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15/11/19

According to children who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health complaints and decreased academic achievement. https://t.co/d8bulWoQZO

15/11/19

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Today was the finale of one of my mentorship programmes at and I decided to surprise the boys with a guest visit from comedian he spoke to them about what it takes to be successful and how you have to grind for what you want https://t.co/OkETaaB4CL

14/11/19

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Looking forward to the day ahead, I’ll be finishing my mentorship programme at with a special surprise for the boys I’ve been mentoring, it’s going to be a great day

13/11/19

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Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/v4gGUAXHaA

12/11/19

PSHE - today Year 10 had a special assembly on radicalisation and extremism . Delivered by https://t.co/l7Rta5Zyys

11/11/19

Today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, observed the two-minute silence to remember those who have given their lives in service of their country https://t.co/2JuON0RVni

08/11/19

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Wonderful Year 8 parents evening with so many happy parents and carers tonight. So proud of our teachers, making such a positive difference to our students learning.

08/11/19

As part of PSHE this week Years 8 & 9 had the opportunity to watch a fantastic theater performance on the topic of Knife Crime delivered by in collaboration with https://t.co/dlvhDg4FBu

07/11/19

Looking forward to seeing our Year 8 Parents and carers this evening! https://t.co/8bSPQwkE96

06/11/19

4th - 8th November. A safe space for young people to get support develop skills and have fun available https://t.co/eKKtZI5EQH

06/11/19

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06/11/19

Reminder to all Year 8 parents and carers for tomorrow - see you there! https://t.co/d9AaHZg4eK

05/11/19

Check out "Employment Advice Clinic for Croydon Parents - Broad Green Library" https://t.co/uXViDCxFnH

05/11/19

National Stress Awareness Week this week 4th - 8th November! A range of support and therapies available and https://t.co/CigH3zFZ3S https://t.co/QtBhPFpFSC

04/11/19

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04/11/19

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Want to find out more about opportunities for young people to share stories, report with and attend and events? Register to receive our updates and invitations for your school, college or youth organisation 👉 https://t.co/VQ9r09cq3c https://t.co/A4TbkY2wN7

04/11/19

- Supporting mental health and well being https://t.co/gMQS6p696H

01/11/19

Reminder for all parents and carers of Year 8 students! https://t.co/ORJjNRZYCF

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