Mr Randall (Head of Department)
Here at The Hurst it is our mission that all students leave us with at least one of the following:
- Find a love for a sport and continue to explore that sport outside of school
- Become more knowledgeable on how to lead a healthy lifestyle
- Further their study of sport at College and possibly University to pursue a career within the industry
In Key Stage 3 students will find themselves taking a journey through a variety of sports, honing skills and traits that make not only a successful sportsperson, but a well-rounded individual.
Within each lesson students will be encouraged to adopt a range of tactics and strategies to overcome their opponents, thus becoming a knowledgeable sportsperson. As they move through the Key Stage, they will be able to deeply analyse their own as well as others’ performance, whilst having the ability to suggest ways in how to further improve performance. They will find themselves faced with many challenges that require development and refining of personal technique in order to better their performance.
All students will experience the Sport Education Model. The model allows students to adopt a number of roles that broadens their minds and experiences within sport. As well as a performer, students can adopt the role of a coach, manager, organiser, and an official. These roles enable students to explore their personal and social skills, making them that well-rounded individual.
As per the National Curriculum and Department for Education, all students in Yr10 & Yr11 are entitled to physical activity once a week. For one double session a week students get to be physically active within a form of exercise or sport.
GCSE PE and Sports Studies students will have the opportunity to continue their course within the core sessions to maximise their potential grade.
GCSE PE – AQA
About the subject
This qualification appeals to those who wish to broaden their understanding of physical education and sport, whilst also developing and measuring their sporting prowess within three chosen sports. There is a large emphasis on the theoretical aspect of physical education and sport preparing them for further studies.