Key Stage 4:  Physical Education Core PE

Curriculum Intent: Core PE

The Physical Education department at Murray Park are committed and enthused experts in their respective fields, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience into to the classroom. We strive to equip pupils with the skills and qualifications to go on and become the next generation of creative and skilled practitioners in their chosen field. Our mission is to build confidence and encourage pupils to become independent and resilient learners.
Our curriculum is designed to install a love of learning, making links to industry of physical education. The department is developing major cross-curricular skills which are important in other subject areas beyond our own. Learning is well balanced between practical and academic skills providing a rich and informative mix of engaging and purposeful lessons.  The aim is to develop competence for students to excel in a broad range of physical activities, students to be physically active for sustained periods of time and engage in competitive sports and activities to lead healthy, active lives.

Curriculum overview

Through the Key stage 4 programme, learners have the opportunity to experience, use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games, develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports. They will also evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best. Throughout the lessons, the pupils are encouraged to work in teams, developing skills to solve problems in different roles and develop an understanding of the body and how it works during exercise and recovery.

Extra-curricular activities

We aim to supplement our broad curriculum with a range of extra-curricular activities to enrich the pupils’ experience and enjoyment of learning.

The following extra-curricular clubs are run throughout the year. The School competes at City and County level competitions.

The department runs a number of educational trips that allow students to experience live professional sport. The department also runs a biannual ski trip to Europe.