The aim of the PE department at Mckee is to give pupils the knowledge, values, skills and personal qualities to be confident and keen to take part in sport and physical activities during their time with us, and to inspire lifelong participation in sport . We place a huge emphasis on PE lessons and extended curriculum opportunities. After school activities are now available on 3 of the 5 school days. This includes:
- Tuesday: Table tennis: Participants & officials.
- Wednesday: Badminton: Participants & officials
- Thursday: GCSE Theory catch-up.
Key stage 3:
Throughout this phase of study all students attending the Mckee follow a Physical education programme of study that meets the requirements set by the National curriculum in England.
This abides by the ethos that:
Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should 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.
Key Stage 4 :
Throughout this phase of study the PE curriculum is embedded with a greater proportion of theoretical content. During this time the students follow the GCSE PE AQA syllabus.
This is assessed through 60% Practical and 40% Theory. Students can be entered for either the short or full version of this exam. The course theory covers the following topics;
- The roles of the active participant
- Individual differences
- The demands of performance Health, fitness & a healthy active lifestyle
- School influences
- Cultural and social factors
- Opportunities and pathways available for becoming or remaining in physical activity.
In addition students are assessed in 2 or 4 activities in a variety of roles.