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PE

To create a positive experience for both students and staff, where together we strive to learn and improve. In this environment, achievement and progress is measured, monitored and celebrated.

Spiral core curriculum where activities are revisited and skills of increasing complexity are introduced.

KS 3

Students are taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics, gymnastics & trampolining]
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  •  take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

KS 4

Students are taught to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics, gymnastics & trampolining.]
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

GCSE

Through the delivery of this course students are encouraged to:  

  • develop knowledge, understanding, skills and values to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities and understand the benefits to health, fitness and well-being.
  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance.
  • understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport.
  • perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas.
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical activity and sport.
  • understand the contribution which physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being.
  • understand key socio-cultural influences which can affect people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.
  • be inspired, motivated and challenged, and make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career pathways.

BTEC

Through the delivery of this course students are encouraged to develop their:  

  • cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, using systems and technology.
  • intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation.
  • interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.

Transferable skills developed include:

  • the ability to learn independently
  • the ability to research actively and methodically
  • being able to give presentations and being active group members.