Common questions from Parents:
“My son isn’t very good at PE. How will he cope?”
No problem! He will be provided with an environment whereby he feels comfortable and well supported whilst working with peers of similar ability to himself. Staff will provide timely feedback and guidance to ensure that he fully understands and is able to make progress.
“My daughter is already at a high level.”
Great! We will encourage her to fulfil her potential within School and outside clubs offering links and programmes run within Hampshire. They may even be asked to take on additional roles such as coach or team leader, where they can share and demonstrate their high level of skill and expertise.
“My children live and breathe sport. They drive me up the wall!”
Wonderful! Encourage them to take part in as much as possible through our extensive extra-curricular programme. We run clubs from 7.30am every morning in the form of the Multi Gym Club, as well as the girls basketball squads training. There are sessions on every break and lunch time which are led by our newly formed Sports Ambassadors. If that was not enough, every day after school there are clubs running which range from badminton to unihoc!
All students have the opportunity to experience and learn through a variety of different sports ranging from football, netball, basketball and badminton to the less traditionally taught sports like golf, bowling and ice skating. All students are given regular feedback and are encouraged to further develop and improve their skills but acting upon advice from staff, coaches, their peers and through self-assessments. The curriculum covers a broad range of sporting activities with the intention of students having the chance to experiment with new and up and coming sports, with influences taken from the world’s sporting events such as the Olympic Games. In KS4 they will be placed into a routeway which best suit the needs of the individuals. These routeways come in the form of highly competitive groups, individual sports and activities to an aesthetically based programme. Students will continue to participate in sports such as football, table tennis, badminton, fitness and trampolining to name but a few and will also have off site experiences, utilising the excellent facilities in the surrounding area. They will also have the opportunity to undertake Leadership Awards such as Aldworth Sport Leaders. We have developed extensive links with local Junior and Infant Schools so students gain experience of leading others through a variety of coaching sessions and even helping to run their end of year sports day. This is a fantastic course run by the PE staff which will provide them with the key skills and qualities to progress to further qualifications, whether it is in the sports industry or working with children.
NCFE V-Cert in Health and Fitness
The department has recently introduced this new sports qualification for KS4 students. The course provides an excellent foundation to study sport at A-level. The course is divided into four units - three of which are internally assessed in the form of portfolios, audio/visual recordings and assignments. The other unit is externally assessed, and the students are required to sit a two-hour paper-based exam. The course aims are to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of health and fitness as well as working in the industry. Work is assessed using Pass, Merit, Distinction criteria all of which are equivelant to A*-G grades (9-1 system). Students will continue to do practical work in the form of fitness sessions, classes and be required to perform a variety of fitness tests.
The department’s extra-curricular programme is thriving. We run teams in basketball, football, netball, tennis, rugby, badminton, athletics, cricket and rounders. We also compete in dance and trampolining. Activities run before school, at break, at lunch and after school in order to cater for as many students wishing to participate as possible. We encourage all students to attend the clubs to ensure that they maintain a healthy active lifestyle, whereby they acquire new skills, have the ability to challenge themselves within a competitive situation through fixtures and to make new friends. These clubs are always well attended and enjoyed by all of our students - we even have outside coaches who come in to deliver a variety of these sessions.
Gifted and Talented
Students identified as gifted and talented in sport are provided with excellent opportunities to excel and improve their skills and understanding. The department has links with Surrey University to provide sessions for our gifted and talented students. The visits to the world class facilities provide an opportunity for students to experience advanced fitness testing and training techniques. Opportunities will be provided to allow students to adopt leadership roles within the department, working closely alongside the extra-curricular programme.
For more detailed curriculum information, please see the documents below.