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

  • Fitness

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 Year 8 each pupil receives two and a half hours of PE and Games per week and in Years 9 & 10 one and a half hours of PE and 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 Level 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport (OCR)

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

All Year 11 pupils receive 1.5 hours of PE and Games per week. In Year 12 most pupils receive 2 hours of PE and Games per week


Post 16

The pupils in Senior School are offered the Level 3 OCR 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‚Äôs 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