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Intent

To ensure students have a clear understanding of the effects health and wellbeing can have on their lives and discovering an enjoyment for physical activity, which will develop positive physical and wellbeing habits in future that they can carry on into adult life.

Implementation

At the Leigh UTC we want to equip our students with the skills they need to meet the challenges, change and demands for the future, whatever they may be. Experiencing high quality PE curriculum that includes a variety of different sports, enabling all students to access an enjoyable and successful curriculum. The MYP curriculum we implement through Key Stage 3 allows students to develop intercultural understanding and respect through enquiry based learning. This curriculum prepares students for PE exam course, like GCSE PE and Health & Fitness, as the MYP focuses on inquiry based learning, risk takers 

Through this journey we want our students to make a clear understanding of the effects health and wellbeing can have on their lives and discover an enjoyment for physical activity, which will develop positive physical and wellbeing habits in future that they can carry on into adult life.

At key stage 4 we offer the opportunity for students to study GCSE PE. Following the the MYP curriculum in KS3 provides our students with a good base knowledge due to students being taught how to be risk takers, communicators, inquires. This allows us to further the students knowledge of the subject and preparing them for career in the sporting industry. 

We encourage students to carry on their passion for physical activity outside the school environment, with joining local sports clubs, which offers different opportunities for the students to follow and build independence and relationships. Also through our extra-curricular program we offer a wide range of sporting activities for our students to get involved in, providing sporting fixtures for all students, at all levels creating opportunities that they may never get outside of school.

Curriculum End Points

The Maths Curriculum at the Leigh UTC is designed to encompass all facets of mastery, allowing students total exposure to every topic which will be examined at the end of their schooling careers. The spiralled nature of the curriculum offers opportunity for rich, problem-solving learning with an emphasis on the accurate usage of mathematical vocabulary. With checkpoint assessment throughout it is our intention to provide a complete learning programme spanning number, algebra, geometry, and data, all while ‘developing young STEM professionals for future global markets.’

By the end of Year 11 a completed curriculum will offer students the best opportunity for success at either foundation or higher level. Exam technique is taught with vigour while QLAs are used to identify any knowledge gaps over the course of student studies. This personalised approach allows students the chance of further study within the field of mathematics or should leave them confident knowing they have been exposed to all the relevant content and associated exam questions.

Curriculum Overview

Core PE – Health and Fitness

  • Fitness testing
  • Component of fitness
  • Training methods

NCFE: Health & Fitness

Unit 01 Introduction to body systems and principles of training in health and fitness

  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System 
  • Energy Systems

(recap for exam)

Core PE – Winter Sports

  • Football 
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Netball

NCFE: Health & Fitness

Unit 01 Introduction to body systems and principles of training in health and fitness

  • Effects of health and fitness activities on the body
  • Health and fitness
  • Components of fitness
  • Principles of training

(recap for exam)

Core PE – Winter Sports

  • Football 
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Netball

NCFE: Health & Fitness

  • Synoptic Project (released Dec) 

Core PE – OOA

  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

NCFE: Health & Fitness

  • Synoptic Project (released Dec) 

Core PE – Summer Sports 

  • Volleyball 
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Athletics

NCFE: Health & Fitness

  • Exam period

Core PE – Summer Sports 

  • Volleyball 
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Athletics

NCFE: Health & Fitness

  • Exam period

By the end of Year 10, students will have comprehensively covered all topics relating to their KS3 learning and will feel confident addressing questions relating to these curricula. Their learning will occur almost exclusively in the context of GCSE examinations and will allow them to explore topics not yet addressed i.e. surds. Year 10 will form the bedrock for students to catapult themselves into year 11 where content will take a heavy problem-solving bias.

Curriculum Overview

Core PE – Health and Fitness

  • Fitness testing
  • Component of fitness
  • Training methods

NCFE: Health & Fitness

Unit 01 – Introduction to body systems and principles of training in health and fitness

LO 1: Understand the structure and function of body systems and how they apply to health and fitness

  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System 
  • Energy systems

Core PE – Winter Sports

  • Football 
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Netball

NCFE: Health & Fitness

LO 1: Understand the structure and function of body systems and how they apply to health and fitness

  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System 
  • Energy systems

LO 2: Understand the effects of health and fitness activities on the body

  • Effects of health and fitness activities on the body

Core PE – Winter Sports

  • Football 
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Netball

NCFE: Health & Fitness

LO 3: Understand health and fitness and the components of fitness

  • Health and fitness
  • Components of fitness

LO 4: Understand the principles of training

  • Principles of training

Core PE – OOA

  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

NCFE: Health & Fitness

LO 3: Understand health and fitness and the components of fitness

  • Health and fitness
  • Components of fitness

LO 4: Understand the principles of training

  • Principles of training

Core PE – Summer Sports 

  • Volleyball 
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Athletics

NCFE: Health & Fitness

Unit 02 Preparing and planning for health and fitness 

LO 1: Understand the impact of lifestyle on health and fitness

  • Lifestyle factors

LO 2: Understand how to test and develop components of fitness 

  • Fitness testing
  • Training methods
  • Optimise a health and fitness programme

Core PE – Summer Sports 

  • Volleyball 
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Athletics

NCFE: Health & Fitness

LO 3: Understand how to apply health and fitness analyses and set goals

  • Health and fitness analysis and goal setting

LO 4: Understand the structure of a health and fitness programme and how to prepare safely

  • The Structure of a health and fitness programme
  • Health and safety

By the end of Year 9, students should be able to decipher the appropriate mathematical techniques to solve problems in a myriad of contexts. Students should be confident in reasoning with numerical problems and have the ability to solve equations both algebraically and graphically. Mathematical justifications will be sound across all topics including probability and shape, and appropriate terminology, symbols and notation will be frequent throughout their work.

