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Physical Education

Physical Education is not simply about playing sport, although that is a significant aspect of what we do in lesson time. It is the learning that goes alongside this practical activity that is key. We believe that PE has a place to develop physical skills, mental skills and emotional skills. Aspects of character education that are developed within PE include:

  • Innovation (developing ideas & creativity)
  • Evaluation (reflection and analysis to inform my judgements)
  • Communication – active listening (giving time and respect, taking thoughts and feelings of others into account)
  • Communication – speaking (speak confidently in a wide range of contexts, plan and adapt how I communicate)
  • Collaboration (working with different people sometimes in challenging circumstances)
  • Empathy (tolerant and respectful of others, everyone should feel equally valued)
  • Motivating and influencing others (encouragement & inspiration)
  • Resilience (setbacks help make me a stronger person, I persevere, I can cope in tough situations)
  • Responsibility (I control my emotions, my attitudes and behaviours affect what happens and how others view and respond to me)
  • Self-motivation (set realistic but stretching goals, I am dedicated to being the best I can be)
  • Integrity (I respect the rules, respond truthfully and recognise wider principles and values)
  • Self-management (I take the initiative, prioritise and re-prioritise, work well with or without supervision)

Facilities

The PE facilities include a flood lit Astroturf pitch, 6 floodlit tennis courts/netball courts, 2 grass football pitches (different sizes for different age groups) and a grass “grids” area. There is also a well-resourced sports hall and gym and a fitness suite with various modern machines e.g. treadmill, concept II rowers.

Key Stage 3

In years 7, 8 and 9 students receive 2 lessons per fortnight. Each topic lasts approximately 6 – 8 sessions. The topics are studied on a rotation to enable access to specialised facilities.

 

The topics students learn about within year 7, 8 & 9 include:  

  • OAA
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • International games
  • Fitness
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics

Key Stage 4

In years 10 & 11 students receive 2 lessons per fortnight. To respond to the needs of pupils and enhance engagement, we listen to the activity preferences of the pupils. We achieve this by organising pupils into appropriate groups, then provide a teaching space for a block of lessons - usually 8 lessons. E.g. a group may have the sports hall for 8 weeks and the preference of the group is basketball; a different group’s preference may be volleyball, however, each group has been listened to and responded to. When there is more than one preference, this system can be flexible and consequently additional activities can be built into the programme.

 

Example

 

Sports hall

P2 Tuesday

Astroturf

P4 Friday

 

Week 1 - 8

 

Basketball

 

 

4 weeks football, 4 weeks hockey

 

 

Fitness Suite

P2 Tuesday

Gym

P4 Friday

 

Week 9 - 16

 

Personal fitness programme

 

 

Dodgeball

And so on…

Parental advice – please support your child by ensuring that they have the correct kit and footwear. Also, encouraging your child to pack their bag the night before practical lessons avoids mishaps on the day of the lesson when we are all in more of a rush. 

Examinations

We offer pupils who are interested in attaining a qualification in PE the opportunity to study an examination course if they opt for it. From 2017 we offer both BTEC and GCSE PE courses to our students

 

Year 9

BTEC – Unit 2: Practical sports performance (internally assessed)

GCSE – Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport (externally assessed)

 

Year 10

BTEC – Unit 6: Leading sports activities (internally assessed) & Unit 5: Training for personal fitness (internally assessed

GCSE – Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and wellbeing in physical activity and sport (externally assessed)

 

Year 11

BTEC – Unit 1: Fitness for sport and exercise (externally assessed)

GCSE – Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport (externally assessed) & Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and wellbeing in physical activity and sport (externally assessed)

 

 

 

 

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