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Key Stage 4 Physical Education

Mission Statement

The Key Stage 4 Physical Education curriculum is designed to build on the skills learnt at Key Stage 3. The curriculum is designed to cover a wide range of activities to ensure that students have the opportunity to discover what activities they like to do, what their aptitudes are and how and where to get involved in physical activity outside of lessons. It is vital that students develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles to ensure life-long participation.

Key Stage 4 has a greater focus on enjoyment and developing students’ leadership skills with an increased emphasis on the officiating aspect of activity. The development of these leadership skills are considered vital when preparing students for the world of work.

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 use 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 3 x 1 hour lessons of Physical Education per fortnight.

KS4 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, Health Related Fitness, Netball, Rounders, Rugby/Touch Rugby, Swimming, Volleyball and Waterpolo.