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ACADEMY SCHOOL GRADING SYLLABUS

Apply to Life

The Academy grading syllabus is a nationally recognised programme designed to use Olympic sport of fencing as a tool to develop the individual to be the best person they can be on and off the Fencing Piste developing the whole athlete mindset. The Shield of Endeavour is the Academy’s way of
supporting children develop the skills essential to the wider world. We believe every aspect of our session can
be applied to life.

Gradings take place at the end of each term and based upon a clear syllabus that focuses on 3 key areas: Fencing actions, Physcial literacy and Life skills. The full syllabus is detailed below.

There are three stages to our learning journey:

Grade 1-3 INFORM

coach provides the key information

Grade 4-6 UNDERSTAND

Fencer uses the actions in set exercises

Grade 7-9 IMPLEMENT

Independent learning observed

 

SHIELD OF ENDEAVOUR

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GRADE ONE

Through this grade you will be informed about:

1. How to use your sword safely
2. How to Fence safely
3. The Fencing environment
4. En guard, stepping, lunging
5. Academy Values

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

School end of term competition

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GRADE TWO

Through this grade you will be informed about:

1. How to referee a fight
2. What Fencing equipment includes
3. How to deliver a captains speech
4. How timing and distance influence your movement

5. Key Balance, Agility and Coordination exercises
6. Academy Values

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

School end of term competition

School League

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GRADE THREE

Through this grade you will be informed about:

1. What is Emotional Intelligence
2. How to complete a score sheet
3. Types of defencive actions
4. Blade work actions hitting to different target areas
5. Academy Values

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

School end of term competition

School League

School Championships

Consideration for Academy School Scholarship Scheme

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GRADE FOUR

Through this grade you will understand about:

1. How to play your part to make the session a safe place
2. How to work in pairs and lead
3. How to use the Fencing footwork in a competitive exercise
4. Types of preparation footwork
5. Academy Values

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

School end of term competition

School League

School Championships

Local and Regional Competitions

Consideration for Academy School Scholarship Scheme

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GRADE FIVE

Through this grade you will understand about:

1. Reslience and discovering your inner warrior
2. Healthy lifestyle, balancing School, sport and other interests
3. How to use the Fencing footwork in a competitive exercise
4. Types of preparation footwork
5. Academy Values

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

School end of term competition

School League

School Championships

Local and Regional Competitions

Consideration for Academy School Scholarship Scheme

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GRADE SIX

Through this grade you will understand about:

Content under review

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

School end of term competition

School Championships

Local and Regional Competitions

Academy Championships

Consideration for Academy School Scholarship Scheme

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GRADE SEVEN

Through this grade you will implement the following:

Content under review

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

School end of term competition

School Championships

Local and Regional Competitions

Academy Championships

Consideration for Academy School Scholarship Scheme

School League

School Championships

Local and Regional Competitions

Consideration for Academy School Scholarship Scheme

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GRADE EIGHT

Through this grade you will implement the following:

Content under review

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

School end of term competition

School Championships

Local and Regional Competitions

Academy Championships

Consideration for Academy School Scholarship Scheme

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GRADE NINE

Through this grade you will implement the following:

Content under review.

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

School end of term competition

School Championships

Local and Regional Competitions

Academy representation

Consideration for Academy School Scholarship Scheme