Physical Education is “to educate students through physical activities”. It aims to develop students’ physical competence and knowledge of movement and safety, and their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle. It also develops in students, both as individuals and in groups or teams, confidence and generic skills, especially those of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and aesthetic appreciation. These, together with the nurturing of positive values and attitudes in PE, are foundations for students’ lifelong and life-wide learning to face the challenges of the 21st century.
Through all activities taught during PE lessons, pupils will:
• Acquire and develop skills
• Select and apply skills and tactics
• Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health
• Evaluate and improve their performance
PE kit must be worn for every lesson. It consist of: tracksuit bottoms, shorts, leggings or three-quarters; T-Shirts without rude slogans, sports trainers and appropriate swim wear. Denim shorts, spaghetti strap tops, skate shoes, jippers and boots are NOT allowed.
When your child cannot participate in PE, Parents/Guardians must write a note to explain the reasons. A medical certificate from the doctor is required for your child to be exempted from PE for long term illness/injury.
Key Stage 3
Key stage 3 students receive 2 hours of PE a week.
On PE days students are encouraged to have a good breakfast to avoid physically getting sick or feeling nausea throughout their PE lesson and bring lots of fluid to school.
Year 7, 8 & 9
Athletics, Basketball and Swimming for both boys and girls.
Netball and Rounders for girls
Cricket and Football for Boys
Other activities taught in year 9
Volleyball and Badminton for both boys and girls.
Softball for Boys
Key Stage 4
Students for core PE receive 1 hour of PE a week have options which include the sports taught at Key stage 3 as well as handball and basic gymnastics.
CIE iGCSE PE
This course provides students with an opportunity to study both the practical and theoretical aspects of Physical Education. It is also designed to foster enjoyment in physical activity. The knowledge gained should enable candidates to develop an understanding of effective and safe physical performance.
Component 1 40% Theory examination 1 hours 45 minutes
Component 2 60% Coursework: Candidates must choose four practical activities from at least two of the three categories listed (50% of total marks).
Candidates must show the ability to analyse and improve practical performance in one of their four chosen practical activities (10% of marks).