Curriculum Intent and ImplementationWe believe the work we do in P.E. is central to all students' physical and mental well-being. Our intention in the P.E Department, therefore, is to ensure all students can engage in physical activity and sport, regardless of their needs or sporting abilities, and ensure all members of our school community have access to the knowledge and experiences they need to make sound choices about their own health, during and beyond their time at secondary school.
We aim to offer high-quality provision for all students in Key Stage Three and Four, and also for those who wish to pursue their sporting or fitness goals in Key Stage Five. We also seek to ensure theory teaching enables those students who wish to take GCSE or Advanced Level PE to challenge themselves practically and think theoretically, critically, and analytically, so that they can apply high-level knowledge in examinations, with confidence.
The curriculum is implemented by subject specialists, each who brings their own sporting expertise to lessons, which are pacey, challenging, and fun. We differentiate the teaching & learning, so that each student can set and improve on their own Personal Bests; and develop an enthusiasm for sport and an awareness of its importance locally, nationally, and globally.
Extra-curricular clubs and sports teams are very important to us at KGGS, and we work hard to ensure our students can represent the school in fixtures and competitions. To this end, we utilise external coaches to increase opportunities for extra-curricular activities in some sports, such as badminton and basketball. To name but a few, our students regularly represent the school in local, county, and regional netball, boccia, waterpolo, gymnastics, athletics and cross-country competitions. Our students are also regulars at local fixtures in football, volleyball, table tennis and golf.
Review our PE Curriculum Map for a detailed overview of the core knowledge and skills covered in Physical Education.
Key Stage 3In Year 7, each student participates in five lessons per fortnight, honing their skills in basic core movement and developing an understanding of rules and tactics in a range of sports, as well as learning how choreograph to music. In Years 8 and 9, students take part in four lessons per fortnight, learning to develop more sophisticated sporting techniques and challenge themselves in new and familiar sports. The focus is on setting and achieving their own personal bests as well as improving strategy in team sports.
Whether they are experienced at sports or wanting to try out something new, we are keen that students in Key Stage Three get involved in extra-curricular opportunities, such as those offered at lunchtimes and in after school sports clubs, inter-form and inter-house competitions, and local and national fixtures.