Claremont High School Academy

Physical Education

There are currently six Physical Education (PE) teachers in the department, all of whom are committed, enthusiastic and dedicated to providing all students with the opportunity to experience a suitably broad and balanced PE curriculum. Students are given the chance to gain enjoyment and physical well being out of sporting activity but are also presented with the opportunity to specialise and develop through our varied extra curricular sports programmes.

 

We are proud to say that Claremont High School Academy is the first school in the borough to be awarded the afPE (Association for Physical Education) Quality Mark for Physical Education and School Sport.

 

Sports Scholars

The PE department also run a mentoring programme for our most able students. Any pupil who shows a high ability and appetite for success in a particular sport are awarded the title of Sports Scholar. Each Sports Scholar has a mentor who they meet with regularly to discuss their progress, academically as well as within their chosen sport. Targets are set and advice given in order to ensure the pupil is motivated to achieve their full sporting potential.
 

Facilities

At Claremont we are fortunate to have outstanding sports facilities which currently include:

  • Floodlit 3G astro turf football pitch
  • 2 full size outdoor netball courts
  • Gymnasium
  • Multi activity sports hall equipped for basketball, badminton, 5 a side, cricket, netball
  • Large playing field

   

Programme of Study

Key Stage 3

Key stage 3 PE offers a broad curriculum of sporting activities for students, which allows them to develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. Students are given the opportunity to analyse a range of different situations and apply their own decisions. At Claremont, PE allows pupils to work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fair play and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

 

KS3 curriculum:

Football Rugby Cricket
Hockey Netball Handball
OAA Fitness Athletics
Badminton Indoor Tennis Basketball
Gymnastics Volleyball Rounders

 

The department have also introduced a theory curriculum at KS3, content which is delivered through practical PE lessons and allows students to increase their knowledge and understanding of physical activity concepts from an early age. This breaks down barriers of PE being seen a purely a practical subject and ultimately better prepares our students for KS4 PE. Click on the links below to view the KS3 theory curriculum.

 

Year 9 Theory Curriculum

Key Stage 4 - GCSE PE

Pupils follow the Edexcel syllabus covering topics such as the physiology of the human body, sport psychology, as well as exercise and training methods. A new syllabus has been introduced from September 2016, with more weighting given to examined assessment (theory) and less to non-examined assessment (practical). In September 2016 the Year 11 GCSE cohort will continue with the old Edexcel Specification. Information regarding the new specification can be found here.

 

GCSE Edexcel Specification

 

Theory Weighting

Practical Weighting

Old Syllabus

40%

60%

New Syllabus

60%

40%

 

 

Key Stage 5 - A-Level PE

Claremont is proud to be the only non-religiously selective school in the borough to currently offer A Level PE.

The course follows the AQA examining board specification and is focused on relating theory to sport and its impact on performance. The syllabus includes units involving anatomy and physiology, sports psychology, analysis of performance and the history of sport. As with our GCSE syllabus, the A Level curriculum is changing as of September 2016. For more details click here.

 

A Level AQA Specification

 

Theory Weighting

Practical Weighting

Old Syllabus

60%

40%

New Syllabus

70%

30%

 

External Links:

GCSE PE (old specification)

A-LEVEL PE (old specification)