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Physical Education

Subject Overview

  • Development of physical activity habits that will help pupils go on to lead healthy, active lives.
  • Participation in a broad range of physical activities to give pupils the opportunity to develop physical, mental & social skills.
  • Practical activity that contributes to an understanding of the human body and of the importance of being active……. it will hopefully be enjoyable too!
  • Delivery of a programme in line with the 12 subject goals (see attached).
  • Assessment is practical based using video, peer and self-assessment tools - 1 piece of written homework issued per half-term to consolidate learning.

KS3 Year 7:

  • 14 activities that introduce pupils to the technical and physical components of performance.
  • A Sky Sports Living for Sport Project focusing on teamwork and including a visit from a professional Athlete.
  • Aquatics block to assess swimming ability from Primary School.
  • Invasion games focused around small-sided games to promote skill acquisition.
  • 4 hours of PE over the course of the fortnight + inter-house, extra-curricular and fixture programme.

KS3 Year 8:

  • 12 activities that further develop technical and physical knowledge based on previous learning.
  • Introduction of elements of tactical performance in invasion games and aesthetic appreciation in individual activities. Most invasion games include introduction of full-sided competition during block.
  • 5 hours of PE over the course of the fortnight + inter-house, extra-curricular and fixture programme.

KS3/4 Year 9:

  • Consolidation of technical and physical knowledge from previous years
  • 12 Activities including a choice module to develop more advanced tactical awareness
  • A Sports Leadership block to provide pupils with the opportunity to develop skills for life including organisation, public speaking, working as part of a group.
  • Preparation for GCSE PE with deeper level learning related to the human body and key concepts & processes for successful performance.
  • 4 hours of PE over the course of the fortnight + inter-house, extra-curricular and fixture programme.

KS4 Year 10:

  • Core PE for all pupils. 8 activities across the year with a focus on healthy, active lives.
  • Core PE comprises 2 hours per fortnight + inter-house, extra-curricular and fixtures programme.
  • Pupils will visit a number of off-site venues for activities as part of a strategy to bridge the gap between school physical activity and community clubs/opportunities
  • Opportunities for leadership in Primary Schools as part of the school’s transition programme.
  • GCSE PE as an option using EDEXCEL exam board.
  • 4 practical activities presented for assessment making up 60% of the total grade. 1 90minute exam comprising 40% of the overall grade. Mock exams and controlled assessments take place in year 10.
  • GCSE PE comprises 5 hours of PE over a fortnight.

KS4 Year 11: 

  • Core PE for all pupils. 8 activities across the year with a focus on healthy, active lives.
  • Pupils will visit a number of off-site venues for activities as part of a strategy to bridge the gap between school physical activity and community clubs/opportunities
  • Further opportunities for leadership in Primary Schools as part of the school’s transition programme. Opportunities for athlete mentoring with year 7 classes.
  • Opportunity to complete external coaching/officiating qualifications for suitable candidates.
  • GCSE PE as an option using EDEXCEL exam board.
  • 4 practical activities presented for assessment making up 60% of the total grade. 1 x 90 minute exam comprising 40% of the overall grade. Moderated controlled assessment after Christmas and exam prep for summer examinations.