The Physical Education curriculum helps students to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies to live healthy and physically active lives.
Students will develop physical, technical and tactical sporting skills, enhanced by a focus on mental skills such as resilience, determination and confidence.
We aim to ensure that all our students enjoy their Physical Education lessons and develop some key skills such as teamwork, cooperation, effective communication, fair play and respect. These skills will allow them to cope with disappointments, being able to communicate appropriately and adhere to rules and regulations.
Within our PE curriculum, we also strive to ensure all students have the opportunity to experience competition. This takes the form of ‘personal best’ challenges; intra-school competition within and between classes and, inter-school competition with students from schools within the local area. Through the experience of competition, our aim is that all students develop a desire for self-improvement, as well as the key values of sportsmanship - being able to both win and lose with humility.
Students also engage in health-promoting physical activity and are taught the value of health, fitness and how physical activity helps their well-being. This includes how to prepare for particular activities and how to recover afterwards, the short and long term effects of exercise on the various body systems and the role of exercise in establishing and maintaining health.
Students learn how their bodies react to particular exercise regimes or activities, how important it is to take care of their bodies and also learn the skills they need for remaining active their entire lives.
Work within Physical Education is linked to leadership development. This takes a strong emphasis throughout the key stages, with students able to take on additional roles than just a participant.
We use every opportunity within our PE lessons to support our students to become independent, responsible, caring and considerate pupils who can see self-worth in their ability and efforts.
We aim to guide all our students in being friendly, healthy and happy. The curriculum also aims to develop them into being sociable young people, self-motivated, determined and positive!
Key Stage 3
In year 7, 8 and 9 students will focus on improving their physical, social and emotional wellbeing through an engaging range of sport and physical activities with the main aim being basic skill development across a range of different activities. By the end of each year, we would like the students to have developed strong leadership skills and the confidence and resilience to make mistakes and learn from them to progress.
Key Stage 4
In year 10 and 11 students will continue to develop their confidence, motivation, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.
Students selecting Physical Education or BTEC Sport will be assessed on leadership, practical sports performance, health and fitness and the body’s response to exercise amongst other options. This is all achieved by teaching theoretical content through and alongside practical PE.
Performance: being able to develop skill in different scenarios, individually, as pairs and in groups or teams. Exploring tactics, strategies and implementing skills learnt to a broad range of sporting situations.
Health, fitness and physical preparation: students will develop knowledge in order to understand how to improve fitness and how to prepare and recover from physical activity safely. Understanding these concepts will allow students to lead a healthy, active lifestyle both now and in the future.
Leadership & Character: participate in a lesson with the correct equipment, work together in pairs, groups and teams. Lead peers and develop self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
Knowledge/Theory: Develop an understanding of ‘anatomy and physiology’, ‘fitness and training’ and ‘Nutrition’. Students will develop vocabulary and support knowledge through practical experiences.
Lessons will be practical, progressive and differentiated. They will be challenging whilst supporting the needs of all students.