The Physical Education Department at Abbey Grange is a very successful, innovative and welcoming department and benefits from being part of the Leeds West School Sports Partnership programme. This allows us to develop innovative approaches to teaching and increases links with local clubs.
Within PE, students follow a broad balanced curriculum including activities from all national curriculum areas. When students enter Year 9 they get to choose which sports they would like to participate in from a whole range of different options. These vary from traditional sports to more unusual sports such as:
Within the PE department we have a special reward system called ‘Team of the Week.’ This is for the top-performing 11 students from the school and you can be nominated to be on the team for a range of different reasons. These vary from excellent effort in lessons, to working hard on your coursework or being a great team mate and showing good sportsmanship. If you make it onto the ‘team’ your parents/guardians will be sent a letter congratulating them on your effort and your picture will go up on our Team of the Week board on the corridor.
As Abbey Grange runs a successful Pastoral House System; a key facet of which is the Inter-Abbey Sports Competitions where students compete in a range of different sports throughout the year for their Abbey. These are often run by the Year 11 BTEC Sport students who receive leadership training and manage and run the house teams under the guidance of a member of the department. During spring term, all students participate in Inter-Abbey sports competitions within their PE lessons.
Well done to Easby for winning the Inter-Abbey football competition.
Well done to Whitby for winning the Inter-Abbey dance competition.
In PE, we aim to:
The PE Key Stage 3 curriculum will support students to:
Ultimately, the PE curriculum will develop students skills and knowledge in a variety of sports and teach them how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of team, understanding fairness, resilience and equity of play to embed life long values. This will lead to enjoyment in participation, foster a love of sport and lead to lifelong participation.
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In GCSE PE, we aim to:
The GCSE PE curriculum will support students to:
The GCSE PE curriculum is an interesting and challenging learning experience. In it we introduce key sporting ideas and show how these interact with practical performance, you will gain insights into the relationships they have with each other throughout the course. The development of transferable skills including: decision making, psychological understanding of people, independent thinking, problem solving and analytical skills as well as thinking, acting and reacting under pressure. The study of GCSE Physical Education opens up a range of possibilities for further study and also into careers associated with the subject.
Exam Board: OCR
Course title and type of qualification: The Cambridge National in Sport Studies
In the Cambridge National PE, we aim to:
The Cambridge National PE curriculum will support students to:
The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies take a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/physical education themes. Learners have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.
Exam Board: Edexcel
Course title and type of qualification: BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (Dance)
BTEC Performing Arts Dance is a vocational course consisting of three main units of study.
The 3 units of the BTEC are:
In this unit you will look at elements such as:
In this component, you will:
This unit is about starting on your journey to becoming a professional dancer. In this component you will be given a brief that outlines the performance requirements and asks you to consider your target audience and to start the creative process by using the given stimulus included in the brief. Working as part of a group, you will develop your ideas for a workshop performance and apply your skills and techniques to communicate your creative intentions to your audience.
Students will complete the three units with only one submission and will be graded Level 1, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction* Most of the assessment is marked internally by your teacher, evidenced through process, performance, written evidence and evaluation. Component 3 is externally assessed, and you will complete a written task followed by a practical performance under exam conditions.
One of the main purposes of BTEC qualifications is to help learners to progress ultimately into employment. After you have finished the course, you may want to go on to further study such as A levels, BTEC’s or a mixture of both. You might want to find work in performing arts, as an apprentice or a trainee. Previous students have found careers in, TV, Teaching, coaching and, of course Theatre Productions Companies.
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