Physical Education offers opportunities for success to all students and is a subject where excellence is nurtured. The PE department has high standards and expectations in terms of effort and behaviour. There is an emphasis on encouraging all students to participate regularly and achieve progress in PE.
The overall effectiveness of PE was judged to be ‘very good’ from the most recent external review and suggested that the quality and impact of leadership and management of the department was ‘outstanding’ and was supported by ‘some very committed staff with a wide range of expert knowledge’.
Results and value added at KS4 continue to surpass Island and national levels at GCSE.
The PE Department at Le Rocquier consists of Miss Espana (Head of Department currently on maternity leave), Mr Hayward (currently acting Head of Department), Mr Webster, Miss McQuaid and Mr Blampied.
The PE facilities include a sports hall, a fitness suite and a gymnasium. Outside there are 3 tennis and netball courts, a large playing field, football and rugby pitches, access to a dance studio and track and field athletics.
Specific information about the Key Stage 3 curriculum and how it is assessed:
Throughout Y7-9, pupils are engaged in physical activity to help promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Students are set in terms of their ability and are taught in single sex groups.
They will perform, analyse and officiate in a variety of activities ranging from the more traditional games (e.g. football, netball, basketball, softball, badminton, rounders and athletics) to less common activities (e.g. health related fitness, trampolining and orienteering).
There are Inter-House sports competitions for students in every KS3 year group. Students have an opportunity to represent their house in the football, rugby, hockey, netball and multi-skills. The highlight and finale of the Inter-House sports tournaments is Sports Day.
Students are assessed continuously throughout each module, rather than in formal end of unit assessments. This allows them to be credited for their progress across a unit as well as taking into account strengths and areas for development.
Interim reports will reflect student attainment according to the 9 to 1 grading criteria utilised all the way up to GCSE level. This means that students in lower years should not be disheartened if only achieving the lower levels as this is appropriate for their age.
Specific information about the Key Stage 4 curriculum and how it is assessed:
In Year 10 and 11, students take part in Core PE lessons which are not assessed and are an opportunity for students to relieve stress and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Students that opt to take GCSE Physical Education follow the iGCSE course which is 50% practical assessment and 50% theory exam assessment. The bulk of study across the course is dedicated to the theory aspect of the course in order to help students be prepared for their final written exam. GCSE PE students are expected to have made a significant contribution and commitment to extra-curricular activities during KS3 and to continue their involvement throughout KS4. A comprehensive range of after school activities is organised. These take the form of clubs, team practices and inter-school fixtures. Students are expected to represent the school in a variety of activities in order to improve their practical performance and provide themselves with the best opportunity to achieve top grades.
Department slogan: "If you think you are beaten, you are."
Mr J. Hayward
Miss C. McQuaid
Mr T. Webster
Mr D. Blampied