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KS4 Option in PE

Sport Studies Curriculum Intent

 

Intent:

We provide a high-quality Sports Studies course which allows the girls to enhance, assess and evaluate their knowledge of sporting activities. Through this, we are preparing our students to be able to access and participate in the competitive sporting world outside of the school environment, in the hope of giving our girls the best opportunity to be the next Jessica Ennis Hill. Our Sport Studies curriculum will ensure that students become analytically literate and are able to use and express their reflections, based on their practical performance and written assessment. Through regular sporting performance opportunities both in and outside the classroom, students develop their self-confidence, creativity, resilience and sense of achievement; essential skills needed to succeed in the wider world.

Aims:

Sport Studies at Newland School for Girls aims to;

  1. Give students the opportunity to develop their skills, techniques and use of tactics/strategies/compositional ideas in both an individual and a team sporting activity, as well as their understanding of the rules to allow them to act in a number of officiating roles within an activity. They will also consider the use of different practice methods in order to improve their performance.
  2. Give students the opportunity to develop some of the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be an effective sport leader and plan, deliver and review safe and effective sporting activity sessions themselves.
  3. Allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between sport and the media, as well as their ability to evaluate and interpret the different ways in which sports items may be represented by the media.
  4. Gives all students the opportunity to explore a range of topical and contemporary issues in sport, relating to participation levels and barriers, the promotion of values and ethical behaviour through sport and the role of high-profile sporting events and national governing bodies in advancing sports’ attempts to positively impact upon society and showcase their worth beyond providing entertainment.

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