Physical Education

Foundation Statement

1, How does the school’s ethos underpin this subject, and what virtues have potential to be developed in our students through its study?

Physical health and fitness affect all areas of life including emotional well-being and intellectual capability, and therefore, they are important beyond themselves.  Our bodies, minds and spirits contribute towards our wholeness as people.

PE, and the activities, sports and games that constitute it, offer great opportunities for students to experience and develop their gifts and abilities, and also to learn about the world, themselves and the significance of healthy and encouraging social interaction with others.

Virtues to be developed include: honesty, humility, integrity, respect for truth, responsibility, justice, balance of rights/responsibilities, compassion for disadvantaged, respect for others, cooperation, trusting, creativity, expressiveness, beauty, sensitivity to others, self-control, perseverance, prudential courage, physical wellbeing, vitality, coordination, accuracy and precision.

 

2, What goals do we desire for our students in their study of this subject?

a. Maintain physical fitness, lead physically active lives and enjoy movement as aspects of service; and develop positive dispositions towards lifelong physical activity.

b. Practise and develop motor skills in a variety of settings and sporting activities.

c. Develop resilience, perseverance, determination and physical courage together with team / leader / competitive characteristics.

d. Team roles: develop supportive, cooperative, responsible and self-sacrificial attitudes towards teamwork that strives for excellence and use these attitudes in service.

e. Leadership: develop respect for and understanding and experience of the leadership roles of referees, coaches and team captains.

f. Competition: develop humility in competition, as winner or loser, that recognises competitive responsibilities to improve the performances of opponents as well as those of ourselves.

g. Use health knowledge to achieve and maintain optimal health.

h. Respect differences among people, including in their physical and health attributes.

i. Behave in ways that are personally and socially responsible in physical activity settings.

j. Link PE with other curriculum areas in order to develop students’ appreciation of the unity of knowledge whilst also enriching their deeper understanding of and capabilities in PE and other subjects.

 

Curriculum Overview

Year 7 to 8 – Boys
Year 7 to 8 – Girls
Year 9 – Boys
Year 9 – Girls
Year 10 to 11 – Boys
Year 10 to 11 – Girls
Year 10 to 11 – GCSE PE
Year 10 to 11 – NCFE PE
Sixth Form