Physical Education

Welcome

The PE Department is committed to delivering a broad and balanced curriculum of activities that sequence from learning the core skills in Year 7 to implementing tactics and strategies at Year 9. We offer a holistic approach to provide learners with a well-rounded curriculum offer, this is delivered through a combination of outstanding teaching and learning, positive relationships and personal development. We are proud to offer an extensive range of co-curricular activities and fixtures across the week in which we have a great attendance, commitment and attitudes from our students.

In PE we aim to promote physical literacy in which our students are motivated and confident. They will develop their physical competency, knowledge and understanding to provide them with the movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity.

With the nature of PE being a practical subject, we want to show students how skills and knowledge learned in PE can help them in their everyday life through a concept curriculum and not see PE as ‘just’ playing sport. We help students retain knowledge and skills through our practical delivery (including theory lessons).


Key Staff

Mr Johnson - Head of Department
Mr Fisher - Head of Boys PE
Miss Madzelewski - Head of Girls PE
Mrs McClatchie
Miss Kadodia
Mr Dangerfield
Mr Ashby
Miss Mills


Key Stage 3

Curriculum Intent

In Key Stage 3 PE we aim to develop the skills for ALL young people to become holistic learners whilst improving physical literacy and supporting physical, mental & social well-being as well as inspire a love of sport, enjoyment and lifelong participation.

After an initial induction period in Year 7, PE is taught in sets dependent on ability throughout Key Stage 3. Generally, these are single-gender groups but some sets are of mixed gender. Students receive 2 hour-long lessons per week covering a broad and balanced curriculum and in line with the recommendations of the National Curriculum. The emphasis of lessons at this level is to maximise interest in sport and physical activity, broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of an active lifestyle.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Map


Key Stage 4 

Curriculum Intent

CORE PE

In Core PE we aim to support physical, mental & social well-being as well as encourage healthy, active lifestyles whilst promoting lifelong participation in exercise through physical literacy.

  • To educate against sedentary lifestyles
  • To encourage the recommended hours of exercise per week
  • Love and enjoyment of physical activity 

At Key Stage 4 students now also receive 2 hour-long lessons per fortnight. Students are permitted to opt for activities they enjoy but are also encouraged to ensure they participate in a variety of activities. Students opt at the beginning of each term for their activities with emphasis on participation, health and fitness and building upon skills and techniques developed in Key Stage 3. The curriculum is varied, new and different activities are added continually to enthuse students and encourage a high level of participation as a performer, coach or official. Some of these activities include Dodge Ball, Ultimate Frisbee, Aerobics and Cheerleading. 

Examination PE

To provide students with the practical and theoretical knowledge of the ever-changing world of the sporting society and physical activity, develop appropriate skills and attributes to go out into sporting industries to be successful employees and leaders whilst promoting physical, social and mental well-being and lifelong participation.

AQA GCSE PE 

Students receive five lessons a fortnight – 2 practical and 3 theory. Groups are usually around 20-25 in number and are mixed ability and mixed gender. Practical lessons are delivered in blocks of 6-8 weeks focusing on Badminton, Basketball, Hockey, Rounders, Athletics, Netball and perhaps other sports the group or teacher believe to be appropriate. Students excelling in a sport not covered in PE lessons can usually use that sport as part of their assessment for their final PE grade.

Cambridge National in Sport Science 

Students receive five lessons a fortnight – a mixture of practical and theory. Groups are usually around 20-25 in number and are mixed ability and mixed gender. The OCR certificate covers a very similar course content as the GCSE but is assessed differently. The PE staff will be happy to provide advice and guidance on which is the best course for a specific student.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Map

Summary Curriculum Plan

Key Stage 4 Summary Curriculum Plan

 

Year 10 GCSE PE 

Year 11 GCSE PE 

Year 10 Sports Science 

Year 11 Sports Science 


Key Stage 5

Curriculum Intent

CORE PE

In PE we aim to support physical, mental & social well-being as well as encourage healthy, active lifestyles whilst promoting lifelong participation in exercise through physical literacy.

