During KS3 students will participate in four hours of physical education every two-week cycle. Students will have one outside lesson for two hours and two indoor lessons which are an hour each.
Term 1 and 2
In these terms Girls learn about football in their outside lesson while the boys learn about rugby. During the indoor lesson’s girls learn about basketball while the boys learn about badminton.
Term 3 and 4
In these terms Girls learn about netball in their outside lesson while the boys learn about football. During the indoor lesson’s girls learn about badminton while the boys learn about basketball.
Term 5 and 6
In these terms Girls and Boys learn about athletics in their outside lesson and during the indoor lessons both girls boys learn about rounders/cricket and orienteering and problem solving.
Health and Fitness
During each year, the practical lessons have an underlying health and fitness area which the students learn about. In terms 1 and 2 the students learn about the muscular system and how it responds to exercise and sport, while in terms 3 and 4 the students learn about the cardiorespiratory system and its response to exercise and sport. In terms 5 and 6 the students learn about the different types of fitness and the energy systems and how these are improved tested and used in sport. At the end of each term students will sit a test on the area learnt, revision sheets for these tests can be found below.
Extra Curricular Sport
At Astor we offer students the opportunity to further develop their skills and chalange themselves even more than in the lessons, by offering a variety of extra-curricular clubs at lunchtime and after college. In addition to these clubs we are involved in inter-school, district and Kent competitions, in which we run teams in all years.