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The Team and Facilities:

The Physical Education Department at Wexham School has five specialist teachers, a support technician and some excellent facilities including large playing fields, a floodlit astro-turf pitch, a floodlit multi-use court, a four-court sportshall, a large fitness suite, and two classrooms for theory teaching.

 

Key Stage 3:

The philosophy that underpins Physical Education at Wexham School focusses on the importance of regular physical activity as a crucial factor in helping young people develop and maintain physical and mental well-being. Through Physical Education we seek to help children develop confidence, resilience, team-work, leadership and ambition, all of which are so important for an individual to succeed in life and maximise their potential in their academic studies.

All students participate in more than two hours of Physical Education every week and in addition to this there is an extensive programme of activities and clubs offered to students before school, at lunch time and after school. Competitive sport opportunities are plentiful with a well-established schedule of inter-house competitions plus inter-school fixtures and tournaments competing against other schools in Slough and throughout Berkshire.

 

Key Stage 4:

The Core PE curriculum at Key Stage 4 is founded on the same principles as Key Stage 3, seeking to support students’ health and well-being at a time when academic studies are focusing in on final GCSE outcomes. All students participate in more than two hours of Physical Education every week just as in they do in Key Stage 3 and through PE lessons a broad range of sports and activities are delivered with the intention of providing a balanced programme that inspires students to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle beyond their school years into adult life. Examples of activities offered at Key Stage 4 that do not feature in Key Stage 3 include golf, Zumba and ice-skating.

Students who choose to study GCSE PE at Key Stage 4 follow the Edexcel exam board specification and this course is delivered in three additional lessons to the Core PE curriculum.

 

Key Stage 5:

All Sixth Form students participate in an ‘enrichment’ programme one lesson each week alongside their academic studies and within this programme a range of sports and activities are offered to students based on the same philosophy that underpins the Core PE curriculum at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Physical Education aims to help students develop employability skills such as adaptability, communication, resilience and positivity.

Students who choose to study A-Level PE at Key Stage 5 follow the Edexcel exam board specification.

 

Subject

Year Group

Exam Board

Specification

PE

9

Pearson Edexcel

GCSE (9-1) Physical Education (1PE0)

PE

10

Pearson Edexcel

GCSE (9-1) Physical Education (1PE0

PE

11

Pearson Edexcel

GCSE in Physical Education (2PE01)

PE

12

Pearson Edexcel

BTEC Level 1/2 First Extended Certificate in Sport