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PE

“Humans move in order to satisfy a need”

Rudolf Laban

The Cape Cornwall School curriculum ensures that all our students have the opportunity for academic and personal development across a broad range of subjects and experiences. It combines equality of opportunity to our core learning with opportunities for students to make individual choices regarding their learning experiences.  Acquisition of knowledge and transferable skills are the cornerstones of our student’s progress, and we place a high value on building their understanding of community, place and social justice. Lessons and other learning experiences are sequenced to build on students’ prior knowledge and ensure that students deepen their knowledge of each subject and the interconnection between subjects and their global context.

Our curriculum is the foundation to achieving our Core Principles:

● Students leave Cape with high-value achievements and the life skills and resilience that provide a platform for future success and happiness.

● We are inspired to work together to research, design and implement highly effective and sustainable solutions to develop and maintain our thriving school community.

● Continuous improvement is achieved through a whole school culture of, and commitment to, creativity, engagement and professionalism.

What is unique to the study of PE?

PE prepares students to move for life.  Our ability to move effectively, efficiently and with energy and determination in all aspects of our life is fundamental to wellbeing.  PE also develops the characteristics and personal qualities to succeed in a competitive society and is designed to form the foundation of an active and healthy lifestyle. Key aspects are the development of physical, social and mental wellbeing.  The broader benefits of PE also include teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, communication, self-reflection and having fun. Through our carefully sequenced core PE Curriculum, extra-curricular programme and the Be Active Programme during Be Inspired, we develop the three characteristics of Excellence, Determination and Respect, which embody the Olympic values. 

We cover and extend the National Curriculum, and in this, we look to create driven students with a desire to succeed who are resilient and determined with a strong work ethic. We provide students with many learning opportunities through a wide range of physical activities, including traditional sports and a range of movement and fitness activities. Our curriculum equips students to study for PE qualifications at KS4 and beyond. At Cape Cornwall School this is the Btec Level 1/2 First Award in Sport. Through our links with external sports bodies, Colleges and universities, we can introduce students to future opportunities.