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DEPARTMENT CONTEXT

STAFF CODE

NAME

RESPONSIBILITIES

LES

Sarah Leonard

Director of Learning Sport/Head of Year 11

WIN

Nicky Williams

Head of Dance/Assistant Headteacher

BAR

Ricky Ball

PE Teacher

GRP

Phil Gridelet

Head Football Coach

ALP

Patricia Almeida

School Games Organiser and School Sports Coordinator

 

Facilities:

Sports Hall – Full size Basketball Court Sports Hall with three storage cupboards to store a range of different sports equipment.

Multi-Use Hall – Teaching area designed for dance and gymnastics. It has mirrors on one side with ballet bars, a sound system and two storage cupboards.

3G Astro – Full size 11-a-side football pitch with two full size goals and 6 smaller training goals. This is used by WFC training, Sixth Form training and matches, KS3-4 lessons and football matches.

Sports Field – There are training grids and goals for lessons and training and an 11-a-side football pitch with goals. During the autumn and spring terms there is a 9-a-side and two 11-a-side pitches marked out. During the summer there is a six lane 400m track, two rounder’s pitches marked out, and a long jump pit.

DTF – Indoor 9-a-side 3G Astro. Six goals and storage areas behind the caged facility. Benches and pegs for some changing.

MUGA – This is a tarmacked multi-use area that has four tennis courts and three netball courts marked out. There are six movable netball posts and six permanent basketball posts.

Fitness Suite – This facility has a range of cardio, resistance and free weight machines. It is used for some PE intervention groups but mainly for elite athletes and the Sixth Form programme.

Physio Room – This is equipped with two treatment tables and rehab equipment needed to treat students.

Changing Rooms – There are two male and two female changing areas that have benches, toilets and showers.

PE

Years 7 and 8 (Key Stage 3)

 

 

PE: Students follow the Physical Education National Curriculum and are taught in mixed groups. We aim to introduce students to a broad range of sports and activities and concentrate on developing fundamental skills. Students have the opportunity to improve skill, evaluate and develop resilience and team work. We focus on delivering a range of activities that allow students to develop cognitive, social, leadership and physical skills, thus developing the whole child. By the end of Year 8 students should have knowledge of various sports allowing them, should they pick GCSE PE, to have their chosen sports in mind. Enjoyment plays an important role in our delivery enhancing the student’s enthusiasm to continue to take part in sport or physical activity outside of school.

Performing Arts: Students will be taught in mixed groups and will be introduced to a range of strands from the Performing Arts including Dance and Drama. Students will have the opportunity to perform, devise and choreograph group pieces and analyse their own, others and professional works while working in a group and independently. Students will consider Performing Arts from a range of styles, genres and narratives.  Team work and enthusiasm will ensure success within this area and students should have gained various skills and techniques to choose a Performing Arts option at GCSE.

Year 9, 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4)

 

 

 

GCSE PE: (OCR GCSE J587) – Year 10 & 11

The course is assessed through two examinations (one hour papers) and a practical moderation which take place during the summer term in Year 11. During Year 10 students cover the content for the second paper ‘Socio-cultural influences, Sports Psychology, Health, Fitness and Well-being’. This is through a mixture of theory and practical lessons. Knowledge and understanding are assessed every full term with an end of unit test.  Practical lessons are aimed at developing techniques and performances in chosen sports to be assessed. During Year 11 students complete a training programme and analysis coursework in the first term and revisit content from both papers and work on exam skills and questions. Practical lessons prepare students for moderation with paperwork and video analysis.

BTEC Sport: (Edexcel Level 2 BTEC Award) – Year 9, 10 & 11

This is assessed through three units of coursework and one online examination. In Year 9 students will complete the first core Unit Practical Sports Performance. There are three assignments with a mixture of written work and practical’s that must be filmed as evidence. During the first full term Year 10 students cover the exam content and prepare themselves for the online exam through practice questions. During the spring and summer terms they study the content for ‘Leading Sports Activities’ and complete three assignments based on this unit. Year 11 students complete the final unit Training for Personal Fitness. They then have time to catch up on any units or assignments they have missing. Lessons are coursework based with the focus on completing all units to get an overall grade. Students who have not yet passed the online examination component have the opportunity to re-sit this exam.

PE: The PE curriculum follows on from KS3. They take part in a range of different sports and the curriculum is designed for each individual group. Lessons are focused on improving engagement, participation in extra-curricular activities, knowing and applying rules, leadership and tactical performance. Classes are split in accordance with gender and ability so that the curriculum can be adapted to the group.

Dance: (AQA GCSE 8236) The course begins at the start of Year 9 and runs through to a final practical and written exam in the Summer term of Year 11. Years 9 & 10 will be run as an extracurricular lesson after school as a joint group. Year 11 Dance will be run within curriculum time.  The Dance GCSE course is a powerful and expressive option which encourages students to develop their creative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacity.  Students will study a range of dance styles and style fusions. Students will continue to study the three strands of Dance, Performance, Choreography and Appreciation.  The course is made up of Component 1 (practical, 60% of the GCSE), which includes a solo performance, duet/trip performance and solo/group choreography. The remaining Component 2 (exam, 40% of the GCSE), consisting of 1 and a half hour paper based on students understanding of their own, others and professional work.

Year 12 and 13 (Key Stage 5)

BTEC Sport

Year 12 & 13: Students follow the NQF Pearson Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport. Both year groups will be taught together following 7 units. Two units are externally assessed exams and the remaining 5 are coursework based. Teaching is a mixture of classroom based and practical activities giving students a hands on approach to learning.

Sports:

The training groups are allocated four days per week to train.  Football fixtures are usually on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon.

Dance: (AQA A level 7237) A-level Dance is a linear qualification and it is a dynamic qualification which encourages students to develop their creative and intellectual capacity, alongside transferable skills such as team working, communication and problem solving. This specification reflects both historical and current dance practices, making it more relevant, and inspires a lifelong passion and appreciation for dance. The course is made up of Component 1 (Practical. 50% of the A level), which includes Solo performance linked to a specified practitioner within an area of study, Performance in a quartet and a Group choreography.  The remaining Component 2, critical engagement (exam, 50% of A level), consisting of 2 and a half hour papers based on student’s knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of two set works within the chosen areas of study.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR PROVISION

Autumn – Spring term

Basketball: Students from Years 7-13 of all abilities. They are entered into Borough Leagues.

Boys’ Football: Students in Years 7-11 have one training session a week which is opened to all and run by PE teachers. They are entered into the Borough, Middlesex and English Schools’ Competitions.

Girls’ Football: Students in Years 7-11 have one training session a week which is opened to all and run by PE teachers. They are entered into the Borough competitions for Futsal.

Netball & Trampolining are run as recreational clubs by PE staff. They will have opportunities to compete in Borough competitions and Tournaments.

Summer term

Athletics: Students in Years 7-11 have 1 training session a week which are open to all and run by PE teachers. They are entered into the Borough Athletics Championships and if they qualify can represent Hillingdon at the Middlesex Championship.

Rounders and Cricket: Students in Years 7-11 have two training sessions a week which are open to all and run by PE teachers.