Our physical education curriculum applies a holistic approach to the concept of physical activity for young people. It recognises the physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of human movement, and emphasises the contribution of physical activity to the promotion of individual and group wellbeing. Learning in physical education involves the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills, and attitudes central to physical education, together with recognition of its potential for integration with other curriculum areas.
The general aim of our physical education syllabus is to contribute to the preparation of the student for a life of autonomous wellbeing. This aim will be pursued through the:
• enhancement of the student’s sense of self through the development of skillful and creative performance of practical activities
• development of the student’s understanding of physical activity and awareness of the links between physical education and other curricular areas
• motivation of the student to choose a lifestyle that is active, healthy and meaningful
• the personal enrichment of the student by developing personal and social skills, and encouraging positive attitudes and values in her/his interaction with others.
Our syllabus includes a number of areas of study representative of a range of practical activities, each of which has particular characteristics and contributes to the attainment of the overall aim of physical education. These areas of study are: Adventure activities; Aquatics; Athletics; Invasion & Net Games; Gymnastics; & Health-related activity.
Adventure Activities – Orienteering, Team Challenges, & Campcraft
Aquatics – Entry, Movement in Water, Aqua Fitness, Water Safety, & Surfing
Athletics – Jumping, Running, & Throwing
Invasion & Net Games – Game Making, Attacking Play, & Defensive Play
Gymnastics – Themes, Movement Vocabulary, & Relationships
Health-Related Activity – Activity and the Body, Fitness, & Training
Some of the different activities that students participate in include:
Couch > 5km
Strength & Conditioning
Fundamental Movement Skills
Health Related Activities
Type of Homework/Projects/Assignments
Homework is given occasionally in order to consolidate student learning. It is vital that students engage with the given homework in order to improve their understanding of material being covered in lessons.
PE is a subject that is required in all aspects of life and is necessary for any future career, from architecture to zoology. Students shoul concentrate on their fundamental movement skills and try to improve them through all the different activities in order to live a long and healthy life.
The PE Department have a huge range of resources including:
2 x Full Size onsite pitches
1 x Indoor Sports Hall - Marked for Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Indoor Football, & Olympic Handball
1 x Strength & Conditioning Gym
6 x Changing Rooms
2 x Shower Blocks
1 x Projector in Sports Hall
6 x Apple iPads
All the sporting equipment like balls, rackets, bats, etc. necessary to fulfill the curriculum.