We ensure that all our pupils receive high quality Physical Education lessons that inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competative sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities, build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
We follow the aims of the national curriculum to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for a sustained period of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- are educated and encouraged to lead healthy active lives
Key Stage 3
In years 7 & 8, the pupils will spend 2 hours per week building on their physical development and skills previously learned. They become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and will be able to apply them across a range of different sports. They are taught what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles in their own and others' work.
Pupils are taught to:
- use a wide range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games ( football, netball, rugby, basketball, handball, badminton, rounders, dodgeball, cricket and tennis)
- develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports ( athletics, gymnastics, trampolining)
- perform dances using advanced dance techniques with a range of styles and forms
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activities and are encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems (orienteering)
- analyse their performance compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best (fitness)
- take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links and sports clubs
Key Stage 4 / Core PE
Throughout KS4 all pupils continue to study Physical Education for one hour per week. We continue to teach pupils to tackle complex and demanding physical activities. We encourage them to get involved in a range of activities that continues to develop their personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.
Pupils are taught to:
- use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in teams and individual games ( football, netball, rugby, basketball, dodgeball, handball, badminton, rounders, cricket and tennis)
- develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports ( for example athletics, gymnastics and trampolining), or other physical activities ( for example dance and fitness)
- take part in further outdoor activities
- evaluate their performance compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
- continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community sports links or sports clubs
Key Stage 4 / Edexcel GCSE PE
At KS4 pupils opt to follow the EDEXCEL GCSE PE GCSE, it is made up of 60% practical and 40% theory.
Pupils must be assessed in four practical areas. Pupils can be assessed in a number of different roles, they could be the performer, official or leader, they must be the performer in at least two of the four activities. Throughout the three year course pupils will have the opportunity to develop their skills in the following physical activities; rugby, football, netball, rounders, athletics, trampolining, gymnastics, dance, fitness, boxing, archery, judo, personal survival, competitive swimming, karate, judo and climbing.
Theory Section 1
- Healthy active lifestyles
- Benefits of taking part in physical activity
- Influences on taking part in physical activity
- Exercise and fitness
- Physical activity
- Your personal health and wellbeing
Theory Section 2
- Physical activity and your healthy mind and body
- The cardiovascular system
- The respiritory system
- The muscular system
- The skeletal system
Revision guides and revision workbooks written for the Edexcel specification are excellent learning resources, they are available to purchase from the Edexcel website or from school at £2.00 each.
Booster packs for each module will be available to students when attending after school revision sessions.
To further support your child learning at home, past exam papers including mark schemes, example answers and examiners reports are available from; www.edexcel.org
These are an excellent revision tool and give pupils further insight into how the examiner wants questions to be answered, especially the two extended writing sections at the end of the exam paper.
Pupils will be set regular homework to support what they are studying at both key stages. Examples of the type of homework set are:
- to attend an extra-curricular club
- to research a particular skill and come with a list of coaching points to the lesson
- design a warm-up relevant to the sporting activity
- complete a written worksheet to support the learning in GCSE PE
- research tasks
- revision of end of unit tests and examinations
How will I be monitored and assessed
When pupils start in year 7 they are given a number of different sporting activities to carry out, and they are then assessed giving us a baseline for every student. Pupil progress is constantly being assessed and monitored in every lesson, which supports the teachers planning to ensure pupils progress ismade. At the end of each unit of work the pupils' have a final assessment lesson and are given a working level and a description of the skills they are able to perform. In GCSE PE Theory, pupils are given regular end of unit tests andexaminations to monitor their progress in this area, as well as regular marking of classwork and homework to monitor pupil knowledge and progress.
Extra Curricular Activities
There are a wide range of extracurricular activities, and participation levels are good. We would like to see as many pupils as possible taking part in these sessions and developing their skill and fitness levels, as well as having lots of fun and meeting new people.
Please click the 'Extra Curricular' button for more information.
IMPORTANT please click the 'PE Kit Policy' Button for guidance regarding your childs PE kit.