Physical Education

Pupils will be involved in a principle-led curriculum, where they will develop their knowledge and understanding of a variety of different of sport. Embedded in this will be a development of physical literacy in the form of functional movements and sport-specific development. Pupils will find themselves in challenging scenarios where they will be expected to be creative, make decisions and reflect on their performance and the performance of others.

A healthy mind and body is essential to our well-being. As a department, we are justifiably proud of the framework we have created and the courses our pupils follow. PE is delivered using a number of teaching methods which include: independent guided discovery, group learning, peer-assessment, teaching games for understanding and the Sport Education Model.

Lower School

Pupils have the opportunity to explore and develop functional movement skills in gymnastics, swimming and sports conditioning. In addition to this they will be exposed to striking and fielding, ball skills and racquet skills in order to develop more of the sports specific skills. All elements are designed to encourage pupils to set themselves targets, to experience and understand what they can achieve. In Years 7 and 8 pupils have three lessons of PE a fortnight.

Middle School

The programme builds on the foundations laid in the Lower School, in developing advanced specialist skills in a range of sports and activities. The focus is on the principles of play for invasion games, net and wall games and striking and fielding. A variety of sports are used to deliver these principles, including developing sports, such as lacrosse, tchoukball, softball and handball. In Year 10, pupils have an opportunity to develop and design a new sport, emphasising their ability to be creative and work together as a team. Middle School pupils have two lesson of PE a fortnight.

Sixth Form

At A Level we strive to enthuse our pupils, inspiring them to take on new challenges, activities and opportunities beyond their comfort zones. The OCR A Level course not only assesses the practical skills of our students but also the theoretical content, developing a holistic understanding of sports performance and what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. Through studying practical units, pupils will develop their evaluative and analytical abilities through the observation of sport performance. Pupils will be expected to develop their underpinning theoretical knowledge, combinedwith the application of modern technologies, in order to enhance performance in sport. The academic strands of A Level PE link with other academic subjects such as Biology, History and Psychology.

Our goal is to encourage life skills for the individual, enabling him or her to tackle sports and activities in school and beyond.

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