Learning & Achieving Together

PE

Our vision is to offer a differentiated programme of movement and sport which ensures that all students:

  • develop skills to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • understand the importance of personal health, fitness and safety and lead healthy, active lives
  • foster a lifetime love of sport.

Key Stage 3

All students participate in at least two hours of PE every week in key stage 3.

Years 7, 8 and 9

Students participate in a spiral curriculum, building on skills and techniques each year throughout key stage 3.

Students are taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in competitive sports
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

Key Stage 4

All students participate in at least two hours of PE every week at key stage 4.

All students have the option to study the following courses: NCFE Level 2 Award in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition, Sports Leaders and Dance Leaders. Students can also opt to take BTEC level1/level 2 First Award in Sport.

Core units:
 

Unit 1 - Fitness for sport and exercise

Unit 2 - Practical sports

Optional units:

Unit 4 - The sports performer in action   

Unit 5 - Training for personal fitness

Assessment and Examinations (Edexcel and NCFE)

Unit 1 is assessed via an online examination (25%)

Units 2, 4 and 5 are internally assessed assignments (25% each)

The NCFE Level 2 Award in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition has three compulsory units and each student must create a portfolio of evidence, which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes in each unit.

New Key Stage 4

The leadership award is a nationally recognised qualification that teaches leadership skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork through either dance or sporting activities.

Key Stage 5

Students participate in recreational PE each week.

New Key Stage 5

Students can also opt to take BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport.

Core Units:

  • Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 2 - Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Unit 3 - Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Optional Units

  • Unit 4 - Sports Leadership
  • Unit 5 - Application of Fitness Testing
  • Unit 6 - Sports Psychology

Extra Curricular Opportunities

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs and activities including:

  • Football coaching
  • Badminton club
  • Gaelic football club
  • Girls Nike training
  • Trampoline Club
  • Rugby Club
  • Basketball Club
  • Handball Club
  • Korfball Club