Physical Education: Curriculum
Key Stage 3
- The curriculum in year 7 and 8 gives each boy the opportunity to try out a variety of different sports while developing the Wilson's core concept skills. Once a year the pupils perform the Wilson's fitness test – including Speed and Agility, Co-ordination, Cardio-vascular fitness and Power. We use this baseline assessment to monitor progress across the different disciplines from year 7 to year 10.
PE curriculum lessons are taught to years 7 & 8 in their house classes for 1 hour a week. Within these lessons, sports are taught in six/seven week half term blocks including Core Skills, Basketball, Cricket, Futsal, Volleyball and Athletics.
Games afternoons are taught in smaller, differentiated groups for 1 to 1½ hours a week. In the Autumn and Spring Term students will participate in 1 or 2 of these Sports; Representative Football, Representative Rugby, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, and Fitness. In the Summer Term students will participate in Athletics, Cricket and House Competitions. The House Competitions are an integral part of the sports department. The competitions are differentiated within each class and encompass various sports, and all pupils take part.
Key Stage 4
- In PE lessons the year group is divided into two and the boys will participate in either Football, Badminton, Table Tennis or Fitness in the Autumn and Spring Terms, and Cricket, Athletics, Football, Volleyball or Fitness in the Summer Term. Once within each term the fitness tests are carried out to monitor fitness levels and progress.
The Games afternoons in years 9, 10 and 11 give the pupils the option to choose their journey. In the Autumn and Spring terms the options include Representative Football, Representative Rugby, Football, Basketball, Table-Tennis and Fitness.. The Summer options include Cricket, Representative Athletics, Cricket, Tennis, Squash, , Badminton, Football and Fitness. House competitions continue to be an integral part of the sports department, which are differentiated within each class and encompassing various sports and all pupils take part.
GCSE PE is taught in year 9, 10 and 11. The examination board is Edexcel. The specification is split over 3 years incorporating practical activities to teach the theory where possible. Each week the course delivers one lesson of theory and a further practical lesson. The focus for practical lessons changes every half-term. The weighting for the practical and theory is 40% practical and 60% theory. The theory paper is split into two papers (paper one – 1 hour 15 minutes, paper two - 1 hour 45 minutes) to be taken at the end of Year 11. The practical is assessed on each pupil's three best performed sporting disciplines from a large selection of sports. See this link for more detailed information about the GCSE PE course content.
Key Stage 5
- Games afternoons are on Wednesdays. The boys have the option to play for representative teams in local, county and national competitions. The Sports that they can represent the School in are: Football 1st–6th XI, Rugby 1st XV, Basketball, Badminton, Table-Tennis, Cross-Country, Cricket 1st -3rd XI, Tennis and Squash. Pupils also make very good use of the Fitness Suite at lunch times and after school.