Academic Information

Physical Education

Aims

  • To provide a positive experience of physical exercise and sport to all pupils, whilst promoting healthy, active lifestyles

Staff

Mr Gray
Mr Murray
Mr Mills
Mr Wilson

Key Stage 3

In accordance with the statutory entitlements framework, pupils take part in a balanced programme of:

  • Athletics (100m, 800m, 4x100m Relay, Shot put, Javelin, Long Jump, High Jump)
  • Games activities (Basketball, Football, Dodgeball, Cricket, Rounders)
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country
  • Tennis
  • Badminton

Each pupil in Years 8 - 10 will develop their leadership skills and be marked via common assessment tasks appropriate for each age level. Pupils will act as referees, officials, warm-up coaches and skills coaches.

In Years 8-10 each pupil receives one hour of PE and one hour of Games per week.

School sports teams play competitive fixtures in Rugby and Football in Years 8-14.


Key Stage 4

In Years 11 and 12 examination courses are offered to all pupils who have shown the required commitment to Physical Education throughout junior school. The pupils are currently studying:

OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 2 Award in Sport (OCR)

Occupational Studies Level 2 Sport Leadership and Running a Leisure Event (CCEA)

All Year 11 and 12 pupils receive 1 hour of PE and 1 hour of games per week.


Post 16

The pupils in Senior School are offered the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Sport, which involves studying 7 units over 2 years in topics including:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • The Athlete’s Lifestyle
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Event Management

Skills Developed

  • Performance
  • Officiating     
  • Strategic/tactical thinking
  • Evaluation
  • Planning
  • Communication        
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving       
  • Decision-making
  • Creativity
  • Using Maths
  • Using ICT
  • Self-management

Careers

  • Community Sports Coach
  • Competition Manager
  • Events Management
  • Extreme Sports Instructor
  • Fitness Professional
  • Football Coach
  • Football Development Manager
  • Groundsman/Greenkeeper
  • Gym Instructor
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Outdoor Adventure Leader
  • Performance Analyst
  • PE Teacher
  • Referee          
  • School Sports Coordinator
  • Sports Development Manager
  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Strength & Conditioning Coac