Pupils in years 7 and 8 experience a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular sporting activities. With major team games and swimming on a daily basis; hockey, football, rugby, netball, cricket, rounders and basketball are all catered for. Specific PE lessons allow the extra dimensions of smaller group volleyball, gymnastics, trampoline, tennis, badminton and health related fitness to be sampled and developed further.
In year 9, more individual choices are encouraged so that pupils can still experience a full range of sporting activity, yet develop the skills and abilities that are specific to their preferred sporting interests. This is continued throughout years 10 to 13 with ‘the enjoyment of sport and development of healthy minds and bodies’ being the primary targets. Opportunity to play regularly and participate in a full range of House and School sporting fixtures is a major part of Stanbridge life.
GCSE Physical Education, with its 60% practical element, allows pupils opportunity to take their physical abilities and develop them alongside the theoretical requirements of an ever increasing area of further study. Pupils are assessed in their strongest practical activities where they can also develop coaching and officiating roles. An undertaking to fully participate in extra-curricular and inter-school sport is expected.
AS and A2 Physical Education aims for the pupil to specialise in one specific sport, initially in two roles from performing, coaching and officiating, and finally in one role. Pupils continue to have 50% of practical coursework. However, the theoretical basis of both courses develops historical and sociological perspectives of sport in the UK and abroad, physiology, exercise training methods and testing, and the psychology of sporting performance.
Both in examination and non-examination areas the ethos of the PE department influences everything that we do. “All that we ever ask is for you to give the best that you can give and enjoy the sport that you play!”
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