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Physical Education

PE Faculty

Miss G Ali- alig@denbigh.net
Mr D Bennett- bennettd@denbigh.net
Mr R Bunney- bunneyr@denbigh.net
Miss C Burrows- burrowsc@denbigh.net
Mrs G Calleia- tetlowg@denbigh.net
Mr R Fry- fryr@denbigh.net
Mr M Lay- laym@denbigh.net
Mr M Linbourne- linbournem@denbigh.net
Mr C Simm- simmc@denbigh.net
Miss E Whitehouse- whitehousee@denbigh.net

Faculty Information

Denbigh School offers a wide range of sporting activities, chosen to suit all our students’ needs and abilities.  Physical Education and social development are encouraged through participation in a programme of team games and individual sports and activities, which all students are expected to take an active part in.   Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 receive two hours of Physical Education a week and Year 10 and 11 students receive one hour, in an addition to any sport-related exam subjects they choose.

We assess our students using the new ‘Head, Heart, Hands’ model of PE assessment and as part of this students are assessed against the Denbigh PE Values (Responsibility, Effort and Technique).  Students are also assessed in a variety of other characteristics including ‘Knowledge and Understanding’ (Head), their ‘Physical ability’ (Hands) and Resilience (Heart).

An extensive extra-curricular sports programme complements the core PE curriculum.  Over 200 fixtures provide plenty of opportunity for competitive sport and extra-curricular clubs are on offer before and after the school day.   The P.E. Faculty organises and coaches a host of sports teams that are consistently successful in local competitions, as well as running an annual sports day and a wide variety of clubs throughout the year.   All our sports teams compete on a district level and we also enter county competitions in a variety of activities.

The Faculty has been a regular winner of the Milton Keynes ‘Secondary School of Year’ Award and has recently won the ‘School Partnership’ Award for its work with local primary schools in the area.  In 2018, the Faculty was awarded the prestigious ‘Leap Award’ for ‘Best P.E Faculty in the County’.   At the end of each year the School’s sporting success is celebrated with the Annual Colours Assembly.  Colours are rewarded for outstanding contribution to both curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Students have the opportunity to select from variety of examination courses within the subject of P.E.  These include a vcert in Health and fitness and a GCSE PE and Dance option in Year 9.  Sixth Form opportunities include A Level PE, BTEC Sport and the Football Academy Programme.

The School Council plays an active role in shaping P.E at Denbigh and has helped redesign the School’s P.E kit and update Sports Day. These initiatives have led to improved engagement and participation from of all students.

Denbigh has developed a sports performance programme to provide talented students with support in combing their sporting talent and academic studies.  This has included talks from professionals within the industry, giving advice on how to balance academic study with training demands.

Year 7

Autumn 1st half termHead and Hands
• Football & Basketball (Girls)
• Netball & Dance (Boys)
Autumn 2nd half termHead and Heart
• Rugby & Gymnastics (Boys)
• Football & Basketball (Girls)
Winter 1st half termHeart and Hands
• Hockey & Table Tennis (Boys)
• Handball & Gymnastics (Girls)
Winter 2nd half termHead and Hands
• Fitness & Running (Boys and Girls)
Summer 1st half termHead and Heart
• Athletics & Cricket (Boys)
• Athletics & End-Ball Games (Girls)
Summer 2nd half termHeart and Hands
• Athletics & Tennis (Boys)
• Athletics & Rounders (Girls)

Year 8

Autumn 1st half termHead and Hands
• Football & Basketball (Girls)
• Netball & Dance (Boys)
Autumn 2nd half termHead and Heart
• Rugby & Gymnastics (Boys)
• Football & Basketball (Girls)
Winter 1st half termHeart and Hands
• Hockey & Table Tennis (Boys)
• Handball & Gymnastics (Girls)
Winter 2nd half termHead and Hands
• Fitness & Running (Boys and Girls)
Summer 1st half termHead and Heart
• Athletics & Cricket (Boys)
• Athletics & End-Ball Games (Girls)
Summer 2nd half termHeart and Hands
• Athletics & Tennis (Boys)
• Athletics & Rounders (Girls)

