Physical Education in Key Stage 4 is a core subject taken by all pupils in Year 10 and 11. From September 2013 pupils will get two lessons per week. The lessons are currently (for Year 10) organised as follows:
Lesson 1 – Health and Fitness lesson:
Pupils will follow a diverse pathway of activities designed to develop their personal health and wellbeing. Examples of lessons/activities are Health Suite, Exercise to Music, Aerobics, Boxercise, Core Stability, Plyometrics and many more. The intention of these lessons is that pupils acquire enhanced fitness levels across cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, speed, agility, strength.
Lesson 2 – Selected Lesson:
Pupils get to follow a pathway that reflects both the type of performer they are and the type of activities they prefer. Please refer to the lists below.
PE for Performance and Excellence
PE for Recreation and Leisure
PE for Health and Fitness
PE for Aesthetic Appreciation
PE for Coaching and Leadership
The sports and activities on offer in Key Stage 4 are as follows:
Rugby, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Tag Rugby, Softball, Cricket, Rounders, Health Suite, Self Defence, Kick-Boxing, Taekwondo, Sports Leaders, Level 1 Swimming, Water polo, Life Saving, Aerobics, Personal Survival, Aquarobics, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Tennis, Badminton, Dance, Energize, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Junior Football Organiser, Young Netball Organiser
To establish which group a pupil will be in, Physical Education staff will carry out a survey/questionnaire (toward the end of Years 9 and 10) to audit all students on what they hope to gain from the subject during Years 10 and 11.
Assessment of Performance
During Key Stage 4 pupils will work toward their Certificate of Achievement, which is awarded at the end of Year 11. The levels of attainment are as follows:
PASS, MERIT OR DISTINCTION
This programme recognises that all pupils are different and it is hoped that what is included will serve to inspire and motivate all students toward the development of a healthy and active lifestyle both in school and when leaving and entering society