Physical Education

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:

Abbey Grange Sporting Ethos
Join in.
Have a go
Play to win
Be a good winner
Be a good loser
Don't make excuses
Be a tolerant team mate
Help less able performers to improve
Respect your opponents
Respect the officials
Keep yourself fit

Rewards System

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.

Inter-Abbey Sports Competitions

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.

Recent results:
Well done to Easby for winning the Inter-Abbey football competition.
Well done to Whitby for winning the Inter-Abbey dance competition.

Key Stage 3
GCSE PE
Sport Studies
BTEC Dance

In PE, we aim to:

  • Empower students to participate in physical activity and understand how this influences their own well being and that of others.
  • Provide opportunities to engage and energise students, developing their physical and interpersonal skills.
  • Build confidence through challenge, encouraging students to take on new social, physical and emotional challenges.
  • Provide opportunities to develop teamwork and leadership skills, exploring decisions making and sharpen their knowledge of strategies and tactics.
  • Provide a solid foundation for further studies relating to sport and physical activity.
  • Teach pupils skills that will positively impact on their future.
  • Inspire all students to succeed in physical activity through the development of practical skills and knowledge.

The PE Key Stage 3 curriculum will support students to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents through team and individual games
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in a variety of sports
  • Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • Take part in school extra curricular clubs and sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

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.

Useful resources:

• Use https://foldr.abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk/home/files (login with your school Username + Password) to access the PE digital resource library.

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In GCSE PE, we aim to:

  • inspire, motivate and challenge students and enable them to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career pathways
  • develop knowledge, understanding, skills and values to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities and understand the benefits to health, fitness and wellbeing
  • develop student’s theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance

The GCSE PE curriculum will support students to:

  • Understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport
  • Perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical activity and sport
  • Understand the contribution which physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and wellbeing
  • Understand key socio-cultural influences which can affect people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.

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.

Useful resources:

  • Use https://foldr.abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk/home/files (login with your school Username + Password) to access the PE digital resource library.
  • Seneca learning
  • Quizlet
  • GCSE pod
  • Revision guides can be purchased through the school shop

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Exam Board: OCR

Course title and type of qualification: The Cambridge National in Sport Studies

In the Cambridge National PE, we aim to:

  • inspire, motivate and challenge students and enable them to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career pathways
  • develop knowledge, understanding, skills and values to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities and understand the benefits to health, fitness and wellbeing
  • develop student’s theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance

The Cambridge National PE curriculum will support students to:

  • Understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport
  • Perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical activity and sport
  • Understand the contribution which physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and wellbeing
  • Understand the current Contemporary Issues in sport

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.

Useful resources:

  • Use https://foldr.abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk/home/files (login with your school Username + Password) to access the PE digital resource library.
  • Quizlet
  • Revision guides can be purchased through the school shop

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Exam Board: Edexcel

Course title and type of qualification: BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (Dance)

What will I learn?

BTEC Performing Arts Dance is a vocational course consisting of three main units of study.

The 3 units of the BTEC are:

Component 1- Exploring the performing Arts

In this unit you will look at elements such as:

  • Roles, responsibilities and the application of relevant skills and techniques
  • You will develop as a performer and gain a broad understanding of performance work and influences
  • Understand the requirements of being a dancer across a range of performances and performance styles.
Component 2- Developing skills and techniques in Dance

In this component, you will:

  • Develop performance skills and techniques.
  • Take part in workshops and classes where you will develop technical, practical and interpretative skills through the rehearsal and performance process.
  • Work from existing performing arts repertoire, applying relevant skills and techniques to reproduce the work.
  • Review your own progress and consider how to make improvements.
Component 3- Performing to a brief

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.

How will I be assessed?

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.

What could I move onto?

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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Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA

Tel: 0113 275 7877
Fax: 0113 275 4784
info@abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk

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Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA
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