Year 9 Core PE – Head, Heart, Hands

Autumn 1st half termHead and Hands
• Football, Hockey & Table Tennis (Boys)
• Trampolining, Netball & Dance (Girls)
Autumn 2nd half termHead and Heart
• Rugby, Football & Basketball (Boys)
• Dance, End-Ball Games & Handball (Girls)
Winter 1st half termHeart and Hands
• Hockey, Rugby & Handball (Boys)
• Handball, Football & Trampolining (Girls)
Winter 2nd half termHead and Hands
• Fitness & Running (Boys and Girls)
Summer 1st half termHead and Heart
• Athletics & Cricket (Boys)
• Athletics & Rounders/Cricket (Girls)
Summer 2nd half termHeart and Hands
• Athletics & Tennis (Boys)
• Athletics & Rounders (Girls)

Year 9 GCSE

Autumn 1st half term2.1 – Components of Fitness
2.2 – Principles of Training
Badminton
Autumn 2nd half term2.3 – Preventing Injury
Fitness Tests
Winter 1st half term3.1 – Engagement Patterns
3.2 – Commercialisation
Table Tennis
Winter 2nd half term3.3 – Socio Cultural Issues
Netball
Summer 1st half term1.1 – Skeletal System
1.2 – Muscular System
Trampolining
Summer 2nd half term1.3 – Movement Analysis
Athletics
Tennis

Year 9 Health & Fitness

Autumn 1st half termUnit 1 – Introduction to Body Systems
1.1.1 – Skeletal System
Autumn 2nd half term1.1.2 – Muscular System
1.1.3 – Respiratory System
Winter 1st half term1.1.4 – Cardiovascular System
1.1.5 – Energy Systems
Winter 2nd half term1.4.1 – Principles of Training
Summer 1st half term1.3.2 – Components of Fitness
1.3.1 – Health & Fitness
Summer 2nd half term1.2.1 – Effects of Health and Fitness Activities on the Body

Year 10 Core PE – Head, Heart, Hands

Autumn 1st half termHands Assessment – Tactics
Autumn 2nd half termHead Assessment – Feedback
Heart Assessment – Resilience
Winter 1st half termHead Assessment – Feedback
Hands Assessment – Tactics
Winter 2nd half termHead Assessment – Feedback
Heart Assessment – Resilience
Summer 1st half termHands Assessment – Tactics
Heart Assessment – Resilience
Summer 2nd half termHead Assessment – Feedback
Hands Assessment – Tactics

Year 10 GCSE PE

Autumn 1st half term4.1 – Skill Classification
4.2 – Goal Setting
Badminton
Table Tennis
Autumn 2nd half term4.3 – Mental Preparation
Fitness Tests
Winter 1st half term4.4 – Guidance & Feedback
Football
Winter 2nd half term1.4 – Cardiovascular System
1.5 – Effects of Exercise
Basketball
Summer 1st half term5.1 – Health & Well-Being
Athletics
Tennis
Cricket
Summer 2nd half term5.2 – Diet & Nutrition
Athletics
Tennis
Cricket

Year 10 Health & Fitness

Autumn 1st half termUnit 1 Exam Preparation
Revision
Autumn 2nd half termUnit 1 Exam
Winter 1st half termUnit 2 – Preparing and Planning for Health & Fitness
2.1.1 – Lifestyle Factors
2.2.1 – Fitness Testing
Winter 2nd half term2.2.2 – Training Methods
Summer 1st half term2.4.1 – The Structure of a Health and Fitness Programme
Summer 2nd half term2.3.1 – Health and Fitness Analysis and Goal Setting

