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Physical Education

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.  Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”  Michael Jordan 2003.

The physical education department aims to promote physical activity and wellbeing through a range of team and individual activities. Through practical lessons and extra-curricular activities, we plan to inspire all pupils to continue to be physically active inside and outside of school and long into the future. We see physical education as key to personal development, especially leadership, communication and teamwork, allowing pupils to develop these life skills in a sporting environment.  

Subject Leader:  Mr B Smith ([email protected])

Key stage 3 Physical Education:

 “It’s really fun playing all of the different sports and learning new skills, especially at after school clubs where we can compete against other schools in the area.”  Harry, Year 7.

In key stage 3, the curriculum is designed to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Pupils will be given the opportunity to become physically confident in a way that supports the development of their health and fitness.

The curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives.

Throughout KS3 pupils will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, becoming more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games including badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, lacrosse, volleyball and table tennis.
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports including athletics and gymnastics.
  • Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Key stage 4 Physical Education:

 “I really enjoy learning about the theory of sport in my BTEC option lessons which have shown me that there is so much more to sport than actually playing and it is now a potential career choice for me.”  Lauren Year 10.   

In Core PE pupils have the opportunity to take ownership of their curriculum and select physical activities that interest them with a hope that this can lead to life-long participation in sport.

  • KS4/5 BTEC Diploma in Sport
  • KS4/5 BTEC National in Sport


Key stage 5 Physical Education:

 “The level of detail within the course will really prepare me for university and I am pleased that I am able to access the top grade through the excellent teaching that I receive.”  Ben Year 13

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