. Rules, techniques and fitness.
Tennis: forehand, backhand and serve to start rallying. Basic rules for a singles game. Introduction of doubles tennis.

Summer 2

Rounders: fielding, bowling and hitting technique. Advanced rules and techniques.
Cricket: fielding, bowling and batting techniques. Advanced rules, techniques and tactics.

Assessments

Assessments are through lesson observations. Units usually end with house games to observe their learning in games or competitive situations.
Use of video, governing body websites and cue cards allow pupils to learn visually, kinaesthetically and verbally. Pupils are also assessed through AfL.

Key Stage 4

All pupils will participate in core PE at Key Stage 4. The curriculum is based on optional activities that are largely led by the pupils. There is a big focus on rules and tactics, with pupils taking on roles in coaching and officiating as well as performing.

Pupils also have the option to choose the Cambridge National in Sports Studies as one of their Key Stage 4 subjects.

The Cambridge National in Sports Studies takes a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/physical education themes. Students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

Students opting for Sports Studies should have a good level of physical fitness, have a keen interest in at least 2 sports and be committed to sports clubs either inside or outside of school.

Exams and Assessments

R051: Contemporary Issues in Sport – This unit is externally assessed through OCR set tasks and marked 1 hour exam.

R052: Developing Sports Skills – This unit is assessed through OCR-set tasks and includes demonstration of students’ own practical performance skills and officiating, along with a demonstration of the ways students can improve their own performance.

Optional Units

R053: Sports leadership – This unit is assessed through OCR-set tasks to allow practical demonstration of students’ planning and leadership skills.

R054: Sport and the Media – This unit is assessed through OCR-set tasks where students communicate their knowledge to an external audience.

R055: Working in the Sports Industry – This unit is assessed through OCR-set tasks where students explore career options relevant to them, demonstrate how they would apply and prepare appropriate information that might be needed in an interview.

R056: Developing Knowledge and Skills in Outdoor Activities – This unit is assessed through OCR-set tasks where students demonstrate their planning skills and participate in an outdoor activity.

Further Study

Cambridge Nationals provide a strong base for progression to Further Education, whether it is on to a Level 3 Cambridge Technicals or A Levels, or to an apprenticeship or work.

Students studying Sports Studies may be interested in sports-based careers, such as Sports Development, Sport Science, Leisure Management, Coaching, Education.

Department Staff

Mr P Bradford

Assistant Headteacher / Head of PE

Mrs J Smith

Assistant Headteacher / Teacher of PE

Miss A Lucas

Sports Co-ordinator

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