The aim of the PE curriculum area is to provide students with an enjoyable, challenging and balanced curriculum in which they can develop physically, socially and emotionally.
The range of activities offered aims to encourage a positive attitude towards physical activity while also inspiring students to stay active and join sports clubs within the local community. As a department we provide students with many extra-curricular activities including lunch-time and after school clubs, plus leagues, cups and tournaments in a variety of sports.
Sports trips both within the UK and to Europe are also offered to selected students. These trips include the chance to play in pre-arranged fixtures and watch elite-level sport. A great way to experience new destinations and cultures.
The PE curriculum area have an indoor artificial turf pitch (3G), gymnasium with fitness equipment, indoor basketball court, 4 low impact tarmac netball / tennis courts, fully marked 11-a-side and 9-a-side football pitches, a rugby pitch, an artificial cricket pitch, cricket nets and a trim-trail area. In addition there are 2 dedicated PE classrooms for theory lessons.
key stage 3
The students follow a comprehensive programme of study which they are taught in streamed ability groups. In years 7 and 8 the focus is very much on the acquisition and development of skills, to outwit opponents, create movements, work cohesively and perform to maximum levels. These skills are developed through a variety of activities including: rugby, football, handball, netball, basketball, cricket, fitness training, gymnastics, outdoor adventurous activities (OAA), athletics, rounders and tennis.
In year 9 the students are more focused on the selection and application of their skill set and begin to develop analytical skills to evaluate and improve their own performance and that of others. This is completed in preparation for GCSE and V-Cert PE in year 10 & 11.
key stage 4
In Key Stage 4, we offer GCSE and V-Cert PE, alongside our core offer in years 10 and 11. During these courses students receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of sport, sport science, health and fitness. They will develop an understanding of how the mind and body works in relation to performance and how physical activities benefit health, fitness and well-being.
Exam Board - Edexcel
Practical - 30%
Theory - 70%
key stage 5
As the students enter the Sixth Form they can choose to continue their studies through A-Level PE. Here students study anatomy and physiology, sport psychology and social issues in sport, in finer detail, giving them a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. Students have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the practical component, while developing a wide ranging knowledge into the how and why of Physical activity and sport.
Exam Board - OCR
Coursework - 30%
Exam - 70%
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