Head of Department: Mr A Manning
Teachers: Miss S Addlesee & Mr I Ingrouille

Our Mission Statement

Our aim is to build character, embed values and develop key life skills by delivering a high-quality curriculum.  We will inspire all pupils to have the confidence to participate and succeed in a variety of physical activities, to enable informed choices, which leads to a healthy active lifestyle.

 

The PE Department was monitored by the Senior Leadership Team in conjunction with the HOD in the Autumn Term 2017.  The inspection programme was carried out as part of the school’s internal monitoring programme of self-evaluation.  Departments are inspected as part of a rolling programme of monitoring, evaluation and review.  The internal inspection process provides invaluable information for the department to use in improvement planning, but also information which will contribute to our whole school evaluation and reporting.

The evidence used to inform the judgements includes: scrutiny of documentation, analysis of students’ work and observation of 7 lessons across KS3 and KS4.  All lessons were graded in accordance with Scottish Inspection criteria and feedback was given to individual teaching staff.

The overall effectiveness of PE was judged to be Outstanding

Physical Education at KS3

Physical Education at KS3

Skill Development

Year 7 – Develop individual skills

Year 8 – Focus on small-sided games

Year 9 – Focus on game play, rules, regulations and adopting different roles within the sport

We have a very broad curriculum which aims to develop physical skills to take part in:

  • Invasion games e.g. Football, Netball Hockey, Basketball
  • Net games e.g. Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis
  • Fitness e.g. Circuit training, Continuous training, Aerobics, Boxercise
  • Summer sports e.g. Rounders, Softball, Cricket, Athletics, Tennis

We also aim to develop students mental and social skills as they have to learn to work with others, solve problems, be creative, explore different ideas, and be resilient.

 

Assessment Styles

Practical assessment is continuous for every activity during the unit of work, as well as at the end.

Assessment grade is holistic; based on the ability:

  • to develop skills
  • to evaluate & improve performance
  • to make and apply decisions
  • to adopt different roles & responsibilities
  • to lead a healthy, active lifestyle
  • to develop physical and mental capacity

Additional Information

Extra-curricular activities are available in a wide variety of sporting activities at break, lunchtime and after school. These are advertised on the PE ‘TV’ and on the PE office door; they are also promoted through the daily bulletin to students.

Physical Education at KS4

Exam Board: AQA GCSE Physical Education

Outline of Subject

GCSE PE is now 60% theory and 40% practical. It will require students to be very academic as well as accomplished in sport. Over the 2 years students will learn aspects mainly of physiology, psychology and health. Students will learn how to apply this knowledge on paper and demonstrate physically. Students will also maintain good levels of health & fitness to perform in games and activities to a high standard.

Course Content

YEAR TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3
10 Theory: Physical training. Use of data. Practical: Initial assessment of sports. Theory: Anatomy and Physiology Movement analysis Physical training Use of data Practical: Football, Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Badminton. (Dependent on group and facilities available) Theory: Movement analysis Revision for trial exams Practical: Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Swimming. (Dependent on facilities available).
Theory: Physical training. Use of data Anatomy and Physiology Practical: Football, Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Badminton. (Dependent on group and facilities available) Theory: Movement analysis Practical: Football, Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Badminton. (Dependent on group and facilities available) Theory: Revision for trial exams. Practical: Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Swimming. (Dependent on facilities available).
11 Theory: Sports psychology. Socio-cultural influences Health, fitness and wellbeing Use of data Practical: Football, Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Badminton. Reassessment of activities. (Dependent of group and facilities). Theory: Revision for final exam. Practical: Moderation preparation Theory: Final exam revision. Practical – completed.
Theory: Sports psychology Socio-cultural influences Health, fitness and wellbeing Use of data Trial exam Practical: Practical lessons finished. External activities for individual students. (after school) Theory: Final exam revision. Practical – completed.

Future Careers (just some) in Sport
Physiotherapy
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Manager
Personal Trainer
IT & Sport
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