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The Department benefits from the use of a state of the art ‘3G’ all-weather football pitch, which is used for multiple activities throughout the year. Governor’s field incorporates 2 football pitches and a rugby pitch, which make way for athletics and summer sports after Easter each year. The school also has 2 outdoor tennis and basketball courts. The indoor space available for PE lessons and sports clubs consists of a 4-badminton court sports hall, a gymnasium, a fitness suite that was extended and reequipped in December 2010 and a sports science laboratory equipped to conduct a range of fitness tests. The Department also has its own classroom for the delivery of theory lessons.
In Year 7, the Units of Study include:
In addition to this, Year 8 students experience:
Further areas of study in Year 9 include:
Students are assessed in each area of study and given a curriculum grade to show their attainment and progress.
The focus in Key Stage 4 curriculum PE is choice, with students able to select from a range of activities that are changed at the beginning of each term. We believe that it is important to promote ‘lifelong activity’ and one of the aims of KS4 PE at Carre’s is to help students discover sports and activities that they can continue to enjoy once they have left the school.
The department offers the GCSE AQA Physical Activity specification. This specification follows on from the Key Stage 3 Physical Education programme of study by providing students with exciting opportunities to lead a healthy and active lifestyle by choosing from a variety of roles and activities in which to participate in physical activity
The content of this GCSE Physical Education specification is designed to enable students to enjoy and understand the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle; to provide a route to further study in Further Education awards, such as A levels and to Higher Education in PE as well as to related career opportunities.
The GCSE PE course is assessed by two components; one is an examination taken at the end of Year 11 with a weighting of 40% and the other is a practical, internally-assessed component worth 60%.
Candidates are timetabled for one lesson per week in the classroom learning about why and how we perform the way we do. In addition, they have three lessons (per two-week rotation) of practical based activity working to develop their ability in the roles of player/performer, organiser, leader/coach, choreographer or official.
Sixth-form games on a Wednesday afternoon offers KS5 students the chance to participate in a range of sports and enjoy free use of the Fitness Suite. There are also regular football, rugby, basketball and cricket fixtures against other schools.
The department follows the AQA specification for Physical Education at AS and A2.
This specification builds on the student’s experience from Key Stage 4 and GCSE to enhance their knowledge and increase their understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in physical education. The qualification looks to equip students with skills and knowledge required for higher education or the world of work.
The specification offers students the opportunity to experience and develop an interest in a variety of roles in sport such as performer, official, leader and coach at AS. Students will then specialise in one of these roles at A2.
In theory lessons, students will investigate current contemporary topics in sport such as the impact of the use of ergogenic aids, technology and the increasing commercialisation of sport.
The department also offers KS5 students the B-Tec National Award in Sport.
Carre’s has established an excellent reputation nationally for their football teams having enjoyed tremendous success in the ESFA U18 national competition over recent years. We were runners up in the 2008/09 season having reached the semi-finals on two previous occasions. We were also semi-finalists in the U16 national competition in the 2008/09 season and quarter-finalists a year later.
We are hoping to enjoy similar success in rugby over the coming years and a lot of work has been done to raise the profile of the sport in the school and to increase the opportunities for participation. We compete in the Daily Mail Cup at both under 15 and 18 level and the 2010/11 season saw both teams progress further than at any time in the school’s history. We also have regular fixtures against some of the top Independent schools in the country. In 2009 the school toured South Africa for the first time and we will be embarking on our next long-haul adventure in 2014 when we take a touring party to Australia.
Cricket is the school’s main summer sport and we compete in the county and regional competitions. Home fixtures are played at Sleaford Cricket Club, which is a tremendous venue and is also used for international U19 matches. We are taking a cricket team to St. Lucia in February 2013 where they will test their skills against some of the island’s school and club teams.
The school promotes excellence in PE and sport but also participation. We offer a wide-range of activities including: table tennis, tennis, softball, badminton, volleyball, basketball, athletics, Ultimate Frisbee, Pop Lacrosse and indoor rowing. We enter the vast majority of the competitions offered to us by what was the School Sport Partnership in order to maximise the sporting opportunities for our students.
The school has fantastic links with many of the local sports clubs and we strive to promote suitable opportunities for our students to participate in sport and physical activity outside of the school environment.
We are constantly striving to maximise opportunities for our students and September 2010 saw the launch of our new House Sport System. Teams from Bristol, Carre, Lafford and Welby compete in a variety of sporting competitions, and every student in Key Stage 3 will represent their House in at least one of the events.
The flagship event of the House Sport System is the annual Sports Day at the Princess Royal Athletics Stadium in Boston in which approximately 300 students are involved each year. The remainder of the cohort compete in the alternative Sports Day during which they take part in a range of activities including table tennis, football and badminton.