Physical Education

Miss Kady Harrison – Teacher

Mr Andy Jowitt – Teacher

Mr Christian Wolstencroft – Teacher 

Miss Claire Jerome- Head of PE

PE Reading List

PE Curriculum Overview

For more details about the PE curriculum, please email claire.jerome@macclesfieldacademy.org

Physical Education is an integral subject at The Macclesfield Academy, where students are challenged to stretch themselves to develop social, physical and emotional skills. These skills are nurtured through well-structured fun and engaging lessons taught by the Academy’s excellent PE staff.

KIT POLICY 

Please note if you have rugby you must bring a gum shield and if you have football you must bring shin pads.

The following is a list of items of kit that are expected for every PE lesson:

Girls’ PE kit 

Compulsory 

  • Navy blue polo shirt with school logo
  • Sports skort with logo or plain black- non cycle shorts*
  • Trainers suitable for Sports Hall and Astro turf (not pumps)
  • Black or White socks* (Netball, summer sports and indoor activities)
  • Navy football socks* (Football)
  • Shin pads*
  • Hair bobble to tie hair back

Recommended 

  • Showerproof jacket with school logo
  • Gum shield (Football) *
  • Gym bag for kit*

Optional 

  • School blue leggings with logo
  • 1/4 Zip Training top with school logo
  • Navy-blue tracksuit bottoms with logo
  • Plain blue or black base layer under PE kit if necessary*

Boys PE Kit 

Compulsory 

  • Navy blue polo shirt with school logo
  • Navy blue shorts with school logo
  • Trainers suitable for Sports Hall and Astro turf* (not pumps)
  • Black and White socks* (summer sports and indoor activities)
  • Navy football socks* (Football)
  • Shin pads* (Football)
  • Hair bobble to tie long hair back

Recommended 

  • Showerproof jacket with school logo
  • Gum shield*  (Rugby)
  • Gym bag for kit*

Optional 

  • 1/4 Zip Training top with school logo
  • Navy-blue tracksuit bottoms with logo
  • Plain blue or black base layer under PEkit if necessary*

All items of uniform are available from Classworx Macclesfield (formerly known as Trutex).

*Items that can be purchased from other shops.

Students will be issued a D1 afterschool detention if they are not ‘Ready to Learn’ by missing an item or their PE kit. 3 times will equal a D2 afterschool detention.

If a student is unable to participate in the lesson for medical reasons, then they must have a signed letter from home stating the reason for this. The student will still be required to bring their PE kit as they will take on a different role in the lesson.


Table below illustrates Year 7 and 8 Baseline Testing for the first half term.
Lesson Overview Knowledge, skills and outcomes Home Learning/ Remote learning/ Flip Learning Opportunities
Block 1:

Session 1-3

Fitness / athletics

  1. Fitness testing – MSFT / Sit and reach/Vertical jump etc..
  2. Indoor athletics – basic run, throw, jumps

Fitness training – Circuit training / continuous (x-country)

Do Now Task: Pulse raiser activity –gentle jogging + commands (teacher led)

Retrieval Knowledge: “What are the differences with static and dynamic stretches?”

Resource Requirements: Music player, sit and reach box, vertical jump board, rulers etc.

New knowledge/skill: Aerobic vs anaerobic

Outcomes: Students can identify strengths and weakness in their physical fitness and suggest basic ways to train weaknesses

Assessment: Record of fitness test scores, athletic scores + ability to discuss fitness weaknesses

YouTube – MSFT
Block 2:

Sessions 4-6

Dance and gymnastics

  1. Dance – 4 beat football dances compositions
  2. Gymnastics – travel and balance workshop

Gymnastics – sequences

Do Now Task: Pulse raiser activity – traffic lights (student led – partner copy stretches)

Retrieval Knowledge: What is body tension, extension, aesthetic appreciation

Resource Requirements: Music player, Mats x 15, Benches x 5

New knowledge/skill: “action phrase = 2 travelling actions combined”

Outcomes: All students can copy/mimic basic routine while some students will create their own compositional ideas, routines and sequences

Assessment: Students ability to perform 4 skills football dances + review other students dances

Just dance
Block 3:

Session 7-9

Games

  1. Handball – key game concepts (attack / defence)
  2. Football – basic control skills

Dodgeball – evasion skills

Do Now Task: Pulse raiser activity (student led pulse raise– follow the leader in groups of 3’s)

Retrieval Knowledge: Students will gain an appreciation for the key game concepts of “space and time”

Resource Requirements: Handballs, footballs, dodgeballs, cones, bibs, whistles

New knowledge/skill: Use of disguise to maintain possession + create extra time to make decisions

Outcomes: All students can keep discuss how to maintain possession of the ball in team games using basic control skills

Assessment:  Students will be assessed on ability to maintain possession in 3v1 practices and small sided games

Rules of handball

We offer BTEC and GCSE P.E.

BTEC PE

The Macclesfield Academy offers BTEC Level1/Level 2 First Award in Sport. The course is equivalent to a GCSE’s at grade 1-9 and are graded as combinations of: 

Pass = 4 

Merit = 6 

Distinction = 7 

Distinction* = 8.5* 

Unit that will be covered: 

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise (Exam – 25%) 

Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport (25%) 

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training (25%) 

Unit 6:Leading Sports Activities (25%) 

Unit 1 – (Exam) 

Learning aims 

In this unit students 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. 

Unit 2 

Learning aims 

In this unit students 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. 

Unit 3 

Learning aims 

In this unit students will: 

A design a personal fitness training programme 

B know about the musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system and the effects on the body during fitness training 

C implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives 

D review a personal fitness training programme. 

Unit 6 

Learning aims 

In this unit students 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. 

BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. The qualifications are popular and effective because they enable learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. 

These skills include: teamworking, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively, accurately completing administrative tasks and processes. BTEC Firsts motivate learners, and open doors to progression to further study and responsibility in the workplace.

GCSE PE

Course Overview

The content of the AQA GCSE Physical Education specification is designed to enable students to understand the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle and to provide a route into further study and/or related career opportunities.

Students should develop knowledge and understanding of the key body systems and how they impact on health, fitness and performance in physical activity and sport. They will develop knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of movement and their effect on performance. Students should develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of training and different training methods in order to plan, carry out, monitor and evaluate personal exercise and training programmes. Students will also learn about the psychological factors that can affect performers in physical activity and sport and will develop knowledge and understanding of the socio-cultural factors that impact on physical activity and sport, and the impact of sport on society.

The course is 60% theory, assessed through two written papers at the end Year 11. Students are required to develop the knowledge and understanding needed to take responsibility for their own physical growth and development as part of a personal healthy active lifestyle. Students will study the following topics throughout the course:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • The use of data
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influence
  • Health, fitness and well-being

The remaining 40% of the course assesses students practical ability in three different sports/activities and through a written analysis and evaluation of their preferred sport.

For more details of the practical requirements please see the course specification.

Assessment

Written Paper x 2 (60% of final grade)

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

What’s assessed

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of GCSE

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

What’s assessed

  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Use of data

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of GCSE

Practical Assessment (100 marks = 40% of final grade)

  • Practical performance in three different activities in a role of player or performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity, and a third in either a team or in an individual activity.
  • Analysis and evaluation of performance