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There are currently six Physical Education (PE) teachers in the department, all of whom are committed, enthusiastic and dedicated to providing all students with the opportunity to experience a suitably broad and balanced PE curriculum. Students are given the chance to gain enjoyment and physical well being out of sporting activity but are also presented with the opportunity to specialise and develop through our varied extra curricular sports programmes.
We are proud to say that Claremont High School Academy is the first school in the borough to be awarded the afPE (Association for Physical Education) Quality Mark for Physical Education and School Sport.
The PE department also run a mentoring programme for our most able students. Any pupil who shows a high ability and appetite for success in a particular sport are awarded the title of Sports Scholar. Each Sports Scholar has a mentor who they meet with regularly to discuss their progress, academically as well as within their chosen sport. Targets are set and advice given in order to ensure the pupil is motivated to achieve their full sporting potential.
At Claremont we are fortunate to have outstanding sports facilities which currently include:
- Floodlit 3G astro turf football pitch
- 2 full size outdoor netball courts
- Multi activity sports hall equipped for basketball, badminton, 5 a side, cricket, netball
- Large playing field
Programme of Study
Key Stage 3
Key stage 3 PE offers a broad curriculum of sporting activities for students, which allows them to develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. Students are given the opportunity to analyse a range of different situations and apply their own decisions. At Claremont, PE allows pupils to work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fair play and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.
The department have also introduced a theory curriculum at KS3, content which is delivered through practical PE lessons and allows students to increase their knowledge and understanding of physical activity concepts from an early age. This breaks down barriers of PE being seen a purely a practical subject and ultimately better prepares our students for KS4 PE. Click on the links below to view the KS3 theory curriculum.
Key Stage 4 - GCSE PE
Key Stage 4 - GCSE PE
Pupils follow the Edexcel syllabus covering topics such as the physiology of the human body, sport psychology, as well as exercise and training methods. A new syllabus was introduced in September 2016 with more weighting given to examined assessment (theory) and less to non-examined assessment (practical). Pupils are now assessed in 3 practical sports (30%), sit two theory written exams (60%) and must produce a piece of written controlled assessment (10%). Further information regarding the new specification can be found here.
Key Stage 5 - BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport
The BTEC course is the equivalent in size to one A Level and covers a broad basis of study for sport. The units of work involved cover topics such as anatomy and physiology, fitness training, development of the sports industry and sport psychology. Pupils are assessed through a written examination, controlled assessment and through written assignments.
Further information regarding the new specification can be found here.