PE is a very popular subject in the school. Our students take part in a variety of activities to improve their skills, take part in a variety of competitive situations and develop leadership and communication skills that can be used in life beyond school. Students have the opportunity to be performers, coaches and officiators. A variety of teaching methods are used and students are encouraged to develop their own practices and lead parts of the lesson. Enrichment opportunities are available through a variety of clubs and students can represent the school in various teams.
KEY STAGE 3
All students receive two periods of PE teaching a week. The curriculum is designed to give students a broad overview of a variety of different sporting activities. The Year 7 curriculum has a focus on skill acquisition and development. Year 8 further develops skills into more competitive game situations and develops leadership skills and Year 9 consolidates activities with a focus on coaching and officiating as well as refining skills.
KEY STAGE 4 – Core PE
In KS4 student have two Core PE lessons and the philosophy of Core PE is to develop confidence in new activities, understand how sport can be a vehicle to de-stress and understand the importance of fitness for life beyond school. There is no exam for Core PE and the students have a choice of activities in Y11.
KEY STAGE 4 – GCSE/BTEC PE
Students can opt to take GCSE/BTEC PE at KS4 and will follow the course over two years. The course has a practical element that accounts for 60% of the course and a theory element that accounts for 40% of the course. The theory element includes learning about body systems, health and fitness, nutrition and the social element of sport and fitness. The practical element will focus on a variety of sports and the final assessment includes four sports from two different categories along with two pieces of written coursework.
The activities taught in PE are:
- Netball, Hockey, Football, Badminton, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Rounders, Tennis and Cricket, Fitness, and Aerobics