Our aim is to foster a positive attitude towards participation in and an appreciation of sport and physical activity. We aim to develop skill, knowledge and understanding of the value of physical exercise and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Opportunities are provided for all students to fulfil their potential, develop confidence in their own ability, develop leadership skills and experience success and personal satisfaction. Most of all we want students to enjoy their sport and exercise.
Students and teams at this school have an outstanding record at local, county and national level.
All students in all year groups participate in core PE lessons.
During the first 3 years, all students follow a wide curriculum that includes a variety of activities including team games, gymnastics, dance, trampolining, athletics, orienteering and fitness activities. Students are taught in rotating blocks to enable all students to access a wide but balanced range of activities during each year. Classes are taught in both single sex and mixed groups and all students will cover a selection of the activities listed for each year group.
|Year 7||Gymnastics, football, netball, rugby, dance, hockey, athletics, boccia, rounders, cricket, tennis and fitness activities.|
|Year 8||Gymnastics, football, netball, rugby, dance, hockey, trampolining, dodgeball, basketball, table tennis, badminton, athletics, boccia, rounders, cricket, tennis and fitness activities.|
|Year 9||Badminton, table tennis, football, netball, rugby, hockey, handball, lacrosse, dance, trampolining, orienteering, athletics, boccia, rounders, cricket, tennis and fitness activities.|
All students participate in core PE lessons. In years 10 and 11 an option system operates. Students are offered a variety of activities from which they choose one for that half term or full term block. Over the two years, all students can choose activities covered in the earlier years but also access new sports including volleyball, indoor rowing and aerobics. In addition students can access the leisure centre fitness suite and dance studio.
GCSE Physical Education is offered in years 10 and 11 within the school option programme. It regularly proves to be a very popular and successful course.
|Qualification||GCSE Physical Education 9-1|
|Assessment details||2 Terminal exams 60%
Practical activities 40%
|Practical element||3 sports
1 x Analysing and evaluating task
|Recommended revision guides||My Revision Notes: OCR GCSE (9-1) PE 2nd Edition
|Recommended websites||BBC bitesize: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize
The department is committed to offering a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities which are open to all students. There are clubs every evening after school and sports matches are played on a regular basis. There is also a comprehensive programme of Inter-House competitions. Outstanding students are entered for area and county trials and competitions are entered at local, area, county and national level.
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