All members of the department believe strongly that PE should be an inclusive area of the curriculum and we try to ensure everyone at Hampstead School gets an equal chance to participate in physical activity and of breaking through any previous barriers to participation.
Mr C Squires: Head of Physical Education
Mr D Mousicos: Deputy Head of Physical Education & Head of Boys’ Extra Curricular
(Specialism: football and swimming)
Mr L Maynard: Teacher of Physical Education
(Specialism: fitness & basketball)
Everyone involved in and with the Physical Education department strive for success in many forms: through the various activities and opportunities offered to our Key Stage 3 students; through success at GCSE and BTEC Level 3 and through numerous extra-curricular practices and competitions.
Each member of the PE department has a range of specialist knowledge and skills which are shared across the department, thereby developing innovative and creative ideas to make lessons as engaging and active as possible for students of all abilities and interests.
What we aim to do:
Physical Education at Hampstead School plays a significant part in all aspects of school life in both the mainstream academic curriculum and through its far-reaching involvement in extra-curricular activities
Key Stage 3 Curriculum and Assessment:
There are two PE periods each week in this Key Stage, during which students participate in a range of different activities:
Sports (Football, netball, basketball, fitness, trampolining, swimming, dance rounders, cricket and Athletics) wherein students not only engage in different sports but are also encouraged to develop there relevant skills and understand the physical demands that are made by them.
Alternative activities are offered to students in Years 10 and 11 to ensure maximum interest and participation is carried on into Key Sage 4.
NB: Swimming - Students will have one block of swimming (6 weeks). The teachers are fully aware that the swimming ability of pupils may differ, therefore, the lessons are designed to enhance their confidence in the water, develop their technical ability and to develop fitness and enjoyment of the sport.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum and Assessment:
All students at Hampstead School will sit one of three courses at Key Stage 4: GCSE PE, GCSE Dance or Cambridge National in Sports Studies. Students enhance their knowledge of PE through practical applications, coaching and a theoretical approach in a written exam.
Each half term, the extra-curricular timetable differs slightly. Over the course of a year, the following sports are covered:
- Table Tennis
- Cheer Leading
Hampstead School continues to strive to success in all of these sporting activities. The PE department welcome all abilities to the clubs, giving their support in clubs before school, lunch time and after school. There are numerous competitions for each club through a term or school year, giving endless opportunity to participate in as much sport as possible.