Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.

Physical Education

Curriculum Map

Key Stage 3

At Harrop Fold pupils build on and embed the physical development and skills learned at Key Stages 1 and 2; becoming more competent, confident and having more expertise in their techniques and applying these across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. Students should develop their confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, understanding and applying the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
Pupils at Harrop Fold are taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example: badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounder’s, rugby and tennis]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example: athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities that present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a
  • team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

Key Stage 4

At Harrop Fold pupils tackle complex and demanding physical activities when they reach this stage. They should be involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.
Pupils are taught to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example: badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis].
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example: athletics and gymnastics] or other physical activities [for example: dance]
  • take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical
  • challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to
  • achieve their personal best
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
  • improving your own performance in a range of sports roles

The department also deliver Sport Science Level 1/2 Award/Certificate. This course is an OCR Cambridge National
This is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The course in Sport Science reflect this and provide students with a broad knowledge and understanding of different aspects of sports science including sports psychology and nutrition and equip students with practical skills such as learning to design and evaluate a training programme. We do 3 internally assessed units and an external exam in the second year.

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