Physical Education

Director of Sport:                                             James Eaglesham
2nd in department / Deputy Head of Year:      Robert Price 
PE Teacher /a Assistant Head of School:        Jonathan Hannam
PE Teacher / Head of Year:                             Daniel Tate
PE Teacher / Head of Year:                             Lee Vernon
PE Teacher / Deputy Head of Year:                Simon Taplin 

 

We follow the ethos of the 2012 Olympic Legacy of ‘Be the Best You Can Be’, where all pupils are encouraged to participate in physical activity to the best of their ability. We try, wherever possible, to provide every pupil with the opportunity to represent the School and their house at sport. School teams are open to any pupils who want to take part. We believe in the standards and values that sport and PE can give to pupils in terms of leadership, trust, responsibility, commitment and dedication. Pupils are encouraged to participate to the best of their abilities showing, good sportsmanship and care and concern for others.

KS3 INCLUDES YEAR 7 & 8

In Year 7 we follow a programme of generic sports, introducing pupils to the different forms of activity within a theme (i.e. invasion games such as Rugby, Football, Handball or Basketball; striking and fielding games, such as cricket and softball; net and wall games such as Tennis, Badminton or Volleyball; gymnastics; swimming; health related fitness).

In Year 8 the programme is more specific, but we still cover 5 of the NC curriculum areas and HRF within the programme.

KS4 INCLUDES YEAR 9, 10 & 11

In Year 9 the PE focus is more and more on active leisure, and preparation for leaving school and the importance of remaining fit and healthy, thereby becoming a productive member of society.


Also in Year 9 the GCSE course starts where pupils undertake an examination curriculum. Students study the theory of Sport and Physical Education. Topics covered range from Anatomy and Physiology, Physical training, Psychology of Sport, Diet and Nutrition. Students are also assessed in 3 sports and complete a coursework assignment in the form of a Personal Exercise Programme. 

In Year 10 the PE focus is still on active leisure, and preparation for leaving school and the importance of remaining fit and healthy, thereby becoming a productive member of society.


GCSE Sport Studies continues in year 10.
We also run a Health and Fitness course in Year 10 that covers various aspects of Sport and has a lifelong health focus. 

In Year 11 the PE focus is still on active leisure, and preparation for leaving school and the importance of remaining fit and healthy, thereby becoming a productive member of society.


GCSE Sport Studies continues in year 11.
We also run a Health and Fitness course in Year 11 that covers various aspects of Sport and has a lifelong health focus. 

Our extensive extra-curricular programme involves us in competing in close to 400 fixtures, and associated practices. We participate on a Local, Regional and National scale. We run a number of overseas tours and a Winter Sports trip each year, along with a couple of tours in this country.
 

We are recognised as one of the leading Schools in Berkshire in terms of delivering a School Sport Co-ordinator (SSCo) programme to Primary Schools. We have our own local cluster of primaries, and provide events and tournaments in all the major sports. In addition, our leaders are in demand, from the county authorities, to run county primary age tournaments where we provide officials and logistical help.

We have in the past raised large amounts of money by running events for Charity, most notably Sports Relief, where in 2016 we raised over £6K.


We study GCSE PE through Edexcel.

KS5 INCLUDES YEAR 12 & 13

We run two separate courses in KS5, an A Level PE course and a BTEC National Diploma in Sport.

The A Level (OCR) course includes a practical element where students are credited for what they can do, along with the exam for what they know. In addition, part of the coursework element combines the theory work with the practical. The theory side is quite diverse, ranging from the very science-based Physiology elements to the humanities areas of Socio-Cultural Studies. We do offer students extension activities such as University visits and specialist revision courses when possible.

The BTEC course requires students complete 10 units over the two years, 2 of which are externally assessed. Some are practically based, and others are based in more diverse theoretical areas, giving students a greater depth of knowledge into Sport. Again, we offer students extension activities, such as University visits, trips and tours when possible.


A Level exam board -OCR
BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
Health and Fitness - NCFE

Additional information/ related activities

Our extensive extra-curricular programme involves us in competing in close to 400 fixtures, and associated practices. We participate on a Local, Regional and National scale. We run a number of overseas tours and a Winter Sports trip each year, along with a couple of tours in this country.

We are recognised as one of the leading Schools in Berkshire in terms of delivering a School Sport Co-ordinator (SSCo) programme to Primary Schools. We have our own local cluster of primaries, and provide events and tournaments in all the major sports. In addition, our leaders are in demand, from the county authorities, to run county primary age tournaments where we provide officials and logistical help.

We have in the past raised large amounts of money by running events for Charity, most notably Sports Relief, where in 2016 we raised over £6K.

All school sports kit is available from www.hawkinsport.co.uk

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