Introduction

We are currently ranked in the top 1% of PE departments in the country.

Head of Department: Miss A Jackson

The PE department at St. Peter's provides a high-quality P.E curriculum which enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.

 

National Curriculum Aims:

  • To develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Ensure pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • To engage pupils  in competitive sports and activities
  • To work to ensure pupils lead healthy, active lives

At Key Stage 3 pupils in Year 7, 8 and 9 have 2 X 50 minute lessons a week and undertake a wide variety of activities throughout the year.

At Key Stage 4 all pupils continue to study PE and have 2 X 50 minute lessons per week.  Pupils take part in games and health and fitness activities. They also experience new and exciting activities such as boxercise, exercise classes and attend sessions at a local fitness club to encourage participation in Physical activity and lead an active lifestyle once they have left school.

 

Options

Physical Education is also offered as an option subject at Key Stage 4. Two pathways of study are offered to pupils which include GCSE PE and a Cambridge National Certificate in Sports Studies.

 

Cambridge National

This is a course that involves completing four units – 3 of which are coursework and one is a written exam which is on contemporary issues in Sport. The three coursework units include: Developing Sports Skills, Sports Leadership and Developing knowledge and skills in Outdoor activities.

This qualification enables learners to:

  • develop a range of skills through involvement in sport and physical activity in different contexts and roles
  • develop their ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations
  • gain a better understanding of the complexity of different areas of sport and the sports industry
  • Increase their awareness of different ways to stay involved in sport and physical activity and of different careers and roles within sport.

 

GCSE PE

 

Overview of specification

Content

Assessment overview

Assessment

Component 1:

Physical factors affecting

performance

(01)

  Applied anatomy and

physiology

Physical training

Multiple choice, short answer, and extended answer questions

Written paper

1 hour

60 marks

30%

Component 2:

Socio-cultural issues and

sports psychology

(02)

  Socio-cultural influences

Sports psychology

Health, fitness and

well-being

Multiple choice, short answer, and extended answer questions

 

Written paper

1 hour

60 marks

30%

Component (03):

Performance in physical

education

 

Practical activity

assessment

 

One must be a team activity

One must be an individual activity

The final can be a free choice from the activity list

 

60 marks

 

30%

Personal Exercise Programme

(Written Coursework)

Analysing and Evaluating

Performance (AEP)

The assessment consists of students producing a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP).

 

20 marks

10%


PE - Core Timetables


Where does it lead?

GCSE PE allows pupils to continue to study the subject at A-level or BTEC. It could lead to careers in personal training, apprenticeships in sport and medical disciplines such as physiotherapy.


Extra Curricular

St Peter's PE department is highly successful in extra-curricular activities and year on year have consistently achieved the highest levels. A wide of range of sporting opportunities are open to all pupils in the school and a large number of teams participate in matches against other schools. Teams are entered for local, regional and national competitions/ tournaments in Rugby League, Football, Netball, Hockey, Cross Country, Athletics, Girls Football, Girl Rugby, Rounders, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Cricket, Dance and Trampolining.

The PE department also hosts an annual Sports Day, Primary Mini Olympics and we run a Sports Tour to Holland and a whole school Ski trip to the USA.

Updated: Jan 2020