Physical Education and Sports
Our PE curriculum aims to:
Promote the core British Values – democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith and challenging anti British views.
Develop character and skill through a range of physical activities – tolerance, respect, cooperation, resilience, equality and diversity, confidence, self motivation, inclusion, aspirations, integrity and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.
Provide positive PE experiences for students to take part in lifelong physical activity
The curriculum is designed so that we offer technical qualifications and academic diplomas through a progressive sporting pathway. Students coming into KS5 are usually looking to access level 3 qualifications, their next step up from GCSEs and our courses are designed so that students can achieve level 3 qualifications to continue on their educational journey. However it is also designed, so if students are not quite ready for that step up to level 3 they can still access sport courses at level 2 continuing from year 11 foundation knowledge.
All students within the first year will start on level 2 courses. Students will than have the opportunity to progress to level 3 courses in their second year of study. Both the Level 2 and 3 qualifications support the level 3 BTEC diploma in sport, helping to embed and extend their knowledge and providing excellent cross curriculum links. Learners will have the opportunity to gain further qualifications such as the level 3 award in Nutrition to help develop and broaden their knowledge, and further support student’s CVs or UCAS applications.
The content will cover anatomy and physiology, principles of health and fitness, knowledge of how to support clients taking part in physical activity, health and safety and welfare in a fitness/ sporting environment and nutrition for physical activity.
After students complete KS5 they will be confident to continue their sporting pathway, whether that’s in the work place as a fully qualified Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer in an ever growing industry. Students will also have a sound knowledge to be able to continue their education at HE.
We offer sporting academies with a focus on developing some key values, including respect, fair play and teamwork. Students receive high level coaching including strength and conditioning training and fixtures throughout the season allowing them to develop in their sport.
During Year 7, students will be grouped following a range of baseline tests which focus on fitness levels, fundamental motor skills, principles of invasion games, body control and management. In Year 7 and 8 students receive three x 100 minute lessons per fortnight.
The curriculum is set by the department for boys and girls in Key Stage 3 and offers a wide range of activities from; Football, Netball; Hockey, Gymnastics; Rugby; Badminton, Dance, Cricket, Athletics, Basketball, Tennis and others.
Alongside the core PE lessons there are opportunities to attend extra- curricular activities both during and after college. These activities change on a termly basis.