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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

KEY STAGE 4

At KS4 students receive 1 hour per week of PE. They will complete a number of lessons of the following sports:

  • Netball

  • Orienteering

  • Fitness

  • Badminton

  • Trampolining

  • Rounders

  • Tennis

  • Cricket

There may also be opportunity for students to partake in:

  • Handball

  • Volleyball

  • Rugby

  • Boccia

  • Leadership

  • Indoor athletics

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.


Cambridge Nationals Sport Science:


Replacing the previous "BTEC" course, Cambridge Nationals is an excellent choice for students who enjoy PE and in particular those who favour coursework-based assessment to examinations. Where possible the delivery of lessons is done through practical tasks with the majority of assessment being in the form of coursework; one terminal exam will be sat in Year 11.


Cambridge National in Sport Science Level 1/2 will encourage students to think for themselves about the scientific world of sport whilst putting those theories and concepts into practice in both theoretical and practical sport situations. 


The optional unit includes exploring how technology informs sports performers; such content differs from the GCSE PE option above. Students will gain a full and complete understanding of these areas to enable progression at Level 3 into a scientific discipline of their choice.


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 5

A Level PE:


The A-level PE course builds on the knowledge and understanding developed in KS4. It considers how different 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.

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:

Mrs E Adams

DEPARTMENT STAFF:

Miss J Evans, Mrs S Billingham, Mrs L Burdis, Mrs L Bould, Miss E Ridley, Miss S Beardsley. Maternity Leave: Mrs K Wood

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