This knowledge is further developed at KS4 in examination PE where students are required to analyse and improve their sporting performances, whilst utilising knowledge of the components of fitness which is initially acquired at KS3.
At KS5 students who take A Level PE will learn how a performer acquires new skills through the study of theories of learning and methods of guidance. They will also discover how different psychological factors such as personality and aggression can affect performance.
To develop long term memory, regular recall and retrieval of key knowledge must take place. We facilitate this through regular practice of key skills, game play and use of key vocabulary throughout a topic. At KS4 and KS5 regular low stakes testing is used in order to promote the acquisition of subject knowledge and vocabulary.
We aim to ensure that the subject knowledge of P.E. staff is as up to date as possible through regular cross discipline collaboration and external opportunities. Our staff are passionate about sport and the disciplines it consist of. Consequently, staff read sport literature and regularly watch and attend sporting events to maintain their knowledge of key physiological, biomechanical, psychological and socio-cultural issues. Our staff maintain a regular involvement in physical activity to lead by example and inspire our students to partake in regular physical activity.
Physical Education curriculum offer
KS3: Students study a variety of sports during their core PE lessons.
KS4: Students study the following course at KS4
- GCSE PE (Edexcel)
- BTEC Sport
KS5: Students can study the following A level course: