Every child is encouraged to be active at DCIS. We believe that a strong mind needs a strong body and our specialist PE teachers make sure that all children get the chance to be active, challenged and also learn to be confident in the water.
Primary PE Curriculum at DCIS
The Primary Physical Education Curriculum at DCIS provides a range of movement experiences to develop students overall development. The purpose is to support all students to develop a foundation for an active life.
The Lower Primary level focuses on fundamental motor skills such as locomotor, non-locomotor and manipulative skills with application of movement concepts to develop efficiency, and versatility in students’ performance. The swimming programme focuses on building water confidence, safety around the pool and basic strokes.
The Upper Primary level extends by developing an understanding of how to apply the fundamental skills to competitive situations including athletics and invasion games. The swimming programme focuses on developing and refining their stroke technique. Additionally, students have the opportunity to represent the school in the many local and international competitions we compete in.
Secondary PE Curriculum at DCIS
The Secondary Physical Education Curriculum at DCIS expands and builds upon the fundamental skills learnt during the primary years. The purpose is to support and allow all students to leave DCIS with the knowledge and knowhow of how to maintain a healthy active life, whilst developing a passion for sport.
In Key Stage 3, we introduce a variety of individual activities and team games. The students will be taught the skills and rules to enable them to play a variety of games and develop their knowledge in a number of activities. Core fundamentals of sport are taught and pupils will develop their leadership skills both on and off of the playing field. The swimming programme focuses on increasing stroke knowledge as well as introducing water-polo.
During KS4, GCSE PE is offered alongside the core PE programme. In core PE pupils can expect a more games based approach with the emphasis being on developing tactical knowledge in game situations.
In GCSE PE pupils are taught through both theory and practical elements.