Physical Education

Faculty: Physical Education

Head of Faculty: Mr P Smith

Throughout Key Stage 3 students are taught PE in mixed ability groups. Students receive 2 hours of PE a week. Assessments are completed every half term to track and monitor the progress of students in each subject. Feedback is provided to students in terms of the skills they are working towards or have mastered. Targets for further improvement are then shared with students.

At Key Stage 4 all students continue to be taught PE for 1 hour a week and PE is also a subject that is taught as a GCSE option. Students that opt to take PE in Key Stage 4 have 3 hours a week and are working towards one GCSE qualification. They follow OCR GCSE Physical Education (J587). They will be awarded a grade 1-9 following their GCSE examinations in the summer of Year 11. Assessments to track progress are set regularly throughout each half term. With feedback being related to GCSE criteria to highlight areas of strength and development throughout the course.

Throughout their time at Hawkley Hall, students are taught the following key skills:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport
  • Analyse and evaluate the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport
  • Demonstrate and apply relevant skills and techniques in physical activity and sport
    Analyse and evaluate performance

 

 

Overview of the PE Curriculum

The topics students cover throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 are outlined in the table below:

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
7 Football/ Volleyball

Netball/ Hockey

Badminton/ Rugby

Dance/ Volleyball

Leadership/ Table Tennis

Fitness/ Gymnastics

Fitness/ Handball

Badminton/ table tennis

Striking and fielding/ Athletics / Trampolining Striking and fielding/ Athletics
8 Football/ Volleyball

Netball/ Hockey

Badminton/ Rugby

Dance/ Volleyball

Leadership/ Table Tennis

Fitness/ Gymnastics

Fitness/ Handball

Badminton/ table tennis

Striking and fielding/ Athletics / Trampolining Striking and fielding/ Athletics
9 Football/ Volleyball

Netball/ Hockey

Badminton/ Rugby

Dance/ Volleyball

Leadership/ Table Tennis

Fitness/ Gymnastics

Fitness/ Handball

Badminton/ table tennis

Striking and fielding/ Athletics / Trampolining Striking and fielding/ Athletics
10 Students follow GCSE specification.

In core PE students have a choice from a range of sports.

11

 

GCSE Exam Board Specification

The specification code for GCSE PE is J587. Click here to view the GCSE specification

 

Additional Information

The physical education department provide an extensive range of extra-curricular provision. There are numerous clubs at lunchtime and after school. Students should check the extra-curricular timetable for further details.

 

Teaching Staff

Mrs P Wilson Head of Faculty
Mr P Smith Assistant Headteacher
Mr L Coupland Head of Boys PE
Miss C Furlong Teacher of PE
Mr C Cassidy Teacher of PE and Head of Year
Miss S Taberner Teacher of PE
Mr A Duncalf School and Community Sport Co-ordinator