At St Bede’s Catholic High School, we aim to create the best experience for all pupil in Physical Education. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum to ensure that pupils develop competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities. We ensure pupils are active for sustained periods of time and are engaged in competitive sports and activities. We aim to equip pupils with the skills and knowledge required to lead healthy active lifestyles.
Our curriculum is divided into three pillars of progression:
- Motor Competence – pupils develop fluency in a wide range of specialised motor movements that become increasingly more complex.
- Rules Strategies and Tactics – pupils know and can demonstrate rules, tactics, and strategies in order to be successful across a wide range of sports.
- Healthy Participation – pupils know and can demonstrate how to safely prepare for and participate in sport and physical activity.
Our curriculum is well matched to the context of the school, we aim to bridge the gap between various social groups. Lessons are carefully planned so pupils know more, can do more, and remember more. Where possible pupils’ knowledge is flexible, it can be transferred and re-visited in similar activities. The development of vocabulary within lessons is also a key component of our curriculum. Our curriculum has been designed to develop both composite and component knowledge.