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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

At St Thomas More, the PE department aims to provide a curriculum that:

  • Promotes health awareness and the value of adopting a healthy lifestyle.
  • That allows each individual to engage in activities that develop cardiovascular health, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.
  • Instils a sense of good sportsmanship, and encourages recognition of other pupils’ contributions.
  • Develops leadership skills, responsibility and self-awareness.
  • Develops independence through problem solving, evaluating, modifying technique and consolidating skills through practice and repetition.
  • Supports the development of self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and helping pupils to cope with both success and failure in competitive and co-operative activities.
  • Develops skills as a team player, including praise for others and motivation skills.
  • Enables individuals to recognise and follow relevant rules, laws, codes, etiquette and safety procedures for different activities or events, in practice and during competition. 

Year 7 

Curriculum Intention:

In terms of the placement of topics and sports, plans work in line with District and County competitions, so there is focus in the lessons to provide pupils with technical and tactical skills required alongside the over-arching aims of our curriculum. Pupils are gradually introduced to new skills, new formations, and rules as they progress.

Seasons/weather are factors for the placement of the teaching of different sports.

Curriculum Implementation:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sept 2nd - Oct 14th

Rugby Basketball

Netball Gymnastics

Jan 6th – 10th Feb

HRF, Hockey

Indoor Athletics, Football

20th April – 18th May

Athletics

Half term

Half term

Half term

Oct 28th – Dec 16th

Rugby Handball

Netball Orienteering, Cheerleading

24th Feb – 30th March

Indoor Athletics, Net, football, Hockey

HRF, Football

1st June – 13th July

Tennis, Rounders, Cricket

Christmas Holidays

Easter Holidays

Summer Holidays

 

Outcomes:

  • Basic Skills mastered
  • Understanding of rules
  • Development of skills within the game
  • Tactical awareness
  • Spatial awareness

Employability skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Discipline
  • Respect

Year 8 

Curriculum Intention:

In terms of the placement of topics and sports, plans work in line with District and County competitions, so there is focus in the lessons to provide pupils with technical and tactical skills required alongside the over-arching aims of our curriculum. Pupils are gradually introduced to new skills, new formations, and rules as they progress.

Seasons/weather are factors for the placement of the teaching of different sports.

Curriculum Implementation:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sept 2nd - Oct 14th

Rugby,Basketball

Gymnastics,Netball

Jan 6th – 10th Feb

HRF,Hockey

Dodgeball,Football

20th April – 18th May

Athletics

Half term

Half term

Half term

Oct 28th – Dec 16th

Basketball,Footoball, Orienteering

Boxercise,Rugby

24th Feb – 30th March

Badminton

HRF,Football

1st June – 13th July

Tennis,Rounders,Cricket

Christmas Holidays

Easter Holidays

Summer Holidays

 

Outcomes:

  • Refreshers of Basic Skills mastered
  • Understanding of rules
  • Development of skills within the game
  • Tactical awareness
  • Spatial awareness
  • Introduction to officiating

Employability skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Discipline
  • Respect

Year 9 

Curriculum Intention:

In terms of the placement of topics and sports, plans work in line with District and County competitions, so there is focus in the lessons to provide pupils with technical and tactical skills required alongside the over-arching aims of our curriculum. Pupils are gradually introduced to new skills, new formations, and rules as they progress.

Seasons/weather are factors for the placement of the teaching of different sports.

Curriculum Implementation:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sept 2nd - Oct 14th

Rugby,Basketball

Gymnastics,Netball

Jan 6th – 10th Feb

HRF,Hockey

Dodgeball,Football

20th April – 18th May

Athletics

Half term

Half term

Half term

Oct 28th – Dec 16th

Basketball Football,

Orienteering

Boxercise Rugby

24th Feb – 30th March

Badminton

HRF,Football

1st June – 13th July

Tennis,Rounders,

Cricket

Christmas Holidays

Easter Holidays

Summer Holidays

 

Outcomes:

  • Further complex Skills mastered
  • Understanding of rules
  • Development of skills within the game
  • Tactical awareness
  • Spatial awareness
  • Further understanding of rules to be able to officiate

Employability skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Discipline
  • Respect

Year 10 

Curriculum Intention:

In terms of the placement of topics and sports, plans work in line with District and County competitions, so there is focus in the lessons to provide pupils with technical and tactical skills required alongside the over-arching aims of our curriculum. Pupils are gradually introduced to new skills, new formations, and rules as they progress.

