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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

PE

Key Stage 3 

  • Leadership – leading other pupils within certain components of the lesson ie warm-ups, main activities and cool downs.
  • Pupils who have been identified as performing above average in their chosen sports will have the opportunity to attend extra-curricular clubs and then be selected to perform at level 2 (borough) and level 3 (county) if successful.
  • Extra-curricular clubs are available for all students to practice and improve their skills in a number of activities.
  • Effective questioning to engage pupils in small groups/whole classes.
  • GCSE questioning in practical lessons with G&T students (especially those in Year 9) ie physiological changes.
  • The promotion of studying GCSE PE – encouragement to find good performance in 4 sports or more.
  • Trips to various sporting events are organised so that students can have the opportunity to see sports performed at the highest level.
  • Specialist coaches are employed to run sessions in school to improve the standard and quality of extra-curricular sessions.

Key Stage 4 

  • ‘Leadership Academy’ – Pupils have the opportunity to work with participate in leadership activities with younger pupils in local primary schools and offiiciate at various sports events to develop their organisation, communication and leadership skills.
  • GCSE pupils – long answer questions – these are longer questions at GCSE level that involve skills in both Physical Education knowledge and also literacy as you get marked on SPAG too!
  • Use of video analysis in sport as part of BTEC Sport level 2 course.
  • The promotion of studying Physical Education at KS5 and Degree Level.
  • A/A*pupils are asked to be pupil consultants to aid the learning of other pupils in the class – “If you can teach someone else, then you understand the content”
  • Trips to various sporting events are organised so that students can have the opportunity to see sports performed at the highest level.
  • Specialist coaches are employed to run sessions in school to improve the standard and quality of extra-curricular sessions.

Key Stage 5 

  • Independent Work – you should be taking ownership of your own learning, reading around the subject and doing extra work at home making sure you fully understand concepts.
  • Work Experience – as part of the BTEC Sport level 3 course you will do two weeks work experience in a local Primary assisting the class teacher throughout the day. You will also be encouraged to help to lead and organise PE activities as part of their “Sports Week” which is a week dedicated to Sport and Fitness.
  • Use of video analysis in sport as part of BTEC Sport level 2 course.
  • Further Reading - This is an important skill and one you will find helpful when you move into further education. Possible websites can be found in your student guide or some traditional texts can be borrowed from the PE office or library.

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