Physical Education

Subject Leader

Mr R Ashley – rashley@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk 

Deputy Subject Leader

Mrs H Ashleigh-Morris – hashleigh-morris@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

Teaching Staff

Mr T Freeman – tfreeman@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

Mr O Svoboda – osvoboda@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

Mrs P Creese – pcreese@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

Mrs A Carr – acarr2@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

Mr T Matthews – tmatthews7@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

Mr A Boczek – aboczek@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

Mr S Jones – sjones1@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

The PE Department



Introduction

Sport and physical activity are an important aspect to life at Oriel High School. We are fortunate to have outstanding facilities on site including extensive fields, a floodlit 3G football and rugby pitch, floodlit tennis and netball courts, a sports hall, gymnasium, dance studio and fitness suite.

Every year Oriel High School competes in numerous local and regional competitions with considerable success. There is an extensive programme of extra-curricular sports and physical activity clubs which are staffed by members of the PE team and other members of the school teaching staff. Follow @Oriel_PE department on Instagram and Twitter for all of the latest information and photos.

Oriel Year 7, U14 & U16 District Netball League Champions 2019/20
We are Oriel PE
Oriel Year 8 Sussex Schools FA County Cup Champions 2019/20
Year 8 Rugby District Champions 2019/20
Town Sports Athletics Team Runners up 2019


Curriculum

Oriel High School delivers a high-quality physical education curriculum that enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity focussing on the following aims:

  • To develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • To ensure students are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • To provide the opportunity to engage in competitive sports and activities
  • To encourage students to lead healthy, active lives

All students experience a range of activities in blocks of eight lessons in a carousel arrangement and their progress is regularly assessed using the school’s RAG assessment system.



Key Stage 3

Students in Year 7-9 all take part in four hours of curriculum PE per fortnight (usually two hours per week) experiencing the following activities, arranged in blocks of eight lessons.

  • American Football
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Benchball
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Footgolf
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Indoor Tennis
  • Netball
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
KS3 PE Students
KS3 PE Students


Key Stage 4

Students in Year 10 and 11 all take part in two hours of curriculum PE per fortnight (usually one hour per week) experiencing the following activities, with a focus on active participation, arranged in half term blocks of lessons.

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Benchball
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Footgolf
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
KS4 Curriculum PE Students


GCSE PE

Students in Year 10 and 11 can opt for the AQA GCSE PE course. The course is delivered during five lessons per fortnight (three theory and two practical lessons) over two years.

Subject content

  1. Applied anatomy and physiology
  2. Movement analysis
  3. Physical Training
  4. Use of data
  5. Sports psychology
  6. Socio-cultural influences
  7. Health, fitness and well-being

Detailed subject content can be found listed on the specification, from page 9: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/pe/specifications/AQA-8582-SP-2016.PDF

Practical lesson activities

  • Badminton
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Handball
  • Athletics



GCSE PE Students

Students can also be assessed in a wide range of practical activities that they take part in outside of lesson times at extra-curricular and outside of school clubs. The full list of specification practical activities can be found here, from page 46: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/pe/specifications/AQA-8582-SP-2016.PDF

Assessment

  • Two 75-minute written exams completed at the end of Year 11 – 60% of final grade
  • Three highest assessed practical activities (must be either two team and one individual activities, or one team and two individual activities) – 30% of final grade
  • Controlled assessment – written analysis and evaluation of performance – 10% of final grade

Further information on assessments can be found detailed on the specification, from page 7: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/pe/specifications/AQA-8582-SP-2016.PDF

GCSE PE Students
GCSE PE Students


Cambridge Nationals Sport Studies

Students in Year 10 and 11 can opt for the OCR Cambridge Nationals Sport Studies course. The course is delivered during five lessons per fortnight (three theory and two practical lessons) over two years.

Subject content

During these lessons, students study the following four units:

  1. R051 – Contemporary Issues in Sport
  2. R052 – Developing Sports Skills
  3. R053 – Sports Leadership
  4. R054 – Sport and the Media

Assessment

Three of the units are assessed through coursework, completed during lessons and as homework, and assessed by the class teacher; the fourth unit is assessed through an exam.

