In the PE and Health faculty teachers pride themselves in delivering a comprehensive and exciting range of activities during PE lessons. It is our aim for all students to gain skills, confidence and develop a love of sporting activities. This will lead to students taking part in physical activity into the Sixth Form and after they leave at the end of Year 13.
As can be seen below, boys and girls at JMHS are not simply limited to the traditional sports. We offer a huge variety of sport to the students.
The Team and Environment
The team is comprised of four male teachers, two female teachers and a female Teaching Assistant. Each of the teachers bring specialist knowledge and coaching qualifications to the Faculty meaning that students have teachers with expert knowledge teaching them.
The facilities we have at our disposal are:
- Sportshall – four cricket nets, one netball court, four badminton courts and one basketball court.
- Squash courts – these are glassed backed and are useful in poor weather
- Table tennis tables
- Fitness Suite – treadmill, spin bikes, rowing machine, free weights
- Weights room – machines and free weights
- Astroturf Pitch – this is flood lit
- Tennis courts – there are five tennis courts which double up netball courts and outdoor basketball courts too.
Key Stage 3
In order to ensure that the students are more likely to continue with physical activity when they leave school, the PE and Health Faculty passionately believe that students should enjoy a range of activities in their lessons.
What students will learn in lessons
- Words and terminology
- PE literacy’
- Leading warm-ups
- Developing more complex skills
- Linking skills
- Selecting and applying the correct skills for the situation
- Increasing leadership skills through leading drills
- Tactical analysis from gameplay
- Developing others’ play through coaching and answering questions
Key Stage 4
What students will learn in lessons
- Increasing knowledge of rules
- Taking an active role in umpiring and officiating
- Linking performance to anatomy and physiology
- Being engaged in sport
- Life-long participation
- Selecting appropriate activities
Examination Board: AQA
The course is assessed in the following ways:
30% 1 hour 15 min exam – The Human Body and Movement in Physical Action and Sport
30% 1 hour 15 min exam – Socio Cultural Influences and Physical Well-Being in Physical Activity and Sport.
40% practical ability and evaluation
Both of these exams contain a mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions and take place towards the end of Year 11.
Students are assessed in school by their teacher and awarded a grade. An external moderator then comes to the school to moderate the grades.
Students in Year 11 have the opportunity to gain a BTEC qualification as well as complete the core PE programme outlined above. The qualification is worth the equivalent of a single GCSE and is a BTEC Certificate in Sport.
AS, A2, BTEC Sport and BTEC Health and Social Care
In Year 12 and 13, students are given the opportunity to carry on studying sport in two ways; BTEC Sport and A-Level PE. The A-Level PE course examining body is OCR and consists of the following modules: Anatomy and Physiology, Acquiring Movement Skills and Socio-Cultural Studies.
One unit of coursework
EPIP – one sport to perform and produce a detailed analysis of a performer, including how to improve, and the application of theory.
7 Units studied over two years
Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, Unit 2: The Physiology of Fitness Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport
Unit 4: Fitness Training and Programming Unit 11: Sport Nutrition Unit 8/9: Practical Team/Individual Sport Unit 28: The Athlete’s Lifestyle
Students can also opt to study Health and Social Care, which is a BTEC Qualification.
We are proud that the PE and Health Faculty offer a huge array of extra-curricular events for the students to take part in. These include using outside coaches so that students can experience sports like judo and fencing, fixtures against other schools in the traditional sports for boys and girls and lunchtime and afterschool clubs. Each year group has on average 4-6 fixtures a term and there are approximately 8-10 clubs that students can attend during the week (these vary according to the season).
The Faculty Leader is Mr Kontarines to whom all queries regarding Physical Education should be made.