KS3 PE – Physical Education
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.
We aim to inspire all students to become highly motivated individuals, who strive to do their best and be their best in all areas that we cover. We share our knowledge and expertise with all students in order to develop a positive attitude towards lessons and beyond.
Students in Year 7 and 8 have three lessons of 70 minutes and Year 9 have two lessons per fortnight. 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 four strands: Performing, performance analysis, leadership and knowledge of health and fitness.
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 and racket sports, athletics, gymnastics, health and fitness and striking and fielding games.
All students in Key Stage 4 have two lessons of 70 minutes per fortnight. 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 sports, athletics, health and fitness and striking and fielding games.
We currently offer the NCFE Level 1/2 in Health and Fitness to Year 10 and 11. Students study two units, one is examined and one is coursework based.
The following content is covered:
- 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 Programme of Study
Full PE kit must be worn for all PE lessons, clubs and training sessions. Please label all items.
Full PE kit must be worn for all PE lessons, clubs and training sessions. All items must be named.
- Navy blue polo shirt with EPCS logo
- Navy blue shorts with EPCS logo
- Navy blue football socks
- White sports socks
- Moulded boots, football studs – NO METAL TIPS
- Shin pads
- Gum shield
- Hair tie (if required, plus one spare)
Optional / recommended kit:
- Navy blue skort
- EPCS tracksuit top
- EPCS tracksuit bottoms
- Bag for wet or dirty kit
- Change of underwear and spare socks
- Thin, non-restricting blue PE t-shirt or blue base layers for wearing underneath rugby tops
- 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 deodorant only.
- We understand that sometimes students are unable to participate in physical activity due to injury. If this is the case, students are expected to bring a note from home identifying the problem and the expected recovery time. They are also required to bring and change into their PE kit as usual.
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 during lunch times and after school. We also have fixtures against other schools throughout the year.
Master classes also run alongside the practical extra curricular timetable to support our theory courses.