KS3 Physical Education (Yr 8)

Curriculum Overview

Point in Year

Unit of Work Title

Starting Point

Curriculum Content

Core Knowledge

Curriculum Content

Core Skills

Mid-term and Final  Assessments

Autumn Term 1

Fitness Tests

Building on understanding of fitness components tests

  • Understand the importance of fitness tests
  • Understand which component of fitness they measure
  • Understand the protocol of each test
  • Develop key terminology
  • Perform and carry out fitness tests

Beginning of  Assessment – Year 7 Fitness Test Result

Mid Assessment – CORE PE Assessment Framework

Final Assessment –  Fitness Tests Results/CORE PE Assessment Framework

Autumn    Term    1 & 2

Groups start rotating through:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Netball
  • Trampolining
  • Handball
  • Fitness

Build on and embed the knowledge, physical development and skills learned in Year 7

  • Understand the key points of techniques/skills
  • Understand rules
  • Understand tactics
  • Develop Key Terminology
  • Apply knowledge in practical situations
  • Develop techniques/skills 
  • Develop decision making and the use of tactics
  • Develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities

Beginning of  Assessment – Baseline testing

Mid Assessment – CORE PE Assessment Framework

Final Assessment –  Practical testing  using CORE PE Assessment Framework

Spring  Term   1 & 2

Groups continue rotating through:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Netball
  • Trampolining
  • Handball
  • Fitness

Build on and embed the knowledge, physical development and skills learned in Year 7

  • Understand the key points of techniques/skills
  • Understand rules
  • Understand tactics
  • Develop Key Terminology
  • Apply knowledge in practical situations
  • Develop techniques/skills
  • Develop decision making and the use of tactics
  • Develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities

Beginning of  Assessment – Baseline testing

Mid Assessment – CORE PE Assessment Framework

Final Assessment –  Practical testing  using CORE PE Assessment Framework

Summer Term 1

Groups rotate through:

  • Athletics
  • Dance

Build on and embed the knowledge, physical development and skills learned in Year 7

  •  Understand the key points of techniques/skills
  • Understand rules 
  • Understand tactics
  • Develop Key Terminology
  • Apply knowledge in practical situations
  • Develop techniques/skills
  • Develop decision making and the use of tactics
  •  Develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities

Beginning of  Assessment – Baseline testing

Mid Assessment – CORE PE Assessment Framework

Final Assessment –  Practical testing  using CORE PE Assessment Framework

Summer Term 2

Groups rotate through:

  • Cricket
  • Rounders

Build on and embed the knowledge, physical development and skills learned in Year 7

  •  Understand the key points of techniques/skills
  • Understand rules 
  • Understand tactics
  • Develop Key Terminology
  • Apply knowledge in practical situations
  • Develop techniques/skills
  • Develop decision making and the use of tactics
  •  Develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities

Beginning of  Assessment – Baseline testing

Mid Assessment – CORE PE Assessment Framework

Final Assessment –  Practical testing  using CORE PE Assessment Framework