February 27, 2013 by Northfield
Why Teach PE?
|High quality PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. ACHIEVE AND EXCEL||PE helps pupils develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations. ACHIEVE AND EXCEL|
Key Stage 4
|Students will have 2 lessons of PE a week in Year 10 and Year 11. Each student during the two hours will be studying an examination course to allow them to receive a qualification in PE while continuing to be practically involved with sport.
Students will be placed into the course which staff feel is more appropriate to them to allow them to achieve the highest grade possible.Individuals who have a preference for a particular course should register this interest with a member of the PE staff.
What is the difference between the courses offered?
|The course is divided into two sections; practical and theoretical. Students will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of the subject during the two year course. Students will receive one theory and one practical lesson per week.|
The theory content includes:
|All students will sit an external examination paper at the end of the course which tests their understanding of the theory content. The papers include both multiple choice, short and longer answer questions.|
The practical component is worth 60% of the overall GCSE grade and students’ practical ability is assessed through set criteria in a number of activities across two years. Students will take part in a range of physical activities which may include: Table Tennis, Trampolining, Athletics, Exercise to Music, Resistance Training, Rounders, Netball, Hockey and Badminton. Students will also complete 2 short pieces of written coursework as part of their practical grade, which is based on their ability to observe, analyse and suggest improvements upon their own or other’s performances, as well as looking at lifestyle influences. Students also have the opportunity to be assessed in officiating in different sports, and can be assessed in other sports not done in PE lessons if they regularly attend external clubs eg. ice hockey, figure skating, horse riding.INDIVIDUAL PROGRESS
In KS4, pupils are always kept fully aware of their progress in their course over the 2 years. Each student has a record sheet that records fully their marks awarded for each area of the course and they can use this to see where they are at and what marks they need to improve their grade further. Target setting is also done in both years to help focus and motivate students.
BTEC First Award in Sport
|A BTEC Award is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. At the end of the course you can use it alongside other qualifications to go into further education. The course allows you to develop the skills needed to start a career or go on to university.
What is the BTEC Sport course about?
What else is required?
How is the course assessed?
|What is the course worth?
Traditional GCSE Level Equivalent
|What units will I Study?Unit 1 Fitness For Sport & Exexcise (Compulsory)
Topics included in this unit are:
Unit 2 Practical Sport (Compulsory)
Students will also complete two further units from the following:
Unit 3 The Mind & The Sports Performance
Unit 4 Sports Performer In Action
|Unit 5 Training for Personal Fitness
Unit 6 Leading Sports Activities
|What Skills and Qualities I might gain:
Independence, confidence, ability to use your initiative, ability to work as part of a team.What could I progress onto?
Students have the opportunity to opt for BTEC dance, a two year course where students have the opportunity to perform and choreograph dances. Students cover a wide range of dance styles and assessment is practical performance based alongside written assignments. There is no exam. For more information on the course follow this linkSPORTS LEADERS LEVEL 1This course offers students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. They will be taught how to plan for and lead physical activities, and how to organise and run different types of tournaments and competitions, in addition to considering the health and safety implications of the above.
|EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The department offers a wide range of before, during and after school activities to suit all abilities. Attendance at any of these activities will greatly enhance students’ practical skills knowledge and understanding and will help to improve their practical grades at GCSE.
PE Fixtures & Results
Fixtures and Results to appear here
|Mr D Crofts (Director of Sport & Community)|
|Mr M Dwyer (Assistan Director of Sport)|
|Mrs A Comley (Head of Girls Physical Education)|
|Mr R Alderson||Mrs A Charlton|
|Mr S Burge||Mr P Sheahan|
|Miss S Bedford||Mrs A Stenson|
|Mr N Martin|
Our girls’ table tennis team have been selected for the ISF World Championships due to their exceptional performances over the past years.
They qualified firstly by winning the County Schools’ competition and then went on to win the next stage, Zone One, which qualified for the semi-finals at Blackburn. They then beat three teams to qualify for the finals in Hinckley. They finally played a further three teams in the final to become overall champions.
The team consists of five players (mentioned below) and also Sophie Barlow who is unable to play in the World School Finals due to age restrictions.
Northfield School’s under 16 girls table tennis team, who were National School Champions last year, have been selected to represent England at the ISF world schools championships. This multi-school event is taking place in Clermont Feren, France, from 4th April 2014 to 10th April 2014. The Northfield team will be Eleanor Davidson, Hannah Clark, Katie Barlow and Amy Webster, and coach Jane Durham and team manager, Steve Burge.
The girls need to raise £2000 in order to attend the event and are currently looking for sponsorship. Please contact Steve Burge or Jane Durham on 01642 557373 for more information.
On Wednesday 2nd October Northfield School hosted a tag rugby festival for all the primary schools in Billingham. It was a record turnout of 14 teams with over 140 year 5/6′s involved in a competitive afternoon of high quality tag rugby. After a hard fought tournament it was left to Roseberry and St Pauls to contest the final, which ended in a tie with both teams scoring 4 tries each. Priors Mill finished 3rd beating Roseberry B team in the 3rd/4th place play off. These 3 teams will now go on to represent Billingham in the Stockton finals at Billingham rugby club on 23rd October.
