About Physical Education

The Physical Education department consists of a multi-purpose double Sports Hall, an extensive indoor climbing wall and modern changing facilities. Outside facilities include a full size all-weather 3G Astro Turf Pitch, four multi-purpose outdoor netball courts, multiple grass football and rugby pitches, and a state of the art all weather athletics arena.

Year 7 and 8 Physical Education

Within KS3 students are taught a range of sports and activities from the PE National Curriculum consisting of:

  • Outwitting an opponent, such as football, netball, and hockey.
  • Net games such as volleyball and badminton.
  • Striking and fielding games such as rounders, softball, and cricket.
  • Accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences e.g. trampolining.
  • Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts, and emotions e.g. dance activitie.s
  • Performing at a maximum level, such as athletics activities.
  • Identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature, such as climbing.
  • Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing, such as health and fitness programs.

Curriculum Content for Y7 and Y8


Year 9, 10 and 11 

Curriculum Intent for Physical Education  

Physical Education at Kingsway Park High School aims to improve students’ understanding of the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. A broad and varied curriculum is delivered through high quality PE lessons that encourage participation and inspires our students to actively engage in lifelong physical activity, whilst gaining a better understanding of the benefits of regular exercise on health and wellbeing. 

We place a high value on developing resilience, teamwork and leadership skills through sport and competition, essential skills that students will require to be successful upon leaving education and entering the workplace.  

Students opting to study the sport science course cover a range of fascinating units from nutrition to sports injuries, providing them with a diverse understanding of many different areas within sporting contexts that could lead on to a variety of careers in sport and beyond.  

Content of course 

You will have the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury, and sports performance whilst covering the following units: 

Reducing the risk of sports injuries: 

  • Know how to prepare participants to take part in physical activity in a way that minimises the risk of injuries occurring. 
  • How to react to common injuries that can occur during sport. 
  • How to recognise   the symptoms of some common medical conditions. 

Applying principles of training: 

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods of training. 
  • The application of these in the design of training programmes. 
  • Practical skills in fitness testing. 

Sports Nutrition:  

  • Reflect upon the role that diet plays in different sports and activities. 
  • Use the knowledge gained to produce an appropriate, effective diet plan for a performer. 

Technology in Sport: 

  • Consider the variety of ways in which technology is being used in sport to enhance both performance and the experience of sport for performers and for spectators

Assessment 

There are four units covered, each worth 25%: 

  • Reducing the risk of sports injuries: Exam unitSummer Y10 (resit opportunity January Y11). 
  • Applying principles of training – coursework unit split into four assignments. 
  • Sports Nutrition – coursework unit split into four assignments. 
  • Technology in Sport – coursework unit split into four assignments. 

Course Link: OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science  

Student Voice 


Home Learning Policy 

Home Learning Intent: 

We set home learning in PE because we want to enhance student learning. We want students to consolidate new learning by investigating topics further and applying skills, concepts, and experiences from lessons to the home learning activities. We also want students to be able to apply knowledge and understanding of different topic areas to practical sporting contexts, this will enable students to make more rapid progress through the building on and cementing of topic knowledge.  

Home Learning Expectations: 

In PE, we expect home learning to be independently completed and presented to the best of the student’s ability. Students are expected to meet all deadlines set by the PE teacher. If there are any concerns about deadlines not being met or homework tasks not being understood, it is the student’s responsibility to seek the advice of their PE teacher prior to the deadline being missed. 

Revision and self-study links

  • Links are provided in the relevant home learning policies per year group

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