Subject Leader:

Mr J Clifton

Subject supports the whole school curriculum intent statement by ensuring:

Students in KS3 core PE (compulsory 2 hours per week):
Pupils will participate in PE lessons 2 hours per week, usually one hour indoor and one hour outside per week
Curriculum Aim: A variety of sports will be covered to develop pupils’ skills, health and fitness.

Developing essential skills and processes in physical education that pupils need to learn to make progress in a variety of sports. Refine and adapt skills into techniques to develop the precision, control and fluency of their skills. i.e. table tennis serves.
Recognise hazards and make decisions about how to control any risks to themselves and others. Pupils should be able to develop their physical strength, stamina, speed and flexibility to cope with the demands of different activities and build their mental determination to succeed.

Students in KS4 in core PE (compulsory 1 hour per week):
Pupils will participate in PE lessons one hour per week, usually a mixture of inside and outside.
Curriculum Aim: A variety of sports to be repeated to further improve pupils’ skills, health and fitness. These are essential skills and processes to improve the range, difficulty and quality of their skills and techniques. This will help to develop the consistency with which they use and perform skills with precision, control. Pupils will be making and applying decisions as well as developing physical and mental capacity. Pupils should be able to link physical activity with diet, work and rest for personal health and wellbeing, they should also start to make informed decisions about getting involved in a lifetime of healthy physical activities that suit their needs and interests.

Students in KS4 Btec Tech award (option choice yr10 & 11)
Btec tech award: Pearson Edexcel examination board

Currently 2 hours per week, 25 % of this course is Practical based, pupils need to have a good base knowledge of two sports and should be participating in sports outside of school within their own interests.

Three components will be covered

  1. Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity
  2. Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance
  3. Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants Performance in Sport and Physical Activity
  4. Syllabus online

Students in KS5:

Ks5 Physical education in not compulsory and is therefore an option in KS5 but they should have taken PE as an option at ks4 to progress onto this course:

5 hours per week study time, 4 units to be covered over 2 year, mostly written work, unit 5 has 5 hours of practical involved, there is no other practical engagement.

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology – exam 90 min
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being – exam 2hr 30 mins
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry – coursework
Unit 5: application of fitness testing – coursework

Syllabus online

Curriculum Journey:

Extra-curricular Information:

Extracurricular clubs for a variety of activities take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays afterschool in the sports hall and outside. Activities are available during the year but are dependent on facilities available which could include trampolining, netball, football, basketball, table tennis and rock climbing, some clubs are weather dependent and if raining will be cancelled due to health and safety concerns. Summer activities include rounders, cricket, tennis, basketball and athletics.

There is a variety of school teams throughout the year which include football, netball, rounders, cricket, athletics and cross country running etc.

Please ensure pupils refer to the schools termly PE extra-curricular timetable in the PE department and / or the website for exact times and activities.

Possible areas of future study:

if pupils take the PE option in ks4 and successfully attain a merit or above they will be able to choose the ks5 option btec extended certificate in sport. If they successful complete this course they will be able to apply for university with their other subjects’ grade.

Possible future careers:

Possible career choices can range greatly from a PE teacher, a sports coach to a Physiotherapist. Obviously, dependant on experiences and qualifications achieved whilst studying their area of interest.

Additional help/support/links:

PE core lessons
Please can we remind you that all pupils need to bring PE kit at all times when they have PE lessons, this includes when ill or injured! Pupils will be expected to change into kit and go out with the group whatever the weather or circumstance. Please provide a note explaining any issues or problems if they can not participate.

Details about boys’ PE kit and girls’ PE kit can be found on our uniform pages.

Encourage participation in extra-curricular activities in school and encourage participation in activities outside of school if your child is thinking of an option choice in PE at ks4.

Parents and carers can support their child by ensuring they have their PE kit ready for PE lessons Days and by monitoring the completion of homework on a weekly basis as well as revising key topics for all assessments. Wider reading around different topic areas is strongly encouraged to develop a greater sense of PE particularly if a PE option is chosen!
Some useful websites to aid PE knowledge and understanding.
Exam help
Practical performance – GCSE Physical Education Revision – Edexcel – BBC Bitesize