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Physical Education

'The only one who can tell you "you can't win" is you and you don't have to listen.'

Jessica Ennis


Students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of different sporting activities which reflect the programmes of study laid down in the National Curriculum for Physical Education. 


It is hoped that the curriculum offered helps to inspire students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities to the best of their ability.  We provide opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness as well as learning a range of life-skills including the ability to work in a team, respect and fairness.

Key Stage 3 PE

This is our initial opportunity to assess and raise cultural capital within our subject by introducing students to traditional sports from our culture and history and integrate the core values associated with them.

Across the three years we offer a broad and diverse range of physical activities to engage and inspire students to participate in lifelong physical activity.

The curriculum promotes personal development, skill acquisition, teamwork including leadership and effective communication as well promoting a healthy active balanced lifestyle. All our teaching is underpinned with theoretical knowledge and the opportunity for practical application, but most of all we have developed a curriculum that is challenging and fun.

At Enfield County School for Girls we encourage students to be competitive through Sports Days and interform competitions as well as providing the opportunity for students to participate in fixtures against local schools. We have an extensive array of fixtures in a variety of sports which allows us to target a wide range of interests.

 

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Netball

Team Building & Football

Netball

Team Building & Football

Netball

Team Building & Volleyball

Basketball

Fitness

Basketball

Fitness

Basketball

Fitness

Dance

Alternative Sports

Dance

Alternative Sports

Dance

Alternative Sports

Gymnastics

Tag Rugby

Parkour

Tag Rugby

Parkour

Badminton

Athletics

Rounders

Athletics

Rounders

Athletics

Rounders

Athletics

Cricket

Athletics

Cricket

Sport Ed

Sport Ed

 

Key Stage 4  PE

Physical education is taught as a core subject to all students in Year 10 and 11 but does not lead to a key stage 4 qualification. Lessons offer students the chance to develop and progress as well as to consolidate the skills they have learnt in key stage 3.

Students have access to a broad curriculum with the aim of instilling the importance of adopting a physically active lifestyle. As well as continuing some of the activities they covered in key stage 3, we also offer new sports such as trampolining and table tennis.

At Enfield County School for Girls we encourage students to be competitive through Sports Days and interform competitions as well as providing the opportunity for students to participate in fixtures against local schools. We have an extensive array of fixtures in a variety of sports which allows us to target a wide range of interests.

GCSE PE

This course builds on theoretical content delivered during practical sessions throughout key stage 3. GCSE PE offers our students an opportunity to continue their love and interest in sport in a more in depth and detailed manner, and it also promotes the endless list of potential sporting endeavours available to student’s post education both recreationally and as paid work.

There are many different GCSE providers and we have opted to go with Pearson Edexcel. Following the recent reforms many of the specifications are very similar, covering the same course content but being assessed in a slightly different way, we feel that we have fantastic knowledge of the Pearson Edexcel course infrastructure and can deliver a tailored, inclusive and accessible course. We have 5 lessons over a fortnight and they are split into theory and practical lessons, with a heavier weight on theory lessons. This reflects the course weighting of 60% theory and 40% Practical. 

In year 10, student’s cover Paper 1, Topic 3 which looks at  Physical Training in sport, we can adopt a practically element to many of the theoretical topics in year 10 to promote engagement and solidify the learning process. Year 10 is also an opportunity to explore some practical sports, students will engage in a few sports to try and identify the three they will take through for moderation.  It is expected that if students want to perform in a particular sport that the school does not offer, they should attend a sports club outside of school.  In year 10 we also complete the ‘Personal Exercise Programme’ coursework piece, this starts in year 10 with fitness testing and culminates in year 11 completing the different sections alongside the course content delivered in lesson. We have found that teaching the content at the same time as completing the coursework has been very beneficial for students in their written work and their knowledge recall.

Within the department all of our teachers that have delivered GCSE PE across a number of specifications and exam boards, and that wealth of knowledge and experience has been very useful in creating and delivering a well rounded inclusive GCSE curriculum to the students at Enfield County School for Girls.

Our Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms J Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.