Our Physical Education Curriculum Aims:
Our focus is to provide pupils with a vast range of activities during lessons and extra-curricular opportunities to participate in a wide variety of sporting environments.
We strongly believe that our curriculum should be as varied as possible in order to promote a variety of games, net, gymnastics, swimming, dance, athletics & fitness settings which pupils may not have the opportunity to experience outside of school.
It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health, fitness and builds confidence in order to make a commitment to an extra-curricular club.
Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness, respect and sporting competence / excellence.
Pupils at Key Stage 3 get 2 hours of Physical Education (PE) per week. Pupils participate in a variety of activities in different settings across the Key Stage. They enjoy trampolining, athletics, netball, hockey, badminton, tennis, volleyball, hockey, rounders, rugby, basketball, cricket, health-related exercise (HRE), outdoor adventurous activities (OAA) and swimming.
Students are provided with a variety of practical experiences to develop:
A varied curriculum incorporates activities and opportunities for both team and individual performers that will allow them to progress and develop at their own level, and explore different roles within the activities offered, such as official/coach. Within Physical Education, pupils have opted to undertake studies in a variety of games on offer including football, basketball, badminton, table tennis, handball, the gym and health-related activities such as yoga and cheerleading.
Pupils are given the opportunity to choose which activity they participate in at Key Stage 4.
2 papers,1 hour each with a combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.
3 activities (1 individual, 1 team, 1 from either) with written analysis and evaluation.
This BTEC First Award in Sport course from Pearson involves an external online assessment (25%) and then a variety of assignments (75%).
Pupils will know about the components of fitness and the principles of training, explore different fitness training methods and investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.
The test can be retaken as many times as needed throughout the year.
Pupils will understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports, practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports and be able to review sports performance.
Pupils will know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership, undertake and review the planning and leading of sports activities.
Pupils will know about the short-term responses and long-term adaptations of the body systems to exercise and know about the different energy systems. Pupil will then design and apply a personal exercise program for a goal of their choice and evaluate its impact.
A-Level Physical Education allows students to play to their strengths and gain dynamic theoretical and practical skills for further education or work.
Both written exams are 2 hours, 105 marks, with questions covering multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing within each section.
Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full-sided version of one activity. They must also complete a written/verbal analysis of performance.
AQA A-Level Physical Education
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (Pearson)
The BTEC in Sport and Exercise Science allows students to play to their strengths and gain dynamic theoretical and practical skills for further education or work. BTEC Nationals use a combination of assessment styles to give the students confidence they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout their career.
The PE department is based on the Beechdale Road site with one classroom in the Sixth Form block (Room 77) and one classroom in the new building (PE1). We also use the sports hall, gym, field and astroturf on the Beechdale Road site.
In the changing rooms, we have TVs which we use within lessons with Apple TVs. The department also has a set of 14 iPads which are used regularly by the students. A number of staff also have them and they can be used alongside the Apple TVs.
Google Drive is used across Key Stages 4 and 5 to collect practical evidence and also in editing written coursework.
PE1 has a smartboard installed.
We also have run projects leading to the following accreditations:
We provide extra-curricular provision (lunchtime and after school) in many sports and enter a variety of City and County competitions.
Mr J Rowland (Subject Leader)
Mrs S Glover (Classroom Teacher)
Miss E Clark (Classroom Teacher)
Ms L Hodson (Classroom Teacher)
Mr J Coney (Classroom Teacher)
Mr R Gayne (Classroom Teacher)
Miss L Sayers (Classroom Teacher)
Mr A Kieme (Classroom Teacher)