Sport, Activity and Fitness

Key Stage 4 Sport, Activity and Fitness Curriculum Intent 

Here at Meopham School studying sport at Key Stage 4 as an option gives students the opportunity to build confidence as a leader. Students gain knowledge of the components of fitness as well as how to test and train to improve these areas. We also look into the effects of different lifestyle factors and the importance of nutrition, linking to the components of fitness. We feel it is important for students to learn these factors as they need to know how to maintain and continue to have a healthy active lifestyle outside of school leading into adulthood.

Students also gain an in-depth knowledge of our body systems, how they function and the effects of exercise on these body systems. Again, this is knowledge that will help them in maintaining a healthy active lifestyle as they can understand how their own bodies work and can see the importance of exercise.

As we focus on building students as strong leaders, we think it is important for students to take on extra responsibilities therefore we ensure that students also build a basic knowledge of injuries and first aid. Students can then further develop their knowledge of how our bodies work.

We focus on building strong leaders as leadership skills can help students across all aspects of life. No matter if they want a career in sport, they can use the skills of being a leader to support them to progress in other careers but also have the knowledge to lead healthy, active lifestyles. 

 Key Stage 4 - Sport Overview