Physical Education at Saint Martin’s is for every student, regardless of ability and perceived sporting prowess. Our philosophy is one of inclusion, participation, enjoyment, improvement, learning and effort. Every student, whether a team member or a leisure/fun performer is expected to do his/her best at all times. Only 100% effort is accepted.
Throughout KS3 students are taught a wealth of sports which include football, netball, rugby, basketball, handball, badminton, fitness training, cross country, gymnastics, cricket, athletics, softball and rounders.
At KS4 students will, at times, be given a little more flexibility to choose areas for participation in a more leisure-based environment where emphasis is place on keeping active. Lessons include the tradition sports but with more game time along with personal fitness classes including Zumba, Aerobics, Body Combat etc.
Edexcel GCSE Physical Education is for students who have a theoretical interest in PE as well as enjoy playing sport. GCSE PE delves into the science, psychology and sociology of sport. Why the body reacts to exercise in the way it does, why people take part in certain sport and the need for a healthy active lifestyle. The course is a blend of both Theoretical and Practical aspects of Physical Education.
GCSE PE is majority theory; with exams worth 60% of the final grade, a coursework element that is worth 10% of the final grade and practical performance element worth 30% of students’ final mark.
Students’ theoretical knowledge is assessed by taking two written examinations in May of Year 11.
Students’ coursework is planning, completing and reviewing a 6-week training programme marked out of 20, with a focus on improving sporting performance.
Students’ Practical Performance in Physical Education will be assessed in throughout the 3-year course with an official moderation in April of year 11. Students will be assessed in 3 sports: 1 team, 1 individual with the final sport from either category. Sports are marked out of 35. It is advised that students are competing in at least one sport outside of school.
EXTRA CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITES
Through membership of the Hinckley & Bosworth School Sports Partnership, we participate in all extra-curricular competitions throughout the year and have practices on most evenings.
These include not only all major games such as; football, netball, rugby and basketball, but also swimming, indoor athletics, summer athletics, tennis, cross country, cricket, softball and rounders.
We at Saint Martin’s boast a successful afterschool sporting programme. Netball County Champions, Football County Finalist, Swimming County Champions, Indoor Athletics County Champions, Basketball County Champions are just some of the accolades from recent years. Our Y8 netball team also competed at the Netball World Cup and finished 3rd behind two teams from Dubai, an outstanding achievement!
We also offer numerous sporting trips. Barton Hall Netball weekend, PGL Football weekend and the infamous Ski Trips which students can also use as one of their three sports in GCSE PE.