Physical Education

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In Physical Education we have a broad and balance approach to the curriculum including dance, invasion games, racquet sports, striking and fielding and Outdoor Adventurous Activity.

We aim to provide all students with the opportunity to find at least one sport that they really enjoy and can take forward into adult life. Our holistic approach means that all students make progress in lessons and gain real enjoyment and fulfilment. As well as improving their physical literacy, we focus on developing life skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork and resilience. This not only supports their progress in the school community but their interactions with the wider community too.

We have a busy intra-sport programme based around the school House system. We run 70 competitions for our students including Sports Day and the Swimming Gala. The range of sports played includes the usual staples of rugby, netball and cricket, but also sports such as Ultimate Frisbee, Sitting Volleyball and Pétanque. Our Inter school programme is also extensive. Our four main sports are netball, rugby, cricket and dance but we also compete in other sports including athletics, cross country, table tennis and badminton.

We are well practised at helping students striving to reach the top of their chosen sports. Many students play at county level and above, six of whom have previously entered the professional ranks in football, rugby and cricket. As a department we strive to improve the wellbeing of the students by improving their health and fitness.

KS3

Expected Equipment

Boys

  • PE Polo T-Shirt in House Colour.
  • Black shorts, White tennis socks.
  • Non marking (predominantly) white cross trainer for indoor use.
  • School reversible Rugby shirt, School black rugby shorts.
  • Rugby/Football boots with rugby studs.
  • School Rugby socks with tie-ups.
  • Shin pads, Gum shield.
  • Low cut running trainers for outdoor use.
  • Trainers for the all-weather surface (optional).

Girls

  • PE Polo T-Shirt in House Colour.
  • Black shorts, White tennis socks.
  • Non marking (predominantly) white cross trainer for indoor use
  • School black skort.
  • Shin pads, Gum shield.
  • Low cut outside running training shoes.
  • Black CSGS sports leggings (optional).
  • School crested black sweatshirt. (optional).
  • Trainers for the all-weather surface (optional).

Curriculum Information

In Key Stage 3 pupils have four hours of PE over the two week timetable and are taught in single sex classes by specialist PE teachers.  In Year 7 they are taught in mixed ability groups and are then streamed in Years 8 & 9.  Pupils have approximately blocks of 6 lessons on one activity and we ensure a balance across all the Physical Education strands apart from swimming (due to pool access being unavailable).  Pupils in Key Stage Three have four hours of PE over the two-week timetable. 

Key Stage 3 Programme of Study

The aim of the Core PE programme is to develop physical literacy, character traits such as determination, resilience, commitment and life skills including communication, organisation and leadership.  To achieve this, pupils are assessed on their physical, cognitive, personal, creative and social skills and are supported in their development and understanding of health and fitness. Whilst it may seem strange not to focus on specific sporting outcomes, we have found over the last decade that sporting ability improves quicker if the base elements (which are the pillars of talent development) are focussed on rather than specific skills.  For example – Objectives are switched to holistic development such as the ability to observe and feedback, rather than grade a pupil on their ability to do a handspring in gymnastics or a smash in badminton.  This method means that pupils can have individual targets and can be challenged more accurately.  As a result, they can make progress in every lesson, no matter their skill level or past experience.  By taking this approach we have found that the pupils have better engagement and a positive time with us.  Importantly we have found that with this method their ability and skills improve quicker than with the traditional ‘coaching’ method of delivery.  The pupils’ overall experience with us in PE is an enjoyable and positive one.

Year 7 - Physical Education Programme of Study

Year 8 - Physical Education Programme of Study

Year 9 - Physical Education Programme of Study

Extra-Curricular Programme

We have always had an extensive offering here at Chis & Sid.  Our key focus sports are Rugby Union, Netball, Cricket and Dance.  Additionally, we compete in Athletics, Rugby VII’s, Cross-country, Badminton, Table Tennis, Rounders and Swimming.  With many schools reducing their extra-curricular offer we are proud that we are able to maintain a high quality programme.  We compete against State and Private schools across the South East and enter County and National competitions where our results belie our cohort size.  We have a national reputation of being a strong and competitive sporting school something of which we are very proud.  The department put on regular domestic and international tours for rugby, netball and cricket. For further detail please check the Sport tab and the schedule in the link below. 

Key stage 3 & 4 - Club Timetables

KS4

KS4 Overview

Through enjoyable, engaging, challenging yet accessible PE lessons we strive to support the pupils to be the best that they can be.  On their journey with us they will develop their core skills, fitness, confidence, leadership skills, character and an understanding of health & wellbeing.  All pupils will be guided and supported in finding a pathway to lifelong participation or excellence in sport and physical activity.

