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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 Physical Education
Term 1Boys - Football / Girls - Netball   
Football: Students build upon fundamental skills learned during Year 7 including: passing, dribbling, shooting, tackling and heading. Game focus in Year 8 with the aim of possession and applying skills into game situations. Netball: Students build upon fundamental skills developed during Year 7 including: passing, footwork, movement and shooting. In Year 8 students are introduced to different positions within netball and basic rules. These are applied through game situations.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Boys - Rugby / Girls - Dance
Rugby: Pupils will learn and develop movement, decision making and tactical understanding within Rugby. Students will work on the skills that they acquired in Year 7, and develop new techniques, such as mauling, scrummage and backs moves etc. The emphasis will be on the students' ability to adapt their skills, and utilise their teams strengths, to work successfully in the game situation. Dance: Students work on the skills acquired during Year 7 and develop new techniques within dance. Students work in small groups to choreograph a dance routine.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Health Related Education
Health Related Education: Students build upon knowledge and fitness levels from Year 7. Students are re-tested using national fitness tests to assess fitness level against Year 7 results and national expectation. Students building upon the following methods of training: continuous training, fartlek training, interval training and circuit training. Students fully aware of benefits of healthy active lifestyle.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Boys - Table Tennis / Girls - Gymnastics
Table Tennis: Students will develop their skills of serving, overhead and underarm clears, the smash shot and net play. The skills will be learned through doubles game play with understanding of rules of the game and skills. Gymnastics: Students will build on their foundation skills of flight, rotation and balance and start to develop more complex movements. Students will explore pair and group balances as well as refining the different types of rotation. Students will then focus on the transition between gymnastic skills, using flight and creative composition to create a smooth and fluid gymnastic routine as part of their final assessment.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Athletics
Athletics: Students will continue to develop their technique in throwing, jumping and running events in athletics, with a greater focus on the technical skill need in running, throwing and jumping events. Students will develop their tactics within athletic races with the focus on trying to improve their personal best level. Students will be able to compare their results in all disciplines against the national average. Students will be working towards Sports Day.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Boys - Softball / Girls - Rounders   
Softball: Students build upon fundamental skills learned in Year 7 including the following skills: catching, throwing, bowling, fielding and batting. These skills are applied through game play increasing knowledge of rules. Rounders: Students build upon fundamental skills from Primary School and Year 7. These skills are putting into small sided matches increasing knowledge of rules and attacking strategies. Both softball and rounders are available via extra-curricular during the summer term.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment)Key Words and Terms
 

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