|Key Stage 3|
|In Key Stage 3 students will experience a wide variety of sports, from those which encourage teamwork, such as football, netball and handball, to those which provide the opportunity for them to strive towards their own maximum performance, such as athletics. When first joining the school all students will study gymnastics, learning basic skills which they can transfer into other activity areas. This is a key skill in Physical Education, allowing students to recognise where techniques and systems can be implemented across a range of different sports. Girls will focus on netball in their outdoor lessons, while boys are introduced to full contact rugby, many for the first time. Throughout the year lessons are split between outdoor and indoor activities, with students receiving 2 hours of each over a fortnight.|
|Key Stage 4|
|In Key Stage 4 the main focus of P.E. is to provide students with a taste of activities in which they may choose to participate outside of the school environment. In recent years’ sports such as American football, aerobics and futsal have all become a regular part of the curriculum, giving an insight into sports of other cultures and a chance to experience many new activities for the first time.
There is also the opportunity to study P.E. at GCSE, a course which provides the theory behind the practical elements of sport.
In year 10 the main focus of the course is to examine why and how people become involved in sport, studying initiatives run by governing bodies and looking in depth at the various components of fitness required for different sports.
In year 11 students are required to study the physiological elements of performance, focussing on how anatomical systems impact on sports performance. The theory element of the course is coupled with a large practical element, offering students the chance to be assessed in 4 sports as part of their final grade.
For more information about the GCSE course, including past exam papers and grading criteria please use the following link:
The experiences we offer go much further than just lesson content. We run extra-curricular activities at lunch times and after school. These may be leisure activities, practices or team training for matches. Clubs currently offered in school include football, netball, rugby, basketball, boxing and dance, as well as opportunities for students to go to outside activities such as surfing. Through work with the local council we have been able to successfully establish a new american football club, which was launched earlier this year by council leader Tom Fitzpatrick. Students are given coaching by staff, as well as outside coaches and students from the 6th Form, providing a welcoming environment for all, regardless of ability. These clubs offer the opportunity to practise skills learnt in lessons in a relaxed environment with an emphasis on game play. We have established links with several outside clubs and agencies in recent years, working alongside Holt Rugby Club, Glide Surf School and Cromer Tennis Club, as well as several others, to help provide students with experiences outside of school as well as in school. The school has recently been awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark, recognising the work we do with extra-curricular clubs, teams and events.
2015 saw Olympic Medallist and World Time Trial Champion Emma Pooley visit the school to talk to the students about her training and how sport had impacted on her life, we were extremely lucky to have such a motivated and decorated athlete join us and everyone who listened to her speak came away inspired!
We have a fine tradition of sporting excellence at Sheringham High School. We currently have teams and individuals representing district, county, East of England and professional teams, in a variety of sports and activities. Over the past year the school has competed in football, rugby and netball leagues, as well as participating in a wide range of competitions and events throughout the county. The Emerging Schools rugby tournament is an annual competition for Years 7-9, offering students the chance to play competitive rugby in small sided matches, learning the skills and rules of the game. We compete in the regional athletics and cross-country competitions across all age groups, allowing those students for whom individual activities are their preference the chance to excel. Nine of our students qualified for the County Finals in cross-country this year, a fantastic achievement. Other recent successes have included our girl’s footballers who finished as county runners up in the small sided leagues at both under 14 and 16 age groups last year. Two of our students competed for North Norfolk in the county skiing event last year, winning medals in the team competition. While competition is of course a key element of sporting fixtures, we also aim to instil the core principles of teamwork, sportsmanship, resilience and respect in all students who compete for the school, in the hope that they will continue to show these in their sporting endeavours in the future.