Department philosophy and vision
Within PE we aim to offer the opportunity to succeed in sport to all students. Through our diverse and engaging curriculum we provide opportunities to experience a range of sports and activities as well as differing roles within those sports. We aim to develop students’ sporting ability and understanding and prepare them for a lifetime of physical education and activity.
Engagement of students
All PE lessons will give students an opportunity to experience success through sport; whether that is through sporting performance, officiating or coaching and leadership. Students are set within PE to ensure that they feel confident and challenged in lessons. Furthermore our excellent teaching staff will differentiate lessons fully to meet the needs of all students and help them to progress and achieve in PE and sport.
Miss S Lambert – Head of Faculty
Miss K Richardson – PE Teacher and Head of Year 9 & 10
Mr D Du Heaume – PE/Science Teacher, Head of Year 7 & Transition Learning Manager
Mr G Wilkinson – PE/Science Teacher, Acting Assistant Headteacher and Head of Year 11
Key Stage 3:
Students receive 2 lessons core PE a week at Key Stage 3. Over year 7 and 8 all year groups take part in a variety of activities including games (such as netball, handball, rugby and badminton), gymnastics, athletics, health related exercise and team building. We aim to ensure all students get a broad and balanced programme of PE so that our students can enjoy whilst they learn and develop skills that are transferrable from one activity to the next. Students study each activity for half a term before moving onto the next.
At Key Stage 3 students are assessed on each activity across a range of skills including, developing their skills in each activity, making decisions in competitive situations, evaluating their own and others performance, providing feedback about performance and health related knowledge.
Core PE: Students continue to receive 2 lessons of core PE per week in year 9, 10 and 11. At Key Stage 4 lessons become focused on engagement, participation and enjoyment with a view to providing students with a desire to continue sport and physical activity when they leave us. Therefore there is no assessment in these lessons. Students will cover a broad range of activities such as, rounders, table tennis, dodgeball, ultimate Frisbee, American football and complete a unit of leadership in year 9 to develop their communication skills.
GCSE PE: Students can also opt for AQA GCSE PE as part of the options system. If they take this course, they get an additional 3 lessons a week on top of core PE. These lessons will be a mixture of theory and practical at different times of the year. Theory lessons are taught in classrooms and follow the syllabus. There will be regular testing and assessment in addition to homework. This whole section is assessed via the exam at the end of the course. Practical activities vary from group to group, to match the strengths of the students and if two groups are timetabled at the same time there may be some element of choice about the activities they choose.
Typical activities are:
Monday MorningGym Tuesday AfternoonFootballBadminton - Turn up and play (Alternate weeks: 12/9, 26/9, 10/10, 31/10, 14/11, 28/11, 12/12) Zone 11 (Alternate weeks: 19/9, 3/10, 17/10, 7/11, 21/11, 5/12, 19/12 See topic list schedule) Wednesday MorningGym Thursday MorningGym Thursday AfternoonNetba...