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‘Develops Fitness, Promotes Enjoyment, Achieves Excellence’
The Physical Education department at Kingsdale Foundation School is both progressive and innovative and is fully committed to the development, attainment and wellbeing of all pupils within our care. All pupils benefit from state of the art facilities including a fitness studio, '4G All Weather' football and hockey pitches, all weather running track, award winning sports hall, dance studio and playing fields. Our prestigious play equipment is also very impressive and popular with pupils.
Our aim is to engage every pupil in meaningful exercise developing their personal performance and understanding of the subject in a way that is both motivational and inspirational whilst catering for the needs of our whole school community. We offer a wide and varied curriculum and extra-curricular programme which includes over 30 different sporting activities.
Each pupil at Key Stage 3 receives two hours of PE each week during which time they undertake units of work across a wide range of sporting activities. Each unit is designed to provide pupils with a progressive and broad understanding of the rules, skills and qualities required to enhance and evaluate their overall performance.
All pupils are encouraged to take part in our extensive extra-curricular programme which runs during lunchtimes and after school (our extra-curricular programme for 2014 will be available shortly).
Activities studied at KS3 include:
- Table Tennis
- Health Related Exercise
- In-Line Skating / Roller Hockey
During core PE at key stage 4 pupils are given the opportunity to select their own activities of study during which time they not only develop their personal performance and knowledge within their chosen area but also their leadership skills. Our aim is not only to maximise pupils’ participation in meaningful physical activity but also to enrich their understanding of career and lifestyle options available to them within sport beyond their secondary education.
Activities studied at key stage 4 include:
- Table Tennis
- Circuit Training
- In-line Skating
- Roller Hockey
- BMX Bike Skills
During key stage 4 all pupils are given the opportunity to take part in the Junior Sport Leaders Award or the Dance Leaders Award. Further details regarding these courses can be found in our Sports Scholarships & Sports Awards section.
GCSE Physical Education
For those pupils wishing to study physical education at GCSE level they will be assessed in four practical areas taking on roles from the following categories: player / participant, official or leader. Pupils will also study the relationship between exercise and our short and long term health as well as the effects of physical activity on our body systems. All pupils taking this course are required to complete one piece of written coursework which focuses on a six week ‘personal exercise plan’ or PEP which pupils design themselves to improve their practical performance in their chosen activity. We currently offer Edexcel GCSE in Physical Education (2PE01).
Key subject aims Edexcel’s GCSEs in Physical Education:
- Encourage students to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and to develop an awareness and appreciation of their own and others’ cultures in relation to physical education.
- Encourage creativity and decision-making skills to enable students to plan effectively for performance and to respond to changing situations.
- Prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
- Enable students to become increasingly physically competent through being actively engaged in a range of physical activities, and to become increasingly effective in their performance in different types of physical activity and roles such as player / participant, leader and official.
- Enable students to develop their ability to engage independently and successfully in different types of physical activity, and to develop and maintain their involvement in physical activity as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.