PE

General information:

Our ethos in Physical Education is that all students leave the school having had a positive experience of physical activity. This is at the core of our teaching as it is important to promote a healthy and active lifestyle both during, and post education. We recognise that some students find Physical Education very challenging, and aim to deliver a diverse curriculum which is engaging and gives all students the opportunity to succeed. Students are given a wide range of opportunities to develop their physical and more importantly, their personal skills. They are challenged mentally and physically, and continually pushed outside of their comfort zones.

Core Physical Education is compulsory for all Year 7 to 11 students. They then have the option to study the subject at GCSE and A Level. We follow the Edexcel examination board, where students are assessed through theory, coursework and practical. Students also have the option to choice A Level Dance. Sixth form students have the opportunity to use the sports hall at designated times throughout the week.

As a department, we run a number of extra curricular trips including; Ski Trip, Sports Tour, GCSE climbing, GCSE kayaking, laboratory fitness testing, and International Tennis competitions to name a few. We also arrange for external coaches and guest speakers to come and inspire and motivate students. Additional to this, we have a brand new Sports Hall (opened in November 2016), which allows us to provide a wide range of extra curricular activities. This fantastic facility provides us with a full size basketball court and markings for a range of other sports, a specialised Gymnastics area, Dance studio, theory teaching space and changing facilities.

 

Core Physical Education (compulsory 2 hours a week)

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

The focus is on teaching a range of sports that enable students to develop physically and mentally

We build on their knowledge from Key Stage 3, and provide alternative activities which inspire and motivate with the aim of keeping students healthy and active post education

Term 1 and 2

 

Netball
Hockey
Dance
Gymnastics
OAA

Netball
Ultimate Frisbee
Lacrosse
Golf
Mind Fitness
Volleyball
Rugby
Football
OAA
Quidditch

Term 3 and 4

Netball
Football
Gymnastics
Badminton
Dance
Basketball
Fitness
Cheerleading

Kin ball
Gymnastics
Fitness
Badminton
Trampolining
Self defence
Handball
Basketball

Term 5 and 6

Cricket
Tennis
Athletics
Rounders
Dance
Alternative

Cricket
Tennis
Athletics
Rounders
Stoolball
Softball
Alternative

 

GCSE Physical Education (2016 specification)

Students have the opportunity to learn ‘Foundation Theory’ for two terms in Year 9. If they find the theoretical side interesting, and are actively involved in sport both within and outside of school, GCSE Physical Education would be an option.

The course is weighted heavily theory, and the majority of lessons will be in the classroom. Students would still participate in core Physical Education as this is a government requirement.

 

60% theory

2 examination papers


Topics include
-          How and why people take part in physical activity
-          Principles of exercise and fitness
-          Personal health and well-being, healthy active lifestyle
-          Sport psychology

 

30% practical

See Edexcel website for sports


Must include:
-          1 team game
-          1 individual sport
-          1 choice of either

 

10% coursework

 

A personal exercise plan (PEP), based on your main sport


A level Physical Education Linear (2016 specification)

The aim is to provide an academic and theoretical understanding of Physical Education and sport. The course allows you to enhance your own knowledge and skill level in your chosen sport. It explores contemporary sociological issues in modern sport, the effects of exercise and training on the body and compares and contrasts sport in different cultures.

 

Entry requirements

 

-          B in GCSE PE (unless not offered at previous school discussion)
-          B in Biology
-          B in Mathematics

 

70%

2 examination papers

Topics include:

Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis
Topic 3: Skill acquisition
Topic 4: Sport psychology
Topic 5: Sport and society

 

15% practical
See Edexcel website for sports

 

-          1 sport as either performer or coach

 

15% coursework

 

-          Performance analysis on your main sport

 

A level Dance (2016 specification)

The A level Dance course provides an opportunity to be creative, perform, engage in critical thinking about Dance, develop perception and self-discipline and achieve knowledge and the means of understanding about choreography, performance and appreciation of dances. The course provides a direct link to any arts based course in Higher Education or vocational courses and also for any career which demands skills in self-discipline, initiative, management and creativity.

 

Entry requirements

 

-          B grade in English Literature
-          Good technically ability in any style of Dance

AS Level

-          Performance in a solo and duet/trio including physical and interpretative skills
-          Solo choreography, developing and applying the practical knowledge and understanding of the choreographic process
 Documenting process in a choreographic log
-           Training, technique, health and safety of the dancer
-          Critical engagement with two areas of study Rambert Dance Company 1966-2002 & The independent contemporary dance scene in Britain 2000-current.

A Level

-          Solo performance in the style of a practitioner
-          Performance in a quartet including physical and interpretative skills
-          Choreograph a group Dance
-          Documenting process in a choreographic log
-          Training, technique, health and safety of the dancer
-          Critical engagement of two set works within two areas of study - Rooster (Christopher Bruce 1991) & Rambert Dance Company 1966-2002. Sutra (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui 2008) & The independent contemporary dance scene in Britain 2000-current.

 

Extra curricular opportunities

These change throughout the year based on season and popularity. We also have external coaches deliver sessions. There are teams and fixtures for some sports, others are run to improve skill and help make friends.

Physical Education Clubs

Dance Clubs

6th form games
Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Cricket
Cross country
Exams helpline
Football
Gymnastics
Netball
Rounders
Rugby
Self defence
Speed staking
Tennis
Trampolining

 

 

Ballet group
Dance performance group
Early morning Dance club
Individual Dance clubs for every year
Mini Sirocco
Musical Theatre
Senior commercial
Senior workshop
Sirocco
Street Dance crew