PE Sports Science
Head of Department
Mr M Jackson
Mr C Rowland
Miss L Reeder
Mr C Ward
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We are a keen and enthusiastic department committed to providing quality teaching and learning experiences for our students, developing a desire to lead an informed, active and healthy lifestyle at school and beyond. This is achieved through both our lessons and our extra-curricular programme.
Key Stage 3
At KS4 (Core) students are taught between 3 and 4 hours of Physical Education a fortnight. Students are provided with ‘options’ allowing for independence of learning. Through these options students are taught to use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents and to develop their technique and improve their performance. We present intellectual and physical challenge, which encourages pupils to work in teams, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, both individually and as a group. Students are able to evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best. As well as focusing on enjoyment and improving fitness to encourage students to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
For those wishing to opt for a qualification in PE, we off er GCSE PE (AQA Board). Students will receive 5 lessons a fortnight for this course (in addition to core PE). These are split between theory and practical lessons.
Key Stage 3
All students at KS3 are taught 4 hours of Physical Education a fortnight. We use a range of sporting activites to ensure students are able to achieve the following outcomes. Students are able to use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition. They are able to develop their technique and improve their performance in other individual competitive sports. They can perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms. They will 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. Students can analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Students will always be encouraged to take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
The Physical Education Department offers a wide and varied extra curricular programme with a 'Sports for All' ethos. Every student is welcome to join a club, no matter whether they are beginners or experts.
Individuals and teams train under the guidance of our Physical Education Department who between them has a wealth of experience that they are enthusiastic and motivated to share with the students. These clubs include: Football, Basketball, Netball, Trampolining, Athletics, Rounders, and Handball, and we are always happy to trial new clubs if the students request it.
All of our sports teams have been named the ‘Fernhill Pandas’ which the students have really embraced, giving them more of an identity whilst representing our school. The ‘Fernhill Pandas’ compete in area and district leagues and competitions between local schools as well as county wide competitions.
As a department we hope that you support our passion for Physical Education and join us in encouraging your children to attend as many extra-curricular clubs as possible. As a department we have provided a number of resources for the students to use on our school VLE, to support them in their learning and development within Physical Education.