Physical EducationGifted & Talented

Pupils who show a particular aptitude for Physical Education in any or all of these areas are encouraged to extend themselves in the following ways:

Curriculum PE lessons

  • Use of practical activities that allow differentiation to take place
  • Splitting groups by ability whilst still allowing for progression from one group to the next
  • Use of conditioned practices and scenarios to bring about the desired response and to provoke thought and discussion
  • Opportunities to adopt a role e.g. coach, official, leader

GCSE

  • Pupils are given marking policies and grade boundaries to help them to understand what constitutes excellent work
  • Coursework opportunities enable pupils to work above and beyond the requirements of the specification. For example, practical coursework - to evaluate and improve their own or other’s performance.
  • Project work is designed to encourage pupils’ to work independently to research topics of particular interest and relevance to the syllabus
  • Practical performance is assessed. Where pupils excel they may be encouraged towards extra-curricular activities at school or outside of school.
  • Extension style questions may be set as part of homework to give the more able candidates a chance to expand their views on current topics e.g. gender issues, the role of the media in sport
  • Extension questions are set in all internal exams to allow pupils to expand on and discuss different ideas or themes from the course
  • Extension reading from newspapers, magazines and the internet is encouraged and additional articles are circulated by staff
  • Occasionally pupils attend lectures with outside speakers on topics related to the specifications.

Athletics - long jump

AS/A Level

  • Pupils are given marking policies and grade boundaries to help them to understand what constitutes excellent work
  • Homeworks are set involving research on the Internet and via the media to encourage background reading
  • Pupils are encouraged to read the PE review and the newspapers to keep abreast of current issues
  • Pupils are given relevant articles from magazines and periodicals on relevant topics to broaden their knowledge of topical issues that relate to the syllabus content and the subject as a whole
  • Pupils conduct research and make presentations within lessons
  • Practical performance is assessed in different roles from; performing, coaching or officiating in a chosen sport. Pupils are made aware of this and of the standard of work required to achieve a high grade. Where pupils excel they may be further encouraged to participate in after school clubs/activities, coaching sessions and fixtures or/and take on leadership/coaching roles within schools or gain officiating qualifications.
  • Pupils are encouraged to use technology to assess performance, diagnose faults and suggest corrective measures
  • Occasionally pupils attend lectures with outside speakers on topics related to the specifications.

In all aspects of PE pupils may be awarded merits (for excellent work) or honours (for outstanding work).