We aim to develop a wide range of fundamental and transferable skills that allow students to take part in and develop their confidence in physical activity.

As a department we aim to develop a wide range of fundamental and transferable skills that allow students to take part in and develop their confidence in physical activity, giving them the tools to maintain a healthy active lifestyle and build an enjoyment of sport and physical activity.

pe curriculum map

year 7 – warm ups

year 7 – effects of exercise

year 7 – benefits of pe

year 8 – componants of fitness

year 8 – skeletal system

year 9 – training methods

year 9 – effects of training

GCSE – Cardiovascular

GCSE – Components of Fitness

GCSE – Diet & Nutrition

GCSE – Effects of Exercise

GCSE – Fitness Testing

GCSE – Health Fitness

GCSE – Methods of Training

GCSE – Movement Analysis

GCSE – Muscular System

GCSE – Participation rates

GCSE – PEDs & Injury Prevention

GCSE – Principles of Training

GCSE – Respiratory System

GCSE – Skeletal System

GCSE – Sports Psychology

GCSE Exam Board: Pearson
You can find the current GCSE specification
 here and the Practical specification here
Students who choose GCSE Physical Education will embark on the exciting and newly designed course. Students will be assessed in two areas; Theoretical Knowledge (70%) and Practical Performance (30%). It is a nationally-recognised qualification for pupils who wish to follow a career in sport or continue their studies onto A levels or other Further Education pathways.

Students are able to continue studying Physical Education at A Level – You can find out more about PE at Dereham Sixth Form here

Assessment in PE
In lower school assessment in PE is used to monitor the progress and development of students in a range of activities and their ability to perform fundamental but transferable skills across a range of sports.

Pupils are assessed in two ways:

  • Their performance of the sport specific skills and application of those skills to the game/sport/activity in line with department policy
  • Their Knowledge and understanding of basic theoretical principles that relate to their specific stage of development

At examination level, students are assessed in line with specific exam board criteria in both their practical and theoretical elements of the course. Theoretical knowledge is assessed via end of topic tests which take place approximately on a half termly basis and build a picture of each students knowledge and understanding of the key topic areas covered by the course. Practically, students are assessed in their chosen sports in relation to their ability to accurately replicate specific skills as well as their ability to apply them in competitive situations to overcome an opponent(s)

Personal Development and Cultural Capital in PE
In Physical Education we offer a wide range of extra curricular opportunities both competitive and non competitive.
 
On a termly basis all pupils are given the opportunity to represent their House in a series of termly inter house sports events as well as cross curricular competitions in other subject areas that contribute towards the house system.
Autumn Term – Netball and Benchball (Girls), Football and Dodgeball (Boys)
Spring Term – Football and Handball (Girls), Rugby and Volleyball (Boys), Swimming Gala 
Summer Term – Rounders (Girls), Cricket (Boys) and Sports Day 
 
At lunch times we run a programme of recreational clubs (see most recent timetable here) where students can come and build their confidence in a particular sport/activity and practise their skills in a non competitive environment with friends. As a department we also offer many opportunities for students to test their skills competitively in a range of sports throughout Years 7-11.  Many of which are entered into local leagues and county competitions throughout the year.
Boys: Football (Years 7-11), Rugby (Years 7-11), Cricket (Years 7-11), Handball (Yeas 8-10) Cross country (Years 7-11) and Athletics (Years 7-11)
Girls: Netball (Years 7-11), Hockey (Years 7-11) Rounders (Years 7-10) Cricket (8-10), Handball (Yeas 8-10), Cross Country (7-11), Athletics (Years 7-10)
 
In Year 10, students who are interested are upskilled as sports leaders whose skills are then utilised by many of the local primary and Infant schools to help run their sports day, as well as assist the West Norwich and Dereham Sports Partnership the delivery of their annual calendar of  events.  
 
At the end of the academic year we host our annual Sports Awards to celebrate the achievements of teams and individuals and highlight the dedication and commitment. 
 
Students are also given the opportunity to experience life outside of Norfolk with the bi-annual Ski Trip to Italy that the PE department run. The trip allows students to experience new cultures and food as well as challenge themselves physically with a week on the slopes.
Who Teaches PE

Head of Department: Mr. R. Phillis, B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: rphillis followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk

Mr Phillis has a BSc (Hons) Sports Science Degree from University of Wolverhampton, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Physical Education) from the University of Bath and a Diploma in Fitness Training and Sports Therapy from Premier Fitness and Training. He qualified as a Physical Education teacher in 2003 and initially worked at Stalham High School in North Norfolk before taking on the role of School Sports Coordinator for the West Norwich and Dereham School Sports Partnership based at Northgate. Prior to qualifying as a teacher, Mr Phillis worked in the sports industry for many years. Initially as a fitness instructor before working as a Sports Development Manager at the University of Bath. He has always been passionate about sport, physical activity and fitness and is a keen sportsman himself who has played Hockey regularly for over 20 years and currently plays for Norwich Dragons Hockey Club. 

Second in Department: Mrs. A. Holt, B.A. (Hons), Q.T.S.), P.G.C.E.
Email: aholt followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk

Mrs Holt has a BA (Hons) in Physical Education, Sport and Dance with QTS from Liverpool John Moores University. She began teaching in 2004. Mrs Holt is also a visiting Moderator for Pearson Edexcel GCSE PE and AQA A-Level Physical Education and holds a University Diploma in Mentoring in Education from University of Bedfordshire.

Other Staff: Mrs. A. Green, B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: agreen followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk

Mrs Green has a Sports Science degree from Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge and completed her PGCE at UEA. Mrs Green specialises in athletics and netball.

Other Staff: Mr . J. Llewellyn, B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: jllewellyn followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk

Mr Llewellyn graduated from Nottingham Trent with a BSc in Sports Science and Biology.  He then took a PGCE in PE at the UEA with his first job at Neatherd in 2006.  He started at Northgate in 2008 as the School Sports Coordinator. Outside of school Mr Llewellyn coaches rugby in the Leicester Tigers satellite Developing Player Programme (Junior Academy) and the Norfolk U16 team.
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