Physical Education

“Those who think they have no time for exercise will eventually have to make time for ILLNESS."

Edward Stanley

“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.”

John F. Kennedy

Vision

 To promote the health, wellbeing and personal development of all our students through physical activity and sport.

Curriculum Intent

We intend to:

  • Foster a love of physical activity, sport and healthy living.
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the benefits of physical activity throughout life.
  • Develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to engage in sport and physical activity during school life and beyond.
  • Motivate students to engage in physical activity and sport.
  • Inspire students to want to study about sport and physical activity in greater detail beyond their school years.

Our intention in Key Stage Three is to provide students with a broad range of physical activities. They will acquire new skills and physical competence within these activities and will develop a good understanding of rules, roles and tactics. Students will also learn how to exercise in order to remain fit and healthy. This phase will provide a foundation and confidence which will encourage students to take part in these activities outside school.

We will highlight the benefits of physical activity and sport to the personal development of young people. Opportunities to work in teams and lead others will enable students to develop their character and personal attributes. Students will be encouraged to become reflective practitioners. They will analyse their own and others performances and will develop a growth mindset in relation to personal improvements in PE.

In Key Stage Four a significant emphasis will be placed upon the application of the skills and knowledge developed through Key Stage Three. The importance of students’ sense of joy when taking part in activities will remain a focus as we seek to encourage all students to make physical activity a regular part of their lives. Students will be given a degree of choice which will ensure enjoyment and therefore engagement remains high. This will be balanced by ensuring a range of activities are experienced in accordance with the National Curriculum.

Key Stage Four will also provide students with the opportunity to pursue academic qualifications in KS4. Both GCSE and Cambridge National qualifications will be offered with all students able to access a course appropriate to their academic and practical capabilities.

This inclusive approach will ensure PE is accessible to all students.

Key Stage Five will allow those intent on pursuing a career in Sport or leisure to study A Level PE.

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