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Physical Education

 

Braunton Academy is a high achieving Physical Education department comprising a team of outstanding, enthusiastic and professional teachers that are proud of the many individual and team successes, which are achieved year in, year out along with our outstanding participation rates in all year groups across the curriculum and extra curriculum.

Our students have access to exceptional physical learning environments enabling all learners to be successful, confident and responsible citizens, and contribute to a balanced healthy lifestyle.

Our departmental vision is based upon a ‘Sport for All’ principle. It is our aim to empower our students to participate in physical activity and understand how this influences their own wellbeing and that of others. By demonstrating the benefits of an active life style, they encourage others to participate in sport, dance, exercise, recreation, and adventure pursuits whilst creating a passion for lifelong participation.

We challenge all our students of all abilities to set and work towards realistic goals and thereby expect our students to take ownership of these goals and achieve their true potential in all areas of Physical Education.

Essential qualities that are central to student progress in Physical Education at Braunton Academy.

  1. Aspiration
  2. Confidence
  3. Courage
  4. Determination
  5. Engaged
  6. Equality
  7. Friendship
  8. High Expectations
  9. High Standards
  10.  Maximum Activity
  11.  Maximum Effort
  12. Maximum Participation
  13. Resilience
  14. Respect
  15. Self-Motivation

ME in PE

Within Physical Education lessons we use and encourage holistic development that supports not only Physical Education, but also their cognitive development (including speech and language), personal and social development and character education/citizenship. This is taught and learnt through our 4 core themes.

Healthy Me

'Healthy Me' has been developed using six sub-themes designed to develop children's understanding of health and well-being and to encourage them to adopt healthy, active lifestyle habits. Evidence shows that healthy, active children are more likely to become healthy, active adults. They also achieve better academically and are less likely to suffer avoidable health problems in later life.

Six sub-themes

  1. Adopting physically active lifestyle habits
  2. Understanding of physical activity and healthy eating
  3. Adopting healthy eating habits
  4. Understanding how the body works and responds to exercise
  5. Personal safety
  6. Well being

 

Social Me

'Social Me' content has been developed using six sub-themes designed to develop children's personal and inter-personal skills, including their ability to cope with challenges and respect and support each other. Personal skills and qualities developed through 'Social Me' help to equip children for later life and have been developed with reference to the skills and qualities that future employers say that they are looking for in young people. They are also supportive of whole school priorities, for example those reflected in SMSC, British Citizenship, PD.

Six sub-themes

  1. Creativity
  2. Personal responsibility and resilience
  3. Communication, co-operating and collaboration
  4. Fair play and competition
  5. Leadership and inclusion
  6. Empathy and supporting others

 

Thinking Me

'Thinking Me' content has been developed using six sub-themes designed to develop children's cognitive skills and their ability to transfer knowledge and understanding across different contexts. This builds from exploring, problem solving, planning, predicting outcomes and evaluating to explore new options. Most of the content has been developed to work alongside 'Physical Me', though some aspects are transferable to whole school and into informal play.

Six sub-themes

  1. Predicting and judging outcomes
  2. Exploring and creating ideas
  3. Evaluating to improve
  4. Planning and finding solutions
  5. Understanding and applying skills and knowledge
  6. Confidence building

 

Physical Me

'Physical Me' content has been developed using a Physical Literacy approach, which is given against six sub-themes progressively designed to build children's physical competence and confidence in a range of contexts designed to develop both their physical competence and their understanding. Essentially putting the 'education' back into physical education and enabling children to better transfer skills from one activity areas to another.

Six sub-themes

  1. Speed, strength and power
  2. Balance, flexibility and agility
  3. Cardiovascular and muscular endurance
  4. Reaction time and co-ordination
  5. Physical literacy
  6. Confident, competent and competitive

 

Follow the Link for Braunton Academy Kit List

Physical Education Department - Teaching Staff

Head of Physical Education - Mr J Frickleton

Teacher of Physical Education – Mr L Ovey

Teacher of Physical Education – Miss H Lane

Teacher of Physical Education & SSCO – Miss A Sayer

Facilities

The Sports facilities at Braunton Academy are excellent and compare favourably with schools which are twice the size.

