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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 

 

Year 7 students will learn, develop and embed sport specific skills in individual sports, team sports, dance, outdoor adventurous activities and other competitive sports including trampolining and athletics. In Year 7 students will primarily work on further developing fundamental skills experienced in KS2 as well as practising new sports specific skills when participating in skill practices and small sided conditioned games. 

All students in Year 7 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

 

  • Netball 

  • Table Tennis 

  • Badminton 

  • Gymnastics 

  • Football 

  • Rugby 

 

All students in Year 7 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

 

  • Dance  

  • Handball 

  • Dance 

All students in Year 7 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

 

  • Rounders 

  • Tennis  

  • Athletics 

  • Cricket  

  • Softball 

Year 8 students will further develop and embed sport specific skills in individual sports, team sports, dance, outdoor adventurous activities and other competitive sports including trampolining and athletics. In Year 8 students will continue to work on further developing basic sport specific skills experienced in Year 7 as well as practising new sports specific skills when participating in skill practices and small sided conditioned games. 

 

All students in Year 8 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

 

  • Netball  

  • Gymnastics  

  • Dance 

  • Table Tennis 

  • Badminton   

  • Football 

  • Rugby 

All students in Year 8 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

 

  • OAA  

  • Football 

  • Handball  

All students in Year 8 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

 

  • Rounders 

  • Tennis  

  • Athletics 

  • Cricket  

  • Softball 

In Year 9 classes are gender specific, allowing boys and girls to follow a different Core PE curriculum. Furthermore, within boys’ and girls’ Core PE, we aim to differentiate further by tailoring the curriculum to meet the needs of all students within each group. Students will experience a range of different activities providing them with opportunities to learn and develop new sports specific skills as well as applying existing transferrable skills from activities experienced during Year 7 and 8. 

 

All students in Year 9 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

 

  • Netball  

  • Dance 

  • Table Tennis 

  • Badminton   

  • Football 

  • Rugby 

All students in Year 9 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

  • Fitness  

  • Handball 

  • Football 

 

 

All students in Year 9 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

  • Rounders 

  • Tennis  

  • Athletics 

  • Cricket  

  • Softball 

10 

Year 10 students will begin to develop more advanced sport specific skills building on what has been developed during KS3. In addition to these students will experience full sided competitive situations whereby they can apply the advanced skills and tactics as well as working on evaluating their own and others’ performances. 

 

All students in Year 10 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

  • Table Tennis 

  • Badminton 

  • Netball 

All students in Year 10 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

  • Fitness  

  • Gymnastics 

  • Football 

All students in Year 10 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

  • Volleyball 

  • Handball 

11 

Year 11 students will continue to develop more advanced sport specific skills building on what has been developed during KS3 and Year 10. In addition to this, students will experience full sided competitive situations whereby they can continue to apply the advanced skills and tactics as well as working on evaluating their own and others’ performances. 

 

All students in Year 11 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

  • Netball 

  • Trampolining 

  • Fitness 

  • Badminton 

 

All students in Year 11 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

  • Badminton  

  • Fitness  

  • Gymnastics  

  • Dance 

  • Trampolining 

  • Table Tennis 

 

 

All students in Year 11 will achieve the learning outcomes whilst participating in the following activities: 

 

  • Athletics  

  • Cricket 

  • Rounders 

  • Fitness 

  • Softball 

 

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