Physical Education at Campbell College has a very significant part to play in realising the general school aims, which are:
● To develop the inherent potential of each individual pupil through the provision of a balanced, coherent relevant and broadly based curriculum
● To prepare students for the demands, opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life and their future careers in a rapidly changing world
● To develop a corporate identity among pupils, staff, parents and governors as a means to mutual understanding and support
As a significant part of the creative and expressive area of study, Physical Education will offer a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for pupils to develop their attitudes and abilities in a range of physical disciples, games, gymnastics, dance and swimming.
The Physical Education programme aims to;
● Deliver this entitlement to all pupils through a planned and progressive scheme of work for PE
● Develop pupils self confidence in a range of physical environments
● Develop physical skillfulness, physical development and a knowledge of the body in action
● Promote positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles
● Encourage the pupils to reflect on their actions in order to improve the quality of their interactions, performance or composition
● Provide feedback to the pupils, involving them in their learning, allowing them to plan how to improve their performance
● Share the learning intentions with the pupils in all lessons
We emphasise that PE is not just about skill development in isolation but about knowledge, skills and understanding.
Campbell College Senior School caters for pupils from 11-18 and physical education is compulsory for all pupils from 11-16 and it is encouraged at the senior level. Physical education and games whilst separate are very closely involved. Pupils are afforded a generous allocation of time to pursue the wide and varied program of activities within the Physical Education and games program.
Campbell can boast national performers in volleyball, athletics, hockey, rugby and cricket.
Education establishments are now asked to mirror the demands of the modern work place in the subjects they offer to their pupils. Sport and leisure increasingly offer many varied opportunities for employment and the PE department has responded by introducing a number of academic and vocational courses at Key Stages 4 and 5.
GCSE Physical Education
AS/ A2 Sport Science & Active Leisure
BTEC Sport (subsidiary Diploma)
BTEC Sport (Diploma)
BTEC Travel & Tourism
For GCSE course content, please click here.