Our intention within Physical Education at St Gregory’s Catholic School is for all students to develop competence and confidence in a wide range of sports and physical activities, understanding the important link between physical health, fitness, and wellbeing.
Our key curriculum aims are to:
- Provide an inclusive and accessible curriculum that enthuses and inspires all students to participate fully in a purposeful and meaningful environment.
- Empower students to become physically able, socially aware, mentally prepared, and personally responsible in a physical and active context.
- Develop a lifelong love of learning by providing a warm and enthusiastic environment so that students have fun and develop a real thirst for sport and physical activity and have the confidence to live a healthy active life.
Students are assessed using the ME in PE model which focuses on Physical, Social, Personal, and Thinking elements and not just about physical performance in individual sports. We feel that this recognises the fact that there are numerous ways for a student to succeed within PE and provides pupils with skills that can be transferred into a large array of contexts.
Skills developed in Key Stage 3 can then be transferred into Key Stage 4 and 5, whether that is Core PE or through academic courses such as BTEC Sport Levels 1 and 2 or GCSE Physical Education, and then further on to BTEC Sport Level 3 or A-Level Physical Education.