Curriculum Overview

Unit 1: Health and Fitness

  • Fitness testing 
  • Components of fitness
  • Training methods
  • Goal Setting
  • ATL: Self-management and social skills 
  • Learner Profile: Knowledgeable 
  • Assessment criteria: A

Unit  2: Winter Sports

  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Different roles in sport
  • How skills and techniques can impact performance
  • Learner Profile: Communicator
  • Assessment criteria: C

Unit 3: Dance and Gymnastics 

  • Creating an effective performance
  • Creating a routine

Unit 4: Outdoor and adventurous activity (OAA)

  • Leadership Styles
  • Learner Profile: Reflective
  • Assessment criteria: B&D

Unit 5: Skills and techniques

  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • How tactica and performance can influence game play
  • Learner Profile: Risk-taker
  • Assessment criteria: B&C

Unit 6: Summer Sports-  Athletics 

  • Throwing events
  • Jumping events
  • Running events
  • ATL: Information literacy skill s
  • Learner Profile: Caring
  • Assessment criteria: B &C

Unit 6: Summer sports – Striking and fielding 

  • Cricket 
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • ATL: Thinking skills 
  • Learner Profile: Thinkers
  • Assessment criteria: A

By the end of Year 8, students should be able to conduct proportioned reasoning from data sets and interpret graphical representations of said data. Students should be adept at forming and solving problems involving polynomials and further develop their understanding of shape and measure from Year 7, with retention and usage of key mathematical formulae.

Curriculum Overview

Unit 1: Health and Fitness

  • Fitness testing 
  • Components of fitness
  • Training methods
  • Body systems
  • ATL: Self- management skills
  • Learner Profile: Knowledgeable
  • Assessment criteria: A

Unit  2: Winter Sports

  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Perspectives
  • Transferable skills
  • ATL: Social and thinking skills
  • Learner Profile: Communicator
  • Assessment criteria: C

Unit 3: Dance and Gymnastics 

  • Movement patterns
  • Formations
  • Timing

Unit 4: Outdoor and adventurous activity (OAA)

  • Problem solving
  • Democracy
  • Reflection
  • Orienteering
  • ATL: Reflective and creative thinking
  • Learner Profile: Reflective
  • Assessment criteria: B&D

Unit 5: Skills and techniques 

  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • ATL: Transfer and communication skills
  • Learner Profile: Risk-taker
  • Assessment criteria: B&C

Unit 6: Summer Sports-  Athletics 

  • Throwing events
  • Jumping events
  • Running events
  • ATL: Information literacy skills
  • Learner Profile: Caring
  • Assessment criteria: D

Unit 6: Summer sports – Striking and fielding 

  • Cricket 
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • ATL: Thinking skills 
  • Learner Profile: Thinkers
  • Assessment criteria: A

By the end of Year 7, students should be able to make reasoned generalisations about the number system, both grammatically and numerically. Students should be able to manipulate and simplify quantities, describe relationships between measurements and identify key rules pertaining to shape.

Curriculum Overview

Unit 1: Health and Fitness

  • Fitness testing 
  • Components of fitness
  • Training methods
  • Warm up and cool down 
  • ATL: Self- management skills
  • Learner Profile: Knowledgeable
  • Assessment criteria: A

Unit  2: Winter Sports

  • Handball 
  • Basketball
  • Rugby 
  • Football 
  • Basic skills e.g. passing
  • Offensive and defensive movements
  • ATL: Social and thinking skills
  • Learner Profile: Communicator
  • Assessment criteria: C

Unit 3: Dance and Gymnastics 

  • Travel
  • Rotation
  • Balance

Unit 4: Outdoor and adventurous activity (OAA)

  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Leadership skills
  • ATL: Communication skills
  • Learner Profile: Reflective
  • Assessment criteria: B&D

Unit 5: Skills and techniques 

  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Communication
  • ATL: Social skills 
  • Learner Profile: Risk-taker
  • Assessment criteria: B&C

Unit 6: Summer Sports – Athletics 

  • Throwing events
  • Jumping events
  • Running events
  • ATL: Information literacy skills
  • Learner Profile: Caring
  • Assessment criteria: D

Unit 6: Summer sports – Striking and fielding 

  • Cricket 
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • ATL: Thinking skills 
  • Learner Profile: Thinkers
  • Assessment criteria: A