  1. R051 – Contemporary Issues in Sport
    Exam-based unit – 60-minute written exam completed in January of Year 11 (which can be repeated in May of Year 11), worth 25% of final grade
  2. R052 – Developing Sports Skills
    Coursework unit – Three practical assessments and one written assignment completed in Year 10, worth 25% of final grade
  3. R053 – Sports Leadership
    Coursework unit – One practical assessment and three written assignments completed in Year 10, worth 25% of final grade
  4. R054 – Sport and the Media
    Coursework unit – Five written assignments completed in Year 11, worth 25% of final grade

Further details of unit content and assessment can be found on the specification from page 24: https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82412-specification.pdf

Sport Studies Students
Sport Studies Students


Key Stage 5

Cambridge Technicals Sport and Physical Activity

Extended Certificate

Students in Year 12 and 13 can choose to opt for the OCR Sport and Physical Activity (Extended Certificate) course delivered during ten lessons per fortnight.

During these lessons, students study the following coursework units:

  • Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity
  • Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership
  • Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development
  • Unit 8: Organisation of a Sports Event
  • Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activity

Assessment

Three of the units are assessed through coursework, completed during lessons and independent study time, and are assessed by the class teacher; two units are assessed through external exams.

  • Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity
    90-minute written exam completed in January of Year 12 (which can be repeated in May of Year 12), worth 25% of final grade
  • Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership
    Internally assessed coursework unit, worth 25% of final grade
  • Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development
    60-minute written exam completed in January of Year 13 (which can be repeated in May of Year 13), worth 16.6% of final grade
  • Unit 8: Organisation of a Sports Event
    Internally assessed coursework unit, worth 16.6% of final grade
  • Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activity
    Internally assessed coursework unit, worth 16.6% of final grade

Sport and Physical Activity Students

Further details of unit content and assessment can be found here: https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/260775-cambridge-technicals-sport-and-physical-activity-summary-brochure.pdf

Diploma

Students in Year 12 and 13 can choose to opt for the OCR Sport and Physical Activity (Diploma) course delivered during twenty lessons per fortnight.

During these lessons, students study the following coursework units:

  • Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity
  • Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership
  • Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development
  • Unit 4: Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health and Leisure
  • Unit 5: Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 8: Organisation of a Sports Event
  • Unit 11: Physical Activity for Specific Groups
  • Unit 13: Health and Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Unit 19: Sport and Exercise Psychology

Assessment

Eight of the units are assessed through coursework, completed during lessons and independent study time, and are assessed by the class teacher; three units are assessed through external exams.

  • Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity
    90-minute written exam completed in January of Year 12 (which can be repeated in May of Year 12), worth 12.5% of final grade
  • Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership
    Internally assessed coursework unit, worth 12.5% of final grade
  • Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development
    60-minute written exam completed in January of Year 13 (which can be repeated in May of Year 13), worth 8.4% of final grade
  • Unit 4: Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health and Leisure
    90-minute written exam completed January of Year 13 (which can be repeated in May of Year 13), worth 12.5% of final grade
  • Unit 5: Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise
    Internally assessed coursework unit, worth 8.4% of final grade
  • Unit 8: Organisation of a Sports Event
    Internally assessed coursework unit, worth 8.4% of final grade
  • Unit 11: Physical Activity for Specific Groups
    Internally assessed coursework unit worth 4.2% of final grade
  • Unit 13: Health and Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
    Internally assessed coursework unit, worth 8.4% of final grade
  • Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
    Internally assessed coursework unit, worth 8.4% of final grade
  • Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activity
    Internally assessed coursework unit, worth 8.4% of final grade
  • Unit 19: Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Internally assessed coursework unit, worth 8.4% of final grade

Further details of unit content and assessment can be found here:

https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/260775-cambridge-technicals-sport-and-physical-activity-summary-brochure.pdf



PE Kit

Students are only permitted to wear the following items when participating in curriculum PE lessons, extra-curricular activities and fixtures.

