The Physical Education Faculty delivers a programme of study in agreement with the National Curriculum. Within this framework, the faculty aims to develop the students physically, intellectually participating in, and understanding, a variety of physical activities.
The faculty also aims to promote a positive attitude towards exercise and to provide students with the knowledge required to allow them to make the decisions which will lead to a full and healthy life.
Through physical education, students experience how to:-
- Solve problems and make decisions
- Exchange and develop ideas
- Develop inventive and creative thoughts
- Work in different sized groups
- Compromise and co-operate
- Help those who require it and be sensitive towards others' abilities
- Have a healthy competitive attitude, but not at the expense of `fair play' and `good sportsmanship'.
- Win and lose, and how to deal with each.
It also provides students with the opportunity to:-
- Develop a variety of physical skills
- Learn how to enjoy sporting activities
- Develop good self-discipline and a sense of pride and self-confidence in themselves and their work
- Develop an understanding of the benefits of exercise and the importance of physical fitness in the maintenance of good health.
It is important that students have a sense of enjoyment and achivement in this subject and can see a place for it in their future lifestyles.
Key Stage 3
The Key Stage 3 curriculum provides a range of challenging and meaningful opportunities for students of all abilities. Students will be encouraged to achieve their potential in a caring and supportive environment.
It covers areas:
- Outwitting opponents; for example in games activities.
- Exercising safely and effectivly to improve health and well-being; for example in fitness and health activities.
Opportunities are provided for an individual to fill the roles of performer, observer and official.
Key Stage 4
These are the essential skills and processes in Physical Education that students need to learn to make progress:
Developing skills in physical activity
- Improve the range, difficulty and quality of their skills and techniques.
- Develop the consistency with which they use and perform skills with precision, control and fluency.
Developing physical and mental capacity
- Analyse how mental and physical capacity affects performance
- Maintain and develop their physical strength, stamina, speed and flexibity to cope with the demands of different activites and active lifestyles
- Prepare mentally for successful involvement in physical activity, performance and engagement in healthy, active lifestyles.
Evaluating and improving
- Critically evaluate, analyse and judge the quality and effectiveness of performances
- Make informed decisions about how to improve the quality and effectiveness of their own and others' performance
- Develop and implement imaginative action plans to improve the quality and effectiveness of performances
- Design original and effective plans that imporve the quality of their own and others' involvement in healthy, active lifestyles.
Making informed choices about healthy, active lifestyles
- Identify the types of physical activity available to them and the roles they would like to take on
- Link physical activity with diet, work and rest, for personal health and well-being
- Make informed decisions about getting involved in a lifetime and healthy physical activities that suit their needs.