The Physical Education department prides itself on delivering a broad and balanced programme of study throughout each key stage. Promoting healthy active lifestyles is at the heart of what we do and our aim is to promote enjoyment, competition, challenge and success no matter what level.

Our excellent facilities lend themselves to the delivery of an extensive extra-curricular timetable. Through a variety of learning opportunities, our students can gain the knowledge and commitment to allow them to be lifelong participants in physical activity whilst sharing our passion for sport.

As well as extra-curricular clubs and competitions, we offer a range of enrichment opportunities. These include reward trips, University visits that offer use of the latest sporting technology as well as career guidance in the sports industry and coaching opportunities to name a few.

Physical Education is well placed to advance students social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. Confidence and creativity is encouraged and respect for others is key in developing successful and resilient sports performers. Physical education allows students to understand and adhere to rules, regulations and fair play and in return, learn the consequences of actions.

Key Stage 3

In-line with the National Curriculum, a broad programme of study is delivered which is designed to engage and prepare students for the skills required at KS4. Students are introduced to a range of different sporting activities and are assessed in relation to their range and quality of skills, decision making and physical attributes. Traditional sports are studied such as football, basketball, netball, hockey, rugby, gymnastics, dance and athletics as well as activities such as table tennis, handball, fitness, outdoor adventurous activities, striking and fielding and badminton. In year 7, we provide a bespoke programme of study where basic fundamental skills are the focus, where individual needs can be addressed at an appropriate level. Through sporting activities, students gain knowledge and understanding of a healthy lifestyle as well as promoting the wider benefits that Physical Education can develop. A competitive nature with a determination to succeed is encouraged and enhanced through attendance at extra-curricular clubs that the Physical Education department provide each day.

Key Stage 4

Key stage 4 students continue to take part in a core Physical Education programme. As well as this, our year 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to opt for both GCSE PE and BTEC Sport. These courses include practical, theoretical and coursework elements. BTEC Sport offers a more vocational route.

GCSE PE - OCR (1-9)

GCSE PE is broken down into the following areas;

30% Practical – Students perform in 3 Sports which must be a mix of team and individual Sports.

10% Coursework – Students complete an ‘Exercise Plan’.

60% Theory – Students undertake 2 x 1 Hour Exams during exam season in year 11.

 

The units covered are as follows;

Unit 1: Physical Factors Affecting Performance, Physical Training.

Unit 2: Socio-Cultural Issues and Sports Psychology, Health, Fitness and Well-Being.

BTEC Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness - Edexcel

The BTEC Tech Award has been developed to acquaint learners with the specific vocational skills, understanding and knowledge required to enter employment within the sport and leisure industry. The course is designed to enable students to study other subjects alongside their BTEC in Sport, Activity and Fitness. It consists of three components;

 

Component 1: Understand the Body and Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity.

Component 2: The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity.

Component 3: Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity. 

 
Participation in sports clubs outside of school are advantageous, especially in GCSE PE, but are not compulsory in BTEC Sport.

 

We welcome parents who wish to spectate when their children are performing in sporting fixtures. Access can be gained through the gate between the bike shed and the Sports and Vocational block during these times. Please note there is to be no access to the block unless fixtures are happening in the sports hall where a PE teacher will be supervising.

 

 

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