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Sport

Aims of the Athletic Performance Faculty:

  • To provide outstanding teaching and learning for all pupils.
  • To promote and develop the physical, social and moral well-being of pupils through sport and dance.
  • To provide all pupils with the opportunity to participate in an outstanding sport and dance extracurricular programme.
  • To pursue excellence at local, county, regional and national level.
  • To pursue links with local community so that pupils can access sport and dance beyond the curriculum.
  • When pupils leave the school they have been inspired in PE and dance to continue participating in sport and leading a healthy active lifestyle.

Curriculum

The curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to develop a range of different skills and an understanding of fitness and health. This is through offering a wide range of different sports and activities within the Key Stage 3 and 4 Curriculum:-

Girls

  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Football
  • Trampolining
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Health Related Exercise
  • Athletics
  • Table Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Volleyball (Key Stage 4)
  • Badminton (Key Stage 4)

Boys

  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Football
  • Trampolining
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Health Related Exercise
  • Athletics
  • Table Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Softball (Key Stage 4)
  • Volleyball (Key Stage 4)
  • Badminton (Key Stage 4)

Your son/daughter will have the opportunity to take an exam subject in PE at Key Stage 4:

GCSE Physical Education – AQA Specification

What does the course consist of?

GCSE Physical Education is an exciting and diverse course that enables students to develop their skills as a performer within many sports.  It is a great opportunity for students with a passion and enthusiasm for physical education to develop their theoretical knowledge and understanding of sport and exercise.

The programme of study covers numerous practical activities allowing students to explore the benefits that both individual and teamwork can bring. Depending on the ability of the group, these could include; football, rugby, basketball, cricket, netball, trampolining, handball, athletics and more.

How you are assessed?

You will be assessed on both your practical and theory work. The amount of theory work required is quite demanding even though this is a practical subject.

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport Practical performance in physical activity and sport
What’s assessed
  • Applied anatomy and  physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data

What’s assessed

  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Use of data

What’s assessed

  • Students are assessed as a performer in three different activities (30%)
  • Written/verbal analysis and evaluation of performance (10%)
Written exam:
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total: 78 marks
  • 30% of GCSE
Written exam:
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total: 78 marks
  • 30% of GCSE
How it’s assessed
  • Internal assessment, external moderation
  • Total: 100 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

OCR Certificate in Sports Studies

What does the course consist of?

OCR Sports Studies is an exciting and diverse course that enables students to develop their skills, and broaden their knowledge in a number of sporting contexts. The course consists of both practical and theoretical elements to ensure diverse range of experiences. The programme of study covers the following modules; Contemporary Issues in Sport, Developing Sports Skills, Sports Leadership, and Sport and the Media.

How are you assessed?

You will be assessed on three internally marked assignments and one external exam.

External Assessment – 25% of final grade.

  • One hour written paper.
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport

Internal Assessment – 75% of final grade.

  • Assessed through coursework.
  • Developing Sports Skills, Sports Leadership, Sport and the Media

Facilities

The school enjoys varied and significant sports facilities, which include:-

  • Large Sportshall – accommodating 4 badminton courts, full size basketball court, 4 small basketball courts, netball court, volleyball court and indoor 5 a side pitch.
  • Fitness Room.
  • Two activity studios.
  • 3G All-weather pitch (One full size 11 a side football pitch, one 9 a side football and three 7 a side football pitches).
  • 2 Netball Courts.
  • Extensive playing fields (3 individual rugby pitches, 4 lane grass running track, 3 rounders pitches and 1 cricket square).
  • Artificial Cricket pitch.
  • Boys and Girls changing rooms.
  • Discus/hammer throwing cage.
  • Shot put throwing circle.
  • Long/triple jump sand pit.

Extra-curricular

The Faculty offers an extensive extra-curricular programme before school (7.30am – 8.15am), breaktime (11.00am – 11.20am) lunchtime (1.20pm – 1.55pm), after school (3.00pm – 4.30pm) and weekends. Pupils are encouraged to attend as many of the clubs as possible. The extra-curricular programme includes the following activities:-

Basketball, Netball, Football, Rugby, Table Tennis, Boccia, Fitness, Dance, Athletics, Cricket and Rounders.

Competitions

The school regularly enters girls and boys teams into a variety of National, County and District Competitions; this includes the following:-

National

  • English Schools Athletics
  • NBA Basketball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Rosslyn Park Rugby 7’s
  • English Schools Cross Country
  • Netball

County

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Lee Valley Indoor & Outdoor Athletics Cup

District

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis

Kit

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Girls

  • Woodlands Black T-Shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Black/Purple football socks
  • Woodlands hooded top
  • Football boots
  • Trainers (no plimsolls)
  • Black Thermal Top and Leggings (optional)
  • White ankle sports socks (indoor PE/Summer term)
  • Shin pads

Boys

  • Woodlands Black T-Shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Black/Purple football socks
  • Woodlands rugby shirt
  • Football boots
  • Trainers (no plimsolls)
  • Black Thermal Top and Leggings (optional)
  • White ankle sports socks (indoor PE/Summer term)
  • Shin pads
  • Mouth guard 

Expectations

Physical Education is a compulsory subject for all our pupils from year seven to eleven. It is a valued subject and has many cross-curricular links especially with health and fitness. Injury or illness may prevent a pupil physically participating in an activity but does not stop their involvement in the mental aspects of the lesson such as coach, official, instructor, choreographer or analyst.

Pupils who are unable to participate because of injury or illness should bring a note of explanation signed by a parent or carer. Pupils who are unable to participate should also bring their kit to the lesson. Exceptions to this rule is if the pupil has had a major operation, a long term medical condition that prevents them from getting changed or have broken/dislocated a bone. In addition pupils should hand in any valuables to their teacher before the start of the lesson who will lock them away in the faculty office.