PE and Sport

“Physical Education the only subject that makes your heart beat faster…”

At Key Stage 3, PE develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. As well as that there are numerous studies that show there are important links between a high quality physical education programme and progression in pupils academic attainment.

A high-quality PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. In addition there are also sections on Leadership, My Personal Best and Sports Education where the pupils experience the different roles in Sport that many take for granted such as Officials, Managers and Coaches.

Course content

Outwitting opponents. Accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences. Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions.
Performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy. Identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature. Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and well-being. Sport Education linking to Leadership and Coaching and My Personal Best linking to employability skills.

Skills developed

PE helps pupils develop physically, mentally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations. Through all this we promote the ‘Fit for Life’ ethos of Resilience, Skilled and Consideration.