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Physical Education

Subject Team Leader: C Hole

Key information about subject:

Physical Education is a key part of the curriculum and all students will participate in this subject at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. We actively encourage high levels of participation in order to promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Although we value the importance of competition, we are also extremely inclusive, allowing all students the opportunity to achieve success.

As well as timetabled PE lessons, we also offer all of our students an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs and teams, including football, netball, gymnastics, basketball, badminton, fitness, table-tennis, cricket, rounders, indoor rowing, swimming and athletics. In addition to this, we offer students the chance to attend a residential ski trip every two years.

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Curriculum outline

Key Stage 3

Students will be taught a broad and balanced curriculum in Physical Education. At Key Stage 3, students will have three PE lessons per fortnight.  Activities are seasonal and the order of teaching will vary from class to class, depending on the facilities available; however, all students will cover activities from the lists below.

Autumn and Spring Term

Boys Girls
Football Football
Rugby Netball
Basketball Rugby
Badminton Badminton
Health Related Fitness Basketball
Gymnastics Gymnastics
Alternative Games Health Related Fitness

Summer Term

Boys Girls
Athletics Athletics
Cricket Rounders
Rounders Cricket
Softball Alternative games

Students will be assessed for each activity through teacher observation. Formal assessment will take place three times a year and will be calculated using:

  • 3 best practical assessments (one team sport, one individual sport and any other)
  • 20 mark written assessment
  • Fitness test


Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, all students will be timetabled one compulsory PE lesson per week. The activities covered will follow on from the KS3 curriculum however more emphasis will be placed on lifelong participation, healthy active lifestyles and competition.

Students will also have the opportunity to choose to study Physical Education as an examination course and will therefore receive a further two lessons of examination PE per week.

Potential future career pathways in subject area


Sports coaching

PE Teaching

Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

Sports Scientist