Welcome to the Physical Education Faculty at New College Leicester.
Here at New College Leicester the Physical Education (PE) faculty believes in participation above all. We offer new innovative sports and activities alongside the more traditional. Our aim is to create a curriculum that is relevant, exciting and inclusive for all.
Staff are committed to high standards and encourage all students to develop their potential. We use sport to motivate and engage as well as using it to promote the healthy lifestyles that are essential to our students as they leave education.
Key Stage 3
2 hours of Core Physical Education is taught to all students in Years 7 and 8 as it is very important to continue to participate in PE lessons in order to develop a healthy lifestyle and to remain active. Some of the sports we teach in Key Stage 3 are:
- Swimming at New Parks Leisure Centre (Year 7 only)
- Table Tennis
Key Stage 4
2 hours of Core Physical Education is also taught to all students in Years 9, 10 and 11. Some of the many sports taught and played at Key Stage 4 are:
- Table Tennis
Students can also opt to study OCR GCSE Physical Education (Syllabus Number J587) for an additional 3 hours per week. During the course you will cover a variety of activities, such as:
- Fitness testing and training programmes.
- Practical sports and assessments of risk.
- Anatomy and physiology—bones, muscles and functions.
- Biomechanics of sport.
The course is assessed by examination (70%) and practical performance in three sports (30%).
Key Stage 5
In Post 16 students can study Pearson BTEC Level 1 and 2 First Certificate in Sport (Syllabus Number EPE06). During the course you will complete 8 units of work, 3 of which are mandatory and 5 are optional which you can select from a choice of (for example):
- The mind and sports performance.
- Leading sports activities.
- Promotion and sponsorship in sport.
- Lifestyle and well-being.
- Injury and sports performer.
Six of the eight units are assessed internally by your tutor and with two units being externally assessed via exams. This course is equivalent of two GCSE’s.
Outside of the curriculum we offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities during lunchtime and after school. These activities include, athletics, badminton, basketball, circus skills, cricket, dodge ball, fitness, football, freestyle gymnastics, gymnastics, rounders and trampolining. Students are rewarded for attendance and effort at all extracurricular clubs and click on the link towards the end of this page for the extra-curricular timetable.
New activities are frequently introduced to meet the needs and interests of the students, as we believe it is important for all students to have the opportunity to find a sport that they enjoy, and can continue to participate in, throughout life.
What is the correct PE kit?
All students must wear:
- Purple t-shirt with collar and the College logo, purchased from Uniform Direct or Schoolwear Solutions
- Plain navy blue shorts/jogging bottoms
Correct PE kit must be worn to every lesson.
What do I do if I cannot do PE?
You must bring a note and still wear your PE kit.
To see the lunchtime and extra-curricular activities and clubs for the Physical Education Faculty, please click here.
To see the latest events and news from the Physical Education Faculty please click here.
Mr K Fitzpatrick – Head of Physical Education