‘PE develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.’ (Physical Education National Curriculum, 2007)
All students attending Sanders School complete 2 hours of Physical Education per week. Students work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. As a result it is essential that all students have their kit for every lesson, regardless of injury, as they can take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Please click here to read our participation policy.
At Key Stage 3 students learn how to perform a variety of sports including netball, football, rugby, health related fitness, gymnastics, trampolining, badminton, athletics, cricket and rounder’s. Students are assessed using a range of formative and summative methods, based on their practical ability, cognitive skills and their knowledge of health and fitness. Please click here to view the information on the Physical Education National Curriculum.
At Key Stage 4 students complete a variety of physical activities each half term which prepare them for healthy lifestyles whilst in education and into adult life. Many Key Stage four students complete a leadership course during their core PE lessons. The leadership courses include the Junior Sports Leader Award, the Football Organisers Award and the Dance Leader Award. During these courses the students develop leadership skills and learn how to plan lessons which they then teach to students at our link primary schools, Suttons Primary, Scotts and R.J Mitchells. The leadership awards allow the students to gain 6.4 points towards their GCSE’s.
In addition, many Key Stage 4 students experience PE lessons in the community in order to cater for their individual learning needs and interests. For example, students have completed fitness blocks in spinning at Hornchurch leisure centre, zumba dance, ju-jitsu, boxercise, golf, bowling and swimming.
GCSE Physical Education the option choice for Key Stage 4 PE is the Edexcel GCSE PE accreditation. The course is broken down into 2 weighted components; 60% practical and 40% theory. Pupils are assessed in four different sports, demonstrating physical competency and sound knowledge. Furthermore, the theory component is made up of different sections that inform students about healthy active lifestyles and your healthy, active body. Click here to see the GCSE PE Specification.
Last year's cohort achieved a record 83% A*-C pass rate, thus reflecting on the hard work applied by both students and staff. We hope that our current Year 11 can emulate these successes.
PE Extra-CurricularSanders School, have an extensive extracurricular timetable, that caters for all pupils regardless of ability. It is imperative that students attend these clubs to enhance and develop as performers and more importantly enjoy what the school has to offer. Please click here to go to the Extra Curricular Activities Page.
The pupils are entered in a number of Borough, County, Regional and National cups in an array of sports.