Meet the Department


Mr Sheers Curriculum Leader
Mrs Cooper PE Teacher – Centre Coordinator – Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Mr Brooke PE Teacher
Miss Hutchings PE Teacher –BTEC Coordinator
Mr Lewis PE Teacher

Subject Overview


Physical Education aids students to develop their skills, knowledge, and competencies to live healthy, both physically and psychologically. By encouraging students to live active lives at school will promote a healthier society. The Physical Education department at Bishop Challoner are fully committed to the all-round development of each one of our students regardless of their ability and the exciting and creative curriculum reflects this passion and our commitment. Our expectations are that pupils are organised, bring the correct kit to lessons and work to the best of their ability.

 

We encourage the positive values of determination, resilience, cohesion and responsibility throughout all our key stages and students within our department feel valued, safe and confident to participate and perform to the best of their ability. Our curriculum provides students with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities and experience different teaching methods in order to develop physically, mentally and emotionally. Health-related fitness plays a big part in our curriculum at all key stages and we aim to encourage and support all students to improve and maintain their fitness levels. Students are encouraged to work individually and as part of a team which helps build trust, problem-solving and communication skills.

 

Competition is a huge part of the sporting environment at Challoner and we pride ourselves on providing our students with a vast array of competitive sporting opportunities, and part of life in general and whilst we encourage competition and the competitive spirit we also promote the ideals of fair play and honour. We feel that this provides a positive and enjoyable learning environment for all our students. Through our curriculum, we hope students build the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports, and activities both in school and through club links and progression routes.

Curriculum Map



Students receive one 90-minute double lesson a week (with one additional single lesson in Year 8 and Year 9). Throughout the year students will experience a wide range of activities that will be taught in 3 to 4 week activity blocks depending on the year group and the term dates. These activities include, Health Related Exercise, Dance, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Handball, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket and when possible Tennis. All students are encouraged to perform, lead, coach and umpire in the range of activities and all these areas are continually assessed, tracked and monitored to ensure progress is being made. Students are mainly taught in single sex and ability groups during this key stage.

We also offer some more game/fun related activities for our Year 8 single lessons. Activities such as Dodgeball, Benchball, Unihoc, Ultimate Frisbee, Danish Longball.

In Year 9 pupils follow a “pathway” for those pupils who will potentially choose either GCSE Physical Education or BTEC Sport (pathway one) and those pupils who will follow a more recreational approach to PE in KS4 (pathway two). Pathway one is designed to prepare pupils for the examination subjects with elements of study such as First Aid, Methods of Training and Coaching. Pathway two will build on activities covered in Years 7 & 8.

All pupils in Year 9 are involved in theory classroom lessons (in their single lesson) during the first Autumn half term where they engage in classes that give them a flavour of what to expect in GCSE PE & BTEC Sport. Very important for pupils to be able to make an informed decision at option time.

We encourage participation in lessons and extra-curricular activities involvement. Ensure their kit is clean, and ready for the lesson and is fully named/labelled. Encourage minimal valuables are brought into school on PE days, and stored away during lesson time.

Appropriate and full, correct PE kit for the correct activities – Water bottles (particularly in the Summer Term) all medical equipment required by your child, especially asthma inhalers and suitable footwear.

Students are assessed throughout each activity and more formally given an attainment level in line with the school assessment policy. At the end of each activity block which is recorded on the school system and later imported to their termly reports.

 

REGARDLESS OF ABILITY, WE JUST EXPECT PUPILS TO DO THEIR VERY BEST!



Students receive one 90-minute double lesson a week. During this key stage we aim to offer students more opportunities to increase their experiences and discover activities that they enjoy and are likely to continue with after leaving school.

What will your child learn in PE?

Students will learn:

  • New skills through participating in a broad range of activities.
  • How to lead activities and take on the role of an official
  • The muscles that are used in physical activity and basic information about the energy systems.
  • Different tactics and strategies that can improve play and performances.
  • How to work effectively as part of a team
  • How to work safely in the PE environment following health and safety guidelines
  • Gamesmanship, respect, integrity and fair play
  • Resilience and determination
  • How to choose and lead a healthy, active lifestyle

GCSE Physical Education

 

GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION

EXAM BOARD – AQA

FULL AWARD

 

Pupils follow a syllabus that covers applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training, use of data, sports psychology, socio-cultural influences, health, fitness and well-being, use of data.

