The PE department believes in developing confident, courageous and resilient young people that strive to be the best they can in sport and physical activity. We try to foster well-rounded, empowered, kind and independent pupils who respect each other and themselves.
At key stage 3 we deliver a broad curriculum, including individual games, team games, intended to develop a range of tactics and strategies in direct competition. Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should be able to use fundamental movement skills in a variety of contexts. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
At key stage 4 pupils will continue to develop mastery of sport in core PE lessons and some go on to study Physical education as either a GCSE or a Cambridge National Certificate. Pupils should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle and also explore complex attacking and defending strategies. They should use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis. We ask them to evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best and continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
At key stage 5 pupils can select PE L3 OCR Sport. Pupils grow through learning and build skills, knowledge and understanding of sports such as Physiology, Psychology and practical sport learnt sequentially in lessons and developed through key stages. This in turn develops mastery of the topic or sport in which they both enjoy and excel. Students also have the chance to follow leadership pathways in Key stage 5.
Please click on the following link to see an overview of our curriculum for Physical Education:
We provide pupils with a range of extra-curricular opportunities to allow pupils to excel and succeed in competitive sport at both at school and County level as well as occasions to spectate elite level sport to inspire and motivate. We embrace opportunities in sport through creating a safe inspirational learning environment where all pupils aspire to build positive relationships through healthy participation and succeed in reaching their potential in sport and physical activity whilst developing fairness, respect and making others proud. We educate and support the pupils in their pursuit of lifelong fitness and wellness goals.
Being fit and healthy obviously is its own reward but gaining a good qualification in sport can be a valuable stepping stone on to potential career choices. These are wide ranging and depend upon the students areas of interest. There are obvious sporting examples ranging from coaches and fitness instructors to physiotherapists and sports commentators and analysts. The units that we cover offer our students an insight into the world of sport from which they can explore different topics whilst producing high quality work.