Mr L Durr – Subject Leader of Physical Education
Mr S Davies – Teacher of Physical Education / Head of Year 10
Miss E Hughes – Teacher of Physical Education / Head of St Teresa House
Mrs S Bagshaw – Teacher of Physical Education / Assistant Headteacher
Miss P Standing – Teacher of Dance
Introduction To The Department
“We strive to provide an outstanding physical education for all, within a caring community based on respect, resilience and a relentless pursuit of excellence in all that we do” – PE Department Vision
During their time at St Oscar Romero’s, students will experience a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum. Emphasis is placed upon fostering a love for physical activity, leading healthy (physical / mental / social) lifestyles, technical / tactical development and engagement in competition.
At St Oscar Romero’s we provide our students with extensive opportunities. Our extra-curricular programme runs on a half-termly basis in line with the district competition calendar. Activities undertaken include athletics, badminton, basketball, climbing, cricket, dance, football, gymnastics, handball, netball, rounders, rugby, tennis and many more. All clubs are free and students are welcome to attend.
Key Stage 3 / Key Stage 4 – Core PE
All students in KS3 and KS4 take part in two 50-minute PE lessons per week. Every four weeks (i.e. eight lessons), students rotate teaching spaces and change activities. Where possible activities are taught in line with the district competition calendar.
Our Core PE curriculum covers the following activities: athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, dance, fitness, football, gymnastics, handball, netball, outdoor and adventurous activities, rounders, rugby and table tennis.
In addition to this, students will have the opportunity to take part in a Sports Leadership programme and experience GCSE PE / OCR Sport Studies taster sessions. This allows students to make informed decisions when choosing options at the end of KS3.
Key Stage 4 Information – GCSE Physical Education
Exam Board: EDEXCEL
In GCSE PE, students will receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sport science by developing an understanding of how the mind and body works in relation to performance in physical activity.
Students are assessed across four components:
Component 1 – Fitness and body systems (1 hour and 45 minutes written examination worth 36% of the qualification).
Component 2 – Health and performance (1 hour and 15 minutes written examination worth 24% of the qualification).
Component 3 – Practical performance (three externally moderated sports worth 30% of the qualification).
Component 4 – Personal exercise programme (written coursework externally moderated worth 10% of the qualification).
Key Stage 4 Information – Cambridge National In Sport Studies
Exam Board: OCR
The Cambridge National in Sport Studies takes a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/physical education themes. Students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.
Students are assessed across four units:
RO51 – Contemporary issues in sport (1 hour written examination worth 25% of qualification).
RO52 – Developing sport skills (internally marked and externally moderated worth 25% of the qualification).
RO53 – Sports leadership (internally marked and externally moderated worth 25% of the qualification).
RO54 – Sport in the media (internally marked and externally moderated worth 25% of the qualification).