In the PE department we endeavour to foster a healthy, active life style that will equip our students through to adulthood.
Physical and Mental Health
By healthy we not only mean PHYSICAL health but MENTAL health as well. This means that we specifically plan to teach the following aspects of mental health in our PE lessons. These are some examples;
Leadership, Teamwork, Promoting self esteem and self worth, Being positive, Helping others to achieve, Accepting winning and losing in a good way.
Our facilities are first class and include: Full Size Multi use Sports Hall which consists of; Basketball Court with 4 mini courts, with full electronic score board, Volleyball courts, Indoor Hockey pitch, 5-A-Side football pitches, 5 Badminton Courts and a Netball Court.
We also have a Dance Studio/Gymnasium, fully fitted with wooden flooring and mirrored wall for dance classes, which are held in the evenings. It is also equipped with climbing apparatus as well a full selection of gymnastic equipment.
Outside we have a full sized AstroTurf bolstering no less than 8 powerful floodlights which allow us to have 24 hour use of the facilities, including; a full sized football pitch, full sized hockey pitch and 3 mini football pitches.
Key Stage 3
During the students time with us in Years 7 and 8 we teach a broad and balanced curriculum including Basketball, Rugby, Cricket, Dance, Netball, Football, Trampolining, Athletics, Sports Leadership and Gymnastics.
We have also introduced an Induction programme for our Year 7 students, which aims to teach our new students the basic principles of Physical Education:
Examinations in PE/Sport.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 we offer BTEC First Award in Sport Level 2 (Edexcel).
BTEC First Award in Sport (Edexcel)
The Edexcel Level 2 First Award in Sport has been developed in the sport and active leisure sector to encourage personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of sports and exercise activities. It also gives learners a wider understanding and appreciation of health-related fitness, sports and exercise through selection of optional specialist units. The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport has been designed to build on learning from Key Stage 3, for those who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4.
The course is made up of four 30 credit units, two core units and two optional specialist units. The specialist units enable you to study different pathways in more depth.
All students take the following core units:
Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise
Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance
Students will then take two specialist units:
Unit 4: The Sports Performer in Action
Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities
We also believe that sport should be competitive. That’s why we enter all the inter school competitive fixtures we possibly can. These include Football, Rugby, Hockey, Basketball, Netball, Futsal, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket, Indoor Athletics, Dance, Badminton and Table Tennis.