All students will have access to a positive experience of physical education, physical activity and sport to help promote and develop a lifelong habit of participation that focuses on developing the knowledge and understanding of health and fitness and the importance of these into adulthood.
Active participation in physical education, physical activity and sport leads to the development of resilience, determination and self-belief, building character, instilling values and virtues such as friendships and fair play.
We ensure we utilise the PE curriculum time to ensure and encourage active participation. All key stage 3 students receive 2 hours of PE per week.
The key processes for this programme of study for Yr 7 and 8 are based around ME in PE:
ME In PE form the basis of our Levelling across KS3
Yr 9 develops this further through Sport Education
At Key Stage 4 students continue with Core PE lessons. These lessons are designed to encourage students to engage in more complex and demanding physical activities in an effective and enjoyable manner. The purpose of this is to promote and develop a lifelong habit of participation that focuses on developing the knowledge and understanding of health and fitness and the importance of these into adulthood. Continued engagement in physical education, physical activity and sport leads to the development of resilience, determination and self-belief, building character, instilling values and virtues such as friendships and fair play.
Our curriculum remains broad and balanced, offering a wide range of activities to maintain interest, curiosity and lead to competence in participation. Activities may be similar to those in Key Stage 3 but additional activities will also be introduced. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore different roles within their activities such as performer, coach, leader and official to help better their experience.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in planned blocks of team sports, individual sports, creative sports and fitness activities where they can continue to develop the Physical, Social, Thinking and Personal elements of PE that are the foundation of Key Stage 3 PE.
All students continue to be offered opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities throughout the school year to develop their skills further in a more competitive environment if required. The school participates in inter-house, inter-school and inter-district competitions across many sports and activities.
Activities available for students include:
In addition to Core PElessons, students have the opportunity to study BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Tech Award in Sport. This pathway is suited to highly motivated sporting students who partake in extra-curricular activities or play regular sport outside of school or those who would like to discover a vocational aspect of our subject.This course provides an educational base to enable students to progress either to a vocational qualification at level 3, IB Level Sport or an A level PE course. The following areas are studied:
Preparing participants to take part in sport and physical activity
Learners will explore the different types and provision of sport and physical activity available for different types of participants, barriers to participation and ways to overcome these barriers to increase participation in sport and physical activity.
Taking part and improving other participants sporting performance
Learners will investigate the components of fitness and their effect on performance, take part in practical sport, explore the role of officials in sport and learn to apply methods and sporting drills to improve other participants’ sporting performance.
Developing fitness to improve other participants’ performance in sport and physical activity
Learners will be introduced to and develop an understanding of the importance of fitness and the different types of fitness for performance in sport and physical activity. They will also develop an understanding of the body and fitness testing.
In key stage 5 students can choose to study the Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport and IB Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.
The focus in the BTEC Sport course is on embedding vocational content that encourages students to go into careers in sport, physical activity and fitness. We explore detailed information on how to take a client and lead them through a training programme and partake in specific analysis of performance
Each unit gives students a flavour of what a career in sport activity, fitness training, coaching, physio, nutritional analysis, business in sport etc. could be like.Each unit gives students a flavour of what a career in sport activity, fitness training, coaching, physio, nutritional analysis, business in sport etc. could be like.
Students gain an understanding of current affairs in sport and physical activity. We promote cultural understanding through knowledge of different sports and how they are promoted in different countries.
Through IB Sport, Exercise and Health Science students apply science to the study of sport. Topics covered include:
Cardio-respiratory exercise physiology
Nutrition and energy systems
Skill in Sport
Measurement and evaluation of human performance.