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Grade Ladder – Gymnastics
  Range of skills Quality of skills Decision Making
9

(20)

All core skills and nearly all (7 or above) advanced skills in isolation and in an authentic performance situation. Excellent standard of accuracy, control and fluency in core and advanced skills. Applies excellent compositional ideas. Excellent awareness of the rules. Demonstrates an excellent regard for safety.  Selects appropriate skills on every occasion.
8

(18-19)

All core skills and 6 advanced skills in isolation and in an authentic performance environment. Excellent standard of accuracy, control and fluency consistently in core and in most advanced skills. Applies excellent compositional ideas. Excellent awareness of the rules. Demonstrates an excellent regard for safety.  Selects appropriate skills on nearly every occasion.
7

(16-17)

All core skills and 5 advanced skills in isolation and in an authentic performance environment. Consistently a very good standard of accuracy, control and fluency in core skills.  Consistently a very good standard of accuracy , control and fluency in advanced skills. Applies very good compositional ideas. Very good awareness of the rules. Demonstrates a  very good regard for safety.  Selects appropriate skills on most occasions.
6

(14-15)

All core skills and 4 advanced skills in isolation and in an authentic performance environment. A very good standard of accuracy, control and fluency in core skills and advanced skills most of the time with some consistency. Applies very good compositional ideas. Very good awareness of the rules. Demonstrates a  very good regard for safety.  Selects appropriate skills on many occasion.
5

(11-13)

10 or more core skills and 3 advanced skills in isolation and in an authentic performance situations. Consistently a good standard of accuracy, control and fluency in core skills.  A good standard of accuracy , control and fluency in advanced skills with consistency. Applies good compositional ideas. Good awareness of the rules. Demonstrates a  good regard for safety.  Selects appropriate skills on some occasions.
4

(8-10)

8 or more core skills and 2 advanced skills in isolation and in an authentic performance situations. A good standard of accuracy, control and fluency in core skills most of the time.  A good standard of accuracy , control and fluency in advanced skills with some consistency. Applies good compositional ideas. Good awareness of the rules. Demonstrates a  good regard for safety.  Selects appropriate skills on some occasions.
3

(6-7)

7 or more core skills and 1 advanced skills in isolation and in an authentic performance situation. Limited consistency and some accuracy, control and fluency in core skills.  Advanced skills are performed with limited consistency and often lack accuracy, control and fluency. Applies some compositional ideas. Limited awareness of the rules. Demonstrates a limited regard for safety.  Selects appropriate skills on some occasions.
2

(4-5)

6 or more core skills and 1 advanced skills in isolation and in an authentic performance situation. Limited consistency and some accuracy, control and fluency in core skills.  Advanced skills are performed with limited consistency and often lack accuracy, control and fluency. Applies some compositional ideas. Limited awareness of the rules. Demonstrates a limited regard for safety.  Selects appropriate skills on some occasions.
1

(1-3)

5 core skills in isolation and in an authentic performance situation. Few if any of the advanced skills are attempted. Core skills performed inconsistently and with limited accuracy, control and fluency.  Any advanced skills attempted are performed with little success. Sometimes applies compositional ideas. Little awareness of the rules. Demonstrates little regard for safety.  Selects appropriate skills on few occasions.

 

W3 4 core skills in isolation and in an authentic performance situation. No advanced skills are attempted.

 

Core skills performed inconsistently and with extremely limited accuracy, control and fluency. Applies few compositional ideas. Little awareness of the rules. Demonstrates little regard for safety.  Selects appropriate skills on few occasions.
W2 3 core skills in isolation. No advanced skills are attempted. Core skills performed very inconsistently and with extremely limited accuracy, control and fluency.

 

Applies very few compositional ideas. Very little awareness of the rules. Demonstrates little regard for safety.  Rarely selects appropriate skills on few occasions.
W1 One or two core skills in isolation. No advanced skills are attempted.

 

Core skills lack any accuracy, control or fluency. Rarely demonstrates understanding of the activity. Very little or no awareness of the rules. No regard for safety.  Rarely selects appropriate skills on few occasions.

Advanced skills

  • Floor:
    Advanced rolls (roll to handstand)
    Hand/head springs
    Somersaults — forwards/backwards
    Walkover
    Higher tariff dismounts off equipment
  • Vault:
    Handspring with half turn on/off
    Round off over vault
    Long arm with full twist
    Any vault from the FIG code of points

Core Skills

  • Floor:
    Take off, flight and landing
    Forward and backward roll variations (to straddle and dive forward)
    Balances using different parts of the body
    Cartwheels
    Round offs
    Jumps/leaps
    Twists/pivots
    Steps
    Tumbling lines
    Dance elements
  • Vault:
    Squat and straddle
    Handspring
    Long arm (run up, use of spring board/trampette, dismount)

Decision making and Composition

  • Composition of routine
  • How to respond/interpret music
  • Routine flows
  • Move smoothly and precisely
  • Acceleration/deceleration of movements
  • Spatial awareness
  • Showmanship
  • Awareness of strengths and weaknesses of others so can alter tariff of routine/vault accordingly
  • Awareness of the rules and regulations
All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020