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Sport is a vital and exciting part of life at Monk's Walk. All students will experience a wide variety of competitive and physically demanding activities that will enhance their life-long learning of health and fitness through an inclusive, broad, and balanced curriculum. PE can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and embed values such as fairness and respect.

Ms S Steadman - Head of PE

What is it like to study PE at Monk's Walk School?

Our curriculum aims to provide our students with the physical literacy to experience and excel at a wide variety of competitive and physically demanding activities. This combined with a clear emphasis on knowledge acquisition aims to build a life-long love of health, fitness and participation. We promote self-esteem through physical confidence and embed values such as fairness and respect. We call this our Head, Heart, Hands philosophy!

How is PE assessed?

Key Stage 3

Our students take part in range of different sports and activities during the key stage.  Summative assessment is completed at the end of each practical activity, while formative assessment is used throughout each block. The following attributes will be assessed against the Head, Heart, Hand criteria:

  • Head: knowledge, understanding, analysis, feedback, responsibility, and rules.
  • Heart: communication, leadership, respect, resilience, effort, and confidence.
  • Hand: physical ability, fitness levels, competitive, technique, tactics and problem solving.
Key Stage 4 Core PE

Our students will be taking part in a range of different sports and activities.  They will all have summative assessment at the end of each practical activity, while formative assessment will be used throughout.

At Key Stage 4 and 5 Examination Subjects

At KS4 and 5 written summative assessments will be completed to at the end of each unit.  Feedback will come in many forms including self and peer assessment, verbal, and written feedback.  Students will respond to feedback in green pen and will need to be able to demonstrate where they have done this in their work. Students will also have one piece of feedback in their books every half term along with an extended piece of written work.

KS3 - PE

KS4/5 - GCSE/BTEC/A level PE

KS4/5 Core PE