PE at Ralph Thoresby is such an exciting subject consisting of a broad and diverse curriculum. You get to develop your skills, performance and leadership in an array of different sports ranging from striking and fielding games (cricket/rounders), invasion games (Basketball, Netball, Rugby, Football, Hockey) to Gymnastics and Athletics. You also get to take part in exciting, alternative sports and activities such as Handball, Tchouckball, Zumba, Ultimate Frisbee, Trampolining and Gaelic Football. In addition to this, you will learn crucial lifesaving skills in our annual First Aid focus week where you will learn CPR, how to use a defibrillator and other key areas of First Aid. The enjoyment doesn’t stop there, we also run a variety of extracurricular activities and teams for you to compete in sports against other schools. Our ultimate aim is for you to enjoy PE and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity!
PE Extra-Curricular Plan:
Boys U12, U13 U14, U15, U16, U18
Girls U12, U14, U16
U12, U14, U16
U12, U13, U14, U15, U16
Indoor athletics Yr 7 and 8 Teams
Outdoor Athletics Yr 7 and 8, 9 and 10 teams.
Specialist Athletics team
U12, U13, U14, U15 Teams
Boys U14, U16 teams
After school 1 day a week
After school 1 day a week
Race for Life
Year 9 Residential
An explanation of how the subject is assessed, giving detail on the key areas of assessment in the subject.
Assessment in PE/Sport is based on a combination of practical evaluations, theoretical work, internal and external assessments. This provides teachers with an holistic view of each student as assessment is essential and integral to students’ progress and attainment.
In KS3, students receive continuous formative assessment largely through verbal teacher feedback based on meaningful observations. This is a key feature in every lesson due to the nature of PE and the need for regular, ongoing feedback during teaching and learning situations. Students complete one summative assessment per half term where their knowledge, leadership, skills, and performance are self, peer or teacher assessed.
In KS4 and KS5, students are assessed in a variety of ways including practical assessments, modular external exams and internal coursework assessments that are graded with clear links to assessment criteria. Throughout practical units, students receive verbal feedback from their teachers and peers, and they self-assess using video recordings as a tool to evaluate their own performances. We use a comprehensive tracking and monitoring assessment tool for individual units and overall course performance, so staff and students have a clear understanding of students’ progress.
Y9 Bridging Year
In Year 9 students are provided with an exciting opportunity to develop their leadership skills by doing the Level 2 Sports Leaders UK Course. The course focusses on developing five skills – communication, self-management, teamwork, self-belief and problem solving all of which are key skills required to help you be successful in everyday life, your GCSEs, A-Levels and beyond. You will gain an understanding of what key skills leaders need and reflect on your own skills and qualities. You will then put this knowledge into practice by planning and delivering several activity sessions and finish the course by leading your own sports event.