St Bede's Inter-Church School

St Bede’s Inter-Church School

“Cum Deo - With God”  •  Cambridge
St Bede’s Free School Go
Ofsted Outstanding

PE and Sports Studies

St Bede's Physical Education Department

St Bede's Physical Education Department actively supports and contributes to the school's philosophy as a caring community of adults and young people. We endeavour to provide each child with a rewarding, challenging and enjoyable learning experience through the medium of physical activity and in so doing engender positive attitudes to sport and physical fitness. 

St Bede's Physical Education Department Aims:

To maintain and/or stimulate student interest and enjoyment in P.E., and to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.

To enable students to be familiar with a body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary that relates to P.E.

To enable students to see P.E. as a major feature in their lives related to leisure, employment and culture and also part of a wider body of knowledge and skills, e.g. interpersonal and problem solving skills (to include analysis and evaluation of P.E. issues)

To enable students to understand:

  • and use safe practice and to appreciate its importance in P.E.
  • the short and long term effects of exercise on the body.
  • the role of exercise in a fit and healthy lifestyle.

To enable students to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as politeness, perseverance, initiative and interdependence. The establishment of self esteem through the development of physical confidence is a major aim of the department.

To enable students to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities, so as P.E. contributes to the development of core skills such as communication by speech.

To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all students (irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin, academic ability, etc.) to have equal access to P.E., and to experience success and enjoyment in their P.E. work.

To develop an awareness in students of the implications of sport and physical activity (past and present) for the individual and the local, national and international communities.

To allow students to develop informed opinions and to be able to support them by reasoned arguments.

To prepare students to make active, creative and purposeful use of their leisure time throughout their lives.

Names and contact details of staff:

Mr J Druce, Head of Faculty of PE, jdruce@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Miss L Patten, Head of Girls' PE, Head of Year 7, Transition Manager lpatten@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Mrs C Heron, Teacher of PE, SSCO, cheron@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Miss A Le Scelle, Teacher of PE, alescelle@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Mr S Murphy, Teacher of PE, smurphy@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Specialised pupil equipment:

The PE kit can be found here Uniform

Year 7

 

 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer

Boys

 Rugby

Football

 

Girls

 Hockey

Netball

 

Mixed

Gymnastics

Dance

Cross Country

Handball

Gymnastics

Dance

Cross Country

Handball

 

Athletics

Rounders

Tennis

   

Year 8

 

  Autumn  Spring Summer
Boys  Rugby Football Cricket
Girls Hockey Netball Rounders
Mixed

Basketball

Gymnastics

Dance

 

 

Basketball

Gymnastics

Dance 

Tennis

Athletics

 

 Year 9

 

  Autumn Spring Summer
Boys   Rugby Football Softball
Girls  Hockey Netball Rounders
Mixed

Hockey

Basketball

Badminton

Health-related fitness

Hockey

Basketball

Badminton

Health-related fitness

 

Tennis

Athletics 

Year 10 & 11

A variety of options are offered for students to choose from.

Autumn Term  Winter Term Spring Term  Summer Term

Rugby

Hockey

Badminton

Basketball

Ultimate frisbee

Tennis

Golf

 

Table tennis

Badminton

Basketball

Volleyball

Dance/Aerobics

Boxercise

Korfball

Netball

Football
Badminton
Volleyball
Dance
Korfball

Athletics

Cricket

Rounders

Softball

Tennis

Golf

Ultimate frisbee

 

Examination PE

The OCR GCSE PE course allows students to increase their knowledge, understanding and performance in physical activities. The course aims to promote physical activity, develop positive attitudes and make students aware of safe practice. The course consists of both theory and practical lessons each week.

The students sit an exam at the end of the course which accounts for the final 60% of the marks. They also study a variety of practical activities in lessons which they are then assessed in. The course is both academically and practically demanding and should not be underestimated. The practical assessment is ongoing and accounts for 30% of the final marks. A further 10% will be awarded for the written coursework which should demonstrate the student's ability to analyse and improve performance in a chosen activity.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The department organises extra-curricular activities on a daily basis making full use of the sports hall, gymnasium, fitness suite and playing fields. Students are encouraged to participate in the extra-curricular activities provided by the physical education staff and external agencies. This is intended to increase the opportunity for general involvement in physical activity and the development of excellence, both in and out of school.

Activities include rugby, hockey, basketball, table tennis, badminton, football, netball, athletics, indoor rowing, rounders and cricket. Each one is open to all students regardless of ability. The department strives for high standards for each and every student to achieve and believes in 'Excellence for Everyone'. Youngsters with an obvious sporting talent are encouraged to join local clubs and are nominated for District and County representation.

The activities offered to students throughout the year complement the curriculum.

Useful links

www.bbc.co.uk

www.sportengland.org

www.topendsports.com

www.s-cool.co.uk

www.youthsportstrust.co.uk

www.britisholympicassociation.co.uk

www.ocr.org.uk

www.senecalearning.com