How is Physical Education a sacred subject?
PE enables students to unleash their full potential, both spiritual and physical, so that they transcend the limitations of the human body. PE provides a unique opportunity for the students to recognise and appreciate the need for relationships based on trust and interdependence. It promotes the sanctity of life, the appreciation of the beauty, dignity and reverence of the human person made in the image and likeness of God.
The Physical Education Department at All Saints is driven by the belief that physical activity is vital in the mental, physical and emotional development of all pupils. We therefore offer a wide and diverse curricular and extra-curricular program to our students. This diversity within the curriculum aims to stretch all pupils both physically and mentally, demanding both individual performances and cooperative collaboration. The extra curricular program aims to offer mass participation alongside excellence. We deliver this by running A, B and C teams in many sports throughout the year with an open door policy. Under pinning these academic activities and beliefs sits a strong catholic ethos best explained via scripture.
Philippians 4:13 ” I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
All Saints offers a wide range of physical activities for all ages and abilities. School teams compete in district, county and national leagues and competitions in numerous sports including athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, swimming and tennis.
Individual students and teams have achieved success at both national and regional levels, particularly in basketball, football, netball, swimming and rowing. A healthy extra-curricular programme exists for most popular major sports at lunchtime and after school club sessions for those students enjoying and wishing to develop in their chosen sports.
Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 students will take part in two hours of Physical Education per week. Key Stage 3 and 4 students follow structured autumn, winter, spring and summer programmes. These termly activities are drawn together via whole year group inter-form competitions. At Key Stage 4 and 5 the curriculum becomes more open and the students have a wider selection of activities also delivered in two hour slots.
The climatic event of the year is our annual school Sports Day, held at York University, this whole school event is also run with an inter-form theme.
Main Programmes of Study
Key Stage Three
Girls Winter/Spring Programme:
Girls Summer Programme:
Boys Winter/Spring Programme:
Boys Summer Programme:
Key Stage Four
Provider – AQA
- Applied anatomy and physiology – the structure and functions of the musculo-skeletal system; the structure and functions of the cardio-respiratory system; anaerobic and aerobic exercise
- Movement analysis – lever systems; analysis of specific movements; planes and axes
- Physical training – health and fitness; fitness tests; data collection; principles of training; different training methods; preventing injury
- Sports psychology – skill and ability; goal setting; basic information processing model; guidance and feedback; arousal; aggression; personality; motivation
- Socio-cultural influences – engagement patterns; factors affecting participation; commercialisation, sponsorship and the media; influence of technology; conduct of performers and spectators
- Health, fitness and well-being – benefits of exercise; consequences of a sedentary lifestyle; somatotypes; energy use, balanced diet, nutrition, hydration
- Use of data – quantitative and qualitative data; presenting data; analysis and evaluation of data.
The human body and movement in physical activity and sport.
Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.
Practical performance in physical activity and sport