Physical Education is an important part of the school curriculum and is compulsory for all years. The department is a highly experienced and successful in teaching curriculum PE, examination courses and school teams. This has resulted in the school having excellent GCSE results and school teams being National Champions in several sports.
Key Stage Three
Our Key Stage 3 syllabus is designed to allow students to develop a variety of different skills and techniques. Students also work on developing and improving their communication, organisational and leadership skills. Year 7, 8 and 9 students have four one hour lessons per fortnight and rotate around a number of activities throughout the year.
- Year 7: Fitness, Invasion Games, Dance, Gymnastics, Swimming, Badminton, Athletics and Rounders.
- Year 8: Football, Fitness, Hockey, Badminton, Trampolining, Netball, Swimming, Athletics and Rounders.
- Year 9: Trampolining, Badminton, Handball, Tag-Rugby, Fitness, Swimming, Football, Athletics, Rounders and Cricket.
Key Stage Four
Our Key Stage 4 syllabus introduces new activities. Students have three one hour lessons over a fortnight. Leadership, communication and organisational skills are further developed alongside students learning to officiate and teach small groups of peers.
Year 10 & 11 Core PE activities: Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Handball, Fitness, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Rounders, Table Tennis, Tag-Rugby, Tennis, Trampolining, Water-Polo, plus the CCHS Sports Leaders Award and the CCHS Lifesaving Award.
Key Stage Five
Physical Education is compulsory at Key Stage 5. Students have a two hour lesson every fortnight and have a large variety of activities to choose from. Activities are taught in and out of school by PE staff and outside instructors.
Year 12 & 13 activities: Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxercise, Dance, Fitness, Golf, Ice-skating, Outdoor Games, Rounders, Self-Defence, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Trampolining, Yoga and Zumba.
This AQA specification allows students to build on prior knowledge and understanding gained at Key Stage 3. It is expected that students on the course will develop sufficient understanding and skill, both theoretically and practically for this GCSE qualification to be both rewarding and enjoyable. This two year course will mean students have five lessons per fortnight, as well as their Core PE lessons (three lessons per fortnight). Across the course, we will explore the systems of the body, components of fitness, psychology, socio-cultural influences and much more. The course consists of two examinations and a practical element where candidates need to perform in three activities/sports.
Extra-Curricular activities are extremely important to the students, staff and school. We take part in local, county and National competitions with lots of success. The main activities are Athletics, Netball, Swimming, Badminton, Cricket, Table Tennis, Tennis, Football, Cross Country & Rounders. We have recently employed a Hockey coach to run our teams so we are looking forward to them competing in a variety of competitions.