Mr Morgan – Head of Department
Mrs Hyde – Teacher of girls PE
Mrs Rees – Teacher of PE/Progress coordinator Y7
Mr Thomas – Teacher of PE/Progress coordinator Y8
Mr Lavender – Rugby development Officer
The Physical Education department aims to instil a love of all sports and physical activities. We promote the idea of life time participation and the importance of a healthy, active, balanced lifestyle. We encourage students to appreciate that involvement in sport is more that participation through encouraging our young people to lead, coach and officiate activities. This is heavily emphasised in our Dragon Multi skills pro- gramme. Through physical literacy we aim to develop skills across the three strands of Oracy, Reading and Writing. We also deliver competitive activities such as rugby, netball and football, health related fit- ness, outdoor and adventurous activities and swimming. We are very fortunate to have a swimming pool, a mountain bike track, climbing wall, along with a state of the arts sports centre, which includes a fitness suite.
Students can opt to complete a two year study for GCSE PE. Like all schools in Wales we will be following the WJEC course which comprises of 50% theory along with 50% practical. Students will need to sit a written paper comprising of general sports science principles along with socio-cultural elements. They will be expected to produce a personal exercise plan as part of their course work. In the practical sense students will be assessed in three sports from different activity blocks. Students who do not opt for GCSE PE will follow our PE/Games programme where the emphasis is on personal choice. Students can experience a full range of activities including basketball, swimming, mountain biking, badminton and much more.
Students are offered the opportunity of studying A Level Physical Education with the support of experienced departmental staff. Again, like GCSE we will be offering the WJEC course. Students will take two theory units at AS and again at A Level. Overall the theory elements constitute 60% of the full A Level. The content of the theory is broadly under three areas: Exercise Physiology and Performance, Sports Psychology and Socio-cultural Studies. Students will also be assessed in their chosen sport. Firstly as a player/performer and then as a coach or official. This will make up 40% of the overall assessment at A Level. Within the practical module, students will need to produce a personal performance profile document
Numerous sporting activities. Entering various competitions from town to town.
“Our PE lessons are fun”
“The skills we practice have really helped me develop more confidence”