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Physical Education is the study of human movement. Looking closely into the interaction between our physiological, sociological and psychological make-up that enables us to perform and participate in sporting activities. It incorporates performance alongside health and wellbeing to promote lifelong participation. We instil values for personal development, with a focus of nurturing and building successful students and sports leaders for the future.

Physical education is rising in prominence and offers the students the opportunity to:

  • explore the physiology of the human body and apply the importance of our body systems to sporting performance.
  • understand, through the study of psychology, the reasons why we win and lose and how our minds are a powerful tool in the creation of optimum performance.
  • provide opportunity to study the past, the industrial revolution, and other sociological and cultural factors that have shaped our sport today.
  • explore the skills and tactics required to outwit and opponent through physical performance.
  • participate, which promotes physical, mental and social well being – helping us lead healthy active lifestyles within and beyond school.
  • develop leadership, teamwork, communication and organisation skills, which are transferable and foundations for the future.
  • Build resilience, tolerance and respect values. It teaches what is right and what is wrong, what is fair play and unfair.
  • We focus on a key theme in each year, building towards the qualities of successful young people.

 Year 7

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

The work that we do in curriculum time and in extra-curricular activities during Year 7 is designed to provide all students with an opportunity to have equal access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. The intended outcome is that students will develop their maximum potential physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Key skills and concepts, relevant to examination courses, are interwoven into the curriculum within the practical context.

 

Our theme for year 7 is Fair Play, Resilience and Sportsmanship

List of topics taught

A comprehensive range of activities are taught including;

  • Games – netball, football, hockey
  • Striking and Fielding – rounders, cricket
  • Gymnastic activities – dance, trampolining
  • Health related activity – Raising the Bar
  • Sports hall and outdoor athletics

Year 8

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

The curriculum in Year 8 builds on the content taught in Year 7 in preparation for option pathway choices made at the end of Year 8. Students are encouraged to participate as performers, coaches and officials whilst developing more complex skills and tactics within practical work. Examination themes continue to be developed across the curriculum.

 

Our theme for year 8 is Health and Fitness Education

List of topics taught

A comprehensive range of activities are taught including;

  • Games - basketball, football, netball, hockey, striking and fielding
  • Health related activity – fitness
  • Sports hall and outdoor athletics
  • Mini Personal Exercise Programme

Year 9

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

From September 2020 our curriculum in Year 9 gives students the opportunity to study optional examination courses in GCSE or BTEC Sport. All students also continue to participate in core PE lessons where the emphasis is on encouraging students to develop tactics, strategies and a thorough understanding of the rules of team and individual activities.

 

Our theme for year 9 is Analysis of Performance

List of topics taught

A comprehensive range of activities are taught from;

  • Games -  football, netball, hockey, table tennis, basketball, cricket, softball, volleyball.
  • Gymnastic activities – including trampolining
  • Health related activity
  • Sports hall and outdoor athletics

Year 10

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

Examination courses continue in Year 10. In core lessons a ‘Sport and leadership for Life’ is an important aim of our teaching. In order to achieve this, we encourage students to opt for restricted pathways within the curriculum including games based and individual activities. We also complete the Sports Leaders Level 1 qualification in activities chosen by students.

 

Our theme for year 10 is Leadership

List of topics taught

A comprehensive range of activities are taught from;

  • Games - rugby, football, netball, hockey, table tennis, basketball, cricket, rounders, badminton, volleyball
  • Gymnastic activities – including trampolining
  • Health related activity – fitness
  • Outdoor athletics

Year 11

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

Examination courses continue in Year 11. In core lessons a ‘Sport for Life’ is an important aim of our teaching. In order to achieve this we encourage students to opt for restricted pathways within the curriculum including games based and individual activities.

 

Our theme for year 11 is Maximum Participation to promote Lifelong participation

List of topics taught

A comprehensive range of activities are taught from;

  • Games - rugby, football, netball, hockey, table tennis, basketball, cricket, badminton, volleyball
  • Gymnastic activities – including trampolining
  • Health related activity – fitness

6th Form

 

6th form offer through enrichment

Students are given the opportunity to take part in recreational PE sessions and also complete the Level 2 and 3 Sports Leadership Award