Physical Education and Sport at St.Benedict’s benefits from a team of enthusiastic and energetic teaching staff, fantastic facilities and a whole host of extra-curricular sporting activities.

Our students take part in a wide range of sports and disciplines such as football, netball, trampolining, hockey, basketball and rugby. It is available at varying levels; elite, league and amateur or just for fun.

Our philosophy in the Physical Education department is summed up in this quote by the late Nelson Mandela and we invite anyone to come and have a go.

“Sport has the power to change the world and unite in a way that little else does. Sport speaks to the youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. Sport laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.” Nelson Mandela

What Will You Do - KS3?

Students are taught four lessons of Physical Education per fortnight during which they have opportunities to try out a number of different disciplines including invasion games, athletics, football, net games and gymnastics.

What Will You Do - KS4?

We offer GCSE Physical Education at Key Stage 4.

Students not taking a GCSE Physical Education qualification are taught two lesson of Physical Education per fortnight as part of our core Physical Education curriculum.

There are also plenty of additional opportunities to get involved in extra curricular activities. All are welcome to join any sports clubs running at anytime.

Edexcel GCSE Physical Education

Students in Year 10 and 11 have four lessons of GCSE Physical Education a fortnight plus 2 lessons of core Physical Education a fortnight.

Aims

  • Encourage students to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad course of study and to develop an awareness and appreciation of their own and others’ cultures in relation to physical education.
  • Encourage creativity and decision-making skills to enable students to plan effectively for performances and to respond to changing situations.
  • Prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
  • Enable students to become increasingly physically competent through being actively engaged in a range of physical activities, and to become increasingly effective in their performance in different types of physical activity and roles such as player/participant, leader and official.
  • Enable students to develop their ability to engage independently and successfully in different types of physical activity, and to develop and maintain their involvement in physical activity as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.

The Course

The course covers two units in total – one on the theory behind Physical Education and Sport and the other on the practical element including performance and personal exercise programme:

Pe 1

Pe 2

Pe 3

Pe 4

Facilities

The Facilities we have here at St-Benedicts are;

  • Grass Athletics Track
  • Cricket wicket and nets
  • Extensive Trampoline equipment
  • Netball courts
  • Sports Hall
  • Football Pitches
  • Hockey Pitch
  • Rugby Pitch
  • Tennis Courts

Physical Education After School Clubs

There is a high emphasis placed on extra-curricular activity in the Physical Education department at St.Benedict’s and we offer an extensive range of opportunities for students of all levels and interests. There are many traditional team games involved in competitive leagues and cup competitions as well as recreational activities such as Trampolining, Handball, Fitness, Cross Country, Badminton, Dance/Aerobics, and Tennis. We are a successful School in most sports with many students going on to represent County and Regional levels.

Facilities

  • Grass Athletics Track
  • Cricket wicket and nets
  • Extensive Trampoline equipment
  • Netball courts
  • Sports Hall
  • Football Pitches
  • Hockey Pitch
  • Rugby Pitch
  • Tennis Courts

Physical Education Staff and Responsibilities

The PE department is made up of 2 full-time members of staff, each with their own set of skills and experiences to aid students’ learning. Head of Department – Mr K Alford, PE Teachers Mrs A Grudzinska & Mr M Wallington

Extra Curricular Clubs Autumn 2016

For further information please contact Mr K Alford, Head of the P.E. Department