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The Belvedere Academy

Physical Education

Physical Education is essential to the academic, social, emotional, spiritual and physical development of the whole person.  It provides the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and promotes character building, co-operation and self esteem. Physical Education educates pupils through the use of the body and its movement.  It aims to develop physical competence so that pupils are able to move efficiently, effectively and safely and understand what they are doing.  It is a way of learning through action, awareness and observation.

At Belvedere we aim to deliver a balanced programme which provides the pupils with opportunities to promote physical development and competence.  We encourage all pupils to participate fully in all activities to enhance their understanding of key concepts through movement.  We have many sports ambassadors and sports leaders who take on various roles such as management, coaching, leadership and officiating.  We strive for each pupil to achieve their potential and experience success within PE.  Lessons are differentiated to ensure everyone is challenged and can achieve. We aim to give all pupils the opportunity to extend their range of physical skills and develop their proficiency as well as appreciating the benefits of participation.  Through physical education, we aim to develop interpersonal and problem-solving skills and develop qualities such as leadership, teamwork, resilience, sportsmanship and help forge links between the school and the community.


The Department

The PE Department is a close-knit team who promote physical, mental and social wellbeing as well as celebrate success. Besides teaching and coaching a range of sports we host PE events, compete in many sports competitions and organise exciting trips including Wimbledon and Rock and River! We also love getting involved in a Sports Relief challenge or two!

 Our extensive Enrichment Programme offers opportunities for pupils to get involved in a variety of sport and fitness activities. We proudly participate in (and usually win) local and national competitions in a range of sports, namely being crowned Netball, Rounders, Tennis, Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Champions! We have extremely talented pupils who have been selected to compete at county and national level in a multitude of sports. We love to celebrate and award students' success in a variety of ways even by throwing annual reward parties and award evenings! 

 The PE Department continues to keep fit, play and watch our favourite Sports. Did you know Mrs Beddard, Mrs Mc Anespy and Miss Scott all played their specialist sport at national level?! We also enjoy endless laughs, cups of tea and treats!  Miss Scott is also partial to a bit of Insta: @belvedereacademype

Course organisation

Year 7

Half Terms

1 & 2

Netball 

Fitness

Badminton 

Dance

Half Terms

3 & 4

Football

Gymnastics

Handball/Volleyball 

Fitness/XC

Half Terms

5 & 6

Rounders

Fitness

Tennis 

Athletics

Year 8

Half Terms

1 & 2

Netball 

Fitness

Badminton 

Dance

Half Terms

3 & 4

Football

Gymnastics

Handball/Volleyball 

Fitness/XC

Half Terms

5 & 6

Rounders

Fitness

Tennis 

Athletics

Year 9

Half Terms

1 & 2

Netball 

Fitness

Badminton 

Dance

Half Terms

3 & 4

Football

Gymnastics

Handball/Volleyball 

Fitness/XC

Half Terms

5 & 6

Rounders

Fitness

Tennis 

Athletics

Year 10/11 Core PE

Half Terms

1 & 2

Netball or Fitness/Dance option

Badminton or Fitness/Dance option

Half Terms

3 & 4

Football or Fitness/Dance option

Basketball/Volleyball or Fitness/Dance option

Half Terms

5 & 6

Rounders or Fitness/Dance option

Tennis or Fitness/Dance option

Year 10 GCSE Physical Education (AQA)

Half Terms

1 & 2

Anatomy and Physiology, cardio-respiratory system, anaerobic and aerobic exercise 

 

Practical

Continuation of Anatomy and Physiology, cardio-respiratory system, anaerobic and aerobic exercise 

 

Practical

Half Terms

3 & 4

Physical Training

 

Practical

Continuation of Physical Training

 

Practical

Half Terms

5 & 6

Health and Fitness 

 

Practical

Socio-cultural influences, commercialisation, ethical issues 

 

Practical

Year 11 GCSE Physical Education (AQA)

40% Practical, 60% Theory

Half Terms

1 & 2

Recap on Year 10 content

 

Practical

Movement Analysis

Practical 

Coursework

Half Terms

3 & 4

Sports Psychology

Practical 

Coursework

Use of Data

Practical 

Coursework

Half Terms

5 & 6

Revision

Practical 

Coursework

Revision

Y12 Pearson BTEC Sport Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (Edexcel)

Half Terms

1 & 2

Anatomy and Physiology - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

Continuation of Anatomy and Physiology - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

Half Terms

3 & 4

Continuation of Anatomy and Physiology - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

Continuation of Anatomy and Physiology - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

Half Terms

5 & 6

Continuation of Anatomy and Physiology - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

Continuation of Anatomy and Physiology - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

Y13 Pearson BTEC Sport Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (Edexcel)

Half Terms

1 & 2

Fitness Training and Programming for health, Sport and Wellbeing - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 4 – Sports Leadership - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

 

Continuation of Fitness Training and Programming for health, Sport and Wellbeing - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 4 – Sports Leadership - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

Half Terms

3 & 4

Continuation of Fitness Training and Programming for health, Sport and Wellbeing - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 4 – Sports Leadership - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

Continuation of Fitness Training and Programming for health, Sport and Wellbeing - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 4 – Sports Leadership - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

Half Terms

5 & 6

Continuation of Fitness Training and Programming for health, Sport and Wellbeing - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 4 – Sports Leadership - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

Continuation of Fitness Training and Programming for health, Sport and Wellbeing - External Exam, 120 Guided Learning Hours

Unit 4 – Sports Leadership - Internal Coursework, 60 Guided Learning Hours

Enrichment

Netball

Football

Rounders

Badminton

Dance

Trips

GDST Northern Sports Rally

Netball Tours

Wimbledon Championships

Rock and River Outdoor Pursuits 

LFC Stadium Tour

 

Staffing

Miss J. Scott - Head of PE

Mrs A. Beddard - Teacher of PE and Head of Lower School

Mrs L. McAnespy - Teacher of PE

Miss D. Blundell - Teacher of Drama and PE, Assistant Head of Sixth Form 

Mrs A. Cox - Teacher of Drama and PE

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