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Department Mission Statement

‘To fully prepare children for their future, by giving them the tools to lead a Healthy Active Lifestyle through a variety of fun and enjoyable activities and to be able to meet the demands of their environment’

Introduction

The PE curriculum offered at Tabor School is both traditional and diverse. New and exciting activities are constantly being provided to allow the students to continually be challenged but enjoy their PE with different activities.  For example, handball has been a new sport added to the curriculum and the students all really enjoy it, alongside football and tag rugby for the girls.

The main aims of the department are for each child to develop in the areas of skills, knowledge, attitudes and personal health, understanding how they can use the skills they have learnt in PE at Tabor to lead a healthy active lifestyle once they leave Tabor.

The facilities here at Tabor to deliver PE are superb. We have access to a sports hall, dance studio, all gymnastic apparatus, all-weather surface, netball/tennis courts athletics track and large playing fields (football pitches, rugby pitch, rounders pitches and cross-country circuit)

Aims

  • To stimulate and maintain pupil interest and enjoyment in PE.
  • To promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles after Tabor.
  • To provide a balanced curriculum that offers a range of experiences with opportunities for all pupils to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively in order to achieve their full potential.
  • To encourage pupils to appreciate, accept and value the work of others regardless of their ability and to work together in teams and as individuals.
  • To develop an understanding of human anatomy and physiology in relation to health and fitness.
  • To enable pupils to develop a range of personal qualities such as politeness, self- discipline, resilience, organisation, honesty, reliability, co-operation, and leadership.
  • To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all pupils (irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin, academic ability etc.) to have equal access to PE and to experience success thus developing their confidence and improving their self-esteem.
  • To fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum through both traditional and more up to date sports.

PE Circles

KS3

The work within Key Stage 3 PE is designed to support, contribute to and complement the aims of the school by providing pupils with the opportunity to achieve the highest possible standards of which they are capable.

Physical Education provides access for all pupils to a programme of broad, balanced and challenging learning experiences.  The KS3 curriculum is designed to promote and develop every pupil’s ability to acquire, develop, select and apply knowledge, skills and understanding, alongside their knowledge and appreciation of fitness and health. Students will all have 2 hours of PE per week. These lessons will be split into 1 indoor lesson and 1 outdoor lesson.

All students receive 2 hours per week of hig quality Physical Education in year 7, 8 and 9 and will experience the following activities:

7 8 9
Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls
Outdoor Indoor Outdoor Indoor Outdoor Indoor Outdoor Indoor Outdoor Indoor Outdoor Indoor
Rugby Badminton Netball Dance Rugby Badminton Netball Dance Rugby Basketball Netball Fitness
Hockey Dance

Outdoor

Education/

Fitness

Badminton Hockey Handball Football

Outdoor

Education/

Fitness

Hockey

Handball

(netball

courts)

Touch

Rugby

Badminton
Football Basketball Hockey Gymnastics Football

Outdoor

Education/

Fitness

Badminton Gymnastics Football Badminton Hockey

Handball

(netball

courts)

Outdoor

Education/

Fitness

Gymnastics Football Basketball Basketball Gymnastics Hockey

Touch

Rugby

(Astro)

Netball Fitness Football Basketball
Athletics Cricket Athletics Rounders Athletics Cricket Athletics Rounders Athletics Cricket Athletics Rounders
Athletics Rounders Athletics Cricket Athletics Rounders Athletics Cricket Athletics Rounders Athletics Cricket

Over the summer the department performed a large overhaul of the KS3 curriculum design. Creating a brand-new approach to KS3 and teaching. The result of this is what we believe to be a more inclusive and a clearer journey for students as they move through the Key Stages at Tabor. During each year at KS3 students will be taught no more than 5 key skills at each sport, with game play being one of the skills. These skills each year will be more progressive and challenging keeping students engaged and challenged year on year while always keeping the goals in touching distance no matter the students ability.Design of the Curriculum

KS4

At Tabor in KS4 GCSE PE is an option subject. Students will study the AQA GCSE PE course (course info below) This is separated into 2 theory based lessons and 1 practical based lesson a week. The department have developed their own order that the course is taught, we believe this is the most effective way of teaching the course giving students the opportunity to make crossover links with the KS3 curriculum and use these experiences in their more advance studies.

 

AQA GCSE Physical Education

Examination Level:                   GCSE
Examination Group:                  AQA
Written Examination Value:      60%

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

 

What's assessed

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of GCSE

Questions

Answer all questions.

  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

 

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Use of data

 

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of GCSE

 

Questions

Answer all questions.

  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

 

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

  • Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).
  • Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

How it's assessed

  • Assessed by teachers
  • Moderated by AQA
  • 100 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

 

Questions

  • For each of their three activities, students will be assessed in skills in progressive drills (10 marks per activity) and in the full context (15 marks per activity).
  • Students will be assessed on their analysis (15 marks) and evaluation (10 marks) of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

GCSE Results 2019

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 48% grades 9-4.

