Students in KS 3 PE at Launceston College study a wide and varied curriculum that is based around the National Curriculum for PE. Students are put into two ability sets and taught in Boys and Girls lessons. No matter what class you are in the teacher has the opportunity to let the students access the same curriculum and activities will be planned according to the make-up of the class.
The aims for the programme of study allow students to:
- use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
- develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]
- perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
- analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
- take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs
Each unit the students set themselves targets for progressing based on pupil speak document that directly link to the unit they are currently studying.
The level of progress the student is given is the average of the student’s highest three grades from all the elements that make up the programme of study.