Teaching & Learning

Physical Education

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4:7

curriculum intent

Physical Education underpins the development of the student as a whole. We all need to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Exercise is fundamental as it will improve the quality and longevity of life. The aim of the PE department is to teach young people to be lifelong, healthy members of society. This is achieved through regular participation in physical activity and developing an understanding of how to respect themselves, physically, emotionally and socially.  

PE lessons will encourage students to develop their self-esteem, confidence, self-discipline and sense of personal morality and spirituality. Students will hold high expectations of themselves and others, developed through abiding and adhering to rules and working collaboratively. Students will use their God given talents and reach the high possible levels of achievement, through the extra-curricular activities offered, which include competitive and recreational opportunities. 

curriculum overview: core pe

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

 

 

 

HT1 - HT4

Students will participate in the activities listed on a carousel system, each half term

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games Activities

Netball

Rugby

Football 

Hockey

Gaelic

Basketball

Handball

Basic skills through small conditioned games

 

Badminton

Range of basic shots

Range of serves

Basic Rules and scoring

 

Athletics

Cross Country

 

Gymnastics

Basic rolls & leaps, safety with equipment

 

Dance

Devising a motif

Different types of dance explored

Using stimulus to devise a performance

Evaluating & Improving

 

 

Health Related Fitness

Understanding of how to maintain a healthy & active lifestyle

 

 

Games Activities

Netball

Rugby

Football 

Hockey

Gaelic

Basketball

Handball

Introduction to tactics, full games and applied rules

 

Badminton

Range of more advanced shots

Placement of serves

Rules and scoring

 

Athletics

Cross Country

 

Gymnastics

Flight - Taking off and landing safely from trampettes & springboards

 

Health Related Fitness

Understanding of how to maintain a healthy & active lifestyle

 

 

 

 

Games Activities

Netball

Rugby

Football 

Hockey

Gaelic

Basketball

Handball

Volleyball

Advance skills under pressure, officiating rules

 

Badminton

Range of advanced shots and focus on decision making

Variety of serves and making correct decisions

Rules and scoring, doubles

 

Athletics

Cross Country

 

Health Related Fitness

Different training methods

 

Gymnastics

Sports-Acro, balances (2’s, 3’s and large groups)

 

 

 

Dance

Devising a motif

Different types of dance explored

Using stimulus to devise a performance

Evaluating & Improving

 

 

Students have choice over the activities they will participate in.

 

Games Activities

Netball

Rugby

Football 

Hockey

Gaelic

Basketball

Handball

Volleyball

Role of the leader & coach

Advance skills in decision making

Learning new skills in controlling the ball

Applying rules of the game

 

Badminton

Improving skills and techniques.

Leadership activities and student organisation. Doubles

 

Health Related Fitness

Yoga

Circuit training

Boxercise

 

Athletics

Cross Country

 

Students have choice over the activities they will participate in.

 

Games Activities

Netball

Rugby

Football 

Hockey

Gaelic

Basketball

Handball

Volleyball

Role of the leader & coach

Advance skills in decision making

Learning new skills in controlling the ball

Applying rules of the game

 

Badminton

Importance of independence. Leadership activities and student organisation. Doubles

 

Health Related Fitness

Yoga

Circuit training

Boxercise

 

Athletics

Cross Country

 

HT5 -

HT6

Games Activities

Tennis

Rounders

Softball

 

Athletics

Experience different events in run, jump and throw

Relay

Games Activities

Tennis

Rounders

Softball

 

Athletics

Refining techniques and times in ‘run, jump and throw’ events

Relay speed and changeover technique

Games Activities

Tennis

Rounders

Softball

 

Athletics

Improving accuracy and speed in run, jump & throw events

Games Activities

Tennis

Rounders

Softball

 

Athletics

Competition and experience of officiating

Games Activities

Tennis

Rounders

Softball

 

Athletics

Competition and experience of officiating

 

curriculum overview: gcse pe 

 

 

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

HT1

Healthy & Active Lifestyles

 

Practical Performance - Team Games (skills & tactics) & Badminton

Component 1

Topic 1 Anatomy & Physiology

 

Component 3 NEA

Practical Performance (Practical Lessons)

Component 2

Topic 4 Sports Psychology

 

Component 3

Practical Performance (Practical Lessons)

 

HT2

Understanding of Fitness Principles

 

Practical Performance - Team Games (skills & tactics) & Badminton

 

Component 2

Topic 5 – Socio-cultural Influences

 

Component 3 NEA

Practical Performance (Practical Lessons)

 

HT3

Personal Exercise Plan (PEP)

Mini - PEP

Practical Performance - Team Games (skills & tactics) & Badminton

Component 1

Topic 3 – Physical Training

 

Component 3 NEA

Practical Performance (Practical Lessons)

 

Component 4 NEA

Personal Exercise Plan

Component 2

Topic 6 – Health, Fitness & Well Being

 

Component 3 NEA

Practical Performance (Practical Lessons)

 

HT4

PEP

Mini - PEP

 

Body Systems

Skeletal System

 

Practical Performance - Team Games (skills & tactics) & Badminton

 

Component 3 – Moderation Exam

 

Component 2

Topic 6 – Health, Fitness & Well Being

 

HT5

Body Systems

Muscular System

 

Practical Performance – Individual Activities

 

Component 1

Topic 2 Movement Analysis

 

Component 3 NEA

Practical Performance (Practical Lessons)

 

Component 4 NEA

Personal Exercise Plan

Component 1 & 2

Revision

HT6

Body Systems

Cardiovascular System & Respiratory System

 

Practical Performance – Individual Activities

 

Component 2

Topic 4 Sports Psychology

 

Component 3 NEA

Practical Performance (Practical Lessons)

 

Component 4 NEA

Personal Exercise Plan

 

 

 

curriculum overview: btec sports

Coming soon!

subject specific information

Physical Education at Cardinal Newman School offers a range of activities and experiences to enable students to gain understanding and competence in physical activities.

The curriculum is designed to foster enjoyment, mental and physical challenge and development of self-confidence. We aim to improve awareness of healthy lifestyles and inspire students to pursue physical activities after school and in later life.

The aims of the PE Department support and relate to, the whole school aims.

  • To give young people the skills to develop into healthy and active young people
  • To provide a broad curriculum for all 
  • To provide competitive activities with groups and individuals at local, county and national level
  • To develop good sportsmanship
  • To develop understanding of the importance of regular exercise for a healthy lifestyle 
  • To develop an understanding of own and others strengths and limitations  

The PE Department

Exam Specifications can be found below: 

How to find us

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Warden Hill Rd,
Luton ,
Bedfordshire ,
LU2 7AE