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Physical Education

                                                                                                                                                                                     

PE Logo2016The PE Department at Hugh Christie aims to promote and encourage participation in and enjoyment of sporting activities.  We aim to provide opportunities for all students to experience or have access to a range of activities throughout their time at Hugh Christie and in doing this we hope to encourage and educate all students on the benefits of participation in some form of physical activity in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We also place a huge emphasis on social skills in which we work to develop pupils’ communication, co-operative and leadership skills.



Facilities

  • Sports Hall
  • Extensive Sports Fields
  • 6 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Netball Courts
  • Astroturf pitch
  • Multi-Use Games Area.

 

Who's Who?

To contact any member of the team, please use the email addresses above, or alternately dial 01732 353544 ext. 265

To find out more about Physical Education at Hugh Christie, please visit our Facebook site: http:/www.facebook.com/HughChristiePE/ or search Hugh Christie PE and Sport on Facebook

 

Key Stage 3 - Year 7, 8 & 9

In years 7, 8 & 9 pupils are taught in single sex classes. Pupils are grouped based upon their ability across a range of dimensions in Physical Education, which are assessed upon entry to Hugh Christie. Pupils follow a Sport Education curriculum. The benefits of this curriculum include:

Learning: Students develop an increased understanding of learnt topics.  A deeper knowledge of skills, tactics and strategies develops because of the interaction between students.

Personal Skills: Students enjoy Sport Education because it provides opportunities to socialize and have fun with their friends through team work.

Responsibility: As students become more skilful they are given more responsibility.  Many students enjoy the freedom to make decisions without the teacher’s input.  Students become better equipped to manage themselves and also others.

Leadership: students learn to develop leadership skills through leading activities.

Every student has the opportunity to succeed through the different roles and responsibilities in each team.

Below is a typical curriculum map for Key Stage 3 pupils:

 

Boys

Girls

Term 1

Football

Netball

Term 2

Basketball

Hockey/Football

Term 3

Rugby

Bench ball/Badminton

Term 4

Fitness

Fitness

Term 5

Athletics

Rounders

Term 6

Cricket

Athletics

 

Key stage 4 - Year 10 & 11

We like to give pupils in year 10 & 11 more freedom to choose their own activities, and at the start of each term pupils opts into an activity that they will follow. Activities are designed to cater for the needs of different individuals, from the pupils who love competitive sports to those who like their activities to be on the quieter side, we aim to keep pupils fully involved in physical education and hopefully encourage pupils to continue to participate in sport long after they leave. 

Examination courses in Physical Education

We offer a three-year pathway for those who want to take Physical Education to the next level, this is in addition to the two hours of compulsory PE per week.

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science offer students the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles and the use of technology in sport.

Students will complete 120 guided learning hours which equates to four units. Each student will complete two mandatory units and two optional units over three years starting in year 9. On successful completion of the course, students will gain the equivalent of one GCSE. Students will follow a ‘Sport Foundation Programme’ in Year 9 to fully prepare them for the demands of the course in Years 10 and 11.

Programme of study

Year 9: Sport Foundation Programme

  • The role of nutrition in sport
  • Fitness training methods
  • Technology in sport
  • Leadership in sport

Year 10: Cambridge National in Sport Science (2 units)

  • Reducing the risk of sports injuries (Written paper 1 hour)
  • Applying principles of training (Internally assessed – No exam).

Year 11: Cambridge National in Sport Science (2 units)

  • Sports nutrition (Internally assessed – No exam)
  • Technology in Sport (Internally assessed – No exam)

To be successful in this course pupils are encouraged to take part in sport outside of school, either through extra-curricular activities at school or a privately run club.

Extra-curricular clubs at HCTC

School sport is an important part of life at Hugh Christie and is promoted throughout year 7-11. We offer a variety of clubs and fixtures and hope that students will find at least one which they enjoy and wish to pursue in the future.

We are entered into the following leagues and have seasonal fixtures against local schools:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Girls football
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Trampolining
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Clubs and fixtures are held after school on a Tuesday and Thursday. There are numerous clubs which run throughout the week during break time and lunch time. These include 5 a-side football, badminton, netball, basketball and trampolining.

Trips and visits

School trips conjure up fantastic memories for both staff and pupils alike and we have been lucky enough to have organised several trips over the years for our pupils.

Pupils have enjoyed the following trips:

  • Rugby tour to Italy
  • Netball tour to Malta
  • England Football matches
  • British Basketball at the O2
  • Surry Storm Netball match
  • 2013 OAA trip to Bude, Cornwall (pupils were able to experience surfing, abseiling, kayaking, climbing and many more activities)
  • 2014 OAA trip to Swanage, Dorset (pupils were able to experience climbing, kayaking, canoeing and many more activities). 

Pupils take part in two lessons of PE per week, these are compulsory lessons and pupils should be equipped for each lesson with the correct kit.

Kit List

Participation in Physical Education is an important part of developing a healthy lifestyle for your child. Therefore, we expect that all students will bring the correct kit to the college on days when they have PE lessons.

Students who do not arrive properly equipped for lessons will have their conduct card signed and will be expected to borrow kit from the PE department. Students who refuse to borrow departmental kit will be placed in a department detention.

Girls

  • Navy Blue PE top
  • Navy Blue shorts or skirt
  • Navy/Light Blue College Hockey Socks
  • Trainers
  • Short white socks

Boys

  • Navy Blue PE top
  • Short white socks
  • Navy Shorts
  • Navy/Light Blue College Rugby Shirt
  • Navy/Light Blue College Rugby Socks
  • Trainers
  • Football/Rugby Boots

All students are expected to wear shorts (girls can wear a skort if they choose) and are only allowed tracksuit bottoms at the discretion of the member of PE staff.

 

Illness and injury

We work on a no note policy. All pupils are expected to bring their PE kit regardless of whether they are ill or injured. If a pupil is unable to participate fully in the lesson, the PE department will still expect them to assist in some capacity. This may be in the form of referee, umpire, coach, scorekeeper, timer or equipment organiser. The student will need to inform their teacher that they are ill or injured so that the teacher can make allowances for them during the lesson.

If a pupil is ill or has an injury which prevents them from taking part in PE over a prolonged period of time, a doctor’s note will be required.