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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 Physical Education
Term 1Netball, Rugby & Gymnastics
Netball Students will revisit the basic skills acquired in year 7, including attacking and defensive strategies backline and centre passes. Rugby Students will recap passing and dodging. They will develop tackling skills, decision-making and game play. Gymnastics Paired and group balances. They will begin to explore flight and use of apparatus to complement their performances.
Assessment: All students are assessed both theoretically and practically and awarded 2 summative grades for each unit. Theoretical understanding is assessed through in-depth questioning on movement analysis and analysis of skills in performance.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Football & Gymnastics
Football Students will use their skills in game situations. They will learn how to volley and gain a better understanding of formations and tactics. Gymnastics Paired and group balances. They will begin to explore flight and use of apparatus to complement their performances.
Assessment: All students are assessed both theoretically and practically and awarded 2 summative grades for each unit. Theoretical understanding is assessed through in-depth questioning on movement analysis and analysis of skills in performance.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Health Related Education, Hockey & Basketball
Health Related Education Different components of fitness and types of fitness training, including circuits, agility, flexibility, and strength. Students will compare pre and post exercise results and use this to explain differences. Hockey Students refine basic skills whilst learning more complex techniques of passing, dribbling and tackling, applying isolated skills in game situations. Basketball Students will further develop their skills. They will learn different shooting styles, gain an understanding of the requirements of different players.
Assessment: All students are assessed both theoretically and practically and awarded 2 summative grades for each unit. Theoretical understanding is assessed through in-depth questioning on movement analysis and analysis of skills in performance.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Table tennis, Basketball & Dance
Table Tennis They will develop their skills of serving, overhead and underarm clears, the smash shot and net play. Basketball Students will further develop their skills. They will learn different shooting styles, gain an understanding of the requirements of different players. Dance Students will further develop an understanding of dance dynamics, relationships and use of space in the creation of dance from a chosen stimulus.
Assessment: All students are assessed both theoretically and practically and awarded 2 summative grades for each unit. Theoretical understanding is assessed through in-depth questioning on movement analysis and analysis of skills in performance.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Volleyball & Softball
Volleyball Students will learn and practise the necessary skills of the game and learn how to work tactically together as a team. Softball Students will develop their understanding of the skills required in Softball: bowling, batting and fielding. They will study rules and game situations and develop decision making skills.
Assessment: All students are assessed both theoretically and practically and awarded 2 summative grades for each unit. Theoretical understanding is assessed through in-depth questioning on movement analysis and analysis of skills in performance.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Athletics
Athletics Students will develop their technique for a range of events, including Javelin and long distance running.
Assessment: All students are assessed both theoretically and practically and awarded 2 summative grades for each unit. Theoretical understanding is assessed through in-depth questioning on movement analysis and analysis of skills in performance.Key Words and Terms
 

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