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What is the difference between PE and School Sport?

Posted on 14th November 2016 by Jimmy Haarhoff

Physical Education and School Sport are two terms that are often mistankenly used interchangeably. Although there are similarities, their differences make them two seperate topics. 

A Definition 

Physical Education is the planned learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time. This will involve all students.

School Sport does not take place within the set curriculum, instead takes place outside of school learning hours. It still involves structured learning. 

The Key Differences 

  • PE is focused on developing key skills such as catching and running, whereas School Sport is more intense exercise which requires skills 
  • Sport often involves playing competitively, whereas PE is not 
  • PE classes are compulsory in schools until the age of 16 
  • PE goals are those that educate students on personal development, whereas Sports goals refer to performace achieved 
  • PE involves children learning and experiencing a range of activities, School Sports broaden these activites and skills 

 

Both Physical Education and School Sports are important for a childs learning and development through physical activity 


If you want to engage your child in unique, fun, energising sports, call S2S Courses today on 0121 222 5464 or email info@s2scourses.co.uk

 

 

Jimmy Haarhoff

By Jimmy Haarhoff

Jimmy is Steps2Sport's Managing Director. His vision is to inspire children, young people and families for life.

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