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Physical Education

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - Mr G Read Head of Department
Miss S Hoskins (2nd in Department), Mr I Jubb (HOL Year 10), Mrs L Ellams, , Mr M Leach, Miss D Lyons (HOL Year 8), Mrs R Vaughan & Mr C Fitzsimons 

The PE Department aims to develop a wide range of skills. The teaching material develops the individual’s ability to perform physical tasks and enables them to play sports more competently, but also to enjoy physical activity so the chances of them continuing after school are increased. 


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Click on the links below for the PE fixtures and results

The PE department welcome all exam level students (PE, AS and A2) for additional support at the times above. The computers are available for Internet access and for coursework.

The following websites will help aid revision:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/ (useful for all GCSE students)
http://www.brianmac.co.uk (useful for more greater depth at GCSE and for AS/A2/BTEC)

All exam students for GCSE and A Level now have log-in access to the everlearner website which can support their learning and their revision programme.

The key areas for revision are:

• Social/mental/physical reasons for participation
• Influences on participation
• Health related and skill related exercise
• Principles and methods of training
• Diet and nutrition
• Cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and skeletal system
• Body composition and optimum weight
• Effects of smoking/alcohol/drugs on sport
• Risks in participation

Year 10-13 PE revision/coursework - Monday lunchtime and Wednesday after school (3.15 to 4.15).

Curriculum Outline
PDF icon KeyStage 3 Milestone assessment Schedule 2021/22

During Years Seven and Eight, the students follow a progressive curriculum with the second year building on the skills of the first. Activities include football, rugby, and cricket for boys, netball, hockey and rounders for girls and badminton, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, fitness, athletics, tennis and cross-country for both.

In Year Nine many of activities remain, but the students now also undertake volleyball, table tennis, orienteering and problem solving.

In Years Ten and Eleven (Key Stage Four), the core activities continue with additional team games and a scheme of lessons based in the weights room.

In accordance with the National Curriculum for Physical Education, the students are taught the implications of physical activity upon their health and are assessed on their ability to understand the whole subject as well as performing specific physical skills.

GCSE Physical Education OCR exam board

The GCSE PE specification is assessed with 60% coming from two separate exam papers, 10% from written coursework and 30% from three practical assessments.

A Level Physical Education OCR exam board

The A Level PE specification is with 70% assessed through the three written papers, 15% through verbal coursework and 15% through one practical activity.

Interhouse activities

At key times in the year, students also have the opportunity to compete for their allocated houses. The activities are rugby, netball, cross country, football, hockey, cricket, rounders, swimming, Handball and of course the athletics events on the Sports Day.

 Extra-curricular programme

The department runs a very extensive range of extra-curricular activities. There are some clubs that run throughout the year and some that are seasonal and reflect the focus activities in lessons. The teams enter a wide range of competitions enabling participation in a number of different activities and ability levels.

Extra Curricular Clubs Autumn 2021

In previous years the PE department has also been lucky enough to take a group of Year 8 and 9 students to Holland for a football tour. As the trip has been successful, we will be looking to run the trip again in future years. For information regarding the 2018 trip please click here for details.