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Physical Education

Physical Education at Castle Rock High School is all about students trying new activities, working with a range of people and refining skills in those sports we love and already know. Some of the activities are more traditional football, hockey, badminton, netball, athletics, gymnastics, badminton, and others are not so traditional such as golf, volleyball, orienteering and fitness activities such as yoga and circuits. We also like to include up and coming sports such as handball, tchouckball and rock-it-ball.

The department strives to offer as many opportunities for students to build an understanding of how to lead a healthy active lifestyle and encourage students to think about participation beyond the school gates. Access to physical activity is increasing and therefore the more experiences students are able to have, the more likely they are to continue physical activity when they leave us in Year 9.

You will take part in two lessons per week and will participate in a different sport or activity called a unit of work in each of those lessons. Each unit of work will last for a review period and the activity you do will depend on the time of year, but you will get lots of opportunities to continue to develop the sports you already know, and learn new skills in sports and activities that you have not participated in before or may not even heard of!

Use the links at the bottom of this page to access Schemes of Learning for each year in terms of individual topics.

Grouping (explanation of ability groups)

In PE students will work in groups depending on the activity that they are taking part in. The main structure is that students will work in groups with other students who are aiming for the same pathway as them at the end of the year, or they will work in groups with students who are both above and possibly below them in regards to end of year targets. During lessons the grouping may change due to the change in activity or progress being made.

How work is assessed

Work is mainly assessed by teacher observation and this is done throughout each of the review periods. Students currently set a target every review period based on their progress during the previous review and track their progress towards achieving the target in their lessons. Students also complete homework every review period to show their level of understanding beyond the classroom. This is marked and returned so that students are able to use the feedback to guide them in their next piece of homework.

Clubs & Extra-Curricular Activities

Castle Rock are very committed to providing enriching experiences for all of its students and therefore provide extensive opportunities for students to be active at lunch and after school. The clubs and activities that are available can be seen on our Clubs & Fixtures section; some are delivered by staff members and others by external coaches. An updated timetable is available for each half term at the bottom of the page.

We offer a wide range of activities for you to do before school, at lunchtimes and after school. We compete against other schools in area competitions in football, netball, athletics, badminton and rugby amongst others - as well as tournaments and School Sports Partnership (SSP) organised competitions between the local high schools in other activities such as rounders, swimming, basketball and golf.

We hold inter-team competitions during lunchtimes in basketball, football, badminton, cricket and dodge ball. We also organise inter team competitions in other activities such as rowing, archery and wheelchair basketball throughout the year... will the winners of the inter-team contest be Lords, Twickenham, Wembley or Wimbledon?

We also have a variety of clubs which you can come and have a go at even if you don’t want to compete against other schools. These include fitness activities such as Zumba or Yoga and young leadership programmes to develop your leadership skills. We think there is something for everyone, so whether you want to be the next Jessica Ennis, Usain Bolt, Rebecca Addlington or improve your skills and have a go at new activities, we would like you to take the opportunities to join our clubs and enjoy being active.

Schemes of Learning

Year 7

Review Periods 1-6


Year 8

Review Period 1-6


Year 9

Review Period 1-6