The Physical Education Department is characterised through passion and enthusiasm from both staff and students. It makes a major contribution to school life by offering an extensive range of clubs during school and after school. We believe that all students should lead a healthy lifestyle and have the opportunity to reach their full potential in a fun and enjoyable environment.
As a department we love to see students achieve and reach fulfill their potential. We maintain an inclusive ethos in our lessons where we believe all students have the opportunity to have fun and learn new skills.
We have excellent facilities that allow us to offer a wide range of sports on the curriculum. This includes a rock climbing wall, 6 tennis courts, an all-weather pitch and a dance studio.
The department is a team of good to outstanding teachers who are very passionate about the subject and ensuring all students are able to achieve their full potential in a fun and competitive environment.
Key Stage 3
We run an intense 3 year Key Stage 3 curriculum, which offers a wide variety of sports. Over the 3 years we teach modules such as rugby, basketball, gymnastics, netball, athletics, tennis, football, hockey, trampolining, badminton, HRF, cricket, rounders and table tennis. Each module is 8 lessons long and many more. The outcomes of these modules means the students have the skills, techniques and knowledge for the sports in which we offer.
Over the 3 years we track and assess student’s progress using our Assessment Booklets. This assessment is in line with the new GCSE criteria. We give the opportunity for students to reflect on their own progress and set targets to improve.
We run a wide arrange of extra – curricular opportunities for our Key Stage 3 students and compete in most competitions against Luton Schools.
As a department, we are excited about our Key Stage 3 curriculum and all that they offer.
Key Stage 4
At GCSE we follow both the AQA GCSE PE course and Edexcel BTEC Firsts in Sport Level 1/2 Award specification. The GCSE offers a varied and interesting curriculum, covering a number of modules such as diet, injuries and, health and designing of their own personal exercise programme.
Candidates will complete an exam based on the theoretical side of Sport and Physical Education, in topics including physiology, sociology and psychology of sport. The exam will consist of short and long answer questions along with a scenario based question. Students will also complete a piece of coursework which will involve designing a training programme for one of their chosen 3 sports.
Candidates will select 3 of their strongest activities, which have to be a mix of Team and Individual sports or activities where they will be graded on their performance and understanding of the skills, rules and regulations. There is no regulation regarding the disciplines students can choose from, as long as they are a combination of Team and Individual but they can be from a range of disciplines.
Both elements of the course are challenging for students. Every effort will be made to support students who may find areas difficult. This can be achieved through extra support and intervention sessions.
For more information on the subject and to review the GCSE specification from the exam board please click here.