Our aim in PE is to develop a lifelong love of sport and physical activity and to foster a healthy and active lifestyle. Through PE we teach the key skills of co-operation, leadership, team spirit, perseverance, competition, friendship, creativity, communication, confidence and respect for others, as well as the technical and tactical elements of the full range of sports.
Head of Department: Mr S Moore
What will students study?
Students take part in a range of activities and sports at Key Stage 3, such as: netball, football, rugby, softball, handball, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, dance, gymnastics, rounders, athletics, cricket, fitness, table tennis and tennis.
We have opportunities to use local facilities such as Gosling Sports Park and Stanborough Lakes.
As part of core PE in Years 9,10 and 11, students can choose to follow any of the following routes.
GCSE PE: controlled practical assessment contributes 40% and written examination is 60% of the final edexcel award.
Level 2 BTEC in Sport: controlled assessment contributes 75% of written and practical coursework and the exam is 25% of the final edexcel award.
Level 2 Sports Leaders UK qualification in Sports Leadership.
A Level PE (Edexcel exam board): 30% practical coursework and 70% written exam.
Community Sports Leaders Award (CSLA) and Higher Sports Leaders Award (HSLA) are on offer as part of the enrichment programme.
How can I support my child in this subject?
Ensure that the full and correct PE kit is worn by your child to all PE lessons. Encourage your child to take part in extra-curricular sports activities at school and maintain a basic level of health. It is advised that children and young people should complete at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day – this should range from moderate activity, such as cycling and playground activities, to vigorous activity, such as running and tennis. On three days a week, these activities should involve exercises for strong muscles, such as push-ups, and exercises for strong bones, such as jumping and running.
What equipment does my child need in this subject?
Full Stanborough PE kit for every lesson, including trainers not plimsolls. Boys will need studded boots for football and rugby.
Celebrating successes in this subject
We are one of only two Sports Leadership Academies in the East of England, many opportunities are created for students to lead and deliver sports to local primary and special schools.
We have achieved championship success in a number of county and district sports competitions, this includes boys’ and girls’ volleyball, Concept 2 Rowing, rounders, athletics, football, basketball and girls’ football.
Extra-Curricular Activities and Visits
We run regular teams in the following sports: athletics, rounders, netball, football (girls and boys), rugby, cricket, basketball, softball, volleyball and cross country. We also enter occasional competitions in badminton, table tennis, Concept 2 Rowing, indoor athletics, tennis, golf and swimming. We have extra-curricular practices and clubs during lunchtime and after school hours in most of the above activities. We regularly run inter-house competitions in most of the above activities.