Physical Education

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Physical Education has a unique contribution to make to the total education of the individual, a learning process that starts early in the life of a child and which will hopefully continue to provide a healthy and active lifestyle in adulthood.

At Sheffield High School, we aim to maintain and stimulate pupil interest and enjoyment and to promote health and fitness for both current and future lifestyles. In doing this, pupils’ sport and movement skills develop and their knowledge of sport and PE-related topics grows. The learning experience provided for each student aims for excellence at a personal level.
 
 

During Key Stage 3, pupils experience a wide range of activities, including:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball

Fitness is an integral part of the curriculum at all Key Stages.

During Key Stage 4 our students begin to develop their interests through option choices such as:

  • GCSE Physical Education or Games
  • Movement or Games Options in Year 11
  • Developing Activities taken in Key Stage 3
  • Additional Activities depending on their interests such as Creative Games, Football, Touch Rugby or Pop Lacrosse
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In the Sixth Form, Sport and Physical Education AS and A-levels is enjoyed by an increasing number of our students. Classes are taught by most members of the Physical Education Department, as there are distinct and varied topics and subject areas involved:

 

AS-level

  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Opportunities for Participation
  • Practical coursework – 
  • Ability as a Performer, Official or Leader
  • Application of Theoretical Knowledge for Effective Performance

A-level

  • Applied Physiology to Optimise Performance
  • Psychological Aspects that Optimise Performance
  • Evaluating Contemporary Influences
  • Practical coursework – Practical Performance
  • Observation, Analysis and Critical Evaluation
  • Application of Knowledge and Understanding to Optimise Performance

Nowhere in the area will you find such a wide range of sporting extra-curricular activities on offer as at Sheffield High School. These activities offer opportunities for our students to develop and extend their interests and skills, not only from participation, but also from officiating and coaching.

A few years ago, our PE Department received the Good Schools Guide award for ‘Best A-level results in PE in Independent Schools in the UK’ and, in the same year, we received the accolade of becoming the ‘Best Independent School for Sport’ in the UK Daily Telegraph/Norwich Union School Sport Matters National Awards.

More recently, the PE Department was awarded the John Moss Trophy by the Sheffield School Sports Federation. This was awarded in recognition of the department’s enthusiasm and commitment to achieve national success. This follows numerous years of reaching national finals in the following sports: badminton, cross-country and athletics, horse eventing and dressage, netball, rounders, tennis, trampolining and gymnastics.

We have also been holders of the Daily Telegraph/Norwich Union award for Best Independent School for Sport.

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