PE encourages students to learn about themselves, their capabilities, their potential and their limitations, both individually as part of a team. It will provide students with opportunities to become physically confident in a way in which will support their health and fitness as well as build on their character and help them embed values such as fairness and respect. It is the foundation of all sport participation because it goes further than the individual and their understanding of themselves - it also teaches students how to work with and respect others. Above all, it should be a source of fun and enjoyment that introduces students to the different roles in sport. As well as providing grass roots sport with inter-form events, Fullhurst also aims to excel and targets the top of the sporting pyramid. We have numerous representatives in a variety of sports at school, county, national and international level.
In order to promote high standards, the Physical Education department’s aim is to extend pupils’ use of basic skills needed in a wider range of sporting events that cover many different areas. It is within the context of engaging in physical activities that pupils develop creative responses (expressing), critical appreciation (evaluating) and interpersonal skills. Links between what is studied at Key Stages 3 and 4 are explicitly made so that students build on what they already know when acquiring new knowledge.
- Black T shirt with Fullhurst logo
- Black shorts or tracksuit bottoms (no leggings, no hoodies)
- Suitable footwear (trainers with non-marking soles indoors) (moulded studs are optional but advised for winter sports)
- Gum shield and shin pads
Failure to comply with the PE kit policy will result in a 30 minute after college detention.
Key Stage 3
Our curriculum sees students participating in a broad range of dynamic and high-quality activities. Students are given the opportunity to become increasingly skillful and intelligent performers, acquiring and developing skills and learning how to select and apply skills and basic tactics. They also learn all about rules, regulations and how to officiate in a variety of sports; a recall exam and a practical exam allows students to showcase these skills. Students experience a range of sports and activities throughout Key Stage 3 including; handball, table tennis, trampolining, gymnastics and rugby to name just a few!
Key Stage 4
At KS4 all students continue to access two hours of PE per week as part of their core provision. Within these hours pupils have one theory lesson where they work towards a BTEC Level 2 Sports qualification, as well as one practical lesson. The BTEC course is 75% coursework and 25% examination: students have strict deadlines to adhere too. Revision sessions are available throughout the year.
Members of the Physical Education department contribute to the college’s diverse programme of extracurricular activities by providing comprehensive extra-curricular provision, during the lunch hour, after college and through representing the college in a range of competitive individual and team sports. The range of sports activities on offer this term can be viewed on the Extra-curricular activities page. Students chosen to represent the college across a range of competitive individual and team sport team will have the opportunity to attend a variety of different local and international fixtures. Rewards trips are offered for student who uphold good behaviour and arrive fully prepared for practical PE lessons. The PE department run a very popular biannual skiing trip. Students who also show commitment to a sport may also have the opportunity to gain coaching awards.