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 of Carshalton High School for Girls PE Department pride themselves in catering for all levels and abilities in all sports. We aim to enable each child to fulfil their own potential within their own level of all sports.
We have high expectations of our learners. We expect them to participate fully regardless of ability as determination and perseverance are key skills to progress in PE and other subjects throughout all Key Stages. We aim for high participation levels and a high enjoyment factor as we believe that our learners achieve best when they are enjoying what they are doing!
What you can expect from PE at CHSG?
We will provide you with the opportunity to take part in challenging and exciting activities. These include fitness, netball, gymnastics, badminton, athletics, rounders and tennis.
What is studied?
Key Stage 3
Pupils experience a broad and balanced range of activities through the following areas:
- Performing skills
- Making decisions
- Analysing Performance
- Knowledge & Understanding
In line with the Physical Education National Curriculum students will acquire and develop 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 30 students.
Any homework set at KS3 is researched based work for the HRE (Health-Related Exercise) module, or in preparation for starting new activities.
Assessment and reporting
Students are assessed using assessment criteria during and at the end of each lesson block. Students will be assessed against their baseline level and reports will be based on their progress.
How parents/carers can help?
Parents can help by ensuring that students have the correct CHSG 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 the lesson, parents must give students a note to give to their PE teachers explaining why, but they must still bring in their PE kit to be involved in other ways, for example umpiring.
Encourage students to attend a wide range of extracurricular sporting clubs at lunch time and after school.