Who we are
Head of Department - Mrs. N Goddard
Mr R. Carnie
Mrs L. Wheller
Ms L. McCarthy
Mr B. Guyett
Mr D. Hurley
Mr N. Eaton
PE Technician & Coach - Miss A. Walhen
About the PE Department
The PE departments vision is:
‘To instil a passion of lifelong physical activity and aspire for excellent through character development.’
We are passionate about everyone being physically active and having fun, maximising participation and potential within PE lessons, extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities and sports clubs’ links. PE helps build character, confidence, resilience, leadership and teamwork skills.
During KS 3 students will be taught a variety of sports including Football, Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Table tennis, Trampolining, Athletics, Cricket and Handball, with more opportunities during extracurricular activities including Gymnastics and Dodgeball.
Students will also learn about the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems as well as, aerobic and anaerobic exercise, goal setting, principals of training, mental preparation, classification of skill and components of fitness.
Key Stage 4 PE is a compulsory element of the National Curriculum programme.
The programme is designed to help students develop and maintain a passion for a healthy, active lifestyle through taking up and developing a variety of sports. Students choose pathways that are best suited to their interests and to help develop and enhance a lifelong interest and high participation in sport.
The pathways provide the opportunity for students to follow either a competitive or non/competitive route or a healthy lifestyle/fitness route.
Examination Board: OCR
Specification Code: J587
1. Applied anatomy and physiology
2. Movement analysis
3. Physical training
4. Use of data
5. Sports psychology
6. Socio-cultural influences
7. Health, fitness and well-being
2 – 3 sports are covered a term depending on the class size and the ability of the group
PE Assessment at a Glance
Paper 1 – The human body and movement in physical activity and sport
- Written exam : 1 hour - 30% of GCSE
Paper 2 – Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport
- Written exam: 1 hour - 30% of GCSE
Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity). Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity. - 40% of GCSE
OCR Cambridge National Sport Science
Examination Board: OCR
Specification Code: J812
This is a 2 year course.
This course is a Level 2 qualification
The possible grades that could be achieved for this qualification are:
Level 1 (Not equivalent to GCSE) Pass, Merit and Distinction, Distinction*.
Level 2 (Equivalent to GCSE) Pass, Merit and Distinction, Distinction*.
This qualification involves undertaking 4 units of work of which 2 unit are mandatory, with 1 unit being an exam.