Physical Education (PE) is a practical based subject, which aims to develop pupils’ creativity skills, competence and performance through a range of activities. PE is a core subject in which pupils receive four hours teaching per fortnight as part of their curriculum. Teaching within Bishop Barrington’s PE department promotes an environment where pupils can enjoy, achieve, and succeed. A high quality learning experience is promoted from excellent teaching and state of the art facilities.
At KS3 pupils build upon and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2. This allows pupils to become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. Pupils learn to understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. Pupils also develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
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Pupils build on skills learnt in KS3 and apply within more complex and demanding activities at KS4. Pupils will develop their knowledge of the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Pupils will develop their personal fitness through a carefully planned, bespoke curriculum which is exciting and engaging. In Core PE, pupils are able to follow a Leadership, Aesthetic (Dance), Outwitting Opponents / Fitness pathway. As part of the pathway programme, pupils will have the opportunity to complete a qualification which will lead to achieve a Level 1 qualification.
There are a range of PE Qualifications which pupils can select to take in KS4. These include GCSE PE, BTEC Performing Arts and Vocational Certificate in Health and Fitness. These courses are delivered in a range of exciting practical and theoretical sessions, preparing pupils for a number of sport related options and pathways when they leave Bishop Barrington School.
The PE department offers a comprehensive extracurricular programme in which clubs are available during a lunch break and after school. These extend the range of activities delivered in PE, which often link with a community club. There are a number of inter and Intra school competitions which are ran throughout the year which gives pupils the opportunity to apply their skills in a competitive environment. There are also opportunities for pupils to compete at area and county competitions. The extracurricular timetable can be found on the School Website, and within the PE Department.