KS3 PE – Physical Education

 

Acting Head of Department – Miss S Burrows

Our vision is to maintain and stimulate student interest and enjoyment in Physical Education in order to promote lifelong participation in sport and to increase students’ awareness of healthy, active lifestyles.

To inspire all students to become highly motivated individuals, that strive to do their best and be their best in all areas that we cover, sharing our knowledge and expertise with all students in order to develop a positive attitude towards lessons and beyond.

KS3 PE

All students in Key Stage 3 have three lessons a fortnight (70 mins). The curriculum is organised with regard to the individuals in the group, the facilities and the specialist teacher for the group. All students follow different activities throughout the key stage and are assessed in each activity.

During key stage 3, students become more expert in their skills and techniques, and learn how to apply them in different activities. They start to understand what makes an effective performance and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They learn to take the initiative and make decisions for themselves about what to do to improve performance. They start to identify the types of activity they prefer, and take a variety of roles, such as leader, coach and official.

We cover many activities including activities from the following areas: Invasion games, net racket, athletics, gymnastics, health and fitness and striking and fielding.

KS4 PE

All students in Key Stage 4 have two lessons a fortnight (70 mins). The curriculum is organised with regard to the individuals in the group, the facilities and the specialist teacher for the group. All students follow different activities throughout the key stage and are assessed in each activity.

In Key Stage 4 students become more independent and take more control over their roles and responsibilities in lessons and activities.

We cover many activities including activities from the following areas: Invasion games, net and racket games, athletics, health and fitness and striking and fielding.

Theory

We currently offer the NCFE Level 1 / 2 in Health and Fitness, students study two units, one is examined and one is coursework based.

We cover the following content on the course:

  • Understand and identify the main body systems and their functions.
  • Understand the Principles of Training and FITT.
  • Explore how physical activities affect the body in the short- and long-term.
  • Understand how relevant fitness tests can be used for specific health and skill components of fitness.
  • Understand different lifestyle analysis tools and how to apply them.
  • Create a health and fitness programme

    PE Kit - Boys

    Full PE kit must be worn for all PE lessons, clubs and training sessions. Please label all items.

    Compulsory kit:

    • Navy blue polo shirt with EPCS logo
    • Navy blue football shorts EPCS logo
    • Navy blue football socks
    • White sports socks
    • Navy blue rugby shirt with amber reversible stripe with EPCS logo
    • Trainers
    • Correct footwear for 3G pitch – Moulded boots, blades, football studs – NO METAL TIPS / Astro Trainers
    • Shin pads (Football and Hockey)
    • Gum shield (Rugby and Hockey)
    • Hair tie (if required)

    Additional Kit (recommended)

    • EPCS tracksuit
    • Towel
    • Bag for wet / dirty kit
    • Change of underwear / spare socks
    • Thin, non-restricting blue PE t-shirt or blue base layers for wearing underneath rugby tops

    PE Kit - Girls

    Full PE kit must be worn for all PE lessons, clubs and training sessions. Please label all items.

    Compulsory kit:

    • Navy blue polo shirt with EPCS logo
    • Navy blue football shorts EPCS logo
    • Navy blue football socks
    • White sports socks
    • Shin pads (Football and Hockey)
    • Trainers
    • Correct footwear for 3g pitch – Moulded boots, blades, football studs – NO METAL TIPS/Astro Trainers
    • Gum shield (Rugby and Hockey)
    • Hair tie (one spare)

    Additional Kit (recommended)

    • EPCS Tracksuit
    • Towel
    • Bag for wet / dirty kit
    • Change of underwear / spare socks
    • Thin, non-restricting blue PE t-shirt or blue base layers for wearing underneath rugby tops
    • Navy blue rugby shirt with amber reversible stripe with EPCS logo (optional)

    Additional Information

    • No leggings are allowed to be worn during lessons, clubs or fixtures.
    • No jewellery can be worn during any physical activity and must be removed.
    • All hair must be tied up for every lesson (a hair tie is part of the kit.
    • All valuables must be handed in at the start of the lesson. The school will not take any responsibility for the loss or damage to items that are not handed in.
    • No aerosols are allowed in school, roll on only.

    Extra Curricular Opportunities

    We offer extra curricular clubs throughout the year, the timetable is shared with students at the start of every term, clubs run at lunch times and after school as well as fixtures throughout the year.

    Master classes and booster classes also run alongside the practical extra curricular timetable to support our theory courses.