KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 Physical Education
Weeks 1-6Rugby   
This will further develop skills learnt in year 7 and 8 such as passing, catching, running with the ball and movement, tackling, rucking and mauling. Students will develop these skills slowly and in a controlled, safe environment. When skill level is deemed appropriate, students will then start to involve contact in conditioned and normal games.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 13 to 18Gymnastics   
Girls – students will complete a gymnastics unit of work based on Acro gymnastics and aesthetic movement. Students will develop foundational skills learnt in years 7 & 8 and choreograph a final performance routine in groups. Boys – students will complete a street gymnastics unit of work based upon the principles of free running. Students will learn and develop safe jumping and landing techniques from different heights and link movements together in sequences.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 19 to 24Invasion  
Girls – students will complete a football unit of work focusing on the fundamentals of passing, shooting, tackling, moving and throwing. Students will utilise these skills in small sided games. Boys – students will complete a rugby unit of work building on the fundamentals learnt in year 8. Students will develop their contact skills in tackling, rucking and mauling as well as attacking principles.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 25 to 30Athletics   
Students will aim to develop more advanced technique in throwing, jumping and running events in athletics, with a continued focus on the technical skill needed in throwing and jumping events. Students will constantly be aiming to improve their own personal best score. Students will also develop their self and peer analysis skills to further improve themselves and their peers.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 31 to 36Striking and Fielding   
Students will aim to build on previous techniques learnt in year 7 and 8 and include more advanced technique in their bowling, batting and fielding. Greater emphasis will be placed on the tactics of the batting and bowling team in a variety of sports including cricket, rounders and stoolball.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 7 to 12Health Related Exercise   
Students will identify and perform fitness tests that are used to measure the different aspects of fitness. Students will then plan and complete an exercise programme aimed to develop certain aspects of their fitness over the unit of work. Students will then perform the same fitness tests to measure whether they have been successful in making an improvement.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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