Physical Education 2017-18
Our aim at Wyedean is to ensure that all our students regardless of their ability on entry, have the opportunity to experience a wide-range of activities and experiences in the hope that they continue to lead a Healthy Active Lifestyle beyond their time at the school. We also want to ensure that students develop competencies, knowledge, physical literacy/numeracy and teamwork skills in the hope that they will thrive in the workplace and support their well-being. Following a curriculum which provides highly positive experiences and rich opportunities for high quality learning; it is hoped that all students will leave as resilient individuals who are able to respond positively to all challenges and use these experiences as stepping stones to success. Furthermore we want all students to experience success and overcome adversity by offering a wide-range of recreational and sporting opportunities as part of a wholesome extra-curricular programme.
Facilities at the School are good; including extensive playing fields, seven tennis/netball courts, fitness suite, a Sports Hall which has four badminton courts, one full size basketball/volleyball court.
At present the Department consists of six specialist teachers (three Male, three Female), and a PE learning mentor. All students take part in Physical Education lessons with Years 7 to 9 having two 60 minute lessons a week and Years 10 to 11 having 3 x 60 minute lessons per fortnight. Students are encouraged to participate in a range of activities and to develop their own interests in physical recreation and sport. In addition to this, highly successful GCSE, BTEC Sport and A level PE exam classes are also offered.
The School has a strong sporting tradition and achieve great success in an array of major games and individual activities which make us incredibly proud of our students’ achievements.
Key Stage 3
Both boys and girls will take part in a range of sporting activities throughout the year.
All students will take part in a variety of activities in the following areas:
- Outwitting opponents - activities such as rugby, football, netball etc.
- Accurate replication of actions - dance and gymnastics.
- Exploring and communicating ideas - Outdoor Adventurous activities.
- Performing at maximum levels - Athletics.
- Identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges - Outdoor Adventurous activities and team building.
- Exercising safely and effectively - Health related fitness activities.
Assessment in these above activities will have a focus on 'behaviour', 'doing' and 'thinking'.
Key Stage 4
At Key stage 4 skills and tactics are built upon from the Key stage 3 programme, students are expected to work more independently, the curriculum widens to such activities as volleyball, coach education and fitness activities including Kettle bells and personal fitness programmes. The content of the GCSE Physical Education specification is designed to enable students to enjoy and understand the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle. The course consists of 1 Written Paper - 1 hour 30 mins = 40% of final grade. The Active Participant Controlled Practical Assessment = 60% of final grade. Four assessments from at least two groups/ways of thinking: at least two as player/performer.
Key Stage 5
The A Level PE specification takes a multi-disciplinary approach, encouraging the development of different methods of enquiry drawn from a wide range of disciplines, with the focal point being the performer and the performance. The specification is based on the interaction between the theory and practise of Physical Education. BTEC Sport The BTEC National in Sport enables you to develop your understanding of the essential skills and knowledge needed when looking to build a career in sport. The course provides you with the training in areas which are key to the study of sports performance and provides a foundation for starting professional work, or progressing to further study.
The PE department run many teams across the different year groups, from rugby and netball team to equestrian and girls' cricket. The department also run several sports tours to varying place across Britain and Europe. The training for these clubs is usually run at lunchtimes and after school. All teams compete in friendly, local, regional or national competitions with many students reaching district, county and national honours in a range of sports.
The boys' extra-curricular programme will consist of: Rugby, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Athletics, Tennis, Cricket and a variety of fitness activities.
The girls' extra-curricular programme will consist of: Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Badminton, Athletics, Tennis, Cricket, Rounders, Gymnastics and a variety of fitness activities.