Expectations for Students/Learning outcomes

Strand 1: Physical activity for health and wellbeing

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. How to monitor and improve their physical fitness
  1. 1.1

    set SMART improvement goals for their health-related and/or performance-related fitness results and advised by norms for their age and sex

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  2. 1.2

    apply principles of training within a personalised physical activity programme (minimum duration of six-weeks) designed to improve their health-related and/or performance-related fitness, documenting their progress

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  3. 1.3

    evaluate their engagement and progress in the programme, providing evidence of progress made and identifying ways they can further develop.

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2. Physical activity for all
  1. 1.4

    use a range of measurement techniques to monitor and analyse physical activity levels across a sustained period of time

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  2. 1.5

    identify a range of strategies to support ongoing participation in health-related physical activity

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  3. 1.6

    lead physical activities that young people find enjoyable and can undertake to achieve the minimum physical activity recommendations for health.

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Strand 2: Games

Students learn about two of the games categories.

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Invasion games, striking and fielding games, divided court games
  1. 2.1

    use a wide range of movement skills and strategies effectively to enhance their performance

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  2. 2.2

    take responsibility for improving their own performance based on personal strengths and developmental needs

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  3. 2.3

    modify activities to promote inclusion and enjoyment in a safe manner

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  4. 2.4

    demonstrate activities to enhance their health-related and/or performance-related fitness for the particular game including warm up and cool down

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  5. 2.5

    respond, individually and as part of a team to different  games’ scenarios.

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Strand 3: Individual and team challenges

Students learn about two of the physical activity areas.

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Orienteering and team challenges
  1. 3.1

    use orienteering strategies and map reading skills to complete a variety of orienteering events safely and confidently, showing respect for the environment

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  2. 3.2

    contribute to team challenges that require co-operation and problem-solving skills to achieve a common goal

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  3. 3.3

    reflect on their personal contribution and their team’s effectiveness in completing a group challenge

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2. Aquatics
  1. 3.4

    perform competently and confidently in a range of swimming strokes

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  2. 3.5

    respond appropriately to a range of water safety scenarios

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  3. 3.6

    take responsibility for improving their own performance, based on personal strengths and developmental needs.

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3. Athletics
  1. 3.7

    perform competently, confidently and safely in a range of athletics events

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  2. 3.8

    demonstrate activities to enhance performance in athletic events including physical and mental preparation

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  3. 3.9

    take responsibility for improving their own performance, based on personal strengths and developmental needs.

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Strand 4: Dance and gymnastics

Students learn about either gymnastics or dance in this strand.

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Creating a sequence of movement: 4.1 or 4.2
  1. 4.1

    create a dance on their own or with others, incorporating a selected dance style and a variety of choreographic techniques and suitable props and music.

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  2. 4.2

    create a sequence of movement or routine based on a gymnastic theme (on their own or with others),  incorporating a variety of compositional techniques

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2. Reflecting on performance
  1. 4.3

    refine their performance based on a critique of a video of their performance and/or feedback from others

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3. Performing
  1. 4.4

    perform the dance/gymnastics sequence of movement for an audience incorporating appropriate music and/or props

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  2. 4.5

    reflect on their experience of creating and participating in a performance

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