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Physical Education

Welcome to the Physical Education (PE) Department

Mission Statement: The Physical Education Department aims to promote physical activity and wellbeing through a range of team and individual activities. Through practical lessons and extra curricular activities we plan to inspire all students to continue to be physically active inside and outside of school and long into the future. We see Physical Education as key to personal development, especially leadership, communication and teamwork, allowing students to develop these life skills in a sporting environment.  
Subject Leader: Mr B Smith
Other members of the Department: Mr L Fearn, Mr R McLeish, Mrs S Merrick.

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Key Stage 3

In KS3 the curriculum is designed to inspire all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Students will be given the opportunity to become physically confident in a way that supports the development of their health and fitness.

The curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all students:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Throughout KS3 students will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, becoming more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities.

Students will be taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games including badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, lacrosse, volleyball and table tennis.
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports including athletics and gymnastics.
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms.
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Key Stage 4/5

  • KS4/5 BTEC Diploma in Sport
  • KS4/5 BTEC National in Sport

BTEC PE:  http://www.edexcel.com/quals/firsts2012/sport/Pages/default.aspx

KS5 BTEC Sport:

KS4 BTEC Sport:

GCSE Specification/course outline:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education-2009.html