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Grade Ladder – Aerobics
Level Quality of skills Choreography & Knowledge
9

(20)

Demonstrates an excellent understanding of the activity.

All core & advanced skills performed to an excellent standard—impeccable timing rhythm and technique in all exercises.

Is very creative in their choreography of routines. Always uses complex additions and progressions such as direction, repetition, impact and arm lines.

Can structure a routine using the correct phrasing of music. Is able to build the heart rate up gradually and can demonstrate the gradual lowering of this.

8

(18-19)

Demonstrates a very good understanding of the activity. All core skills plus nearly all advanced skills performed with very good timing, rhythm and technqiue. Is creative in their choreography of routines. Mostly uses complex additions and progressions such as direction, repetition, impact and arm lines.

Can structure a routine using the correct phrasing of music.

7

(16-17)

Demonstrates a very good understanding of the activity. All core skills plus most advanced skills performed to a good standard— great timing, rhythm and technique. Is creative in their choreography of routines. Sometimes uses complex additions and progressions such as direction, repetition, impact and arm lines.

Can structure a routine using the correct phrasing of music.

6

(14-15)

Demonstrates a good understanding of the activity. All core skills are demonstrated to a good standard and some advanced skills with varying consistency. Performance of simple routines have great timing and rhythm but some quality is lost as the routine becomes more complex. Can be creative in their choreography of routines. Occasionally uses complex additions and progressions such as direction, repetition, impact and arm lines.

Can structure parts of a routine using the correct phrasing of music.

5

(11-13)

Demonstrates a good understanding of the activity. Most core skills are demonstrated to a good standard and advanced skills are attempted with some success. With the help of others, students are able to create routines using some core and advanced skills.

They are able to make changes to existing routines and demonstrate strong knowledge.

4

(8-10)

Demonstrates some understanding of the activity. Core skills have limited consistency. Some advanced skills attempted but with little success. With the help of others, students are able to create routines using some core and advanced skills.

They are able to make changes to existing routines and demonstrate some  knowledge.

3

(6-7)

Demonstrates some understanding of the activity. Core skills have little consistency. Few advanced skills attempted but with little success. Can link some steps together in a routine but often has to march in between steps to regain timing. Is able to add arm lines and repetition to different movements.
2

(4-5)

Demonstrates some understanding of the activity. Performs several core skills in isolation. Some advances skills are evident. Can link some steps together in a routine but often has to march in between steps to regain timing. Is able to add arm lines to different movements.
1

(1-3)

Demonstrates little understanding of the activity. Performs some core skills in isolation. Very few advanced skills are attempted. Can link some steps together in a routine but often has to march in between steps to regain timing.
W3 Demonstrates limited understanding of the activity. Performs few core skills in isolation. Advanced skills are not attempted or evident. Unable to choreograph their own routine but can take direction from a peer in routine creation. Struggles to link the activity with how to keep fit.
W2 Demonstrates limited understanding of the activity. Some participation in activities. Some basic development of core skills. Unable to choreograph their own routine. Struggles to link the activity with how to keep fit.
W1 Shows little or no understanding of the activity. Very little participation in activities. Little evidence of knowledge and fitness development. Unable to choreograph their own routine. Struggles to link the activity with how to keep fit.

Advanced Skills

  • Excellent CV endurance—can maintain performance throughout an extended routine.
  • Excellent muscular endurance—plank, wall sit, advanced sit-ups and press-ups.
  • Performing of complex skills (linking movements).
  • Progression of routines.
  • Can identify strengths/weaknesses and suggest how to improve.

Core Skills

  • Safety Implications.
  • Can conduct a warm up.
  • Can conduct a cool down.
  • Can work as a group to plan a routine.
  • Performance of basic steps—side steps, grapevine, knee lifts, hamstring curls, marching, toe taps, heel digs.
  • Can identify strengths/weaknesses.

Knowledge

  • Using the phrasing of music.
  • Structuring the routine.Muscles worked in each exercise.
  • Technique for correct movement (limiting injuries).
  • Identify related components of fitness.
  • Recognise the  importance of leading a healthy active lifestyle.