Mrs L Stoker-Boon
Head of Physical Education
INTRODUCTION TO THE DEPARTMENT
Our vision for physical education and school sport is to engage and inspire all pupils. High quality teaching, learning and a diverse curriculum increases participation and encourages pupils to lead a healthy lifestyle, both physically and emotionally.
We aim to develop character, resilience and self-discipline in all sports and activities, whilst developing a sense of fairness and respect in all of our students. We encourage all our pupils to perform to their best in reaching their full potential, whilst developing a love for physical activity.
The extensive range of team and individual sports and activities we provide for students forms a vital part of our curriculum and life at St Peter’s school.
WHY STUDY PHYSICAL EDUCATION?
Do you have a passion for sport? Possibly a future in coaching, teaching or sports sciences? Physical Education (PE) offers a course with great variety. The nature of the subject lends itself to the way we deliver the course, we aim to teach the content in a way that relates to the performer and in a practical format when appropriate. We use online platforms to support learning and increase teacher/student contact time. Students’ progress is monitored extremely closely and as a department we pride ourselves on high expectations ensuring that students are fully supported and stretched to exceed their potential.
FUTURE ACADEMIC AND CAREER PATHWAYS
Academic pathways: sport and exercise science, sports coaching, sports performance, physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation, sports psychology, physical education, health and nutrition studies. Career pathways: PE teacher, physiotherapist, professional sportsperson, sports coach/consultant, sports policy at local and national level, diet and fitness instructor, personal trainer/fitness instructor, a sports psychologist, sports journalism.
Students will be studying the AQA Syllabus.
Applied anatomy and physiology, skill acquisition and sport and society.
Exercise physiology and biomechanics, sports psychology, sport and society including technology in sport.
70% of the course is assessed theoretically in exams.
There are two exams at the conclusion of study with the units studied as described above.
30% of the course is practically assessed examining the student’s ability to perform in one practical activity, and through an oral or written response whereby a student performs an analysis and evaluation of their own weaknesses, including an action plan, to offer improvement linked to the theoretical sections studied.
• Competitive football, rugby and netball teams
• Opportunity to coach younger students and gain coaching qualifications
• Links with local leisure centres
• Full enrichment activity programme
Minimum grade 6 GCSE in Science and grade 6 GCSE in PE. A hard-working and committed approach to the subject and a drive to study across multiple concepts outside of class lessons are a necessity.