4 Badminton Courts Sports Hall
Aesthetic Studio
60m x 40m 3G Multi Use Games Area
400m All Weather Synthetic Athletics Track
4 Floodlit Tennis Courts
2 Netball Courts
3 Football / Rugby Grass Pitches 
4 Rounders Grass Pitches
5 ‘a’ side Football Grass Pitches / Rugby Grids.
Outdoor Summer Volleyball Courts

Additional Online Resource Websites

Department of Culture, Media and Sport http://www.culture.gov.uk/

International Olympic Committee http://www.olympic.org/

International Paralympic Committee http://www.paralympic.org/

International Paralympic Committee http://www.paralympic.org/

National Coaching Foundation http://www.sportscoachuk.org/

Sport England http://www.sportengland.org/

Youth Sport Trust http://www.youthsporttrust.org/

UK Sport http://www.uksport.gov.uk/

Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust http://www.damekellyholmestrust.org/

Governing Bodies

Athletics http://www.british-athletics.co.uk/

World Athletics http://www.iaaf.org/

Basketball http://www.englandbasketball.co.uk/

Gymnastics http://www.baga.co.uk/

Cricket http://www.lords.org/latest-news/top-stories

Health http://www.thefitmap.com/

World Hockey http://www.fihockey.org/

England Rugby http://www.englandrugby.com/

World Rugby http://www.englandrugby.com/

Football http://www.thefa.com/

Tennis www.lta.org.uk

Netball http://www.englandnetball.co.uk/

Rounders http://www.roundersengland.co.uk/

Volleyball http://www.volleyballengland.org/

Information

1st4Sport www.1st4sport.com

BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk

Careers in sport www.careers-in-sport.co.uk

Inner Body www.innerbody.com

Sports Science  www.exploratorium.edu/sports/index.html

Sports, science, fitness & nutrition www.topendsports.com

Training Programmes/ Principles www.brianmac.demon.co.uk

Penn Medicine www.uphs.upenn.edu/radiology

Sports Injury Clinic http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/

BBC Health www.bbc.co.uk/health/

Peak Performance www.pponline.co.uk

Top Marks Educational Search Engine www.topmarks.co.uk

Physical Education Update www.physicaleducationupdate.com

KEY STAGE 3

Throughout Key Stage three students are taught 2 hours a week of Physical Education. Students’ work is assessed in 4 weekly units and reported termly.

The Key processes of the modernised National Curriculum in Key Stage 3 PE include:

Developing skills in physical activity
Making and applying decisions
Developing physical and mental capacities
Evaluating and improving
Making informed choices about health, active lifestyles.

In years 7, 8 and 9 these processes are delivered through a range of content that includes the following activities each year:

Year 7 Boys

Year 7 Girls

Year 7 Intermediate

Multi Games

Multi Games

Multi Games

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Dance1

Dance1

Dance1

Dance 2

Dance 2

Dance 2

Football

Football

Football

Volleyball

Volleyball

Badminton

Rugby

Netball

Orienteering

Athletics

Athletics

Athletics

Cricket

Rounders

Rounders

Tennis

Tennis

Mini Tennis

 

In Year 7 students are set according to their ability and to their gender where possible, these groups then continue into year 9. Student groups are reviewed by the department on a termly basis which allows for movement between groups. You can find out the activities planned for each half population by clicking on the downloads link. Year 7 Programme of Study

KEY STAGE 3

Throughout Key Stage three students are taught 2 hours a week of Physical Education. Students’ work is assessed in 4 weekly units and reported termly.

The Key processes of the modernised National Curriculum in Key Stage 3 PE include:

Developing skills in physical activity
Making and applying decisions
Developing physical and mental capacities
Evaluating and improving
Making informed choices about health, active lifestyles.

In years 7, 8 and 9 these processes are delivered through a range of content that includes the following activities each year:

 

Year 8 Boys

Year 8 Girls

Year 8 Intermediate

Multi Games

Multi Games

Multi Games

Gymnastics / Trampoline

Gymnastics / Trampoline

Gymnastics

Dance

Dance1

Dance1

Cross Country / Orienteering

Dance 2

Circuit Training

Football

Football

Football

Volleyball

Volleyball

Badminton

Rugby

Netball

Orienteering

Athletics

Athletics

Athletics

Cricket

Rounders

Rounders

Tennis

Tennis

Mini Tennis

In Year 7 students are set according to their ability and to their gender where possible, these groups then continue into year 9. Student groups are reviewed by the department on a termly basis which allows for movement between groups. You can find out the activities planned for each half population by clicking on the downloads link. Year 8 Programme of Study

KEY STAGE 3

Throughout Key Stage three students are taught 2 hours a week of Physical Education. Students’ work is assessed in 4 weekly units and reported termly.

