The Physical Education programme aims to provide activities in a safe, caring and enjoyable environment which meets the physical, emotional wellbeing and intellectual development of all pupils. Every pupil regardless of ability or ability levels is provided with a challenging learning environment. We believe in encouraging high expectations for success. The department recognises that each pupil is an individual, that all pupils are creative and that all pupils need to succeed.
Staff Member Role
- Mrs Maria Williams | Curriculum and Progress Manager
- Mr Paul Walby | Teacher of Physical Education
KS3 Course Outline
At Key Stage 3, learners build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired at Key Stage 2.
Physical education encourages learners to build a platform of skills on which future activity choices can be made. Through their creative, adventurous and competitive activities they plan, practise and improve their performance so that they can enjoy being able to perform consistently well. As their confidence grows, so does their ability to take part in activities that become technically more demanding. They learn the benefits of working with others to strengthen a team or partnership while outwitting others, planning a journey or practising for a performance. They understand that engaging in activity is beneficial to their health and fitness and take greater responsibility for their own well-being.
Unit 1 - Shape,
Unit 2 - Symmetry and Asymmetry
Sending and receiving
Unit 3 - transference of weight
Unit 4 - Balance
Attacking and defending
Health, fitness and well-being.
Unit 5 - flight
Developing, implementing and refining team and individual game plans
Health Fitness and Well-being activities:
Pupils will learn to investigate and plan for participation in a range of daily activity opportunities at school, home and in the local community
Assessment – How is work assessed?
At the end of each unit of work, students will be awarded a level according to the standards set out in the national curriculum assessment criteria. By the end of Key Stage 3 students should be within the range 3 to 7. Level 8 is available for very able pupils and above Level 8 is provided for Exceptional Performance
Homework may occasionally be given in physical education.
How can you support your child?
There are a variety of extra-curricular activities that are regularly held during lunchtimes and after school. Please encourage students to attend these sessions, as this helps to consolidate what has been learnt in lessons.
Physical Education Kit consists of Red PE top, black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, rugby/football boots, school rugby shirt.
If a student is unable to take part in a physical education lesson due to illness or injury, they will need to bring a note to explain the reason. It is important that they will also need to bring their PE kit as they will take on the role of officiator or coach.