Key Stage 3

Pupils in Year 7, 8 and 9 are taught a wide range of sporting activities with a focus on developing basic to advanced skill acquisition, teamwork, communication and creativity whilst appreciating the many physical, mental and social benefits of physical education. As well as developing their knowledge of the skills, techniques and tactics required for many sports and activities, pupils develop an understanding of the rules required in different sports and take on different leadership roles.
Our intent is to offer a diverse range of activities that develop confident, creative and independent learners and encourage pupils to foster a lifelong enjoyment of sport. An overview of the sports and physical activities offered in Key Stage 3 are highlighted below.
Year 7 – Handball, Rugby, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket, Fitness
Year 8 – Gymnastics, Dance, Football, Rugby, Fitness, Outdoor Education, Rounders, Cricket, Athletics
Year 9 – Trampolining, Gymnastics, Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Fitness, Badminton, Rounders, Cricket. Softball, Athletics.

Key Stage 4

Pupils in Year 10 and 11 build upon the skills taught in KS3 and begin to tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They are encouraged to get involved in a range of activities that develops their personal fitness. Healthy and active lifestyles are promoted through all sports on offer and students are taught to appreciate the physical, mental and social benefits of taking part in physical activity. A range of sporting activities are offered with a focus on advanced skill acquisition and application, analysis of performance, leadership, communication, and creativity. Pupils are assessed each half term in a range of individual and team sports.
Our PE intent is to offer a range of activities that sustain creative and independent learners and encourage pupils to foster a lifelong enjoyment of sport. An overview of the sports and physical activities offered in Key Stage 4 are highlighted below.
We deliver a range of invasion games such as Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball and net games such as Badminton, Table Tennis and Short Tennis. Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) and Trampolining are also offered as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. In the summer term we focus on Athletics and striking and fielding games that include Cricket, Rounders and Softball. We also place an emphasis upon personal fitness which includes methods of testing, training and exercise plans.

How is PE assessed? Me in PE

During Key Stage 3 pupils build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stages 1 and 2. Learners become more competent, confident and expert in their skills and techniques. Pupils apply these techniques across many different sports and physical activities. They are also taught to understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life.

Pupils at De Warenne Academy are assessed each half term against their ability to:

• use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games
• develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports
• perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
• take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
• analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
• take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

The PE department use “Me in PE” each half term to assess each student against their Social, Physical, Organised, Resilient and Thinking (SPORT) engagement in PE. The total score for SPORT each half term is 10 marks and this is shared with pupils at the end of each programme of study.