Head of PE: Mrs Watson

Key Stage 3

Students are timetabled to take part in three 50 minute lessons of PE per week, where they partake in sports of all kinds. Lessons for both boys and girls include a wide range of sporting activities, from football, rugby, cricket and basketball to dance, netball, gymnastics and orienteering.

We seek to promote lifelong participation for all students, irrespective of their ability, gender or ethnicity. We hope to raise student’s self-esteem not only as a competitive performer but also for their personal development. Students will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in sport with St John Payne working closely with the Chelmsford School Sports Partnership. We have been heavily involved in helping run the Superstars Festivals along with the Mini Games. We also hold strong links with a neighbouring school, Columbus. Through which students have assisted in Panathalon competitions both on site and away such as at London Aquatic Centre. These leadership opportunities allow students to perform service for their own communities whilst developing their own skill set.

Our students compete in a variety of competitions; district, county and National. We enter in netball, football, rugby, basketball, rounders and cricket from year 7 through to sixth form. Consistently our athletics teams have reached the regional rounds of the English Schools Athletics Track and Field Cup, along with Cross Country, with a number of individual athletes continuing to compete in the English Schools finals in a variety of disciplines.

Key Stage 4

Students all take part in core PE in Year 10/11 which consists of two 50 minute lessons a week. Students can also opt for GCSE. We are on the exam board AQA. The assessment weighting of this course is 60% theory, 30% practical and 10% coursework. As a result, we provide two 50 minute theory lessons a week, alongside a practical lesson. We ask that students who enrol on the course are taking part in at least one sport outside of school at club level. Sports that can be assessed are shown in the table below. The theory aspect of the course has got a strong weighting on the sciences, and would suit an individual taking double or triple award science.

Key Stage 5

A Level Physical Education (AQA) - see the Sixth Form prospectus.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport - see the Sixth Form prospectus.

Link to prospectus

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