Studying and following a varied an inspirational PE diet can help enhance knowledge and strengthen and develop wider learning. PE is not only a valuable school subject but also an essential healthy lifestyle choice.
The PE department has an experienced and highly knowledgeable group of teachers who are passionate about their subject and offering opportunities to all students. Lessons are challenging and we push the students to be the best they can in a wide variety of activities. Our aim is for students to enjoy sport and continue to take part in physical activity for the rest of their lives.
Communication and teamwork is at the heart of all the skills we teach and this is developed as students progress through the years. PE increases levels of independence, confidence and good health.
At Key Stage 3, students participate in a wide range of activities including football, trampolining, rugby, netball, basketball, handball, table tennis, badminton as well as activity days that take part at the end of each academic year. Here students participate in high ropes, low ropes, climbing, abseiling, water sports and many more teamwork activities. There are also inter form football and table tennis competitions that take place throughout the year.
At Key Stage 4, we follow the OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science specification. Students select a course as part of the ‘option process’ at the end of year 9. Students will study two mandatory units: Reducing the risk of sports injuries —this is assessed through a one hour written paper; and Applying principles of training–this is assessed through moderated course work. In order to complete the Certificate students are required to study two further units in topics such as; Sport Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Technology in Sport and the Body’s response to Physical Activity. Evidence for these units are moderated and can be presented in a variety of different ways, such as video, PowerPoint, practical demonstrations, verbal presentations, pictures, diagrams or interviews.
At Key Stage 5, we follow The Cambridge Technicals in Sport and Physical Activity. This has been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector and prepare students for the challenges they’ll face in university or employment. The Cambridge Technicals in Sport and Physical Activity focus on the knowledge, understanding and skills that today’s universities and employers demand. Students will practically apply their knowledge and skills in preparation for further study or the workplace. Students will study 3 mandatory units: Body systems and the effects of physical activity, Sports coaching and activity leadership and Sports organisation and development. Students will also study 2 optional units, some of these could include Organisation of Sports event, Practical skills in Sport and Physical activities, Sports injuries and rehabilitation, improving fitness for sport and physical activity and Biomechanics and movement analysis.
How can you support your child
- Encourage your child to take part in a variety of sports and physical activities.
- To keep up to date with the latest sporting news.
Head of Department: Mr Brown