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Physical Education


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.


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.


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.


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