Curriculum Intent


We want every pupil to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead a healthy active lifestyle and participate in lifelong physical activity.

Physical Education (PE) at Maricourt Catholic High School is highly valued with a focus on learning the skills that will encourage lifelong participation in physical activity. In key stage 3 PE is taught through physical activity in 2 one hour practical lessons both indoors and outdoors, in a wide range of physical, creative and aesthetic settings. It provides pupils with the generic skills, knowledge and understanding they need to become physically literate, and at the same time develop the pupils socially through developing leadership and team work skills. In key stage 4 pupils have 1 hour of PE per week and pupils are given the opportunity to follow the Sports Leaders UK level 1 course, a Fit4Life course, and Sports Education program. They can opt for GCSE PE, Vocational Sports or Dance Courses. In KS5 pupils can continue to study Sport, Dance and Leadership at level 3. Many of our students then access further education establishments to continue their learning in Sport and Physical Activity.

The PE Department aims to enthuse and inspire pupils to participate fully and develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise. As a department we place huge emphasis on extracurricular activities. Both committing to high level of sports clubs and sports fixtures across a range of sporting competitions both locally and at county level. We offer our students the opportunity to attend excursions in the UK and foreign sports tours including an annual ski trip.

The PE Department provides opportunities for all pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Fundamental skills should be performed competently, with confidence across a range of sports and physical activities. Pupils will have opportunities to compete in sport during inter-form competitions which builds character and will help to embed values such as fairness and respect. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity. The PE department aims to support all young people to become successful. SEND is a shared responsibility across the department and we ensure that learning and teaching for students with SEND is inclusive and adapted based on need.

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