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16/09/18

students and our amazing librarian would love these!! https://t.co/8Zi9rnF2mX

14/09/18

It's been a fantastic week at the school! Very excited for the year ahead! Our open evening is on Wednesday 19th September from 5pm - we look forward to welcoming new students into our Meridian family!

14/09/18

Always a pleasure having brilliant support from Learning and Teaching Leads! https://t.co/smMPzN0U13

07/09/18

A brilliant first week back!! and our amazing students have had a wonderful start to the year! Looking forward to Monday! Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/24LuUCdom1

05/09/18

So lovely to welcome our new Year 7 students to the Meridian family... and amazing to meet more brilliant parents!! https://t.co/bzEvRtUiER

04/09/18

We have had an amazing couple of INSET days and we are very much looking forward to meeting our brand new Year 7 students tomorrow! Welcome to the family!

04/09/18

Great to have you as part of the meridian family

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A very warm welcome to our two brand new schools which officially open today (1 September)! and are now fully part of the family! Best wishes to and as they lead.

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Welcome to our new colleagues who have either joined a school within today or the central team supporting our schools. We are delighted to work with you as you support and teach our children and young people. https://t.co/QaiC7ldU6s

02/09/18

Very excited to be welcoming our new and returning staff back tomorrow! Inset day begins at 8:30am! /19 https://t.co/qt8sDAVceB

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

Whether you’re returning after the summer break or joining us for the first time, good luck and welcome to all staff and students

28/08/18

We are looking forward to welcoming our staff back on Monday 3rd September, Year 7 Wednesday 5th from 11am, Year 7 and 11 on Thursday 6th and all of our wonderful young people back to school on Friday 7th September!!

24/08/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

So proud of our Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results today - and of our great team to helped them get there. https://t.co/e7jUjFDTly

23/08/18

Congratulations to our students and staff across and a huge thank you to for coming to support us! Team MHS are proud to continue .. bring on the new year! https://t.co/RLQsz2S3pQ

22/08/18

A reminder for tomorrow.... all students can collect their GCSE results from 10am Good Luck Everyone!! https://t.co/Xmc7VYgRAu

16/08/18

A message to all Parents and Year 11 students: GCSE results will be available to collect from 10am on Thursday 23rd August from School. https://t.co/Bv3Il19MK7

28/07/18

Such an honour to be part of this amazing event! We are so proud of the staff and student participants https://t.co/Nz14bBSN0o

Physical Education (PE)

What is Physical Education for at Meridian High School?

PE teaches students how to excel in a wide range of physical activities and develops their knowledge of how to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Students also learn the importance of communication, analytical and problem solving skills. At Meridian High School our PE department believes in providing students with a broad curriculum, both practically and theoretically. This enables them to make informed lifestyle choices throughout their school life and beyond.

Why does Physical Education as a subject matter?

Currently the U.K is seeing levels of child obesity soar and it is crucial that our students learn how to make good lifestyle choices in order to live a fulfilling life. PE is also a fantastic way of improving mental and social health; making friends and relieving the stress of studying can contribute highly to ensuring students remain happy and healthy.

Learning about the human body, various exercises and diet are lessons that can be applied for a life time.

What does Physical Education help young people to achieve?

Gaining a qualification in PE demonstrates a wide range of skills to higher education establishments and future employers. Skills such as persistence, resilience, team work, communication and leadership are all developed throughout PE courses. Many of these qualities are transferable in a variety of careers in and out of sport. However, completing a qualification in PE can predominantly open doors to becoming a teacher, physiotherapist, coach, fitness trainer, sports scientist, dietician, sports development officer, sports therapist, management of a sporting facility and many more. 


Topics covered in Year 7:

Practical:
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Fitness
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Trampolining
  • Table Tennis
  • Lacrosse
  • Non-contact Boxing
  • Rounders/Softball
  • Athletics
Theory:
  • Diet and Energy
  • Optimum weight
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Fitness, health, exercise and performance.

Topics covered in Year 8:

Practical:
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Fitness
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Trampolining
  • Table Tennis
  • Lacrosse
  • Non-contact Boxing
  • Rounders/Softball
  • Athletics
Theory:
  • Lifestyles and lifestyle choices
  • Sendentary lifestyles
  • Role of nutrients
  • Skeletal system
  • Joints
  • Voluntary/involuntary muscles
  • Fitness testing

Topics covered in Year 9:

Practical:

Football, Table Tennis, Handball, Trampolining, Basketball, Athletics.

Theory:

Lifestyle and diet, optimum weight, skeletal system, tendons and ligaments, muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, aerobic and anaerobic exercise.

 

Topics covered in Year 10:

GCSE PE:

Practical:

Netball, Indoor Climbing, Gymnastics, Badminton, Football and Table Tennis.

Theory:

Lever systems, biomechanics of movement, joints, planes and axes, goal setting, classification of skills, practise and guidance, sport psychology, and personal exercise plan (PEP).

BTEC First Award in Sport:

This is a GCSE equivalent course, any work is graded as a level 2 pass, merit or distinction. Students must achieve a level 2 pass overall for the qualification to be a GCSE equivalent. 
Students will complete 2 compulsory modules; the first is named Fitness for Sport and Exercise and this is assessed through an online exam, the second is a written bit of coursework, named Practical Sports Performance. Both of these modules must be complete in order to pass the award. The qualification involves practical and theory, however, the practical aspect of the course is to aid the students in practising the theory.

Topics covered in Year 11:

Practical:

The main focus will be on the students strongest individual sports, this is dependent on the cohort. Each student must enter 1 team sport, 1 individual sport and 1 other of their choice from a selected list of sports from the exam board. 

Theory:

Musculo-skeletal system, cardio-respiratory system, injuries and treatments, performance enhancing drugs, participation factors, data analysis, commercialisation and the media, sporting behaviours and deviance in sport, revision and mock exams.

BTEC First Award in Sport:

In year 11 the students will complete 2 more pieces of written coursework. The first is named Training for Personal Fitness and the second is named Leading Sports Activities. These are graded using the same system that year 10s follow. This qualification is done in conjunction with a level 2 sports leadership award.


Qualification title:

GCSE Physical Education (full course)

BTEC First Award in Sport

Additional learning resources:

Documents