Physical Education

Our high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We take pride in the fact that we provide a plethora of opportunities for students to participate in a range of sustained, physical activities in an enjoyable environment and in a way that fundamentally promotes the development of a healthy lifestyle. Coupled with this is an active focus on the significance of physical education in regards to building character and embedding the very values that are inherent to our society, such as fairness and respect, enabling our young people to become reputable members of the local community
Programme of Study
Year 7
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Cross country, Badminton, Table-tennis, Rugby, Swimming, Basketball Hockey, Football, Handball, Volleyball, Fitness, Gaelic Football Cricket, Softball, Tennis, Athletics, Water sports, Orienteering
Year 8
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Cross country, Badminton, Table-tennis, Rugby, Swimming, Basketball Hockey, Football, Handball, Volleyball, Fitness, Gaelic Football Cricket, Softball, Tennis, Athletics, Water sports, Orienteering
Year 9
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Cross country, Badminton, Table-tennis, Rugby, Swimming, Basketball Hockey, Football, Handball, Volleyball, Fitness, Gaelic Football Cricket, Softball, Tennis, Athletics, Water sports, Orienteering
Year 10 and 11 - Core PE
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Cross country, Badminton, Table-tennis, Rugby, Basketball Hockey, Football, Handball, Volleyball, Fitness, Gaelic Football Cricket, Softball, Tennis, Athletics, Water sports
Year 10 and 11 Qualification: EDEXCEL PE GCSE/BTEC SPORTS LEVEL 2
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Cross country, Football, Basketball Handball , Table-tennis Kayaking, Sailing, Cycling
KS3
Students will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities based on a carousel of six week programme of study. Our schemes of work are designed to enable students to understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They will be encouraged to develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity. Students will be taught to:
  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games and develop their technique and improve their performance in other 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 intra school competitions, community links or sports clubs.
KS4
Students should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. All students will continue to have a double period of PE. We also offer Edexcel GCSE PE and BTEC Sports level 2 for students who have a greater interest in the subject. Students will be taught to: ?
  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games and develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports
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  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
  • continue to regularly take part in sports and activities outside school through intra school competitions, community links or sports clubs.

EDEXCEL GCSE PE

Edexcel GCSE PE is a three year course that is made up of three components:

During the first year each student will conduct a personal study (2000 words+) that will require students to create a personal exercise programme. Pupils can achieve up to 10% of their final grade by completing study.

The second component is the practical element of the course that will require each student to be assessed in three different physical activities that are externally moderated. This contributes to 30% of the final grade.

Options include: Watersports, Fitness, Football, Table-tennis, Handball, Athletics and Basketball. Additional physical activities may be included or considered.

The final component is two written exams to assess student’s theory of fitness and the body systems and health and performance. These exams will be taken at the end of the course and contributes to 60% of the final grade.

Cambridge National – Sports Science / Sports Studies

This is a two/three year modular course that involves 4 units of study and is equivalent to 1 G.C.S.E.

The course covers a wide range of topics including preventing injuries, the principles of training and sport psychology. These modules will be delivered on either the playing fields, sports hall or in the computer suite. During this course you will be expected to apply the theory taught in the class to coaching and other practical sports and exercise sessions.

Your assessment is spread throughout the whole year and could involve written assignments, presentations, practical assessment and witness statements. The assessment for this course is 25% exam and 75% coursework.