Physical Education

Physical Education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical Education provides opportunity for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as an individual in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles.

Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan perform, and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences, and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.


Key Stage 3


Year 7

In year 7, students study the following sports: Rugby, Football, Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Handball, Dodgeball, Badminton, Dance, Gym, Athletics, Softball, Rounders and Cricket. Students aims and objective in year 7 are:

  • To know and understand basic rules of the sport and vocabulary.
  • How to warm up and cool down, basic muscles and names.
  • Analyse theirs and others performance.
  • Develop employability, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Take part in competitive sports (after school)
  • Pitch dimensions, players positions, attack and defense stragies, roles and responsibilities.

Year 8

In year 8, students study the following sports: Rugby, Football, Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Handball, Dodgeball, Badminton, Dance, Gym, Athletics, Softball, Rounders and Cricket. Students aims and objective in year 8 are:

  • Analyse theirs and others performance.
  • Develop technique
  • Develop employability, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Take part in competitive sports (after school)
  • Use a range of tatics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games.


Key Stage 4 – Core PE


Year 9

At Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11) all pupils will continue to have 2 hours of Core PE per week. Students aims and objective in year 9 are:

  • Understand and apply long term health benefits.
  • Develop a variety of tactics.
  • Develop technique to improve in other sports.
  • Develop use of technical language.
  • Broader understanding of rules and regulations.

Year 10

Students aims and objective in year 10 are:

  • Take part in outdoor education activities.
  • Demonstrate improvement across a range of activities.
  • Develop leadership and coaching skills and qualities.
  • Adopt healthy, active, lifestyle habits.

Year 11

Students aims and objective in year 11 are:

  • Attend fitness factory gym.
  • Develop leadership and coaching roles.
  • Regularly take part in competitive sports & activities outside of school, through community links or sports clubs.


Cambridge National PE


Year 9

Students begin studying the OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies course. They will start by studying the relationship between Sport and the Media, firstly, how sport is covered differently across the range of media outlets for example television and internet. They will then develop an understanding of the positive and negative effects that media can have on sport and individual athletes and be able to evaluate the impact media coverage has on sport. The students will produce a piece of coursework, presented in a format of their choice, to meet the criteria set for this unit of work.

move onto the Developing sports skills unit. In this unit they will learn the key components of performance for an individual and team performer, looking at skills and techniques, creativity, use of tactics, understanding of different roles and positions and decision making

As well as being a performer, students will learn how to officiate in sporting activities, by applying rules and regulations and using correct signals for example. In this unit students will also have to evaluate their performances and be able to identify areas of personal strength and weakness and know what to do in order for them to improve. During this unit students will learn about the different types of skill and methods of practice which will help them identify their weaknesses and inform them on how to improve.

Year 10

In year 10 the students look at the Contemporary issues in sport. They learn about the different groups of people who participate in sport, any barriers that may exist which stop others from joining in and some of the solutions that try and help people to participate. They will also get to look at how popularity of a sport affects participation and what the growth of new/emerging sports is like in the UK. How new/emerging sports are supported will also be covered in this unit when they learn about the roles of the National Governing Bodies and what initiatives they have to develop their sport at both the elite and grass roots level.

In this year students learn how sport can be used as a vehicle to promote positive values and behaviour and the affect this can have on communities. Communities are also affected by the hosting of major sporting events, the students will learn about the benefits and draw backs of hosting such events e.g. London 2012. Their understanding of this unit will be assessed via a written exam.

Year 11

The final unit concerns Sports Leadership. Students will learn about different leadership roles and responsibilities and the personal qualities which are desirable for those positions. Students will learn how to plan sports activity sessions, taking into account the content to be covered as well as the safety considerations involved. The students will be responsible for planning and delivering sessions and motivating the participants then evaluating the success of the sessions.