About the PE Department

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The PE department is an energetic and exciting department with 5 members full-time members of staff, which is quickly moving forward.  We have excellent facilities which include a sports hall, projectile hall, use of the Fitness Suite and Snooker room, a gym, dance studio and three large playing fields.

 

What we aim to achieve:

Most importantly we are endeavouring to ensure that all young learners become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning and make progress.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

 In the Physical Education department at The Hurst Community College, we are aiming to build on established success to raise standards further in PE and sport.  It will harness the motivating power of sport to engage all its syudents, to promote social inclusion and develop leadership qualities.

Physical Education is based upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity.  However, the mere acquisition of knowledge and skills is not enough.  The mission of Physical Education at The Hurst is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, producive and fulfillinglife.

 The Importance of Physical Education

 

PE develops pupils' competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.

A high-quality PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.  They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to peform successfully.  When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, and use the situation and make decisions.  They also reflect on their own and others' performances and find ways to improve them.  As a result they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy active lifestyles,  Discovering what they like to do, what their apitudes are at school and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

PE helps pupils develop personally and socially.  They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fitness and of personal and social responsibility.  They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating.  Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive creative and challenging situations.

 

(www.qca.org.uk/curriculum)

The above statement from the QCA encompasses what we in the Physical Education department at The Husrt Community College are endeavouring to encapsulate in all that we do in relation to curriculum delivery.

Subcategories

Key Stage 3 - PE

At The Hurst, the PE department offer a broad range of team and individual curriculum based activities to allow our student to get the most out of their Key Stage 3 PE sessions.

Whilst enjoying and improving on their sporting abilities, they will develop an extensive knowledge of sports and exercise, learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle, whilst building confidence and learning how to evaluate their performance and that of others.  

Key Stage 4 - PE

Within Key Stage 4, all pupils will continue to participate in Core PE, enjoying a variety of sports and activities in Years 10 and 11 and assisting them with their healthy lifestyle.  We also offer two options for students following an academic route to choose from, GSCE Physical Education and BTEC Sport qualifications.