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Welcome to the PE Department
2021 - 2022

Christopher Michael
Director of Sport

PE Team:

Carly McCready-Williams     PE Teacher
Nicola Jones                                   PE / GCSE Dance Teacher
Richard Mann                                PE Teacher & Year 11 Progress leader
Harvey Dixon                                 PE Teacher
Tim Roach                                        Science / PE Teacher
Shaun Laycock                               Assistant Head Teacher / PE Teacher


Introduction to the Department:

In the PE Department our priority is to help all students build their confidence and enjoyment of sport by focusing on the 5 Eggar’s Learner traits of being reflective, resourceful, curious, creative and to persevere whilst learning new sport skills, techniques and tactics.

We firstly endeavour to help make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth as possible. Learning will be a continuous process, building on knowledge gained during Key Stage 2.

It is the expectation that all students bring kit to all lessons, even if they are not practically able to take part in the lesson due to illness or injury. Pupil’s still get changed and take part as a coach, official or performing observation and analysis. Students will study a different activity every 4 weeks  across the autumn, spring and summer terms meaning that they experience 9 different activities across the year. Throughout all activities opportunities to experience and practice becoming an Eggar’s Learner are encouraged.

For the vast majority of activities that we teach, there is an extra-curricular club and where there is a competitive opportunity we enter teams or individuals either locally at district level, county or national competition.

We are very lucky with facilities at Eggar’s school with an ATP, a spacious and well resourced sports hall, a new cricket pitch, grass football and rugby pitches, an athletics track and jumping pit for long and triple jump, a gymnasium, fitness suite solely for use by Eggar’s and Treloars and 6 tennis courts and 3 netball courts. As a result of our high quality facilities a number of leading local clubs use our high class facilities to train and compete across hockey, football, trampolining, cricket, gymnastics, basketball and martial arts.

Key Stage 3 Information:

Students follow a programme of study which covers a broad and balanced range of activities: Games, Athletics, Fitness, Gymnastics and Dance.

In Physical Education in Years 7 and 8 we aim to provide an enjoyable and satisfying programme with opportunities for every student to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Lessons are planned by specialist teachers to meet the needs of individual students and encourage active involvement by all as performers, observers and officials.  Students learn to develop physical competence and promote the skills necessary to effectively plan and evaluate movement and movement related activities, safely and with confidence.

The development of tolerance, a sense of fair play and good sporting behaviour are considered to be essential elements of the learning process.  Students are encouraged to appreciate their own strengths and weaknesses and respond appropriately to the needs of individuals and groups and develop their personal fitness levels.


Autumn and Spring Term core

Autumn and Spring term (2 of the below)

Summer Term core

Year 7

Baseline assessment, Football, Gymnastics & Hockey.

Netball, Rugby, Dance, Basketball

Cricket & Rounders, Tennis, Athletics

Year 8

Gymnastics, Hockey, Badminton, Fitness

Football, Netball, Rugby, Dance, Basketball

Key Stage 4 Information:

Within the guidelines of the National Curriculum for Core PE, students are given the opportunity to select some of their PE activities from a wide range of activities, including:

  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Aerobics
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Table tennis
  • Trampolining

Through all of the activities offered the PE Department aims to encourage all students to adopt and understand the need for a healthy lifestyle, to develop skills, co-ordination, self-awareness, self-esteem and to develop co-operation, team play and sportsmanship.

Students who choose to follow an examined course will start this in year 9. The department offers qualifications in GCSE PE, GCSE Dance and BTEC Sport. In all qualifications students will study both practical and theory elements.

Physical Education GCSE

Syllabus: Edexcel GCSE PE:  Physical Education

Course content

Paper 1 (36%)

Paper 2 (24%)

Practical (30%)

Controlled assessment (10%)

Applied anatomy and physiology

Movement analysis

Physical training

Health, fitness and well-being

Sport psychology

Socio-cultural influences

Students are assessed in 3 practical activities. At least 1 must be team and 1 must be individual.

Design, carry out and evaluate a fitness training programme

GCSE students are expected to take a leading role in representing the school.

BTEC Sport

Syllabus: Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First in Sport

Course content:  All Units are worth 25% of the total qualification. St6udents gain Level 1 or Level 2 Passes or Level 2 Merits, Distinctions or Distinction*

Unit 1
Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Unit 2
Practical Performance in Sport

Unit 3
Applying the principles of personal training

Unit 5
The Sport performer in action

Students are assessed via an online exam in the following topics:

Components of fitness

Principles of training

Methods of training

Fitness testing

Students are assessed in their competency of demonstrating skills and performing them in competitive situations in one team and one individual sport

Students design, complete and evaluate a fitness training programme for a sport of their choice

Learning how exercise affects the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems

What different energy systems the body uses during exercise and sport

Dance GCSE

Syllabus: AQA GCSE Dance

Course content

Performance (30%)

Choreography (30%)

Written Exam (40%)

Set phrases through a solo performance (approximately one minute in duration)

Duet/trio performance (three minutes in a dance which is a maximum of five minutes in duration)

Solo or group choreography

– a solo (two to two and a half minutes)

or a group dance for two to five dancers (three to three and a half minutes)

Knowledge and understanding of choreographic processes and performing skills

Critical appreciation of own work

Critical appreciation of professional works