PE

Department Description / Curriculum Intent

St John Bosco provides a sports programme that has a positive influence on all ages and abilities of pupils. We aim to develop every pupil’s interest and confidence in sport, from aspiring internationals to those for whom sport is part of a healthy lifestyle.

To help us achieve this, we offer outstanding facilities and an exceptional team of teachers and coaches, this level of support guarantees the best possible environment for every pupil to develop their skills regardless of the level of sport that they play.

St John Bosco offers a choice of over ten sports and an ever-increasing number of teams represent the School at fixtures against other schools, enabling pupils to experience competitive sport on a regular basis and providing opportunities to compete in sport and other activities building character and helping to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Pupils are expected to participate in the main sports during their junior years, before progressing to a wider range of options as they move up the School.

Policy and Participation

Department Staff 

Mrs A Ward (Subject Leader)
Miss M Hinnigan

Curriculum Content
KS3

Year 7

Term 1:

Practical Indoor Athletics, Netball, Football and Badminton
Theory Muscles, bones and ligaments

Term 2:

Practical Trampolining, OAA (Teambuilding) and Rounders
Theory O2, Perspiration, Red blood Cells, components of fitness

Term 3:

Practical Athletics, Rounders and Cricket
Theory Glucose and calorie intake

Year 8

Term 1:

Practical Indoor Athletics, Football and Badminton
Theory Reading graphs, heart rate and muscles, bones, ligaments

Term 2:

Practical Trampolining, Climbing and Fitness
Theory Breathing, rate of recovery and training methods

Term 3:

Practical Athletics, rounders and tennis
Theory Digestion, PNF, static and dynamic stretching

Year 9

Term 1:

Practical Football and Badminton
Theory Muscles, bones, ligaments and components of fitness

Term 2:

Practical Trampolining and Fitness
Theory Components of fitness and Training methods

Term 3:

Practical Athletics and Rounders
Theory Fitness tests, PNF, static and dynamic stretching

Curriculum Content
KS4/GCSE

Year 10

Term 1: Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance
Internal Assessment – Practical and theory elements

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports
B practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports
C be able to review sports performance.

Term 2: Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities
Internal Assessments – Practical and theory elements

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership
B undertake the planning and leading of sports activities
C review the planning and leading of sports activities.

Term 3: Unit 1: Fitness for sport and exercise
External assessment – exam style onscreen test in exam conditions /50 marks, 1 hour. Assessment available on demand.

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A know about the components of fitness and the principles of training
B explore different fitness training methods
C investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.

Year 11

Term 1: Unit 1: Fitness for sport and exercise
External assessment – exam style onscreen test in exam conditions /50 marks, 1 hour. Assessment available on demand.

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A know about the components of fitness and the principles of training
B explore different fitness training methods
C investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.

Term 2 & 3: Unit 5 Training for Personal Fitness
Internal assessments – Practical and theory elements

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A design a personal fitness training programme
B know about exercise adherence factors and strategies for continued training success
C implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives
D review a personal fitness-training programme.

Curriculum Content
KS5/A-Level

Year 12

Term 1, 2 and 3:Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology (120 GLH)(M)
External assessment – Exam – Short and long style answer questions.
/90 marks, 1 hour 30 mins. Assessment available twice a year in January and May/June.

Assessment Outcomes:

In this unit you will:

A. The effects of exercise and sports performance on the skeletal system.
B. The effects of exercise and sports performance on the muscular system.
C. The effects of exercise and sports performance on the respiratory system
D. The effects of exercise and sports performance on the cardiovascular system
E. The effects of exercise and sports performance on the energy systems

Term 1, 2 and 3:Unit 4: Leading Sports Activities (60 GLH)(O)
Internal Assessments – Practical and theory elements

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A Understand the roles, qualities and characteristics of an effective sports leader
B Examine the importance of psychological factors and their link with effective leadership
C Explore an effective leadership style when leading a team during sport and exercise activities.

Year 13

Term 1, 2 and 3:Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (120 GLH)(M)
External Assessment – Written controlled assessment /60. Two part task, Part A is a scenario based on an individual who requires guidance with training, lifestyle and nutrition, this will be released a week before the supervised assessment (Part B). Part B is a controlled assessment in which pupils are allowed to take in their research notes from part A. They will be issued a task, have two and a half hours for completion under supervised assessment.

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A Examine lifestyle factors and their effect on health and well-being
B Understand the screening processes for training programming
C Understand programme-related nutritional needs
D Examine training methods for different components of fitness
E Understand training programme design

Term 1, 2 and 3:Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry (60 GLH)(M)
Internal assessments – Practical and theory elements

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A Understand the career and job opportunities in the sports industry
B Explore own skills using a skills audit to inform a career development action plan
C Undertake a recruitment activity to demonstrate the processes that can lead to a successful job offer in a selected career pathway

NB: HRF is taught throughout the year when the mock exams are on through a 6 week unit, demonstrating a variety of fitness for life objectives.


Department Courses

Key Stage 3: A variety of Governing Body Young Leaders Awards are offered

Key Stage 4: Pearson BTEC First Award in Sport level 1/2, Bosco sports Leaders Level 1, variety of Governing Body Leadership and level 1 awards

Key Stage 5: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport


Departmental Links and Partners

Everton Ladies Football Club
Everton in the Community
English Cricket Board
Liverpool School Sport Partnership
Liverpool Harriers & AC

AQA

QCF

Extra Curricular


Netball, football, running, fitness, badminton, trampolining, rounders, athletics.