Physical Education

Physical Education is a compulsory subject throughout years seven to thirteen. Lessons develop teamwork, cooperation, resilience, determination, loyalty and creativity.

Opportunities for physical challenge, analysis and evaluation of performances and the development of personal fitness levels feature strongly within lessons. These activities provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead a healthy active lifestyle in to their adult lives.

Sport is an important part of the curriculum. There are numerous opportunities for extra-curricular activity before, during and after school. Competitive fixtures against other schools are held throughout the school year in a range of sports. In addition, fitness activities and other non-competitive sports are provided for those who want to keep fit, play and engage socially with their peers.  

STAFF

Head of Department

Miss S Minto - sminto@morehousemail.org.uk

 

Mr L Garwood - directorofstudies@morehousemail.org.uk

 

Mrs K Mercer - kdennis@morehousemail.org.uk

AIMS

The enthusiastic Physical Education department aims to provide More House girls with many opportunities to enjoy exciting lessons, outstanding extra-curricular sport and a broad and balanced curriculum that caters for all. 

Core PE Years 7-11

A broad range of topic areas are covered in the lower school. The girls are provided with opportunities to study a variety of invasion games including netball, hockey and football, gymnastics, healthy active lifestyles, outdoor and adventurous activities, rounders and athletics. 

As the girls progress through the school they are encouraged to take on additional roles in lessons other than that of the performer. In Year 10 the girls participate programme enabling them to experience other sporting roles such as an umpire, coach, referee or analyst to broaden their physical education experience. From a social and psychological perspective, explicit learning outcomes and expectations require pupils to develop self-discipline, resilience, respect and consideration for other performers. Year 11 students select options of study from a range of activities including indoor climbing, fitness classes and a fitness programme. Sixth Form students participate in 'Sixth Form Drill' whereby girls select to participate in a range of fitness classes or tennis.

A strong sense of teamwork and team responsibility is developed through House Sport which features at the end of each unit of work. 

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YEARS 10 & 11 - GCSE SYLLABUS  (EDEXCEL)

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SIXTH FORM - A LEVEL SYLLABUS (OCR)

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Clubs and activities

More House has a very active sporting programme offering a wide range of competitive and non-competitive activities. There really is an activity/event or sport out there for everyone whether it is as part of a team or for their own individual enjoyment. A typical term hosts over 40 competitive fixtures for all age groups, playing against other leading independent schools from central London. These are primarily in the traditional sports of: netball, hockey, rounders, swimming and athletics (both track and cross country).

More House has strong links with the EPIC Sport (the Borough sport development team) who regularly host events such as indoor rowing, indoor athletics, outdoor athletics and the netball league. More House maintains a strong, visible presence at these borough events throughout the school year. 

We encourage girls to participate in inter-house competitions held throughout the year. Sports day, St. Thomas More rounders day, the House 10km run, Wacky Olympics, House netball competitions provide much excitement, the opportunity to support others and to enjoy the traditional values associated with competitive sport. 

In April 2016 the Physical Education team took 40 students on the ski trip to Sugarloaf, USA. Pupils from Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 had the opportunity to participate in a week's skiing at a well-known American resort. In 2017 the team will return to the U.S but will experience skiing on the west coast before an exciting stop-over in Los Angeles, California. The aim of the ski trip is to provide pupils from an inner city background the opportunity to participate in physical activity in an environment that they would not typically experience. Pupils also have the opportunity to visit professional sporting events such as Superleague Netball matches and other elite sporting activites.