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Hilbre High School Humanities College

Hilbre High School
Humanities College

Physical Education

We aim to enable all students to achieve their full potential by catering for their intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs, so that they may, when they leave school, become active participants in society and responsible contributors to it, capable of achieving as much independence as possible.

Physical Education has much to offer in the development and enrichment of the 'whole' person. "Not to have a substantial provision for Physical Education in the curriculum would deny students their entitlement to a broad, balanced, progressive and enjoyable education" (B.A.A.L.P.E.).   It is primarily a practical subject and it is better placed than most to cater for the physical needs of children. Students learn best through their experience of movement, although observation is an important aspect of this development, which should lead to enhanced performance, greater knowledge, understanding and a sense of achievement.

This subject, however, is not solely concerned with the physical. It can also contribute to the intellectual, social and emotional needs of children.

The Physical Education facilities at Hilbre are excellent with a sports hall, gymnasium, netball courts, tennis courts, extensive playing fields and a fitness suite. All students will take part in a wide range of sporting activities in the first two years, leading to increased specialisation in Years 9, 10 and 11.

Year 7 and 8

Introducing and developing a range of sports leading to a breadth of knowledge across all areas of the curriculum. The quality and extent of provision of Physical Education in our feeder primary schools varies massively.  It is the aim of year 7 and 8 PE to give pupils a broad education and experience across a variety of sports to fill in the pre-existing gaps.  During year 7 and 8, pupils develop basic techniques and acquire knowledge of the rules associated with the sports in which they are participating. 

Movement:  Games:

Gymnastic Activities: Gymnastics, Trampolining

Athletic Activities: Indoor and Outdoor Athletics

Health and Fitness

Sports Hall Games: Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball

Outdoor Winter Games: Netball, Football, Hockey, Rugby,

Outdoor Summer Games: Rounders, Softball, Cricket, Tennis

Year 9 Core:

Making a transition from the more formal teaching of Year 7 and 8, into the recreational style of Year 10 and 11.  Pupils develop more advanced skills and techniques, start to develop tactical awareness in team games.  Whilst also starting to make informed choices about sports that they are good at, but also enjoy and would want to pursue on a recreational level.

Year 10 and 11 Core:

In Years 10 and 11,  the focus of PE changes.  It is about developing pupils' positive attitudes to sport and exercise and equipping them with the skills to maintain this after they leave school, so that they can live a healthy active lifestyle.  PE is much more recreational, with pupils being given choice over their activities to encourage participation rather than refusal.

The positive impact on pupils' social, emotional and mental health, especially during examination periods, is important and there is overwhelming evidence that participating in sport and physical activity has positive effects upon this.

Examination Classes:

Key Stage 4:

At Key Stage 4 we offer OCR Cambridge National Level 1 / 2 Sports Studies.
This is a vocational course.  Pupils get 1 practical lesson a week, and the rest are theory lessons. 

Unit Title

Type of Unit

When?

Contemporary Issues in Sport

Written Examination

Taken in Year 11

Developing Sports Skills

Coursework unit, set by examination board

1 practical lesson a week throughout years 9 - 11

Sports Leadership

Coursework unit, set by examination board

Completed in Year 9

Developing Knowledge and Skills in Outdoor Activities

Coursework unit, set by examination board

Completed in Year 10

Key Stage 5 Foundation:

At foundation level we offer OCR Cambridge Technical Level 2 Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity.

Unit Title

Type of Unit

When?

Physical Activity Health and Wellbeing

Written External Examination

January

Physical preparation and readiness for Sport and Physical Activity

Written External Examination

June

Inclusivity, Equality and Diversity in Delivering Sport and Physical Activity

Coursework unit, set by examination board

Throughout the year

Leading Sport and Physical Activity

Coursework unit, set by examination board

Throughout the Year

Key Stage 5:

At Key Stage 5 we offer OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity. 

Unit Title

Type of Unit

When?

Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity

Written Examination

June Year 12

Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership

Coursework unit, set by examination board

Throughout Year 12

Sports Organisation and Development

Written Examination

January Year 13

Biomechanics and Movement Analysis

Coursework unit, set by examination board

Throughout Year 13, taught via ‘Topic approach’ as they both interlink.

Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activities

Coursework unit, set by examination board

 

Extra Curricular Activities and Opportunities:

 

Throughout the year, the extra curricular activities change line with the sporting season.  We offer a  wide range of activities, catering for both recreational and competitive players.

Games:

Netball, Football, Rugby, Badminton, Volleyball, Tennis, Rounders, Basketball, Cricket

Movement:

Fitness club, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Free Running, Athletics

Outdoor Education:

Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE, Climbing