Physical Education

Examination Board: AQA
Specification: 8582
Qualification: GCSE

Head of Department:
Mr Mark Nicholson

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Physical Education

Course content:

During Key Stage 4 we follow the National Curriculum, though the focus is now on developing the students’ personal and social skills. While team sports and physical activity have been associated with improved self-esteem, better nutrition and less smoking and drug abuse among children, recent studies suggest that fostering leadership skills and empathy in adolescent children may reinforce healthy lifestyle behaviours.


Practicing Physical Education

Physical Activities & Sports

Physical Activity & Health
10 & 11

Students are able to:

  • Independently employ problem solving approaches to analyse, adapt and develop plans to overcome opponents or challenges (in team and/or individual sports in a range of environments)
  • Understand the importance and role that these activities have on their national identity and cultural heritage contrasting these to other countries

Pupils will be able to:

  • Develop advanced techniques in selected sports.
  • Maintain the quality of a performance when engaging in complex and demanding situations (in school, after school and in sports clubs).

Pupils will be able to:

  • Demonstrate positive attitudes to physical activity and regularly engage in personal fitness for sports and health
  • Demonstrate tolerant interpersonal relations and safe practice habits in protecting health, promoting wellbeing, risk assessing and managing hazards.

This is achieved through the following activities:

Rugby, Football, American Football, Basketball, Badminton, Fitness Suite, Table –Tennis, Cricket, Cross – Country Running, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee.


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