Welcome to the PE Department
Head of PE, Director of Sport
The Physical Education Department aims to provide a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum in order to meet the needs of our students. Through exposing the students to a wide variety of activities, each is encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards their personal health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.
Using a variety of teaching styles, students will develop skills in planning, performing and evaluating. Opportunities are given to compete in individual and team sports to build character and help to embed values such as fairness, respect and resilience.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum provides students with the opportunity to explore a number of areas:
- Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games for example, Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Netball, Rounder’s, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo and Short Tennis
- Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports, for example, Athletics and Swimming
- Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms for example Dance and Synchronized Swimming
- Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, Kayaking, Life Saving and Personal Survival
- Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best, for example Competitive Swimming
- Exercise to improve health and wellbeing (Health Related Fitness, Aerobics, Yoga, Weight Training and Circuit training)
During Key Stage 4 and 5 students are able to select from a range of options where they can decide what sport they would like to develop and pursue to a higher standard. Students are also more involved in their learning, developing Sports Leadership skills. The department also offers GCSE and A Level Physical Education to students who would like to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject. There is a continual emphasis in all our teaching to teach the students how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Students should leave St Christopher’s School with positive attitudes towards physical activities and be able to adopt a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle.