Welcome to the Department of Physical Education:
|Head of PE & Sport||Mr D. Dapaah|
|Assistant Principal / Teacher of PE||Mr D. Smith|
|Head of Purple Ties / Teacher of PE||Mr A. Simeone|
|Head of Blue Ties / Teacher of PE||Mr C. Wiseman|
|Teacher of PE||Mr J. Bennett|
|Table Tennis Coach – Greenhouse||Ms A. Higham|
We aim to set high standards within PE. PE & Sport play an essential role within the day-to-day life at the college. We therefore aim to provide a balanced and interactive curriculum that is inclusive for all. Whilst at the same time providing opportunities for students to challenge current skills and to update existing skills. Students will be introduced to new sports and teams, which will allow them to become team players and independent thinkers.
Sport also plays an important role in teaching the students about how to maintain a healthy active lifestyle. All students are expected to attend one of the extra curricula clubs all be it before School, lunchtime or after School.
The main aim will be for student’s access a range of activities. Sports such as Volleyball & Table Tennis to name a few. Combining skill development and a basic understanding of anatomy & physiology, is key to providing a good knowledge base for students to build upon.
The curriculum is set up so that it replicates areas of the GCSE syllabus. For example, the Mastery Curriculum is used to assess the practical performance in areas such as; Tactical & Compositional Concepts, Observation & Analysis and Fitness.
Access to competitive situations and links to extra curricula clubs help to promote Skill development, independence, and friendship across the year groups, as well as allowing the students to experiment and challenge their understanding of the body during exercise.
Basic skills such as running, jumping, balance, agility and co-ordination will be developed using, Invasion games, Swimming & Net wall games.
The theoretical content for each year group is delivered via Homework and set every two / three weeks using an online platform “Canvas.”
The aim here is to bridge the gap so that students selecting some of the examination-based courses in KS4, can draw down on the knowledge covered in KS3.
At the beginning of each six week block, students will complete a set of baseline test. This will give them a guide to their current fitness level.
The students will continue to develop key skills and learn new skills in a range of different settings using a combination of team and individual sports. Each sporting block last for six weeks followed by assessment of the skills learnt using key performance indicators based on the Mastery Curriculum.
Throughout the year students will be exposed to six different sports.
On average each student will have a double period of Games per week. One hour forty minutes. This can be topped up with Extracurricular Games. Every opportunity is given to the students to continue to be active outside of the classroom.
The theoretical component focused on in year 7 is,” Fitness.”
Students will learn the difference between.
- Health related
- Skill related fitness
- Components of fitness
- Fitness testing
- Fitness for different sports or position
- Baseline testing
Student will display some confidence in the skill learnt in the previous year.
The main focus in this year is to develop their understanding of
- Rules & Regulations
- tactics and techniques
- Skill continuum
- Table Tennis
- Short Tennis
Students will show more consistency and co-ordination when performing. Students will complete all sports but will have developed more advanced skills in their preferred activities. More focus on how fitness affects performance.
Throughout the year, home work will focus on the students planning a four week training programme on a sport of their choice.
Using the following areas.
- Personal information
- Aims / goals
- Adherence factors
- Training diary
We offer a wide range of extracurricular clubs before, during lunch and after school for all students. We try to encourage all students to be involved in at least one of these clubs. We also have extra provision for Greenhouse clubs including Judo and Table Tennis where top athletes compete in local, regional, and national competitions.
We use extracurricular and encourage our focus groups of such as PP, FSM, SEN and HPA students to attend. This extra contact time will improve skill development, confidence and a better understanding of the importance of a balanced healthy active lifestyle. Active participation in PE & Sport feeds into the school’s curriculum intent of being responsible 21st century citizens.
Extra curricula activities
- Table Tennis
Students will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills. On average students will have one fifty-minute session per week.
This option is compulsory for all students. In recreation PE we offer six activities throughout the year. Each activity lasts for approximately six weeks in total. The main aim within recreational PE is to allow the students to form and lead their own teams. The Sports Education Model gives the students ownership to implement and manage the team from start to finish. In PE we challenge the students to do their best and have fun knowing that there are no exams or external demands from the subject. The key focus is for all students is to select a session of their choice and have fun.
- Table Tennis
- Short Tennis
This is an Edexcel optional vocational qualification that is offered to students who aim to further their understanding of sport and wish to progress onto a Level 3 course in the Sixth Form. This course is made up of four units of work and has a duration of two years.
Three units of course work. This involves completing a number of topical assignments,
- Practical Sport performance
- The Sports Performer in Action
- Applying the Principles of Personal Training
One of the units is an online test.
- Fitness for Sport & Exercise
Students will aim to gain one of three grades. Pass, Merit, or Distinction.
This is an OCR examination assessed course. This course is optional and demands a higher level of academic focus. Students that aim to develop their understanding of sport & exercise and wish to continue this mode of study in the sixth form by way of A-Level PE. Students will cover several different topics ranging from,
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Social Cultural issues in sport.
- Training principles
This is a two-year course with two external examinations. All students will have to complete an analysis of sports performance coursework booklet. This highlights their ability to observe and critique a live performance. Students will also be assessed in three practical sports of their choice.