Physical Education

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Physical Education Faculty
Mr S Lawrence   Head of PE - Technology Teacher
Miss H Gallant PE Teacher - BTEC Coordinator - 2nd in PE
Mrs R Brown PE Teacher - D of E Coordinator
Miss A Costin PE  - ICT Teacher - Barnard House Leader
Mr D Dann PE - ICT Teacher - Rivers House Leader
Mr A Francis    Assistant Headteacher  - PE  - Food Tech Teacher - Designated Senior Person                   
Mrs S Murphy            PE Teacher - Head of Year 11
Mr A Palmer PE Teacher - PSc

Physical Education and sport plays a central role in the life of Leventhorpe. Our dedicated team of eight experienced professionals ensures that there are opportunities for everyone to gain an understanding of the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle and, more importantly, to find an enjoyable way in which to do so. Our goal is provide our students with enjoyable experiences that will motivate them to engage in activities that they enjoy for the rest of their lives.

The School’s facilities are arguably the best in the East of Hertfordshire with access to a new £5.5 million Sports Centre which includes a sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, all-weather astro-turf , five acres of sports fields and tennis courts.

Curricular Activities 

  • KS3 - Key Stage 3 indoor lessons include fitness, badminton, dance, basketball, orienteering and table tennis.  In outdoor lessons students will cover football, rugby union, hockey, netball, cross country, rugby league, rounders, cricket, tennis and athletics.
  • KS4 -  At Key Stage 4, students again have a wide range of options available to them, where they will get the chance to improve their skills in many of the sports above a well as complete fitness programmes, take part in aerobics and have the opportunity to take part in the Sports Leaders Level 1 qualification. 
  • Students in KS4 will also have the opportunity to select to study at GCSE level.  This course allows pupils to gain an understanding of how the human body reacts to exercise as well as tackling some of the more contemporary issues involved in sport.  Practical performance and analysis of performance will also be assessed in this course.
  • KS5 PE - All students will take part in PE once a fortnight. Students will be able to choose what activity they take part in, and be asked to wear appropriate kit of their choice.
  • Level 3 BTEC Sports and Exercise Science:
    Year 12 – Students will study towards to exams in year 12, Unit 1 Physiology in Sport and Exercise, and Unit 2 Anatomy for Sport and Exercise. They will also complete two units of coursework, one focussing on fitness testing, and one on research in sports and exercise
    Year 13 – Students will study toward one controlled assessment, Unit 3 Sports Psychology, and also complete three units of coursework, Sports coaching, Sports Massage, and a Research project.

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Extra-Curricular Clubs

The faculty extra-curricular programme at lunchtime, after school and at weekends is extensive and includes recreational clubs and activities as well as competitive sports.  These are extremely well attended at all ages and operate very successfully with support from parents, students and staff. Please click here for a schedule of the extra-curricular PE clubs currently available.

Curriculum Overview

Ski Trip 2020 Presentation

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