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Physical Education

Who are we?

Head of Department – Mr S McManus 

Teachers – Mr M Allison, Miss L Bunn, Mrs L Lewis

What do we do?

Students study a broad and balanced curriculum during Key Stage 3.  Year 7 is about trying out lots of different activities and getting involved in physical activity.  As students move through Years 8 and 9, we try to cater for their emerging likes and dislikes with regard to the physical activities they complete.

During Key Stage 4 the focus is an enjoyment of physical activity. All students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their own learning and take on roles such as Organiser, Captain, Manager and Official.  All activities take place on the school site which is well resourced for PE.  GCSE Physical Education is also offered and students follow the Edexcel syllabus.  Students are assessed in three different sports and these marks will count towards their final exam which will take the form of two written papers.  These are sat in the summer of Year 11. The theoretical component of the course covers a variety of topics including training principles, anatomy and physiology and sports psychology.  BTEC Dance is also offered for study at KS4.  This is a 2 year examinable course from Edexcel. Candidates are assessed in 3 different units over the 2 year course. During the 2 years students will cover 3 units of work, evidence through practical workshops, performances, lesson logs and a portfolio of evidence. Students will study a variety of dance skills, artists, companies and choreographers and gain experience as a performer in school and in a variety of venues.

A day in the life…

The school has fitness suite for students to use in their PE lessons. This is an exciting development for the department and enables us to teach students about how to train properly. Students are taught how to use cardiovascular machines and weights equipment safely, and they have the opportunity to design and follow a personal exercise programme.  There are many opportunities to get involved in the successful sports leaders programme offered in school. Our sports leaders have become very skilled at running events that form part of the transition programme. Finally, there are many opportunities to get involved in extra-curricular activities with the many clubs and teams on offer.

What career?

Sports Coach, PE Teacher, Fitness Instructor, Physiotherapist, Sports Psychologist, Professional Athlete, public services such as Police and Fire Brigade. Further information