At King Richard III College Mallorca (Majorca) Sport is experiencing a period of great growth and development. With 2 UK qualified Sports teachers in our team, our PE programme gives our students the chance to be educated in the values of fair play and to enjoy sport as part of a healthy lifestyle in conjunction with the PSHE scheme.
All students do sport up to the end of Year 11 and IGCSE Physical Education is offered to students in Years 10 & 11 who wish to gain a qualification in the subject.
Key Stage 3
In Years 7, 8 & 9, our students participate in a wide variety of sports.
The first half term focuses on SAILING. For this we use the excellent coaching and facilities offered by the Calanova Sailing Club. All activities are taught by qualified instructors and are included within the program “School for Quality”. When the wind is not in our favour, alternatives such as SUP (stand up paddleboarding) and kayaking are offered.
In the second half of the Autumn term, KS3 students are given the option of horse riding at the equestrian centre in Calvià. Students who do not wish to participate in horse riding participate in team sport, swimming and lifesaving at the Polideportivo in Calvià.
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 professional 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 11 (and parents!) compete to show their talent and enjoy of an unforgettable day.
Key Stage 4
In Years 10 & 11, all students continue to do sport but may elect to 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).