Physical Education (PE)
What is Physical Education for at Meridian High School?
Our Core PE Curriculum intent is for students to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence so they become lifelong participants in physical activity and lead an active healthy lifestyle.
Our BTEC Sport Curriculum intent is for students to develop the skills, knowledge and experiences so they can successfully go onto study sport, exercise and health in higher education with an aim of working within the sports and exercise industry.
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.
BTEC First Award in Sport
Additional learning resources:
- Book: Edexcel GCSE (9-1) PE Student Book by Tony Scott (2016)
- Book: REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physical Education Revision Guide by Jan Simister (2016)