Key Stage 3 Programme of Study

1. Health, fitness and well-being activities

Pupils will be given opportunities to:

1. Engage in frequent and regular physical activity beneficial to their health, fitness and well-being.

2. Investigate and plan for participation in a range of daily activity opportunities at school, home and in the local community, and find ways of incorporating exercise into their lifestyles.

3. Try different activities that affect their fitness and find out how appropriate training can improve fitness and performance

4. Identify how to eat and drink healthily in order to meet the energy requirements of different activities and levels of performance.

2. Creative activities

Pupils should be given opportunities to:

1. create and perform more complex movement patterns, techniques and sequences in their activities

2. use compositional principles when planning and performing their activities

3. describe, analyse and interpret performance, recognising different qualities that contribute to successful performance

4. develop and communicate a variety of imaginative ideas and information

5. listen carefully to others’ contributions, considering their ideas and responding aptly

6. vary their presentations for different audiences and purposes, using ICT when appropriate, to improve the impact

of their work.

3. Adventurous activities

Pupils should be given opportunities to:

1. Develop a range of skills & techniques in at least one of the following three types of

adventurous activities:

• outdoor & adventurous activities, e.g. climbing, canoeing, orienteering

• problem-solving or initiative challenges,e.g. following or designing trails, ropecourses

• journeys, e.g. hill walking & camping

2. Plan, undertake & evaluate activities, using what they find out to plan how to improve their next attempts.

3. Take some responsibility for themselves, others & the learning environment

4. Apply & evaluate the principles &practice of rescue & resuscitation.

5. Listen carefully to the contribution of others, make individual & group decisions to identify problems & suggest alternative approaches.

4. Competitive activities

Pupils should be given opportunities to:

1. Develop their techniques, skills, strategies & tactics applicable to a variety of competitive activities  including sending (throwing, tossing, bowling); receiving (catching, fielding); striking (hitting, batting, volleying, serving); travelling (with a ball or other equipment); application of spin; attacking & defending (possession, progression, scoring and change of  possession); running (different speeds); jumping (for height or length); and throwing (for distance).

2. Refine, adapt & apply their skills with consistent control and accuracy under competitive conditions

3. Analyse & evaluate the effectiveness of increasingly complex strategies & tactics against a background of changing situations

4. Use the information to modify, develop & try out their plans and identify other strategies & tactics that might have been effective

5. Adopt an alternative role in their chosen activity, while working with others to apply the rules of an activity and ensure the conventions of fair play, honest competition, good sporting behaviour & informed spectatorship.