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Key Stage 3 Physical Education

Subject: Physical Education

Students will learn about a range of sports, their history, and current issues within them. Students are provided the opportunity to fulfil their roles and responsibilities to develop their leadership skills that allow them to communicate what they think, feel, observe, and understand. 

What will students learn?

The PE curriculum is sequenced so that students revisit each sport, each year, allowing them to revisit and build on previous knowledge. We deliver 8 sports each year in key stage 3, where we have taken the model of delivering 4 individual sports (Athletics, Fitness, Table Tennis and Badminton), alongside 4 team sports (Football, Basketball, Cricket and Rugby/Handball). This is because at key stage 4 and key stage 5, students will need to specialise in one of each area.

Key areas that students will look to develop and be assessed at in key stage 3 are broken down into 3 areas: Performance, Leadership and Life. At key stage 3, we look to develop sporting skills in the start of their journey, moving into a skill and game understanding approach in year 8, before building on these concepts in year 9, where they put this into practice, showing their tactical awareness and officiating skills in a competitive situation.

In KS3 students will study

Year 7

In year 7, students focus on the fundamental skills to each sport that we deliver. By doing this, they can build a solid foundation to support them in competitive situation. At present, our curriculum offers rugby in year 7, where a key focus is on tag/rugby league rules.

Year 8

In year 8, students look to build on the fundamental skills they learnt in year 7 and looking to expand more into their game understanding within each sport. In year 8, we introduce handball as this is one of the fastest growing sports in Europe, and we look to specialise students within this sport at key stage 4.

Year 9

In year 9, students can show their development over the previous two years by building on concepts they have learnt in each sport, where they can show their tactical awareness and officiating skills in a competitive situation.

How will students receive feedback?

At Paddington, all students will receive regular feedback from formative assessment tasks. Within the curriculum, specific tasks are allocated for feedback. This ensures all students gain regular feedback. Teachers will mark student work and provide targeted feedback that enables students to improve their work and make progress. To support student understanding, teachers plan high-quality re-teach time to prepare students for their feedback. Across each term, students will receive feedback from multiple tasks.

What resources can be used to support learning?

Students have access to a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, where they can extend their enjoyment and learning of a sport, outside of the classroom. We run clubs every evening, as well as running clubs that we do not offer in curriculum time, such as netball. This is a great way for students to interact with peers from their year group, as well as from other year groups. It will also provide an opportunity to develop and strengthen their leadership skills, when interacting in the practical environment on a regular basis.


KS3 Physical Education Overview



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