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Sport Science

What’s it all about?

At Orchard School, our Key Stage 3 programme of study has been developed in line with the National Curriculum and is designed to develop a broad knowledge of games, aesthetics, athletics, striking and fielding, Outdoor and Adventure, and health and fitness.

Through practical experience students develop their leadership, communication and analytical skills. 

Our popular KS4 options include GCSE PE and a VCERT qualification. New to core sports in Year 10 is the option of gaining additional qualifications in coaching and officiating.

We also run a successful leadership academy linked to GET SET Values Awards and Sky Sports Living for Sport

Jessica Ennis-Hill taking a selfie at the Sky Academy Confidence Day, which OSB students attended!

IN BRIEF: Sports Studies is all about promoting the lifelong benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle, focused on performance, coaching, analysis and officiating.

We recommend that all students wear a gum shield for all hockey and rugby lessons. They are available from PE at a cost of £1 but will need to be molded at home. Students with braces should contact their dentist before purchasing.

Year Curriculum content summary

7

Maintain pace for at least10 minutes running. Identify the location of major bones and muscles. Carry out and lead warm ups and cool down. Introduction to components of fitness. Using heart rates to monitor target zones and graph plotting. Effects of exercise on the cardiovascular system.
Sports: netball, handball, badminton, rugby, basketball, hockey, gymnastics/parkour, athletics and football

8

Maintain pace for at least 15 minutes running. AFEAR movement analysis. Link components of fitness to specific sports. Fitness testing and data comparisons. Different types of training. Effects of exercise on the human body
Sports: netball, handball, badminton, rugby, basketball, volleyball, trampolining, athletics and football

9

Maintain pace for at least 20 minutes running. AFEAR movement analysis, comparing to the perfect technique. Link components of fitness to specific sports. Fitness testing and data comparisons to make informed training choices. Effects of exercise on the human body long term and short term.
Sports: netball, handball, badminton, basketball, volleyball, trampolining, and athletics

10

AQA GCSE PE/VCERT HEALTH &FITNESS sports: netball, handball, badminton, basketball, volleyball, trampolining, and athletics
CORE: HEALTH, WELLBEING & EXERCISE

11

AQA GCSE PE/VCERT HEALTH &FITNESS sports: netball, handball, badminton, basketball, volleyball, trampolining, and athletics
CORE: HEALTH, WELLBEING & EXERCISE

Staff:

  • Lea Pemberton-Heard, Head of Sports Studies, BSc (Hons) Sports Science
  • Phillip Keeling-Burton, BSc (Hons) Sports Education
  • Daniel Pitt, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences with Accounting and Financial Management
  • Charlotte Strickland, BSc(Hons) Sport and PE

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