PE Curriculum Area
Key Stage 3
Throughout key stage 3 students have two, one hour PE lessons a week. The P.E department ensures that all students follow as wide a range of activities as possible. This allows our younger pupils to experiment with sport and hopefully take one (or more!) on. The department strongly believe that lessons should be fun, challenging and above all educational. The following sports are taught:
Success and progress are monitored on individual record cards and assessment is made, at the end of each module of work, on:
- Developing skills
- Making and applying decisions
- Developing physical and mental capacity
- Evaluating and improving
- Making informed choices about healthy, active lifestyles
Key Stage 4
Pupils opt for GCSE PE at the end of Year 9. Should they not opt for PE, a 2 hour lesson per week is compulsory. During this time students have the option to choose which activity they would like to follow, through this it is hoped that we can encourage the students to maintain a high level of participation during their time at College and after leaving.
The Sports Leaders award provides nationally recognised leadership awards and qualifications that help people develop essential life skills such as organisation, motivation, communication and working with others. The whole course is practical - students learn by doing rather than through written work. Assessment is made upon a student's ability to lead and demonstrate their leadership skills for a certain period of time, within a specific setting.
Students don't need to be sports stars or prima ballerinas - instead an interest in their chosen activity, a positive attitude and a willingness to volunteer are all that is required.
GCSE Physical Education
This is a popular and highly successful examination course which the students may choose to follow at the end of Year Nine.
The students study the Edexcel syllabus.
Marks are awarded for continuous practical assessment, from a wide range of sports. (48%).
The written theory paper is based on an active, healthy lifestyle and is based on (40%), and a written analysis of performance coursework (12%).
Some of the practical and coursework marks are moderated by an external examiner.
Link to the Edexcel web site: Click here
Bourne PE Department benefit from the use of Westgate Leisure Bourne’s facilities, these include a 4 badminton court sports hall, dance studio, fitness suite, small gym and a small hall.
To practise, to train, to improve! All levels of ability are welcome to the many clubs which are run by PE staff after College these include (winter term): girls and boys football, rugby, badminton, dance, fitness, netball, basketball and judo. (summer term): boys and girls cricket, rounders and athletics.
The department benefits from being part of the West Sussex West sports partnership, this allows us to compete in all area tournaments with strong links to County and National competitions.