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Mr. Canning

Ms. Hladkij

Ms. Ray

Vision Statement for Physical Education

“It is our aim for all students at Dartmouth Academy to be inspired through their experiences in physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to lifelong participation”

 

Physical Education, at Dartmouth Academy, aims to promote health and well-being and provide high quality opportunities and outcomes in all lessons and extra-curricular sport. We try to assist each individual to be the best they can be by providing a broad and varied curriculum.

We have a special focus on court-based team games, health-related fitness and traditional summer sports. Where possible, we encourage community involvement through sports coaching and sports leadership.

At key stages one and two we build the core movement and co-ordination skills through a range of games and practices.

At key stage three we begin to offer a broad range of sports specific sessions. We plan our lessons using the ‘Head, Hands, Heart’ principle, which aims to embed the theoretical principles of physiology, psychology and strategy that underpin physical education.

At key stage four we aim to refine the core skills learned from key stage three whilst offering more options to be competitive. We encourage our year 11’s to use PE and extra-curricular sport to support their lifestyle before and during the exam season.

 “You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”

Michael Phelps.

 

Extra Curricular Physical Education

In addition to entering local, regional and National competitions the PE department offer the following seasonal extra-curricular clubs:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball – all year
  • Football
  • Girls and Boys Hockey
  • Girls and Boys Rugby
  • Gymnastics
  • Indoor Rowing  - all year
  • Invasion games - Dodge Ball, Tchouk-ball, Handball and Ultimate Frisbee
  • Netball
  • Parkour
  • Rounders
  • Table Tennis – all year
  • Trampolining
  • Health related Fitness including circuits, aerobics & zumba

 

KEY STAGE 3 PHYSICAL EDUCATION + YEAR 9 CORE

All pupils are expected to bring their kit and take a full and active part in all lessons. In the event that a pupil is unable to participate due to illness or injury then they will take the role as a coach or official during the lesson. In this situation a pupil is recommended to wear a tracksuit.

Pupils in Key Stage 3 and Core PE participate in a number of activities during their physical education lessons. These include:

Activities to be Completed

Optional Activities to be Completed

Netball

Rugby

Football

Rounders

Cricket

Gymnastics/ Trampolining

Athletics

HRF/Leadership

Tennis

Swimming

Dance

Badminton

Water Games

Tennis

Softball

Table Tennis

Basketball

Handball

 

 

 

EXAMINATION - KEY STAGE 4 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Key stage 4 pupils follow the Cambridge National Sports Science qualification. This requires the completion of 4 units: sports nutrition; reducing the risk of injuries; the body’s response to physical activity; and applying the principles of training.

Reducing the risk of injuries is assessed via a written exam and the remaining three units are all coursework based.

Elite sport has embraced sport science disciplines wholeheartedly in the past few decades, moving from a perspective which assumed the primacy of natural talent in producing outstanding performance, to one which considers every minute detail of an athlete’s training programme, rest time, environment and psychology in the pursuit of excellence. The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science offer learners the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles, and psychology in sport and sports performance.

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