Physical Education

In physical education lessons, we aim to create opportunities for our students to achieve the following:

  • To develop and maintain an active life-long interest in sport, health and fitness
  • To enhance fitness levels
  • To develop skills in a range of activities and for students to find a sport/activity that they enjoy participating in
  • To help students in fulfilling their sporting potential
  • To experience a variety of different roles within sport, e.g. leadership and coaching.

The practical curriculum at KS3 is designed to introduce, and progressively develop, our students’ skills and confidence across a range of core practical activities and sports.

Alongside our practical PE curriculum, students at Woodroffe are encouraged to develop their theoretical understanding of key principles involved in physical activity from the start of their PE journeys in Year 7. Not only can this support our students in future potential PE and Sport Science qualifications, but it also develops knowledge which will help them to lead healthy, active lifestyles. All of this knowledge is taught as a part of our practical theory curriculum so that students do not miss out on practical lesson time.

In Year 9, students have the option to study the Sport Science pathway. This pathway allows students to build upon key principles which have been developed through practical PE in Years 7 & 8 and allows them the opportunity to further explore how the body works in relation to physical activity. The sport science pathway is in addition to core PE.

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All students in Key Stage 4 will follow a compulsory, two-year, programme for two periods per week. Lessons are split into PE and Games lessons. Games lessons follows a programme of varying games-based activities whilst PE provides students with options regarding the type of practical pathway that they would like to follow. PE pathways at KS4 involves a more diverse range of activities than previously covered at KS3 and includes options such as the following: Cross Fit, Yoga, Pilates, Table Tennis, Parkour, Dance, Trampolining, Fitness Training, Fitness Classes and more (please see curriculum plans for specific pathway outlines for 2019-2020).

Students also have the option to study for a GCSE in Physical Education (OCR) from the start of Year 10. GCSE PE covers both the physical and academic aspects of the subject. Students have three theory sessions and two practical sessions per fortnight which are in addition to core PE practical lessons. This course gives a very good grounding for further sport-based qualifications such as BTEC Sport / A Level PE.

The theoretical component of GCSE PE involves studying a wide range of topics including: Anatomy and Physiology; Physical Training; Socio-cultural Influences; Sports Psychology; and Health, Fitness and Well-being.

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At KS5, we offer the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport. This course will appeal to any student considering further education or a career in Sport. This course is equivalent to two A Levels. Topics covered include (but are not limited to): Anatomy and Physiology; Fitness Training and Programming; Sport Psychology; Sports Coaching; Sports Leadership; and Business in Sport. NB: Depending on student interest, there is scope to offer the Extended Certificate (single A Level equivalent) or the Extended Diploma (three A Level equivalent).

Sixth form students at Woodroffe also benefit from Sixth Form Sport which runs on a Wednesday afternoon. Students are given the opportunity to get practically involved in an area of their own choosing – from competitive sport to a workout in our own, on-site, fitness suite.

Alongside our practical PE curriculum, students at Woodroffe are encouraged to develop their theoretical understanding of key principles involved in physical activity from the start of their PE journeys in Year 7.

Not only can this support our students in future potential PE and Sport Science qualifications but it also develops knowledge which will help them to lead healthy, active lifestyles. All of this knowledge is taught as a part of our practical theory curriculum so that students do not miss out on practical lesson time.

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The school has a vast array of sporting facilities, including: a sports hall; fitness suite; gymnasium, netball courts; extended field space with 2 rugby pitches and multiple football pitches; an ICT suite and a PE classroom.

Mrs Easton

Mrs Easton

Head of PE
Mrs French

Mrs French

PE
Mrs Hutchings

Mrs Hutchings

Assistant Head
Mr Kelly

Mr Kelly

PE
Ms Moses

Ms Moses

PE
Mr Snowling

Mr Snowling

PE

*Please note that fixtures are subject to change.