Broughton Hall Catholic High School - Curriculum / PE

Introduction

Our vision in the PE Department is to develop confident, resilient young people who develop a range of transferable and lifelong skills. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that gives students the opportunities to engage in a plethora of different sports and activities. Our curriculum is designed to be enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful, and progressive. Through providing positive experiences we aim to build a lifelong interest in physical activity which increasingly promotes a positive attitude to a healthy lifestyle.

The PE Department is committed to creating lessons that motivate, inspire, and ensure our pupils feel safe and confident in their learning environment. We develop positive relationships with our pupils to help break down any potential barriers physical activity may bring. The department places great recognition on the social, emotional and health benefits of physical activity and how these contribute to positive behaviours and academic achievements across the school. Through this great emphasis is placed on our 'personal development' scheme creating not only great sportswomen but well-rounded pupils to achieve their full potential in their future pathways.

Finally, we commend and celebrate all pupils who contribute to our extensive extracurricular programme. Whilst inspiring all pupils to build on their experience and subject knowledge at KS3 to opt for examination PE/Dance. Our department offers WJEC PE, GCSE Dance and BTEC Performing Arts this allows pupils to excel in their practical ability and explore the theoretical element of our subject. Ultimately, we want all our pupils to have a healthy mind in a healthy body and enjoy physical activity.

PE/Dance Extra Curricular

At Broughton Hall Catholic High School, we are proud to offer an extensive extracurricular programme available each night of the week. We encourage as many students as possible to attend these clubs, whether it is competitive or to encourage healthy living. Attending extracurricular PE has so many benefits such as enhancing academic attainment, seeking out new talents and interests, socialising, different life experiences and many more.

Extracurricular activities we offer;

  • Dance Competition
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
  • Fitness
  • Exam Support

Pupils regularly represent the school in competitions against other schools and some represent district, county and even Great Britain in their chosen sport. Broughton Halls reputation for sport is excellent and increasing in a variety of activities winning a number of competitions and tournaments. In addition, we provide our pupils with specialist coaches that come into school to lead sessions such as Basketball and Dance which create great sporting links for out of school progression. Finally, we are proud of our out of school experiences our pupils gain in PE examples being;

  • Competitions against other schools
  • Competitions within school
  • Charity events such as Sport Relief and Children in Need
  • School Ski Trip
  • Dance Events
  • Theatre Trips
  • Wimbledon Trip

Staff

Mrs J Sutherberry - Head of Department
Ms W Kirkham - Progress Manager
Miss S Jackson - Assistant SENDco
Miss D Dawson - teacher of PE
Miss E Murphy - teacher of PE

Programme of Study KS3



The pupils at Broughton Hall experience an extensive broad and balanced curriculum. Our offer aims to inspire pupils to succeed in all aspects of the curriculum. Pupils build on and embed the physical development and skills learned at KS1 and 2. Pupils become more competent, confident and experts in their techniques applying them across different sports and physical activities. KS3 PE is taught in mixed ability groups, nevertheless lessons are differentiated to support, stretch and challenge all pupils. The pupils are assessed on using a range of tactics and strategies to outwit opponents in competitive situations both in team and individual games.

Pupils will develop their techniques and focus on improving their performance in the movement aspect of the curriculum. Whilst taking part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges. Alongside our practical content great emphasis is placed on our 'personal development scheme' creating not only great sportswomen but well-rounded pupils to achieve their full potential in future pathways. Through this curriculum it develops the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life. The PE department offers a substantial extra-curricular programme which supports and develops further progression allowing pupils to compete in both internal and external competitions. Finally, we have various links with sporting opportunities in the community that allows pupils to develop their talent and potential outside of school life.

Programme of Study KS4

Core PE

The key stage 4 curriculum in Physical Education provides opportunities for pupils to participate in a range of activities that promote personal fitness and encourage healthy active lifestyles. KS4 pupils have 1 hour of core PE a week participating in activities such as; Badminton, Kinball, Handball, Dodgeball, Netball, Fitness, Rounders, Athletics and many more. Pupils still focus on developing key fundamental skills embedded at KS3 through practical performance. However, pupils are encouraged to take on a variety of roles within sports such as umpires, coaches, and leadership roles, providing them with different skill sets and learning opportunities.

At KS4 electives we offer:
  • GCSE Dance
  • WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Sport and Coaching Principles
  • BTEC TECH Award in Performing Arts Level 1/2

GCSE Dance follows the AQA Dance specification, the course is spilt 60% practical and 40% theory. GCSE Dance focuses on aesthetics and artistic qualities and the use of movement to express and communicate ideas. Students are assessed both in performance and choreographic tasks alongside a 1 hour 30-minute written paper at the end of year 11.

WJEC Sport and Coaching Principles is designed to include a variety of aspects in the sporting area. It allows pupils to focus on improving their own and other performances, how to assess needs and identify action plan to develop physical fitness and how to coach different groups with different needs. The course is spilt into Unit 1- Improving Sporting Performance, Unit 2- Fitness for Sport and Unit 3-Coaching Principles.

BTEC TECH Award in Performing Arts gives learners the opportunity to develop sector specific knowledge and skills in a practical environment. The course focuses on reproducing repertoire or responding to a stimulus, processes that underpin effective ways of working in Performing Arts and knowledge that underpins effective use of skills process and attitudes in a variety of disciplines such as; dance, drama, musical theatre or creative directors. The course is spilt into Component 1- Exploring the Performing Arts, Component 2- Developing Skills and Techniques in Performing Arts and Component 3-Responding to a Brief.

