At Babington we want all our students to enjoy and make outstanding progress in PE. We are a faculty that is passionate about encouraging all our students to reach their potential and offer a wide and varied curriculum to allow for this. We encourage our students to achieve not only academically but also to develop them as leaders, creative thinkers and develop a lifelong passion for physical activity. Students are given the opportunity to act as leaders which enables them to develop their communication skills, confidence and independence.
At Babington we believe that it is important to deliver a curriculum that is broad and balanced which offers opportunities for new skill development. It builds on KS2 learning and competition, covering games, dance and outdoor and adventurous activities.
All year 9, 10 and 11 students follow a core PE programme which now includes more competition and theoretical content which teaches the key terms associated with PE. They can also opt to take the new GCSE PE course with the OCR exam board. This course is 60% theory and 30% practical where the students will receive practical scores in 3 different sports. One must be an individual sport, one a team sport and the final one from either list in the specification. The final 10% is awarded for an analysis of performance project.
OCR GCSE PE Specification
We also offer the AQA Technical Award in Sport where students learn leadership skills and about the sports industry.
To extend and enrich the curriculum we offer a variety of activities through the ‘Loving Learning something new programme. Students can select from fencing, archery, kayaking, swimming, Zumba, badminton, circus skills, dance and roller disco.
Rewards trips to watch sporting events or take part in physical activities. – elite performance and performance pathways
Opportunity for examination students to visit a National Centre of excellence.
Huge number of opportunities to represent school teams in league, cup and one off tournaments at local and national level.
Leadership opportunities allowing students to deliver sessions in our feeder primary schools
To enable our students to compete in sports outside of school we offer a range of programmes that they can participate in after school at Babington and then the link with the club gives them the opportunity to join a performance pathway. We run Premier kicks football with LCFC and also a Badminton programme also with LCFC. With DeMontfort University we offer a dance programme called ‘moving together’.
We believe that the PE Faculty plays a major role in the provision of activities outside School hours. All students are encouraged to attend and some clubs run before school from 7.30 whilst others run after school. We also compete against other schools in a wide range of sports.
Encourage pupils to attend extracurricular activities.
Ask pupils to show you their IT feedback for their practical performance.
Ask examination pupils to show Unit Review sheets to show progress and work that needs to be submitted.
Encourage students to show you the Edmodo website and complete homework which has been set.
Here are some websites that may help with your child’s homework.
BBC GCSE bitesize has lots of useful revision and self-testing pages for GCSE students
The BBC sport website helps students learn about current sporting issues
s-cool provides revision questions and guidance for GCSE PE
To find out more information regarding the curriculum at Babington, please contact:
Fiona Addison - Assistant Principal
Tel: 0116 2221616
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