Physical Education / Sport

KS3
Students will have two core PE lessons each week. Within the curriculum they will perform in a range of different activities including invasion games, net/wall games, swimming, and gymnastic based activities. Students will be given the opportunity to support their learning a wide range of extra-curricular clubs on offer. During KS3 students will also be given an opportunity to do a Young Leaders Award.

There is also a wide range of trips run by the department available for student’s to take part in. These vary on a yearly basis but include a skiing trip, basketball league final, rugby magic weekend, Newcastle Falcons matches, Wimbledon and many more.

KS4 Core
Students will have two lessons of core PE in year 9 and one lesson of core PE in Year 10 and 11. Students follow a pathway of activities that suits their interests and talents. A KS4 there is more of a focus on the competitive element of sport and physical activity. Students are also given the opportunity to complete their Junior Sports Leadership Award; a level 2 award that carries GCSE points.

KS4
We are going to follow the AQA specification. The course is 30% practical, 10% coursework and 60% exam. The GCSE includes the effect of exercise on the body systems, fitness and training, exercise and a healthy lifestyle, the psychology of sport, biomechanics and skill acquisition.

In order to do this course the students need to compete at a good level in at least 1 individual sport and 1 team sport. Students need to be determined to improve their practical marks with commitment to extra-curricular opportunities.

Students completing this course often do on to do A-level Sports studies or level 3 BTEC Sport. Many then go on to study sport and physical activity at University. This is a good option for anyone who is interested in any aspect of sport such as media, physiotherapy, coaching, teaching and health services.

BTEC Sport
We follow the BTEC edexcel course which consists of 4 different units delivered over two years and is worth the equivalent of one GCSE. The units are fitness for sport and exercise, practical sport and the other units are decided between the teacher and the students as they progress through the course. There are practical elements to this course however students are not assessed on their practical performance.

Students will need to have an interest in sport and physical activity. Students completing this course often do on to do level 3 BTEC Sport. Many then go on to study sport and physical activity at University. This is a good option for anyone who is interested in any aspect of sport such as media, physiotherapy, coaching, teaching and health services.

Extra-Curricular Clubs and Teams

AthleticsBadmintonCross-CountryCricketFootball
Girls FootballGolfKayakingRugby UnionRugby League
HockeyGymnasticsTennisTable-TennisDance
SwimmingStreet DanceTrampoliningCyclingRounders
BiathlonMountain BikingFutsalVolleyballBasketball

Facilities

  • A 4 Badminton court Sportshall
  • A 3 lane 20m Swimming Pool
  • A Full Size 3G pitch
  • A gym/ Dance studio with mirrored wall
  • Playing fields

Opportunities

Rewards TripWimbledonNational Futsal
Football at Manchester UnitedSkiing TripBasketball Play offs
Rugby Super League—Magic WeekendAlternative Curriculum weekPrimary Gym and Dance Tour
Gym and Dance ShowSports DayTrip to Newcastle Falcons
House CompetitionsVisits from Famous AthletesSports Awards Evening

Sixth Form Courses