Programme of Study KS4

BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts

Head of Department: Mrs J Sutherberry
Contact email address: sutherberryj@broughtonhall.com
Specification: Pearsons
Qualification: BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts

Performing Arts BTEC Performing Arts will broaden your experience and knowledge. It acquires you to develop your technical knowledge and technical skills through studying either acting or dance. The course gives you opportunity to work both practically and theoretically. If you want to develop your skills in reproducing professional repertoire, understand processes that allow you to work in the performing arts industry and given practical opportunities to develop your performance skills in either the discipline of dance or drama- this is the course for you!

How is the course structured & assessed?

Pupils will study 3 mandatory components;

Component 1 - Exploring the Performing Arts (Internally Assessed)
Pupils will develop understanding of performing arts by examining practitioners work and the processes used to create a performance.

Component 2 - Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts (Internally Assessed)
Pupils will explore skills and techniques through reproduction of acting or dance repertoire.

Component 3 - Responding to a Brief (Externally Assessed)
Pupils will gain the opportunity to work as part of a group to contribute to a workshop performance as a performer responding to a brief or stimulus.

What can these qualifications lead to?

This course will help pupils make informed choices for further learning in general or in this sector. The BTEC course has clear progression to A Level or BTEC courses, higher education and beyond. The knowledge and skills you gain from BTEC Performing Arts are transferable. There are few, if any, careers that would not benefit from these and would be welcomed by any employment established.

Career Examples:
  • Teaching and Coaching
  • Choreographer
  • Performer
  • Director
  • Performing Arts Journalist
  • Health and Fitness
  • and many more..

Programme of Study KS4

GCSE Dance

Head of Department: Mrs J Sutherberry
Contact email address: sutherberryj@broughtonhall.com
Specification: AQA
Qualification: GCSE Dance

Dance GCSE Dance is an exciting and diverse specification. The course focuses on aesthetic and artistic qualities whilst using movement to express and communicate ideas. If you dance, don't dance or want to further your knowledge of dance this is the course for you! Dance is a powerful and expressive subject which encourages pupils to develop their creative, physical, emotional, and intellectual capacity.
You will study:

  • A Range of Dance Styles
  • Performance Skills
  • Expressive Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Choreography Skills and Chorographic Processes
  • Analysis of Own Performance
  • Critical Appreciation of Professional Works.

How is the course structured & assessed?

Pupils will study 3 core subject contents.

Component 1- Performance & Choreography (60% of overall GCSE Grade and Practical Content).
What's Assessed?
Performance
  • 2 set phrases through a solo performance (approximately 1 minute in duration).
  • Duet/trio performance (3-5minute in duration).

Choreography
  • Externally set stimulus.
  • Solo or group choreography. Solo (2-2:30 minute duration) or Group Dance for 2-5 dancers (3-3:30 minute duration).

Component 2- Dance Appreciation (40% of overall GCSE Grade and Theory Content).
What's Assessed
  • Critical appreciation of own work.
  • Critical appreciation of professional works.

Pupils will complete a 1 hour and 30-minute written exam at the end of year 11. The questions will be based on students own practice on performance and choreography and the GCSE Dance anthology.

What can these qualifications lead to?

The GCSE course has clear progression to A Level or BTEC courses, higher education and beyond.

The knowledge and skills you gain from GCSE Dance are transferable. There are few, if any, careers that would not benefit from these and would be welcomed by any employment establishment.

Career Examples:
  • Teaching and Coaching
  • Choreographer
  • Performer
  • Performing Arts Journalist
  • Health and Fitness
  • and many more..

Programme of Study KS4

WJEC PE

Head of Department: Mrs J Sutherberry
Contact email address: sutherberryj@broughtonhall.com
Specification: WJEC
Qualification: Level 1 & 2 Vocational Award in Sport and Coaching Principles

WJEC PE WJEC in Sport and Coaching Principles is a qualification that is designed to include a variety of aspects of sport and coaching. As a pupil you will learn how to improve your own and other practical performance, assess needs and identify action plan to develop physical fitness and coach different groups with different needs. If you love any aspect of sport this course is for you! It gives you a real insight of a range of avenues that sport has to offer.

How is the course structured & assessed?

Pupils will study 3 mandatory units;

Unit 1- Improving Sporting Performance (Internally assessed and 30% of overall grade)
Pupils will gain knowledge and understanding needed to be able to analyse performance of individuals and review options to improve performance.

Unit 2- Fitness for Sport (Externally assessed exam and 40% of overall grade)
Pupils will gain knowledge and understanding of how to plan a training programme to improve the fitness of individuals.

Unit 3-Coaching Principles (Internally assessed and 30% of overall grade)
Pupils will gain knowledge and understanding of how to plan, lead and evaluate a sporting activity.

What can these qualifications lead to?

The WJEC course has clear progression to A Level or BTEC courses, higher education and beyond.

The knowledge and skills you gain from WJEC Sport and Coaching Principles are transferable. There are few, if any, careers that would not benefit from these and would be welcomed by any employment establishment.

The qualification provides pupils with a broad appreciation of working in sport, wider opportunities and an overview of what careers you can achieve that are sport related.

Career Examples:
  • Teaching and Coaching
  • Sport Journalist
  • Sport Biomechanist
  • Sport Physiologist
  • Sport Business and Marketing
  • Health and Fitness and Sport Medicine