Physical Education

The Physical Education department prides itself on educating our students to enjoy keeping fit through various physical activities from Handball to Football, from Dance to Rugby, and from Gym to Badminton. We are regularly and successfully competing in local and county competitions, and last year we took part in a national competition to be crowned U15 National Schools Handball Champions.

The department is well equipped with extensive fields, an athletics track, sports hall, gym, netball courts, gym facilities, and shared use of a large artificial grass pitch. There are sports for all interests and abilities and at times students get an element of choice.

Key stage 3 Classes throughout the PE department are set by ability with an upper and lower class in each half year group, for example; Year 8 Mendip Boys 1 and Boys 2, Girls 1 and Girls 2. This is regularly reviewed to ensure students are happy and in the class appropriate for their needs and experience.  At key stage 4, all students continue to do two PE lessons a fortnight.

Topics Covered this Academic Year

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7

Boys: Rugby, Badminton

Girls: Dance, Hockey

All: Cross country, Health related fitness

Badminton, Gymnastics, Netball, Football, Basketball, Handball, Dodgeball, Fitness Cricket, Tennis, Rounders, Softball, Athletics
Year 8

Boys: Rugby, Badminton

Girls: Dance, Hockey

All: Cross country, Health related fitness

Badminton, Gymnastics, Netball, Football, Basketball, Handball, Dodgeball, Fitness Cricket, Tennis, Rounders, Softball, Athletics
Year 9

Boys: Rugby, Badminton, Handball, Basketball

Girls: Dance, Hockey, Unihockey, gym

All: Cross country

Badminton, Gymnastics, Netball, Football, Basketball, Handball, Dodgeball, Benchball, Fitness Cricket, Tennis, Rounders, Softball, Athletics
Year 10 (Core) Weights, Volleyball, Squash, Short tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Hockey, Rugby, Handball, Football, Circuits, Aerobics, Yoga, Basketball, Goal ball, Boxercise Rounders, Cricket, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Athletics, High jump, Dodgeball, Basketball
Year 11 (Core) Weights, Volleyball, Squash, Short tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Hockey, Rugby, Handball, Football, Circuits, Aerobics, Yoga, Basketball, Goal ball, Boxercise, Table Tennis Opt to do revision or sport activity until they leave.

GCSE PE is a popular subject and all students that opt for the subject start on OCR GCSE PE. During the course some students will be offered the VCERT in Health and Fitness as a more appropriate option. There is also the option to do GCSE Dance as an extra after school subject which students can audition for.

 

 

GCSE Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 10 & 11

Applied anatomy & Physiology, Physical training – 30% (Written exam)

Socio-cultural influence, Sports psychology, Health, fitness and well-being – 30% (Written exam)

Practical activity assessment, Analysing and evaluating performance – 40% (Performance)

Year 10 & 11 VCERT in Health and Fitness

Introduction to Health, Fitness and Exercise

Understanding a Healthy Lifestyle

Planning an Exercise Session

Understanding a Personal Fitness Programme

GCSE Dance

Dance appreciation – 40% - leading to the exam at the end of the course

Choreography – 30% - Solo or small group Choreography

Performance – 30% - Set solo performance & small group performance

Students also have the opportunity to represent the school in a range of sports in inter-school, county, and national competitions. We have had huge success in recent years with Football, Rugby, Netball and Handball.

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PE Policy for Students Unable to Participate in Lessons

  • Genuine notes from parents/carers are accepted. Students are sometimes well enough for school but not for PE.
  • If a student has a note they have the option whether to change or not but should ensure they are warm if helping outside.
  • Students should wear their trainers on the field as their shoes may get dirty (if they choose to wear their shoes this is at their own risk).
  • Students should help out without participating.  If their medical condition is related to the foot or leg they will be sent to help an inside PE lesson so that they can sit down.
  • Students without a note; a decision will be made by staff if they are well enough to do PE.
    • If they are well enough but without kit they should borrow kit and should take part.
    • If the student refuses to get changed for PE and doesn't have a note they should be sent to SLT with a green slip. Therefore it is a discipline procedure and classed as an extraction.
  • If a student has a note for over a week, we will make contact with the parents/carers to enquire when they will be able to participate again unless informed of their medical reason.
  • If students do not have a note then they are required to participate in PE lessons and if necessary borrow kit.  Refusal to do this will result in department/school discipline sanctions.

Last Updated: December 2017