The Physical Education (PE) curriculum follows the National Curriculum from KS3 through to KS5. PE is used to develop social interaction and teamwork skills, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle through movement and exercise. PE utilises play to deliver a therapeutic approach to developing physical and motor skills. PE has pupils’ occupational therapy needs at its very heart and specialist teachers deliver lessons with input from experienced on-site occupational therapists.
Throughout the year, pupils access a diverse range of activities, including: swimming, gymnastics, football, handball, badminton, basketball, rounders, athletics, circuit training, ten-pin bowling and ice skating. All pupils at Hillingdon Manor will have PE on their timetable.
For those pupils that wish to pursue PE at a more rigorous academic level, Hillingdon Manor has formed a beneficial partnership with Abbotsfield School which allows a select few to be able to study BTEC Sport Level 2.
The course typically takes three years and is equivalent to one GCSE. During the course pupils will study sports science, where they will learn about the body and how it works and responds to training and fitness. Pupils will also be required to lead sporting activities and will be assessed on their ability to critique their personal performance. The course is assessed through examination (20%), evidence portfolios and coursework.