Physical Education

Overview

Throughout learners’ time within Physical Education they experience a wide range of learning activities that allow them to develop their physical skills and sporting knowledge. Our aim is to make every PE experience an enjoyable and active one, encouraging all learners of all abilities and ages to participate in physical activity inside and outside of the school. Learners develop a number of interpersonal skills that contribute to youngsters’ happiness and success.

KS3

Learners in KS3 are offered a variety of sports throughout the year ranging from Rugby, Netball, Football to Gymnastics, Dance or Fitness. Each half term two sports are made available and learners choose which one they would like to follow. During each sport, learners complete regular reflections to allow them to track their progress and set personal targets.

Through the learners’ time in PE, the learners explore the relationship between health and physical activity. Learners are also encouraged to pursue a range of sports through the extra-curricular clubs and school-club links that are provided.

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GCSE

At GCSE learners explore sport and physical activity from both a theoretical and practical perspective, both having an important role in determining the final GCSE outcome.  The practical element of GCSE PE contributes towards 40% of learners’ final grades; learners are assessed in 3 sports as a performer. The choice of sports the learners have is vast, including sports such as skiing, boxing, mountain climbing and many more.

The theoretical element of GCSE PE contributes towards 60% of the learners’ final grades. The learners explore a number of topics such as applied anatomy and physiology, physical training, health fitness and well-being and sports psychology.

Progress is measured using specified GCSE grading criteria throughout KS3 and KS4. Progress is expected throughout the year as learners begin to transfer their physical skills across the range of sports, becoming more physically literate, as well as developing their appreciation and knowledge of sport.