The Key processes of the modernised National Curriculum in Key Stage 3 PE include:

Developing skills in physical activity
Making and applying decisions
Developing physical and mental capacities
Evaluating and improving
Making informed choices about health, active lifestyles.

In years 7, 8 and 9 these processes are delivered through a range of content that includes the following activities each year:

Year 9 Boys

Year 9 Girls

Year 9 Intermediate

Multi Games

Multi Games

Multi Games

Gymnastics / Trampoline

Gymnastics / Trampoline

Gymnastics

Dance

Dance1

Dance1

Cross Country / Orienteering

Dance 2

Circuit Training

Football

Football

Football

Volleyball

Volleyball

Badminton

Rugby

Netball

Orienteering

Athletics

Athletics

Athletics

Cricket

Rounders

Rounders

Tennis

Tennis

Mini Tennis

 In Year 7 students are set according to their ability and to their gender where possible, these groups then continue into year 9. Student groups are reviewed by the department on a termly basis which allows for movement between groups. You can find out the activities planned for each half population by clicking on the downloads link. Year 9 Programme of Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core PE at Key Stage 4

It is compulsory for all students to participate in two hours of Core physical education a week.

Core Physical Education

The aim at Key Stage 4 is to allow students to follow a personalised learning programme over the Key Stage, whilst keeping within National Curriculum parameters. Students choose one of three Pathways that offer a wide selection of programmes.

Competitive Team Games Performance and Leadership

Fitness, Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Volleyball, Boxercise, HIIT, Leadership, Basketball, Athletics, Rounders, Cricket, Tennis

Competitive Individual Performance and Leadership

Fitness, Badminton, Cycling, Trampoline, Rock Climbing, Orienteering, Boxercise, HIIT, Walking, Athletics, Rounders, Softball, Tennis

Aesthetic Performance and Leadership

Fitness, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Contemporary Dance, Street Dance, Trampoline, Body Tone, Athletics, Rounders, Softball, Tennis

The Competitive Team Games Performance and Leadership  pathway develops performance within competitive team situations, whereas the Competitive Individual Performance and Leadership pathway develops performance within individual physical activities. Both assist the GCSE PE practical grading process. The Aesthetic Performance and Leadership pathway develops performance in specific aesthetic activities such as gymnastics and dance whilst it also provides knowledge and understanding of physical activities for continued health and wellbeing.

All pathways follow a unit each in Athletics, Rounders and Tennis during the summer term.

You can find out the activities planned for each half population by clicking on the download links.

 

GCSE in PE

Our Current Year 10 & 11 students are following the new AQA GCSE Physical Education syllabus entered in 2010.

Below are the GCSE folder sheets that have been given to all students at the start of term.

GCSE Physical Education - Theory Student Glossary

GCSE Physical Education - AQA Examiner's tip

GCSE Physical Education - Level Descriptors


PE Full Course:

Unit 3 Knowledge and Understanding for the Active Participant

Written paper 1 hour 30 minutes.  80 marks 40%.  Composed of multiple choice short answers, long answer questions and scenario questions.  Scenario issued in January.

Unit 4 The Active Participant

Controlled assessments 20 marks each activity (10 marks for key process A, 10 marks for key process B). 90 marks 60%. 4 assessments from two groups, 2 must be as a player/performer, 1 in a different role.

Activities are assessed in 6 groups or ways of thinking

Group 1 Outwitting opponents as in games activities.

Group 2 Accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences as in gymnastic activities.

Group 3 Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions.

Group 4 Performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy as in athletic activities

Group 5 Identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature as in life saving and personal survival.
Group 6 Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and well-being as in fitness and health activities.

For a full list of activities that can be assessed in the six areas please visit www.aqa.org.uk

The Roles of the Active Participant:

Player/Performer
Organiser
Leader/Coach
Choreographer
Official

Independent learning for PE

Homework is regularly set on the Show my homework website and it is important that students access extra learning resources that are available on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to extend their homework and aid their preparation for examinations and tests.

BBC PE links for both Key Stage 3 and 4

GCSE PE Revision

There are now comprehensive resources available via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for students enroled on this course. The resources now available will greatly improve the revision opportunities for students at Braunton Academy. Many websites will help your son or daughter with their Physical Education studies. Please click on Active Devon link below to find out where you can take part in sport in your local area.

