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School Sports Week
Sir William Robertson Academy celebrated the Lloyds TSB/ Youth Sport Trust National School Sport Week by organising a superb week of alternative sports for all KS3/4 students last week within their PE lessons. National School Sport Week took place at Schools all over the country from 24-28 June and Welbourn based Academy organised a week long action packed programme of exciting activities and sports for all the pupils. Three local Primary Schools from Welbourn, Leadenham and Caythorpe also had the chance to come along and try Britain’s first mobile caving experience which visited the School on Friday. The children clambered through 90 feet of caving wearing helmets and head torches with expert tuition on hand to help them through.
“This week-long celebration of sport for schools was inspired by the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. With the Games now over the School wants to continue to build upon the enthusiasm for sport offering new and different taster activities with the PE Curriculum.” Commented Christina Mower, the School Sports Co-ordinator who organised the whole celebration.
The 14 different activities with links to outside clubs/ coaches/ organisations & National Governing Bodies included fantastic tuition from RAF Waddington, PGL Caythorpe, Sleaford Archery Club, Belton Woods Golf Club, NK Arts, Lincolnshire Lacrosse Development Officier & an England Number 1 Kick boxer, to name a few. The activities included: Lacrosse, Fencing, Street Dance, Boot-camp Fitness Circuits, Human Table Football, Trampoline, Zumba, Battle PT, Kick Boxing, Ultimate Frisbee, Aikido, Penalty Speed Shoot Out, Golf, Archery & a mobile Caving experience.
The School’s very own PE Teacher, Mr David Costello was crowned England’s No 1 Kickboxer back in May and held some fun sessions for the students through the week. Kickboxing is offered as a lunchtime activity at the School already.
The Rotary Club of Grantham very kindly awarded a grant of £500 to the School which was presented to Christina Mower at an Awards ceremony last Friday. Some of the funds went towards hiring in the mobile caving unit and the human table football but many of the activities were provided without charge. The School would like to thank the Rotary Club and all those that gave up their time during the week.
Youth Sport Trust & SWRA aims are to:
• Help young people learn about the values & ethos of different sports
• Give young people an opportunity to try new sports
• Maximise links with community & clubs
BTEC Level 3
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
What is a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma?
The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport 360-guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of mandatory and optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits.The programme is designed to enable students to gain both academic and practical experience and become competent in areas that are directly related to the workplace. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. It is equivalent to one GCE A Level. This course allows you to develop skills in a sporting environment, and apply key analysis within practical sport performance. The course provides progression opportunities into vocationally relevant employment or higher education.
Assessment and Progression:
The styles of assessment area real strength of the programme, with the emphasis on coursework rather than exams, allowing students to achieve their full potential. There are a diverse range of methods used including written assignments, group work, presentations, and practical tests.
Grades are awarded on a Pass, Merit or Distinction basis.
Our Honours boards has been up and running since 2006. One boy and one girl are chosen form each year to have the honour of seeing their name added to these boards. Pupils who make it onto the board have achieved either exceptionally high standards in all aspects of school sports or have made excellent progress throughout the academic year.
We also run two extra awards, the John Hammond trophy is awarded to the best GCSE performing boy and the Alan Brown Cup to the best performing girl.
Progress in Physical Education
Achievement in Physical Education
GCE PHYSICAL EDUCATION SPECIFICATION FOR AS EXAMS TAKEN IN 2013
UNIT 1 PHED 1
60% OF AS, 30% OF A LEVEL this is assessed through a 2 hour exam at the end of Y12 (May).
Within the exam there are 7 questions each worth 12 marks. Question 1 – 6 are usually 1, 2, 3 and 4 mark questions whereas question 7 is worth 12 marks.
Question 1 & 2 are always based on Applied Exercise Physiology (24 marks).
Question 3 & 4 are always based on Skill Acquisition (24 marks).
Question 5 & 6 are always based on Opportunities for Participation (24 marks).
As these questions are worth a maximum of 4 marks don’t over revise. For example, you will not need to know twelve effects of sustained consumption of alcohol abuse, four will do!
Question 7 is a different question which applies Physiology and Skill Acquisition (12 marks). Within this question you will be tested on two out of eleven topic areas (Physiology & Skill Acquisition). This is an essay style question worth 12 marks and is marked on a banded scheme. The first sentence is often a statement, concentrate on the last two sentences which require detailed responses.
For each question it is essential that you realise there is a 20 bullet point mark scheme. If you do not mention 12 different points / themes / ideas – you will not get the marks. Write about separate facts you need to recall information not waffle about two things!
Much of question 7 will be taught in the classroom with opportunities to apply and use kinaesthetic teaching styles to help you recall and remember topics. Question 7 will draw upon Physiology and Skill Acquisition. You must get the idea that you have to offer as many acceptable answers as possible.
Past papers are available at www.aqa.org.uk
The school library has over 30 A Level related books which look at topics in detail.
