PE Year 8
Physical Education encourages students to learn about themselves, their capabilities, their potential and their limitations. It is the foundation of all sport participation because it goes further than the individual and their understanding of themselves - it also teaches how to work with and respect others. Above all, it should be a source of fun and enjoyment that introduces students to the different roles in sport. The teachers in Carshalton High School for Girls PE Department pride themselves in catering for all levels and abilities in all sports. We aim to enable each student to fulfil their own potential within their own level of all sports.
What is studied
Multi Skills Activities, Health Related Exercise, Gymnastics Activities, Games Activities, Athletics and Striking and Fielding. (Striking and Fielding includes: Rounders and Stoolball)
In line with the Physical Education National Curriculum students will acquire and evelop new skills, select and apply these skills into different situations, understand how to evaluate and improve performances and have a knowledge and understanding of health and fitness. Co-ordination, social interaction and equipment handling skills are also developed.
In Year 8 PE classes are mixed ability tutor groups.
Classes usually range from approximately 25 – 30 students.
Any homework set in Year 8 PE is research based work for the HRE (Health-Related Exercise) module, or in preparation for starting new activities.
Assessment and reporting
Students are assessed using Physical Education National Curriculum levels during and at the end of each lesson block. Students therefore receive a NC level at the end of each activity they study. Students will develop the ability to assess themselves and others in line with NC levels.
How parents/carers can help
Parents can help by ensuring that students have the correct Carshalton High School for Girls PE kit and that they bring this kit to every PE lesson. In the instance that students are not able to take part in the practical aspect of PE parents must give students a note to give to their PE teachers explaining why.
Students must however bring their kit in to change, unless an injury prevents them from doing so. Encourage students to attend a wide range of extracurricular sporting clubs at lunch time and after school.