All pupils follow a core PE curriculum which runs in line with the National Curriculum.
The Department facilities include:
- Indoor heated 20m swimming pool
- Traditional gymnasium
- Dance studio
- Playing fields - 2 grass hockey pitches/4 rounders pitches/grass running track
- 4 netball courts/5 tennis courts
- Olympic sized (9m) long jump pit with a 30m all weather track
- Astro Turf - multi sports surface
- Various ability Cross Country Courses
Pupils in years 7 - 9 will study Athletics, Dance, Health Related Exercise, Hockey, Lifesaving, Netball, Orienteering, Personal Survival, Rounders, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, and Tennis.
Pupils in years 10 and 11 will study Athletics, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Netball, Table Tennis, and Volleyball.
We enter all local and regional tournaments which run throughout the academic year in netball, hockey and athletics
Fixtures are played against local schools in the area after school up to 4 days of the week in netball, hockey, athletics, swimming, tennis and rounders. County and invitation tournaments are attended at weekends.
Key Stage 5
This specification in physical education should encourage candidates to:
- develop an understanding of the factors influencing performance and the ability to apply these to a range of physical activities;
- develop knowledge and skills of selected physical activities;
- develop the skills necessary to analyse, evaluate and improve performance;
- develop an appreciation of social, moral and cultural issues which affect participation and performance in physical activity.
In addition, this specification should encourage candidates to:
- develop the capacity to think critically about the relationship between the different factors influencing performance;
Course Details - subject to ratification by QCA in late 2015/ early 2016
Practical Areas for assessment: girls can be assessed in their performance in any of these sports
Minimum of Grade B at GCSE in English and Science and PE
Study Skills Required
- Good summary skills
- Interest in current affairs / issues relating to sport
- Independent reading
- Independent research
- Ability to interpret different materials
- Sound understanding of the basic scientific principles
Various methods will be used depending on the topics but these will include traditional, shared, group work, independent learning. One piece of homework will be set per lesson taught. This will include reading, research, and past paper questions.
Careers and Support Subjects
There are obviously strong links with the sciences, biology, history and psychology in particular. Past students have chosen to follow degree courses in physiotherapy, sports science and leisure management and teaching.