Keystage 3 PE is based around building knowledge and skills in a variety of physical activities. Students will not only develop their physical ability, but will also improve their coaching and sports leadership skills. Students will also increase knowledge of health and fitness.
In Key stage 4 students will choose a pathway that suits their interests. Students will be able to choose a sporting pathway where the activities suit
the individual’s interests and skills. All students will also follow an accredited sports leadership award in a sport that links to their choice of pathway.
Students in top sets in year 9 follow an accelerated learning pathway where they start the GCSE PE course. The Yr 10 and 11 courses available are GCSE PE (Single and Double Award), BTEC Sport First Certificate (2 GCSEs) and BTEC Sport Diploma (4 GCSEs). Students in the 6th form can choose BTEC Sport National (1 A level), as well as following the community sports leadership award.
There is a wide variety of lunchtime and after school activities including sports such as rugby,football, netball, hockey, cross-country, basketball, gymnastics and many more. The students enjoy a great deal of success in the many inter school matches we take part in. Successes include county girls’ athletics champions, and South West state school rugby champions.
Students receive 2 hours a fortnight of PE. They have the opportunity to follow a community sports leader award; as well as choosing a variety of sports on offer that suit their interests in order to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
We have the use of many excellent facilities that include an artificial football/hockey pitch, artificial cricket wicket, large sports hall, extensive playing fields, redgra athletics track, and the use of Rodway Hill tennis clubs courts in the school day.
The department has close links with the community. We are a member of the Pomphrey Hill Sports Partnership group as well as other sports clubs such as Rodway Hill Tennis Club. The link with the sports clubs allows us to work closely with the club coaches and to give students opportunities to further develop their sporting interest outside of the school environment.