The recommended text book is AQA Physical education by Bevis & Murray.
Unit 2 PHED 2
40% AS, 20% A LEVEL this involves 2 practical assessments which are externally moderated. These assessments can be different roles e.g. performer & official in hockey or different activities e.g. performer in netball and hockey.
During the course you will have 1 lesson every 2 weeks and a lunchtime club every week to practice core skills and techniques in the following activities: orienteering (performer); football (performer & official); netball (performer & official). The second activity you offer can also come from these activities but it is likely that you will need to offer an externally assessed activity. It is essential that you check that your activity is one of the 60 recognised by AQA – check! In February if you are going to offer an external assessment you will have time to practice this and gain a grade from your teacher.
You will be moderated in these activities in March/April and final marks are sent to the moderator on May 15th.
For most activities you will be assessed on 5 Core Skills. The example below is for performing at football. The first (25 marks) are awarded for skills in isolation. The second (25 marks) are awarded for demonstrating skills in conditioned / modified situations.
Skills in isolation (25 marks) Skills in conditioned situations (25 marks)
Skill 1 Passing & receiving (5 marks). Attacking situations in conditioned play (5 marks).
Skill 2 Dribbling (5 marks). Defensive situations in conditioned play (5 marks).
Skill 3 Shooting (5 marks). Set plays in conditioned play (5 marks).
Skill 4 Heading (5 marks). Effort & efficiency in conditioned play (5 marks).
Skill 5 Tackling / closing down (5 marks). Strategic analysis in conditioned play (5 marks).
Conditioned situations will often be 1v1 or 3v3. The strategic analysis will require detailed drills with biomechanical & physiological knowledge. It is extremely difficult to get marks in the practical sections. An average pupil will attain 2 or 3 out of 5. An outstanding candidate will gain 4 out of 5 where as 5 out of 5 are likely to be only given for exceptional candidates.
For most candidates there is a realistic chance that one of your two practical grades will come in the form of officiating. Once again the first (25 marks) are awarded for skills in isolation. The second (25 marks) are awarded for demonstrating skills in conditioned / modified situations.
Skills in isolation (25 marks) Skills in conditioned situations (25 marks)
Skill 1 Explanation of rules (5 marks). Applying rules in conditioned play (5 marks).
Skill 2 Explain safety checks (5 marks). Consistent application of rules (5 marks).
Skill 3 Explain scoring systems (5 marks). Clarity of communication (5 marks).
Skill 4 Assume various roles (5 marks). Rapport with performers (5 marks).
Skill 5 Personal preparation (5 marks) Analysis of own performance (5 marks).
In order to gain a high mark it is an expectation that a NGB officiating award has been attained. Further competence will be gained by giving a firm commitment to increase experience through school house matches, lunchtime clubs and matches against other schools.
High marks can only be awarded in conditioned play if “mock situations” are created so that officials are seen to be doing their job. Thus scenario’s and set plays will be created to ensure officials have opportunities to show high levels of competence. Clearly an officiating assessment is going to be artificial but the moderator must see you deal with situations.
Please don’t think that this is an easy assessment it is essential you are thorough, for example the analysis of safety checks need to be fully explained. If you are officiating table tennis you would need to fully explain how a table tennis table is wheeled out and set up to avoid potential injuries. Rapport is another tricky area you can attain high grades but often score 0 for rapport if you are not seen to be on the same wave length as the players and can’t deal with potential volatile situations in a calm, controlled and thoughtful approach you will struggle.
Timetable Set up Teacher
Lesson 1 CM Anatomy & Physiology
Lesson 2 KD Skill Acquisition
Lesson 3 DQ Opportunities for Participation
Lesson 4 KS Applied Physiology & Skill Acquisition
Lesson 5 ALL Practical assessments (every other week)
Lunchtime / Wednesday Period 5 Practical assessments (every week)
House Match Results
At Sir William Robertson Academy we undertake a comprehensive range of sporting house matches. These allow all pupils in all years the opportunity to take part in a wide range of competitive sports. House matches take place termly throughout the year culminating in Sports Day in July. By taking part in house matches pupils/teams earn points that determine the winner of the House Sports Trophy which is presented on sports day by the Headmaster. Pupils can also earn sporting certificates by showing sportsmanship, effort and high levels of performance.
House matches this year will take place in
Football, netball, hockey, cross-country, bench ball, table tennis, rugby, dodgeball, cricket, rounders and athletics
Current Scores 2013 - 14
Overall Sports Results 2013 -14
Sports Results 2013/14
Year 7 - Chitral, Simla, Lancer, Dragoon
Year 8/9 - Chitral, Simla, Lancer, Dragoon
Year 10/11 - Chitral, Dragoon, Lancer, Simla
Year 7 - Dragoon, Chitral, Simla, Lancer
Year 8/9 - Dragoon, Simla, Lancer, Chitral
Year 10/11 - Dragoon, Simla, Lancer, Chitral
House Match Photos