The intent of the Physical Education department at St Peter & St Paul’s is simple; that every child develops a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and healthy living. With expertise in a plethora of sports from netball and football, to skiing and snowboarding, our staff deliver exciting and fun lessons designed to enrich the lives of all students. Outside of lessons, the PE department offers something for everyone, with a comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities. Opportunities range from social badminton and table tennis to competitive representative fixtures in football, netball and cricket. We have also built up strong links with many local sports clubs and so can provide pathways into local leagues for any budding young athletes.
Key Stage 3 students will study PE once a week in a two hour session, during which they will experience two activities, one fitness based and one recognised sport. One activity per session will be formally assessed with attainment tracked in accordance with expected progress for a child on that Pathway. Progress and attainment will provide both parents and students with an indication of whether progression to GCSE level study would be appropriate.
Assessment will be made in 2 ways:
1. What students can SHOW
2. What students KNOW
Alongside the students’ physical literacy, we also aim to improve the key employability skills of teamwork and leadership.
Key Stage 3 activities include: Football, Netball, Badminton, Trampolining/Gymnastics, Cross-country running, Stoolball, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics & Health Related Fitness
Most Key Stage 4 students have two PE sessions per week where they can choose to follow a ‘competitive’ pathway or a ‘recreational’ one. Activities include traditional games alongside specific fitness sessions such as H.I.I.T and circuit training.
Year 10 and above students can opt to study the OCR Cambridge National Sports Science course. This vocational qualification helps students to appreciate how sport science underpins sport at all levels. They learn about anatomy, physiology, injury prevention, improving personal fitness through appropriate training and diet, and the role of psychology in improving performance. It leads perfectly into our Key Stage 5 offer which can propel students towards employment in the sports industry or higher education
Mr A Challenger – Subject Leader
Mr G Henderson