PE

Curriculum Intent 

At Chadwick it is an important aim to establish a healthy lifestyle in all of our students, to be continued through adulthood. This is important as Physical Education, in school, as it is the foundation for promoting active lifestyles, sport and recreation and provides a route for our students into community sport and lifelong activity.

Curriculum Justification 

Key stage 3 Physical Education curriculum at Chadwick, is to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which in turn helps build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

The key stage 4 students are taught in both year 10 and 11 classes. This academic year we are running the BTEC Level 1 in Sport for the first time. The key attributes of this have been the ability to transfer units from previous schools, which has been very supportive, in relation to the short-term nature of our school. In addition, this qualification still allows our students to excel practically which is where our students achieve their highest marks within this subject.

Curriculum Development 

At Chadwick we aim to offer a diverse and engaging range of activities for all of our students to enjoy. We strive to give students an opportunity to participate in sports and activities that they can enjoy and may not have the opportunity to access outside of school. All our practical lessons are off site which allows access to some state of the art facilities such as the local community club which has a sports hall. We have also used local leisure centres to access their climbing walls and zip wires. Additionally we have taken the students to a local boxing gym where they develop and build confidence, instil respect and help build their social development.

 

Recently we have acquired a pot of funding to help students re-engage with sport since the pandemic. We used this funding to better our facilities at school to provide students with better quality after school provisions. We now have a very popular extra-curricular programme which students have the option to attend.

 

Careers relevant to this subject 

Career Area How this subject helps Pathway
PE Teacher BTEC sport is offers you the opportunity to learn theoretical knowledge and demonstrate your practical ability in a variety of sports Further BTEC Sport qualifications and A level Physical Education.
Sports Coach Participated in a variety of sports during PE lessons which have different session plans. This can help you find the sport you are looking for. Employment opportunities in sports coaching or a specific sport.
 

 

 

Curriculum Map  

Week   Summary of content to be taught 
Health, fitness and well-being  
1  Physical, emotional and social health – physical 
2  Physical, emotional and social health – emotional and social 
3  Lifestyle choices 
4  Impact of lifestyle choices 
5  Sedentary lifestyles and consequences 
6  Balanced diet and the role of nutrients 
7  Dietary manipulation for sport – carb-loading and protein intake 
8  Dietary manipulation for sport – hydration 
9  Optimum weight 
Applied anatomy and physiology  
10  Functions of the skeletal system 
11  Classification of bones 
12  Structure of the skeletal system 1 
13  Structure of the skeletal system 2  
14  Classification and roles of muscles 
15  Location and roles of key voluntary muscles – lower body 

 

Week   Summary of content to be taught 
16  Location and roles of key voluntary muscles – upper body 
17  Antagonistic muscles 
18  Fast and slow twitch muscle fibres 
19  Fast and slow twitch muscle fibres – practical application 
20  Structure and function of the cardiovascular system – function 
21  Structure and function of the cardiovascular system – structure 
22  Arteries, capillaries and veins 
23  Vascular shunting 
24  Components of blood and their significance for physical activity 
25  Respiratory system – composition of air; lung volumes 
26  Location and roles of principal components of respiratory system 
27  Structure and function of alveoli 
28  Muscular-skeletal system 
32  Cardio-respiratory system 

 

Applied anatomy and physiology 
1  Aerobic and anaerobic exercise 
2  Short-term effects of exercise 
3  Short-term effects of exercise 
4  Using a PEP to develop personal health  
5  Long-term effects of training on the musculo-skeletal system 
6  Long-term effects of training on the musculo-skeletal system 
7  Long-term effects of training on the cardio-respiratory system 
8  Long-term effects of training on the cardio-respiratory system 
Movement analysis  
9  Lever system – first, second and third class levers 
10  Using levers in sport 
11  Mechanical advantage in sport and physical activity 
12  Mechanical advantage in sport and physical activity 
13  Movement possibilities at joints; utilisation of movement in 
physical activity 
14  Different joint actions 
15  Joint classification and impact on movement axes 

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HEALTH & WELLBEING

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REVISION MATERIALS

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POLICIES

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