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PE (Core)


The importance of regular physical education and sporting opportunity is recognised at Aston. The PE curriculum provides opportunity for all pupils to develop mentally, physically and socially. Students grow in confidence, acquire leadership skills and learn lifelong healthy lifestyles and habits. The PE department aims to ensure all students enjoy a range of physical activities and provide opportunity for all students of all abilities to represent the school in a variety of competitive sports. 

We want all students to enjoy and succeed in participating in physical activity. In a subject such as PE that success is dependent upon students’ own abilities, personalities, motivation and passion. Through experiencing a wide range of physical activities it is hoped that students will find an activity that they will hopefully continue to participate in regularly when they have left Aston – a ‘life sport.’ Students in PE and games will have developed the skills of perseverance, reflection, teamwork, communication and sport specific skills. Most importantly, they will have the confidence to go into other environments after Aston and thrive. 


Staff:

  • Mr N Ibbetson, Head of Department, i/c cricket and badminton 
  • Mr M Downing, Assistant Head, i/c basketball 
  • Mr D Smart, Assistant Head and i/c athletics 
  • Mr S Wright-Smith, teacher, i/c rugby and GCSE PE 

Additional staff supporting the games programme: 

  • Mr A Loveridge, i/c Hockey 
  • Mr B Hall, i/c Football 
  • Mr A M Smith and  Mr S Sahota, Hockey Coaches 
  • Mr J Hunt and Mr S Egan, Rugby Coaches 
  • Mr M Hodgkinson, Rugby 
  • Mr C Laverty, Football 

Trips and Visits:

  • Senior International Rugby Tour every three years: 2003: South Africa; 2006: Australia and Singapore; 2009: South Africa; 2011 and 2014: Canada; 2017: USA and Canada; 2020: Canada 
  • Football: U14 2017 Madrid 
  • Senior Hockey Tour: TBC 

Year 7

Summary of curriculum:

The importance of regular physical education and sporting opportunity is recognised at  Aston. The PE curriculum provides opportunity for all pupils to develop mentally, physically and socially. Students grow in confidence, acquire leadership skills and learn lifelong healthy lifestyles and habits. The PE department aims to ensure all students enjoy a range of physical activities and provide opportunity for all students of all abilities to represent the school in a variety of competitive sports. 

Main topics:

Autumn term: base line physical tests, rugby and hockey 

Spring term: indoor tennis, trampolining and athletics 

Summer term: athletics and cricket

Assessment throughout the year:

Four CATs and six additional marking across a range of sports primarily focusing on effective performance within a competitive situation.

How parents can support their son’s learning:

Encouraging and enabling attendance at school's extra-curricular clubs (lunchtime and after-school). Encourage your son to join a club outside of school. Attend and spectate at a variety of sporting events. 

Able and inspired opportunities:

Boys are signposted to the schools extra-curricular clubs to support their development and also to local clubs. There are also opportunities for A&I boys to experience leadership opportunities and to be role models for other students with both lessons and extra-curricular events.

Useful websites:

 

Year 8

Summary of curriculum:

The importance of regular physical education and sporting opportunity is recognised at  Aston. The PE curriculum provides opportunity for all pupils to develop mentally, physically and socially. Students grow in confidence, acquire leadership skills and learn lifelong healthy lifestyles and habits. The PE department aims to ensure all students enjoy a range of physical activities and provide opportunity for all students of all abilities to represent the school in a variety of competitive sports. 

Main topics:

Autumn term: football, basketball, rugby and hockey. 

Spring term: rugby, hockey, health-related fitness, trampolining and badminton. 

Summer term: athletics, cricket, tennis and softball. 

Assessment throughout the year:

Four CATs and six additional marking across a range of sports primarily focusing on effective performance within a competitive situation.

How parents can support their son’s learning:

Encouraging and enabling attendance at school extra-curricular clubs (lunchtime and after-school). Encourage your son to join a club outside of school. Attend and spectate at a variety of sporting events. 

Able and inspired opportunities:

Boys are signposted to the schools extra-curricular clubs to support their development and also to local clubs. There are also opportunities for A&I boys to experience leadership opportunities and to be role models for other students with both lessons and extra-curricular events.

Useful websites:

 

Year 9

Summary of curriculum:

The importance of regular physical education and sporting opportunity is recognised at  Aston. The PE curriculum provides opportunity for all pupils to develop mentally, physically and socially. Students grow in confidence, acquire leadership skills and learn lifelong healthy lifestyles and habits. The PE department aims to ensure all students enjoy a range of physical activities and provide opportunity for all students of all abilities to represent the school in a variety of competitive sports. 

Main topics:

Autumn term: rugby, hockey, football and basketball.

Spring term: leadership, fitness, badminton, rugby and hockey. 

Summer term: athletics, cricket, volleyball, softball, tennis and rounders. 

Assessment throughout the year:

Four CATs and six additional marking across a range of sports primarily focusing on effective performance within a competitive situation.

How parents can support their son’s learning:

Encouraging and enabling attendance at school's extra-curricular clubs (lunchtime and after-school). Encourage your son to join a club outside of school. Attend and spectate at a variety of sporting events. 

Able and inspired opportunities:

Boys are sign posted to the schools extra curricular clubs to support their development and also to join local clubs. There is also opportunities for A&I boys to experience leadership opportunities and to be role models for other students with both lessons and extra-curricular events.

Useful websites:

 

Year 10

Summary of curriculum:

The importance of regular physical education and sporting opportunity is recognised at  Aston. The PE curriculum provides opportunity for all pupils to develop mentally, physically and socially. Students grow in confidence, acquire leadership skills and learn lifelong healthy lifestyles and habits. The PE department aims to ensure all students enjoy a range of physical activities and provide opportunity for all students of all abilities to represent the school in a variety of competitive sports. 

Main topics:

Boys have an option system where they can choose to specialise in specific sports dependent upon their strengths and interests. 

  • Sports available to choose from on games afternoons are rugby, hockey, football, basketball, table tennis, cricket, tennis, and softball.
  • Sports available to choose from in PE lessons are basketball, badminton, trampolining, fitness, and volleyball.
Assessment throughout the year:

Four CATs and six additional marking across a range of sports primarily focusing on effective performance within a competitive situation.

How parents can support their son’s learning:

Encouraging and enabling attendance at school's extra-curricular clubs (lunchtime and after-school). Encourage your son to join a club outside of school. Attend and spectate at a variety of sporting events. 

Able and inspired opportunities:

Boys are sign posted to the schools extra curricular clubs to support their development and also to join local clubs. There is also opportunities for A&I boys to experience leadership opportunities and to be role models for other students with both lessons and extra-curricular events.

Useful websites:

 

Year 11

Summary of curriculum:

The importance of regular physical education and sporting opportunity is recognised at Aston. The PE curriculum provides opportunity for all pupils to develop mentally, physically and socially. Students grow in confidence, acquire leadership skills and learn lifelong healthy lifestyles and habits. The PE department aims to ensure all students enjoy a range of physical activities and provide opportunity for all students of all abilities to represent the school in a variety of competitive sports. 

Main topics:  
Assessment throughout the year:  
How parents can support their son’s learning:  
Able and inspired opportunities:  
Useful websites: