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Latest News in Physical Education

GB Canoeing Breaking News
July 17, 2014
By Mrs L Moore, Head of Girls PE/Deputy Head of Faculty
Huge congratulations to the following students who found out today that they were successful during phase two of the GB Talent Identification Programme. Read More
Let's Gym and Dance for Sport Relief 2014
January 28, 2014
By Mrs L. Moore
To showcase work in PE lessons this academic year, we are holding a Gym and Dance Display evening over two nights on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th February 2014. The display will be approximately an hour long and start at 5.30pm. Tickets costs will be £2 per adult and £1 per child with proceeds donated to charity. Read More
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Year 8 A Netball team are District Champions!
April 29, 2013
By Mrs L Moore
Congratulations to girls in the 8A netball team who are now the Mid Herts District League Champions, following a very successful season winning all of their games. Overall players’ player is awarded to Charlie Brennan for the most nominations in the games played.
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Year 7

Throughout year 7 students are taught in mixed ability, single sex groups. Students are grouped according to form groups and complete six lesson blocks across a wide range of activity areas.

Main activity areas

In the first two terms all students (boys and girls) will develop new and existing skill in the areas of football, rugby, basketball, netball, gymnastics and dance. In the third term the focus moves to summer activities including athletics, cricket, rounders, softball and tennis.

Students are also taught how to develop as leaders with an expectation that they develop their ability to lead other students and take on different roles and responsibilities within lessons such as performer, coach and official.

Assessment Information

Assessment is ongoing. At the end of each unit of work (activity area studied) all students are assessed according to the 5 key processes in Physical Education:

  • Developing skills and techniques in physical activity
  • Making and applying decisions
  • Developing physical and mental capacity
  • Evaluating and improving performance
  • Making informed choices about healthy and active lifestyles.

Year 8

Throughout year 8 students are taught in ability groups which are set according to assessment outcomes in year 7. Year 8 students further develop skills in all active areas with greater emphasis placed on developing students health and fitness, the importance of healthy and active lifestyles and developing leadership qualities and responsibility.

Main activity areas

In the first two terms all students (boys and girls) will develop new and existing skill in the areas of football, rugby, basketball, netball, gymnastics and dance. In the third term the focus moves to summer activities including athletics, cricket, rounders, softball and tennis.

Students are also taught how to develop as leaders with an expectation that they develop their ability to lead other students and take on different roles and responsibilities within lessons such as performer, coach and official.

Assessment Information

Assessment is ongoing. At the end of each unit of work (activity area studied) all students are assessed according to the 5 key processes in Physical Education:

  • Developing skills and techniques in physical activity
  • Making and applying decisions
  • Developing physical and mental capacity
  • Evaluating and improving performance
  • Making informed choices about healthy and active lifestyles.

Year 9

Throughout year 9 students are taught in ability groups which are set according to assessment outcomes in year 7 and 8. Year 9 students further develop skills in all active areas with greater emphasis placed on applying skills and techniques to game and performance situations, evaluating and improving their own and others performance and leading other students in a variety of tasks.

Main activity areas

In the first two terms all students (boys and girls) will develop new and existing skill in the areas of football, rugby, basketball, netball, gymnastics and dance. In the third term the focus moves to summer activities including athletics, cricket, rounders, softball and tennis.

Students are also taught how to develop as leaders with an expectation that they develop their ability to lead other students and take on different roles and responsibilities within lessons such as performer, coach and official.

Assessment Information

Assessment is ongoing. At the end of each unit of work (activity area studied) all students are assessed according to the 5 key processes in Physical Education:

  • Developing skills and techniques in physical activity
  • Making and applying decisions
  • Developing physical and mental capacity
  • Evaluating and improving performance
  • Making informed choices about healthy and active lifestyles.

Year 10 & 11

Participation in Physical Education is a compulsory requirement of the National Curriculum for all students in England up until the end of year 11. At Chancellor’s School, all students in years 10 and 11 will take part in ‘Core’ Physical Education for four hours per fortnight.

Course Description

In Year 10, students follow a compulsory programme. Students are taught in single sex, mixed ability groups. They take part in courses which include, netball, football, rugby, volleyball, basketball, cricket, rounders, athletics and tennis.

Option Courses for Year 11

Throughout their Core Physical Education in year 11, pupils will have the opportunity to make choices about the activities they participate in. At the start of each term pupils will decide which four activities they would like to pursue during that particular term and will participate in each activity for 6 lessons.

Staff

  • Mr. D. Welch (Head of PE and Sport Faculty)
  • Mrs. N. Seabrook (Head of Girls PE)
  • Mrs. L. Moore
  • Mr. C. Price
  • Mr. S. Martin
  • Mr. S. Hesling
  • Mrs. V. Payne
  • Ms. S. Lynch

Facilities

Facilities for the teaching of Physical Education and Sport include:

  • 2 Gymnasiums
  • 3 Football pitches
  • 2 Rugby pitches
  • 4 Netball courts
  • 5 Tennis courts
  • 4 Rounders pitches
  • Artificial cricket strip
  • 4 lane cricket nets
  • 400 metre grass running track

Extra Curricular

The Physical Education Department runs an extensive range of lunchtime and after school clubs and practices. Students from each year group will have the opportunity to attend lunchtime and after school practices in:

First two terms:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Netball

Third Term:

  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket

A full fixture programme runs throughout the year in all of the above sports with students given the opportunity to represent Chancellor’s School at District and County level.

It is advised that for up-to-date information regarding times and days of extracurricular activities, dates of fixtures and team selection, parents and students should refer regularly to the Physical Education notice boards and the school website.