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Sandbach School specialises in educating boys.  Every aspect of school life is geared to create the right environment for boys to thrive. Statistically evidence from the UK and around the world demonstrates that boys achieve higher results and make better progress in single sex schools.  We make no apology for focusing upon academic achievement and setting aspirational targets for our young men.  But we balance this with a co-curricular programme of out of class activities which teaches our boys the need for hard work and effort before tasting success.  Results academically are impressive: last year 84% achieved a C or above in Maths, 78% an English qualification and 72% gained 5A*-C grades including English and Maths.  All students left with qualifications which supported their chosen pathway – many returning to our Sixth Form but others gaining prestigious apprenticeships.

In other areas our boys have also excelled.  Our aim is always to support them whatever their talent and passion and so the range of opportunity is truly expansive.  We have had elite runners taking part by invitation in the London Mini Marathon. Students who have successfully made the national finals in table tennis and cross country. We are U16 county hockey champions and U14 runners-up. U13 Cheshire football champions  and Cheshire County finalists in two other age groups. One of our students made the final of the percussion BBC Young Musician of the Year with another winning the best instrumental soloist at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. These are just a few of the successes from last year!

I hope that the website gives you a flavour of our ethos and values. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome you to visit us.

Mrs Sarah Burns

 

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PE

Transition & Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8)

Program of study

Students receive 2 lessons of Physical Education per week. When students arrive in Year 7 they participate in a ‘Transition Unit’ which enables us to accurately assess them before October half term and place them in appropriate groups for the rest of the year. They then follow a bespoke curriculum model with some groups following a team sport pathway whilst other groups will having a greater focus of physical literacy and individual sports.

 

Assessment & Homework 

Students will be assessed through appropriate formative and summative assessments throughout each activity/half term cycle. Pupils will be awarded a LEGO grade for each unit of work and at each Review point in the academic year. 

A variety of homework tasks may be set and published on ‘show my homework’ when and if appropriate. Typically a homework should take around 30 minutes.  Examples of Homework include; research tasks, preparation of a warm up/cool down task, preparation of teaching/coaching cards for use with group.

 

Year 7

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

Students will be introduced to:

Invasion games, Health Related Fitness, Swimming/Aquatic activities.

Autumn 2

Students will be introduced to:

Invasion games, Health Related Fitness, Swimming/Aquatic activities.

Spring 1

Students will be introduced/continue to/with/ :

Invasion games, Gymnastics, Swimming/Aquatic activities.

Spring 2

Students will be introduced/continue to/with/ :

Invasion games, Gymnastics, Swimming/Aquatic activities.

Summer 1

Students will be introduced to:

Track & Field Athletics, Net and Court games, Striking and Fielding games, Aquatic activities.

Summer 2

Students will be introduced to:

Track & Field Athletics, Net and Court games, Striking and Fielding games, Aquatic activities.

 

Year 8

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

Students will develop knowledge/understanding and effective performance in:

Invasion games, Health Related Fitness, Swimming/Aquatic activities, Kayaking(OAA) , Net and Court games, Gymnastics

Autumn 2

Students will develop knowledge/understanding and effective performance in:

Invasion games, Health Related Fitness, Swimming/Aquatic activities, Kayaking(OAA) , Net and Court games, Gymnastics

Spring 1

Students will develop knowledge/understanding and performance in:

Invasion games, Health Related Fitness, Swimming/Aquatic activities, Kayaking(OAA) , Net and Court games, Gymnastics

Spring 2

Students will develop knowledge/understanding and performance in:

Invasion games, Health Related Fitness, Swimming/Aquatic activities, Kayaking(OAA) , Net and Court games, Gymnastics

Summer 1

Students will develop their technique and improve their performance in :

Track & Field Athletics, Net and Court games, Striking and Fielding games, Aquatic activities.

Summer 2

Students will develop their technique and improve their performance in:

Track & Field Athletics, Net and Court games, Striking and Fielding games, Aquatic activities.

 

Please note: Year 7 groups will be placed in an activity after their baseline assessments has been completed.

GCSE PE information can be found HERE.

Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies information can be found HERE.

A Level PE information can be found HERE.

BTEC National Sport and Exercise Science information can be found HERE.