Physical Education

Faculty: Physical Education

Head of Faculty: Mrs P Wilson

Throughout Key Stage 3 students are taught PE in ability groups. Students receive 2 hours of PE a week. Assessments are completed every half term to track and monitor the progress of students in each physical activity. Feedback is provided to students in terms of the range and quality of skills taught. Students are also assessed throughout the year across all activities on physical attributes, skill application and leadership skills. Targets for further improvement are then shared with students.

At Key Stage 4 all students continue to be taught a compulsory 1 hour per week PE lesson.   Students can choose the following options to develop the subject further. These options are: GCSE PE, GCSE Dance, Cambridge National Sport Studies.


Exam Board Specification

The specification code for GCSE PE is J587. Click here to view the GCSE specification

GCSE PE study OCR GCSE Physical Education (J587).  Graded 1-9.

GCSE Dance study AQA (8236)  Graded 1-9

Cambridge National Sport Studies (j803-j813) Graded Merit – Distinction *

All the above option choices have 3 hours per week in year 10 and 2 hours per week in year 11.

Assessments for the above options cover theory, practical and non-examined assessments, for further details, please refer to the year 9 options booklet.


Overview of the PE Curriculum

Students are taught a broad and balanced curriculum at KS3 and KS4, below is a list of activities delivered:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Leadership
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Trampoline
  • Volleyball

* Please note not all year groups will cover all the activities every year.

Students can opt for GCSE PE/ GCSE Dance/ Cambridge National Sport Studies. In their compulsory 1 hour lesson students will have an option to participate in a variety of activities listed above.

Additional Information

The Physical Education Faculty provides an extensive range of enrichment opportunities. There are numerous clubs and competitive events that students can attend; students can refer to the enrichment timetable displayed in form rooms.