  • To educate against sedentary lifestyles
  • To encourage the recommended hours of exercise per week
  • Love and enjoyment of physical activity
Examination PE

To provide students with the practical, theoretical and vocational knowledge of the ever-changing world of the sporting society and physical activity, develop appropriate skills and attributes to go out into the sporting industries to be successful employees and leaders whilst promoting physical, social & mental well-being and lifelong participation.

AQA A-Level PE

Students receive 9 hour-long lessons per fortnight. These lessons are mostly taught in the Sixth Form Centre. The lessons are split between three members of the PE staff, all responsible for certain sections of the course. The course comprises of 70% exam which is over two papers and 30% NEA which is written analysis and evaluation and one practical performance.

BTEC Level 3 Sport Science 

Students completing the Sports and Exercise Diploma in Sport will receive 18 lessons per fortnight taught by two members of staff. They will complete three externally assessed exam units (all in Year 12) and 5 internally assessed coursework units that make up a wide range of sporting aspects.

Students who are completing the single BTEC Sport Option (Certificate in Sport) will have 9 hour-long lessons over the fortnight, completing two exam units in year 12 and two coursework units in Year 13.

Exams are sat in January and May of Year 12.

Summary Curriculum Plan

Year 12 A-Level PE

Year 13 A-Level PE

Year 12 & 13 Single BTEC

Year 12 & 13 Double BTEC


Inclusion

Intent

It is our intent that pupils with special educational needs/disabilities (SEND) follow the same curriculum, learn alongside their peers and achieve similar outcomes. 

In addition, they may benefit from additional opportunities in the lessons and in the co-curricular activities that are arranged especially for them.

SEND Implementation and Impact

Pupil Premium Intent


Literacy

Reading Aims:
  • To ensure students are equipped to understand command words in questions.
  • To ensure students are equipped with a range of independent reading strategies to aid comprehension when reading and answering exam questions.
  • To support students in understanding new or complex vocabulary that they encounter in their reading.
  • To support students with reading out loud and therefore pronunciation.
  • To encourage students to read for pleasure outside of the lessons.

Select for Literacy Strategies


Co-Curricular 

The department runs an extensive co-curricular programme with clubs and activities at both lunchtimes and after school. Clubs are open to anyone in the specified year group and students do not need to be invited to sign up. Schools teams are generally selected from the students who commit to the after-school practices and teams are generally run in all of the following (seasonal) sports:

Autumn Term
Rugby
Netball
Hockey
Basketball

pIC 2

Spring Term
Football
Cricket
Handball

twickenham

 

Summer Term
Athletics
Cricket
Rounders
Tennis

county cricket 2 
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PE Insta

We run many more clubs, please visit our Co-curricular page to find out more. The timetable comes out at the start of each term and will be posted in every form room, in the PE department and will be emailed home to all parents.

As part of the PE department we offer numerous day trips to sporting venues or centres of excellence as well as the yearly Ski Trip and bi-annual Sports Tour.

At Edgbarrow we promote a fully inclusive co-curricular programme and this also applies to fixtures, competitions and tournaments. We do not have an elitist approach. We recognise hard work and attendance to clubs and this is what we look for when selecting our teams. We do not hold trials for teams, we just have regular training sessions during our co-curricular hours. If a child is absent from these as we know there are other commitments they will not forfeit a place in the team. For home matches we try to include as many students as possible, for away fixtures we are limited to the capacity of the mini-bus.


Independent Study

In PE we promote using time to be physically active and develop sporting ability for mental, physical and social well-being. Students should continue to be physically active to promote their physical, mental and social well-being. Our GCSE students should be practicing and playing in their sports that they will be assessed in for the exams.

Key Stage 4

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Key Stage 5

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For further information regarding our PE Curriculum please contact:
Mr Johnson (Head of Department)  oli.johnson@edgbarrowschool.co.uk