Ysgol Stanwell School

Archer Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2XL

Physical Education

Head of Department
Miss M Coles
Mrs A Baldwin
Mr D Connor
Mrs N Dacey
Mr I Dwight
Mr R Jones
Miss A Miles
5×60 Officer
Mr G East

The Stanwell PE department has 6 fully trained members of staff, and offers a wide selection of sports and activities. Members of the department have specialisms within their own fields of sports and coaching (netball, rugby, gymnastics, basketball, athletics, trampolining and tennis).

  • Lessons are taught in the schools’ sports facilities – a sports hall, dance studio, netball courts, rugby/football pitches and the fitness suite.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to attend a range of extra curricular clubs after school.
  • Pupils study PE at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. In addition to this pupils have the opportunity to study PE at GCSE, A/S and A level.

Physical Education Department News

Key Stage 3

Pupils receive 2 lessons per week of 55 mins. Pupils develop skills, knowledge and understanding of Physical Education through four areas of experience:

  • Health, fitness and well-being activities
  • Creative activities
  • Adventurous activities
  • Competitive activities

Girls are taught dance, badminton, netball, gymnastics, OAA, HRE, tennis, softball and athletics.

Boys are taught rugby, football, OAA, gymnastics, badminton, HRE, tennis, softball and athletics.

Pupils are taught in the sports hall, on the school fields, netball courts and dance studio.

Pupils have the opportunity to attend after school clubs, which run between 3 and 4pm. The clubs available are:

  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Cross country
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis (during winter months)
  • Tennis
  • Athletic
  • Softball (during summer months)

Key Stage 4: GCSE

Pupils develop their knowledge further at Key Stage 4 and pupils can opt to take PE at GCSE level.  Pupils at GCSE develop their practical skills in a variety of activities and understand the theory behind practical work, looking at Anatomy and Physiology, contemporary issues, fitness and skill acquisition.

Key Stage 5: A Level

Opportunity is available for pupils to take A level PE and pupils follow the OCR syllabus. The course enables pupils to increase their physical competence, maintain and develop their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between skill, strategy/composition and body and mind and readiness so as to ensure that both their own and others performance is both effective and efficient.

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