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 sporting activities with the aim of developing three fundamental areas. This will be implemented via a carousel of different sports over three terms. The desired impact will be to develop students’ understanding of the following, whilst also building up their understanding of how exercise contributes to improved mental health and physical well-being:

  • Tactics and strategies
  • Body awareness
  • Skill acquisition

Students will also 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 sporting 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 highlight the skills needed when working within the sports industry and the subjects that can develop these skills.

Cambridge National Sport Studies (CNAT)

Our Cambridge National Sport Studies qualification offer students the chance to develop a wide range of highly desirable, transferable skills through practical means. Cambridge Nationals deliver these skills and understanding, effectively engaging and inspiring students of all abilities to achieve.

Students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

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