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Key Stage 3 Physical Education

Mission Statement

The Key Stage 3 Physical Education curriculum is designed to develop students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

The department aims to provide a high-quality Physical Education curriculum enabling all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. We aim for students to develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they are made to think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.

Physical Education helps students develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that Physical Education offers, they should learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.


Key Concepts and Processes

Students need to understand these concepts in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding: Competence, Performance, Creativity, Healthy, active lifestyles.

Students need these essential skills and processes to make progress: Developing skills in physical activity, Making and applying decisions, Developing physical and mental capacity, Evaluating and improving, Making informed choices about healthy, active lifestyles.


Physical Education provision

Students receive 2 x 1 hour lessons of Physical Education per week. Boys and Girls are taught separately.


KS3 Range and Content

In line with the National Curriculum, students cover a variety of different disciplines. Activities include: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance (girls only), Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Health Related Fitness, Netball, Rounders, Rugby/Touch Rugby, Swimming, Volleyball and Waterpolo.