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Physical Education

Course Details

Pupils should be taught to: use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games (for example badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis), develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports (for example athletics and gymnastics), perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms, take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group, to achieve their personal best.

Purpose and Aims of Study

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to success and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

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 health, active lives.

Assessment Details

By the end of each key stage, students are assessed in how they  understand the skills and processes within the PE  programme of study.