The Department offers a broad, balanced, progressive and relevant curriculum. The department aims to foster a love of sport as well as promoting healthy lifestyles and the importance of teamwork.
Here at QEHC we are fortunate in having plenty of outside space and this is put to excellent use, including an athletics track, netball courts, tennis courts, rugby, cricket and football pitches.
We also have a good sized gym. We enjoy sporting success and frequently reach the finals in competitions … and enjoy the triumph of being the winning team!
What we teach in PE
- Cross Country
- Football )Boys & Girls)
As the list shows, we offer a wide range of sports as part of our curriculum, but all of these can be pursued through extra-curricular activities as well.
Key Stage 3
All students are required to follow courses in Games. In addition, students must be taught Athletics, Gymnastics, Outdoor Education and/or Dance. The Key Stage 3 curriculum at QE offers plenty of opportunity for students to access a wide range of physical activities, over and above what is required by the National Curriculum.
The Physical Education programme in Key Stage 3 sets out to develop physical, moral and cognitive skills through a range of activities. The emphasis during the first three years at QE is placed firmly on the physical development of the student, encouraging physical skills in a variety of forms.
An important component of the curriculum is the emphasis of the health and fitness education that the students receive, the attention to teamwork, leadership, idea of fair play and the spirit of competition.
Key Stage 4
All students receive their entitlement of 2 hours of good quality PE at Key Stage 4. However, in addition to this, students can opt to study GCSE PE (full course). We also offer the BTEC First Certificate in Sport and the Junior Sports Leader Award.
Students have the opportunity to develop their skills in a wide range of sports and activities. Students will learn about exercise, how the body works to help them exercise and then through training how performance can be improved.
The course is practically based and involves participating in a range of sporting activities (athletics, badminton, basketball, fitness, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis), of which students will need to select four sports for assessment. The assessment will test their ability and their knowledge and understanding of performance and the game. 60% of the GCSE PE mark is practical
There is one exam, 40% of the marks, at the end of the course which will test knowledge and understanding of the theory element of the course.
Btec First Certificate in Sport
This is a stimulating and challenging vocational course for students wishing to progress to higher education or pursue a career in sport and recreation.
This course is designed to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the broad field of sports, coaching and fitness. Examples of the units studied for the course over the two years include: Fitness testing and Training; Leadership in Sport; Practical Sport and Body in Sport. Students will acquire knowledge and skills through teacher delivered lessons and tutorials, practical lessons, individual and group research projects, visiting speakers, and personal experience.
The assessment is based on 100% coursework, consisting of written assignments, presentations and practical assessments.
QE Physical Education department prides itself on offering the opportunity for all its students to participate in extra curricular activities. We encourage all students to participate in activities outside of their PE lessons, whether at a competitive or purely recreational level.
In recent years the PE Department has hosted a number of trips in both the UK and abroad, including a skiing trip to Saalvach, Austria.
The PE department has developed a number of excellent outside links, including strong links with local sports clubs such as Bromyard Cricket Club.