The Physical Education Department aims to provide a curriculum that develops pupils' competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that embeds the value of leading healthy, active lifestyles that become a central part of their lives both in and out of school.
We aim to ensure that our pupils become:
- Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
- Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- Responsible citizens who make a contribution to society.
Our curriculum is designed to enable all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many different activity areas whilst developing a wide range of skills and techniques in order to both perform and analyse successfully.
The pupils undertake a variety of roles and responsibilities that include leadership, coaching and officiating. By working as individuals and as part of a team the pupils develop personally and socially whilst fostering concepts of fair play and of personal and social responsibility.
Key Stage 3
Pupils will be taught to:
- use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis].
- develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics].
- perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms.
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
- analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
- take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
Key Stage 4
Pupils should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.
Pupils should be taught to:
- use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis].
- develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports,[for example, athletics and gymnastics], or other physical activities [for example, dance].
- take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
- evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best.
- continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
All pupils in year 9 will begin an examination pathway in PE and Sport in either the BTEC Level 2 course or the GCSE course. Pupils who do not select PE GCSE as an option, will instead study BTEC Sport alongside their 2 core PE lessons. This will entail 1 unit of study in year 9, 10 and 11 and will culminate in a final exam in January of year 11.
Key Stage 5
The study pathway for year 12 and 13 includes the Level 3 National Diploma in Sport. This is a 2 year course and is worth 1 A level. Pupils study a total of 4 units across the 2 years which involve a portfolio/coursework unit and an examination unit for each year.
Bishop Douglass is committed to an extensive extra-curricular programme. All students have an opportunity to engage in outside of curriculum time sports and activities which include many practice sessions as well as the opportunity to join one of our many sports teams. Students may also hone skills and develop fitness levels in any of the extensive curriculum clubs.
Updates to our extra-curricular programme can be found in the school newsletter
Throughout the year students from different House groups also compete against each other in competitive tournaments across a range of different activities that include basketball, table-tennis, rounders, softball and football.
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