PE

"PE, school sport and physical activity improves physical health; boosts mental health and builds resilience; creates active habits for life and boosts academic achievement.” - Baroness Sue Campbell

Physical Education and sport plays a vital role in supporting the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of our students through a broad and balanced curriculum, which fosters both practical and life skills. Our intention is for all of our students to leave Trafalgar School with a life-long interest in an area of physical activity or sport; to be able to take part in activities with confidence, physical competence, self motivation and self regulation. Our students will leave school with the ability to work effectively in teams, as well as independently, resolving challenges to achieve a common goal. Our students will have an understanding of what it means to be a responsible citizen, through following the rules and etiquette in sport and physical activity. They will develop resilience by learning how to manage the highs and lows of competition whilst competing against themselves and others.

Our objectives in the teaching of PE align with the National Curriculum in that we aim to ensure 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 and promote healthy, active lives 

• Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities 

• Build self-esteem, confidence and resilience 

• Provide all pupils with access to the lesson.

Key Stage 3: 

Students will be assessed on 6 strands, equally weighted, including: physical skills, theoretical content, tactical awareness, positional awareness, leadership and communication skills. 

 

Assessment Window

Assessment Type / Topic

Year 7

25th April – 6th May 2022

 

Landmark assessment - athletics, rounders, cricket

Year 8

25th April – 6th May 2022

 

Landmark assessment - athletics, rounders, cricket

Year 9

13th - 24th June 2022

 

Landmark assessment - athletics, rounders, cricket, tennis

 

Key Stage 4:

For students opting for PE at KS4 we offer two choices: GCSE PE or Sports Studies/BTec Sport. 

GCSE PE - https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education-2016.html

BTec Sport – https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.htm

Health and Social Care - https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/health-and-social-care-level-1-2-j801-j811/

Child Development - https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/child-development-level-1-2-j809/

 

Assessment Window

Assessment Type / Topic

Year 10

13th - 24th June 2022

 

GCSE PE - Full Paper 1 Mock

BTec Sport - Review strengths and weaknesses in their two selected sports 

Health and Social Care - RO29 Nutrition Landmark Assessment 

Year 11

from 13th May 2022

 

GCSE Exams begin 

 

At KS3, students are expected to attend clubs for PE as part of their independent learning. We have a wide range of opportunities for students to attend clubs at break and lunch time as well as after school. Our school sports teams attend regular fixtures and competitions with other schools both locally and regionally. 

GCSE PE students are expected to attend at least one club after school each week and one outside of school sport or activity, as well as completing one piece of home learning each week. This will often be set on The Everlearner which is an online platform where students can quiz on the topics learnt in lessons.

https://www.theeverlearner.com/

BTec Sport/Sports Studies students should attend at least one club after school each week as well as completing one piece of home learning each week. Students will either get home learning set on The Everlearner or will be given research tasks to complete. The Everlearner which is an online platform where students can quiz on the topics learnt in lessons. 

Health and Social Care students will be set home learning to complete once a week, either as research tasks or exam questions, depending on the unit being delivered. 

Click here to view our PE clubs for the Summer Term

Welcome to PE at Trafalgar School! 

I am proud to be the Curriculum Leader for PE working with a fantastic team of staff to deliver the absolute best PE curriculum for our students. Our team is passionate about physical activity and PE and teaching our students to live a healthy active lifestyle and find their love for moving! You will learn a range of new skills within your PE lessons, both physical and life skills. You’ll get the opportunity to take part, lead, officiate and support others during lessons, as well as a range of extra-curricular opportunities. 

 

Laura Nerssessian – Curriculum Leader lnerssessian@trafalgarschool.org.uk 

Chris Furnell cfurnell@trafalgarschool.org.uk

Dan Stokes dstokes@trafalgarschool.org.uk

Ellie Potter epotter@trafalgarschool.org.uk

Kelly North knorth@trafalgarschool.org.uk

Pete Dudley pdudley@trafalgarschool.org.uk