The aim of the PE department at St. Aidan’s is to empower pupils with the knowledge, values, skills and personal qualities to be confident and keen to take part in sport and physical activities. We believe PE and School Sport are hugely important in developing and maintaining physical, social and emotional wellbeing. We place a huge emphasis on PE lessons and extended curriculum opportunities where our students’ relationships, social development, fun and health are enhanced and promoted. We also firmly believe that competitive sport and ‘opportunities for ALL’ can co-exist in a busy school environment. The PE department’s aim is to compete at the highest level possible and previous national successes in Football, Cricket, Athletics, Netball, Basketball, Squash and Cross Country are testimony to the efforts of staff and students.
Mr J Strover – Head of Department
Key stage 3 students are taught a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum with an emphasis on personal development, fun and enjoyment centred around the CODE of learning.
For further information please see our Main School Prospectus 2020
Our Core PE programme of study for Years 10 and 11 has been devised to recognise the growing maturity of pupils at Key Stage 4. The programme is designed to enable pupils to experience greater independence, leadership and ownership in their lessons. There is an emphasis on pupils being active. Pupils will have greater choice and experience varied roles such as coach, referee, and team manager and will have sporting, recreational and health and well-being promoting opportunities.
Physical Education as a chosen option at GCSE provides students with opportunities to develop skills and essential personal qualities that complement their other academic subjects. The course is taught so that leadership, communication, self-confidence, socialisation and determination are core values.
For further information please see our KS4 Options Booklet 2019-2021
Physical Education A Level enables you to grasp a wide range of skills – from scientific research through to debate. It also develops an organised well-rounded student that can cope with the demands of university life. This wide variety of skill sets will stand you in good stead for most university courses.
For further information please see our Sixth Form Prospectus 2020
Additional Learning Resources
GCSE and A-Level PE students have access to ‘The Everlearner’ – an online course that is specific to the course they are studying. Pupils also have access the a Moodle page with resources to help them through the course.
Social Media links
Follow our PE Dept on Instagram @st_aidans_pe and on Twitter @StAidansPE