Physical Education

  • Mr M Donoghue – Head of Department, email: BoysPE@jkhs.org.uk
    Mrs S Butler – Second in Department, email GirlsPE@jkhs.org.uk, School Sport Co-ordinator, email sport@jkhs.org.uk
    Mr C Elias
    Mrs C Godwin
    Mr C Godwin
    Miss S Johnstone

  • Subject overview

    Lesson Times

    • At John Kyrle High School every pupil has five hours of PE per fortnight in Year 7 and four hours per fortnight in years 8 and 9. During the winter the boys will do rugby and gymnastics, whilst the girls do hockey, dance and Health Related Fitness.
    • In the Spring Term the boys go to football and Summer preparation, including tennis, athletics and cricket, whilst the girls do netball and gymnastics. They also do health related work.
    • In the Summer Term it is athletics, tennis and cricket for the boys and athletics, rounders and tennis for the girls.

    Curriculum AreaAutumnSpringSummer
    Girls KS3Dance
    Hockey
    Health Related Fitness
    Gymnastics
    Netball
    Athletics
    Tennis
    Rounders
    Girls KS4Indoor (various)
    Ross Health & Fitness
    Netball
    Indoor (Various)
    Ross Health & Fitness
    Athletics
    Cricket
    Tennis
    Boys KS3Rugby
    Health Related Fitness
    Football
    Games for understanding
    Summer Preparation
    Athletics
    Rounders
    Tennis
    Softball
    Boys KS4Hockey
    Indoor (Various)
    Ross Health & Fitness
    Football
    Indoor (Various)
    Ross Health & Fitness
    Athletics
    Softball
    Tennis
  • GCSE Physical Education

    Topics taught in Year 10 are mainly linked to the Anatomy and Physiological parts of the course, such as structure and function of the cardio-respiratory system,  various types of fitness, movement-analysis, diet and exercise, as well as Psychological areas such as Motivation and Personality.

    Year 11 mainly deals with the Socio-cultural side of the course, such as the role of the Media on sport and how hosting International Sport can have an effect on that country.

  • Key Stage 5 Courses

    Name of Course:

    AQA ‘A’ Level Physical Education

    What’s it all about?

    All different aspects of PE and Sports. This is split into 2 sections:

    • Practical 40 %
    • Theory 60 %

    What topics are covered for AS?

    • Anatomy and physiology: ( 2 Practical activities & observation and analysis )
    • Contemporary issues in PE
    • Skill acquisition

    What topics are covered for A2?

    • Exercise physiology ( 2 practical activities & observation and analysis )
    • Sports psychology
    • History of Sport and PE linked to theoretical work

    How is the subject taught?

    Superbly! (Mr Donoghue). But seriously – it is taught through note-making, presentations, quizzes, mind-maps, group work, practical sessions, exam-style questions and revision seminars.

  • Clubs and Matches

    The PE Department runs many after School clubs in all the major games, plus girls’ football, boys’ hockey, badminton and basketball. Please visit the Sports News page for details of upcoming events.

    The School runs teams in most sports and has regular matches against other schools. During lunchtimes there are inter-tutor group matches in rugby, netball, football, hockey and tennis. The highlight of the Summer Term is sports day when everyone has a chance of competing in their chosen activity and earning points for their tutor group.

    The department also runs many trips and visits, which have recently included a Rugby/Netball tour to Canada (for years 10/11) and day trips to the Millennium Stadium, Twickenham, Edgbaston and SWALEC Stadium.