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PE

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:

Skills

  • 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.

Knowledge

  • 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

Students take part in a range of PE activities including Netball, Indoor Hockey, Health Related Fitness, Trampolining, Gymnastics, Dance, Swimming, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country, Badminton, Tag Rugby and Football.

Students are assessed at the completion of each unit of work, in conjunction with the four strands of the National Curriculum:-

  • Acquiring and developing skills
  • Selecting and applying
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and fitness
  • Evaluating and improving

An indication of the activities covered for each of the Key Stage 3 years can be seen below. The activities will rotate each half term.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9 – to start GCSE skills

Team Sport

(outwitting opponent – generic skills member of staff to use their strength sport)

Individual sport (tennis)

Dance

Gymnastics

Athletics

Swimming

Team Sport

(outwitting opponent – generic skills member of staff to use their strength sport)

Individual (badminton)

Dance

Gymnastics

Athletics

Swimming

Team Sport

(outwitting opponent – generic skills member of staff to use their strength sport)

Health and fitness

Outdoor adventurous

Swimming

Team (rounders)

Individual (tri golf)

To support your daughter’s learning it is recommended that you:

  • Encourage her to take part in sporting activities outside of school in order to improve/maintain fitness levels.
  • Encourage her to join in extra-curricular activities offered within the school.
  • Keep a copy of the schools extra-curricular clubs at home to know what sports are on and when.

Key Stage 4

All students will follow an option programme in years 10 and 11 focusing on an activity for an entire term. Activities include: Netball, Badminton, Trampolining, Dance, Fitness, Roller skating, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Tennis and Rounders.

In addition to these options, students may wish to pursue the nationally recognised Junior Sports Leader Award (JSLA) and the dance leaders’ award in Year 11.Students will get the opportunity to lead sports and physical activity for local primary schools. They will also learn how to organise, motivate themselves and others, and to improve their communication skills.

No formal examination as such in core PE. However, students will be assessed in accordance with National Curriculum guidelines, in addition to Effort and Ready to Learn grades.

An indication of the activities covered can be seen below:

Year 10

Year 11

Health and fitness
Team Sport
Outdoor Adventurous

Health and fitness
Individual Sport

 

There is also an option for small groups in of students in each year to opt to take part in Yoga

Swimming

GCSE PE

Students who wish to further extend their knowledge with theory application as well as practical aspects of sports are able to select GCSE PE as one of their options.The course encourages students to be inspired and to develop awareness and appreciation of their own and others’ cultures in relation to physical education. It prepares students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices. It enables them to become physically competent through being actively engaged in a range of physical activities, and to become effective in their performance in different roles such as player/participant, leader and official.

Board and syllabus no: Edexcel: Full Course (2PE01) and Short Course (3PE01)

To support your daughter’s learning within the subject it is recommended that you:

  • Encourage her to take part in sporting activities outside of school in order to improve/maintain fitness levels.
  • Encourage her to join in extra-curricular activities offered within the school.
  • Keep a copy of the schools extra-curricular clubs at home to know what sports are on and when.
 

Full details of of Extra Curricular clubs can be found on the page below.