Mr D Talbot (Head of Physical Performance)
Mrs R Butler
Mrs C Murphy
Key Stage 3 Overview (Years 7-9)
During Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils will develop skills and apply them to a range of different sporting activities. They will also learn how to coach and officiate sports to enhance their knowledge and understanding of each activity. Our curriculum in Key Stage 3 includes Football, Basketball, Netball, Athletics, Rounders, Softball, Cricket, Rugby, Hockey, Health Related Fitness, Orienteering, Handball, Badminton, Dance and Gymnastics.
Key Stage 4 Overview (Years 10-11)
Key Stage 4 Core PE:
During Years 10 and 11 pupils have the opportunity to specialise their skills within selected activities. The emphasis for each pupil generally involves three areas in which they may choose to develop. These include games-based activities where they are required to develop and demonstrate their skills and tactical knowledge, fitness-based activities where pupils are required to develop their fitness over a period of time through circuit, weight and aerobic training methods and racket/striking and fielding activities where the focus for pupils is to enhance co-ordination and outwit their opponents.
QUALIFICATION: OCR GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Pupils are given the option of studying PE at GCSE level and they must have strong academic and practical ability to succeed in this qualification. The Year 10 and Year 11 pupils are currently following the OCR GCSE PE examination programme. All GCSE PE pupils will have five lessons over the two-week timetable, three of which are theory-based lessons and two are practical lessons. The theory course focuses on developing knowledge and understanding of different components of fitness, methods of training, diet, injury, the ethical issue's regarding performance- enhancing drugs, data analysis, anatomy and physiology and factors that affect participation within sport. Pupils will also plan and participate in their own action plan with regards to strengths / areas for development within one sport and evaluate their level of fitness and its implications for performance.
The practical side of the course builds upon the foundation knowledge acquired in Key Stage 3 and develops the level of performance that pupils have within each sport. The sports on offer are the same as those within the Key Stage 3 curriculum although pupils will now be required to demonstrate more advanced levels of fitness, technical ability and tactical awareness. The pupils will then take practical examinations in their three strongest sports towards the end of Year 11 before sitting two final theory-based examinations in summer.
Extra Curricular Programme