Mr Raper – Curriculum Leader – Physical Education
Mrs Hunter – Teacher of PE
Mr Hall – Teacher of PE
Miss Leighton – Teacher of PE
Physical Education at St Michael’s is designed for students to enjoy and participate, and to nurture an interest in sporting activities that will take them beyond their time at the Academy. All students are encouraged to work to the best of their abilities and aim to make progress at their own pace and level. Students closely follow the guidelines of the National Curriculum in relation to the key aims and the purpose of the Physical Education programme of study.
Purpose of study
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
• develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
• are physically active for sustained periods of time
• engage in competitive sports and activities
• lead healthy, active lives
Key Stage 3
Pupils will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They will understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They will develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity. 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 will tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They will get involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. Pupils will 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.
Exam Course/Qualification options are:
AQA GCSE PE (Full Course and Double Award)
Duke of Edinburgh
A wide ranging extra-curricular provision will be in place throughout the year, and will depend upon the current season. For more information on this, please contact the PE department.