IN THIS SECTION
Physical Education at Wollaston is a very well supported and successful subject. The faculty is one of the largest in Northamptonshire and comprises of nine full time PE specialists and a PE technician.
General Curriculum detail for Key Stage 3
Groups participate in one 100 minute and one 50 minute lesson across a full week. All pupils complete a range of activities where we aim to develop all pupils in order to excel in the following competencies:
- To be physically active for sustained periods of time.
- Be engaged in competitive all forms of sport and physical activity
- To lead healthy active lives.
Across the whole of key stage 3 pupils will perform in a broad and balanced curriculum which will be composed of a range of activities suitable to pupils’ motivation, expertise and the facilities we have at Wollaston. Through the activities all pupils will be taught to:
- use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [from the choice of badminton, dodgeball, table tennis basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounder’s, rugby and tennis]
- develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports (largely athletics and gymnastics)
- take part in activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group. In all activities pupils are taught and expected to analyse their performances and then compare them to previous ones. We aim for all pupils to seek improvement to achieve their personal best in all activities.As a Faculty we recognise the importance of the extended day and therefore run clubs afterschool in order to encourage all pupils to take part sports and activities as part of the wider Wollaston School community. We also advertise and link with several local community clubs in order to facilitate our pupils’ participation in these clubs.
Dance is taught through performing arts curriculum rotation but is managed at present range of dance styles and forms through PE.
In Year 10 and Year 11 all pupils will have at least 1x 100 minute lesson of practical PE and rotate through a range of activities. Students in Key Stage 4 are given more freedom in the nature of the activities provided and Intervention GCSE groups exists in both Year 10 and 11, which aim to raise pupil’s achievement in specific sports and encourage further competition and excellence. There is the option of OCR GCSE PE for students in Y10 where students are taught in mixed-sex groups for 1x50 minute lesson and 1x100 minute lesson in a week. GCSE PE consists of 70% theory (made up of 2x 1 hour exam) and 30% practical (1x Team Sport, 1x Individual Sport, 1x Free Choice)
In Year 11, groups are organised into a core and options group. In the options lesson students choose options from a range of activities. These can include some of the following; Boxing, Swimming, Yoga and more conventional activities like Football etc. These are generally mixed ability and mixed gender depending on the activities chosen.