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Brentford School
for Girls and Sixth Form

Physical Education

Curriculum

PE is a very popular subject in the school. Our students take part in a variety of activities to improve their skills, take part in a variety of competitive situations and develop leadership and communication skills that can be used in life beyond school. Students have the opportunity to be performers, coaches and officiators.  A variety of teaching methods are used and students are encouraged to develop their own practices and lead parts of the lesson. Enrichment opportunities are available through a variety of clubs and students can represent the school in various teams.

KEY STAGE 3

All students receive two periods of PE teaching a week. The curriculum is designed to give students a broad overview of a variety of different sporting activities.  The Year 7 curriculum has a focus on skill acquisition and development.  Year 8 further develops skills into more competitive game situations and develops leadership skills and Year 9 consolidates activities with a focus on coaching and officiating as well as refining skills.

KEY STAGE 4 – Core PE

In KS4 student have two Core PE lessons and the philosophy of Core PE is to develop confidence in new activities, understand how sport can be a vehicle to de-stress and understand the importance of fitness for life beyond school.  There is no exam for Core PE and the students have a choice of activities in Y11.

KEY STAGE 4 – GCSE/BTEC PE

Students can opt to take GCSE/BTEC PE at KS4 and will follow the course over two years.  The course has a practical element that accounts for 60% of the course and a theory element that accounts for 40% of the course.  The theory element includes learning about body systems, health and fitness, nutrition and the social element of sport and fitness.  The practical element will focus on a variety of sports and the final assessment includes four sports from two different categories along with two pieces of written coursework.

The activities taught in PE are:

  • Netball, Hockey, Football, Badminton, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Rounders, Tennis and Cricket, Fitness, and Aerobics