Department code of conduct

For all lessons Physical Education lessons, pupils are expected to:

  • Participate in all activities.
  • If you are ill or injured students must provide a note that is written by a parent or carer, which clearly explains exactly what you can or cannot do.
    • However, we still advise you to get changed and try and do what you can manage, even if means just being a coach or referee.
  • Wear complete and correct Tabor kit. Tabor Blue Polo or Rugby Top, Blue Shorts (suitable length for physical activity, around knee/ thigh length) & White Socks. Tabor Fleeces can be worn during cold weather. Under armour tops are fine to be warn, as long as they can’t be seen and are not being warn in preference to any other item if school PE kit. NO LEGGINGS. 
  • No jewellery of any kind may be worn in any PE lesson
  • Tie all long hair back
  • Arrive promptly to all lessons and change quickly and quietly once invited into the changing rooms by your PE teacher
  • Stay out of all store cupboards and leave all equipment until asked to enter/use equipment by a PE teacher
  • Respect and take care of equipment, returning it safely and correctly to the appropriate place
  • Behave in a safe and responsible manner at all time
  • Remember that: everyone has the RIGHT to be safe and everyone has the RIGHT to learn
  • Try my hardest in all lessons, regardless if the sport or activity isn’t one of your favoured. 
  • Respect ALL others around you

In return, your PE teacher will:

  • Treat you with respect
  • Be polite to you
  • Be fair in the way they deal with you
  • Try to teach you in a way that makes PE interesting and fun
  • Try to teach activities that interest you
  • Try to help you improve at PE
  • Watch what you do in PE, tell you your level and let you know how to get to the next level
  • Keep the PE equipment in good condition ready for you to use

We understand that not everyone will like PE. We hope we can change your mind about PE and sport. We will try to offer you a wider range of activities. This should give you the chance of finding something that you like. You will get the opportunity to be a leader, organiser, coach, official and spectator as well as a player.

Kit / Equipment

TB PE KIT 2022

Support for leaning

There are a number of different resources we guide students to use. Most of these are for the exam subjects. However, we do guide KS3 student to use some of these also, to extend their awareness and knowledge of different sports.

 

KS3

  • YouTube- is fantastic for videos of games and other visual learning

GCSE

  • Seneca Learning- Fantastic Website.
  • Mr Figg’s Class Code b6nkuhs216
  • BBC Bitesizehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zp49cwx (link will take you to the page for ALL topics)
  • AQA’s own website has past papers and mark schemes you can download
  • Netflix- Icarus, is a fantastic documentary on performance enhancing drugs. This is a huge topic in paper 2 with lots of options of 9 mark questions
  • Reading newspapers and keeping up with what’s is happening in the sports world. This will help with some questions as you can give different examples.
  • Textbook- AQA GCSE (9-1) PE (Aqa for Gcse) Paperback – 24 Jun. 2016 (Amazon)
  • Revision Guide- Revise AQA GCSE (9-1) Physical Education Revision Guide: includes online edition (REVISE AQA GCSE PE 2016) Paperback – 17 Jan. 2018
  • Revision Work Book- Revise AQA GCSE Physical Education Revision Workbook: for the 2016 qualifications (REVISE AQA GCSE PE 2016) Paperback – 31 Dec

A Level

  • Textbook- AQA A-level PE Book 1: For A-level year 1 and AS Paperback – 29 July 2016
  • Textbook- AQA A-level PE Book 2: For A-level year 2 Paperback – 25 Nov. 2016
  • Workbook- My Revision Notes: AQA A-level PE (Aqa a Level My Revision Notes) Paperback – 24 Nov. 2017

Extra- Curricular

Tabor offers an ever growing extra-curricular timetable. Afterschool sessions are free of charge and are ran by the teachers in the department. On occasions we are lucky enough to get external agencies to help us deliver areas of extra curricular. Activities are either afterschool or at lunchtime. 

Activities range from individual fitness to netball and rugby clubs, where students can attend if they are keen to represent the school or just for enjoyment. We are lucky enough to be members of the NWED (North West Essex District) where the group of schools have different competitions across a range of different activities. These competitions strongly effect the extra-curricular time table and what we offer and when we offer it.

Extra-curricula Clubs Summer Term 2022 Timetable

 

Career links

P.E. is a subject accepted by employers. It is useful for students who are considering a career that includes any aspect of sport.  For example:

  • Health and fitness
  • Club and Duty Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Instructing and Coaching
  • Consultancy work based on GP referrals – usually with particular sections of the population, e.g. those with diabetes, arthritis
  • Osteopathy, Naturopathy and Chiropractic
  • Lifestyle Consultancy and Nutrition – opportunities are increasing as the sector embraces the concept of wellness.
  • Sport and recreation
  • Sport Development, Performance, Administration and Facility Management
  • Outdoor Education
  • General Management in venues including theme parks, cinemas and tourist attractions
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Sport Media, including writing, PR and marketing
  • Online games Software Development and Business Development
  • Management of Holiday and Caravan Parks
  • Roles within Adventure Tourism and Gap Year Providers

It’s also important to note that PE isn’t just a grate option for people looking to go into a sporting environment. The courses we offer are also fantastic to educate students in more depth about the importance of a health active lifestyle, that plays part of a healthy body is a healthy mind for life after Tabor.

Year 10 PE Virtual Open Evening