Physical Education

The Physical Education Department Vision: High quality physical education is vital to ensuring all children are given the opportunity to develop a healthy active lifestyle. It’s important that strong foundations are built on through high quality PE at secondary school.

Students will be taught a range of activities covering net/wall, striking and fielding, invasion games, swimming, gymnastics and athletics.  The course aims to develop a range of skills beneficial to students both in school and in the wider community.  There is strong focus on developing social, mental, physical and personal skills. This can be achieved through the roles of participating, officiating and coaching.  Students will have three one hour lessons a fortnight in Y7 and four in Y8 and Y9.

On-going teacher assessments are used to ascertain the overall grade students are working at and for progress checks.  This information is sent home through the schools reporting system throughout the year. 

During Y9 students will begin to develop ideas towards future GCSE courses as the year progresses and this will lead to possible physical education courses within the options system.  

In Y10 students are taught three compulsory core physical education lessons per fortnight where they will experience new activities and hopefully develop the necessary skills and enthusiasm to participate in regular physical activity in the wider school community. The exam courses are GCSE physical education which follows the new OCR syllabus from September 2016. The BTEC Level Two in Sport offers a more vocational approach for all students.

The Sixth Form currently offers AS and A-levels in Physical Education with OCR.

We believe that all students should have the opportunity to participate in a wide and varied range of activities to reach their optimum level of attainment regardless of prior experiences. Physical activity is central to the healthy balanced lifestyle of all young people and Driffield School physical education has the physical, social, cognitive and emotional needs at the core of its purpose.