Physical Education and Sport

PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Staff
Mr C Nicholas Director of Sport
Mr J Tandy Deputy Director of Sport
Miss L Ahluwalia Teacher of Physical Education and Science
Mr J Diwell Teacher of Physical Education and Science
Miss M Eyles Teacher of Physical Education
Mr R Ferguson Teacher of Physical Education and Science
Miss E Harriss Teacher of Physical Education and Maths
Miss S Manchester Teacher of Physical Education

Departmental Aims

In the Physical Education Department we aim to develop positive attitudes towards physical activity, pupils are asked to respond to a variety of challenges, set targets for themselves each term and compete individually, against others and as a team. Through this process they develop feelings of self-esteem, well-being and confidence. It is our mission to impart into our students the skills and qualities they will need to become dedicated well rounded individuals with the physical, psychological and social requirements of the modern day sports field and work place. Having the capacity to make informed decisions and be able to reflect on those decisions to see where they can improve themselves and their team in future performances.


Facilities

Facilities on site are of an excellent standard and available for use within school and the community. We have 4 badminton court Sports Hall, which has a refreshment area and climbing wall incorporated into it. A top of the range 3rd Generation astro-turf with floodlighting, 6 tennis/netball courts with floodlighting, large playing fields that include 3 grass football pitches and 1 rugby pitch. With all the modern facilities it is not difficult to see how our students have the opportunity to flourish in whatever sport they choose.


Curriculum

All pupils have two 60 minute lessons per week. Lessons in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 are in single sex classes with a diverse range of activities to maintain regular participation.

 

PE Assessment Overview

PE Learning JourneyPE Overview Year 7PE Overview Year 8PE Overview Year 9PE Overview Year 9 - GCSEPE Overview Year 9 - WJECPE Overview Year 10 - GCSEPE Overview Year 10 - WJEC

 

Year 7 & 8 Phase

The department follows a newly developed programme of Personal Learning Checkpoints. Students are all take part in the Welcome games to ascertain what level they are currently in Physical Education and to highlight areas of their practical and educational development that need to be targeted as they move forward. 

Year 7 - Male

Welcome Games: Fitness/Athletics, Net and Wall, and Invasion Game Base Line Testing

Round 1 – Table Tennis & Football

Round 2 – Hockey & Basketball

Round 3 - Rugby & Badminton/Trampolining

Round 4 - Athletics & Cricket/S&F

Round 5 - Tennis & O.A.A            

Summer Event: Varsity challenge

Year 7 -  Female

Welcome Games:  Fitness/Athletics, Net and Wall, and Invasion Game Base Line Testing

Round 1 – Trampolining/badminton and Netball

Round 2 – Football &  Cheerleading

Round 3 – Handball & Table tennis

Round 4 - Athletics & Tennis

Round 5 – Rounder’s & OAA      

Summer Event: Varsity challenge

Year 8 - Male

Welcome Games:  Fitness/athletics, Net and Wall, and Invasion Game Base Line Testing

Round 1 – Table Tennis & Football

Round 2 – Hockey & Basketball

Round 3 - Rugby & Badminton/Trampolining

Round 4 - Athletics & Handball

Round 5 - Tennis & Cricket/S&F                

Summer Event: Varsity challenge

Year 8 - Female

Welcome Games:  Fitness/Athletics, Net and Wall, and Invasion Game Base Line Testing

Round 1 – Trampolining/Badminton & Netball

Round 2 – Footballl & Cheerleading

Round 3 – Handball & Table tennis

Round 4 - Athletics & Tennis

Round 5 – Rounder’s & Pentathlon         

Summer Event: Varsity challenge


Key Stage 4 Programme of Study

All students in Year 9, 10 and 11 have 2 lessons of PE a week. During this time they are developing and honing their sporting abilities, increasing their fitness whilst also developing cross curricular aspects of literacy numeracy and GCSE PE theory.

Year 9 - Male  

Welcome Games: Class selection process (creation of GCSE PE groups in core PE through identification of talented performers)

Round 1 – Table Tennis & Football

Round 2 – Gaelic & Basketball

Round 3 - Rugby & Badminton/Trampolining

Round 4 - Athletics & Handball

Round 5 - Tennis & Cricket/S&F                

Summer Event:  Varsity challenge

Year 9 - Female  

Welcome Games: Class selection process (creation of GCSE PE groups in core PE through identification of talented performers)

Round 1 –  Trampolining/Badminton  & Netball

Round 2 –Basketball &Football

Round 3 – Table tennis & Hockey

Round 4 – Athletics & Tennis

Round 5 – Rounder’s & Outwitting          

Summer Event: Varsity challenge

Year 10 - Male

Welcome Games: Class selection process (creation of GCSE PE groups in core PE through identification of talented performers)

Round 1 – Table Tennis & Football

Round 2 – Gaelic & Basketball

Round 3 - Rugby & Badminton/Trampolining

Round 4 - Athletics & Handball

Round 5 - Tennis & Cricket/S&F                

Summer Event:  Varsity challenge

Year 10 - Female

Welcome Games: Class selection process (creation of GCSE PE groups in core PE through identification of talented performers)

Round 1 – Netball & Trampolining

Round 2 – Handball & Volleyball

Round 3 – Basketball & Football

Round 4 – Athletics & Tennis

Round 5 – Rounder’s & Outwitting

Summer Event: Varsity challenge

Year 11 – Male

Welcome Games: Class selection process (creation of GCSE PE groups in core PE through identification of talented performers)

Round 1 –  Table Tennis & Football

Round 2 – Gaelic & Basketball

Round 3 - Rugby & Badminton/Trampolining

Round 4 - Athletics & Handball

Round 5 - Tennis & Cricket/S&F                

Summer Event: Leavers' Sports Day

Year 11 – Female

Welcome Games: Class selection process (creation of GCSE PE groups in core PE through identification of talented performers)

Round 1 – Netball & Trampolining

Round 2 – Handball & Basketball

Round 3 – Volleyball & Outwitting

Round 4 – Athletics & Tennis

Round 5 – Rounder’s &

Summer Event: Leavers' Sports Day


Key Stage 5: PPSE (Personal Participation in Sport and Exercise)

During the Sixth form we continue our sporting traditions giving our students the opportunity to engage in personalised participation in activities that they choose. Activities are chosen by the students and organised by staff so that individualised team sport and fitness choices can be explored.


We tailor our sports programme around the key educational values of promoting general and specific fitness, helping to give each student an active and balanced lifestyle. We also teach all students what can be learnt through winning and losing, both as an individual and as a team. Most of all we want students to enjoy their sport and to work hard at whatever level they choose to play.

We strive to provide opportunities for students at both elite and participatory levels. We offer an element of choice in the sports programme that gets wider as students’ progress through the academy. Many of our students go on to represent their district in a variety of sports.

 

Courtside/Pitchside Facilities