Physical Education

KS3 PE/Games

The GGS PE department aims to;
“Develop excellence. Promote participation. Support healthy active lifestyles. Inspire lifelong participation. Teach knowledge, skills and understanding. Nurture spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.“

KS3 Core PE/Games
Year 7 – ‘Do it’
In year 7, we will learn through doing. As much time will be spent playing sport in its basic form.
Year 8 – ‘Improve it’
Building from year 7, in year 8 we will work more on developing the specific skills required for a range of sports.
Year 9 – ‘Extend it’
In year 9, students will start to look at more complex skills and concepts of sporting strategy of a range of sports.

KS4 Core PE/Games
Year 10 – ‘Strengthen it’
In year 10, students will strengthen and consolidate their knowledge to date, cementing the core skills and key concepts of sporting strategy of a range of sports.
Year 11 – ‘Maximise it’
In year 11, students will bring together all they have learned through years 7 – 10 to experience maximal performance.

KS5 Core PE/Games
‘Enrich it’
All students experience a range of enriching activities and also have the opportunity to be part of the Senior Rugby or Football squads (taking part in regular fixtures).
Whilst there is an individual year group focus for core PE/Games, all students, throughout their time at GGS will have the overarching focus of Physical Skill, Decision Making, Coaching and Sport for Life. These areas will help students become the well rounded sports performers we are striving to produce at GGS as is referenced in the Department aim.

KS4 Examined PE
GCSE PE enables all students to further their understanding of the subject though application. Students will be encouraged to engage in physical activity and sport by contextualising the theory and applying their knowledge to their practical performance. Students will receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sport science by developing an understanding of how the mind and body works in relation to performance in physical activity. The six key areas covered are; Anatomy and Physiology & use of data, Socio-Cultural influences, Health Fitness and Well-being, Sports Psychology, Physical training and Movement Analysis

KS5 Examined PE
A Level PE develops knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to physical education. Students gain understanding of the scientific and socio-cultural factors that underpin physical activity, and demonstrate their ability as either performer or coach. The key areas covered are; Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology, Sport and Society and Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport.