Physical Education

The aim of the Physical Education department at Crispin School is:

To promote well-being, lifelong participation, and excellence in PE for all.

We strive to achieve this using the school values of aspiration, compassion and excellence.

Aspiration – it is of paramount importance to us that every student is healthy and happy. We aim to make the link between physical education and well-being; whether this is pursuing the best possible levels of competition or having the confidence to take part in a range of physical activities for enjoyment.

Compassion – by building positive, trusting and strong relationships with students, we take time to listen to and understand the aspirations and concerns of all students, which in turn supports student engagement in physical activity.

Excellence – by redefining excellence in PE as someone who:

  • has a go at every task or activity
  • shows resilience to failure when learning new skills
  • helps others in the group to make progress
  • shows independence as a learner
  • is willing to challenge themselves

We have made it such that every student is able to achieve excellence in PE, regardless of their current fitness levels and physical ability. We provide a range of activities from Handball to Football, from Dance to Rugby, from Gym to Badminton, to ensure that lessons are stimulating and engaging. 

We offer every child the opportunity to compete in inter-house competitions and offer a large number of students a chance to represent the school in a range of sports in inter-school, county and national competitions.  We have had success in recent years with Football, Rugby, Netball and Handball. 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 with athletics track, sports hall, gym, netball courts, gym facilities and shared use of a large astro pitch. There are sports for all interests and abilities and students are increasingly given more choice over what activities they do.

KS3 Classes throughout the PE department are mixed ability. Through high quality teaching and learning, we ensure that lessons stretch all students.

At KS4 all students continue to do 2 Core PE lessons a fortnight. In addition to Core PE, students have an option to take a BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport.  This is a popular course that includes an on-line exam and 3 coursework based units. There is also the option to do GCSE Dance as an extra after school which students can audition for.

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport

Unit Assessment Method
Fitness for Sport and Exercise External (Online Exam)
Practical Performance in Sport Internal – (Portfolio work)
Applying the Principles of Personal Training Internal – (Portfolio work)
Leading Sports Activities Internal – (Portfolio work)

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.

Additional activities may be offered throughout the year. Details will be posted via the school website, Facebook and Twitter.

GCSE

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.

Feel free to 'Like' our PE Facebook page to keep updated with all the latest sports events and fixtures.

PE Kit

It is our expectation that all students will participate and engage in learning activities in every PE lesson. If your child is unfit to take part in physical activity, please provide a note explaining the reason why.

If a student arrives without kit or a note, they will be offered some clean kit to wear. Students will still be expected to engage in appropriate activities to support their learning. Failure to follow the instructions of a teacher and engage in learning will result in the student being parked.

In the event of no kit or no note, we will offer the following support:

Support Phase 1 - teacher to speak to student to establish the cause of no kit and agree a support plan for future lessons.

Support Phase 2 – if problems persist, the teacher will make contact with home to discuss support strategies.

Support Phase 3 – if problems persist, the Head of Department will make contact with home to discuss support strategies.

Support Phase 4 – if problems persist, the Head of Department will invite the parent/carers in for a meeting to discuss how we can best support the student to feel safe and supported in PE.

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: September 2018