Welcome to PE 

Physical education (PE) gives all pupils opportunities to develop their physical skills and to apply those skills in different situations. It also enables personal and group achievements to be acknowledged.

During KS2/3/4 we aim to give every pupil the opportunity to feel confident in taking part in physical activities. 

Vision

To provide all students with opportunities to enjoy all aspects of physical education

  • To make successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
  • Enhanced personal and social communication skills
  • Enhance practical problem solving and team work skills.
  • To encourage students to enjoy sporting activities and participate in healthy active life styles

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Queensway provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Aims

  • The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Programme of study

Sport science certificate
J812

R041 reducing risk of injuries (written paper)
R042: Applying principles of training
R043: The body’s response to physical activity
R045: Sports nutrition

Sport science J802
Award

R041 reducing risk of injuries (written paper)
R042: Applying principles of training

Key stage 3

Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical
  • challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

Key stage 4

Pupils should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, and tennis)
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports,(for example, athletics and gymnastics), or other physical activities (for example, dance)
  • take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science

Elite sport has embraced sport science disciplines wholeheartedly in the past few decades, moving from a perspective which assumed the primacy of natural talent in producing outstanding performance, to one which considers every minute detail of an athlete’s training programme, rest time, environment and psychology in the pursuit of excellence. The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science offer learners the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles and psychology in sport and sports performance

This is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The new Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science reflect this and provide students with a broad knowledge and understanding of different aspects of sports science including sports psychology and nutrition and equip students with practical skills such as learning to design and evaluate a training programme.