PE & British Values

Within PE we encourage students to play traditional British sports that encompass the British Values. We promote fair play, respect for one another, the importance of following rules and regulations within sport and student to tolerate the opinions of team mates and opponents.

Year 7

Students will participate in an initial base line assessment across a number of core skills and fitness requirements.
Female students will build upon skills in a range of sports including OAA, HRE, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics and Rounders.
Male students will build upon skills in a range of sports including OAA, HRE, Athletics and cricket.

Year 8

During year 8 students will further develop their technique, tactical awareness and analytical skills. The games activities involve competitive invasion games, net/court games and strike and field games. Students will cover a range of sports including:- Basketball, Football, Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis, Cricket, Health and Fitness, Dance, Gymnastics OAA and numerous athletics events.

Year 9

Within Year 9 students will continue to improve their performance, develop their strategic play and demonstrate an understanding of how to improve their performance. Sports offered throughout the year include Basketball, Football, Badminton, Handball, Trampolining, Tennis, Table Tennis, Cricket, Health and Fitness, Dance, and athletic event.
Parents can support pupils learning in PE by:

  • Encouraging pupils to fully participate in all lessons.
  • Ensuring pupils are in the correct kit for all PE lessons for health and safety reasons.
  • Writing letters in planners, asking for pupils to be excused if they are ill, (excused pupils are still required to bring kit for the lesson – extra layers are advised if a pupil is excused from outdoor lessons).
  • Providing a doctor’s note in the case of long-term illness or injury.
  • Encouraging pupils to take part in school sports clubs and inter-form sport.
  • Participating in physical activity with their children or supporting their participation in sport outside school.
  • Encouraging pupils to let staff know about their participation in sport away from school.
  • Ensuring that medical information regarding their children is kept up to date with the school office.

Key stage 4

Pupils will tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They will get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.
Pupils will be taught to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, Rounders, rugby and tennis)
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports,(for example, athletics and gymnastics), or other physical activities, for example, dance
  • take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

Key Stage 4 GCSE STUDY

GCSE Physical Education requires students to develop their knowledge and understanding of how a healthy, active lifestyle contributes to the growth and development of body systems, and structures (including the cardiovascular, muscular, respiratory and skeletal systems), as well as general wellbeing. The course will give students the opportunity to develop skills relating to performance in physical activity, including:

  • practical performance, in roles such as player/participant, official and leader
  • analysis of performance.

The course comprises two units:
Unit 1: Theory of Physical Education.
Unit 1 is externally assessed with a written exam at the end of year 11 and is currently worth 40% of the final grade.

Unit 2: Practical performance.
Unit 2 is internally assessed by the classroom teacher and then externally moderated. This is worth the remaining 60% of the final grade.

VCert Health and Fitness Level 1 and 2

Qualification purpose
This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in health and fitness. It will provide learners with experience of using different training techniques and methods to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will also provide them with the opportunity to develop and experience their own fitness programme.

This qualification aims to:

  • focus on an applied study of the health and fitness industry sector
  • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a significant core of knowledge and theoretical content with broad-ranging applicability
  • provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • prepare, plan and develop a personal health and fitness programme
  • understand the benefits of fitness
  • know the functions of the main body systems
  • understand the benefits of a healthy balanced diet and how it affects lifestyles.

The course comprises of the following units:

  • Unit Number & Title – Mandatory/Optional – Assessment
  • Unit 01 Principles of health and fitness – Mandatory – Internally assessed portfolio of evidence
  • Unit 02 Healthy lifestyles – Mandatory – Internally assessed portfolio of evidence
  • Unit 03 Preparing and planning for health and fitness – Mandatory – Externally set and marked assessment paper
  • Unit 04 Develop a personal health and fitness programme – Mandatory – Internally assessed portfolio of evidence