Sport and physical education play a fundamental part in the development of every student, be that in their educational pursuits or their personal growth. Across the breadth of the Physical Education National Curriculum, students develop their physical literacy (how to move and control the body with both confidence and competence), an appreciation of the need for lifelong participation in physical activity, as well as how to critique and develop upon performance. In addition to this, physical education offers the environment for students to enhance their communication skills, whilst also developing determination, motivation and resilience.
Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.
Within Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9), students build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stage 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across a range of sports and activities. They develop an understanding of what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. Students develop the confidence and interest to participate in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
Students are taught to:
Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games. Develop their technique and improve their performance across a range of sports. Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities, which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group. Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
Physical Education is not a iGCSE subejct offered at KS4 (students will continue to have regular Phsycial Education lessons)
Physical Education is not a As/A Level subejct offered at KS5 (students will continue to have regular Phsycial Education lessons)