Physical Education offers opportunities for success to all students and is a subject where excellence is nurtured. The PE department has high standards and expectations in terms of effort and behaviour. There is an emphasis on encouraging all students to participate regularly and achieve progress in PE.
The overall effectiveness of PE was judged to be ‘very good’ from the most recent external review and suggested that the quality and impact of leadership and management of the department was ‘outstanding’ and was supported by ‘some very committed staff with a wide range of expert knowledge’.
Results and value added at KS4 continue to surpass Island and national levels at GCSE.
The PE Department at Le Rocquier consists of Miss Espana (Head of Department), Mr Webster, Mr Hayward and Miss McQuaid.
The PE facilities include a sports hall, a fitness suite and a gymnasium. Outside there are 3 tennis and netball courts, a large playing field, football, rugby and hockey pitches, access to a dance studio and track and field athletics.
A recent external review highlighted the strengths of the Department which include:
• High quality leadership and management.
• Very committed staff with a wide range of expert knowledge.
• Teaching is always good and sometimes excellent.
• Pupils excel in their achievements in GCSE PE.
• Pupils take full advantage of opportunities to demonstrate their leadership skills.
Specific information about the Key Stage 3 curriculum and how it is assessed:
Throughout Y7-9, pupils are engaged in physical activity to help promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Students are set in terms of their ability and are taught in single sex groups.
They will perform, analyse and officiate in a variety of activities ranging from the more traditional games (e.g. football, netball, basketball, cricket, badminton, rounders and athletics) to less common activities (e.g. health related fitness and orienteering).
There are Inter-House sports competitions for students in every year group. Students have an opportunity to represent their house in the football, rugby, hockey, netball and multi-skills. The highlight and finale of the Inter-House sports tournaments is sports day.
Students are assessed at the end of each module in all activities. The PE department used a 6 standard assessment criteria which allows for various aspects to be assessed in relevant activities.
The 6 strands are: Performance, Decision Making, Leadership, Fitness, Character and Evaluation.
Interim reports will reflect student attainment according to National Curriculum levels and sub levels.
Specific information about the Key Stage 4 curriculum and how it is assessed:
In Year 10 and 11, students are given a slightly broader range of activities to choose from, such as trampolining, softball and zumba.
Students that opt to take GCSE Physical Education participate in activities such as squash, life-saving, trampolining and circuit training. Students can be assessed as performers, official, coach and organiser. Students are also given the opportunity to gain the Level 1 Sports Leaders Award Qualification, teaching sports to local primary schools.
Students who opt for the GCSE PE course are expected to have made a significant contribution and commitment to extra curricular activities during KS3 and to continue their involvement throughout KS4. A comprehensive range of after school activities is organised. These take the form of clubs, team practices and inter-school fixtures. Students are expected to represent the school in a variety of activities in order to improve their practical performance and provide themselves with the best opportunity to achieve top grades.
Department slogan: "If you think you are beaten you are"