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Physical Education

Introduction

We offer a wide range of sports and adhere to the National Curriculum, whilst always taking into account the needs and abilities of our students.  In Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils have 4 lessons a fortnight, in Years 10 and 11 pupils have 3 core lessons a fortnight.  If pupils select GCSE PE they will have an additional 4 lessons of GCSE PE a fortnight.

We offer GCSE PE as an option in Year 10/11, using the OCR examination boards.  There are two elements which make up the GCSE programme; theory and practical.  The theory element is heavily science based, and examines the effects of exercise on the body, how training can improve performance, and understanding ways of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, this is worth 70% .  The practical element allows you to develop your knowledge and practical skills in a range of different physical activities, this is worth 30%.

Our department also runs many extra-curricular clubs available for all pupils to attend; this includes practical sports and GCSE theory revision.  These clubs take place after school or on a Wednesday lunch, the timetable is emailed out in the newsletter, your daughter does not need to sign up, she just needs to show up!

We take part in all of the local Thurrock School leagues in Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Cricket, Trampoline, Football, District Cross Country, and District Athletics.  We also participate in county Netball and Football Cups and national Athletic and Cross Country competitions.

The Kit List

The compulsory PE clothing:

  • Navy and White Sue's Polo
  • Navy and White Sue's Skort
  • Navy Sue's Shorts
  • White Football socks
  • White ankle socks
  • Supportive sports trainers (Not plimsolls / Vans / Converse etc.)

The optional clothing is:

  • Navy Sue's Leggings
  • Navy Sue's Tracksuit bottoms
  • Red Sue's Hoodie

The compulsory PE equipment for Years 7, 8 & 9:

  • Shin pads
  • Gum Shield

The optional equipment for Years 7, 8 & 9:

  • Studded football boots (blades not allowed for rugby)

The curriculum currently followed is:

Year 7

  • Term 1: Cross country / Athletics / Rugby / Dance / Netball
  • Term 2: Gymnastics / Football / Badminton / OAA
  • Term 3: Athletics / Rounders / Cricket / Volleyball

Year 8

  • Term 1: Cross country / Athletics / Rugby / Dance / Netball
  • Term 2: Gymnastics / Football / Badminton / OAA
  • Term 3: Athletics / Rounders / Cricket / Volleyball

Year 9

  • Term 1: Cross country / Athletics / Rugby / Dance / Netball
  • Term 2: Gymnastics / Football/ Badminton/ OAA
  • Term 3: Athletics / Rounders / Cricket / Volleyball / GCSE PE

Year 10

Participation pathway

  • Term 1: Cross country / Fitness / Games
  • Term 2: Badminton / Dance Competition
  • Term 3: Athletics / Rounders / Cricket

Performance Pathway

  • Term 1: Cross country / Athletics / Netball
  • Term 2: Trampoline / Dance Competition
  • Term 3: Cricket / Athletics

Year 11

  • Term 1: Fitness / Games
  • Term 2: Badminton / Frisbee
  • Term 3: Striking and Fielding