Within Physical Education lessons across Years 7 and 8 students will take part in a variety of physical activities in line with the new KS3 National Curriculum. The topic that is being covered that term will be delivered through the variety of practical sports. They will be grouped into single sex groups all having the same opportunities as each other.
At Key Stage 3 students will learn how to:
PE is a non-examined core subject within the curriculum. Traditionally is has been assessed using National Curriculum levels. However, the National Curriculum has changed and as a result the previous system of levels has disappeared. At Biddenham we have replaced them by identifying key PE skills and concepts and assessing progress using the following grading system:
Emerging: just starting to learn a new skill or concept.
Developing: showing an increased understanding in that skill or concept.
Secure: frequently showing evidence of understanding of a skill or concept.
Mastered: always demonstrating a deep understanding of a skill or concept.
In order to show progress within the thresholds we operate a fine grading system. Our fine grading system is explained below:
S1: Absolutely Secure at this threshold (90 -100%)
S2: Likely to convert to a Secure (75%)
S3: Just into this threshold (50%)
There will be opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills by being part of the Leadership Academy run through our Bedford and Kempston School Sports Partnership. Students involved in the academy have the opportunities to attend leadership courses in a variety of physical activities.
The variety of sports covered during this key stage helps develop the necessary practical skills required for the practical component of GCSE PE.
All students will be able to access a variety of extracurricular activities both at lunch and after school. This will allow for all students to participate in competitive sport outside of the curriculum. Extra-curricular activities range from football, hockey, athletics, rounders, cricket, golf, leadership, softball, handball and dodge ball. These are only a few of those on offer; please see the PE section of the school website for a more detailed overview of the type of activities we offer.
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