Physical Education

Head of Faculty: Mr M Linbourne

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.

Curriculum

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

  • Year 10
    (Core PE – Head, Heart, Hands)
  • Year 11
    (Core PE – Head, Heart, Hands)
  • Year 12
    (BTEC Certificate in Sport)
  • Year 13
    (BTEC Certificate in Sport)
 

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Year 7

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

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Year 8

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

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Year 9 (GCSE)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • 2.1 – Components of Fitness
  • 2.2 – Principles of Training
  • Badminton
Autumn
2nd half term
  • 2.3 – Preventing Injury
  • Fitness Tests
Winter
1st half term
  • 3.1 – Engagement Patterns
  • 3.2 – Commercialisation
  • Table Tennis
Winter
2nd half term
  • 3.3 – Socio Cultural Issues
  • Netball
Summer
1st half term
  • 1.1 – Skeletal System
  • 1.2 – Muscular System
  • Trampolining
Summer
2nd half term
  • 1.3 – Movement Analysis
  • Athletics
  • Tennis

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Year 9 (Health & Fitness)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Body Systems
  • 1.1.1 – Skeletal System
Autumn
2nd half term
  • 1.1.2 – Muscular System
  • 1.1.3 – Respiratory System
Winter
1st half term
  • 1.1.4 – Cardiovascular System
  • 1.1.5 – Energy Systems
Winter
2nd half term
  • 1.4.1 – Principles of Training
Summer
1st half term
  • 1.3.2 – Components of Fitness
  • 1.3.1 – Health & Fitness
Summer
2nd half term
  • 1.2.1 – Effects of Health and Fitness Activities on the Body

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Year 10 (Core PE – Head, Heart, Hands)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Heart Assessment – Resilience
  • Hands Assessment – Tactics
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Head Assessment – Feedback
  • Heart Assessment – Resilience
Winter
1st half term
  • Head Assessment – Feedback
  • Hands Assessment – Tactics
Winter
2nd half term
  • Heart Assessment – Resilience
  • Head Assessment – Feedback
Summer
1st half term
  • Hands Assessment – Tactics
  • Heart Assessment – Resilience
Summer
2nd half term
  • Head – Assessment – Feedback
  • Hands Assessment – Tactics

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Year 10 (GCSE PE)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • 4.1 – Skill Classification
  • 4.2 – Goal Setting
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
Autumn
2nd half term
  • 4.3 – Mental Preparation
  • Fitness Tests
Winter
1st half term
  • 4.4 – Guidance & Feedback
  • Football
Winter
2nd half term
  • 1.4 – Cardiovascular System
  • 1.5 – Effects of Exercise
  • Basketball
Summer
1st half term
  • 5.1 – Health & Well-Being
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
Summer
2nd half term
  • 5.2 – Diet & Nutrition
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Cricket

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Year 10 (Health & Fitness)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Unit 1 Exam Preparation
  • Revision
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Unit 1 Exam
Winter
1st half term
  • Unit 2 – Preparing and Planning for Health & Fitness
  • 2.1.1 – Lifestyle Factors
  • 2.2.1 – Fitness Testing
Winter
2nd half term
  • 2.2.2 – Training Methods
Summer
1st half term
  • 2.4.1 – The Structure of a Health and Fitness Programme
Summer
2nd half term
  • 2.3.1 – Health and Fitness Analysis and Goal Setting

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Year 11 (Core PE - Head,Hearts, Hands)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Heart Assessment – Leadership
  • Hands Assessment – Competitive
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Head Assessment – Analysis
  • Heart Assessment – Leadership
Winter
1st half term
  • Head Assessment – Analysis
  • Hands Assessment – Competitive
Winter
2nd half term
  • Heart Assessment – Leadership
  • Head Assessment – Analysis
Summer
1st half term
  • Hands Assessment – Competitive
  • Heart Assessment – Leadership
Summer
2nd half term
  • Head – Assessment – Analysis
  • Hands Assessment – Competitive

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Year 11 (GCSE PE)

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

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Year 11 (Health & Fitness)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Unit 1 Exam Re-sit Preparation
  • Revision
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Unit 1 Exam Re-sit
Winter
1st half term
  • Synoptic Assessment
Winter
2nd half term
  • Synoptic Assessment – First Submission
Summer
1st half term
  • Synoptic Assessment
Summer
2nd half term
  • Synoptic Assessment – Second Submisson

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Year 12 (A Level PE)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Bones, Muscles, Joints, Movements
  • Classification of skills and Types of practice
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Transfer of skills and learning theories
Winter
1st half term
  • Diet Nutrition and physical performance.
  • Stages of learning, guidance and feedback
Winter
2nd half term
  • Preparation and training methods
  • Individual differences, group and team dynamics and goal setting
Summer
1st half term
  • Biomechanics
  • Emergence and evolution of modern sport
Summer
2nd half term
  • Stability and lever systems
  • Globalisation of sport

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Year 13 (A Level PE)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Energy for exercise and Recovery
  • Drugs, doping and gambling in sport.
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Energy for exercise and Recovery
  • Modern technology and leadership
Winter
1st half term
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress management and Personality
Winter
2nd half term
  • Injury Prevention
  • Emergence of sport and goal setting
Summer
1st half term
  • Biomechanics Linear Motion and Angular.
  • Contemporary issues
Summer
2nd half term
  • Fluid mechanics and projectile motion
  • Global sporting events.

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Year 12 (BTECH Certificate in Sport)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Bones and Joints - Unit1
  • Diet - Unit 2
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Muscles and movement - Unit 1
  • Government guidelines – Unit 2
Winter
1st half term
  • Respiratory system – Unit 1
  • Stress management and screening - Unit 2
Winter
2nd half term
  • Cardiovascular system – Unit 1
  • Sport Psychology – Unit 2
Summer
1st half term
  • Adaptations to exercise – Unit 1
  • Components of fitness – Unit 2
Summer
2nd half term
  • Energy systems – Unit 1
  • Principles of training – Unit 2

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Year 13 (BTECH Certificate in Sport)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Understanding career and job opportunities Unit 3
  • Arousal theories Unit 6
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Sectors in the sports industry Unit 3
  • Cohesion and group performance Unit 6
Winter
1st half term
  • Skills audits Unit 3
  • Psychological training programmes Unit 6
Winter
2nd half term
  • Planning personal development Unit 3
  • Imagery Unit 6
Summer
1st half term
  • Communication and skills for Interviews Unit 3
  • Designing a training programme Unit 6
Summer
2nd half term
  • Recruitment and section process Unit 3
  • Evaluation guides Unit 6

 
 
 

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