Faculty of Physical Education
Faculty Leader: Miss E Biddle
The Faculty is highly successful and provides a sport for all ethos. As a Beacon of Excellence for Physical Education and School Sport, the Faculty is committed to the development of every student.
The curriculum is varied and balanced, offering activities to meet the needs of the students.
KEY STAGE 3
At Year 7 and 8, each student has four 50 minute lessons of Physical Education a fortnight. At Year 9, students have three 50 minute lessons per fortnight.
KEY STAGE 4
Students opt for a variety of pathways, all of which emphasise healthy lifestyles and an understanding of at least four activities in the Faculty. All students receive three 50 minute lessons of National Curriculum Physical Education a fortnight.
Students choose pathways of activity through this Key Stage with many students opting to gain Level 2 accreditation in GCSE PE or WJEC Sport Coaching.
IN THE SIXTH FORM
A variety of pathways are on offer: Level 3 PE and BTEC Sport and Exercise Sciences.
AS and A Level Physical Education Courses are offered and may be attractive to students wishing to gain accreditation in a subject they enjoyed in KS3 and KS4 and wish to continue. The courses are theory based with a range of practical assessments.
The Level 3 Vocational route allows students to follow:
1) Extended Certificate, equivalent to one A2
2) Diploma, equivalent to two A2s
3) Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A2s.
These are taught through a combination of theory and practical lessons.
The Faculty offers students of all abilities the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of extra- curricular sporting activities. There are clubs/ teams in a variety of sporting activities as well as the opportunity to join sport residential visits.
Students regularly gain representative honours in a range of sports and compete locally, regionally and nationally.