The ethos of our department is to provide our students with the tools and motivation to learn and participate in physical activities and pursue these later on in life, thus keeping healthy and fit. We aim to foster and develop pupils who are able to make informed choices and develop into future leaders.
We have a dedicated team of experienced and creative teachers who endeavour to provide pupils with an interesting and diverse experience within the Physical Education Curriculum. Lessons are fun, enjoyable and challenging.
Key Stage 3
The department offers a rich and balanced curriculum where learners are introduced to six defined areas of learning: Net games, invasion, aesthetics, Athletic activities, striking games, gymnastic activities.
Futsal & Netball: basic rules, attacking, defending positioning, passing, control.
Gymnastics: warm-ups and cool down, locomotion, shapes, balances, rolls, rotations, leaps, body tension, body extension, fluency, linking movements, fitness testing.
Badminton: warm-ups (3-part warm-up) and cool down, grip: handshake grip (backhand and forehand), ready position (basic stance), serve: high serve and backhand low serve, basic singles rule.
Athletics: understanding running, throwing and jumping events.
Rounders: Hitting targets and developing hand-eye coordination, tactics, overarm and underarm throws.
Netball, Football, Gymnastics, Badminton, Athletics, Rounders; in year 8 students will recap what was taught in year 7 then progress to more advanced skills and tactics.
Key Stage 4
Basketball, Football, Athletics, Volleyball, striking and Fielding, Trampolining; students are required to apply the knowledge and understanding of all disciplines studied at this stage in their learning.
Trampoline, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Rounders, Athletics Tennis, Striking and Fielding; students are required to develop the skill of coaching themselves and peers during this stage of their learning.
Pupils follow a structured curriculum but are given the opportunity to participate in a discipline of their choice so as to encourage learning, engagement and enjoyment (Trampoline, Fitness, Volleyball, Korfball and Invasion games). Pupils will rotate activities every half-term.
In year 9, students have the opportunity of studying PE at GCSE level. The course is divided in two parts, theory and practical. For exam purposes, students can choose two team sports and one individual or two individual ones and a team sport.
The theoretical part of the course requires students to complete 5 units: Health Training and Exercise, Exercise Physiology, Movement analysis, Psychology of sport and physical activity and Sociocultural issues in sport and physical activity.