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Physical Education

Welcome to the Physical Education Faculty

  • Mr Latham- Head of PE Faculty
  • Miss J. Bennett- 2nd in Faculty
  • Mrs S. Cook- Assistant Head teacher
  • Mr Gannon- Director of learning for Year 10
  • Mrs S. Kirk- Director of Learning for Year 8
  • Mrs J. Whealing- Director of Learning for Year 9

Department Ethos

It is the deeply held belief of the Department that Physical Education has a unique contribution to make to the development of each individual through the physical, emotional, moral and social development of every pupil within a school. We give opportunities for pupils to experience new and existing activities where they can take responsibility for their own and other pupils’ learning. In addition to physical skills and promoting a healthy lifestyle, the subject is well placed to develop social skills including inter and intra personal skills, teamwork, empathy, motivation and leadership. These opportunities are developed within and outside of the classroom through the implementation of extra-curricular clubs that cater for both competition through teams and pure enjoyment within social activities.

Click here to view the Sporting Opportunities for 2015/2016.

What the students will study

Key Stage 3 and 4

All pupils undertake a broad programme of Physical Education.

Activities for boys include: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Health & Fitness, Hockey, Rugby, Softball, Table Tennis, and Volleyball,

Activities for girls include: Aerobics, Athletics, Cross-Country, Dance, Gymnastics, Health & Fitness, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, and Volleyball

The Department also offers a strong programme of Extra-Curricular Activities.

GCSE Theory Lessons

Pupils who choose to undertake GCSE PE as an option will have an additional three lessons per week. The theory lessons are usually classroom based but sometimes it is possible to teach a particular aspect in a practical session in the gym.

Pupils should be well aware that GCSE Physical Education involves rigorous academic study as well as good all-round sporting ability. Pupils who enter for it must be able to demonstrate competence in four activity areas of which two must be physical activities from at least two activity areas. In GCSE PE a variety of sports are covered, although choice is still restricted by such factors as the school curriculum, staffing etc. Attendance at PE clubs is an integral part of the course and it is advised that GCSE P.E. is suited to students who already take part in such clubs. The following assessments will take place:

1. Assessment of practical performance – 60%

GCSE PE students are required to offer FOUR performances, in practical contexts, in the role of player, participant, official or leader. At least two of the four performances must be in the role of player / participant.

2. Written examination - 40%

The following areas of study are intended to develop your knowledge of the principles involved in exercise.

1. Factors affecting Participation and Performance e.g. Skill, Skeletons and Joints, Circulatory System, Centres of Excellent
2. The relationship between Health and Fitness and Practical Activity e.g. Skill Related Fitness, Diet, Physique, Drugs, Principles of Training
3. Risk Assessment in Physical Activity e.g. Potential Hazards, Prevention of Injuries and Injury Treatment

The knowledge and understanding of all of the theoretical aspects will be assessed in a 1hour 30 minutes examination.

This result will then be added to your practical marks in order to give your final grade

PE Kit and Expectations

Please note- We do not allow canvas based footwear for PE lessons

All PE kit must be clearly marked with the pupil’s name.

It is the expectation that all pupils will bring their full PE kit to every lesson. Pupils will only be excused from practical lessons for an injury which is accompanied by a note from parents / carers in their school planner or a medical note. Pupils will still be expected to bring kit, so they can participate in a non-physical capacity such as referee, score keeper etc. Please note the Department will not accept notes for illness, e.g. cold/flu, as we expect pupils to participate as they do in other curriculum areas.

P E Kit

Afterschool & Lunchtime PE Opportunities

 Lunchtime PE Opportunities:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MUGA

12.45-13.10

Year 7 Girls Benchball comp

All Year Groups Social (All Lunch)

Year 8/9 Girls Benchball comp

All Year Groups Social (All Lunch)

Year 10/11 Girls Benchball comp

ASTRO

12.45-13.05

 Year 10/11 Football comp

Year 9/10/11 Football social (All Lunch)

 Year 7 Football comp

Year 7/8 Football social (All Lunch)

Year 8/9 Football comp

HALL

12.45-13.10

Year 8/9 Basketball Table Tennis

Year 7/8 Mixed Dodgeball comp

Year 10/11 Basketball Table Tennis

Year 7/8 Girls Football

Year 11 Pupil/teacher Badminton comp

GYM

12.45-13.10

All Year groups 

All Year groups

All Year groups

All Year groups

All Year groups

Afterschool PE Opportunities:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MUGA

Year 7/8/9 Netball Training

ASTRO

Year 9/10/11 Football Training

 

Year 7/8 Football Training

Year 7/8/9 Hockey

 

HALL

 

All Year Groups Table Tennis Badminton Social

All Year Groups Boys Trampolining

 All Year Groups Girls Trampolining

Year 7,8,9 and 10 Volleyball

GYM/DANCE

All Year Groups Fitness Social

 

All Year Groups Dance Social

All Year Groups Fitness Social

 

FIELD

 

Girls into Golf Golf

Year 9/10
Rugby Training

 

 

CLIMB

 

 

All Year Groups Social