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 programme.
All students participate in the sport programme up to the end of Year 11. IGCSE and A Level Physical Education are offered to students in Years 10 -13 who wish to gain further qualifications in the subject.
Key Stage 3
In Years 7, 8 & 9, our students participate in a wide variety of sports.
SAIILING, KAYAKING & SUP
The first half term focuses on SAILING. For this we simply walk down the road and across the beach to the Vela Portals Sailing Club in Puerto Portals.
All activities are taught by qualified instructors and when the wind is not in our favour, alternatives such as SUP (stand up paddleboarding) and kayaking are offered.
HORSERIDING, SWIMMING & TEAM SPORTS
In the second half of the Autumn term, KS3 students are given the option of horse riding at our affiliated equestrian centre in Calvià. Students who do not wish to participate in horse riding develop their swimming and lifesaving skills at the Polideportivo in Calvià.
During term 2, we focus on team sports such as football, basketball, volleyball etc. We also prepare for our Ski Trip, working on fundamental physical skills, especially coordination and balance.
ATHLETICS & OLYMPICS
The third term is dedicated entirely to athletics. We use the professional facilities offered by the Magaluf Athletics stadium. All the activities taught during this term enable our students to reach their potential for our annual sports day: ‘KR3 Olympics’ in which all students from Year 1 to Year 10 (and parents!) compete to showcase their talents, earn housepoints and win certificates.
Key Stage 4 & IGCSE PE
In Years 10 & 11, all students continue to do sport but may elect to prepare for their IGCSE Physical Education qualification as one of their options.
Cambridge IGCSE Physical Education (syllabus 0413) encourages learners to develop:
• knowledge, skills and understanding of a range of relevant physical activities
• an ability to plan, perform and evaluate physical activities
• an understanding of effective and safe performance
• an understanding of the role of sport and physical activity in society and in the wider world
• an excellent foundation for advanced study
• an enjoyment of physical activity.
Sports offered throughout the curriculum, with opportunities to be assessed in are:
– Tennis, cricket and rounders
– Football, basketball and netball
– Athletics; track and field
– Competitive swimming and personal survival.
Candidates will study all of the following topics:
1. Anatomy and physiology
2. Health, fitness and training
3. Skill acquisition and psychology
4. Social, cultural and ethical influences
All candidates take the exam which is worth 50% and the practical coursework which makes up the remaining 50%.
Candidates undertake four physical activities from at least two different categories.
A Level PE is offered in the 6th form, following the Edexcel syllabus 9PE0.
The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:
● develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
● understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance
● understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport
● understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport
● refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
● develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
● understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness
● improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.
Students will study the following topics:
Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis
Topic 3: Skill acquisition
Topic 4: Sport psychology
Topic 5: Sport and society
All candidates take:
Exam Paper 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education (40%)
Exam Paper 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education (30%)
Practical Performance internally assessed, externally moderated (15%)
Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme (15%)