St. Joseph's Catholic College

Physical Education

Physical education contributes to the overall education of young people, by facilitating learning that leads to success, achievement and provides the opportunity for them to lead full and valuable lives, through engaging in purposeful physical activity.

We aim to provide a broad and balanced programme through which students will be taught to be physically active, developing co-ordination, control and body management. They will be involved in problem solving and communication with others, which can assist developing social attitudes and behaviour. Students will be encouraged to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle through participation in and enjoyment of a variety of activities and environments.

At St. Joseph’s lessons are structured in line with the 2014 National Curriculum for Physical Education.

 

KS3

Through the following sports students will be taught to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports
  • Perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms
  • Take part in 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
  • Develop and understanding of fitness and anatomy and physiology terms in preparation for examination courses.

Sports Identified for curriculum
Netball Rugby / Tag-Rugby Gymnastics
Hockey Football Basketball
Dance Health Related Fitness Athletics
Rounders Cricket

Dodgeball

 

KS4

Through the following sports students will be taught to:

  • Use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports or other physical activities [
  • Take part in activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage students 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
  • Build upon and apply knowledge gained within examination PE lessons

Netball Short tennis Rugby
Trampoline Football Basketball
Handball Health Related Fitness Athletics
Striking + Fielding Volleyball Bench/Dodgeball
Badminton Lacrosse Table Tennis
Hockey

           

 

Examination Courses

At KS4 we offer the Pearson BTEC Level 2 award. Assessed through external examinations and internal assignments the BTEC course provides a stepping-stone for those who which to pursue a sports related course at post-16 level.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

The PE department offers a range of competitive and recreational sporting activities both after school and during the lunchtime session. We enter the Swindon School league competition for all major games and enter teams into the cross-country and track and field events.

 

For further information regarding the PE programme please contact the Subject Leader for PE, Mrs Rebecca Brennan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.