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Our curriculum aims to develop a greater understanding of the physical, social and mental health benefits of regular physical participation in lessons and extracurricular activities. It is our vision for every child to experience success as well as promote an understanding of how to lead a lifelong healthy active lifestyle.
Pupils experience a broad curriculum to promote curiosity, enjoyment, and the opportunity to develop within a variety of roles. This enables pupils to develop and refine fundamental core skills within competitive and non-competitive activities both within and outside the classroom whilst displaying moral integrity, leadership, individuality and creativity. Lessons encourage self-reflection and self-management and encourage the development of interpersonal qualities (such as confidence, communication, resilience, and organisation) allowing pupils to act upon positive criticism in order to improve.
**at Key stage 4 students can opt to study the GCSE PE or Btec Sport Level 2 option alongside core PE.
The Framework of our intent
Our curriculum aims to develop a greater understanding of the physical, social and mental health benefits of regular physical participation in lessons and extracurricular activities. It is our vision for every child to experience success as well as promote an understanding of how to lead a lifelong healthy active lifestyle. Through an engaging curriculum we aim to promote curiosity, enjoyment, and the opportunity for life long participation through experiencing and developing a variety of roles. By developing and refining fundamental core skills learners will be able to participate within a range of competitive and non-competitive activities both within and outside the classroom whilst displaying moral integrity, leadership, individuality and creativity. Lessons will encourage self-reflection in order to self-manage personal performance and develop interpersonal qualities (such as confidence, communication, resilience, self-management and organisation) allowing pupils to act upon positive criticism in order to improve.
Here are some of the key features you can expect from the Physical Education department.
- High levels of engagement
- A broad and inclusive curriculum
- Regular extracurricular programme
To do this, we ensure that we have a broad curriculum for all throughout which is regularly reviewed and remodelled using staff and student feedback.
Guilsborough Academy Vision
How we embed this
We aspire to be our best and to do our best for others
Celebrate the success of pupils within and outside of the lesson.
Encourage pupils to engage and aim high in all lessons.
Maintain a broad and balanced curriculum for all key stages which includes opportunity for stretching our students.
Regular self and peer reflection within lessons to improve performance.
Encourage language rich and engaging lessons.
Create positive role models to raise the aspirations of all students.
Individualised intervention to ensure all students are able to strive to reach their potential.
Encourage leadership roles within and outside of lessons.
Provide opportunities for students to engage with local primary schools creating role models.
We respect ourselves and others
Increased independence and responsibility in lessons (regular use of a variety of roles).
Reinforcement of moral integrity during competition demonstrating good sportsmanship.
Create a safe environment in lessons which allow pupils to challenge concepts and answer questions confidently.
Develop students’ understanding of wider issues they or their peers may face in life.
To provide opportunities for students to interact and represent the Academy within and outside of their community.
Our learning knows no limits
Use of student voice to improve the experience of everyone at Guilsborough.
Regularly reviewing the curriculum offer for our students to ensure it continues to meet their needs.
Students are encouraged to aim high regardless of race, religion, gender or disability.
Provide opportunities for pupils to learn outside of the classroom throughout extracurricular, additional reading and trips.
To maintain that all stakeholders are learners who strive to constantly improve.
To develop a life-long love of learning and sport.
We are global citizens ready for the 21st Century
Allow our students to experience first-hand interaction with other competitors and employers throughout their time at Guilsborough.
Allow students the opportunity to raise awareness and support charitable causes through charity events.
Our Physical Education curriculum journey shows how we develop the skills of our students and the topics the students cover in each year. Click on our learning journey below to view it in more detail.
What is Physical Education like at Guilsborough?
Please watch our short video to see what studying Physical Education at Guilsborough is like.
The staff are friendly and lessons are inclusive and we get to try different sports.
PE gives me the opportunity for a release that I can’t do in other lessons.
I like the variety of activities in lessons and the mixture of practical and theory across exam PE
Extra-Curricular Physical Education activities
Extra-curricular activities are an important part of the PE curriculum and we have a wide variety of clubs and sports for students to participate in. These happen at lunchtime or after school and our sports teams regularly plan in fixtures against other local schools.
More information about extra-curricular PE, including timetables and fixture lists, can be found on the Extra-Curricular page.
Where will Physical Education take me past Year 11?
For those students wishing to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding within the subject you can study either
Please click on the different courses to explore studying these subjects at Guilsborough Sixth Form.
Elements of both courses are also used in many other subjects studied at sixth form and in degrees such at Biology, Psychology and Media.
Following on from studying PE or Sport at Guilsborough whether after Year 11, sixth form or university, you could follow a pathway into some of the following areas as previous students have done so
- Sports Journalist
- Personal Trainer
- PE Teacher/lecturer in sport.
Please visit our Careers Guidance page for more information
Useful resources to support learning in Physical Education
These resources are useful for students to help consolidate knowledge learnt in lessons and to aid revision ;
YouTube A Level Revision
Useful website for self-assessment and learning the basics for BTEC Sport Level 2
Explore YouTube BTEC Revision by clicking here