At King Richard III College Mallorca (Majorca) Sport is experiencing a period of great growth and development. Physical activity has become a fundamental pillar of daily life, giving our students the chance to learn and be educated in the values of fair play and to enjoy sport as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Key Stage 3
In Years 7, 8 & 9, our students participate in a wide variety of sports.
The first term is fully dedicated to the development of water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle surfing and our speciality, SAILING. For this we use the excellent coaching and facilities offered by the sailing club Vela Portals which is a 5 minute walk from the school gate. All activities are taught by qualified instructors and are included within the program “School for Quality”.
During term 2, our students participate in activities related to team sports such as Football, Basketball, Volleyball etc. This is also time to get ready for our Ski Trip, by improving fundamental physical skills, especially coordination and balance.
The third term is entirely dedicated to Athletics. We use the spectacular facilities offered by Magaluf Athletics track. All the activities taught during this term enable our students to arrive fit and ready for our annual sports day: ‘King Richard III Olympics’ in which all students from Year 1 to Year 13 (and parents!) compete to show their talent and enjoy of an unforgettable day.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 students prepare for their IGCSE Physical Education qualification. Candidates’ knowledge, skills and understanding come from studying both practical and theoretical aspects of Physical Education. The Cambridge syllabus is also designed to foster enjoyment in physical activity.
The knowledge gained enables candidates to develop an understanding of effective and safe physical performance.
All candidates sit an exam that is worth 40% of the course and consists of questions on the three units they have studied: Factors affecting performance, Health, safety and training, Reasons and opportunities for participation in physical activity; which is sat in May of Year 11.
The remaining 60% is practical coursework which is submitted in April of Year 11. Students choose to undertake four practical activities (50% of total marks) and also show the ability to analyse and improve practical performance in all four chosen practical activities (10% of marks).