PE

Aims

As a department our aims are to enrich and inspire students to participate in physical activity and encourage lifelong learning.

Introduction

There are opportunities for students across all years to compete at Inter-house, School, Area, County and National level in many activities. In addition we have a very extensive extra-curricular programme and students are encouraged to participate for fitness and leisure as well as for excellence. Every member of the PE department contributes strongly to this highly valued aspect of Northallerton School and Sixth Form College.

What students will study:

In Year 7

Students may well undertake a variety of different activities; initially in the autumn term they could perform traditional sports such as rugby, hockey, netball, basketball, gymnastics and badminton. During the spring term students will embark on football, fitness, dance and cross country/outdoor adventure activities. In the summer term the activities will involve athletics, tennis, rounders, softball and cricket.

In all games activities, pupils will work on improving the quality of their skill level which will assist with the intention of outwitting their opponent along with working on the basic principles of attack and defence. In the more individual activities such as gymnastics and athletics students will be encouraged to replicate accurately, certain movements with control. They will also be encouraged to evaluate and assess movements to improve routines and performances.

In Year 8

Students may well undertake a variety of different activities; initially in the autumn term they could perform traditional sports such as rugby, hockey, netball, basketball, table tennis, football, cross country and badminton. During the spring term students will embark on health and fitness, gymnastics, volley ball and team games. The summer term activities may well involve athletics, tennis, rounders, softball, cricket and frisbee.

In all games activities, pupils will be required to develop their skill level and also consider how to use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit their opponent. Students working on these elements will be required to develop their attacking and defending strategies and techniques. In the more individual activities such as gymnastics, dance and athletics students will be encouraged to use their previous knowledge and understanding to replicate movement patterns, develop sequences of controlled movements and engage in performing and improving their skills and personal bests in relation to speed, height, distance and accuracy.

In Year 9

Students may well undertake a variety of different activities; initially in the autumn term they could perform traditional sports such as rugby, hockey, netball, basketball, table tennis, football, cross country and badminton. During the spring term students will embark on health and fitness, dance, volleyball and team games. In the summer term activities may well involve athletics, tennis, rounders, softball, cricket and frisbee.

Here there will be a strong focus on students developing, implementing and refining team and individual game plans with the primary objective of outwitting an opponent. For the individual activities the focus will be on constancy, fluency and control of skills and movements. Students will explore individual and group sequences whilst using various apparatus in their routines. They will also be involved in leading warm ups and stretching exercises for their activities and show an understanding and knowledge behind this element and reflect on the benefits that fitness events can offer an individual and implication for future life.