PE

PE and Sport is an integral part of Noadswood life.  We offer students the opportunity to experience a wide range of sports throughout their 5 years here in both curriculum and extra-curricular environments.

We offer a broad spectrum of sports in our curriculum which includes both games and aesthetic activities.  Games include Basketball, Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey and the aesthetic sports include Gymnastics and Dance.  Many of the sports we offer have Noadswood representative teams to enhance learning and offer opportunities to play fixtures against schools across the New Forest and Hampshire.

Noadswood students benefit from some of the best school sports facilities in Hampshire.  The success of our Rock Challenge, Gymnastic and Dance students stems from the fantastic gymnasium our enthusiastic staff work in.  The continuing basketball success is a result of a sports hall with 8 hoops and a hard court area with 6 hoops for Noadswood students to play at during their free time. Our huge field with 4 pitches is superbly maintained by our own grounds man and makes the rugby and football lessons a joy to teach and allows fixtures to be played at a high standard on a weekly basis.  The Astroturf pitch has made hockey Noadswood’s most improved sport.  The ability of the students has increased at a faster rate than any other sport we teach and this is reflected in our hockey results against other schools.

The sport courses that we offer in Key Stage 4 are consistently popular. In the region of 50% of student each year subscribe to our accredited courses program and we consistently achieve strong results that are always above National benchmark figures. This is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and desire to achieve, that all the PE teachers have and coupled with the conscientious nature of Noadswood students its a thriving environment to be involved in.


Frequently Asked Questions

What sports do we do?

We offer a broad spectrum of sports in our curriculum which includes both games and aesthetic activities.  Games include Basketball, Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey and the aesthetic sports include Gymnastics and Dance.  Many of the sports we offer have Noadswood representative teams to enhance learning and offer opportunities to play fixtures against schools across the New Forest and Hampshire.

What sports do we do?

We do clubs after school for all the sports we offer in the curriculum. These clubs are open to everyone to come along and enjoy themselves.

What accredited courses do we do?

We offer a range of accredited courses including Dance, GCSE PE and Sport science. All our courses are the first rung on the ladder to careers in sport.

What facilities do we have?

Offering some of the best school facilities in Hampshire, including a huge sports hall with 4 badminton courts, a full size basketball court with 8 hoops, full size volleyball court and netball court. Our gymnasium is sprung floor and a wall of mirrors allows for prefect form in our gymnastic lessons. This amazing facility is also where we host the gym and dance show. Additionally, we have a 3 flood lit tennis courts, 3 flood lit netball courts, a flood lit 3G astro turf and a huge field with 3 football pitches and a rugby pitch!

Do you have any high performing pupils?

We have a rich vein of elite sports men and women here at Noadswood. Some have been lucky enough to be involved in their national teams. We offer support to all pupils who represent at County teams or higher by extending deadlines, working virtually or manipulating timetables to allow more training time.


Synopsis of Study

Year 7-10 - Core PE

Autumn

Students focus this term on sports that outwit opponents (games) and allow them to work to their maximum levels (cross country). Each term, we try to fucus on the sports that synchronise with the district and county competitions. These are for the boys: Football, Hockey and Basketball and for the girls: Hockey.

 

Spring

In the spring term, there is a lot of accurate replication lessons (Gymnastics and Dance) for the boys and the girls. As the weather improves towards Easter, more outwitting opponents take place. Each term, we try to fucus on the sports that synchronise with the district and county competitions. These are for the boys: Rugby and Basketball and for the girls: Netball.

 

Summer

In the summer term, pupils once again experience working to their maximum levels (Athletics) before their outwitting opponents lessons (Volleyball, Cricket, Tennis and Rounders). Each term, we try to fucus on the sports that synchronise with the district and county competitions. These are for the boys: Athletics, Volleyball, Cricket and Tennis and for the girls: Athletics, Volleyball and Tennis.

 

Year 11 - Core PE

Autumn

In year 11 there is a lot of disruption due to the mocks before Christmas and Easter. Therefore, we increase the length of time we spend on the sports. Rather than 10 lessons, we extend it to the half term which could be up to 14 lessons. Boys start with accurate replication (flight) and basketball while the girls choose a pathway to follow for the year. There is a games pathway and a fitness pathway.

