The British Dodgeball Secondary Scheme of Work is designed to teach Physical Education in Secondary Schools through dodgeball-based activity. The scheme of work contains one unit of 6 lessons for Lower KS3, Upper KS3 and KS4 which have been designed in line with the National Curriculum (2014), and has been created to aid teachers in teaching a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum. The first unit has been developed to introduce, consolidate and build upon learning contained in the KS2 British Dodgeball Primary Scheme of Work which pupils may not have completed. The upper KS3 and KS4 units build upon the previous to form a spiral curriculum (Bruner, 1960).
Besides containing numerous opportunities for improving physical literacy, the British Dodgeball Secondary Scheme of Work has been designed to encourage holistic development of children through supplying analytical and problem-solving opportunities in addition to developing tactical awareness. Each unit focuses one lesson towards the core skills of dodgeball (throwing, catching, dodging, blocking), one lesson towards tactical development and one lesson towards applying the skills learned throughout the unit in competitive situations. Each lesson plan contains key questions, which encourage higher order thinking (Bloom, 1956) and assists teachers with formative assessment, and three levels of assessment criteria which teachers can use to track progress in line with GCSE level descriptors.
The goal of this scheme of work is to create active learners who engage thoroughly in Physical Education lessons on a cognitive and social level, and are therefore more likely to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle when older.
What do they look like?
Sample lesson plan – Lower KS3 – Dodging
Our Secondary Lesson Plans can be purchased as the whole Scheme of Work for Lower KS3, Upper KS3 and KS4 or individually as one of the 3 sets.
All, Lower Key Stage 3, Upper Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4