“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle
The teaching is outstanding. Teachers know their students very well and fine-tune lessons to make sure everyone learns very rapidly, whatever level they are starting.
The Physical Education (P.E.) curriculum offers pupils the opportunity to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit a range of activities and become skilful and intelligent performers. Pupils are encouraged to be creative, competitive and face up to different challenges as individuals, in groups and in teams. We promote positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles and develop pupils’ ability to make informed choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.
Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils take part in a variety of invasion games, striking and fielding games, net / wall games, target games and athletic activities which include football, basketball, tag rugby, uni-hoc, volleyball, badminton, cricket, boccia, gymnastics, table tennis, polybat, multi skills, outdoor adventurous activities and athletics.
Pupils are taught correct techniques used to perform simple skills required in a variety of sports and will experience applying these skills in a match situation. Pupils will be taught the basic rules of different sports and learn about the importance of leading an active healthy lifestyle.
Moving into Key Stage 4 all pupils take part in a games lesson whereby they play different team games over a two year period. This is to encourage everyone to stay active. Pupils then get the opportunity to opt for Physical Education.
If opting for this subject, pupils then receive two additional P.E. lessons per week. They follow the OCR Entry Level Certificate in Physical Education syllabus, and are given the opportunity to refine sport specific skills and take part in sports leadership work. This will lead to an Entry Level qualification.
In addition to the Physical Education curriculum, pupils have the opportunity to take part in sport at break and lunchtimes and also after school sports clubs. Northgate School take part in a variety of sports festivals against other schools and also pupils have the opportunity to go swimming.