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In Key Stage 3 students are given two hours of PE every week. Students have a wide breadth of study including; Rugby, Football, Basketball, Netball, Swimming, Trampolining, Gymnastics, Badminton, Health Related Exercise, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders and Dance. During these lessons students are developing their understanding within the sport, acquiring skills and then learning how to apply the correct skills, Evaluating their own and others’ performances and understanding fitness and health benefits within the sport.

In Key Stage 4 students also have 2 hours of compulsory PE. Students are offered a similar breadth of study as Key Stage 3 but have more choice about what they do. Lessons are focused around leadership, independent learning skills, participation, teamwork, enjoyment, building self-esteem, commitment and are designed to promote lifelong participation so students are aware of how to continue with their sporting education once they leave Upper Wharfedale School.

Students in Key Stage 4 can also choose GCSE PE as an option. For GCSE PE, students will get 5 hours of PE, on top of the 2 hours of compulsory PE, spread over 2 weeks. The GCSE option has a theory and practical element. Students will have 4 hours of theory lessons and one hour of practical over the 2 weeks. The theory has 2 exams which are both sat at the end of the two years. The 1st exam covers the body systems, and biomechanics, and physical training. The 2nd exam covers health and performance, Socio-cultural influences of taking part in physical exercise and sports psychology. Students must put forward marks for 3 sports. One team, one individual, and either a team or individual sport. Students will also produce a personal exercise programme which must be evaluated for the final 10% of their mark. Overall, the 2 exams are worth 60% of the final mark and the practical sports and PEP are worth 40%.

We have an extensive extra-curricular timetable and staff are extremely committed and give up their time to provide many opportunities for our students. There is at least one club, often two, on every lunch time where students can just turn up and join in. Most nights, Monday – Thursday there is a club after school. The clubs timetable will change each term to match what the students are doing in their lessons. We compete in many fixtures against other schools in a wide range of sports and compete well for a school of our size. We also run a full intra-school house sports competition in which every student in school has the chance to compete in competitive sport

KS3 Curriculum Overview Drama.pdf KS4 Curriculum Overview Drama.pdf

Curriculum Overview Drama

Curriculum Overview Drama

KS3 Curriculum Overview Art.pdf

Curriculum Overview Art

KS4 Curriculum Overview Art2015.pdf

Curriculum Overview Art

In Key Stage 3 students are given two hours of PE every week. Students have a wide breadth of study including; Rugby, Football, Basketball, Netball, Swimming, Trampolining, Gymnastics, Badminton, Health Related Exercise, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders and Dance. During these lessons students are developing their understanding within the sport, acquiring skills and then learning how to apply the correct skills, Evaluating their own and others’ performances and understanding fitness and health benefits within the sport.

In Key Stage 4 students also have 2 hours of compulsory PE in which they are given the opportunity to partake in the accredited Sports Leaders Level 2 Award. Students are offered a similar breadth of study as Key Stage 3 but have more choice about what they do. Lessons are focused around participation, teamwork, enjoyment, building self-esteem, commitment and are designed to promote lifelong participation so students are aware of how to continue with their sporting education once they leave Upper Wharfedale School.

Students in Key Stage 4 can also choose Btec PE or GCSE PE as an option. In both options students will get 5 hours of PE, on top of the 2 hours of compulsory PE, spread over 2 weeks. The Btec course is a vocational course which allows students to have their work assessed throughout the year with constant marking and feedback with all of their assignments. It is mostly coursework based with 20% of the course being assessed externally. Over the last 2 years we have had excellent results with every student hitting or exceeding their target grade and with many students gaining A and A* grades. The GCSE option has now come back to our curriculum after a 4 year absence. We are really looking forward to teaching this again as it gives students something different from the Btec. The GCSE is assessed 40% theoretically and 60% practical. The students are taught the theory side over 2 years with an exam at the end of the 2 years. Practically students have to show how good they are in 4 different sports.

We have an extensive extra-curricular timetable and staff are extremely committed and give up their time to provide many opportunities for our students. There is at least one club, often two, on every lunch time where students can just turn up and join in. Every night Monday – Thursday there is a club after school. The clubs timetable will change each term to match what the students are doing in their lessons. We compete in many fixtures against other schools in a wide range of sports and compete well for a school of our size. We also run a full intra-school house sports competition to allow as many students as possible to compete in competitive sport.

Physical Education

PE Course of Study

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KS3 Music overview  2015-16.pdf

Curriculum Overview Music

KS4  Music overview -2015.pdf

Curriculum Overview Music

Extra Curricular Activities Booklet

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PE

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Art

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Performing Arts

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0 - 9 Scale Description

Music

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