The Key Stage 3 PE curriculum offers pupils the chance to gain experience in a variety of sports. Classes are mixed ability and single sex. In each sport covered pupils will develop the basic skills needed to be able to play the sport in a competitive situation. More advanced skills are covered later in the keys stage allowing pupils to progress even further.
Theoretical content about the way the body functions as well as important health and fitness related topics is added into the delivery of the practical skills within each sport.
Boys will get the chance to experience Football, Rugby, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Athletics, Cricket, Softball and Rounders.
The Girls curriculum covers Netball, Handball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Football, Badminton, Dance, Athletics and Rounder’s.
Elements of Fitness training are included in lessons throughout the yearly plan to develop pupils understanding of how they can improve and maintain their levels of fitness.
Pupils will have 8 lessons in each sport before changing to a different sport.
Pupils are assessed on their overall ability in Physical Education. The assessment process involves pupils performing the 12 minute Cooper run fitness test, to measure their Cardiovascular Endurance and a 20 mark (one word answer) theory test, to see the level of understanding pupils have gained throughout the year. The third part of the assessment process is a practical assessment which sees pupils marked formatively against sport specific criteria, receiving a score out of 20 for every unit completed. Pupil’s strongest 3 scores are taken for the assessment.
Trust Mid-term assessment dates in Feb and June/July
Pupils are also offered the chance to take part in variety of extra-curricular activities. The Boys extra-curricular timetable features Football, Rugby, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Fitness and Athletics whilst the Girls are given extra opportunities in Basketball, Netball, Trampolining, Boxing, Handball, Dance, Football, Rounder’s and Athletics. These timetables are open to change based on pupil’s interests. Pupils also have the opportunity to represent their house on Sports Day as well as the School within the Inter-Academy Trust Sports Day.
Pupils represent the School in a large number of external competitions across a number of the sports mentioned above. Over recent years the School has enjoyed great success in a number of these competitions, winning Football cup competitions, silver medals in both Handball and Athletics, as well as overcoming the local schools and reaching the School Games Finals in sports such as; Trampolining, Rounder’s, Basketball, Dance and Athletics.
Trips and visits offered so far this year;