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PE

The Physical Education department has one part-time and three full time PE specialists. Facilities include, 2 full size sports halls, a fully fitted gym, tennis courts, an all-weather astro turf as well as a large field for athletics.

The National Curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities lead healthy, active lives

Curriculum Intent:

What is Philips High School aiming to achieve through its Physical Education curriculum?

  • To be active physically, demonstrating knowledge and understanding mainly through physical activity.
  • To engage in activities that develop cardiovascular health, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.
  • To develop independence through problem-solving physical challenges, evaluating, modifying technique and consolidating skills through practise and repetition.
  • To promote health awareness and the value of adopting a healthy lifestyle.
  • To promote positive mental health through engaging lessons.
  • To instill a sense of good sportsmanship, and encourage recognition of other pupils’ contribution.
  • To develop leadership skills, responsibility and self-awareness.
  • To support the development of self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and helping pupils to cope with both success and failure in competitive and co-operative activities.
  • To develop skills as a team player, including praise for others and motivation skills.
  • To recognise and follow relevant rules, laws, codes, etiquette and safety procedures for different activities or events, in practice and during competition.
KS3 YEAR 7 Develop basic skills, knowledge and understanding of the following sports; Football, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Health and Fitness, Cross Country, Frisbee, Rugby, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Badminton, Cricket, Athletics.
YEAR 8 Develop higher skills, knowledge and understanding of the following sports; Football, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Health and Fitness, Cross Country, Frisbee, Rugby, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Badminton, Cricket, Athletics.
YEAR 9 Develop higher skills, knowledge and tactics of the following sports; Football, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Health and Fitness, Cross Country, Frisbee, Rugby, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Badminton, Cricket, Athletics.
KS4 BTEC Firsts in Sport can help you take your first steps towards a career in sport and fitness. Pupils learn essential skills such as training for personal fitness, encouraging sports participation, anatomy and physiology and organising and leading events and activities. See the specifications for more details about unit and course content.

If you would like more information about our subject, or your child’s work in PE, please contact the Head of Department: Mr Carinci

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