Who are we?
Head of Department – Mr S McManus
Teachers – Mr M Allison, Miss M Amos, Mrs L Bunn, Mr D Facey, Mrs L Lewis
Why Physical Education?
To improve the mental, physical and social well-being of our students.
To develop in them a lifelong love of physical activity and sport.
To prepare students well for future study in this area.
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 core lessons in 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 Eduqas syllabus. Students are assessed in three different sports and these marks will count towards their final exam which will take the form of one two hour written paper. This is 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.
A day in the life…
The school has a large sports hall, traditional gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis courts and extensive fields. Students will get to learn about the traditional sports as well as newer activities such as Muay Thai and Handball. 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.
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