Physical Education

The department has a philosophy of participation by all in an atmosphere of enjoyment and co-operation. Our facilities are brand new and provide a basis for a wide and extensive physical education programme for all our students.

We field teams in football, netball, athletics, basketball and rugby. Staff organise a programme of lunchtime and evening ‘club’ type activities, for example, fitness, netball, table tennis, badminton, cricket, football, aerobics, basketball and trampoline. The department’s links with Stocksbridge Junior Football Club and the Sports Centre are very healthy and in the summer all Year 6 students are invited to attend sports sessions as part of the transition process.

GCSE PE is an option at KS4 where students will undertake a two-year practical and theory course. Assessment is in six activities based on skill, knowledge and understanding, fitness and health and evaluation of performance. Exams are completed in both practical and theory. Students in Y9 have the opportunity to follow a 12-lesson taster course to help them with their GCSE choices. We currently use the AQA syllabus.

GCSE Physical education

What we study in this subject:

All areas of health and fitness and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

We study the human body and how the systems work under the demands of exercise. We also study how to work safely, complete risk assessments and the prevention of injury and treatment of injuries which may occur in sport.

The practical areas studied are netball, athletics, rounders, fitness, table tennis, resistance training and swimming (personal survival and competitive).There are also opportunities for students to be assessed in their own specialist activities if they are on the syllabus

Assessment Format:

  • 10% controlled assessment
  • 60% final exam
  • Practical assessment = 30% from three best activities.
  • Practical moderation = one full day in Spring Term

Possible Careers and Further Information:

  • PE teacher
  • Coaching PE in leisure centres, clubs etc.
  • Forces eg. police, army, fire services
  • Sports physiotherapy
  • Leisure industry
  • Personal trainer

Further information is available from Mrs. J. Robinson, PE Subject leader

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