 

How is it assessed,

 

2 x 1 hour 15 minute papers – 78 marks (60%)

1 x Analysis of Performance Coursework Study (10%)

3 x Physical Activity Assessments (30%)

 

GCSE PE is a very academically rigorous qualification. The practical element is much smaller than in previous years. This course would ideally suit those pupils who intend to study PE in further/higher education.

 

BTEC SPORT

 

BTEC Tech Awards have been specifically designed for 14-16 year olds and are assessed using assignments and practical tasks to suit students who learn through a vocational context. BTEC qualifications are equivalent to GCSE’s and can be counted in the ‘open’ group for Progress 8. The grading criteria follows a Pass, Merit, Distinction format and assessment is conducted at level 1 and level 2 to recognise the achievements of all students.

 

These qualifications allow students to take responsibility for their own learning and develop skills which are essential for the workplace, such as teamwork, research skills and independent study. They enable students to apply the knowledge they have learned to real life contexts, making the transition from school to the workplace smoother. BTEC Tech Awards give students the opportunity to progress into further study including A Levels, BTEC National Diplomas, Apprenticeships, University and the workplace.

 

All BTEC Tech Awards follow the same structure of 120 GLH (Guided Learning Hours) the same as 1 GCSE.

There are two internally assessed components (36 GLH each) and one externally assessed component (48 GLH) this is usually in the form of an exam.


Extra Curricular Opportunities


We pride ourselves on our very comprehensive and successful extra-curricular programme.   Our teams for boys and girls in Football, Rugby, Basketball, Table Tennis, Athletics, Cross Country, Badminton, and Trampolining are very successful. We also provide clubs for pupils who just want to play and enjoy Sports. We have an open door policy, everyone is welcome!

GIRLS

 

BOYS

  BREAK LUNCH PM BREAK LUNCH PM
MONDAY    
TUESDAY

 

YEAR 8 BASKETBALL YEAR 9 NETBALL CLUB

(CCO/HUT) 4.45

YEAR 8 BASKETBALL   GCSE PE BADMINTON CLUB

(SHR – 4.45)

WEDNESDAY YEAR 9 DANCE

(HUT)

YEAR 9 DANCE

(HUT)

 
THURSDAY YEAR 8 NETBALL CLUB

(CCO/HUT) 4.45

FRIDAY

 

YEAR 10 BASKETBALL   YEAR 7 FUN FRIDAY

(CCO – 4.30)

  YEAR 10 BASKETBALL YEAR 7 INDOOR FOOTBALL (BRK)

1.30-2.00

YEAR 7 FUN FRIDAY

(CCO – 4.30)

 

SHR = MR SHEERS BRK = MR BROOKE = HUT = MISS HUTCHINGS CCO = MRS COOPER = GLS = MR LEWIS

MAC = MISS MCDONALD DOL = MR DOLLIMORE

Below are examples of the Trips and Excursions organised by the PE Department

Festival of Sport – Euskirchen (German Exchange)
In conjunction with the Basingstoke Voluntary Sports Council we are involved in a Sports exchange programme with one of Basingstoke`s twin towns, Euskirchen in the West of Germany. The exchange takes place over a long weekend at the end of June. Pupils get to experience German life, engage in competitive sports and also visit Phantasialand (One of Europe`s biggest Theme Parks)

Real Madrid/Paris St Germain – Football Tours
Mr Howe has presided over a number of Football Tours. Pupils get the opportunity for coaching by the Academy’s Coaches and to play in competitive matches. Students also get to watch a league cup game and have a tour of the stadium.

Real Madrid – Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School

Madrid Trip Letter 2020

Day Trips
Pupils also get opportunities to develop their skills and enhance their experiences. Trips such as;

  • Men`s and Women`s Rugby Internationals
  • Hampshire Cricket Press Day
  • Step into Sport Leadership Training

For further information on the curriculum please email adminoffice@bcs.hants.sch.uk

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