Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

19/09/19

We are proud - students wear our uniform with pride and we are all proud of being a part of the Meridian learning community. Come and see us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/8nvTUrtv8Q

19/09/19

A year 7 group today loved investigating convection - recording excellent observations! Why? Is the question for next lesson! https://t.co/lgz26Fn3kl

19/09/19

- Years 7 & 8 will be discussing respect and communication in relationships, with a reminder about . https://t.co/ecQH8pvV5R

19/09/19

- Free & accessible advice and resources for all young people. Youth, info & counselling charity for all young people aged 11-25 https://t.co/YraZQ3wZ4x

18/09/19

We care - the dedication and support of our families and community is a beacon of excellence and our children are happy, safe and supported. We all make a difference to their future chances https://t.co/cZ9hG7F67Q

18/09/19

Sexual Health Week - During RSE lessons this week, years 9 & 10 will have the opportunity to explore the dangers of using the internet for dating and how to keep themselves safe online! https://t.co/BPaLWInkA8

17/09/19

We are strong - our leaders gave a clear understanding to enable our students to take the best routes and we support every student in their aspirations. Come and meet us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/5DGk9qCjyb

17/09/19

Our Year 10's found it very informative and engaging - we look forward to welcoming Kerry back to Year 9 later in the year! https://t.co/9Tk5MgR3iw

17/09/19

Sexual Health Week – Without RSE, young people are denied the skills and knowledge to have healthy and fulfilling friendships and relationships and to understand and explore their own sexuality. , and https://t.co/BmElj7ibwn

16/09/19

We are ambitious - we are going from strength to strength and support our community while enabling our students to achieve. Visit us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/mFxBKz3ZPn

16/09/19

It's Sexual Health Week! Students in years 9 & 10 will be discussing sex, relationships and disability during RSE lessons this week. https://t.co/EL1AxLBhsq

13/09/19

Fantastic play about road safety from The Riot Act for Year 7. If you get the opportunity, please talk to the young people about their experience and the messages they have learned. It was a very engaging performance! https://t.co/zusTvxAE9e https://t.co/Ei1phQoZqO

12/09/19

We Challenge - visit our school on Mon Sept 23 and discover how we are striving to achieve our goals as a https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/FEuUqItYlc

11/09/19

Year 7 and Year 10 are having their pictures taken today! The pictures will be available towards the end of next week for parents to view and purchase copies. https://t.co/4tqPjsh6wi

11/09/19

Great partnership and collaboration with Croydon music services today! Performances for the students and they are learning to play the ukulele in lesson! https://t.co/7m8ymICo8t

10/09/19

flourishing in lessons this morning, with students striving for success and ready to learn! Keep it up! https://t.co/dGdDz7CZUF

09/09/19

A big drive for our students “knowing more words makes you smarter” staff training by Mrs Cooper https://t.co/eKiP8x3XBb

09/09/19

Our brilliant teaching team focussed and embracing the thinking challenge presented to us in our CPD session! Reading for meaning and understanding led by 👏🏻 https://t.co/v7iFfrEPdc

09/09/19

Our first staff CPD of the year starting with Mrs Watson’s ! Our staff are learners! https://t.co/yNjhUwsq2r

05/09/19

well done to our young triple scientists for embracing the challenge! https://t.co/0jqgjrnqXW

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:

 

In this section you can find a copy of every knowledge organiser for every subject, in each year group. This list is updated throughout the academic year. These are found via this link:

 

MHS Knowledge Organisers