The aim of the PE department at St. Benedict’s Catholic High School is to empower the students with the knowledge, values, skills and personal qualities to be confident and keen to take part in sport and physical activities. The department offers and array of sporting opportunities for all of our students. We value high quality PE lessons and the extended curriculum opportunities where our students’ relationships, social development, fun and health are enhanced and promoted. We also firmly believe that competitive sport and ‘opportunities for ALL’ can co-exist in a busy school environment.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 students take part in and develop a range of skills in PE activities including Netball, Football, Rugby, Health Related Fitness, Gymnastics, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country and Badminton.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4, students can opt to take BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport. All students still have one core PE lesson per week where they pursue activities they have enjoyed during KS3. They can also take the Junior Sports Leaders Award (JSLA) – this is a nationally recognised qualification that can lead to job opportunities.
Key Stage 5
Level 3 BTEC in Sport is offered in the Sixth Form and is the equivalent of one A Level. Students complete four unites of study over the two years. The course is assessed via coursework and examination and opens up many career opportunities in the sports industry.
The PE department’s aim is to compete at the highest level possible. District, County and National successes in Football, Rugby, Hockey, Netball and Athletics are all testimony to the efforts of staff, students and their families. Community links are an integral part of our school sport with excellent links forged with clubs in the area allowing all students the opportunity of a sustained healthy lifestyle.
Department Head – Miss L Powe