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    Physical Education

"Participation, enjoyment, experience, excellence"

Our inclusive curriculum is based on enjoyment, participation, creating positive experiences and developing excellence. Our aim is to inspire our students to take part in regular physical activity and lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

At key stage 3, pupils will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident, and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports, and activities out of school and in later life and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity. 

Pupils will be taught to: Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis), develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports (for example, athletics and gymnastics), perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms, take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group. They will be taught to analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Students are encouraged to take part in competitive sports and to take part in activities outside of school through community links or sports clubs.

At Key Stage Four, students take part in 'core PE' for four hours a fortnight and can opt to take GCSE Physical Education or Cambridge National Sport Studies (details below), which also involves five theory lessons a fortnight. In core PE students are encouraged to build upon the skills learnt at Key Stage Three and develop personal fitness to promote a healthy, active lifestyle.

There is an extensive extra-curricular timetable offered to all students throughout Key Stage Three and Four, with daily lunch time and after school clubs. There are also opportunities to represent the school in a number of fixtures against other schools in a range of sports.

Subject Resources

Pearson Edexcel GCSE Physical Education

BBC Bitesize

Cambridge Nationals - Sport Studies Level 1/2 Award/Certificate - J803, J813 - OCR


Knowledge Organisers


PE Department Staff