The aim of Physical Education at the English College is to provide all students with a challenging yet accessible curriculum which will help all students to make progress in a variety of areas. Students will be given opportunities to develop the skills and confidence to access sporting clubs and activities both in and out of school. The importance of a fit and Healthy lifestyle will be promoted and play an integral part in all Physical Education lessons.
Their experiences in Physical Education will hopefully give them the skills, confidence and motivation to become engaged in sport and recreation for many years after leaving the college.
The PE department is also at the forefront of promoting well being for all students by promoting exercise outside of the lesson time. This links closely to academic achievement as research suggests that students with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better academically.
Beyond The Curriculum
Many activities which are taught as part of the curriculum also have links into a wide extra-curricular programme. These links will hopefully enable the students to gain greater competence and confidence in an activity and also have the opportunity to compete as part of a team.
All students are encouraged to take part in some form of extra-curricular physical activity. The major emphasis of extra-curricular sport should be focused on sport for all and mass participation. In some cases, however numbers may need to be limited due to staff and space issues.
Teams are selected on an attitude, ability and attendance basis. Students must show a positive attitude and attendance level before being selected on their ability. It will ultimately be down to the teacher’s discretion whether or not a student warrants a place on a school team. The teacher’s decision will always receive the full backing of the HoD and any student demonstrating a negative or disruptive attitude will not be selected.
Students misbehaving in other areas of the College will be dealt with at the discretion of the teacher in charge of the team. The teacher should take into account the seriousness of the behavior and also liaise with the HoD before preventing any student from representing the College at sport. The department should not feel pressurised by any other teacher to use College sport to discipline students.
Students will be taken to all fixtures by bus unless otherwise stated in a letter sent home to parents. Staff may also occasionally ask parents to pick their children up from the away venue (This will only happen if playing within 20 min of the College) students will otherwise be returned to the college on a coach.
Teachers will communicate with students via college notice boards and registration notices but students must ensure they regularly check these notice boards to ensure the they are fully aware of the information relevant to their sport and teams.
Communication to parents, when possible, will occur via email, Twitter and through the sports website www.englishcollegesport.com. Here you can find fixture information for all teams including directions to venues and kick off times.
Students are expected to purchase the College kit for their respected teams. Kit is available from the PE Department and must be worn for all fixtures.
The training times for each team will be set at the discretion of the teacher in charge of the team. Commitment to all sessions is expected and students should inform their coach at the earliest opportunity if and when they are not available to train or play. An email from home or a note in the planer is also an effective way of communicating this information to the College.
Representing the College
It will always be the teacher’s decision whether or not a student warrants a place on the College team. The teacher’s decision will always receive the full backing of the HoD. The student should demonstrate a positive attitude and commitment before being selected on their ability.
Students in Years 7 to 9 come to Physical Education in their form groups yet will be mixed with other form groups during the lesson. They are taught in single sex groups and cover at least eight areas of study during the Key Stage with at least five areas covered in each year. Students will take part in baseline testing at the start of each year to ensure their needs are catered for as well as ensuring that students are making progress throughout the key stage. At the end of each activity the students will be given an attainment grade which will reflect their current level. At the end of each year the student’s 3 strongest activities will contribute to their overall grade for that year.
Each student will take part in one recreational lesson per week. The lessons will allow the students to work at the appropriate level whilst applying their skills in game situations. The major focus of these lessons will be on raising activity levels whilst promoting a fun environment. Some students may choose to study GCSE Physical Education which will involve both practical and theory lessons.
Students will study from the Edexcel examination board and sit their exam at the end of the Key Stage. Students will have 3 lessons per week and this will be split between theory and practical depending on the requirement of the cohort. Students will be required to take part in a practical performance in three activities and will also complete coursework as part of the course requirements. It is highly recommended that students are performing to a competitive level outside of school in at least one of their chosen activities. The weighting for assessment is 70% theory and 30% practical. Further information regarding the course content and assessment requirements can be found at http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education-2016.html .
All students in Key Stage 5 are encouraged to participate in at least one physical activity per week. This may include using the gymnasium or partaking in one of the many extra-curricular sporting clubs. Some students may choose to study Physical Education at A level, which is described in more detail below.
A Level PE
Students will study from the Edexcel examination board and sit their AS exam at the end of Year 12 and their A2 exam at the end of Year 13. Students will have 6 lessons per week and this will be split between theory and coursework depending on the requirement of the cohort. Students will be required to take part in a practical performance in one activity and will also complete coursework in the form of a Performance Analysis (Year 12) and a Personal Development Plan (Year 13). It is imperative that students are performing to a competitive level outside of school in their chosen activity. The weighting for assessment is 70% theory and 30% practical. Further information regarding the course content and assessment requirements can be found at http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/physical-education-2016.html .
KS3 students are expected to apply their knowledge and skills outside of the classroom at every available opportunity to ensure they are leading an active, healthy lifestyle. Homework will be set on a weekly basis to all examination classes and will often be related to the current topic of study.
KS3 Boys Curriculum 2016-2017
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|4 & 11 Dec||TESTING|
|3rd & 8th Jan||ATHLETICS WEEKS|
|7 May *
KS3 Girls Curriculum 2016-2017
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|4 & 11 Dec||TESTING|
|3 & 8 Jan||ATHLETICS WEEKS|
*Topics and dates are subject to change