Year 11 Core PE – Head, Heart, Hands

Autumn 1st half termHeart Assessment – Leadership
Hands Assessment – Competitive
Autumn 2nd half termHead Assessment – Analysis
Heart Assessment – Leadership
Winter 1st half termHead Assessment – Analysis
Hands Assessment – Competitive
Winter 2nd half termHeart Assessment – Leadership
Head Assessment – Analysis
Summer 1st half termHand Assessment – Competitive
Heart Assessment – Leadership
Summer 2nd half termHead Assessment – Analysis
Hands Assessment – Competitive

Year 11 GCSE PE

Autumn 1st half termCoursework – Evaluation of Fitness Levels
Coursework – Evaluation of Fitness Levels
Submission of Final Video Evidence – Team Sport
Autumn 2nd half termCoursework – Evaluation of Fitness Levels
Coursework – Evaluation of Fitness Levels
Submission of Final Video Evidence – Individual Sport
Winter 1st half termCoursework – Evaluation of Fitness Levels
Coursework – Evaluation of Fitness Levels
Submission of Final Video Evidence – Third Sport
Winter 2nd half termExam Technique & Practice – Paper 1
Section 1
Section 2
Moderation Preparation
Summer 1st half termExam Technique & Practice – Paper 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Moderation
Summer 2nd half termExam Technique & Practice – Paper 1 & 2

Year 11 Health & Fitness

Autumn 1st half termUnit 1 Exam Re-sit Preparation
Revision
Autumn 2nd half termUnit 1 Exam Re-sit
Winter 1st half termSynoptic Assessment
Winter 2nd half termSynoptic Assessment – First Submission
Summer 1st half termSynoptic Assessment
Summer 2nd half termSynoptic Assessment – Second Submission

Year 12 A Level PE

Autumn 1st half termBones, Muscles, Joints, Movements
Classification of skills and Types of practice
Autumn 2nd half termCardiovascular and respiratory systems
Transfer of skills and learning theories
Winter 1st half termDiet Nutrition and physical performance
Stages of learning, guidance and feedback
Winter 2nd half termPreparation and training methods
Individual differences, group and team dynamics and goal setting
Summer 1st half termBiomechanics
Emergence and evolution of modern sport
Summer 2nd half termStability and level systems
Globalisation of sport

Year 13 A Level PE

Autumn 1st half termEnergy for exercise and Recovery
Drugs, doping and gambling in sport
Autumn 2nd half termEnergy for exercise and Recovery
Modern technology and leadership
Winter 1st half termInjury Prevention
Stress management and Personality
Winter 2nd half termInjury Prevention
Emergence of sport and goal setting
Summer 1st half termBiomechanics Linear Motion and Angular
Contemporary issues
Summer 2nd half termFluid mechanics and projectile motion
Global sporting events

Year 12 BTEC Certificate in Sport

Autumn 1st half termBones and Joints – Unit 1
Diet – Unit 2
Autumn 2nd half termMuscles and movement – Unit 1
Government guidelines – Unit 2
Winter 1st half termRespiratory system – Unit 1
Stress management and screening – Unit 2
Winter 2nd half termCardiovascular system – Unit 1
Sport Psychology – Unit 2
Summer 1st half termAdaptations to exercise – Unit 1
Components of fitness – Unit 2
Summer 2nd half termEnergy systems – Unit 1
Principles of training – Unit 2

Year 13 BTEC Certificate in Sport

Autumn 1st half termUnderstanding career and job opportunities – Unit 3
Arousal theories – Unit 6
Autumn 2nd half termSectors in the sports industry – Unit 3
Cohesion and group performance – Unit 6
Winter 1st half termSkills audit – Unit 3
Psychological training programmes – Unit 6
Winter 2nd half termPlanning personal development – Unit 3
Imagery – Unit 6
Summer 1st half termCommunication and skills for Interviews – Unit 3
Designing a training programme – Unit 6
Summer 2nd half termRecruitment and section process – Unit 3
Evaluation guides – Unit 6