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Physical Education

Mrs Clark
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)
  • Football
  • Trampolining
  • Hockey
  • Rounders
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Athletics
  • Softball

Students also take part in 1 hour of theory per week where students learn about topics such as the structure of the body, fitness methods and training and how to be a good leader. This is to help prepare students when given the opportunity to take PE in Key Stage 4 as an examination subject.

 
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:

  • Football
  • Trampolining
  • Hockey
  • Rounders
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Athletics
  • Softball

In Year 10 students have the option to complete a Level 1/2 Sports Leaders qualification where they will develop leadership skills and put them in to practice with students in younger years.

In KS4 students can opt to study BTEC Level 1/2 Award in Sport (Syllabus Number 600/4779/3). During the course students cover a variety of topics including; Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Practical Sports Performance, Training for Personal Fitness and Leading Sports Activities. The course is assessed by online examination (25%) and assignment work (75%) which is both internally and externally moderated.

 
Key Stage 5

In Post 16 students can study OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Syllabus Number 05826-05829, 05872). During the course students cover 8 mandatory and 3 optional units. Some of the units include; Body systems and the effects of physical activity, Sport coaching and activity leadership. The course is assessed through completion of assignments which are both internally and externally moderated.

Outside of the curriculum we offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities during lunchtime and after school. These activities include, athletics, badminton, basketball, dodge ball, fitness, football, freestyle gymnastics, gymnastics, netball, 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:

  • Plain navy blue shorts/jogging bottoms
  • Pumps/trainers

 

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 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.

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Thank you,

Mrs E Clark – Head of Physical Education

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