CORE PE (YEAR 9, 10, 11)

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.


Exam Board

OCR Cambridge National level 1/2

Course Content

This Sport Studies qualification is the equivalent to one x GCSE and offers students the chance to develop different types of skills through largely practical lessons and activities; communication, problem solving, team work, evaluation and analysis, performing under pressure, and formulating written findings from practical investigation.  These are all transferable skills which can be learnt and assessed throughout the course and utilised on many higher educational courses such at level 3 Cambridge Technical Sport and Physical Activity and sporting employment settings. The course has been designed with practical and engaging ways of teaching, studying the following over the two year course. 

Topics students will study;

  • Developing sports skills – Practical assessment and coursework
  • Sports leadership – Practical assessment and coursework
  • Sport in the media– Coursework/assignment
  • Contemporary issues in sport – 1 hour Exam paper (Year 11).

Useful Subject & Revision Websites

Exam unit – Contemporary issues in Sport

Exam Success

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Exam Board

OCR Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity –Extended Certificate

Exam units: 
Unit 1 – Body Systems and The Effects of Physical Activity 
Unit 3 – Sports Organisation and Development 

Course Content

This is a two year course which equates to one A-Level and recognised by all universities.  Over the duration of the course students will have the opportunity to take part in many practical lessons and different sports. They will also have the chance to lead and coach school sports teams and sporting tournaments.  There are also many theory aspects to the course which are taught in exciting and practical ways.  
Over the two years students will study the following units:
  • Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity (90 GLH) – Exam paper
  • Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership (90GLH) – Coursework/practical assessment
  • Sports Organisation and Development (60GLH) – Exam paper
  • Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activities (60GLH) – Practical assessment/coursework
  • Organisation of Sports Events (60GLH) – Coursework/practical assessment 

Useful Subject & Revision Websites

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity (Paperback edition by Helen Bray and Scott Chapman (28 Oct 2016))

Contribution to SMSC

Spiritual Education in PE

Students develop a variety of skills, e.g. performing a routine in trampolining or dance, which allows the pupils to express their feelings and emotions as well as be amazed by what their bodies can achieve.

Moral Education in PE

Students have the opportunity to understand how PE can influence their healthy living and lifestyle. PE highlights the advantages of health and lifestyle through team sports and health related fitness. Students are also able to understand the rules of activities and the reasons why they need to abide by them and understand what fair play is.

Social Education in PE

Students have the opportunity to work as a team, as well as reflect on feelings of determination and enjoyment. Students are given the role of a coach or leader to develop their social skills in co-operation, communication, commitment, loyalty and team work.

Cultural Education in PE

Students are given the opportunity to learn games, dances, rules and regulations from different traditions and countries, including their own.  They will also appreciate the differences between male and female roles within sport, performers, officials and leaders.
Examples of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education in PE include:
  • Students reflecting on values surrounding competition, which includes ‘winning at all costs’ as well as sportsmanship and fair play
  • Students learning how to handle success and defeat with dignity
  • Giving time for group discussions based on the lesson objectives and outcomes, as well as listening to other people’s opinions and giving feedback
  • Students being introduced to tactics and strategies in sport
  • Students developing their moral stance through developing a sense of fair play and positive sporting behaviour, as well as reflecting on the need for rules
  • Students discovering the role of sport and other activities in from different traditions and countries
  • Students becoming aware of different cultural attitudes towards aspects of physical activity


We also offer an exciting range of extra-curricular activities and run many thriving and successful teams and clubs;
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Fitness Suite
  • Table Tennis
  • Dodgeball
  • Trampolining
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
The Physical Education Department provides all students the opportunity to get involved in sports trips and events; Trinity Mile, Sports Relief activities, Sports Day, trips to Manchester United, Loughborough and Worcester Universities, PGL Netball and Football tour, just to mention a few.