Physical Education

We aim to give all students the desire and ability to be lifelong participants in physical activity.

Innovative and exciting lessons will create informed and enthused students who will possess the motor skills, physical fitness and understanding of concepts that foster healthy lifestyles. Leadership and autonomy will be promoted, as will competition with due consideration for fair play and sportsmanship.

Head of Faculty

Mr C. Hamilton (

Subject Hours per Week (KS3) Hours per Week (KS4) Exam Specification
PE 2 YR11 Core: 2
YR10 Core: 1 or 2(CNat Sport)
Option subject: 3
OCR Physical Education (J587)
Cambridge National Level 1/2 Certificate in Sport (J813)

Key Stage 3

The rationale behind our KS3 curriculum is to give the students an opportunity to access a range of different activities with the sole aim of developing three fundamental areas. This will be implemented via a carousel of different sports over three terms. Students will be given the chance to revisit particular sports throughout KS3. The repetition of skills will hopefully develop student’s awareness of sport and how it changes over time. Furthermore, we hope the reoccurrence of sports develops a long term committed relationship to a sport of their choice. The desired impact of the curriculum will be to develop the students understanding of the following:

  • Tactics and strategies
  • Body awareness
  • Skill acquisition

Consequently, students will be able apply these concepts within a competitive situation making them more effective as an athlete.

Key Stage 4

The rationale behind our KS4 curriculum is to encourage a positive mind-set towards physical activity and exercise. Increasing the mental well-being and confidence of all students. We will achieve this outcome by allowing the students to experience a range of activities, which not only develop their physical fitness but also increase their awareness to the importance of physical activity and exercise.

Throughout the KS4 curriculum, students will be able to explore local facilities within their communities. This experience will provide the students with the knowledge and understanding of what career opportunities are available in sport and how to access them. This will allow the students to highlight the skills needed when working within the sports industry and the subjects that can develop these skills.

Termly Focus Associated Sports
Tactics and Strategies
Performance Team
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Tag Rugby
  • Table Tennis (doubles)
  • Handball
Body awareness
Performance individual (fitness)
  • HRF
  • Boxing
  • Trampolining
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics
Skill acquisition
Performance individual (competition/striking and fielding)
  • Badmington
  • Table tennis (singles)
  • Baseball
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Softball
  • Athletics
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