Physical Education is a foundation subject in the National Curriculum. Over the last two decades there has been an increase in leisure time but also developing technology and automation. This has led to a more sedentary and generally prosperous way of life. Physical Education can therefore promote the healthy well being of the student through fostering positive attitudes and encouraging participation and enjoyment to maintain an active healthy adult life. All teaching groups are organised as mixed ability classes and this fact is the basis of the Department's work.
The department aims to engender a positive attitude to Physical Education through the following areas:
- To introduce and develop a basic competency in a wide range of movement experiences.
- To develop, in a variety of activities, body management skills, manipulative skills and co-operative skills.
- To improve the overall level of skilled performance, the efficiency and co-ordination of movement.
- To develop skills for creative expression through physical activity.
- To enhance the understanding of the need for exercise and fitness.
- To solve practical problems and make judgements in physical activity.
- To understand rules and procedures.
- To understand the principles inherent in selected physical activity.
- To enhance understanding of community based sports facilities.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Full details of of Extra Curricular clubs can be found on the page below.