Physical Education

The Physical Education facilities are found mainly in the centre of the school, off the main corridor. This includes a swimming pool, sports gymnasium, sports hall, fitness suite and changing facilities. PE forms part of the core curriculum at both KS3 and KS4, with some pupils selecting GCSE PE or Cambridge National Sports Studies course at KS4. Students can elect to study A-Level PE or a Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity in our 6th form.

What is the Curriculum within Physical Education?

  • Sprowston PE intends to provide a broad, balanced, enriching and challenging experience to all our students during their five or seven years with us.
  • Our students will be offered a wide range of opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge, tactics, strategies, processes, self-confidence and resilience during their time with us. This work will stand them in good stead for their future academic, work and social lives.
  • We endeavour to provide students with the motivation and tools to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • They will also get numerous opportunities to develop leadership, coaching, officiating and volunteering knowledge and skills.
  • Our staff will work hard to offer Sprowston students the best experience we can, and hopefully contribute to the development of nice, hard-working people who make a positive contribution to their communities and families.

What will Students Learn in PE?

Sprowston PE aims to provide an enjoyable and balanced programme enabling all students to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. The curriculum offers a broad, balanced and challenging offer to our students. All students are encouraged to participate and develop positive attitudes towards active involvement as performers, observers and officials. All students are encouraged to develop confidence, tolerance and appreciation of their own strengths and weaknesses and those of others.

Students of all abilities are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities and there are a wide range of opportunities for students to represent the school at one of a variety of sports. We enter all the local and regional competitions in the major sports and some national competitions. Students in Y8, Y9 and Y10 get the chance to plan and lead sports sessions to Junior Schools.

We have a vibrant presence on twitter with our account @sprowstonpe now having more than 600 followers. We publish info on fixtures, upcoming events and also celebrate the achievements of our teams and individuals on there.

PE KS3 Curriculum Map

How are Students Assessed at GCSE?

PE follow the OCR GCSE course (60184425). 

  • 30% practically assessed through 3 sports (1 team sport, 1 individual sport and a 2nd team or individual sport). For example netball, athletics and handball.
  • 10% analysis coursework based on improving your fitness and performance in 1 of your 3 sports.
  • 60% theory work assesses in 2 exams. Content includes anatomy and physiology, socio-cultural influences, training and sports psychology.

Cambridge National Sports Studies Course

  • 25% = Developing sports skills - Practical performance, in two chosen sports (1 team sport, 1 individual sport). For example football and table tennis. Officiating & a technical training programme. Internally assessed.
  • 25% = Sports leadership - Practical performance as a leader. Planning, delivering and reviewing an event. Internally assessed.
  • 25% = Sport and the media - Relationship between sport and the media. Pros and cons of that relationship. Evaluate current coverage of sport in the media. Internally assessed.
  • 25% = Contemporary issues in sport - Issues that affect participation. How sport promotes values. Importance of hosting global games. The role of national governing bodies. Externally assessed in one exam

PE KS4 Curriculum Map

SCA Grade Descriptors for PE

PE News, Sports Clubs &  Fixtures

Clubs & Activities

SCA Sports Day 2019 Yr 7-8

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SCA Sports Dinner 2019

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SCA Sports Day 2019 Yr 9-10

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