Expected Equipment Core PE

Boys

  • PE Polo T-Shirt in House Colour.
  • Black shorts, White tennis socks.
  • Non marking predominantly white cross trainer for indoor use.
  • School reversible Rugby shirt, School black rugby shorts.
  • Rugby/Football boots with rugby studs.
  • School Rugby socks with tie-ups.
  • Shin pads, Gum shield.
  • Low cut running trainers for outdoor use.
  • Trainers for the all-weather surface (optional).

Girls

  • PE Polo T-Shirt in House Colour.
  • Black shorts, White tennis socks.
  • Non marking predominantly white cross trainer for indoor use
  • School black skort.
  • Shin pads, Gum shield.
  • Low cut outside running training shoes.
  • Black CSGS sports leggings (optional).
  • School crested black sweatshirt. (optional).
  • Trainers for the all-weather surface (optional).

Curriculum Information

In Key Stage 4 pupils will receive three hours over the two weeks.   We follow an adapted Sport Education model.  Pupils remain in single sex groups but are in mixed ability classes.  Activities are taught in blocks of 3 to 4 lessons.  The quick change of activity ensures that all pupils get to do something that they have a passion for and support those who have less experience.  Pupils really enjoy this time with us and regularly comment on fond memories when they visit the school after they have left.

Key Stage 4 Programme of Study

The aim of the Core PE programme is to continue to develop physical literacy, character traits such as determination, resilience, commitment and life skills including communication, organisation and leadership. To achieve this holistic development the key focus is pupils working together in teams throughout the year where they train, coach, plan, organise and compete together. Pupils are encouraged to develop their leadership skills by taking on different roles each lesson and are supported by the teachers in their development.  House competitions are also included throughout the year.

Year 10 - Physical Education Programme of Study

Year 11 - Physical Education Programme of Study

Examination PE

Expected Equipment GCSE

For practical kit is as per Core PE with the addition of GCSE Physical Education embroidered on their Core PE shirts.  We also recommend that the pupils buy their own equipment such as badminton racquets and table tennis bats if they are taking these sports as one of their options so that they can become accustomed to the equipment.  

For Theory lessons:

  • Pencil
  • Writing Pen (Blue/Black)
  • Assessment Pens (Red/Purple)
  • Rubber
  • Ruler
  • Classwork book (provided by the department)
  • Coursework book (provided by the department)
  • Textbook (provided by the department)

Curriculum information GCSE

In Year 10 pupils have five lessons over two weeks three of which are theory and two which will vary between practical activities and coursework.  The biggest challenge for the practical part of the course is level required for the higher grades.  Most pupils can do well in one and possibly two sports but the third sport is often a challenge.  As a school we support them in badminton and table tennis and put on extra sessions at lunch-time and after school exclusively for the candidates.  In Year 11 the pupils have three hours of theory and one hour for coursework over two weeks.  The coursework consists of coaching aspects and theoretical application, 14 hours are allowed for its completion.

Programme of Study GCSE

The recent changes in the GCSE specification have altered the style of the course in that the theory is now the key element and the practical and coursework are supplementary.  This gives the course a sports science focus rather than sporting. As a school we follow the OCR course which then links into the OCR A-level.  This is a move we recently made as the Government now requires both courses to be linked thus making it an easier transition to the A-level.  The pupils who have taken the new course so far have certainly adapted well to the new challenge and have found it informative and enjoyable, as have the teachers.  There are two theory papers at the end of the course.  Paper 1 is on physiology and biomechanics and Paper 2 covers sport psychology and the sociology of sport.  For the coursework pupils assess their own ability in their preferred sport in relation to skills and the components of fitness. They also create a training programme to improve one skill and assess the movement of the skill.  For the practical all sports must be played competitively and a results sheet for the two years submitted.  From the published list pupils must do one team and one individual sport and an additional one from either list.

Resourses for Learning

BBC Bite size: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/znyb4wx

Teach PE: https://www.teachpe.com/

GCSE OCR Text book

BBC Sport website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport

Extra-Curricular Programme

We have always had an extensive offering here at Chis & Sid.  Our key focus sports are Rugby Union, Netball, Cricket and Dance.  Additionally, we compete in Athletics, Rugby VII’s, Cross-country, Badminton, Table Tennis, Rounders and Swimming.  With many schools reducing their extra-curricular offer we are proud that we are able to maintain a high quality programme.  We compete against State and Private schools across the South East and enter County and National competitions where our results belie our cohort size.  We have a national reputation of being a strong and competitive sporting school something of which we are very proud.  The department put on regular domestic and international tours for rugby, netball and cricket. Specific sessions are put on for GCSE pupils only.  For further detail please check the Sport tab and the schedule in the link below.

