Physical Education at Key Stage 4 offers pupils an opportunity to excel by utilising their strengths within the subject. We provide pupils with a range of courses including vocational courses that meet the demands of current college entry requirements alongside more traditional courses such as GCSE P.E. The main core values still exist at this key stage and participation in the practical elements of the subject are still essential to ensure pupils receive access to high quality physical education.
Details of any relevant websites and revision guides to support the qualification.
GCSE PE exam board text books are available for all pupils to use within school. Revision guides from Edexcel and AQA are also used for revision and lessons.
GCSE PE Bitesize is used for exam revision and BBC sport and other technical websites for sports performer analysis.
How will the KS4 qualification prepare my child for life in modern Britain?
The aim of the P.E. Department is to offer a wide variety of sports and activities that provide a platform for lifelong learning and participation. Attributes demonstrated throughout KS4 courses will be those required to be successful in the global workforce. These include commitment, determination, being a team player and resilience. Opportunities throughout KS4 to enhance leadership skills will also benefit those pupils with self-confidence and ability to communicate effectively with a range of people within society.
Information about extra-curricular sessions and extended learning opportunities available to my child.
Our P.E. enrichment programme provides pupils with an opportunity to access aspects of our Physical Education programme outside of lesson time. We offer a range of sports and activities in both a competitive and recreational setting. Our competitive pathway offers pupils the opportunity to engage in both intra and inter school competitions and fixtures. Our recreational pathway offers pupils a chance to try new things, meet new people and engage in sports or activities that can develop personal health, well-being and confidence. We offer both a lunchtime programme and also after school clubs and fixtures for a range of interests. We encourage pupils to take part in both areas of our extra-curricular provision.
What Post-16 opportunities or potential pathways could this qualification unlock for my child?
Pupils move onto study sport at A-level and BTEC national at colleges and Sixth Form College. In the sport sector, a range of opportunities are available such as teaching, coaching and personal fitness instruction.
Does my child need any specialist equipment for this subject?
Correct PE kit must be worn at all times with appropriate footwear. All equipment required for activities are provided by the PE department.