Physical Education plays a vital role in the development of young people. A healthy active lifestyle provides a wide range of benefits in all aspects of life.
As well as the obvious physical benefits the subject promotes a range of social skills and encourages students to work together and develop leadership qualities.
The Physical Education Subject Area is committed to teaching students why a healthy active lifestyle is important and offering them guidance and opportunities to follow such a lifestyle.
Students will be taught a wide range of physical skills and activities. They will be offered opportunities to develop these skills and apply them in a range of recreational and competitive situations.
Our aim is to give every student a positive experience of sport and allow them the opportunity to develop this into a lifelong association with physical activity.
KS3 Core PE
Students receive two Core PE lessons per week in year 7 and 8 and two per fortnight in year 9.
Year 9 Option- PE and Sport – If students choose to study PE and Sport as one of their options in year 9, they study and additional 3 hours per fortnight.
Students cover a variety of team and individual activities. This allows them to; use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents, develop techniques, understand and apply the long term health benefits of physical activity, perform dances using advanced techniques and styles and improve performance in a variety of sports and physical activities.
These consist of:
- Invasion Games
- Striking / Fielding Games
- Net / Wall Games
- Gymnastics / Dance
- Outdoor Adventurous Activities
Students cover a range of theory content delivered through lessons and extended learning tasks.
KS4 Core PE
Students receive two PE lessons per fortnight.
Students tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.
Students will be taught to:
- Use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example: badminton, basketball, cricket, football, netball, rounders, rugby and table tennis]
- Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example: athletics and gymnastics] or other physical activities [for example: dance]
- Take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage them to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
- Evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
- Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs
KS5 Core PE
Students receive one PE lesson per week as part of their Post 16 Enrichment Program.
As part of the Post 16 Enrichment Program, students undertake a range of activities that aim to:
- Develop them both personally and socially
- Allow them to work as individuals, in groups and in teams
- Develop concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility
- Take on different roles and responsibilities including leadership, coaching and officiating.
- Learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations
- Support student wellbeing and promote healthy lifestyles
Each year the Program is tailored in response to student feedback and requested activities. Typically, activities have included: team building; badminton; table tennis; boxing; rounders ; and netball