Junior Cycle Sports Science

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Junior Cycle Sports Science

  1. 1. Focus of this Presentation To provide you with a brief overview of the NCCA-developed “Physical Education Short Course” AIM The short course in Physical Education aims to develop skilful and creative participants who are confident and competent to perform in a range of activities. The course aims to build students’ appreciation of the importance of health-enhancing and inclusive physical activity and a commitment to it now and in the future.
  2. 2. The Aims & Learning Experiences 1. Develop skilful and creative participants who are confident and competent to perform a range of activities 2. Build students appreciation of the importance of health enhancing and inclusive Physical Activity 3. A commitment to Physical Activity now and in the future.
  3. 3. Key Skills Managing Myself Staying Well Communicating Being Creative Working With Others Managing Information and Thinking
  4. 4. Physical Education – Short Course Draft Specification Statements of Learning The student is a confident and competent participant in physical activity and is motivated to be physically active. SOL12 The student takes action to safeguard and promote her/his wellbeing and that of others. SOL11 The student creates and presents artistic works and appreciates the process and skills involved. SOL4 Strand 1: Participation and Progression Strand 2: Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing Strand 3: Adventure and Teamwork Strand 4: Creativity and Performance
  5. 5. Physical Education – Short Course Draft Specification Participation and Progression Students learn about… Three of Athletic Activities Aquatics Divided court games Invasion games Culminating event Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing Students learn about… Sports Science elements of Improving their fitness Tracking their physical activity patterns Analysing Movement Coaching techniques Adventure and Teamwork Creativity and Performance Students learn about… Orienteering Team challenges Students learn about… Creating a performance Recording your experience Performing
  6. 6. ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE To be Confirmed following representative association negotiations with DES Three tasks to be recorded in a portfolio, with both designed to collect evidence of students learning and progress 50% Performance Task 50% Personal PA Profile Students will gather evidence of students’ learning in Strands 1, 3 or 4. Strand 2 – Physical Activity Profile Students will develop: - A fitness profile based on their use of a range of measurement techniques - A six week physical activity programme designed to meet personal improvement goals - A physical activity profile around their lifestyle These three strands focus on students performance in the physical activities. Students and their teachers will choose one or two of the 3 as their ‘assessment task’
  7. 7. Sample Course Assessment Example 1 1. Response to different game scenarios (practical) 2. Ability to adapt an activity to increase enjoyment and inclusion (from strand 1) ----------------1. Health – Related Fitness Profile: Take part in a 6 week programme 2. Activity Profile: Show how you enjoy and where you can participate (from strand 2) Example 2 1. Participation and Performace in 3 team challenges (from strand 2) --------------1. Health – Related Fitness Profile: Take part in a 6 week programme 2. Activity Profile: Show how you enjoy and where you can participate (from strand 2)

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