PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Head of Department: 

Mrs A Lloyd 

 

Teaching Staff: 

Miss J Evans, Mrs K Wood, Mrs S Billingham, Mrs L Burdis, Mrs L Bould, Miss E Peach

 

KEY STAGE 3:

 

At KS3, all students follow a broad and balanced curriculum which allows them develop skills in a range of different sports.

 

Year 7

  • Netball

  • Gymnastics

  • Football

  • Fitness

  • Badminton

  • Tennis

  • Rounders

  • Cricket

 

Year 8

  • Netball

  • Fitness

  • Dance

  • Indoor Athletics

  • Gymnastics

  • Badminton

  • Tennis

  • Rounders

  • Cricket

 

Year 9

  • Badminton

  • Fitness

  • Netball

  • Trampolining

  • Tennis

  • Rounders

  • Orienteering

 

KEY STAGE 4:

 

At KS4 students receive 1 hour per week of PE. They will complete a unit in each of the following activities which will last for a half term:

 

  • Trampolining

  • Badminton

  • Netball

  • Fitness

  • Tennis

  • Rounders

 

The PE department run two optional courses at GCSE level:

 

GCSE PE

This course is an excellent choice for pupils who enjoy PE, particularly if they already take part in different activities both in and outside of school.

The course is split into 40% practical activities and 60% theory.

 

The course provides pupils with the opportunity to develop their practical sports performance and gain an understanding of what affects performance in sport and how athletes can plan and train to achieve excellence in a variety of different sports. In addition to this it provides students with the opportunity to explore how the body works and how the body allows athletes to perform effectively in a variety of sports.

 

The course is designed to utilise pupils’ existing skills and knowledge. The hours of independent study or homework are the same as other subjects but part of this external study is to attend sports clubs either in school or in the community. Pupils who are already committed to numerous hours of training a week often find this course beneficial as it allows time for their training and enables them to use what they already do in their free time to gain a GCSE.

 

BTEC Sport

This course is an excellent choice for pupils who enjoy PE and in particular those pupils who coursework based assessment is favoured above examinations. Due to the nature of the course by the time pupils leave for study leave in Year 11 they should have completed all the work for this course and know what grade they have achieved.

 

The aim of the course is to give pupils the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of sports performance and the effect of many factors on sports’ performance. It also allows pupils a chance to develop their personal sporting performance as well as begin to explore the science behind sport.

 

During the course, pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of sports performance and how the body responds to exercise. Where possible the delivery of lessons is done through practical tasks with the majority of assessment being in the form of coursework.

 

Various visits are arranged throughout the course to provide pupils with additional opportunities and help them maximise their results.

KEY STAGE 5:

A Level PE:

The A-level PE course builds on the knowledge and understanding developed in KS4. It considers how difference aspects of sciences, including Biology, Psychology, Sociology and Physics are important for sports performance and the development of healthy and active lifestyles. The course runs over two years and consists of six exam units, making 70% of the course, and a practical unit where students must perform and analyse their performance in one sport.

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR:

 

An extensive range of extra curricular activities are offered free of charge to all pupils. After school clubs run from 3:30 to 4:30.

 

After School Clubs:

 

Monday

Year 7 & 8 Fitness

Year 9–13 Netball

Year 8 and 9 Trampolining

 

Tuesday

All years Football

All years Badminton

Year 7 Trampolining

 

Wednesday

All years Volleyball

 

Thursday

Year 7 & 8 Netball

Year 9-11 Trampolining

 

Friday

All years Basketball

Year 9+ Fitness

 

Every time a student attends a club they are awarded a star. At the end of the year a trophy is  presented to the student who has the most stars in the whole year

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Last updated: September 2019

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