The Physical Education (PE) programme aims to support the ethos of the school in educating students for life, creating a well rounded individual ready for the challenges of life after leaving Amery Hill School. Students follow a programme of study intended to help develop physical, social and moral well-being. Students are offered a wide and varied curriculum with many different activities. Activities include football, rugby, hockey, netball, badminton, basketball, volleyball, orienteering, gymnastics, dance, cricket, tennis, athletics and rounders. Within PE, we provide the opportunity for students to take on different roles, coaching and teaching their peers on performance, paying particular attention to constructive feedback which is a significant part of the learning process. The PE staff have a range of experiences across a number of sports which allows the department to differentiate activities, allowing students of all abilities to achieve and reach their potential in sport.
Students receive two lessons of core PE a week from Year 7 which continues through to Year 11. Year 7 and 8 PE lessons are currently taught in tutor groups, while Year 9 students are taught in ability based groups. Activities change every 3-4 weeks throughout the academic year and are also seasonal. Students are offered a wide and varied curriculum with many different activities. Students are encouraged to work both independently and in small groups to demonstrate and develop good teamwork and co-operation skills.
Students are given the opportunity to take GCSE PE to further enhance their understanding and skill level of sport. The final examination for GCSE PE consists of both practical skills and theoretical knowledge being tested. In Year 11 PE students can choose their study pathway giving them more ownership over the activities they participate in. Each class will be given the opportunity to visit Alton Sports Centre for a half term within their chosen route.
Whilst having high expectations of students' behaviour and setting challenging and stimulating lesson objectives, we always make lessons as enjoyable as possible. All students are also regularly encouraged to further their interests in PE by attending extra-curricular clubs. We offer a varied extra-curricular programme, aiming to offer something for everyone. Traditional sports such as Rugby, Football, Hockey, Netball, Badminton and Athletics are all very popular with students. We will always look to revise our extra-curricular programme if there is a level of interest in other sports and activities, for example Cheerleading and the Rock Challenge dance performance has been added in recent years. Sports clubs run both at lunch time and after school, every day of the week, and there is a club for every student!
As a school we are incredibly proud of lots of our students who have represented the school, district, county and at a national level in a range of sports.