Revision Websites:

GCSE Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

Revision World http://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/pe-physical-education

S-Cool Revision http://www.s-cool.co.uk/

Teach PE http://www.teachpe.com/

PE4Learning http://www.pe4learning.com/

http://www.kerboodle.com/

Percentage of past pupils who enrolled in GCSE Physical Education and achieved an A* - C grade - please refer to table in the Resource section (left)

 

Boys

 

Year Group

House Team

Autumn Points

Football

Spring Points

Rugby

Summer Points

Tennis

Sports Day

7

Croyde

4

4

1

1

7

Putsborough

3

2

3

2

7

Saunton

1

1

4

4

7

Woolacombe

2

3

2

3

Girls

Year Group

House Team

Autumn Points

Netball

Spring Points

Football

Summer Points

Tennis

Sports Day

7

Croyde

2

2

1

1

7

Putsborough

4

3

3

2

7

Saunton

1

1

4

4

7

Woolacombe

3

4

2

3

Boys

Year Group

House Team

Autumn Points

Football

Spring Points

Rugby

Summer Points

Tennis

Sports Day

8

Croyde

3

2

3

1

8

Putsborough

4

3

4

2

8

Saunton

2

4

1

4

8

Woolacombe

2

1

2

3

Girls

Year Group

House Team

Autumn Points

Netball

Spring Points

Football

Summer Points

Tennis

Sports Day

8

Croyde

3

4

3

1

8

Putsborough

4

2

4

2

8

Saunton

2

1

1

4

8

Woolacombe

1

3

2

3

Boys

Year Group

House Team

Autumn Points

Football

Spring Points

Rugby

Summer Points

Tennis

Sports Day

9

Croyde

1

3

3

1

9

Putsborough

2

1

1

2

9

Saunton

3

2

2

4

9

Woolacombe

4

4

4

3

Girls

Year Group

House Team

Autumn Points

Netball

Spring Points

Football

Summer Points

Tennis

Sports Day

9

Croyde

3

4

2

1

9

Putsborough

2

3

1

2

9

Saunton

1

2

2

4

9

Woolacombe

4

1

4

3

Boys

Year Group

House Team

Autumn Points

Football

Spring Points

Rugby

Summer Points

Tennis

Sports Day

10

Croyde

3

2

2

1

10

Putsborough

2

4

1

2

10

Saunton

3

2

3

4

10

Woolacombe

4

1

4

3

Girls

Year Group

House Team

Autumn Points

Netball

Spring Points

Football

Summer Points

Tennis

Sports Day

10

Croyde

4

4

2

1

10

Putsborough

3

3

1

2

10

Saunton

2

2

3

4

10

Woolacombe

1

1

4

3

Boys

Year Group

House Team

Autumn Points

Football

Spring Points

Rugby

11

Croyde

 

 

11

Putsborough

 

 

11

Saunton

 

 

11

Woolacombe

 

 

Girls

Year Group

House Team

Autumn Points

Netball

Spring Points

Football

11

Croyde

 

 

11

Putsborough

 

 

11

Saunton

 

 

11

Woolacombe

 

 

 

Extra-Curricular Clubs at Braunton Academy

Here at Braunton Academy, the Physical Education Department offer an extensive and wide range of extra-curricular clubs to students in Years 7 – 11 throughout various times in the school day and after school.

We do our very best to offer a variety of rich and diverse clubs to capture the interest and imagination of a wide range of students in both competitive and non-competitive activities, many of which lead into competitive matches/ tournaments against local North Devon, Devon and South West Schools. Each term we reflect on their successes, and do our very best to make improvements when and where we are able to.

We are also exceptionally lucky to be able to employ a number of external coaches in specific activities, providing your children with the very best sporting opportunities and expertise available in North Devon.

I trust that you and your child value the importance of regular physical activity, and understand the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle, and together we hope your child enjoys these enrichment opportunities to their learning, extending their interests further through our extra-curricular provision, and hope to see as many students regularly attending our extra-curricular activities.

Please follow the link to the Extra-Curricular Club List Term 3 (April-July 2017)

In addition to the link above the following activities are also available:

Aquathon

Athletics

Badminton

Basketball

Cricket

Dance

Karate

Netball

Rock Climbing

Rugby

Surfing

Swimming

Table Tennis

Volleyball