The PE curriculum at CCSC is devised, to educate through movement, as well as teaching sport. The curriculum is designed to develop physical skills and aid mental development in order to provide all pupils with lifelong skills which can be used to improve everyday life. Our curriculum looks to build on cross curricular themes which include developing skills and techniques, making and applying decisions, developing physical and mental capacity to succeed, evaluating and improving performance, and promoting and understanding the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. In addition, pupils are encouraged to work as individuals and within small groups and teams to extend their skills in cooperation, competition and communication.
Leadership is also a key strand running through the PE curriculum and pupils are given opportunities to develop their leadership skills through PE lessons and in some cases, in partnership with local primaries under the guidance of the primary coordinator.
This links to the work done around future careers and pathways through sport. Many of our pupils aspire to work within the broad sports industry and we use lessons to link learning to future skills required in environment of work.
Beyond core PE lessons, pupils have the option to complete a GCSE in Physical Education (AQA) and the vocational Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science (OCR).
Exam specification can be found through the following links:
Also, there are numerous extra-curricular activities and school teams across a range of sports, available to pupils at lunchtime and after school in order to further their learning and skills. Independent learning tasks continue to extend pupils outside of lesson time with weekly tasks available through Show My Homework including activities to build on knowledge of anatomy and physiology, training, fitness assessment, diet and nutrition.
The department strives to build links with the local community, using our outstanding facilities to provide opportunity for local people and clubs to participate in physical activity, and as a result we are proud to be have achieved a Gold Mark for Sainsbury's School Games for two years running!
The department is staffed by four full time members of staff with a range of specialist areas and a number of national governing body coaches.
The Newcastle School Sports Code of Conduct can be downloaded here.
The department can be followed through various media platforms including Twitter and Instagram.
Twitter – @CCSCStaffs_PE
Instagram - @CCSC_PE