Curriculum Statement : Physical Education
Intent: The knowledge and skills that pupils will gain
In Games and Physical Education, we aim to enhance pupil’s healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in sport or to lead active lifestyles.
In GCSE PE, A-level PE, BTEC Sport & NCFE Health and Fitness, we aim to engage pupil’s knowledge of anatomy and physiology, sports psychology, and sport in society, with the hope some choose a career within the sports industry.
We also aim to further knowledge and skills by physical development alongside skilfulness and confidence. It is important that pupils understanding of importance of health and wellbeing. Within all PE and Games activities we strive to develop the ‘whole pupil’ giving the pupils the opportunity to develop and improve their soft skills including communication, leadership, teamwork, initiative, and fair play.
Implementation: Curriculum features: continuity, progression and sequencing
In years 9, 10 and 11 all pupils follow a Games programme covering Rugby, Rowing, Hockey, Football and Athletics. Alongside this, students will study a Physical Education curriculum covering Health Related Fitness, Badminton, Dodgeball, Handball, Kinball, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Softball and Cricket adding to the variety available for everyone. We teach the National Curriculum and ensure that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all pupils.
At Key Stage 3 we expect pupils to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of key techniques, tactics, and strategies in individual and team games as well as techniques across a range of activities.
At Key Stage 4 we expect pupils to progress and have an ability to be able to solve problems, self and peer assess to move their learning forward independently. During the pupils journey they can progress onto advanced skills, knowledge and understanding and applying tactics and strategies successfully.
We promote a passion for a wide variety of sports and activities within the curriculum of Games, Physical Education, and our Extra-curricular programmes. We provide quality provision for academic Physical Education at both Key Stages 4 and 5. Every pupil can choose to study GCSE Physical Education before opting for A Level Physical Education or BTEC Sport in the sixth form.
ALL pupils in years 9 and 10 take part in House activities and a combination of students take part from years 11, 12 and 13
Impact - Tradition, Excellence, Character: Co-curriculum enrichment
Pupils can compete for the school, or partake for recreational purposes, in a huge number of sports.
Gain success at a variety of levels; Nationally, Regionally, County, District and locally. The Programme for Co-Curricular sports are as follows; Athletics, Badminton, Cricket, Cross Country, Dodgeball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Handball, Rowing, Rugby, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weight Training & Ultimate Frisbee.
High level of fitness by a large proportion of our school community. The ability to remain physically active for sustainable periods of time and an understanding of the importance for long term health and wellbeing.
A healthy lifestyle achieved by eating well and avoiding poor lifestyle choices.
To have positive attitudes and an interest in sport.
To have a high level of creativity with sport and be willing to using imagination to overcome barriers to learn.
Work independently or within a team for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
Have ability the ability to learn new knowledge, skills and understanding of Physical Education.