The Physical Education Department staffing comprises five full-time and two part-time qualified teachers. The Department is well resourced and enjoys the benefit of a large sports hall, a fitness room, a dance studio, and a playing field area with rugby and a multi-use games area.
Key Stage 3
All students have PE lessons each week at Emmanuel College. Futher details of the Key Stage 3 programme can be downloaded here.
Key Stage 4
GCSE Syllabus: AQA PE 3581 / AQA PE 3583
Key Stage 4 Overview
GCSE PE Specification
The course looks at all factors affecting physical performance in sport and reasons for participation in physical activities. Basic exercise physiology, sports psychology and social and cultural issues affecting sport are also examined.
Students will cover four practical activities, such as rugby or athletics, chosen from a long list of sports. The four activities have to be chosen from at least two of six available categories for Physical Education. The categories are:
- Athletics Activities
- Gymnastic Activities
- Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
For the Games qualification students choose four games from three different categories. These categories are:
Students will be assessed on their demonstration of skills and application of them in a competitive situation and ability to assess other players. Students will also be required to plan, perform and evaluate a personal exercise programme.
60% of final mark
Students are assessed in four different sporting activities and also plan, perform and monitor a six-week personal exercise programme in Year 11.
Students are given a wide choice of practical activities and assessed on their ability in Year 10. In Year 11 they try to improve these marks and they are also assessed on their application of rules and their ability to take on different roles within the sport. They will also be formally assessed on their ability to observe and analyse others' performance. Practical work finishes in March of Year 11 so that more time can be devoted to theory work.
Key Stage 5
Year 12 have the option to take A2 Physical Education
A2 Syllabus: AQA A2 Physical Education
We offer a wide range of activities designed to offer new experiences and aimed at promoting ongoing participation in sporting activities, and exercise outside of College. Sixth Form PE also gives those who are members of College teams more time to practice together. Students are offered these various different activities on a six-week rotation. Examples of these activities are:
Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Badminton, Aerobics, Weights, Table Tennis, Tennis, Trampolining, Swimming, Fencing, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, Football, and Squash
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award is offered to year 12s and includes four elements: volunteering, skill, physical activity and the expedition. Expedition training takes place during Sixth Form PE after the Christmas break, and two weekend practice expeditions are carried out before the final assessment early in Year 13.
A Gold Award group now runs alongside the Silver groups, but students start this award in Year 11.
CSLA (Community Sports Leadership Award) is a widely recognised qualification that helps young people to gain knowledge and confidence in leading sports activities with children. Students have the option to follow this course during the second two terms of Year 12.