Northfield Year 9 and 10 Boys Athletics team won the Stockton Schools Athletics League. The final was at Eastbourne Sports Complex last week with a variety of schools involved.
Athletes that came first in their events were Leighton Abbott – 100m and Long Jump, Andrew Bryson – 200m, Callum Martin – 1500m, Tyler French – Shot Putt, Robbie Bain – Javelin and the Relay team – Leighton Abbott, Tom Donaghey, Joe Adair, Liam Archer.
Year 7 and 8 Boys team finished second with Rees Bell – Javelin, Luke Myers – 1500m finishing first in their own events.
The Year 9 and 10 Girls team finished third, they also had some very good performances especially from Megan Clark in the Long Jump.
Congratulations to all teams who reached the final. Northfield have won 4 Athletics shields this summer, which again proves the school has a lot of sporting talent that are determined to win.
Sophie Barlow in year 7 won a bronze medal at the National Under 12 Table Tennis Finals losing to the champion in the semi finals.
Sophie has also come runner up in the English Masters Championships involving the top 12 players in the country. Sophie beat the number 1 seed and National Champion in the process.
Harry Ward in Year 9 represented the North of England tetrathlon team as captain last weekend. The event was at Pembrey in Wales, and involved a 1500m run, 3 minute swim, and one handed shooting at turning targets from 7m.
Harry finished 11th out of 61 competitors from Southern England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Northern and Eastern England. This was an excellent achievement, well done Harry.
Northfield Boys Athletics team won the Stockton Schools Athletics Championships at Gateshead stadium on Wednesday 22nd May.
The Year 7 boys and year 10 boys team won the track and field shields and shared the overall field event shield with another school.
There were 10 boys who won their particular events which is a fantastic achievement and had a major influence on the overall boys result. Well done to the boys athletics team. Mr Alderson was delighted with the attitude and performances.
The girls athletics team also did well, finishing in 3rd place overall.
Four of our pupils from Northfield School and Sports College competed in the Royal Lifesaving Society’s National Lifesaving Speed Championships at Ponds Forge, in Sheffield, on 9th and 10th March 2013, all achieving excellent results in their individual events.
Gwennan Thomas was placed 7th in the girl’s 12 – 14 years 100 metre obstacle event, where the swimmers have to swim 100 metres and dive under 4 gates that are placed in their lane. Gwennan also placed 10th in the 50m manikin carry.
Haf Thomas swam personal best times in all her events in the girls 12 – 14 year old category.
Dominic Munns was placed 16th in the boys 12 – 14 years 100 metre manikin carry with fins, where the swimmer has to swim 50 metres in fins, pick up a manikin and tow the manikin 50 metres.
Charlotte Thwaite swam personal best times in the girl’s 15 – 17 years 100 metre manikin tow, where swimmers swim 50 metres in fins with a torpedo buoy, fasten the manikin into the torpedo and tow the manikin to the end.
A successful weekend was had by them all.
Well done to 5 Northfield pupils who represented Cleveland at the National Inter County Cross Country Championships held in Derbyshire. They all qualified in the final 12 in the Northern Counties Championships held at Lawrence Jackson school. The 5 pupils were Hannah Featherstone, Callum Martin, Liam Ferguson, John Smith and Stephen Raybould.
Mr Alderson states this years Cross Country team was the strongest team for along time and he was very proud of the schools achievements and in particular of the individuals running for Cleveland.
Pictured above is Hannah Featherstone and Callum Martin.
41 pupils travelled to Ajax in Amsterdam during the Easter holidays. The pupils had 3 days football coaching at the famous Ajax Academy with high quality academy coaches. All the pupils developed their skills and understanding based on the Ajax ethos which is named TIPS, which means Technique, Insight, Personality and Speed. The pupils really enjoyed the training and also playing against local Dutch teams when they were encouraged to play out from the back into midfield which is encouraged throughout the Academy age groups and into the First team. Two Northfield teams won and one team lost.
The pupils also watched Ajax beat Hercules 4-0 in an exciting game at the Amsterdam Arena. Ajax are still top of the League and looks highly likely that they will win another Championship. We also had tours of the Amsterdam Arena and the Ajax Experience.
Mr Alderson has stated that the trip was the best football trip so far organised by Inspiresport, and that he was very proud of the all the Northfield pupils. All the pupils had a fantastic experience and they will remember it for the rest of their lives.
On Thursday 7th March SKY MENTOR INTERNATIONAL BOXER AMANDA COULSON was in Northfield to coach and mentor pupils.
In the morning Amanda did a practical session with 20 Gifted and Talented Year 7 pupils. Amanda then gave a talk to Year 10 pupils, ’6 STEPS TO SUCCESS’.
In the afternoon Amanda worked with the SKY group to launch the project. The boys received a T–shirt and had a full afternoon that included theory and practical sessions.