Physical Education - Year 9


The PE curriculum is intended to ensure progression for every student. Each student will be expected to develop an improved skill set for each activity as they progress through the unit. Where a particular sport or activity forms part of the curriculum in consecutive years the expectation would be that each student makes further progress each time they complete that unit.

Students are offered a varied curriculum including both individual and team activities.

2 hours per week.

Topic  Overview  Assessment 
Invasion Games 
Association Football - refinement of the core skills under pressure and developing game awareness including strategic and tactical play.

Handball offence and defensive strategies incorporating zonal marking.

Hockey Advanced skill development including V-drag and reverse sweep, developing their tactical awareness in 7 or 11-a-side games.

Netball Development of more advanced skills, such as spin dodge and running step, developing umpiring skills to help understand the game further.

Rugby Union Students will work on their game understanding through a game sense approach.  
At the end of each block of lessons for any given sport, students will be assessed using GCSE criteria for Physical Education. Students will be given a score out of 25 at the end of every unit based upon performance, knowledge and understanding within that activity. Students are also required to reflect on their learning, and suggest ways to make better progress, recording this in their progress sheets. Both processes inform students of their progress, and creates a dialogue between themselves and staff as to what is needed to improve.

Students will also cover elements of theory within the lessons taught, which will be tested on three different occasions in the year.

Areas covered within Year 9 include:

Anatomy Somatotypes and Musculoskeletal system

Training Name and describe Fitness Testing and Methods of Training

Nutrition Diet.

Health Sedentary Lifestyle and how to create good life habits.

This will have a 50% weighting towards their overall grade.  
Striking Games 
Cricket Tactical play incorporating the position of the fielders, shot selection when batting and variation of bowling.  
Net, Wall and Target Games  
Tennis development of skills including the serve, drop shot and smash.

Table Tennis Students will take part in modified games to pressure their existing skills. Introduction of high end serves including the chop and pendulum serve.
Gymnastic Activities  
Trampolining Students work on tension and extension whilst developing more complex moves from back landing to front land to somersaults, where they are ready to progress. Sequences are developed towards the GCSE criteria.  
Athletic Activities  
Cross-Country Running - Students will complete the same route as all other years with the goal of improving their running time.

Track and Field Athletics - Students will track their performances from the previous year and look to improve their performance. This will be aided through more advanced techniques being used with the students.

Fitness components of fitness, training methods and principles of training.  
Dance Activities  
Dance (Girls only) - Students will begin to approach the GCSE specification in learning set phrases and looking at the GCSE Dance Anthology.  

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