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Physical Education - core PE

Physical Education allows students to develop outside of the classroom. Providing opportunities to work with peers in a practical setting and offering the freedom to explore existing and hidden talents. The core PE curriculum allows students to focus on physical, social, cognitive and fitness development through participation in a broad and challenging range of sports and physical activities.

Taught activities include: Football, Rugby, Netball, Trampolining, Table Tennis, Badminton, Fitness, Dance, Cricket, Athletics, Rounders, Softball 

Core PE also aims to develop students’ understanding of the benefits of participating in physical activity, including educating them about the importance of being physically active for a sustained period of time. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated and develop key transferrable skills such as resilience, teamwork, communication, leadership and adaptability. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities will also build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. 

Every member of the PE department strives to provide an outstanding PE experience that inspires, challenges and motivates all students, through innovative and passionate practice. We believe that through these experiences students will be determined to be the best they possibly can be. 

The PE department also offers an array of extra-curricular club during lunchtime and after school which either mirror the curriculum or provides opportunities for students to be active when trying new activities. 

Curriculum information

 

Year 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Hockey showing development of quality and control 

 

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Badminton showing development of quality and control 

 

  • Development of social skills through working with others 

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through identification of simple sport specific tactics 

 

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Rugby showing development of quality and control 

 

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Dance showing development of quality and control 

 

  • Development of social skills through working with and listening to others 

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through identification of areas for development in performance  

 

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Athletics showing development of quality and control 

 

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Cricket showing development of quality and control 

 

  • Development of social skills through working effectively with a small group 

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through application of simple sport specific tactics  

  • Developing accurate performance of basic physical skills and techniques in Rugby in isolation and in small sided competitive situations 

 

  • Developing accurate performance of basic physical skills and techniques in Badminton in isolation and in conditioned competitive situations 

 

  • Development of social skills through attempting to work with different groups of peers 

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through observation of performances 

 

  • Developing accurate performance of basic physical skills and techniques in Hockey in isolation and in small sided competitive situations 

 

  • Introduction to attempting and practising basic physical skills and techniques in Outdoor Adventurous Activity showing social and cognitive development 

 

  • Development of social skills through appropriate expression of emotion and supporting others in need 

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through refining and changing performance appropriately  

 

  • Developing accurate performance of basic physical skills and techniques in Athletics in practise and in conditioned competitive situations 

 

  • Developing accurate performance of basic physical skills and techniques in Cricket in isolation and in small sided competitive situations 

 

  • Accurate application of social and cognitive skills developed during the autumn and summer terms 

Boys’ Curriculum:  

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills and techniques in Handball and Table Tennis in competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

  • Development of social skills through attempting to lead peers through a warm-up or basic skill drill 

 

 

Girls’ Curriculum: 

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills and techniques in Netball in competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

  • Perform physical fitness related activities showing developed technique and resilience 

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through increased knowledge and understanding of theory-based PE content (health, fitness components, training methods) 

 

Boys’ Curriculum:  

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills and techniques in Football in competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

  • Perform physical fitness related activities showing developed technique and resilience 

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through increased knowledge and understanding of theory-based PE content (health, fitness components, training methods) 

 

Girls’ Curriculum: 

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills and techniques in Climbing and Trampolining with improving consistency 

 

  • Development of social skills through attempting to coach peers through a basic task or skill 

Boys’ and Girls’ Curriculum:  

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills and techniques in Cricket and Athletics in competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

 

  • Accurate application of social and cognitive skills developed during the autumn and summer terms 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 

Boys’ Curriculum:  

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Handball, Football, Basketball and Table Tennis in games and competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

  • Development of social skills through leading peers with improved confidence  

 

Girls’ Curriculum: 

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Netball, Fitness, Rugby and Climbing in with improving consistency 

 

  • Development of social skills through leading peers with improved confidence  

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through successfully applying a range of tactics and strategies 

Boys’ Curriculum:  

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Climbing, Fitness, Football and Handball in games and competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

  • Development of social skills through supporting peers to improve their performance 

 

Girls’ Curriculum: 

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Trampolining, Table Tennis and Badminton in with improving consistency 

 

  • Development of social skills through supporting peers to improve their performance 

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through successfully applying a range of tactics and strategies 

Boys’ Curriculum:  

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Cricket, Athletics and Softball in games and competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

Girls’ Curriculum: 

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Cricket, Athletics and Rounders in games and competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

  • Accurate application of social and cognitive skills developed during the autumn and summer terms 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 

Boys’ Curriculum:  

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Handball, basketball, Table Tennis and Football in games and competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

  • Development of social skills through leading peers with improved confidence  

 

Girls’ Curriculum: 

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Netball, Fitness, Badminton and Climbing in with improving consistency 

 

  • Development of social skills through leading peers with improved confidence  

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through successfully applying a range of tactics and strategies 

Boys’ Curriculum:  

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Climbing and Fitness in games and competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

  • Development of social skills through supporting peers to improve their performance 

 

Girls’ Curriculum: 

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Trampolining, Table Tennis and Badminton in with improving consistency 

 

  • Development of social skills through supporting and inspiring peers to improve their performance 

 

  • Development of cognitive skills through successfully applying a range of tactics and strategies 

 

Boys’ Curriculum:  

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Cricket, Athletics and Softball in games and competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

Girls’ Curriculum: 

 

  • Develop ability to select and perform appropriate physical skills/advanced skills and techniques in Cricket, Athletics and Rounders in games and competitive situations with improving consistency 

 

  • Accurate application of social and cognitive skills developed during the autumn and summer terms 

 

 

I really like sport and it encourages me to be fit and healthy. I really like my PE lessons because they are interesting and enjoyable.
Year 9 student
I love doing team activities and competitions against others. I enjoy the challenge.
Year 9 student