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Physical Education

 

 

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand.”

Nelson Mandela

Our Curriculum

PE is organised at Key Stage 3 to allow students to study a wide range of activities and Sports.  Connections are made between elements of the curriculum across and between years. There are also opportunities to participate in extra-curricular competitions. Skills build up progressively in each year towards GCSE PE, and mirror the activities students tend to participate in at this level.  We aim to deliver activities which keep students motivated, fit and having fun with the goal of encouraging lifelong participation in sport and physical activity.

Getting Better at PE

Students get better at PE by enjoying the activities and environment that they are in. Students are challenged in a variety of activities that follow a progressive route to GCSE PE. This gradual approach allows students to improve and experience a number of activities that they may not have participated in before. Getting better at sport involves developing thinking skills about tactics, techniques and evaluating performance, as well as improving physical skills and application of techniques, as well as becoming fitter, and more accurate.

Beyond School

We hope that many of our students will choose to study PE at GCSE, A Level, BTEC and beyond. One of our major aims is to promote lifelong participation in PE and Sport.  We attempt to encourage students to try new activities and emphasise the importance of regular participation and its benefits to mental, social and physical well-being.

Careers

Careers can be as diverse as Physiotherapy, Sports Psychologist, Fitness instructor, Sports Conditioning, and Teaching or Coaching.

"Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose - it teaches you about life.”

Billie Jean King

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