 

Spring

In this term, the boys do a lot of outwitting opponents (games) and the girls either so the same or make use of the indoor space while the weather is cooler.

 

 

Year 9 – Sport Science

Autumn

Pupils who have opted for the sport option will spend the Autumn term learning about the body systems. Pupils complete booklets that are designed around the GCSE PE content which detail the Cardiovascular System, Muscular System, Skeletal System and Respiratory System. At the end of the term, pupils will complete a test that concludes the GCSE PE style of learning. This score is then used as evidence when analysing which sport is more suitable for the pupil moving into year 10.

 

Spring

Between Christmas and Easter, pupils are taught about Technology in Sport how it has impacted the participants and the spectators of sport. This will be 4 assignments that pupils are expected to complete rather than an exam. These 4 assignments will be compared to the exam the pupils sat before to inform us about the style of learner and which course is more suitable for the individuals.

 

Summer

By the time the summer term starts, pupils will have moving onto the course that we (and they) feel would be the best for their progress. Pupils will be in the GCSE PE class or the OCR Sport Science class. The GCSE PE class has 2 terminal exams at the end of year 11 and has huge amounts of theory to learn. OCR Sport Science has 4 units, each having 4 assignments that pupils will complete. Pupils who are in the GCSE PE class study Chapter 6- Health, Fitness and Well-Being. Pupils in OCR Sport Science learn all about ‘reducing the risk of injury’ which is the exam unit. We will learn this topic again in year 11.

 

 

Year 10 – Sport Science

Autumn

 

Pupils start the academic year doing the 4 assignments in the ‘Principles of Training’ unit. During this unit, pupils are taught all about the methods of training and lots of different fitness tests. This concludes with pupils testing their fitness and designing a training plan to improve their fitness.

 

Spring

During the spring term, pupils are taught all about the body’s response to exercise. In this unit of work, pupils have 4 pieces of coursework which teaches body systems and how they react to the demands of exercise.

 

Summer

During year 9, pupils did the ‘technology in sport’ unit of work. The summer term is used to revisit that piece of work to improve it because there should be a natural uplift from year 9 work to year 11 work.

 

 

Year 11 – Sport Science

Autumn

This is the term that we revisit the ‘reducing the risk of injury’ chapter. This is because pupils have an exam on this chapter in early January.

 

Spring

Pupils should now have 3 chapters completed and an external exam completed. All we have left to do is work through the assignments to make improvements ready for resubmissions in the summer term. Any improvements we can make to increase the grades are always beneficial.

 

 

Year 10 – GCSE PE

Autumn

 

The GCSE PE course has 6 chapters. The Autumn term starts off with Chapter 2 which is all about movement analysis. This chapter teaches the importance of levers, mechanical advantage and planes and axis. It’s a very interesting topic but very challenging at the same time! We move onto chapter 1 which is all about the human body and how it works and changes as a result of sport.

 

Spring

The spring term we conclude chapter 1 and move onto chapter 3. Chapter 3 is all about Physical Training and this chapter teaches Components of Fitness, Fitness Testing, Principles of Training, Types of Training and Seasonal Aspects of Training.

 

Summer

The summer starts with pupils learning Chapter 4- Sports Psychology. Pupils learn all about skill, ability, goal setting and information processing. After this, pupils have all the components to complete their coursework which is completed before the summer break.

 

 

Year 11 – GCSE PE

Autumn

 

Pupils are return to year 11 and begin to learn Chapter 5, Socio-Cultural factors. In this chapter, pupils are taught the importance of race, religion, social groups, culture, age and gender influences on sports participation. This chapter is always taught after the course work concludes because there isn’t anything in this chapter that is needed for the coursework. There is a small matter of the mock exam. This mock focusses on Chapter 1,2 and 3.

 

Spring

During the spring term, pupils start to revise all the topics. This is very much teacher led and the term concludes with the second mock exam which focuses on Chapter 4,5 and 6. GCSE PE tends to be one of the first exams of the summer so there is a lot of activities in the lessons to ensure pupils are as prepared as possible.