Key Stage 4 PE

Physical education is all about preparing the pupils for life long participation and equipping them with the skills and knowledge to do this. Through participating in a wide range of activities we hope to widen the experience pupils receive and ultimately foster a sense of enjoyment for sport.

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz     

Course description

Pupils will have opportunities to improve upon established activities studied in Key Stage 3, whilst experiencing the challenges of learning new sports. At all times P.E. staff will encourage pupils to develop important ‘Skills for Life’ as a tool to aid their development as an all-round sportsperson. There is a real emphasis in Key Stage 4 on pupils being more independent and responsible for their learning. Pupils will still be expected to perform in activities but there is also an emphasis on the continual assessment of them as a leader, official, coach and analyst in a variety of sporting contexts as well.

Pupils will participate in 1 hour of recreational physical activity per week and will have the opportunity to access games based activities such as netball, football, rugby, hockey, badminton, volleyball, rounders, tennis as well as health based activities including dance, fitness, gym, trampolining and swimming. We also like to offer a less traditional and more diverse ramge including ultimate Frisbee, Danish longball and golf.

Assessment

Pupils are assessed at the end of each half term in relation to their performance at key stage 3. Although assessment is largely practical based consideration is also given to pupil’s leadership and officiating abilities.

Ways to help my child succeed

There is a full range of extra-curricular activities on offer every day of the week running before school, during lunch times and after school, many of the clubs are specifically for key stage 4 pupils including the use of the fitness suite. We also run a very extensive fixture programme against other schools in the local area with much success at local and national competitions. Attendance at such activities would undoubtedly help pupils to succeed by providing opportunities to further develop skill and practice key techniques taught in lessons.

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