The Department prides itself on delivering a broad, balanced Physical Education curriculum which allows every student to succeed and achieve their own true potential.
Key Stage 3
Students receive at least two hours' timetabled Physical Education, which includes Netball, Football, Rugby, Sportshall Athletics, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Rounders, Gymnastics, Swimming, Life Saving, Health Related Exercise, Leadership and Athletics.
Key Stage 4
Students will study either GCSE PE or BTEC First Award in Sport.
The GCSE PE course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills established in Key Stage 3 Physical Education. It gives exciting opportunities to be involved in a number of different physical activities, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.
Unit 1 is externally assessed through a written examination paper of 1 hour and 30 minutes. This will contribute a maximum of 40% towards the total marks.
Unit 2 is assessed in two sections:
Section 1 - Four practical performances in the role of either player/participant, leader or official. 48% of the marks can be achieved from the four performances, two of which may be in the role of a leader or official.
Section 2 - Analysis of performance in one of the chosen activities. This will be worth 12% of the marks and should include planning, performing and evaluating a Personal Exercise Programme.
The BTEC First Award, equivalent to one GCSE A*- C, has both theory and practical elements to the course. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.
Out of the four units taken, one is assessed through an on-screen test with the other units assessed by coursework assignments in the form of either written reports, presentations, case studies, role plays or practical assessments. All units are assessed and graded, and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded (Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*).
Key Stage 5
Students have the option to study BTEC National in Sport. The BTEC has both theory and practical elements to the course. As in Key Stage 4, students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.
BTEC National Certificate is equivalent to 2 A-Levels.
Extra Curricular Programme
Our extra-curricular programme allows students in all year groups to have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities. Matches vary from friendly fixtures to League and District competition all the way up through County to National level.
Students have recently gained District, County and National representation in various sports, including Athletics, Rugby and Football.
Our Learning Environment
Extensive Playing Fields: Including Sports Pavilion, two Football Pitches, one Rugby Pitch, one 5-a-side Football Pitch, 60 teaching grids, 6-lane 400m Grass Track, Shot/Hammer and Discus Circles with throwing cages, two Jumping Pits, High Jump Fan, four Grass Cricket Nets, one Artificial Cricket Wicket, six Tennis Courts, Outside Basketball Court.
Fitness Suite: Free weights area, exercise bikes, treadmill, rowers, fully equipped multi gym.
Indoor Swimming Pool: 4-Lane/20m.
Gymnasium: Multi-purpose, used for Gymnastics, Trampolining, Basketball, Badminton, Sportshall Athletics and Volleyball.