Key Stage 3 PE

S1 (Year 7) and S2 (Year 8)

One PE lesson and one afternoon or morning session of Games (3 periods) per week.

Boys should have experiences which enable them to:

  • Participate in a variety of games including large and small team games and individual sports.
  • Know and observe the rules of the game in which they participate.
  • Adopt different roles in several games.
  • Invent their own games with structure and be able to conform to the modifications.
  • Understand the principles of attack and defence in relation to several games.
  • Perform a variety of athletic events and appreciate the various skills and techniques required in their execution.
  • Refine and increase their gymnastic abilities. (Headstand, headspring etc).
  • Perform routines and sequences on the floor and limited apparatus.
  • Appraise the performance of themselves and others across a range of physical activities.
  • Carry and use a variety of equipment both safely and responsibly.
  • Be introduce to the differing components of fitness and see how exercise can affect your body.
  • Perform and develop a range of swimming strokes.

Boys in S2 experience at least two outdoor and adventurous activities.

It is expected that all boys will be able to swim 25m by the age of 11. It is therefore hoped that they will have had experiences which enable them to:

  • swim on their front and back and be confident in water.
  • tread water , float etc
  • use personal survival skills
  • understand and use life saving skills.

S3 (Year 9)

Boys receive one PE lesson per week and one morning session of games (3 periods). They should be presented with a variety of challenges and experiences which enable them to participate in a range of games including large and small team games as well as individual sports.

  • Know and observe the rules / laws of the various games.
  • Take up differing roles within the games including officiating.
  • Begin to understand and implement more advanced strategies and techniques.
  • Devise practices and tactics for specific purposes.
  • Learn to plan and carry out an effective training programme.
  • Experience the principles of aerobic and anaerobic training and how exercise (or lack of it) can affect your body both during and after the activity. Look more deeply at the different components of fitness.
  • Appraise their own performance in pursuit of improvement.

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