Physical Education

Mr Ryder — Head of Department
aj.ryder@holycross.lancs.sch.uk

 

Our vision is to raise standards of achievement and levels of participation in PE and sport for all our students across the age range.

Our aims are:

  • To provide high quality P.E. and sport for all young people.
  • To enable all young people, whatever their circumstances or ability, to take part in and enjoy P.E. and sport.
  • To promote young people’s health, safety and wellbeing.

All pupils study physical education for two periods per week. Pupils are assessed at regular intervals and are encouraged to accept responsibility for their learning by formal and informal reviews of their progress and performance.

Accommodation

  • 1 x Full sized rugby / football pitch
  • 1 x football pitch
  • 1 grass athletics track (seasonal)
  • 1 full size floodlit Astro Turf.
  • 1 sports hall
  • Fully equipped fitness suite/dance studio
  • Hard court area with 2 x tennis / netball courts
  • 1 small classroom

Curriculum

Key Stage 3:

The department offers a broad and balanced curriculum in Key Stage 3.

 

Activities taught are in line with those studied at GCSE:

  • Invasion Games – Football, Rugby, Handball, Hockey, Netball, Basketball
  • Aesthetics – Gymnastics (including trampoline), Dance
  • Striking/Fielding Games – Rounders and cricket
  • Net/Court Games –Badminton, tennis and Table Tennis.
  • Athletics and Cross Country
  • Outdoor Adventure Activities – Orienteering and problem solving
  • Health Related Fitness

Assessment

Pupils are assessed in the STARS national curriculum strands

SKILLS – Physical capabilities in a particular activity

THINKING SKILLS – Identifying strategies and tactics on ways to outwit opponents or meet the demands of the environment

ABILITY TO IMPROVE – Understanding of fitness components and how to train to get better.

RECOGNISING STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES – Coaching ability of self and others, understanding how to give feedback.

SOCIAL WELLBEING and LEADERSHIP – Recognising the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle (social, mental and physical)

Key Stage 4

Core PE offered to all pupils. Take part in a range of activities.

Core PE themes are leadership, practical sport, health and fitness, NGB/official accredited opportunities, and outdoor education.

Edexcel GCSE Physical Education

Theory – 2 x externally assessed written paper 1hour 30 minutes and 1hour 45 minutes (30% of final mark).

  • Fitness and body systems
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical Training
  • Health, fitness and well being
  • Sports Psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences

Practical – Assessed in three different activities either as a performer and the production and evaluation of a Personal exercise programme (70% of final mark)

Extra Curricular Clubs

We offer a vast range of extra curricular clubs and activities for ALL of our pupils. Sporting activities and clubs include:

Football, rugby, cricket, basketball, volleyball, dance, dodgeball, indoor and outdoor athletics, netball, gymnastics, stunt cheer, table tennis, swimming, badminton, handball, trampoline, rounders, benchball, rowing, tug of war as well as many other inter tutor and year group competitions.

We encourage every child to take part in some form of extra curricular activity each half term.

Useful Websites

www.edexcel.com

www.dancebooks.co.uk

www.pheonixdancetheatre.co.uk

www.rambert.org.uk

www.surrey.ac.uk/NRCD

www.theplace.org.uk