Seasons/weather are factors for the placement of the teaching of different sports.

Curriculum Implementation:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sept 2nd - Oct 14th

Gymnastics,Netball

Basketball,Rugby

Jan 6th – 10th Feb

HRF,Hockey

Volleyball,Football

20th April – 18th May

Athletics

Half term

Half term

Half term

Oct 28th – Dec 16th

Badminton, Gymnastics

Football,Rugby

24th Feb – 30th March

Basketball,Net,Football, Hockey

Volleyball,Football

1st June – 13th July

Cricket,Tennis, Rounders

Christmas Holidays

Easter Holidays

Summer Holidays

 

Outcomes:

  • Improvements in skills across all activities
  • Further understanding of tactics and rules
  • Deeper knowledge of officiating

Employability skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Discipline
  • Respect

Year 11 

Curriculum Intention:

In terms of the placement of topics and sports, plans work in line with District and County competitions, so there is focus in the lessons to provide pupils with technical and tactical skills required alongside the over-arching aims of our curriculum. Pupils are gradually introduced to new skills, new formations, and rules as they progress.

Seasons/weather are factors for the placement of the teaching of different sports.

Curriculum Implementation:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sept 2nd - Oct 14th

Gymnastics,Netball

Basketball,Rugby

Jan 6th – 10th Feb

HRF,Hockey

Volleyball,Football

20th April – 18th May

Athletics

Half term

Half term

Half term

Oct 28th – Dec 16th

Badminton, Gymnastics

Football,Rugby

24th Feb – 30th March

Basketball,Net, Football,Hockey

Volleyball,Football

1st June – 13th July

Cricket,Tennis,Rounders

Christmas Holidays

Easter Holidays

Summer Holidays

 

Outcomes:

  • Improvements in skills across all activities
  • Further understanding of tactics and rules
  • Deeper knowledge of officiating

Employability skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Discipline
  • Respect

Year 12 

Curriculum Intention:

Instructed by Pearson but edited for Unit 1 Year 12 to take into account for previous exam results.  Energy systems brought earlier into the year to allow for more time on this challenging topic.

Curriculum Implementation:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sept 2nd - Oct 14th

U2 Focus Q1&2

Jan 6th – 10th Feb

U2 Focus Q5&6

20th April – 18th May

U2 exam prep

Half term

Half term

Half term

Oct 28th – Dec 16th

U2 Focus Q3&4

24th Feb – 30th March

U2 recap,revision

1st June – 13th July

U2 moves to U6

Christmas Holidays

Easter Holidays

Summer Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcomes:

  • Students will gain knowledge on Unit 1 and 2.
  • Continual weekly exam questioning in place with teacher feedback provided
  • Small unit exams

Employability skills:

  • Preparation for multiple careers in sport
  • Coaching, researching, fitness, physiotherapy

 

Year 13 

Curriculum Intention:

In Year 13 Pearson set the topics, assignments and schemes of work, which is followed to ensure that all the required units and topics are covered in the required order.

Curriculum Implementation:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sept 2nd - Oct 14th

Complete U6

Jan 6th – 10th Feb

Delivery of Unit 3 content for Assessment 2

Complete assessment 2

20th April – 18th May

NA

Half term

Half term

Half term

Oct 28th – Dec 16th

Delivery of Unit 3 content Assessment 1

24th Feb – 30th March

Ensure all work is at Distinction standard before submission

1st June – 13th July

NA

Christmas Holidays

Easter Holidays

Summer Holidays

 

Outcomes:

  • Students will gain knowledge on Unit 3 and 6.
  • Continual weekly exam questioning in place with teacher feedback provided
  • Small unit exams

Employability skills:

  • Preparation for multiple careers in sport
  • Coaching, researching, fitness, physiotherapy