Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum intent is about offering students a range of sports to engage them in a variety of different activities, based on values that students will hopefully develop a lifelong love for participation in some form of physical activity. This breadth of activities is made accessible for all socio-economic groups, cultures and disabilities.

We ensure that the breadth of experience is not at a detriment to students improving their skills and tactical awareness. Our curriculum has been shaped so that students delve deeper in to 2 activity areas (Netball and Handball), which are extended blocks of work. This allows students to gain a real range and quality of transferrable Core and Advanced skills as well as Decision Making and Tactical Awareness attributes, in these 2 activities. The deeper principles and skills learned will underpin many of the other activities experienced, whilst also helping to prepare students for the difficult practical content of GCSE PE. As such, our curriculum is designed in-line with the National Curriculum aims to ensure our students

  • 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.

We reflect SMSC and British Values policies and have outlined how we ensure we approach and support of each of the strands, in the ‘SMSC, FBV and Careers Audit Document’, which can be found in the Central Resource area of the school intranet. Extra-Curricular sport is also built in to the curriculum through the Enrichment programme to offer students a further breadth of traditional team sports and alternative activities; to expand their cultural capital.

The full Core PE and Examination PE long term content overviews are available by clicking the corresponding links.

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