KS3

Purple Oriel PE polo t-shirt

Black Oriel PE rugby shirt

Black Oriel PE fleece

Plain Black shorts/plain black tracksuit bottoms/plain black leggings/black Oriel PE skort

Suitable trainers/astroturf trainers/moulded or studded boots suitable for the facility/surface

KS4

Purple Oriel PE polo t-shirt/navy Nike GCSE PE or Sport Studies polo t-shirt

Black Oriel PE rugby shirt

Black Oriel PE fleece/black Nike GCSE PE or Sport Studies midlayer top

Plain Black shorts/plain black tracksuit bottoms/plain black leggings/black Oriel PE skort

Suitable trainers/astroturf trainers/moulded or studded boots suitable for the facility/surface

Additional items applicable to students in KS3 and KS4

Students are also advised to purchase a gum shield and shin pads for rugby, hockey and football

Students may wear plain black base layers under items of PE kit listed above

Students may wear a warm hat i.e., a woolly hat and gloves to keep warm when participating in PE outside in cold weather conditions

Students must wear their PE kit when attending extra-curricular clubs and when representing the school, though they may be given school kit to wear i.e. a football shirt or basketball vest for certain fixtures

Students representing the school at football must provide their own black football socks


Sports Captains

At the beginning of Year 10, students are invited to apply for the role of Sports Captain, this is a role that encourages students to become involved in a range of non-performance roles in sport, as they help to organise and lead at range of in-school, community and district sporting events, including at our local Primary schools and at the Run Gatwick event. Fulfilling the role of Sports Leader encourages students to develop invaluable skills and qualities that are transferable to other areas of school and wider life.


Sports Day

Sports Day takes place in June each year and is a showpiece occasion. Hosted at the excellent K2 athletics stadium, year 7-10 students represent their Learning Communities in traditional track and field events in competition for the coveted trophy.

Sports Day Winners – Role of Honour

2005 – Australasia
2006 – Australasia
2007 – Americas
2008 – Australasia
2009 – Australasia
2010 – Australasia
2011 – Africa
2012 – Africa
2013 – Africa
2014 – Australasia
2015 – Americas
2016 – Americas
2017 – Africa
2018 – Africa
2019 – Africa
2020 – Africa *Virtual


PE Presentation Evening

The PE Department and Sports Captains organise and host an evening to celebrate the academic and extra-curricular success in PE and Sport at the end of each academic year. One of the highlights of the school calendar for students, staff and parents, the ceremony is well attended, and a fitting tribute to the dedication our students, staff and parents pay towards their studies and sporting achievements over the course of the three terms.

PE Presentation Evening 2019
Virtual PE Presentation Evening 2020
PE Presentation Evening 2019
Virtual PE Presentation Evening 2020


Run5k4NHS

During the period of school closure from March 2020, the Oriel community came together to run, walk, cycle (and in one case horse ride) 5 kilometres and then make a donation to the Run5k4NHS charity initiative raising funds for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trusts. A total of 641 participants took part, raising an incredible £7070 over the course of two months. Their efforts were not only celebrated in the local and County press, but also drew support, congratulations and admiration from sports superstars Dina Asher-Smith, Jofra Archer, Delray Rawlins and Karen Pickering MBE!

https://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/news/people/oriel-high-schools-fantastic-fundraising-effort-2552979

https://www.crawleynews24.co.uk/how-more-than-600-runners-have-helped-a-crawley-school-raise-almost-7k-for-nhs


Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games

#TeamOriel took part in last summer’s eleven week long Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games event with the aim of keeping as many of our students and families active and competitive during the period of school closure. 

Completing four sports challenges each week, which covered a range of sports from Boccia to Basketball, and Hockey to Cricket and Stoolball it was our aim to top the ‘Spirit of the Games Award’ table for achieving the highest number of school participants.

We were delighted therefore, to be the number one Secondary School in Crawley for each of the eleven weeks, and to also feature in the Top fifteen Secondary Schools in Sussex every week; we will be attempting to improve upon these achievements when participating in the upcoming ‘Winter Games’ edition of the competition.