Key stage 3 & 4 - Club Timetables 2019/20

KS5

KS5 Overview

Physical Education Vision

Through enjoyable, engaging, challenging yet accessible PE lessons we strive to support the pupils to be the best that they can be.  On their journey with us they will develop their core skills, fitness, confidence, leadership skills, character and an understanding of health & wellbeing.  All pupils will be guided and supported in finding a pathway to lifelong participation or excellence in sport and physical activity.

Expected Equipment Core PE

Pupils are allowed to bring their own kit providing that it is suitable for the activity undertaken.  Shin pads are compulsory for Association Football and gum shields are compulsory for Rugby.  Separate trainers are required for indoor and outdoor activities so that equipment and flooring can be kept clean and not damaged.  Earrings and jewellery are not permitted for lessons other than fitness activities and singles matches.

Curriculum information Core PE

In Key Stage 5 Year 12 have one hour per week.  It is important for us as a school to offer recreation time for the pupils once a week.  Pupils choose a strand to follow for the year and are offered a variety of activities including time in Sidcup Leisure Centre’s fitness suite.  House competitions are also included.

Examination PE

Expected Equipment A-Level

  • Pencil
  • Writing Pen (Blue/Black)
  • Assessment Pens (Red/Purple)
  • Rubber
  • Ruler
  • Classwork book (provided by the department)
  • Coursework book (provided by the department)
  • Textbooks (provided by the department)

Curriculum information

We are very proud of our A-Level offering, over 280 students have taken the course this century and all have passed. Pupils regularly go on to study sport related subjects at university and we have a well-trodden path to places such as Loughborough and Bath universities in recent years students have started to take up scholarships to America.  The course consists of three main strands and a practical/coursework element.  All the teachers majored in their field of delivery thus offering the students the best support available.  We have also built a relationship with the University of Greenwich Sports Science Department and take students there to experience the practical side of the theory in their state of the art laboratories.  Pupils in Year 12 & 13 get one lesson a day in one of the topic areas.

Programme of Study A-Level

The main area of study is Component 01: Physical factors affecting performance.  Students gain a deeper understanding of key systems in the body and how they react to changes in diet and exercise. They also study the effects of force and motion on the body and how they can be used to our advantage.  There are three topics:  Applied anatomy and physiology; Exercise physiology; Biomechanics. Component 02 covers psychological factors affecting performance.  Students study the models and theories that affect learning and performance in physical activities, how different methods of training and feedback work and why their effectiveness differs from person to person. They also explore the psychological factors that affect group dynamics and the effects of leadership and stress.  There are two topics:  Skill acquisition and Sports psychology. Component 03 is the study of Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport.  This component focuses on the social and cultural factors that have shaped sports over time, and their influences on physical activity. Students consider the impact of hosting a global sporting event such as the Olympic Games, and the influence of modern technology on both the performer and the spectator of contemporary sport.  There are two topics Sport and society and Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport. Component 04 is the practical and coursework element. Students are assessed in the role of either performer or coach in one practical activity. They are required to demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions.   For the coursework students are also assessed in the Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI). They observe a live or recorded performance by a peer and provide an oral analysis and critical evaluation of their peer’s performance.  The responsibility for practical development is the responsibility of the student, but we support where the sports are offered as part of the extra-curricular programme. 

Resourses for Learning

 Additional texts from the library

  • Davis R, etc. Physical Education and the Study of Sport Mosby Wolfe Pubs. 5th Edition
  • P.E. Review P.E Review Philip Allan Updates
  • Powers S and Howley E Exercise Physiology: Theory and application to fitness and Performance, McGraw-Hill
  • Cashmore E, Making Sense of Sport, Taylor and Frances Ltd
  • Cox RH, Sport Psychology, McGraw-Hill
  • Farrally M R Introduction to Sports Psychology, Coachwise Ltd.
  • Jarvis M, Sports Psychology, Taylor & Francis
  • Davis R, etc. Physical Education and the Study of Sport Mosby Wolfe Pubs. 5th Edition
  • Coakley J J Sport in Society: Issues and Controversies 10e McGraw-Hill
  • Holt R Sport and the British: A Modern History Oxford University Press

Extra-Curricular Programme

We have always had an extensive offering here at Chis & Sid.  Our key focus sports are Rugby Union including VII’s, Netball, Cricket and Dance all of which are offered competitively in the 6th Form.  Additionally, we sometimes compete in Athletics, Swimming, and Cross-country.  Badminton, Fitness and Table Tennis clubs are also available.  With many schools reducing their extra-curricular offer we are proud that we are able to maintain a high quality programme.  We compete against State and Private schools across the South East and enter County and National competitions where our results belie our cohort size.  We have a national reputation of being a strong and competitive sporting school something of which we are very proud.  The department put on regular domestic and international tours for rugby, netball and cricket. Specific sessions are put on for GCSE pupils only.  For further detail please check the Sport tab and the schedule in the link below. 

Key Stage 5 Extra Curricular Activities 2019-20