The vision of the department and strive to do the best for our students by providing an enriching curricular and extra-curricular programme of study. PE is an essential part of a child’s development, the balanced programme offers a variety of activities to enhance skills for performance, develop and harness leadership and officiating skills whilst building self-esteem, resilience, team work, confidence, fair play and respect. Giving pupils the chance to improve health and well-being creating a lifelong love for sport, leading to them being physically active and healthy.
PE is a core subject for all students with the exception of post 16 students who may opt to choose Physical Education activities as part of their Enrichment Programme.
Students who opt for PE at Key stage 4 will be entered for BTEC Award Sport equivalent to one GCSE:
The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport has been designed primarily for young people aged 14 to 19 who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key
It has been developed to:
● encourage personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of sports and exercise activities
● give learners a wider understanding and appreciation of health-related fitness, sports and exercise through a selection of optional specialist units
● encourage learners to develop their people, communication, planning and team-working skills by having the opportunity to select from optional units available in the qualification structure
● provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees
● give opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a nationally recognised level 1 or level 2 vocationally-specific qualification
● give full-time learners the opportunity to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences, or on to GCE AS or A level, and, in due course, to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector
● give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
In addition to this, the qualification provides opportunities for learners to develop the
Unit content that will be covered:
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport
Core units Assessment
1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise External 30 (Examination)
2 Practical Sports Performance Internal 30
Optional specialist units that students will undertake at Moreton
5 Training for Personal Fitness Internal 30
6 Leading Sports Activities Internal 30
Students are currently timetabled 2 x 55 minute core PE lessons per week in Yr7-10 and 1 x 55 minutes in Yr11. Where possible PE lessons are timetabled as a double lesson this gives time for students to contribute and test out their own ideas, to build progressions and repeat practices where necessary: a strength of the PE curriculum timetable. The PE programme (curricular and extra-curricular) is delivered by 4 full-time members of staff.
Members of the senior team also contribute to the delivery of PE lessons. All teachers are specialists and graduates of the subject, which ensures that they bring excellent experience and knowledge to its organisation and delivery. All members of the faculty are keen to develop further professionally, attending relevant and appropriate CPD courses. Members of the faculty also hold positions within the school reflective of their excellent skills and standards.
The range of facilities and resources available to support the delivery of physical education and activity is good. There are two dedicated PE teaching venues which will support the delivery of PE theory lessons. An excellent range of extra-curricular sports and physical activities is organised by the faculty, including Football, Rugby, Basketball, Volleyball, Athletics, Rounder’s, Trampolining, Table Tennis, Gymnastics and Sports Leadership activities.
The achievement of individuals and teams in some sports is of a good standard and is improving. Teachers’ commitment to the faculty’s extra curriculum activities is outstanding: Moreton holds a Bronze Sports mark. Recently the School has seen excellent success in Volleyball (Black Country School Games Gold Medalists): one student making it to England U16, Athletics (Over 20 students qualifying for the City Finals), Rugby Approximately 20 students now represent a local rugby league club: with one student receiving a paid scholarship for Gloucester – boys and girls and Football (City Cup winners and 2 students representing Walsall Football Club).
Students are also given excellent opportunities to develop their leadership skills; this provides valuable opportunities for students to develop a wide range of skills and qualities (leaders for Volleyball at the Black Country games). The faculty provides students with an excellent number of opportunities to participate and engage in Sports Leadership activities. Students often act as Sports Leaders at events organised by the PE Faculty including Primary School events (FLAMES Festivals, Primary School Sports Day) and ‘in-house’ events (Mini Olympics, Intra house competitions and Moreton School Sports Day).
Sports day is organised for students in Years 7-10 and this is an outstanding success. Students participate in athletic and games activities throughout the day. The co-operation between PE staff is excellent. Teachers work well on a daily basis to organise groups and the sharing of facilities, resources and equipment. There is also a collaborative approach to all aspects of the PE curriculum.
Head of PE
Miss L. Hardwick