The PE Department consists of 6 members of staff delivering a high-quality physical education curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Running parallel to this is an extensive extra- curricular programme. In order to give pupils a pathway for their chosen sport the school has developed strong partnerships with many local schools and clubs. One of our partner clubs, Crosfields JFC, have won a host of awards both locally and nationally in the last couple of years.
Our new Sports Council, aimed at developing pupil’s leadership skills has begun to have an impact on the PE curriculum, enabling them to have an input in key decision making.
We pride ourselves on providing opportunities for pupils to become physically competent in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Facilities include sports hall, fitness studio, a large school field, dance studio, and tennis courts.
Curriculum Content Map
Subject Progress Guide for Parents
Key Stage Three
At KS3 students will study a variety of activities including Netball, Handball, Football, Rugby, Basketball, Badminton, Dance, Fitness, Rounders, Trampolining, Athletics, Tennis and Cricket.
Pupils 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. They will understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They will then develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
In Year 9 students will select their option pathway for KS4. Students will have the opportunity to discuss this with their class teacher to ensure an appropriate pathway is selected.
Key Stage Four
In Key Stage 4, all students will continue to participate in Core Physical Education lessons, in addition to Core PE lessons, students will have the opportunity to study GCSE PE.
GCSE Physical Education (OCR)
Written Exam 60%
Practical Exam 30%
Programme of Study
- Physical factors affecting performance
- Applied anatomy and physiology
-Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology
-Health, fitness and well-being
The GCSE POD is used to set homework at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and for GCSE assessments with extended answers and multiple choice.