Physical Education

Faculty: Science
Subject: Physical Education
Subject Leader: Miss R Taylor
Staff and Responsibility: Mr T Bristowe, Mrs A Brooks, Mr J Allen, Miss E Hopkins

Subject Overview

Core PE (practical lessons) will be taught making maximum use of our excellent facilities. These include: Playing fields, gymnasium, sports hall, cricket strip, a fitness suite, astroturf and a large hard play area.  We ensure that all students participate in two hours of quality PE each week delivered by outstanding teachers.

All students follow a programme of sporting activities from Football and Basketball to Trampolining and Fitness, this ensures they have had the opportunity to participant in a range of exciting sporting activities, pitched at the correct level to ensure challenge and progression for them.   Students are grouped based on their practical ability and performance at the start of each year.  The Core PE programme enables all students to become; improved performers, reflective learners, to experience officiating roles, to improve self-confidence and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Course Content

All students follow a general course in Physical Education which builds upon the activities and understanding addressed in Key Stage 3.

All units of work are designed from National Curriculum guidelines.  During Year 10 students study core units of:

  • Major game eg football/hockey
  • Minor game eg basketball
  • Trampoline
  • Fitness
  • Table tennis/badminton

Key Stage 4 Physical Education is delivered through a CORE PE options system that encourages and supports students to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding through a diverse curriculum. The aim is to offer students the opportunity to experience a range of physical activity and improve their fitness.  The course also seeks to promote the choice of a healthy lifestyle.

All students are encouraged to attend extra-curricular activities, breakfast clubs and local sports clubs. The school is justifiably proud of our Sportsmark Gold Award which recognises the important contribution that this subject makes to our students’ physical and mental development.


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