Physical Education

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Physical Education (PE) at The Henry Box School is designed to provide our individual pupils with a varied and enriched curriculum. Lessons are structured to enthuse, engage and enhance learning and promote healthy life styles. The ethos of the PE Department is to provide all pupils with the skills required to access and enjoy physical activities and to ensure all pupils are active and leading healthy lifestyles and to provide a platform for self-discovery and growth. We provide our pupils with the guidance, support, tools and opportunities to progress, overcome barriers and build crucial life skills for the future. By equipping our pupils with the relevant knowledge and skills, we enable them to develop and grow into confident, healthy leaders and engaged citizens of the future.

Our aim is to ensure that all students enjoy taking part in physical activity and through this promote healthy, active lifestyles which encourages a lifelong in involvement in sport and physical activity.

Students receive four hours of core PE per fortnight in KS3 and three hours per fortnight in KS4. GCSE, BTEC (level 2) AS and A2 PE are popular options in KS 4 & 5 and we also offer the students the opportunity to gain Sports Leaders qualifications in year 10. We run an extensive extra-curricular sports programme covering a broad range of activities which all students are encouraged to attend. This includes pre-school, lunchtime and after school sports clubs, inter-house competitions and inter-school fixtures.


Key Stage 3

In year 7,8 and 9 students will focus on improving their physical, social and emotional well-being through an engaging range of sport and physical activities. They will learn, adapt, develop and refine the appropriate language, terminology, understanding and skills in a variety of different activities such as; Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Outdoor and Adventurous activities, Rounder’s, Rugby Union and Softball.


Key Stage 4

In years 10 and 11 students will continue to develop their confidence, motivation, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. This is done by ensuring lessons are both engaging and purposeful through high quality practical PE in a variety of different sporting activities.

Students have the option to study an additional GCSE PE or BTEC Sport first award(L2) qualification with a greater focus on theoretical content and sporting application including the development of a personalised training programme.


Key Stage 5

In Key stage 5 we offer the Edexcel A level Physical Education course. Students will study four separate components within the A level course:

  1. Scientific Principles of PE e.g. applied anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, applied movement analysis
  2. Psychological and social principles of PE e.g. skill acquisition, sports psychology, sport and society
  3. Practical performance e.g. skills performed as a player/performer or coach
  4. Performance analysis and personal development plan e.g. Performance analysis in one sport, personal development programme(PDP)

All KS5 Students are continually encouraged to develop their lifelong involvement in sport through extensive enrichment opportunities with participation in clubs, intra-school house competitions and inter school competitions and fixtures.

GCSE PE Year (10/11) - Knowledge Organisers

PE Year 7- Knowledge Organisers

PE Year 8 - Knowledge Organisers

PE Year 9- Knowledge Organisers